Shimla , May 1 Summer fires in the wooded areas and grasslands of Himachal Pradesh are nothing new, but long dry spells often turn the hills into a tinderbox. This year priceless forest wealth has been destroyed in more than 400 fire incidents in April alone.
News Archive :: 2010 / 05
Jammu , May 1 Indian border guards exchanged heavy gunfire with Pakistani forces at the Jammu and Kashmir border and foiled an attempt by militants to sneak into India, officials said Saturday.
Stuttgart , May 1 Justine Henin rallied to raise her perfect record against Jelena Jankovic to 10-0 with a 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 quarter-final victory at the Porsche Grand Prix tennis.
New Delhi , May 1 Madhuri Gupta, a junior Indian diplomat arrested on charges of spying for Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), was Saturday sent by a court here to 14 days judicial custody.
Rome , May 1 Ernests Gulbis defeated Feliciano Lopez 7-6(6), 6-1 at the Rome Masters tennis to prevent an historic Spanish sweep into all four semi-final places.
Washington , May 1 An advanced degree from US universities may well prove to be a passport for a US green card, or permanent residency, if a proposal by top Democratic senators to attract the world's "best and the brightest" is accepted.
Washington , May 1 Subhashini Chandran, a business and social entrepreneur who owns and manages the largest privately owned tea plantation business in India, has been named of one the 15 Yale World Fellows for 2010.
Shanghai , May 1 Crowds poured into the World Expo 2010 site in Shanghai Saturday as the six-month event opened to the public following a spectacular opening ceremony Friday night.
May 1, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Shahid Kapoor tells Jyothi Venkatesh that he is happy that Paathshaala, which he did not do for commercial reasons, has recovered its cost at the box office.
Toronto , May 1 A young Sikh woman found dead along with her three small children in Calgary in October killed the babies herself, according to investigations by Canadian police.
New Delhi , May 1 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday slammed the country's legal education system, describing it as "a sea of institutionalised mediocrity".
Ranchi , May 1 Jharkhand's political drama shifted to New Delhi Saturday, with beleaguered Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Chief Minister Shibu Soren and his son Hemant set to meet Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders to discuss how to form a new government.
May 01, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Abhishek Bachchan's first major hit was Mani Ratnam's Yuva. He then did Guru opposite wife Aishwarya. The trio will now come together in the upcoming Raavan. The film has generated a lot of interest, especially as Abhishek will Raavan to Ash's Sita. Aishwarya will also do the Tamil version Raavanan, but minus Abhishek.
Ashok Kamle’s Krantiveer Rajguru receives a pat from Kiran Shantaram at the 4th Cinemax Annual Marathi Film Festival
May 01, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Regional Cinema has grown leaps and bounds over the years. On the occasion of the closing ceremony of the 4thCinemax Annual Marathi Film Festival Mr. Ashok Kamle the director of the patriotic film, Krantiveer Rajguru, was present to throw light on his forthcoming film which is set to release on the 14th May with Suhasani Muley and Pankaj Vishnu.
Bhubaneswar , May 1 A 23-year-old man died in Orissa after accidentally swallowing a fish, police said Saturday.
The Manmohan Singh government demonstrated its durability by surviving the cut motions brought against it by the opposition in the Lok Sabha even if its success was largely due to the miscalculations of its over-enthusiastic opponents.
New Delhi , May 1 A court here Saturday sent Madhuri Gupta, an Indian diplomat arrested for allegedly spying for Pakistan, to 14 days in judicial custody.
Chandigarh , May 1 Chandigarh Police arrested two youths from well-off families and recovered counterfeit currency totalling nearly Rs.20,000 from them, authorities said Saturday.
Tehran , May 1 Iran has a "powerful fist" that will "knock the teeth out" of any opponent, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said.
Jaipur , May 1 A second man suspected to be involved in a 2007 bombing at the revered Ajmer Dargah Sharif that killed three people has been arrested, police sources in Rajasthan said Saturday.
Washington , May 1 The decision by India and Pakistan to resume their dialogue is a "positive step" that will help in the war on terror in the region, the White House has said.
Mumbai , May 1 The golden jubilee of Maharashtra was celebrated with enthusiasm and festive fervour all across the state Saturday.
Lucknow , May 1 In view of the power crisis in Uttar Pradesh, use of air conditioners in houses, businesses and government offices has been banned in the state between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., an official said Saturday.
Washington , May 1 Three American police officers have been restricted to desk duty after they chased a Chinese diplomat, arrested and handcuffed him in Houston, media reports said Saturday.
Sydney , May 1 Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis feels that the mass suspensions and fines following his side's disastrous Australia tour have made his side professional.
May 01, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Bollywood has not had an eventful year so far. A majority of the films have done average business, with My Name is Khan being the only major hit. As such, a lot is expected from Sajid Khan's Housefull. The comic capers stars a host of celebs like Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta, Arjun Rampal, Jiah Khan and Retiesh Deshmukh. It released on 30th but has run into troubled waters. The Kolkata High Court has issued a restraining order against the song Aisi to jaise taise used in the film.
Melbourne , May 1 Australian chief selector Andrew Hilditch has told injured pacer Brett Lee that he must be back to his best form if he wants to resume his international career.
May 01, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): It remains as a usual pattern in Kollywood of a successful film's plot being reproduced over and again. Inheriting the theme of 'Aham Brahmasmi' (meaning 'I am God' in English from Bala's 'Naan Kadavul', a film is being produced with the title 'Naan Sivanakiren'. This film is a similar take on a striking motif that - Punishing a wrong doer isn't a sin for they can be adored as Gods. Assuming himself as Lord Siva, the film's protagonist punishes the wrong doers.
Tucson (Arizona) , May 1 US Border Patrol personnel have arrested 105 immigrants near the Mexico-Arizona border, officials said.
Patna , May 1 The killing of Ganges river dolphins in Bihar by suspected poachers has upset Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh, who has directed the state government to take adequate measures to protect the endangered species.