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People in News – Bhupen Hazarika

Bhupen Hazarika Being a singer, poet, music director and lyricist, he was a doyen in Indian Music. He hailed from Assam and is known for writing strong lyrics with themes of communal harmony, universal justice and empathy. He was awarded… Continue Reading →

People in News – Vijaya Lakshmi Emani

Vijaya Lakshmi Emani U.S. Presdent Barack Obama has honoured Indian-American activist Vijaya Lakhsmi Emnani posthumously with the Presidential Citizens Medal for her courage in overcoming and speaking out against domestic abuse in the Indian-American community. Vijaya Emani was born at… Continue Reading →

People in News – Abu Salem

Abu Salem The Portuguese high court ordered termination of extradition of underworld don Abu Salem for breach of agreement by India for slapping offences which attract death penalty. Salem tried in eight criminal cases including the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts… Continue Reading →

People in News – Raj Rajaratnam

Rajaratnam Sri Lanka born Raj Rajaratnam, a billionaire hedge fund manager convicted in May on 14 counts of securities fraud and conspiracy, was handed a 11-year jail term by a Manhattan court which is said to be the longest sentence… Continue Reading →

People in News – Shanti Tigga

Shanti Tigga 35-year-old Sapper Shanti Tigga joined the 969 Railway Engineer Regiment of Territorial Army (TA) becoming the first woman jawan. “Women are allowed to join the armed forces only as officers in the non-combat units. But Tigga has earned… Continue Reading →

People in News – Ustad Azizuddin

Ustad Azizuddin Khan, an illustrious member of the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana passed away in on 23 August 2011. He was called Baba by his disciples

People in News – Binayak Sen

Binayak Sen Human Rights activist Binayak Sen has been made member of the Planning Commission’s Steering Committee on Health , which will advise the panel on the Twelfth Five year Plan (2012-1017). He was released on bail from the Raipur… Continue Reading →

People in News -Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi

Tiger’ Pataudi Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, one of India’s greatest cricket captains ever, suffering from interstitial lung disease, a condition in which the passage of oxygen to the two lungs is less than normal, died recently. Pataudi was the youngest… Continue Reading →

People in News – Sunil Mittal

Sunil Mittal Leading international business school INSEAD has honoured Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder, Chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprises, with its Business Leader for the Whole Award. The award is given to business leaders who gave set new standards… Continue Reading →

People in News – M. F. Husain

M.F. Husain M.F. Husain, India’s one of the foremost modern painter and an internationally recognised artist, passed away on 9th June 2011 in London. He was 97. He was Born in Pandharpur in Maharashtra. Husain lived in Dubai and London… Continue Reading →