Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Times of India New Delhi Edition:5/25/2011: Front Page: Counter the Dragon: India ups Africa Game (174 news)

Times of India New Delhi Edition:5/25/2011: Front Page: Counter the Dragon: India ups Africa Game (174 news)


5/25/2011: Front Page: Counter the Dragon: India ups Africa Game

Posted:

New Delhi: India took a diplomatic leap in Africa on Tuesday, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledging $5 billion for the continent's development over the next three years. Spreading out the Indian presence from agriculture to infotech to...

5/25/2011: Front Page: How to keep Pak N-arsenal safe

Posted:

The daring commando-style raid into a Pakistani naval base at Karachi on May 22 by the Pakistani Taliban has highlighted once again the poor state of physical security at sensitive infrastructure in Pakistan and the undetected infiltration by...

5/25/2011: Front Page: Brothers Stalin, Alagiri come calling, with Maran

Posted:

Following M Karunanidhi, DMK's first family turned up at the court and Tihar Jail on Tuesday to show support to Kanimozhi. The DMK MP's first encounter was with step-brother M K Stalin in court, who enquired how she was doing in jail. In the evening,...

5/25/2011: Front Page: Cong offers comfort but no help to Karuna

Posted:

New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday walked the extra mile to comfort southern ally M Karunanidhi, crestfallen by daughter Kanimozhi's arrest, and even rebuffed his arch-rival, AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa, when she sought to revive DMK's alleged links to Rajiv...

5/25/2011: Front Page: Volcanic cloud hangs over Europe getaways

Posted:

New Delhi: Panic has gripped west-bound travellers this holiday season as a fresh volcanic eruption in Iceland threatens to disrupt flights in a repeat of last April when another ash-spewing volcano converted western Europe into a no-fly zone for six...

5/25/2011: Front Page: Headley planned to infiltrate, attack Sena

Posted:

Chicago: The trial of David Headley and his co-accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Tahawwur Rana, in a Chicago courtroom is revealing startling new details every day. A day after his confession about working with Pakistan's ISI was made public,...

5/25/2011: Front Page: Gadkari pilot held at IGI with cartridge:

Posted:

A Canadian-origin pilot of a private air charter company, who was to fly BJP chief Nitin Gadkari to Mumbai, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly trying to enter the IGI airport with a cartridge in his baggage. Ghulam Nabi Azad just after he called on...

5/25/2011: Front Page: Monsoon delayed in Andamans

Posted:

| Pune: The southwest monsoon has not kept its date with the Andamans yet but the Met department maintains that is no cause for concern. The monsoon normally reaches the Andamans around May 20, but this time the weather conditions there are not yet...

5/25/2011: Front Page: Kalmadi sidelined OC officials opposing fraud

Posted:

Sacked CWG Organizing Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi not only "disregarded" the directions of the government for transparency in the process of awarding the Time Scoring Resulting system contract for CWG, he also sidelined two OC officials for opposing...

5/25/2011: Front Page: Dawood emerges as top global terrorist

Posted:

Dawood Ibrahim has evolved from a Mumbai bomber to a full-blown global terrorist. Intelligence agencies believe in the complete radicalization of the D company boss, as he finds ways to further his terror network, aided by ISI, and emerge a global...

5/25/2011: Front Page: Clampdown on errant cable operators:

Posted:

Concerned over proliferation of illegal channels and an increasing number of violations by cable operators, the I&B ministry plans to amend the Cable TV Networks Act, that will allow it to cancel licenses of errant operators.

5/25/2011: Front Page: DNA of Strauss-Kahn on maid’s clothes:

Posted:

American investigators have found traces of semen from former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on the clothes of the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault.

5/25/2011: Front Page: Online access to PF accounts in 3 mths:

Posted:

You will be able to track your provident fund (PF) account online within three months, and can take it up with regional office if it hasn't been updated.

5/25/2011: Front Page: Cong steers clear of Jairam’s IIT remark:

Posted:

Congress distanced itself from Jairam Ramesh's criticism of IITs and IIMs, saying the institutions had made a big contribution to academics in the country.

5/25/2011: Front Page: Crackdown on beacon violators:

Posted:

From June 1 Delhi Traffic Police will start prosecuting those officials who have red beacons on their government vehicles despite no entitlement for the same.

5/25/2011: Front Page: A K Seth to be cabinet secretary:

Posted:

Senior IAS officer Ajit Kumar Seth will be the country's next cabinet secretary and, will succeed K M Chandrasekhar who retires next month.

5/25/2011: Front Page: Liquor prices to rise:

Posted:

Liquor is set to get costlier by 10 to 15% from next month after Delhi government's new excise policy comes into effect.

5/25/2011: Times City: Cops target govt’s ‘red menace’

Posted:


| New Delhi: Government officials and politicians who flaunt red beacons on their cars though they are not entitled to use them will be prosecuted by the traffic police fromJune 1 this year. The TOI had carried out a campaign earlier this year against...

5/25/2011: Times City: From June 1, your peg will cost more

Posted:


New Delhi: Booze is set to get dearer in the capital by 10-15%. Starting June 1, after Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit clears the delayed excise policy, liquor is expected to cost more. While all forms of liquor will become costlier, the rise in...

5/25/2011: Times City: Muthoot: Three held, booty missing

Posted:


New Delhi: Exactly two weeks after a daylight robbery took place at Muthoot Finance, police have arrested three of the ac cused. Four other accused are still at large with almost the entire booty. Three armed men made off with over Rs 2.5 crore of...

5/25/2011: Times City: 16 lakh for biker’s road death

Posted:

A trial court has awarded a compensation of over Rs 16 lakh to the family of a 24-year-old man who died after being hit by a rashly-driven bus. "I hold that there is sufficient evidence to hold that the deceased received fatal injuries in an accident...

