Indians spruce up Forbes Midas List
Washington: Only three Indian dealmakers figure among 100 top tech investors on Forbes Midas List, far outdistanced by China with 17 top dealmakers in the Asian venture market.
Remarkably, some 20 percent of the top 100 VCs have invested in China and India, up from 17 percent last year, a major development in recent years for these Startup Asia markets, Forbes said.
The three top Indian dealmakers listed by the US business magazine were: Sameer Gandhi, Accel Partners #44, Bijan Sabet, Spark Capital #51 and Navin Chaddha, Mayfield Fund #52.
Besides the three Indian dealmakers, seven...
Google violating mapping law: Tarun Vijay
New Delhi: BJP MP Tarun Vijay on Wednesday again accused Google of violating India's mapping laws by showing vital military installations with annotations and asked the government to take steps to access the data the company possessed.
Vijay, who raised the issue in a special mention in the Rajya Sabha, called upon the central government to probe the issue.
Vijay said that the recce of any...
Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah succumbs to injuries
Chandigarh: Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay who was in a hospital here after being attacked in a Jammu jail last week died on Thursday morning.
Ranjay, who was extremely critical for the last few days and had suffered renal failure on Wednesday, died just before 8 am on Thursday at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here.
The Pakistani was in deep...
Dalai Lama associate becomes chancellor
Dharamsala: Samdhong Rinpoche, a Tibetan scholar and close associate of the Dalai Lama, has been named chancellor of the Sanchi
University of Buddhist-Indic Studies in Madhya Pradesh, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said Wednesday.
"It is a highest recognition of Tibetan scholars in general and the remarkable and invaluable Tibetan Buddhist tradition in particular," the CTA said in...
India, China displayed 'tremendous maturity': Khurshid
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Wednesday said that he was "comfortable" with the way India and China showed "tremendous maturity" in handling the border stand-off, an incident that had threatened to cast a shadow over his May 9-10 Beijing trip.
"The incident was handled at proportional, limited and localized level. This fundamental understanding was developed over the...
CBI a caged parrot voicing master's voice: SC
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday termed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) a "caged parrot" that "speaks in its master's voice".
A bench headed by Justice R.M. Lodha also asked the government whether it was contemplating a law to make the working of the CBI independent and insulate it from extraneous intrusion and interferences.
The apex court questioned the credibility of the...
Manmohan Singh: UPA committed to food security bill
New Delhi: The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is committed to enacting the food security bill after considering all opinions, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday.
"The food security bill is a very important legislation for the government. The UPA is committed to make this law after considering all opinions," he told reporters here.
Corruption, he said, was a major...
Meira Kumar chides MP for disrecpecting national song
New Delhi: Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, known for keeping calm even in the mid of huge uproar in the house couldn't control self when an MP dared to walk out when national song Vande Mataram was being played to mark the end of the Budget session.
Meira, at the sine die adjournment of the session on Wednesday saw BSP leader Shafiqur Rahman Barq walking out of the House while others were...
Maharashtra Congress asks MCA to lift Wankhede ban on SRK
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress on Tuesday rushed to the aid of beleaguered actor Shahrukh Khan who has been banned by Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for five years from entering Wankhede Stadium.
Shahrukh-owned Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians are set to face off at the Wankhede here Tuesday and the star actor is all set to miss the clash.
State Congress spokesperson Sachin...
BJP lawmaker: Asha Bhosle need not contribute to Goa now
Panaji: A BJP legislator on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on legendary singer Asha Bhosle for not giving enough to Goa and indulging in double-speak.
Vishnu Wagh, who is also the chairman of the state-run Kala Academy, was speaking at a cultural festival on the outskirts of the capital, when he took on Bhosle, whose family originally hails from the Mangueshi village, 25 km from here.
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