Sachin highest tax paying sportsperson in India

New Delhi: Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has become the highest taxpayer among sportspersons in the country for the last quarter of 2009 while film stars Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan edged past others in Bollywood on individual tax payers category. Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has become the highest taxpayer among sportspersons in the country for the last … More Sachin highest tax paying sportsperson in India

Villagers of Chambal turn python-friendly!

KANPUR: After rescuing ghariyals, Gangetic dolphins, hyena and cheetal, locals of Chambal in Etawah are again proving their mettle in rescuing  pythons that have started entering residential areas. They are being helped in their mission by the forest department officials and wildlife experts.  It is all due to the python’s religious importance among rural folks … More Villagers of Chambal turn python-friendly!

Gardener wants to plant reading habit among youth!

BANGALORE: Subroto Bagchi, the `gardener’ at IT solutions company MindTree, and author of The Professional, spoke his heart out at a gathering organized by the Bangalore Book Club on Saturday evening. In an interview with STOI, he shared his motivations and concerns about the reading habit. Excerpts: Your writing seems to target the youth. Do you … More Gardener wants to plant reading habit among youth!

In pursuit of happiness: Tense parents turn to docs!

MUMBAI 08/01/10 : For the last one week, KEM Hospital’s head of psychiatry Dr Shubhangi Parkar has been getting frantic calls from parents and teachers asking  for advice on how to handle their children. The spate of suicides by youngsters has understandably put parents on the edge, she says, adding that an unhealthy situation has … More In pursuit of happiness: Tense parents turn to docs!

Kabila dismisses thousands for corruption in DR.Congo!

KINSHASA — President Joseph Kabila has sacked 119 managerial staff and employees and forcibly retired 2,569 others in his fight against corruption in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Tuesday.The dismissed staff worked for the ministries of finance and the budget, the tax department, the customs and excise office, and the directorate of administrative … More Kabila dismisses thousands for corruption in DR.Congo!