Mar 16, 2012

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March 16, 2012

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Finally, Sachin Tendulkar hits 100th international century
Sachin Tendulkar, treated like God by his fans, ended the long and tiring wait for his 100th international century on Friday at Dhaka's Shere Bangla National Stadium.

Budget 2012: New tax slabs bring relief; common man expected more
The Union Budget raises exemption limit for individuals from Rs 1.8 lakh to Rs 2 lakh. For senior citizens it remains unchanged at Rs 2.5 lakh.

Union Budget 2012-13: What's costlier, what's cheaper
Cinema and films, LCD and LED TVs, bicycles, housing society charges, LPG, mobiles, medicines for treating cancer and HIV to cost less now.

Cities

Central aid to Delhi slashed in budget
Slashing the Central assistance to the national capital, a plan outlay of only Rs 1,031 crore was made in the Union Budget.

More ma'ams than sirs in schools
Data compiled by the education department has revealed that women school teachers outnumber their male counterparts by 20%.

Business

Sensex dips 210 points post-Budget
The Sensex plunged nearly 210 points as the government's budgetary proposals to raise taxes dampened the market sentiment, even as global stock markets were firm.

Budget to be inflationary, says industry
As finance minister Pranab Mukherjee resorted to mopping up more taxes, a disappointed India Inc today said his Budget is a "missed opportunity".

Sports

Tendulkar's 100th ton powers India
Sachin Tendulkar finally reached the historic milestone of 100 international centuries as India reached 289 for five against Bangladesh in an Asia Cup match.

Bradman great but Tendulkar greatest, says Hussain
"Sir Donald Bradman was great but for me the greatest batsman to have ever played the game is Sachin Tendulkar," former England captain Naseer Hussain said.

Entertainment

Kangna dines with Nicole Kidman
Kangna was invited by Diego Della Valle, founder of Tod's to a dinner to celebrate the launch of the brand's signature collection in Paris recently.

Amy, Prateik get inked!
Even though Amy Jackson claims she's still looking for her Prince Charming, the actress has gone ahead and gotten beau Prateik's name tatooed on her arm.

Infotech

Budget 2012: IT impact
Finance minister today presented budget for the FY 2012-13. Though the Budget 2012 pledges reforms, it does little to trim the ballooning fiscal deficit.

Apple's new iPad dissected
New iPad uses chips made by Qualcomm, Broadcom, Samsung Electronics and other semiconductor makers, according to a firm that cracked open one of the devices.

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