The week that was
- Indonesian military plane crash death toll rises to 74
- Eurogroup turned down Greek bailout extension, says Finnish FinMin Alexander Stubb
- Disappointment creeping in over Modi govt's reform pace: Moody's
- Dholpur Palace: Congress' fresh document says it's a govt property
- Greece will not pay IMF debt on Tuesday: Finance minister
Breaking his silence over the article that he had written for New York Times, Shah Rukh Khan said that he was safe and happy in India and this is his home. He maintained that 'we have an amazing democracy, free and secular way of life'. This was in reply to Jamat-ud-Da'wah (JuD) chief and Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Mohammed Saeed's 'friendly advise'. During an interview on Pakistani Television channel, he had told SRK to come to Pakistan if he feels insecure in India.
Lost and found
Music directors Jatin-Lalit's missing sister Sandhya Singh was found dead at Navi Mumbai after her skeletal remains were discovered by a foreign geologist. Also the sibling of yesteryear actors Sulakshana and Vijeta Pandit, Sandhya had been missing since December 13 after she left home to deposit jewellery worth `20 lakh in a nearby bank. Her husband, Jaiprakash Singh, Customs and Excise Commissioner identified her body with the rudraksh chain that she wore.
Akshay Kumar's personal secretary Lokesh Bali passed away on January 23. Earlier that day, both, Akshay and Lokesh, were present in Powai on the sets of Once Upon A Time Again and in the evening Lokesh left to go to his office in Andheri where he apparently suffered a massive cardiac attack and passed away before he could receive any medical aid. A devastated Akshay organised a prayer meeting on January 26 at a gurudwara in memory of Lokesh.
Protest against Rushdie