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David Cameron visits India

Much controversy was made during his visit to Amritsar and Jalianwala Bagh. He acknowledged that the shootings of 1919 were shameful events but refused to apologise for something done so long ago.


Hamadi Jebali, Tunisia Prime Minister, Resigns

Tunisia's prime minister Hamadi Jebali announced his resignation Tuesday following a failed effort to form a technocratic government to see the country out of its political crisis. Tunisians overthrew a dictator in January 2011, sparking the Arab Spring revolutions.


Devanoor’s collection of articles released

Devanoor Mahadeva’s collection of articles Edege Bidda Akshara were released at a function organised by the Hassan district unit of the Dalit Sahitya Parishat and pro-Dalit organisations here on Sunday.


Asoke Kumar Mukerji Appointed As the Next Permanent Representative of India to the UN

Asoke Kumar Mukerji was appointed as the next Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations on 13 February 2013. Mukerji replaced Hardeep Singh Puri who retired in February 2013 after the tenure of two years.


Mohan Parasaran appointed as new solicitor general

Additional solicitor general Mohan Parasaran was appointed as the country's new solicitor general on Friday following the resignation of senior advocate Rohinton Nariman from the post.


Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty named new Lalit Kala Akademi chairman

Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty , a retired bureaucrat who had steered the National Museum and other cultural institutions in the past, was on Tuesday named the new chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi.


Mukund Rajan appointed Tata brand custodian

Tata Sons has appointed Mukund Govind Rajan as brand custodian and group spokesperson with the responsibility to oversee and manage all corporate communications and brand related activities for the group in India and overseas.Additionally, Rajan is to serve as the chief ethics officer of the group and also oversee all Tata group Corporate Social Responsibility activities as Chairman of the Tata Council for Community Initiatives.


Rohinton F Nariman resigns as Solicitor General of India

Eighteen months after his appointment as Solicitor General of India, senior advocate Rohinton Nariman has resigned from the post amid speculation that the decision came over his differences with the Law ministry.


Nobel Prize Awards for 2012


Vasudeva Rao is new IGCAR Director

P.R. Vasudeva Rao took over as Director of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) at Kalpakkam on Thursday from S.C Chetal, who has retired.


S.Janaki refuses to accept Padma Bhushan

Expressing dissatisfaction over the number of people from South India figuring in the Padma awards list for 2013, southern playback singer Sreeramamurthy Janaki Friday refused to accept Padma Bhushan award announced for her on the eve of 64th Republic Day.


EC ropes in Saina Nehwal, Mary Kom to raise voter awareness

The new female ‘national icons’ pressed into service this year are Olympic medallists Saina Nehwal (badminton) and M.C. Mary Kom (boxing). They join existing icons, namely, former President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and Indian cricket captain, M. S. Dhoni, the Commission said in a release.


U.R. Rao to join Satellite Hall of Fame

Prof U R Rao, former Chairman, ISRO and Secretary, Department of Space is being honoured by the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) by inducting him as a Member of the highly prestigious “Satellite Hall of Fame”, Washington.


Wei Wei is the new Chinese Ambassador to India

Career diplomat, Wei Wei, has been appointed as the new ambassador of China to India. He has replaced Zhang Yan who was the Chinese envoy to India for more than four years.


Aaron H. Swartz commits suicide

The accomplished Swartz co-authored the now widely-used RSS 1.0 specification at age 14, founded Infogami which later merged with the popular social news site reddit, and completed a fellowship at Harvard’s Ethics Center Lab on Institutional Corruption. In 2010, he founded DemandProgress.org, a “campaign against the Internet censorship bills SOPA/PIPA.”


Justice D K Jain new Law Commission chairman

The Centre on Monday appointed Justice D K Jain as the chairman of the 12th Law Commission of India less than three weeks before his retirement as a Judge of the Supreme Court.


Veteran actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay passes away

Veteran Bengali film actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay, who worked with renowned directors, passed away on Saturday after battling for life for 15 days at a hospital here. The 87—year—old actor is survived by his wife and two sons, family sources said.


Freedom Fighter Ram Sanehi Sukla passed away


Violin maestro M.S. Gopalakrishnan passed away

Violin maestro Padma Bhushan M.S. Gopalakrishnan whose career spanned over 75 years died at a city hospital following complaints of breathlessness


Ramakrishnan takes over as VSSC Director

Senior scientist with four decades of experience in rocketry, S Ramakrishnan has assumed charge as Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.