March 2012

Biggest Patent Fight in Indian Tech

The claimed damages make it the largest patent suit in India's IT and telecom space.

Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka: Pati, Patni aur Woe?

With all the drama surrounding their friendship, these pictures are only going to fan the rumour flames even further as people continue to speculate on Don and his Jungli Billi’s relationship status.

Lakshmi Mittal Tops Asian Rich List

NRI steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and his family continue to head the Asian Rich List-2012 despite their wealth coming down by 2 billion pounds at 13.5 billion pounds.

Russia's Largest Hindu Temple Facing Demolition

Following an arbitration court decision on the biggest Hindu Temple of Russia will now be demolished.

Now, a Peek into Secretive Nobel Selection Process

The unprecedented revelations come as the committee tackles public criticism over its choice of Nobel laureates in the last few years, especially for the peace prize.

Your Child's Milk Tooth can Save her Life

Still relatively new in India, dental stem cell banking is fast gaining popularity as a more viable option over umbilical cord blood banking.

Cow Urine Sold for $3 Per Litre

Cow urine, according to Ayurvedic treatises, is considered to be a detoxifier and blood purifier, activates the kidney and urinary tract, helps in production of red blood cells and haemoglobin, increases immunity and appetite, and cures hereditary rheumatism

Former Naval Chief says VK Singh’s Image is Being Tarnished

India’s former chief of Naval staff, Vishnu Bhagwat — who was also the first and only sacked-while-serving chief, by the George Fernandes headed defence ministry in 1998 — has come out strongly in support of the beleaguered Army Chief VK Singh.

India’s Cowardice in Dealing with China on Tibet Slammed

“New Delhi’s cowardice when it comes to defending democratic values should trouble all those in the West who champion India because it is a democracy,” said Forbes magazine.

NRI Honeymoon Murder Case: Shrien Dewani gets Temporary Relief

The high-profile extradition case has been halted for now.

Indian Mission in China Stops Help, Traders on Streets

Sources said the embassy has spent more than $7,000 on their hotel bills and that it cannot pay them endlessly as its responsibility is limited to ensuring that they get justice.

Earth Hour Dilemma: Facebook Like Button Harms Planet

With every email, every tweet, every appeal watched on YouTube or "liked" on Facebook, environmentalists are stoking the very problem they want to resolve.

IIT-Delhi Country's Highest-ranked Institution

As per the Quacquarelli Symonds global system of ranking of higher education institutions for 2011, IIT-Delhi is the overall highest ranking institution in India

Norway Child Welfare Service Recommends Uncle to Get Custody of Children

The child welfare service have said that the children can leave immediately after the court finally gives the permission for the children to be removed from the foster home.

Angkor Vat Replica to Come up in Bihar

A bigger version of the famous 12th century Angkor Vat temple in Cambodia is set to come up in Bihar's Vaishali district. And with some help from corporate houses and rich Indians abroad, it aims to be the world's largest Hindu temple.

Bangkok's Insect Food

Insect food -- that is what it is popularly called in the Thai capital-- is a delicacy among the locals as well as the tourists. And your visit to the land of smiles is not over, it is said, till you savour the snacks.

Indian Elephant in Ireland Runs Around Cars in Shopping Centre

"Baby", a 40-year-old Indian elephant with an Irish circus, escaped its handlers and ran on the streets near a busy shopping centre in Cork.

NRI Honeymoon Murder: New CCTV Footage Emerges

The new footage obtained by the BBC shows Shrien and Anni Dewani kissing hours before the murder and raises questions about the credibility of a key witness who is also filmed.

Life After Paa: The Unintended Bad Effects of a Good Movie

Life is not, however, a Bollywood movie — nor can its woes be cured by one, however well-made and -intentioned. And sometimes the law of unintended consequences can thwart the kindest deeds.

Gen VK Singh Fires One More Salvo

In the ongoing “war minus the shooting”, Gen VK Singh has fired one more salvo by asking the Central Bureau of Investigation to investigate corruption charges against a serving Lieutenant General who is second in line to be the Army chief

Bangalore Costliest Indian City to Live In

Consumer Price Index (CPI) shows that Bangalore is a couple of notches higher than the all-India cost-of-living average, with financial capital Mumbai just a shade behind.

The Age of Insourcing

As insourcing gains momentum in what is the most important future destination for Indian manufactured goods, the window will close faster than we realise. Obama has launched the rhetoric that could reshape the US. Who will start the debate in India?

UP Student's $2,62,500 Facebook Job

The boy, a B Tech final year student at the Moti Lal Nehru national Institute of Technology (MNNIT) Allahabad, has refused to reveal his name for security reasons.

Army Chief Drops Another Bribery Bomb

The Army chief’s latest “complaint’’ reached the CBI headquarters yesterday, barely a day after a team from the agency visited the South Block office of the Army Chief to commence the probe into the bribery charges made by him.

Rajat Gupta Wins a Key Ruling, Loses on Wiretaps

Gupta has pleaded not guilty and is scheduled to go on trial May 21.

A Rail for Two Cities

The government must now do a Satyam on Air India and lavish the attention it now ladles to the beleaguered airline on the Indian Railways.

Move to Hike H1B Visa Fee will Hit Indian IT Companies

USCIS listed out the details of the fees to be filed by the applicants for H-1B visas, which starts from a base fee of $325 to $2,000 by the petitioner who employs 50 or more employees in the US — where more than 50 percent of its workers in the US are in H-1B or L-1 non- immigrant status.

Does Leaked Gen Singh Letter Mean Spies have Access Too

The documents should strictly be no-go area for outsiders. Simply because the matters involved are not meant for fish market discussion and insane television debates.

Is the $1.5 Million Maid an Isolated Case

Adhikaar, the Woodside, Queens based non-profit which brought Gurung's case to light is reviewing "at least five" other cases of Indian employers exploiting their domestic workers from India

Apple to Offer Refund to Australian Buyers of New iPad

The consumer watchdog argues that Apple's advertising was misleading and wants the court to force the company to correct its ads, refund any affected buyers and impose penalties.

H-1B Visa Applications to be Accepted from April 2: US

The congressionally mandated numerical limitation on H-1B petitions for the fiscal year 2012-13 is 65,000, as has been in the previous years.

Corruption is a Way of Life in Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanams

The Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanams (TTD) not only manages one of the most revered temples in India but is also the richest temple board in the country.

Is Government Serious about Saving the Ganga?

The government's apathy can be seen from the fact that the National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA) - a body constituted under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for cleaning the Ganga -- has met only twice since its inception in 2009.

Walk of the Stars to Begin with Kapoors

The property, akin to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, will be launched in the company of Kareena Kapoor and her "Heroine" director, Madhur Bhandarkar.

When Grandparents Want to be Parents

The issue here is not about contracts or the exploitation of poor women as wombs for rent. It’s about the moral right to be parents again.

The Indian Tech Scare

It is up to the Indian software services industry and the government to assuage fears during the US election season

138 Professional Colleges to Shut Shop

This might be the beginning of the end of the so-called mom and pop education shops that mushroomed across the country at the turn of the century

Kingfisher Stops Operations to Several Destinations

The airline said an immediate priority is to access its funds to pay outstanding staff salaries.

India in Worlds Top Most Eco confident List

The Indian economy has continuously recorded high growth rates and has become the second most preferred destination for foreign investments and business.

Apple in a Pickle for Misleading Claims in iPad Advertising

The consumer watchdog will apply to the Federal Court this morning for orders against Apple over "misleading" advertising for the latest iPad.

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