5/25/2011: Times City: Three held for robbing women near Saket mall

Posted:

New Delhi: A gang which used to rob young women travelling alone in autorickshaws was arrested in south Delhi on Monday. Amit Tomar (24) and Vicky (22) were held from Tuglaqabad and Pul Prahladpur while their accomplice — a minor boy — was detained,...

5/25/2011: Times City: Woman’s body in vacant plot

Posted:

New Delhi: The body of a woman in her early twenties was discovered in a vacant plot in the Gokulpuri area on Tuesday morning, said police. The incident was reported from CBlock of Gokulpuri village near street number 3. The deceased, who is around 22...

5/25/2011: Times City: Family gets

Posted:

New Delhi:

5/25/2011: Times City: GETS BOTCHED MAKEOVER

Posted:


H | istory was frozen at the ruins of Rajon ki Baoli at Mehrauli till the Archaeological Survey of India's botched makeup job gave it a garish look. Exotic designs on the 16th century monument have been concealed in a smudge of plaster and...

5/25/2011: Times City: 5L residents registered under UID

Posted:

New Delhi: Over five lakh residents of Delhi have been registered under the Unique Identification number project. The Delhi government, which is executing the Aadhar project, is expected to completethe processof registrationbyOctober. The Delhi...

5/25/2011: Times City: 500-km chase by cops for rare

Posted:


New Delhi: It's not often that acopwould travelover 500km tochase a bundleof one-rupee notes. So, if you thought Re 1 is a pittance, you are mistaken. This bundle is actually worth a bounty — Rs 32 lakh for all the 100 notes. What makes it priceless is...

5/25/2011: Times City: Discoms confident revised tariff will be ‘cost-reflective’

Posted:

NewDelhi: Aday afterDelhihighcourt directed Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) to issue fresh tariff for 2011-12, discoms are not just pleased that the previous year's tariff hasfinallybeendone away with, but are also confident that the...

5/25/2011: Times City: 1 bundle

Posted:

The trail took the cops to Bikaner where they tracked down an accomplice, Manoj, whohad receivedthe consignment. He was about to deliver it to one Mahender Kumar at Jaipur. "We also got a tip-off that the gang was planning to sell the notes through a...

5/25/2011: Times City: CITY

Posted:

It is unfortunate that civil society organisations like Parivartan of Arvind Kejriwal and Ration Vyavastha Sudhar Abhiyaan are protesting against an experimental 'cash-for-ration' plan. Their argument that the people will spend cash transfers on...

5/25/2011: Times City: Temp rises again, no respite today

Posted:

New Delhi: Summer woes returned to the capital on Tuesday after a spell of pleasant weather as mercury rose above the 40 degree Celsius mark. The weatherman has predicted similar conditions for Wednesday. The maximum rose to 40.7 degree Celsius, two...

5/25/2011: Times City: ‘Spell out rules on treatment of poor’

Posted:


New Delhi: The Delhi high court has asked the state government to display on its website the policy and guidelines regarding free treatment to poor patients, including treatment in emergency in government hospitals. Justice S Muralidhar in a recent...

5/25/2011: Times City: Sheila ready with reply to Shunglu report

Posted:

New Delhi: The Delhi government has finally put together a detailed reply to the Shunglu Committee report on city infrastructure related to the Commonwealth Games. The comprehensive reply, which promises to respond to every finding of the report, is...

5/25/2011: Times City: Discom’s save power campaign

Posted:

Power distribution company BSES on Tuesday launched the "My Cool Idea" campaign in the city inviting its customers to share ideas and suggestions on how to reduce power consumption and encourage energy conservation. Officials said the suggestions would...

5/25/2011: Times City: Distressed students call for help, kin supportive

Posted:


New Delhi: The helpline numbers for distressed students continued to buzz a day after the CBSE exam results. The centralized tele-counselling system of CBSE received more than 100 calls on Tuesday and other NGOs providing the services said they were...

5/25/2011: Times City: Schools riding high on success of bright pupils

Posted:


New Delhi: Not only students but also schools are on cloud nine after the announcement of the Class XII CBSC results. With aggregates soaring high, schools say it can't get better. Though there is one science topper, two humanities toppers and four...

5/25/2011: Times City: At Stephen’s, Class X score not relevant

Posted:

New Delhi: St Stephen's College, which will start its admission process for undergraduate courses from Wednesday, will not give weightage to Class X scores this year. According to its tutor for admissions, K M Mathew: "This year, we are not going to...

5/25/2011: Times City: Last date for CATE forms extended

Posted:


New Delhi: Delhi University has extended the sale of application forms for Common Aptitude Test for English (CATE) till May 28 apparently due to a sudden rush of aspirants. Earlier, the last date for sale of forms was May 26. "We had received requests...

5/25/2011: Times City: After four decades, Stephen’s science block to get makeover

Posted:

New Delhi: Excitement and apprehension aside, freshers have something more to look forward to this academic session. St Stephen's College is all set to get a refurbished science block from this year, thanks to a Delhi University grant of Rs 2.5...

5/25/2011: Times City: Last date for submission:

Posted:

and Sanskrit; and BA. In the science stream, it offers BSc (honours) in mathematics, chemistry and physics, besides BSc Programme. The admission process starts on May 25 with the sale of forms for the undergraduate courses. The forms will be

5/25/2011: Times City: Skimmer can’t breed as Ganga swells

Posted:


Ghaziabad: Experts have attributed the decline in the population of the exotic skimmer bird to global warming. The rise in temperature is responsible for the increased melting of glaciers that sends a spurt of water into the Ganga, submerging the...

5/25/2011: Times City: 5 accused in Tehelka scribes’ murder ‘plot’ get benefit of doubt

Posted:

New Delhi: A trial court has acquitted five persons accused of plotting with ISI to kill Tehelka journalists Tarun Tejpal and Anirudh Bahl in May 2001, after their expose of corruption in defence deals. While absolving them of the charges and ordering...

5/25/2011: Times City: Man arrested on charge of strangling wife in moving car

Posted:

Gurgaon: A Delhi-based man has been arrested for allegedly strangling his wife in a moving car on the Gurgaon-Faridabad road on Monday night. After she fell unconscious, the accused had rushed her to AIIMS Hospital, where she died on Tuesday. The...

