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Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral dies in Delhi

Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral dies in Delhi

Friday November 30, 2012

Former Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral died in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of Delhi today. He would have turned 93 on December 4.

Rupert Murdoch's mother dies at 103

Rupert Murdoch's mother dies at 103

Wednesday December 05, 2012

Elisabeth Murdoch, mother of News Corp tycoon Rupert and a famed philanthropist, has died at the age of 103, Australian news reports said late today.

Obama leads Forbes power list, Manmohan Singh at No. 19

Obama leads Forbes power list, Manmohan Singh at No. 19

Thursday December 06, 2012

When it comes to power, politics trumps business, according to a new Forbes ranking on Wednesday that found heads of state occupying six of the top 10 spots among the world's most powerful people, led by President Barack Obama.

Parthasarathy Shome appointed adviser to Finance Minister

Parthasarathy Shome appointed adviser to Finance Minister

Thursday December 06, 2012

Dr. Parthasarathy Shome has been appointed adviser to the Finance Minister in the rank of Minister of State, the government announced in a brief statement.

Suresh Vaswani joins Dell as president

Suresh Vaswani joins Dell as president

Thursday December 06, 2012, New Delhi

Technology major Dell has appointed former Wipro co-CEO Suresh Vaswani as president of Dell Services, its over $8 billion IT services arm.

Software guru McAfee blogs from detention

Software guru McAfee blogs from detention

Thursday December 06, 2012, Guatemala City

Software company founder John McAfee was updating his blog from a Guatemalan immigration detention center on Thursday after his arrest for illegally entering the country ended a bizarre weeks-long journey as a blogging fugitive claiming to be persecuted by authorities in Belize.

Guatemalan police arrest software guru John McAfee

Guatemalan police arrest software guru John McAfee

Thursday December 06, 2012, Guatemala City

Software company founder John McAfee was arrested by Guatemalan police for entering the country illegally, ending his bizarre weeks-long journey as a blogging fugitive claiming to be persecuted by authorities in Belize.

Tata denies accusing government of inaction

Tata denies accusing government of inaction

Saturday December 08, 2012

Tata Sons today denied that group Chairman Ratan Tata has used words such as "venal" business environment or accused the government of "inaction" in media interviews.

India's image hurt by scams, court process, retrospective taxation: Ratan Tata

India's image hurt by scams, court process, retrospective taxation: Ratan Tata

Sunday December 09, 2012

The outgoing chairman of the Tata group Ratan Tata is "rattled" by India's current image emerging from scams and retrospective taxation, and wants the government to give an "irreversible commitment" that law of the land has sanctity.

Tatas won't get into airline business, says Ratan Tata

Tatas won't get into airline business, says Ratan Tata

Sunday December 09, 2012

Once pioneers in civil aviation, the Tata group is unlikely to get into the sector because of "destructive competition", its outgoing chairman Ratan Tata indicated today.

Optimum level of control needed for Indian markets: Shome

Optimum level of control needed for Indian markets: Shome

Sunday December 09, 2012, New Delhi

Pitching for optimum level control over the financial sector, a financial expert has said that it should be not so excessive as to kill the development agenda.

Montek has outstanding loan of Rs 1.5 crore for house purchase

Montek has outstanding loan of Rs 1.5 crore for house purchase

Thursday December 13, 2012, New Delhi

Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, has an outstanding loan of Rs 1.5 crore for purchase of a house in posh Greater Kailash locality here, according to an RTI reply.

Zuckerberg donates $500 million for health, education

Zuckerberg donates $500 million for health, education

Wednesday December 19, 2012, San Francisco

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is donating half a billion dollars in Facebook stock to a Silicon Valley charity, his second major donation since committing to giving away most of his wealth.

Barack Obama named Time Person of the Year for second time

Barack Obama named Time Person of the Year for second time

Wednesday December 19, 2012, New York

US President Barack Obama has been named the '2012 Person of the Year' by Time magazine, which said the re-elected commander-in-chief is the "symbol" and "architect" of a culturally and demographically changing America.

Ratan Tata apologises to Prime Minister

Ratan Tata apologises to Prime Minister

Thursday December 20, 2012, New Delhi

Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata has dubbed as "completely untrue" critical comments against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attributed to him in an interview and apologised for "any embarrassment" that the "misrepresentation" may have caused to him or the government.