Split within poll panel, CEC wants Chawla sacked
There is a split within the Election Commission after Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswamy asked for his colleague, Naveen Chawla to be removed in a report to President Pratibha Devisingh Patil.
Aus Open: India’s Yuki Bhambri wins Boys singles title
Yuki Bhambri on Saturday won the Australian Open boys singles title defeating Alexandros-Ferdinandos Georgoudas of Germany in straight-sets.
Yuki beat Georguodas in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.
38% firms anticipate new jobs: Survey
Thirty eight percent of recruiters anticipated new jobs to be added in 2009 while 9.5 percent predicted layoffs, according to a recent survey.
Over 40 per cent recruiters in pharma, IT, ITes, retail, telecom, banking feel that there will be creation of new jobs in 2009, the survey, covering over 1500 recruiters and conducted by Naukri.com, a leading job website, said.
Price Waterhouse suspends 2 partners
Price Waterhouse on Tuesday said it suspended two of its partners — S. Gopalakrishnan and Srinivas Talluri — who worked on the accounts of the scam-hit Satyam Computer Services and who were arrested by the Andhra Pradesh CID police last week.
RBI scales down GDP growth to 7 per cent
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday revised the projection of gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2008-09 to 7 per cent with a downward bias. The central bank also projected that the inflation rate would decelerate to below 3 per cent by end-March.
Padma Vibhushan for Kakodkar, Madhavan Nair, Padma Bhushan for Shekhar Gupta, Abhinav Bindra
Department of Atomic Energy chief Dr Anil Kakodkar, ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair, Sister Nirmala of the Missionaries of Charity are among ten luminaries awarded the Padma Vibhushan this year, the country’s second highest civilian honour after the Bharat Ratna. Shekhar Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of The Indian Express, and Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra are among thirty honoured with the Padma Bhushan. Another 93 people have been awarded the Padma Shri.
India has no better friend than US: Obama
Greeting India on the occasion of the country’s 60th Republic Day, US President Barack Obama said Indians have no better friend and partner than the people of the United States
Nation celebrates 60th Republic Day
Kaleidoscopic images of India’s rich cultural diversity and the might of its military were on full display on the magnificent Rajpath in New Delhi on Monday as the nation celebrated its 60th Republic Day amid an unprecedented security cover.
We don’t need to prove our sincerity to US: Pak
Pakistan reacts coolly to US President Obama’s warning that it would be held accountable for the security in the border regions of Afghanistan and that its performance in the fight against terrorism would be linked to the financial aid to them.
Pakistan’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman Tariq Majid asked the new American administration to tone down the rhetoric.
PM will be able to attend to work soon: AIIMS docs
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was on Sunday taken off the ventilator as his health showed steady improvement, a day after he underwent a successful 11-hour bypass surgery, hospital authorities and his aides said.
“The Prime Minister is doing well. His condition is stable and improving. Doctors are happy with the progress,” media adviser to the Prime Minister’s Office Deepak Sandhu said.