The government has named Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India. He will replace Vinod Rai whose term comes to an end on Thursday, May 23.
Sanjay Dutt goes to jail: It is now endgame for Sanjay Dutt in the 20-year-long saga that saw him charged with illegal arms possession in the 1993 Bombay blasts. The actor surrendered in a TADA court in Mumbai and spent the night in the Arthur Road jail. He will be moved to Pune's Yerawada Jail to begin the 42 months left of the five-year jail term he was handed by the Supreme Court.
NDTV.com | Tuesday May 21, 2013
Baburao Yadav, a right-arm medium fast bowler, is a former Vidarbha and Railways player. On Monday, the 30-year-old was detained for questioning by the Delhi police in the ongoing IPL spot-fixing case and on Tuesday, he was arrested.
NDTV.com (With inputs from Reuters) | Tuesday May 21, 2013
Phaneesh Murthy has had his share of both fame and controversy in a long and often glittering career as a global IT executive. However, his sacking as the chief executive officer of California-based iGate Corp may bring to an end his ambition of taking on India's IT biggies such as Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys.
Associated Press | Friday May 17, 2013
Vikram Pandit abruptly stepped down as CEO of Citigroup in October 2012, surprising Wall Street, after steering the bank through the 2008 financial crisis and the choppy years that followed. Mr Pandit will also relinquish his seat on Citi's board of directors.
NDTV Cricket | Thursday May 16, 2013
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila shocked the Indian cricket fraternity with the latest spot-fixing scandal on May 16, 2013, during the ongoing Indian Premier League season. Arrest of the 30-year-old Sreesanth, is probably the most shocking given his international experience and the fact that he is a Test player. He has not figured in India whites or blues, though, since August 18, 2011 Test match against England.
K Siddaramaiah is not known to mince words or hide his ambitions. Whenever BJP members in the last government taunted him about being ambitious, Mr Siddaramaiah, then Leader of the Opposition, would aggressively and without hesitation declare that he would one day be Chief Minister of Karnataka.
Press Trust of India | Sunday May 12, 2013, Islamabad
Nawaz Sharif, known as the 'Lion of Punjab' who has promised to restart peace process with India and is set to be elected for a third innings as Pakistan Prime Minister, is seen as someone who can fix the country's bleeding economy but is considered soft on the Taliban.
Eminent lawyer Ashwani Kumar's career as Law Minister ironically came undone following a legal tangle of elephantine proportions, which put him in trouble at his place of work. Mr Kumar lists as his profession, 'Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India.'
Pawan Kumar Bansal, who has quit as Union Railways Minister today following allegations about his involvement in a bribery scam, is a Congress veteran who won his first Lok Sabha election from Chandigarh in 1991.