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Indian women are world's most stressed
Report dated 30/06/2011 @ 3:20 AM
According to a Neilsen survey conducted in 21 countries this year, women in emerging markets are more stressed than their counterparts in developing nations, and Indian women are the most stressed of all.
Statistics quoted found that 87 percent of Indian women say they feel stressed most of the time and 82 percent have no time to relax. Notwithstanding, Indian women were most likely to spend any extra cash they have on themselves, citing the desirables as clothes followed by health and beauty products and home electronics.
Mexican women came in second in terms of stress, followed by Russia.
In developed countries Spain headed the stress levels at 66 percent followed by France. In the US 53 percent said they were stressed.
The most optimistic women were in Turkey followed by Nigerians and Malaysians.
Delhi man fakes NRI father's death to claim insurance
Report dated 30/06/2011 @ 3:17 AM
Chetan Oberoi was arrested for faking the death of his NRI father in order to claim Rs.5 million insurance money.
Oberoi allegedly planned the fake death last year with the help of six others, and in fact, to make the death appear genuine, he cremated a dog at the cremation grounds and solemnly also performed the last rites.
The plot came to light when an investigating officer of an American based insurance company approached police for confirmation of the details.
Chetan has been arrested and remanded to custody and a case filed against him and six others for making a forged death certificate.
Meanwhile his father Janakraj Oberoi is alive and well and is in the US with his older son Harsh Oberoi.
Mid Day journalist was victim of Mafia hit
Report dated 29/06/2011 @ 1:48 AM
Mumbai police say they have cracked the case of the murder of MiD Day journalist J Dey, who was gunned down in front of his home a few weeks ago.
Seven people have been arrested and remanded to police custody including Rohit Thangappan Joseph 34, (alias Satish Kaliya); Abhijit Shinde 28, Arun Dake 27, Sachin Gaikwad 27, Anil Waghmode 35, Nilesh Shendge 34, and Mangesh Agwane 52. Police are not yet sure of the motive behind the crime.
Kaliya confessed that don Chota Rajan paid him Rs.500,000 to kill Dey. Police say they seized the murder weapon and ten cell phones, as well as the motorbikes and an SUV that was used in the drive by shooting.
During his twenty year long career, journalist J Dey 56, covered the crime scene, particularly the Mumbai underworld.
India rises to 12th on list of millionaires
Report dated 29/06/2011 @ 1:47 AM
According to a report by Capgemini and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, India is in 12th place on the list of countries with the most millionaires, at 153,000.
Asia with 3.3 million has the highest number of high net-worth millionaires followed by Europe's 3.1 million. The US has the highest number at around 3 million and China ranks fourth with 535,000. Africa showed the biggest increase in the number of millionaires by region.
Growth in the number of global millionaires slowed from 17 percent in 2009.
Police continue to lord it over civilians
Report dated 27/06/2011 @ 11:53 PM
Lucknow Police officials picked up Senior Journalist Shalabh Mani Tripathi, state bureau chief of Hindi news Channel IBN7, as he was leaving his office. Tripathi was manhandled and his assistant was beaten before they were both forcibly taken into custody.
Tripathi alleged police have threatened to implicate him in a false case.
In another case of police highhandedness, an Express News reporter, Shahid Ansari was stopped by a Mumbai traffic constable for violating a traffic law. Ansari agreed to pay the fine, but he was taken to the police station.
Ansari's cellphone, licence and media identity card were taken from him and police proceeded to beat him up. His injuries required medical attention.
Ansari is demanding that action be taken as he was assaulted in the police station by a traffic constable and CCTV footage can be used to verify his allegations.