Dec 18, 2011

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December 18, 2011

Top Headlines

Ajit Singh sworn in as cabinet minister
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Ajit Singh was Sunday sworn in as cabinet minister at a brief ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Agni-V shows India's intention to become major power: Official Chinese media
Analysts say that while short range missile Agni-I and II are regarded as Pakistan-specific, Agni-III, IV and V are perceived to be China-specific.

Chidambaram withdraws comment on dam issue
Following a furore in Kerala over his remarks on the Mullaperiyar dam issue, the home minister issued a statement withdrawing his comment.

Cities

Woman killed in front of 2-year-old son
A 28-year-old homemaker in Bally of Howrah was stabbed to death in front of her two-year-old son on Friday evening.

Lovers commit suicide
A girl working with a multi-national company and her lover allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison after their families opposed their relationship.

Business

Mercedes-Benz to launch SLS AMG Roadster
Premium luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz on Sunday said it will launch the SLS AMG Roadster during the Auto Expo in New Delhi in January.

Crunch time for Indian companies as debts come due
With India's economic growth buckling and the rupee at an all-time low, many companies are expected to struggle to meet debt obligations in the coming months.

Sports

Dress rehearsal for MS Dhoni & Co before real action
The Indians are likely to field their first team when they take on Cricket Australia Chairman's XI in their second.

Saina loses BWF Finals summit clash
An erratic Saina Nehwal let slip the early advantage as she went down to world number one Wang Yihan in the summit clash to sign off as runner-up in the BWF season.

Entertainment

Shahid Kapoor in, Kareena Kapoor out?
Buzz is that Shahid Kapoor will play the second male lead in the sequel of 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai' while Kareena Kapoor is no more a part of the project.

Vidya Balan leads Bollywood's female pack
Women-centric themes added power to the Bollywood platter this year and the leading ladies impressed with their boldness and intense acting.

Infotech

Photo finish for your smartphone pics
Since he didn't want to attract any attention at the airport, he discreetly placed his iPhone against a window and launched a camera app.

Review: Samsung Galaxy Nexus
As fans of Google's Android mobile software well know, each new version is named after a sugary treat, such as Gingerbread or Honeycomb.

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