Archive for April 9, 2010

Twist in the tale. Sania-Shoeb Marriage Today 9th April.

April 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Sania-Shoeb Saga has reached its logic conclussion, the marriage and Nikkah will be pronounced today.

Hyderabad, Apr 9 (PTI) In yet another surprising twist to the Sania Mirza-Shoaib Malik affair, the Indian tennis star has decided to marry the Pakistani cricketer today instead of the previously decided date of April 15.

Quazi Azmatullah Jaffri of Dar-Ul-Qazzat confirmed that the nikah will be performed after evening prayers here today.

The couple had earlier announced that they would tie the knot on April 15 but as it turns out that date has been set for their reception ceremony to be attended by about about 500 guests at the Taj Krishna hotel.

Ever since they announced their wedding, the couple had been hounded by the media over Shoaib’s first marriage. Another Hyderabad girl Ayesha Siddiqui had alleged that Shopaib married her over phone before dumping her without a divorce due to her weight problems.

Shoaib initially denied the allegations and claimed that Ayesha duped him into a phone marriage by sending photographs of a different woman. The all-rounder, however, finally agreed to divorce her after being pressurised by community leaders. Read more…

Rahul Gandhi to flag off Congress’ ‘Chetna Yatra’ in UP on April 14

April 9, 2010 Leave a comment

“Rahul Gandhi will flag off ten vehicles to form the part of party’s chetna yatra at a function to be organised at Ambedkar Nagar district on April 14,” Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi told reporters in Lucknow.

Joshi said that after the flag off, party’s yatra will begin from 10 corners of the state.

“As a part of the yatra, we will make people aware with the history of the party and its programmes,” she said.

The Congress leader said that the yatra will cover one assembly segment every day during which five public meetings will be held.

About the programme, the UPCC chief said it will be attended by a large number of people and party workers.

When asked about BSP’s programme on the same day, Joshi said that it was a government rally. “I am happy that after three years, BSP has given a call to organise rallies on the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar,” she said.

Joshi claimed that her party had decided to organise Ambedkar Nagar programme much in advance.

Food price inflation accelerates to 17.7pc

April 9, 2010 1 comment

Infaltion, making life tough for common man. Any recpite ?

New Delhi, Apr 8 (PTI) Higher prices of milk, fruits and pulses pushed food inflation to 17.70 per cent for the week ended March 27, fueling expectations that Reserve Bank of India may further tighten rates in its annual monetary policy on April 20.
Food inflation in the previous week stood at 16.35 per cent. With prices of essential items rising and fears of food inflation spreading to manufactured goods, the overall inflation for March, data for which is expected next week, is likely to cross the double digit mark.

The overall inflation, which includes variation in prices of food and non-food items, was 9.89 per cent in February.

On an annual basis, pulses became dearer by 32.60 per cent, milk by 21.12 per cent, fruits 14.95 and wheat by 13.34 per cent.

On a weekly basis, the index for food articles rose by 0.