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International Left Hander’s Day celebrated
Report dated 15/08/2011 @ 11:35 PM
Lefties in India, notably in Ludhiana, commemorated August 13, International Left Handers' Day, honoured to be in the company of a bunch of exalted celebrities that include Prince William, Martina Navratilova, Nicole Kidman, Amitabh Bachchan and many many more.
The day is celebrated to promote awareness of the inconveniences that left-handed people face in a predominantly right-handed world. Lefties in fact form upto 10 percent of the population of the world.
Reminiscing about being a lefty, one Ludhiana native Rajinder Kumar 28, recalled how he was scolded by his family as a child. Kumar who loves playing street cricket is fondly known as 'Sourav Ganguly'.
Lefties who are technically called sinistral, are proud and grateful that a day has been dedicated to them.
Customs nab NRI with undeclared gold in knee pads
Report dated 14/08/2011 @ 11:46 PM
Adam Hameez 30, landed in Mumbai from Dubai and tried to go through the green channel when he was intercepted by Customs officials. On examination he was found with 4 kg of gold jewellery and other items concealed in his knee pads.
Hameez from Karnataka confessed that he was a carrier for a supplier who paid his fare and gave him an additional Rs.20,000.
Officials are now tracking Hameez's contact.
India lose No.1 Cricket Test status
Report dated 14/08/2011 @ 11:32 PM
India's 20 month reign as the number one Cricket Test team ended during the match against England when they slumped to an innings and 242 run defeat letting England clinch the four match series by taking a 3-0 lead.
The worst defeat India suffered to date was by an innings and 336 runs against the West Indies in Kolkata in 1958.
What was billed as a high-profile series beween two top teams was reduced to a total mismatch, and India's shoddy and listless performance against England came as a big let-down, marking the first Test series defeat for Captain Dhoni.
India have lost the series and the lead spot but more could be in store for them if they lose the fourth Test. If indeed they do, India will move down to number three and South Africa will take the number two spot.
Anna Hazare rakhis very popular this Raksha Bandhan
Report dated 14/08/2011 @ 1:20 AM
Beating out India's beloved cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni, rakhis sporting the face of Anna Hazare the 74 year old Gandhian are turning out to be the best selling festival bracelets.
Shopkeepers confirm that Anna rakhis are selling briskly, making him a clear leader over other well loved personalities
Anna Hazare, the activist whose fast unto death against corruption stopped the country in its tracks, has become a huge hero among the people.
Air India sacks chief Jhadav as airline struggles to survive
Report dated 14/08/2011 @ 1:18 AM
The government has removed Air India chairman and managing director Arvind Jhadav and has split the post in two. Civil aviation secretary Nasim Zaidi will be chairman and Rohit Nandan, joint secretary in the civil aviation minister will be managing director of the airline. Both appointments will be interim posts till the government decides on suitable candidates.
The government is also expected to fill two vacancies on the Air India Board after Amit Mitra and Anand Mahindra resigned as independent directors.
Jadhav 55, has been criticised for the financial crisis the airline faces. During his tenure he has been under attack from pilots and political parties and for the three major strikes by pilots and other staff.