Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, who introduced the Indian ragas to the west in the 60s, died Tuesday in southern California at the age of 92. Surgery was perormed at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, near San Diego last week. He travelled there in order to undergo heart surgery.
Just a week before the masetro died he along with his musician daughter Anoushka were each nominated for Grammy Awards in the World Music category. Grammys spokeswoman, Stephanie Schell, told media that he was selected before his death and was notified last week that he was receiving the lifetime Grammy.
UPA government in center and Omar Abdullah managed to prevent the flag hoisting by BJP at Lal Chawk in Srinagar but the leaders of Bhartiya Janta Party unfurled the tricolour at Kathua in Jammu. Ekta Yatra by youth wing of BJP came to and end on Wednesday when senior leaders from BJP Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Ananth Kumar, Shanta Kumar and Anurag Thakur were released from the arrest along with over 200 party workers.
NEW DELHI: Lieutenant General P K Rath,former Deputy Chief of Army Staff-designate, was found guilty by an Army court martial on Friday in the Sukhna land scam. He found guilty on three counts- issuing No Objection Certificates, signing MoU with the builder and not informing command headquarter.
In the latest development in the theree decades old programme to develop indigenous Light Combat Airfcraft “Tejas”, it cleared the initial operation clearance status (IOC) here in Bangalore today. By doing so India joined the elite club of countries having their own Fighter Aircrafts developed from scratch indigenously.
Brian Lara, Sourav Ganguly, Chris Gayle, Jesse Ryder and Herschelle Gibbs were the stars who went unsold in IPL-4 auction in Bangalore today. Indian Premiere League’s season four auctions have already created lot of buzz in media and these unsold players left behind will be part of the discussings in the newspapers during the days to come.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah warned BJP about situation in valley if the party goes ahead with its plan to hoist tricolor in Kashmir. He asked to drop Bhartiya Janta Party its plan to hoist the national flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on 26th of January, Republic Day of India. He also warned BJP that it would be responsible for any repercussions may happen due ot this flag hoisting program in the Valley.
Commonwealth Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalamdi was questioned by Central Bureau of Investigatio team on Wednesday in connection with his alleged involvements in financial irregularities in the conduct of the sports event by its organizing committee.
Mr. Kalmadi reached the CBI office at about 10 am in the morning and his questioning began about half an hour later at 10:30 am in the morning, official sources at CBI said.
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper and former Indian leg spinner Anil Kumble has opted out of the IPL-4. Indian Premier League (IPL) is the richest cricketing event in the world. Anil Kumble stated that he would not take part in the players’ auction to be held here on January 8 and 9 for the fourth edition of the league. This decision came barely few days before the players auction for IPL-4.
The Tis Hazari Court in New Delhi is going to decide on the closure reported submitted by the CBI in high profile arms deal case of Bofors involving then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and middle-man Italian citizen Quattrocchi. Court is going to decide whether CBI should withdraw its case against Ottavio Quattrocchi in kickback case or not.
As the intense cold wave hits northern parts of India more than 30 people are reported dead in various parts of India. Temperature in Leh town in state of Jammu & Kashmir on Sunday reached the lowest temperature of the season at -23 degree Celsius. Chilly winds also intensified the conditions in most parts of the north India and temperature is expected to fall further in the coming week till next Sunday.
Ghaziabad court today is going to decide the fate of double murder Aarushi case handed over to CBI after initial investigations by Uttar Pradesh and Delhi police. Ghaziabad court is going to examine the closure report by CBI to shut down the investigations in the high profile case as no concrete evidence is found against anyone. Court will decide if on the ground which Central Bureau of Investigation wants to close the case is valid or not.