Hero Group CFO arrested in Citibank fraud case

Gurgaon: Hero Group CFO Sanjay Gupta has been arrested by Gurgaon police in the multi-crore Citibank fraud case. Sources told CNN-IBN that Gupta recommended Citibak employee Shivraj Puri to other people in the Hero Group in return for a commission of about Rs 20 crore from him.He has been sent to police custody for five days. Gupta was also aware of the fact that Puri used to present fake Securities and Exchange Board of India circulars while making the transaction.They are not ruling out the involvement of other top officials of the company in the fraud and claim that Puri used to keep in touch with Gupta on regular basis. Police suspect that employees of other banks and companies may also be involved in the nearly Rs 300 crore fraud case masterminded by Puri.

Workers strike in Dubai after labor camp riot

DUBAI - Workers at a Dubai labor camp are staging a rare strike after a melee with security guards. A company official overseeing the workers says the riot broke out late Saturday after long-standing allegations of mistreatment by the guards. The official from Jams HR Solutions describes the damage as "huge" with at least 40 buses destroyed and furniture and windows smashed.

Strong 6.5 magnitude quake hits Chile, no injuries

SANTIAGO, Jan 2 (Reuters) - A strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit central Chile on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, local emergency officials said. The quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey reported as 7.1 magnitude, struck the town of Tirua almost 70 km (44 miles)northwest of Temuco, the director of the country’s Onemi emergency office said.

Mobile immigration office will help expatriates to avoid long queues

DUBAI // Visa applicants can hire a free "mobile office" that will come to their homes or offices to process immigration documents. It is expected to save expatriates from braving long queues at government facilities.

Bitter chill in north India leaves 30 dead

New Delhi: An intense cold wave has gripped northern India, claiming more than thirty lives already.Five more deaths were reported across Uttar Pradesh as the mercury dipped due to rains at some places. While a 70-year-old man and a two-year-old boy died in Bahraich and Farukkhabad districts respectively, one death each was reported from Sitapur, Mahoba and Chitrakoot in the last 24 hours. Etawah was the coldest at 6.1 degrees, Lucknow was warmer at 8. Uttaranchal’s capital Dehradun recorded a low of 6 degrees. Delhi experienced its coldest day of the season as it went below 15 degrees for the first time this winter.

India to get key UNSC role in fighting terror

Washington: India, which has joined the UN Security Council after a of gap of 19 years, is most likely to be given a key responsibility by this powerful 15-membered body in fight against terrorism; thus acknowledging New Delhi’s prominent role in the global war against terror. Diplomatic sources privy to the discussions at the United Nations headquarters in New York told talks are in advance stage to request India to head one of its two key counter-terrorism committees. Ahead of its joining the Security Council on January 1, in its informal consultations with its other key members, India had made its intentions clear that it wants to make the fight against terrorism a priority area during its two-year term as the non-permanent member of the council.

Nintendo 3DS could harm kids’ eyesight

The European launch will take place in Amsterdam in January with the first consoles due to go on sale in Britain in March. The device will go on sale in Japan in February and is due for release in the US the following month. The 3DS is vital for the future of Nintendo, which disappointed many children around the world after it was unable to launch the product in time for Christmas. The failure to go on sale in the crucial trading period wiped tens of millions of pounds off the company’s stock market value.

Annual NSS Special Camp of Milagres College kallianpur inaugurated
Annual NSS Special Camp of Milagres College kallianpur inaugurated

Annual NSS Special Camp of Milagres College kallianpur inaugurated

Girl who wanted policeman to party with her arrested

Suspect was drunk when she was stopped at a police checkpoint. Manama: A drunk girl who asked a Kuwaiti police offer to party with her had to spend her New Year eve in jail. According to the case documents reported in Kuwaiti daily Arab Times, the girl was drunk when she was stopped at a checkpoint.

110-year-old man ready to wed again.

KUALA LUMPUR - A 110-year-old Malaysian man who has been looking for a wife said he was ready to marry again after an 82-year-old woman responded to his wish, a report said Sunday.

UAE rents to decline further this year

Abu Dhabi market likely to become more tenancy-driven despite supply crunch continuing Dubai/Abu Dhabi: Rents in Abu Dhabi will soften further this year even though demand exceeds supply. However, analysts acknowledge that the Abu Dhabi rental market is undergoing a similar transition to a tenant-driven one.

Nightmare for AI passengers flying to Chicago..

New Delhi: The passengers on an Air India flight were kept waiting for more than eight hours inside the aircraft on Friday night for their flight to take off. But it never did. Flight AI 127 was supposed to take off at 1:30 am. But then got delayed by two hours due to operational issues.

’Only Ponting can beat Tendulkar’s record’

Sydney: Former Australian fast bowler Glen Mcgrath feels that Ricky Ponting can bounce back from a slump in form and also beat Sachin Tendulkar’s record of maximum runs in Test cricket. "I always had a lot of faith in Ricky as a captain and a bloke. I would play under him any day of the week. I have still got total faith in him," McGrath was quoted as saying in The Daily Telegraph.

UID can now be your official ID proof

New Delhi: Kartik Burman, 46, is a rag picker from Bengal, living near Nizamuddin in Delhi for the past 10 years. He is being enrolled for the Unique Identification Project or the UID. So when he goes out to demand a job under NREGA or get a ration card he won’t have a problem. The likes of this old rag picker too are hoping for a better deal in life. Mukhtar Ahmed, homeless, says, "It will help, I can get a job and I can get a ration card".

Japan population shrinks by record in 2010

TOKYO - Japan’s population fell by a record amount last year as the number of deaths climbed to an all-time high in the quickly aging country, the government said Saturday.

Bank loans turn dearer with the dawn of 2011

Major banks, on Saturday, raised their lending and deposit rates by up to 1 percentage point with the dawn of the new year.

Mysoreans welcome New Year with a bang

With the chilling cold setting in slowly through the night, the revving music played by DJs and the easily flowing wine set the dance floors on fire at different places in the city.

Attur shrine captivates devotees worldwide

On the foothills of Parpale Hill at Karkala lies St Lawrence Church, a miraculous shrine with rich history that dates back to 1759 AD. The picturesque shrine on the placid hill has been attracting devotees worldwide, who are marvelled by its beauty and its legend.

Starting with 1.1.11 - 2011 will be year of peace, finance

New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The power of one was in full play on the first day of the year - 01.01.2011, a date flaunting a large number of 1s, which in the astro-science of numerology corresponds to the sun. And the sun in astrology symbolises power, fire, charting of new courses, independence and also leadership.

One dead and 21 wounded in fire of plane in Surgut

MOSCOW, January 1 -- One died and 21 were wounded in the fire of a plane in Surgut, a source in the region’s law enforcement authorities told Itar-Tass reporter on the phone on Saturday.

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