5/25/2011: Times City: Man commits suicide in northwest Delhi:

Posted:

Aman in his mid-twenties allegedly committed suicide in northwest Delhi on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Bobby and was aged between 22-24 years, police said. "He was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his room on Tuesday. No...

5/25/2011: Times City: City’s first automated parking from June 30

Posted:

New Delhi: The city's first automated parking sites at Sarojini Nagar and Baba Kharak Singh Marg are expected to be ready by June 30. The trial run of these parking lots have already begun. These automated parking lots will have car lifts, pallets,...

5/25/2011: Times City: Now, Jama Masjid Metro stn faces heritage hurdle

Posted:

New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation might find itself in more trouble on the proposed Red Fort line. Conservationists have now raised concerns about the location of the Jama Masjid Metro station that could be in close proximity to the site...

5/25/2011: Times City: Check-in at airport line Metro stn from June 1

Posted:

New Delhi: Passengers of the three full cost domestic carriers — Air India, Jet and Kingfisher — may finally be able to check in at the New Delhi metro station by June 1. The civil aviation ministry took a review meeting on Tuesday and said that work...

5/25/2011: Times City: Robbers stab techie, take away his car

Posted:

New Delhi: A 27-year-old software programmer was allegedly stabbed by robbers in east Delhi on Tuesday morning. The victim, identified as Vivek Choudhary, was returning to his Harsh Vihar residence in his car after dropping his friend at IGI airport...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Maj Iqbal wanted attackers to fight till end

Posted:

At the Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Headley bought wristbands worn by Hindus so that the attackers could leave undetected. He also had a GPS device to mark all these locations in south Bombay. In several exhibits displayed in court, Headley was asked to...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: After Headley’s testimony, will America brand ISI terror outfit?

Posted:

Washington: Far away from the courtroom drama in Chicago, in Washington DC's policymaking circles, the Obama administration is also on trial for continued support to Pakistan despite copious information spilling out on the witness stand about the...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: PC, Napolitano may discuss evidence

Posted:

New Delhi: Evidence produced during the ongoing Chicago trial of Mumbai terror attack accused David Coleman Headley is expected to be discussed in the meeting between home minister P Chidambaram and US homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano later...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Pakistan rejects India’s ‘wanted’ list

Posted:

The Pakistani interior ministry has rejected the list of 50 most wanted men forwarded by New Delhi to Islamabad, saying it should first probe if those named in the list were living in India, a media report said on Tuesday. India had handed over the...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Related reports, P 13 & 19

Posted:

"terrorist support entity", as disclosed in secret cables. The State Department has been circumspect in addressing information emerging from the Chicago trial, even though it is a Department of Justice witness who is implicating ISI, and by inference,...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Dawood now a top global terrorist

Posted:


Dawood Ibrahim has evolved from a Mumbai bomber to a full-blown global terrorist. Intelligence agencies in New Delhi believe in the complete radicalization of the D-company boss, as he finds ways to further his terror network, aided by the ISI, and...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Obesity foils cop’s suicide bid

Posted:


Bhopal: A senior Mandsaur-based IPS officer tried to kill himself on Tuesday but the attempt failed when the rotund frame of the cop came crashing down after the rope snapped unable to support his weight. DIG, training, R L Bhorana, tried to commit...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Settle price before land acquisition: SC

Posted:


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested the government negotiate compensation with farmers before acquiring land for development purposes because paying a "pittance" causes heart burn. The court told additional solicitor general P P Malhotra...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Keeping mistress is cruelty to wife: HC

Posted:

Mumbai: Keeping a mistress amounts to inflicting mental cruelty on one's wife, the Bombay high court has ruled. Sixteen years after Chandrakala, a resident of Nashik, committed suicide, Justice A R Joshi upheld the six month jail term awarded to her...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: View

Posted:

The US needs to seriously rethink its approach to the war on terror given the growing evidence of links between Dawood and global terror outfits. The US attitude in practice has been to focus on groups like the al-Qaida while going soft on those more...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: ‘Selective girl abortion rising among rich’

Posted:

Between 42 lakh and 1.21 crore female foetuses were selectively aborted in the country in the last three decades and wealthy and educated families are increasingly going for abortion of the second girl child if their first-born too was a girl, claims a...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: SC notice to C’garh govt on Guha’s bail plea:

Posted:

Supreme Court sought the Chhattisgarh govt's reply within a week to bail plea of businessman Piyush Guha, who was sentenced to life imprisonment, with Binayak Sen, in a sedition case. He has been in jail for over 4 years.

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Transporter’s body to protest if diesel price hiked:

Posted:

All India Motor Transport Congress has threatened to go on strike if the government increases diesel prices. C R Shanmugappa, president of AIMTC, said the proposed hike is unwarranted.

5/25/2011: Times Nation: CPM activist hacks TMC worker’s hand in Malda:

Posted:

In fresh post-poll violence, a TMC worker's hand was on Tuesday chopped off allegedly by a CPM activist in Malda district, and more illegal firearms were seized from the CPM's office.

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Jharkhand Cong MLA surrenders in court:

Posted:

Congress MLA Sawna Lakra, wanted by police for the murder of his granddaughter's lover, surrendered before the court of chief judicial magistrate Ashish Sita Ram on Tuesday morning.

