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August 2012

‘Some day Tata Motors will have plant in Bengal’

Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Showing no bitterness over what happened in Singur, Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata Friday said some day Tata Motors will have a plant somewhere in West Bengal and reiterated that the salt-to-software conglomerate has no intention to "walk away" from the state. "Several persons have asked about Singur. I think it doesn't bring any sense of anger to me, just a sense of sadness that we couldn't do something here," Tata told shareholders at the annual general meeting of Tata Global…

‘Austin Powers ruined Bond’

Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Actor Daniel Craig rues that "Austin Powers" ruined the impact of the James Bond series. The comedy series of "Austin Powers", starring Mike Myers, took a dig at the Bond movies in many scenes. "'Austin Powers' f**ked it. By the time we did 'Casino Royale', the Mike Myers spoof had blown every joke apart," the Esquire magazine quoted him as saying. "We were in a situation where you couldn't send things up. It had gone so far post-modern, it wasn't funny…

‘Original lyrics much better’

Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Lyrics of Chitrangada Singh's item number "Kafirana" from just-released "Joker" has been changed, but the actress says that she liked the original lyrics much better. The lyrics have been changed from "Fakht you" to "Just you" to avoid any controversy. "Personally, I like the original version. I know it's a bit naughty, but the idea was for it not to be offensive. So keeping that in mind, this one is also nice. But I like the original better," she…

Naroda Patiya riots: BJP MLA, 31 others get life terms

Ahmedabad, Aug 31 (IANS) A special Gujarat court Friday sentenced Bharatiya Janata Party legislator and former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani to 28 years in jail for her involvement in the 2002 post-Godhra riots in Naroda Patiya where 97 Muslims were killed. Former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi, who was also convicted in the case, has been awarded life imprisonment till death, while the other 30 convicts were also awarded life terms. More than 10 years after a mob hacked and burnt to death the 97 Muslims in Naroda…

‘Quick decisions needed to boost investments’

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Finance Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said quick decisions are needed to accelerate investments, especially in the manufacturing sector, a major drag on the country's economic growth. Reacting to the quarterly economic growth data, Chidambaram said some numbers, especially a sharp drop in the growth of fixed investment, were a matter of concern. "Of course, the decline in the growth of fixed investment (0.7 percent in first quarter of 2012-13 as against 14.7 percent in first quarter of…
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