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2011

Rebecca Black 2011’s fastest-rising search

Teenage singer Rebecca Black came to public attention when her dubious singing efforts were leaked on YouTube. The publicity surrounding her song Friday and her subsequent efforts have, according to Google, made her the fastest-rising search of 2011. Rebecca Black's vanity single Friday dubbed by some as the "worst song ever," was leaked on YouTube and went viral on March 11, 2011, attracting millions of views in a few days. The singer quickly became a hot topic on social networks such as Twitter and regularly…

Government no to army chief plea for DoB change

New Delhi : India looks set to get a new army chief in the new year. The defence ministry has rejected army chief Gen VK Singh's statutory complaint to change his date of birth (DoB) from May 10, 1950 to May 10, 1951. Under the circumstances, Singh will retire in May on turning 62.A statutory complaint is a provision extended to army personnel that requires the ministry to reply to the issues raised by them within 90 days.The controversy - first reported by HT - arose in May 2006, when two different DoBs for Singh were…

Kardashian nanny to write tell-all book

A former nanny who was employedby the Kardashian family is to write a tell-all book, revealing intimate details about Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian.Pam Behan, who worked as a nanny, personal assistant and cook for Bruce and Kris Jenner for several years before the family shot to fame thanks to their reality show'Keeping Up with the Kardashians', is set to reveal all about the time she spent working in their home in a telling new tome, reported TMZ online.She describes Bruce's sons Brandon and Brody, who starred in 'The…

Google Plus may have 400 mn users by 2012-end

London ; Google's social networking site Google Plus will have more than 400 million users by the end of 2012, a researcher has said.The website that went public in September has passed the 62 million mark, the Daily Mail said.American analyst Paul Allen has said 625,000 members were signing up every day, and the number would rapidly increase because 700,000 Android devices are being bought every day."Based on the accelerated growth I'm seeing and all the dials and levers Google can still utilise, and the developer ecosystem…

AIADMK will decide next PM candidate, says Jayalalithaa

Chennai : AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday declared that the party will be in a position to decide the next prime ministerial candidate and called her party cadres to start working for the parliament elections.She also warned them of severe action if "they are in touch with traitors".Speaking at the party's general council meeting on the outskirts of the city, Jayalalithaa said: "Days are not far off when AIADMK would go beyond Tamil Nadu and achieve great things at the national…
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