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New Delhi, Jan 30: The nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 67th death anniversary today. Prominent leaders from various political parties and other dignitaries will pay floral tributes to the father of the nation at his Samadhi Rajghat in New Delhi. An all-religion prayer meeting has also been organised at his Samadhi. The day is also observed as Martyrs' Day. On this day in 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated at a prayer meeting. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have paid homage to the martyrs on the occasion of martyrs day. In his message, Mr. Mukherjee said, he is happy to learn that martyrdom day of Mahatma Gandhi...
San Francisco, Jan 29: Apple Inc, leading in smartphone market, posted record quarterly revenue of $74.6 billion, earning $3.06 per diluted share, for its first fiscal quarter of 2015. Apple's net profits of $18.9 billion sets a new record for quarterly profits, blowing away previous record holder Exxon's $15.9 billion performance. The company was led by a blockbuster quarter for the iPhone, in which it sold nearly 75 million units — a year over year increase of 46 per cent. Mac sales were also at an all-time high at 5.52 million units, edging the company's previous-best in the preceding September quarter. The company's Mac hardware saw its numbers increase 14 per cent year over year..
Bhopal, Jan 30: Electorate of Bhopal will cast their votes to elect Mayor & Corporators of their wards on Saturday on Jan 31. Voters whose names are in the electoral list but have not received voter slips, will have to show ID proof. In all, there are 17 candidates in fray for Mayor’s post in Bhopal. Kailash Mishra who is contesting election for the Mayor’s post from Congress party had spent Rs 13 lakh on campaigning. Similarly, Alok Sharma, the BJP’s candidate had spent Rs 5 lakh. Party workers were busy distributing voters’ slips. Local bodies elections have assumed importance as development of wards becomes the responsibility of the persons being elected to the post of Mayor or corporator.
New Delhi, Jan 28: Shekhar Sen has been appointed as the Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA). Sen is an eminent singer, actor, theatre director, composer and lyricist. According to an order issued by the Union Ministry of Culture dated 28th Jan, Shekhar Sen has been appointed as Chairman of SNA for a term of 5 years with immediate effect. Sen has done many research oriented musical programmes and has rendered many significant Bhajan Albums since 1983 as singer, lyricist and composer. He is famous for his mono act musical plays “Tulsi”,” Kabeer”, “Vivekananda”, “Sanmanti”,”Saahab” and “Soordas” which have been highly acclaimed. Shekhar Sen has received prestigious awards including Padam Shri and state level awards.
Jan 30: India's FDI increased by 26 per cent in 2014 to an estimated 35 billion US dollars with maximum growth in the services sector, despite the decline in global Foreign Direct Investment inflows. This was revealed in the latest 'Global Investment Trade Monitor' report released by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) yesterday. Maximum growth was noticed in services sector especially in electricity, gas, water, waste management and information and communication, the report said. This figure is one of the highest in recent years, though in 2008 FDI peaked in India with 47 billion dollars followed by 35.6 billion dollar in 2009. James Zhan, Director of Investment and Enterprise, at UNCTAD said,...
Jan 30: Serena Williams will meet Maria Sharapova in the women's Australian Open final after progressing past Madison Keys in straight sets on Rod Laver Arena. World number one Williams downed her fellow American 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 to keep alive her hopes of a sixth Australian Open crown. Sharapova was the first to book a spot in the decider, thumping fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-3, 6-2 in 87 minutes. Williams will start as a heavy favourite in the final, having won her past 15 matches against Sharapova over the past decade. Men’s: Andy Murray has the chance to avenge three Australian Open final losses after defeating Tomas Berdych in a tense and dramatic semi-final on Rod Laver Arena.