5/25/2011: Times Nation: IIT teachers agree to disagree with Jairam

Posted:

New Delhi: Environment minister Jairam Ramesh's pitiless trashing of the quality of teachers at IITs has stirred a hornet's nest. While the faculty are understandably loath to criticism of their teaching standards, many agree that their research output...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Ramesh’s comment fires up Twitter

Posted:

New Delhi: The words were barely out of Jairam Ramesh's mouth and the tweeple had already pounced on them. The 57-year-old Union minister's comment — "The faculty in the IIT is not world class. It is the students in IITs who are world class. So the...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Congress plays safe, BJP attacks minister

Posted:

New Delhi: Congress distanced itself from Jairam Ramesh's criticism of IITs and IIMs, saying the elite institutions had made a big contribution to academics in the country. Environment minister Ramesh touched a sensitive nerve when he told reporters...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Crackdown on cablewallahs showing illegal channels likely

Posted:


New Delhi: Concerned over the proliferation of illegal channels and an increasing number of violations against cable operators, the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) ministry plans to amend the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act 1995 that will...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: ‘Rich-poor divide reportage warped’

Posted:

New Delhi: Media, especially electronic media, has got a special mention in Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia's views on the 12th five-year plan. But it isn't flattering. The media has been blamed for 'disproportionately'...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Track PF account online soon

Posted:

New Delhi: Within three months, you will be able to track your provident fund account online and take it up with your regional office if it has not been updated. In the first phase of the initiative, the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO)...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: 2G scam accused wants iPad, cooler in Tihar

Posted:


New Delhi: Asif Balwa, one of the 2G scam accused, on Tuesday threw a googly at the age-old jail manual and authorities, demanding that he be allowed to take an iPad into his cell. His argument – he needed the gadget as, given the voluminous charge...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Dayanidhi, Alagiri visit Kanimozhi

Posted:


New Delhi: Union textiles minister and DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran on Tuesday visited Kanimozhi in Tihar jail despite the strained relations between them. He accompanied Kanimozhi's half-brother and Union minister M K Alagiri. "They sought permission to...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Kani can’t expect leniency, says Jaya

Posted:

Chennai: Three days after the CBI arrested DMK MP Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum scam, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said the trial court's decision to reject her bail plea had restored the people's faith in the judiciary. "All...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Govt briefs Ramdev on stashed cash

Posted:


New Delhi: Keen not to leave itself open to an Anna Hazare-type ambush, the government has proactively approached yoga guru Baba Ramdev to explain that it is doing all it can to pursue money stashed by Indians in foreign accounts. In an effort to...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Mauritius to share bank a/c details

Posted:

New Delhi: A five-member team comprising officials of the Enforcement Directorate and CBI on a data mining expedition to Mauritius has met with initial success after local authorities expressed their willingness to share details of banking transactions...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Court rejects bail plea of Balwas

Posted:

New Delhi: A special CBI court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, Asif Balwa and Rajeev Aggarwal, accused in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, saying they had failed to "make out a case" for their release from...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: DMK has no option but to play along with Cong

Posted:

New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday extended sympathies to M Karunanidhi over his daughter Kanimozhi's arrest but stressed the 2G spectrum case was out of its hands. That Congress is in no hurry to swap partners in Tamil Nadu was underlined when party...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Paris Qaida suspect’s mom lives in TN town

Posted:


Madurai: If neighbours are to be believed, then a bungalow in Sandhaipettai in Melur, about 30km from Madurai, could well be the residence of Fathima, mother of al-Qaida operative Mohamed Niaz, an Indian national arrested in France. Eight months ago,...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Kalmadi gave Swiss firm India tour before bid

Posted:


New Delhi: Four months before the tender for timing, scoring and results equipment for the Commonwealth Games was floated, the Suresh Kalmadi-led Organizing Committee arranged a visit for the Swiss firm which was awarded the contract to examine Games...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Bhutan literature festival: Fusion of art & cultures

Posted:


Thimpu: Any misgiving that an Indo-Bhutanese literary festival in Thimphu would be a unilateral parade of Indian thought and art was put to rest at Mountain Echoes 2011. The outing in Bhutan's capital, which concluded on Monday, was a fair trade in...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Indian carriers asked to draw up alternative routes

Posted:

New Delhi: A fresh volcanic eruption in Iceland threatens to disrupt flights to western Europe in what would make for an eerie rerun of last April's travel travails. ''Till 9pm, the ash cloud had spread up to 20,000 feet over Greenland, Iceland and UK....

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Pak assurances not enough for international community

Posted:

Pakistan's claim that such breaches are unlikely in case of nuclear establishments where, according to them, there is a multi-layer security and there is constant vetting of the personnel. Moreover, according to them, their nuclear arsenal is not kept...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: After robbing MLA’s wife, thief returns to ask for his cellphone

Posted:

Chennai: A Mubarak (37), a car driver, from Chepauk was arrested within an hour of snatching a gold 'thaali' of a Tamil Nadu MLA's wife. Around 9am, Mubarak sneaked into AIADMK legislator Pazha Karuppaiah's house in Royapettah, attacked his wife Kamala...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Westerly trough delays monsoon in the Andamans

Posted:

Pune: The Met department is still hopeful of the southwest monsoon arriving on time, even if it has missed its Andamans date. India Meteorological Department officials said the monsoon's arrival over the Andamans can be announced only if specific...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: India’s Africa presence is mostly in pvt sector

Posted:

New Delhi: India is upping its Africa involvement and vying to rival China's increasing influence in the continent. New Delhi has had a long-standing relationship with African countries, particularly on the eastern seaboard, but it took a backseat when...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: Corruption galore in border infra projects?

Posted:

New Delhi: In another possible case of high-level graft, a senior home ministry bureaucrat has been sent back to his home cadre for irregularities in a roadbuilding project in Leh. CBI has accused Sadakant, the IAS officer in question, of favouring...

5/25/2011: Times Nation: India dangerous to live in: Peace index

Posted:

F or all those who believe that India is becoming an increasingly dangerous place to live, here are the numbers that back the belief. India's rank has fallen seven points on the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2011, which ranks countries according to how...

5/25/2011: The Times Of Ideas: Leave It To The Market

Posted:


Land acquisitions in India are invariably marked by violent protests. Is politics responsible for stirring up passions? Is it loss of a means of livelihood that landowners resent? Or is there a fundamental problem with the way acquisition is done that...

