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Indians feel themselves most hard working after Americans
Report dated 11/12/2013 @ 10:21 PM
A majority of Indians consider themselves as the most hard-working lot after Americans, says a latest study.
According to global market research company Monster-GfK, 85 per cent of the people surveyed in India say they think US workers are most industrious.
Besides, Indians rank their own nation a close second, with four out of five Indians (81 per cent) considering themselves a hard-working nation, followed by China (79 per cent) and Germany (75 per cent).
The survey said that two in five (40 per cent) Indians have a strong belief in their country's competitive spirit, but the majority of the population actually doesn't feel fully confident about their country's ability to completely bounce back from economic hardship.
Gay sex is a criminal offence rules Supreme Court
Report dated 11/12/2013 @ 10:17 PM
In a blow to gay rights activists, the Supreme Court on Dec 11 upheld the constitutional validity of the penal provision making gay sex an offence punishable with upto life imprisonment.
A bench of the Supreme Court set aside the Delhi High Court's verdict which had in 2009 decriminalised gay sex among consenting adults in private.
The bench allowed the appeals filed by various social and religious organisations challenging the high court verdict on the ground that gay sex is against the cultural and religious values of the country.
The bench, however, put the ball in Parliament's court to take a decision on the controversial issue, saying it is for the legislature to debate and decide on the matter.
With the apex court verdict, the operation of penal provision against gay sex has come into force.
The bench said Parliament is authorised to delete section 377 of IPC but till the time this penal provision is there, the court cannot legalise this kind of sexual relationship.
Priyanka Chopra gifts herself a new Rolls Royce
Report dated 09/12/2013 @ 5:57 PM
The beautiful successful Bollywood actress and singer Priyanka Chopra decided to pamper herself so she bought a brand new Rolls Royce.
Priyanka is said to have splurged Rs.2 crore on the new Rolls Royce, and wants to get the interior done according to her wishes, which include a good music system and large storage space where she can store her favourite foods.
Priyanka is patient too, she is quite ready to customize her car on her own terms and doesn't mind waiting for it.
Activist Arvind Kejriwal dethrones powerful Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit
Report dated 09/12/2013 @ 5:55 PM
Engineer turned civil servant Arvind Kejriwal kicked off his political debut and his Aad Aadmi Party when he swept Sheikh Dikshit out of office and also out of her constituency. Kejriwal was largely instrumental in ending the 15-year rule of the incumbent chief minister who was defeated on her own turf by a huge margin of 25,864 votes.
Kejriwal who is a Ramon Magsaysay award winner was part of Team Anna Hazare. He was a member of the committee constituted by the Government to draft the Jan Lokpal bill, the draft of which was rejected by Congress who challenged them to join politics and fight the system from within, to get the Jan Lokpal Bill passed.
Kejriwal took the plunge into politics and formed the "Aam Aadmi Party, (AAP) with an emphasis on fielding only candidates with a 'clean' image for all the 70 assembly constituencies. The support the AAP received was outstanding and included NRIs from abroad.
Kejriwal was born in August 1968 in Hisar, Haryana, and is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He joined Tata Steel in 1989 and left in 1992 after which he joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1995.
Kejriwal is married to Sunita, also an IRS officer and his batch mate from the National Academy of Administration in Mussorie. The couple have a daughter and a son.
Bride becomes latest victim of acid attack
Report dated 08/12/2013 @ 5:39 PM
A bride from Barnala, who was about to marry a boy from Doraha, had gone to the beauty parlour to get ready for her wedding when some unidentified people threw acid on her and two beauticians.
Police have registered a case and have begun a hunt for the accused. There is however, some confusion over the exact number of attackers.
The acid attack came just days after the Supreme Court told the state to regulate acid sales by March 31, 2014.