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Top Business News: Google gives in to pressure from India

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Google India blocks content, raising censorship fears

The world's largest democracy convinced Google to block content considered offensive to local political and religious leaders Monday.

In a move that sparked censorship fears, especially following Twitter's controversial decision to block tweets according to local laws, Google India removed content considered insulting to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ruling Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi and religious groups.

Indian Cricket: Dhoni ready to pave way for “better” captain

Februray, 2012

SYDNEY: Mahendra Singh Dhoni would readily step aside as India captain if there was a suitable replacement available, the under-fire skipper said on Tuesday.

"It's not something I want to hold on to or stick on to. If there's a better replacement, it's a very open thing, he can come in," Dhoni told reporters on the eve of India's first Twenty20 international against Australia.

Flooding in Australia leads to Mass Evacuation

Monday, February 6th, 2012

BRISBANE: Flood waters rose Monday in parts of Queensland as the Australian state raced to complete the largest evacuation in its history with police boosting their presence to prevent looting.

Thousands of Australians have been forced to abandon their homes as a record deluge sweeps through areas still reeling from last year's devastating flooding.

Indian Union Home Misnister P. Chidambaram: Was ready to resign

Saturday, Febraury 5th, 2012

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said that he is happy with the special court's verdict in the 2G case.

Speaking exclusively to Zee News, the Home Minister said that he expected the verdict delivered by the Patiala court, but was ready to tender his resignation in case the order had not come in his favor.

Hrithik Roshan named as the sexiest Asian man

Februray, 2012

Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has emerged as the sexiest Asian Man in the World of the year 2011.

According to a survey conducted by the Eastern Eye Weekly, Hrithik, 37, beat off tough competition from high profile stars to top the 50-strong list.

Obama says he deserves re-election, job’s not done

Sunday, February 5, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he deserves re-election, despite the nation's economic troubles.

Obama said in a pre-Super Bowl interview on NBC that his administration is creating more than 250,000 jobs a month, the most since 2005, and a reversal from the 750,000 jobs the economy was losing three years ago.

“It is the unknown that fascinates me the most”: Deepti Naval

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By Geeta Goindi - Special to India This Week

India Finally End 16-game away lossing streak

February 3, 2012

India finally emerged victorious for the first time on their disastrous tour of Australia with a comfortable eight-wicket triumph in the second Twenty20 International at the MCG. India finally broke through for their first win of the tour to end their 16-game away loosing streak, thanks to a dazzling display in the field. 

Acid thrown on Mumbai girl; attacker held

February, 2012

MUMBAI: Another girl became the target of acid attack in Mumbai on Tuesday. The incident occurred at Goregaon railway station at around 6:47 pm on Wednesay, February 01, 2012.

The girl, Aarti Thakur, was attacked by one Pintoo Sheikh. The attacker threw acid on her and fled. Aarti who sustained burn injuries was admitted to a private hospital. Doctors said she suffered 10 to 15 percent burns but was stable.

‘Indian Summer’ Coming Up at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery

By Geeta Goindi - Special to India This Week

WASHINGTON - Museum goers are in for a treat this year at the renowned Smithsonian Institution where Indian art and culture will be presented in all its brilliance and finery! The occasion is the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on the National Mall.