5/25/2011: The Times Of Ideas: Instruments Of Peace

Posted:


In my early morning meditations, i can hear the call of the world for peace – not just for an end to conflict, but for a deep, inner stillness and calm, which we remember as our original state. To find peace, first we must teach ourselves to become...

5/25/2011: The Times Of Ideas: ‘My sexual orientation doesn’t determine my films’

Posted:


Filmmaker Onir is best known for My Brother...Nikhil. He spoke about making groundbreaking movies and controversial subjects with Subhash K Jha: Is it difficult being a gay filmmaker in Bollywood? I'd like to be considered an indie filmmaker, who...

5/25/2011: The Times Of Ideas: NaMo vs Manmohan

Posted:

SBoth in terms of the political parties they respectively belong to, and in the public personas they project, Narendra Modi and Manmohan Singh could be said to be the North and the South poles of Indian politics. The Gujarat CM is arguably by far the...

5/25/2011: The Times Of Ideas: Aim For World Class

Posted:


India's IITs and IIMs produce quality graduates, but why do they not give rise to quality research and raise the country's innovation quotient? Environment minister Jairam Ramesh isn't the first person to raise this question. His statement that...

5/25/2011: The Times Of Ideas: Talking Terms

Posted:

Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's recent trip to Europe – and subsequent public comments – hint at intriguing possibilities. In Brussels to attend a conference on Kashmir, Mirwaiz met a number of Pakistani politicians and separatist...

5/25/2011: Times Trends: Looking for Mr Right? Try a museum or art gallery

Posted:


London: Looking for the ideal man? Try at the nearest museum or art gallery, suggests a new study. That is because men who regularly indulge in cultural activities are likely to be in better shape, both mentally and physically, than those who do not,...

5/25/2011: Times Trends: Soon, electricity to be produced from bugs

Posted:


Oslo: Microbes may be harnessed more easily to generate energy after a finding about how they naturally let off tiny electrical charges, scientists said on Monday. The bacteria, found to have microscopic "wires" sticking through their cell walls,...

5/25/2011: Times Trends: The X-factor: Women find proud men, not happy ones, attractive

Posted:


London: Women tend to find happy men less attractive than those who look proud and powerful, a new study has suggested. In contrast, men are most likely to get attracted to women who look happy, and least to those who appear proud and confident, found...

5/25/2011: Times Trends: Music on phones, 100 yrs before mobiles

Posted:

London: If you think enjoying music on your mobile phone is a modern phenomenon, think again — people were doing the same more than a century ago, scientists say. A device called the Theatrophone, which allowed users to call a theatre and have live...

5/25/2011: Times Trends: Too much coffee hinders conception

Posted:


London: Women, please note — drinking too much coffee, say four or more cups of the beverage, daily can hinder conception, says a new study. Previous researches have already shown that consuming too much coffee can affect female fertility. But until...

5/25/2011: Times Trends: Special dressing that reduces surgical scars

Posted:

Scientists have developed a special wound dressing which they claim can significantly reduce scar tissue caused by incisions during a surgery. Results of animal tests and of an early clinical trial of the dressing were "stunning", Michael Longaker of...

5/25/2011: Times Global: Ash cloud spreads, grounds 500 flights

Posted:


London: Airlines grounded about 500 flights on Tuesday after ash from an Icelandic volcano swept over UK and towards northern Europe in a fresh travel nightmare for thousands of passengers. Barely a year after a similar eruption in Iceland forced the...

5/25/2011: Times Global: 6 vs 100 for 17 hrs: Siege rattles army, raises questions

Posted:


Karachi: The Pakistani army, which was left red-faced after the US raid that killed Osama, had more embarrassment in store when Taliban militants attacking a naval aviation base in Karachi, fighting off commandos for 17 hours. It took about 100...

5/25/2011: Times Global: Ryanair plane flies through ‘red zone’

Posted:


Irish airline Ryanair on Tuesday flew a plane through Scottish airspace regulators say has "high ash concentration" in a bid to show there was no danger from a volcanic eruption in Iceland. Ryanair operated a one-hour verification flight at 41,000...

5/25/2011: Times Global: Apocalypse later? Preacher sets new doomsday date – Oct 21

Posted:


Oakland: A California preacher who foretold of the world's end only to see the appointed day pass with no extraordinarily cataclysmic event has revised his apocalyptic prophecy, saying he was off by five months and the Earth actually will be...

5/25/2011: Times Global: ‘Strauss-Kahn DNA found on maid’s clothes’

Posted:

New York: Investigators found traces of semen from former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on the clothes of a hotel maid who accused him of attempted rape, media reports said. DNA was found on the shirt of the 32-year-old woman who said she was...

5/25/2011: Times Global: Tripoli rocked by heaviest Nato strike yet

Posted:

Tripoli: Powerful explosions rocked Tripoli on Tuesday as Nato launched its heaviest bombardment yet of the capital, while France and UK piled pressure on Muammar Gaddafi by bringing attack helicopters into the Libya fray. Government spokesman Mussa...

5/25/2011: Times Global: No relief: Ravaged US town braces for fresh storms

Posted:


his crushed home. Down the street, Carolyn Hall fought back tears as she and her teenage sons combed their destroyed home hoping to find some clothes and the family cat. Around the corner, Dottie and Tim Sumners had uncovered scores of framed photos...

5/25/2011: Times Global: Jihadi jolt? China won’t invest in new Pak port

Posted:

| Beijing: China on Tuesday indicated that it would not invest in creating another naval base in Pakistan, perhaps jolted by the Taliban attack on Pakistan's naval base. Chinese foreign ministry said it had not seen any proposal to build a naval base...

5/25/2011: Times Global: Pak returns US copter damaged in Osama raid

Posted:

Washington: Pakistan has returned to the US wreckage of an American helicopter destroyed during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, a Pentagon official said on Tuesday. The delivery of the wreckage meets a key US demand in the wake of the May 2...

