| 2012 | January | 28

  • Mamata blames Centre for West Bengal debt

    New Delhi, Dec 28 (): West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday criticized the ruling government at the centre for leaving her State in an overwhelming condition, with a debt burden of Rs 2 lakh crore . Accusing the UPA government, Mamata Banerjee warned the centre by saying that the people of the state…

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  • Lata Mangeshkar captures yesteryear beauties in annual calendar

    Mumbai, Dec.28 (ANI): Veteran Bollywood playback singer Lata Mangeshkar launched her annual calendar in Mumbai, which has a wide array of anecdotes about the leading actresses she has sung for. Each month in the calendar ‘Humsafar 2013′ has a photograph of an actress Mangeshkar has worked with, besides a short paragraph on her experience with…

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  • Gulf War U.S. general Schwarzkopf dies: report

    Washington, Dec. 28 (Xinhua-ANI): Retired U.S. Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who led the coalition forces to drive former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s army out of Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm, died at age of 78, local media reported Thursday. Schwarzkopf, known popularly as “Stormin’ Norman,” died in Tampa, Florida, where he retired after his last military…

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  • Google to extend ‘free calling via Gmail’ feature

    Washington, Dec 28 (ANI): Internet search giant Google will extend its free calling feature available to Gmail users in the U.S. and Canada for another one year. Google said in a blog post that it was extending free domestic calling through 2013. It also touted its cheap rates for international calls, which start as low…

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  • 115-year-old Japanese man confirmed as world’s oldest person

    New York, Dec. 28 (ANI): A 115-year-old man from Kyotango, near Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto, has officially become the oldest person alive. According to the Telegraph, Jiroemon Kimura’s feat as the world’s oldest man has been recognised by the Gerontology Research Group, an international body that specifically deals in longevity research. Kimura inherited the…

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