Motown icon Stevie Wonder, rapper Snoop Dogg and Irish rockers U2 will be among star attractions at this year’s Glastonbury music festival, organisers said Thursday. Also included in the line-up are British electro-pioneers Pet Shop Boys, American quartet Vampire Weekend and Mercury Prize nominees Florence and the Machine. U2 and Wonder will be making their debut at the 40th … Continue reading U2, Stevie Wonder to headline Glastonbury festival
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Pregnant Dannii Minogue is set to continue as co-judge on ‘The X Factor’ show, though her salary has reportedly been cut by 300,000 pounds.
Dannii, 38, who left the secret meeting with a big smile on her face, will reportedly not be doing live shows, and will still get paid 700,000 pounds.
“The talks went really well [...] Continue reading Dannii Minogue’s pay on ‘The X Factor’ cut by £300K
Over 65,000 employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) went on a two-day strike from Thursday midnight leading to tension in several parts of the state and heavy deployment of police and paramilitary personnel to ward off trouble.
The administration also imposed orders prohibiting people from gathering in groups and carrying weapons in various parts [...] Continue reading Punjab power board workers on strike, security deployed
Driven primarily by higher food prices, India’s annual rate of inflation, based on the wholesale prices index, went up marginally to 9.9 percent in March from 9.89 percent a month ago, official data showed Thursday.
The annual inflation rate was 1.2 percent in March 2009.
The data released by the commerce ministry showed prices of food articles [...] Continue reading India’s annual inflation rises 9.9 percent in March
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday slammed the Congress, saying it looked a divided house lacking the “will power” to fight Maoist guerrillas.
“What is disturbing is the division in the Congress government over its fight against the Naxalites. Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has criticised the home minister (P. Chidambaram). Former minister Mani Shankar Aiyar [...] Continue reading Congress lacks will to fight Maoists: BJP