5/25/2011: Times Global: When ‘Beast’ got stuck on ramp

Posted:

Dublin: The US presidential Cadillac, nicknamed "The Beast" for its bomb-proof features, failed to make it out of the US embassy in Dublin on Monday when it became stuck on a ramp. Specially built to withstand bombs, bullets and chemical attack, the...

5/25/2011: Times Global: Mom tries to sell virginity of 13-year-old

Posted:

Salt Lake City: A Salt Lake City woman has been charged with offering her 13-year-old daughter's virginity to a man in exchange for $10,000. The woman was charged Monday in Utah's 3rd District Court with two counts of aggravated sex abuse and two...

5/25/2011: Times Global: Israel PM: Ready for compromises

Posted:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the US Congress on Tuesday that Israel will never give up its quest for peace and was ready to make "painful compromises" to achieve it. identified by sections of the media as the mother of Arnold...

5/25/2011: Times Global: Mubarak to be tried for ‘mass murder’

Posted:

Former Egypt president Hosni Mubarak was ordered on Tuesday to stand trial for the killing of protesters and could face the death penalty, scotching speculation the former leader would be spared public humiliation by Egypt's military rulers. The...

5/25/2011: Times Global: DSK’s pals offered hush-money?

Posted:

Aseven figure sum has been offered by the pals of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn to the 'impoverished' family of the chambermaid who was allegedly sexually assaulted in the luxury Sofitel hotel in New York by him to hush up the case, a media...

5/25/2011: Times Global: Women staff want female boss at IMF

Posted:

As the International Monetary Fund prepares to replace its disgraced former chief, Dominique StraussKahn, women employees have called for a female boss at the helm of the financial institution, a media report said. CNN claims to have obtained e-mails...

5/25/2011: Times Global: Pak navy likely to relocate bases

Posted:

Aday after terrorists wreaked havoc on his forces lone air base, Pakistan's naval chief has mooted plans of relocating all naval installations away from residential areas. "We are trying to relocate all the vital naval base and installations away from...

5/25/2011: Times Global: Karachi carnage: 6 jihadis or 10-12?

Posted:

Acomplaint registered with police by the Pakistan navy on the terrorist assault on a naval airbase said the attack was carried out by 10-12 militants, contradicting Interior Minister Rehman Malik's assertion that only six attackers were involved....

5/25/2011: Times Global: Volcanic plume in Norway, Denmark

Posted:

Ash from Iceland's erupting volcano reached Scandinavia on Tuesday causing a brief disruption in Norway's air traffic but officials said regular travel should resume in the evening. The ash plume, which also forced a small part of Denmark's airspace...

5/25/2011: Times Global: Spy No. 2 escapes bid on life in Afghanistan:

Posted:

The deputy chief of Afghanistan's spy agency escaped an attempt on his life after guards killed a man who tried to ram a bombladen car into his motorcade.

5/25/2011: Times Global: More Sony websites hacked, 8,500 Greek users hit:

Posted:

Sony on Tuesday said its websites in three countries had been hacked with 8,500 Greek user accounts compromised.

5/25/2011: Times Global: Lethal blast at Iran refinery during Ahmadinejad visit:

Posted:

explosion at an Iranian oil refinery during a visit by President Ahmadinejad on Tuesday killed two people. An

5/25/2011: Times Global: UK’s youngest hitman jailed for life:

Posted:

A teenager thought to be UK's youngest hitman was jailed for life for shooting dead a young mother in a contract killing when he was just 15.

5/25/2011: Times Global: Locked in car, child dies in Malaysia:

Posted:

A three-year-old Malaysian girl died after being left in a car for 45 minutes by her father.

5/25/2011: Times Global: Mother of Arnie love child hires lawyer:

Posted:

A woman

5/25/2011: Times Business: Fuel duty rejig may hit tax collection

Posted:


New Delhi: Revenue secretary Sunil Mitra on Tuesday used the possibility of the government missing its tax collection target for the year due to moderation in economic growth to argue against changes in the duty structure for crude petroleum and...

5/25/2011: Times Business: Worries over govt stepping into regulatory territory

Posted:

New Delhi: Just when the controversy over setting up of the Financial Stability & Development Council (FSDC) was settling down, there are fresh concerns over government intrusion into regulatory turf. The fresh set of complaints arise from the way the...

5/25/2011: Times Business: Infosys gets US court subpoena on visa issue

Posted:


Bangalore: IT major Infosys on Tuesday said it has received a subpoena from a lower court in the US asking it to provide sponsorship details of B1 visas. These visas are meant for staff visiting the country for meetings, conferences and business...

5/25/2011: Times Business: ‘Indian consumers most optimistic’

Posted:

Mumbai: India's consumer confidence has remained consistent over the last five quarters, despite high inflation and rising fuel prices. The country has topped the global consumer confidence level for the fifth straight quarter, according to a global...

5/25/2011: Times Business: CCI probes carmakers on parts, servicing

Posted:

Chennai: Top carmakers including Fiat, Honda and Volkswagen are under investigation by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for restricting the supply of spare parts and technical know-how for servicing cars in the open market. The spares and...

5/25/2011: Times Business: CDS in corp bonds from October 24

Posted:

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday set October 24 as the date for launching of credit default swaps (CDS) on corporate bonds in India. The central bank also relaxed guidelines for market makers in CDS, which will help widen participation of...

5/25/2011: Times Business: Panel seeks leash on wealth managers

Posted:

Mumbai: With instances of frauds committed by wealth managers on the rise, a highlevel committee of financial regulators and top government officials on Tuesday discussed the need to regulate the segment better. "It was discussed that the wealth...

5/25/2011: Times Business: ‘Slow down pace of tax refund’

Posted:

Revenue secretary Sunil Mitra on Tuesday suggested that the Central Board of Direct Taxes slow down the pace of refunds as the government is facing a cash crunch on account of hefty outflows that were not planned for this part of the year. "The...

5/25/2011: Times Business: ‘Difficult to have roadmap for insurance industry’

Posted:


Mumbai: J Hari Narayan, the third chairman of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, will soon complete his third year in office. Having taken charge around the time when the global financial crisis broke out, Hari Narayan has held office at...

