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Modi is 'property dealer' for Ambani, Adani, Tatas : Kejriwal
Report dated 10/03/2014 @ 2:41 PM
Speaking at his maiden rally in Gujarat on the last day of his fact-finding tour, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal made the statement that 'just as the Haryana chief minister is Robert Vadra's property dealer, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is property dealer for Adani, Ambani and Tatas, and acquires land from farmers and gives it to industrialists at throwaway prices.
During the course of the rally around 50 protesters shouted slogans, and threw stones to show they support Modi. Police tried to move them away but Kejriwal invited them to take the stage to discuss claims of development in Gujarat, but the protesters chose to leave.
Earlier some protesters burned an effigy of Kejriwal at the venue.
Indian headshakes video goes viral !
Report dated 10/03/2014 @ 2:39 PM
A video called 'Indian Headshakes - What Do They Mean?' created by Paul Mathew, that explains the typical Indian head movements denoting a yes, no, maybe or carry on, has gone viral and charmed viewers all over the world who have long found the various nods inscrutable.
Mathew who is from south India and now works in the film industry in Mumbai is the writer and director of the video that has received more than a million views on YouTube, says if he'd known the video was going to receive such awesome viewership, they would have shot it better.
The response on social media has been largely positive, but some found it offending and lacking in subtlety, even if it is accurate.
5 Indians among passengers on ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight
Report dated 09/03/2014 @ 2:31 PM
According to officials at the Beijing International Airport, the passenger list shows that at least five Indian citizens boarded the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight that reportedly plunged into the South China Sea.
The Indian passengers are Chandrika Sharma, Prahlad Shirsat, Chetana Vinod Kolekar, Vinod Sureesh Kolekar and Swanand Vinod Kolekar.
Officials at India's Bureau of Immigration have confirmed that Indian passengers were on board the flight and they are collecting details from Beijing and Kuala Lumpur airports.
Chandrika Sharma, executive secretary of the International Collective in Support of Fish workers who hails from Chennai was among the passengers. She was on her way to attend a regional conference for Asia Pacific countries organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation in Mongolia.
The Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea and international aviation authorities have not located the plane several hours after it went missing.
“AAP has given India hope” : Rajmohan Gandhi
Report dated 09/03/2014 @ 2:26 PM
Rajmohan Gandhi who is an AAP candidate for the Lok Sabha says the Aam Aadmi Party has given hope to an India that was truly sick with corruption.
He believes the party is in line with what he has been trying to do for the last 60 years, given that he exited the political scene after losing to then PM Rajiv Gandhi in 1989, and has now decided on a second plunge into politics.
AAP decided to pit Gandhi a scholar and historian, against Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit in the East Delhi constituency. Dikshit is the son of Congress leader and Delhi's three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit.
Gandhi, 78, who divides his time between India and the US where he was a research professor at the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign, finds Arvind Kejriwal ' remarkable and fearless, and whose political work was preceded by very patient community organisation work in Delhi'.
With just over a month before Delhi votes in the general election, Gandhi has started his campaigning and has been travelling in the constituency to garner support.
US NRI rapper Amardeep Basra found dead in Punjab
Report dated 08/03/2014 @ 2:46 PM
Punjab origin rock star Amardeep Singh Basra, 36, popularly known as Deep Cold, was found dead in a club hotel room in Phagwara where he was staying with three other friends, in connection with the wedding function of his US NRI friend Inder Singh, who is also his neighbour in Texas.
Police say the cause of death could be excessive consumption of alcohol but this can only be confirmed after the report of a chemical examination by a board of doctors.
Basra originally from Saloh village of SBS Nagar is survived by his wife and two children.