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CPI(M) opposes govt’s new FDI policy

CPI(M) has opposed the government's new FDI policy. The party politbureau in a statement said it would not only strengthen the grip of foreign multinationals over Indian companies but also adversely affect agriculture as farmers would be at their mercy for supply of seeds.The party has asked the UPA government not to pursue the measures which would immensely harm the country's industrial and agricultural development.

Under the FDI Policy Circular, the government yesterday provided greater flexibility to Indian firms to raise overseas capital and scrapped norms that required a foreign company to obtain its domestic Joint Venture partner's approval for making investments in same field outside the joint venture.

Kuwait Govt resigns

Kuwait govt resigns, sparking fresh political crisis in Gulf emirate today, sparking a fresh political crisis in a Gulf emirate prone to such volatility over the past five years.In a step unrelated to revolts in the Arab world, it was the sixth cabinet led by Prime Minister Nasser Mohammed al-Ahmad Al-Sabah to resign since his naming five years ago, during which time three parliaments have been dissolved.State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Rudhan al-Rudhan told the country's official news agency KUNA that the Kuwaiti cabinet submitted its resignation today at an extraordinary meeting.The move comes after MPs filed petitions to question in parliament three ministers who are senior members of Kuwait's Al-Sabah ruling family over a variety of allegations including corruption and failure to perform duty.

Sehwag, Dhoni complete 1,000 ODI runs against Pakistan

Indian opener Virender Sehwag and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today completed their 1,000 runs against Pakistan in One-day Internationals during the high-octane second semi-final of the World Cup in Mohali.Sehwag hit the third ball of the semifinal off pacer Umar Gul to the cover boundary to touch the 1,000-run mark at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium.The ball was a touch too full outside off and Sehwag brought his bat down swiftly to crash the ball through the in field.

Dhoni completed his 1000 runs in the 42nd over of the Indian innings, bowled by pacer Wahab Riaz.The skipper got a thick edge off Riaz on the second ball of the over, which flew past Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal, hitting the fingers and bouncing out.Akmal stretched to dive but could not hold on to the ball.Two balls later, however, Riaz got the prized wicket of the Indian skipper, trapping him lbw.Dhoni tried to shuffle to his off as the ball rapped onto his pad, clearly hitting the off stump.Dhoni …

India Pakistan Home Secretary Level talks Conclude

The two day India-Pakistan Home/Interior Secretary level Talks concluded in New Delhi today. Joint Statement Reiterates Commitment to Fight Terrorism in all Forms
The Two Sides agree to Cooperate to Check Drug Trafficking:The Indian delegation was led by Shri Gopal K. Pillai, Home Secretary of India, while the Pakistan delegation was headed by Mr. Qamar Zaman Chaudhary, Interior Secretary of Pakistan. The two sides took forward the dialogue process on several issues and came out with a joint statement. Following is the text of the joint statement:

“The meeting was held in pursuance of the decision taken in Thimphu (Bhutan) in February 2011 by the Governments of Pakistan and India, to resume the dialogue process and in the backdrop of Bilateral meeting between the Home Minister of India and the Interior Minister of Pakistan held in Islamabad on June 25-26, 2010.The meeting was held in a cordial and friendly atmosphere.

Both sides exchanged views on the decisions taken in the last round…

Jet Airways art of social media

Jet Airways, India ’s premier international airline today enhanced its social media presence to the popular networking sites of LinkedIn and foursquare. These initiatives are part of the airline's strategy to actively reach out to a larger cross section of guests and engage with them on a real time basis through these social media platforms.Recently, Jet Airways became the first Indian operator, to have a presence on foursquare, a location-based mobile social networking application. Guests may create an account on foursquare and follow Jet Airways by visiting http://foursquare.com/jetairways. This will allow guests to pick up interesting tips and offers from the airline at various locations such as airport lounges, counters, offices, etc using their mobile phones. Jet Airways also plans to leverage the foursquare platform by utilizing a wide set of tools such as virtual badges to engage and retain its guests.

In a similar initiative, Jet Airways has also created a Company page o…

Sania loses to Kirilenko to exit the $9 million ATP-WTA Miami Masters.

Sania Mirza lost to Russian Maria Kirilenko 7-5, 3-6, 0-6. Sania, who beat Kirilenko in both their previous meetings, looked like maintaining her unbeaten record against the Russian when she took the first set.But the 27th-ranked Russian broke the 99th-ranked Indian midway through the second set, and thereafter, there was no looking back.Sania had a couple of opportunities to break back but her serve let her down.Murray's discontent deepened on Friday as the luckless Scot lost to American Alex Bogomolov 6-1, 7-5 to exit the $9 million ATP-WTA Miami Masters.
Murray's loss in 95 minutes to the qualifier ranked 118th was the second straight unexpected defeat for the fifth seed, who frankly admits that he is struggling with his game and doesn't have an immediate answer.

“A lot of players would get frustrated if they were playing the way that I have the last two weeks,” said the loser of the last two Australian Open finals.On the women's side, second seed Kim Clijsters took…

Foundation Stone of SIO’s Student Centre Laid by Imam-e-Haram

The Foundation for Students’ Islamic Centre was laid by His Excellency Dr. Shaykh Abdur Rehman Al Sudais, Imam, Masjid-e-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia at the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO)’s Headquarters. His Excellency was greeted and welcomed by an overwhelming gathering of intellectuals, scholars, Ulemas, students and other dignitaries from across the country that gathered to witness the historic event.

Addressing the audience after laying the Foundation Stone, His Excellency expressing gratitude and joy said that SIO’s role is indeed of great importance in service of the Indian society. He further expressed that the student community is a vital source of development and progress of the world. He appreciated the activities of SIO and congratulated for ensuring the service of student community in the form of Students Islamic Centre. His Excellency called upon the student community to unite to change the social order towards development and welfare.

Mohd. Azharuddin, Presi…