5/25/2011: Times Business: Delhi airport’s cargo handling capacity to rise

Posted:

Istanbul: Delhi airport's cargo handling capacity is set to witness a major jump by 2012-end with the total overhauling of its existing infrastructure. Celebi Holding, the Turkey-based company that enjoys monopoly rights of cargo handling in Delhi at...

5/25/2011: Times Business: Jaiswal to move Cabinet to shift NTPC’s plant

Posted:

New Delhi: Coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal appears to have mastered the art of getting his way with other ministries. After taking to the Cabinet his fight against environment minister Jairam Ramesh's mining restrictions, he is now raising the bar...

5/25/2011: Times Business: ‘India in touch with others on IMF chief’

Posted:

New Delhi: Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday he was in touch with his counterparts on choosing a new IMF head, but declined to back calls from other emerging countries for a nonEuropean to be put in charge. When asked about a new...

5/25/2011: Times Business: India is heart of Accenture: CEO

Posted:

Bangalore: Consulting and technology giant Accenture houses around a third of its employees in India. Speaking exclusively to TOI on a visit to Bangalore on Tuesday, Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme described India as the heart of Accenture and said the...

5/25/2011: Times Business: MTS India rejigs key positions

Posted:

New Delhi: As part of efforts to strengthen its services and operations across the country, CDMA telecom operator Sistema Shyam TeleServices (SSTL) on Tuesday announced a rejig of responsibilities of some its top officials. As per the new structure,...

5/25/2011: Times Business: ONE-ON-ONE

Posted:

tions around distribution seems to hinge around the question whether insurance is bought or sold… I think it is a bit of both. There are very few people—mankind I mean—who think for the long term. Most people tend to think and act in the medium term,...

5/25/2011: Times Business: Beware of KKR spinners

Posted:


money in the fourth as well before the resurrection. The Wankhede pitch makes for an interesting read. On April 2, in the final of the World Cup, it had allowed the Indians to chase down more than 270, but almost a couple of months on, the pitch seems...

5/25/2011: Times Business: KINGS CLOSER TO THE CROWN

Posted:


Mumbai: One wonders if MS Dhoni is a movie buff. If he is then jail breaks like Shawshank Redemption, Escape To Victory and the Great Escape must be the DVDs that grace his home theatre system. His side, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the defending IPL...

5/25/2011: Times Business: Chris Gayle gallops ahead of others in MVP list

Posted:


It doesn't take any number crunching to figure out that Chris Gayle has been the most valuable player (MVP) of the league stage of IPL4, but would you have guessed that the next most valuable are MS Dhoni and Kumar Sangakkara or that Paul Valthaty is...

5/25/2011: Times Business: Symonds should open

Posted:

SUNNY through from a totally hopeless position, then there will be the belief that they can do it again. So, there can be no home advantage even if the wicket is prepared to suit the team's strengths. It can backfire badly. Just because Mumbai Indians...

5/25/2011: Times Business: Morgan in squad for Lanka Test:

Posted:


Eoin Morgan won the race for the vacancy in England's middle-order when he was named in a 12-man squad today for the first Test against Sri Lanka, seeing off the challenge of Ravi Bopara. Former Ireland left-hander Morgan filled the place created by...

5/25/2011: Times Business: Fletcher may rope in Penney as fielding coach

Posted:

Sri Lanka's former assistant coach Trevor Penney could be the Indian cricket team's next fielding coach with Duncan Fletcher planning to bring him on board as part of his support staff. Fletcher, who took over as India's national coach from Gary...

5/25/2011: Times Business: Beating India in India bigger than winning Ashes, says Strauss:

Posted:

Having won back to back Ashes series, Andrew Strauss, as England captain, should have every right to claim and say that he has reached the peak of international cricket, but no, he wants to beat India in India. Why? Because he thinks it is bigger than...

5/25/2011: Times Business: Scared Lanka opt out of Pakistan tour:

Posted:

Sri Lanka has outrightly refused to tour Pakistan later this year, citing security fears in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks at a key naval base in the port city of Karachi that left 13 people dead. In a bid to revive international cricket in...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: WILL IT BE MUMBAI’S KNIGHT?

Posted:

Mumbai: Mumbai versus Kolkata, Nita Ambani versus Shahrukh Khan, Sachin Tendulkar versus Gautam Gambhir, Lasith Malinga versus Brett Lee, Kieron Pollard versus Yusuf Pathan and the cricketing madness of both cities pitted against each other. That's...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Qualifying tourney for CL planned

Posted:


Mumbai: If you thought the Indian Premier League and Champions League tournaments were fast becoming an overdose of Twenty20 cricket, gear up for another short event in the same format that will be played sometime later this year. In an attempt to...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Turning track will aid Knights

Posted:

The heroics from Franklin the other night has brought back the Mumbai Indians on rails after they suddenly lost their way. The blistering knock proved that keeping wickets intact even in the shortest format of the game enables aside to pull off the...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: SWOT ANALYSIS

Posted:

It is the intimidating lineup of the Sachin Tendulkar-led squad that makes them look the strongest of the lot. Individually, Tendulkar, Symonds, Sharma, Pollard, Malinga and Harbhajan are match winners. Pressure. With so many big stars in the team,...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: KKR should try to focus on positives

Posted:

There was heartbreak for Kolkata Knight Riders and joy for Mumbai Indians in the final league game of the fourth edition of the IPL but, for the rest watching that exciting game, there were clear lessons to be learnt. No individual or team goes through...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Pak thrash Windies to level series

Posted:

Basseterre: Abdur Rehman finished with career-best figures, and shared the last five wickets with fellow spinner Saeed Ajmal to usher Pakistan to a series-levelling 196-run victory in the second Test against West Indies on Tuesday. Rehman captured...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Car fetches 30 lakh at IPL auction

Posted:

