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Home » February 28th, 2012 Entries posted on “February, 2012”

Indian hockey players celebrate all night long

NEW DELHI: They played hard and then partied harder. After qualifying for the London Olympicson Sunday night, the Indian hockey team players danced and celebrated till dawn at the team hotel. The birthday of star player Sandeep Singh made it doubly sweeter for the men in blue. Later, in the afternoon, the atmosphere at the team hotel was […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Sports News | Read More »

Q&A: Russia’s presidential election

Not since the 1990s has a Russian presidential election attracted as much interest and intrigue as the vote taking place this Sunday. The run-up to the election has been marked by opposition protests and a surge of opposition activism sparked by Vladimir Putin’s return to stand for a third term after four years as prime […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in World News | Read More »

National Counter Terrorism Centre will miss its launch on March 1st

NEW DELHI: The National Counter Terrorism Centre(NCTC) will miss its scheduled launch on March 1 as the home ministry’s consultations with the states, who have objected to its “anti-federal” provisions , are expected only on March 10. The anti-terror body is being put on hold in the wake of stiff opposition from nearly a dozen chief […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Indian News | Read More »

Jaya waits to spring Kudankulam U-turn

Chennai, Feb. 27: The Jayalalithaa government could distance itself from the Kudankulam nuclear power plant protests after an Assembly by-election near the site, given widespread resentment in other parts of Tamil Nadu over power cuts. From Monday, Chennai residents will have to do with an additional hour without electricity. A two-hour power cut happens almost daily […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Indian News | Read More »

10 years of Gujarat riots: The limits of Narendra Modi’s political strategy

NEW DELHI: Exactly 10 years after the Godhra carnage, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modicontinues to be haunted by memories of the conflagration and the riots that took place thereafter. He may have provided a corruptionfree administration, taken the state on a high growth rate trajectory and in the process become the darling of industrialists. But the […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Indian News | Read More »

BJP tames BS Yeddyurappa: Deadline for reinstating him as CM passes off without incident

  NEW DELHI: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa appeared to be a tamed man on Monday as his February 27 deadline for BJP ended without any signs of revolt from the sulking leader. That his threats of rebellion had fizzled out were apparent when he said, “even now, people say make Yeddyurappa, the chief minister. I am not asking […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

The Artist’ paints town black & white

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LOS ANGELES: “The Artist” won five Academy Awards including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood’s highest honours since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. Among other prizes on Sunday for the black-andwhite comic melodrama were best actor forJean Dujardin and director for Michel Hazanavicius . In a night of few surprises, the other top Oscars went to Meryl […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

‘Disclosures deplorable and illegal’

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  LONDON: WikiLeaks said on Monday it was publishing a massive trove of leaked emails from the US intelligence analysis firm Stratfor, , shedding light on the inner workings of the Texas-based think tank. Assange accused Stratfor of running a network of paid informants, monitoring activist groups on behalf of major multinationals and making investments based on its secret intelligence. However […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

Sharp hike in fuel prices likely after elections


With the Indian crude oil basket touching $123 per barrel on Monday and the Union government faced with a mounting subsidy bill that threatens to touch Rs. 1,50,000 crore, a sharp hike in the price of diesel, petrol and domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders is likely to take place soon after the conclusion of […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Top Stories | Read More »

India outsourced: Manmohanomics 2.0

Last week, Mint columnists, Haseeb Drabu and Anurag Behar, made two pertinent and interesting observations. Drabu said the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) was rapidly emerging the investor of last resort for the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) to make good its fiscal obligation of investing in the banks it owns to enhance their capital. Behar, […]

February 27th, 2012 | Posted in Business India News | Read More »

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