Today in Pics: British business magnate Richard Branson

British business magnate Richard Branson has lost his latest job because of orange juice. The Virgin Group founder had his legs shaved, put on lipstick and squeezed into a red skirt to honor a bet by serving as a flight attendant on an AirAsia trip from Perth, Australia, to Malaysia. The flight helped raise money for an Australian foundation for hospitalised children. (AP Photo)
British business magnate Richard Branson has lost his latest job because of orange juice. The Virgin Group founder had his legs shaved, put on lipstick and squeezed into a red skirt to honor a bet by serving as a flight attendant on an AirAsia trip from Perth, Australia, to Malaysia. The flight helped raise money for an Australian foundation for hospitalised children. (AP Photo)
But he earned a reprimand from AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes after he deliberately dumped a tray of orange juice on Fernandes' lap. Fernandes gleefully declared after Sunday's nearly six-hour flight that Branson's skills as an attendant were 'rubbish' and that he was being immediately fired. (AP Photo)
But he earned a reprimand from AirAsia chief Tony Fernandes after he deliberately dumped a tray of orange juice on Fernandes' lap. Fernandes gleefully declared after Sunday's nearly six-hour flight that Branson's skills as an attendant were 'rubbish' and that he was being immediately fired. (AP Photo)
Branson lost a bet to Fernandes in 2010 after they wagered that their Formula One racing teams would finish ahead of each other. Fernandes' team landed two spots above Branson's. (AP Photo)
Branson lost a bet to Fernandes in 2010 after they wagered that their Formula One racing teams would finish ahead of each other. Fernandes' team landed two spots above Branson's. (AP Photo)
Fernandes' rating of  Branson as an attendant: 'Out of 10, maybe one, for a bit of humor.' Frenandes added: 'I wanted to kill him actually' for spilling the juice. (AP Photo)
Fernandes' rating of Branson as an attendant: 'Out of 10, maybe one, for a bit of humor.' Frenandes added: 'I wanted to kill him actually' for spilling the juice. (AP Photo)
A cheerful Branson, who was tasked with pouring beverages, serving meals and making flight announcements, posed with Fernandes and popped champagne after stepping out of the plane at Malaysia's main low-cost carrier terminal south of Kuala Lumpur. (AP Photo)
A cheerful Branson, who was tasked with pouring beverages, serving meals and making flight announcements, posed with Fernandes and popped champagne after stepping out of the plane at Malaysia's main low-cost carrier terminal south of Kuala Lumpur. (AP Photo)
He said in brief remarks that he was 'glad to have gotten the bet over with and (was) looking forward to getting back into my clothes.' Branson added: I always wanted to be an air hostess, but it looks like I have to get back to normality. (AP Photo)Ahead: Finance Minister P Chidambaram inspects Nalanda University
He said in brief remarks that he was 'glad to have gotten the bet over with and (was) looking forward to getting back into my clothes.' Branson added: I always wanted to be an air hostess, but it looks like I have to get back to normality. (AP Photo)

Ahead: Finance Minister P Chidambaram inspects Nalanda University
Finance Minister P Chidambaram paid a visit to site of ancient Nalanda university in company of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on May 11.
Finance Minister P Chidambaram paid a visit to site of ancient Nalanda university in company of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on May 11.
The Finance Minister who was  was on a day-long visit of Bihar to attend a meeting on Nalanda International University and another of State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) at Rajgir said he was briefed about progress of setting up of the Nalanda International University. (PTI)
The Finance Minister who was was on a day-long visit of Bihar to attend a meeting on Nalanda International University and another of State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC) at Rajgir said he was briefed about progress of setting up of the Nalanda International University. (PTI)
He has been told that design for the Nalanda International University coming up under Ministry of External Affairs has been finalised and work has been assigned.  "Funds for the Nalanda university will not be any problem," Chidambaram said.  He said as per 2010-11 Financial year estimate a sum of over Rs 2000 crore would be made available for the university in 10 years time. (PTI)
He has been told that design for the Nalanda International University coming up under Ministry of External Affairs has been finalised and work has been assigned. "Funds for the Nalanda university will not be any problem," Chidambaram said. He said as per 2010-11 Financial year estimate a sum of over Rs 2000 crore would be made available for the university in 10 years time. (PTI)
Chidambaram said he would talk to Ministry of Culture to provide additional fund and manpower for maintenance of the historical site. He also backed demand for providing international heritage status to the Nalanda University site. (PTI)
Chidambaram said he would talk to Ministry of Culture to provide additional fund and manpower for maintenance of the historical site. He also backed demand for providing international heritage status to the Nalanda University site. (PTI)
Chidambaram, who attended a meeting of State Level Bankers Committee at International convention centre at Rajgir, said he directed banks to help fasten development in Bihar. (PTI)
Chidambaram, who attended a meeting of State Level Bankers Committee at International convention centre at Rajgir, said he directed banks to help fasten development in Bihar. (PTI)

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