New Delhi: A Volkswagen Passat car sporting signatures of all captains of the 10 IPL teams has fetched a record over Rs 30 lakh in a charity auction that would benefit WWF India. The signature German luxury car has been snapped up by Banglore cricket...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: M: 6, Wkts: 3, Best Bowling: 2-35 , Avg: 29.66, Econ: 9.70

Posted:

Mumbai Indians: Suman, Tendulkar, Harbhajan, Rohit, Pollard, Franklin, Rayudu, Sathish, Abu Nechim, Price, Malinga KKR: Kallis, Goswami, G Gambhir, Tiwary, Pathan, Doeschate, Bhatia, Shakib Al Hasan, B Lee, L Balaji, Iqbal Abdulla Malinga, Munaf,...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: KEY CLASHES

Posted:

Jacques Kallis will have to click up the order for Knights to get off to a good start and that will mean the South African having to deal with the lethal Lasith Malinga. The fast bowler has troubled batsmen from all teams this tournament and therefore,...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: KKR

Posted:

IAt the start of the tournament KKR bowling consultant Wasim Akram had dubbed the Bangladesh all-rounder as a trump card in the side's hunt for its maiden IPL title. Shakib is more than a wicket-taking bowler with the guile to stymie the run rate in...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: M: 6, Wkts: 9, Best Bowling: 3-28 , Avg: 16.77, Econ: 6.81

Posted:

Tendulkar, Rohit, Rayudu Kallis, Gambhir, Pathan

5/25/2011: Times Sport: MI

Posted:

IThe Kiwi pacer can use the long handle to good effect and the Knight Riders will vouch for the mayhem he can cause after what he did to them at the Eden. Franklin not only swings the ball, but gets the odd ball to bounce with his seamless bowling...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: MI: 6, KKR: 1

Posted:

TRACK RECORD

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Dempo bow out of AFC Cup after 1-0 defeat

Posted:

Panaji: Tired and scared, Dempo Sports Club were ready for a graveyard in Iraq but they made it look like their own playground. Dempo took control, dominated for long spells, but lacked the final touch as they lost 1-0 against Duhok Sports Club in the...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: IOA plays safe on Kalmadi

Posted:


New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has adopted a wait and watch policy in regard to its jailed president Suresh Kalmadi, taking the stand that he has not been arrested for his role as president of the apex body of Indian sports but as the...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Indian tennis coach stuck in Islamabad

Posted:

Karachi: The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) has stopped its Indian coach Beerbal Vadhera from travelling to Karachi or Lahore due to security concerns after the attack on the Pakistan Navy's Mehran airbase. Beerbal is in Pakistan holding coaching...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Warne hunting for Liz’s diet secrets!

Posted:


Australian cricketer Shane Warne knows well where to check Liz Hurley's dieting secret even if she claims she eat twice as much as him — her ankles. The loved-up couple is debating the best weight-loss breakfast on Twitter these days.

5/25/2011: Times Sport: ...Rejects Sports Bill

Posted:

New Delhi: The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Tuesday out-rightly rejected the proposed National Sports Development Bill and said some associations and federations sided with sports ministry because of the "armtwisting" and "bullying" by the...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: >>FOOOTBALL

Posted:

But despite suffering a defeat at the hands of Railways, Services pipped Goa and Punjab on superior goal difference to become the second team to qualify for the semifinals after Goa and Punjab played out a 1-1 draw in the last quarterfinal match of...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Button warms up for GP with cycle race

Posted:

Jenson Button will warm up for the Monaco GP with a four-hour cycle race on Tuesday. The ironman bike course is 56 miles and features three lung-bursting climbs — but Button relishes the workout.

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Nadal survives Isner scare

Posted:


Paris: Rafa Nadal had a severe fright before celebrating victory when he began the defence of his French Open title with a battling 6-4 6-7 6-7 6-2 6-4 win over John Isner. The world No. 1 was forced into his first five-set match at Roland Garros...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Under-fire Giggs avoids media glare

Posted:


Manchester: Ryan Giggs missed Manchester United's open training session on Tuesday a day after being named in Parliament as the player at the centre of a highprofile privacy case. Giggs was pictured on the front pages of national newspapers after he...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Indian shuttlers in Sudirman quarters

Posted:

Hyderabad: Indian shuttlers made history in the team event by reaching the quarterfinals of the Sudirman Cup for the first time since the inception of the mixed team event in 1989. Though the Indian team did not take to the courts on Tuesday, Chinese...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Fergie convinced Evra to stay

Posted:


London: Patrice Evra has admitted that he wanted to quit Manchester United, but Alex Ferguson convinced him to stay. Evra, 30, said: "I had thought about leaving last summer for family reasons but something changed my mind late on. There were clubs...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Dixit denies getting BCCI notice

Posted:

Jaipur: Sanjay Dixit just can't seem to stay away from spotlight. He was once again in the thick of action on Wednesday, after a TV channel carried a report that the Rajasthan Cricket Association secretary had been served with a showcase notice by the...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Alex on the defensive

Posted:

Alex Ferguson has gone on the defensive in wake of Giggs' Twitter furore, and will attempt to prevent the episode from overshadowing their Champions League final preparations. Giggs had been restrained from repeating allegations of an affair that were...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Thai teen aims for top

Posted:

Qingdao: Ratchanok Inthanon says she is ready to win her first major title after the Thai teen sensation burnished her fearsome reputation as the most exciting rising talent in world badminton. The 16-year-old current world junior champion beat Saina...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Berbatov vows to stay on

Posted:

Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov has said he will not leave Manchester United, and added that he is now keen to beat Barcelona. Berbatov finished the season as the Premier League's joint top scorer with 20 goals, alongside Manchester City's Carlos...

5/25/2011: Times Sport: Diego wants to sign Forlan

Posted:

Dubai: Al Wasl are working on a deal to make Atletico Madrid's Uruguay striker Diego Forlan new coach Diego Maradona's first marquee foreign signing.

No comments:

Post a Comment