| 2011 | January | 20

  • Team Anna gets BKC ground for Hazare’s fast

    Mumbai, Dec 20 (): A prime land in Mumbai, covering around 30,000 square metres has been approved for social activist Anna Hazare’s fast from December 27. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has given a preliminary approval to India Against Corruption (IAC) to use a plot in Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) as the venue for…

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  • Mayawati’s proposal to divide Uttar Pradesh returned by Centre

    New Delhi, Dec 20  (): The home ministry on Monday returned the resolution passed by Uttar Pradesh assembly for division of the state into four states. Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh told reporters “We have sent back UP’s proposal to divide the state and have sought reply on eight to nine questions”. The proposal sought…

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  • Jayalalithaa releases water for Tirunelveli farmers

    Chennai, Dec20 () : Tirunelveli and Tuticorin, the most fertile agricultural areas are  to benefit with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who today ordered release of water from Manimutharu dam for the  districts  for irrigation. Following requests from farmers, Ms Jayalalithaa ordered release of water for irrigation from tomorrow, an official press release here…

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  • Jayalalithaa : Chennai water problem solved

    Chennai, Dec 20 (): ‘The rise in population in Chennai has resulted in the increase of the demand for water. Hence it becomes necessary to store the water without any wastage,’ the govt release said. According to an official release here, since the monsoon is on for only a few days in these parts, it…

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  • It is bye-election time in Andhra Pradesh

    Hyderabad, Dec20 (): With the Andhra Pradesh legislative speaker asking for written explanation from each of the 16 legislators, it has become clear that bye-polls for all these seats would take place. Speaker on any day in the next seven days would make himself available throughout the week to receive their representations. Government whip Kondru Murali and…

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  • India Vs Australia : Ganguly calls Greg Chappell “mad”

    New Delhi, Dec 20  (): India–Australia series is not just cricket. It is also about a war of words. It cannot have more attention than the former Indian Captain Vs Coach, Sourav Ganguly and Greg Chappell. Ganguly goes on to call his former controversial coach “mad”. Reacting to reports that Chappell would ‘demystify’ Sachin Tendulkar…

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  • Hollywood – Leonardo Di Caprio tops among highest paid actors

    Los Angeles, Dec 20 (): Leonardo DiCaprio has landed the top spot on Forbes’ annual list of Hollywood’s highest-paid leading men. Starting right from the scratch, these Hollywood actors have gone out of their comfortable zones and done challenging roles which has made them the most demanding actors today. 1. Leonardo Di Caprio- $77 million…

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  • Hoax bomb threat to Varadaraja temple at Kanchipuram

    Chennai, Dec 20 ():  A bomb threat to the Varadaraja Perumal temple at Kanchipuram which is one of the 108 Divya Desams turned out to be a hoax. Special poojas were on at the temple as part of Margazhi celebrations. Devotees from various parts of the country who visited the temple witnessed that security was tightened at…

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  • Bhagvad Gita ban in Russia : Verdict on December 28

    Moscow, Dec 20 ():  A Russian court in Siberia’s Tomsk city has reserved its verdict on a case seeking a ban on Bhagvad Gita, one of the most sacred Hindu religious texts across Russia till December, 28. The verdict was due to be pronounced today. The prosecutor’s affidavit claims Lord Krishna “is evil and not…

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