Mar 17, 2012

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March 17, 2012

Top Headlines

It's selfish to say one would retire when on top: Sachin
A phenomenal century of hundreds under his belt, Sachin Tendulkar is in no mood to consider retirement as he feels going out on top is a 'selfish thought'.

It could be Narendra Modi vs Rahul Gandhi in 2014 election: Time
"Modi, 61, is perhaps the only contender with the track record and name recognition to challenge Rahul Gandhi," says the cover story of Time magazine.

Govt committed to reforms process, says Pranab Mukherjee
The finance minister also vehemently defended the increase in excise duty and service tax to 12% -- a proposal which has not gone down well with industry.

Cities

Chennai: Headless body found in train
The torso of a dead man aged around 40 was found in the Grand Trunk Express from New Delhi, which reached Central Railway Station at 7.15am on Saturday.

Kingfisher Airlines cancels 30 flights in Mumbai
With passengers unwilling to fly and pilots protesting against a delay in payment of their salaries, Kingfisher Airlines' flight cancellations continue to go up.

Business

Govt dials auction to raise Rs 58k crore
A cash-strapped government is once again looking to tap the telecom sector to raise over Rs 58,000 crore through auction of spectrum.

Pranab sticks it to smokers
The FM announced structural changes in excise duties on tobacco products and an increase in rates, making the "unhealthy habit" also an expensive indulgence.

Sports

Warne lauds Tendulkar's 'awesome' feat
Shane Warne pleaded for an end to the talk of Sachin Tendulkar's retirement as he joined the international chorus of appreciation for the iconic Indian cricketer.

India face tough task against arch-rivals Pakistan
Stung by the upset defeat against Bangladesh, India will be under immense pressure when they go into their must-win last Asia Cup league match against arch-rivals Pak.

Entertainment

'Item song' sounds derogatory: Kareena
She has grooved to chartbusters like "Chhammak challo", "Chhalliya", "It's rocking" and "Mauja hi mauja" - but Kareena says she finds the term "item song" derogatory.

Rekha to join Madhuri?
Bollywood's original diva is close to being finalised to judge a dance reality show alongside the "Dhak Dhak" girl Madhuri Dixit Nene.

Infotech

Dell to rival iPad with Windows 8 tablet
Dell ditched its previous attempt at cracking the global tablet market, the Streak, last year. It was based on Google's Android operating system software.

Apple, Facebook slammed for stealing personal info
A small group of US smartphone owners has filed a lawsuit demanding that makers of smartphone "apps" pay dearly for mining people's contact lists.

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