US Prez polls: Obama wins re-election against Romney
America has once again shown faith in leadership of President Barak Obama and have voted him back in power for a second time. Prior to speaking to a massive crowd in Chicago early Wednesday morning, Obama sent the following message to those who worked on his campaign: "I wanted to thank you first. I want you to know that this wasn't fate, and it wasn't an accident. You made this happen. You organized yourselves block by block. You took ownership of this campaign five and ten dollars at a time. And when it wasn't easy, you pressed forward. I will spend the rest of my presidency honoring your support, and doing what I can to finish what we started. But I want you to take real pride, as I do, in how we got the chance in the first place. Today is the clearest proof yet that, against the odds, ordinary Americans can overcome powerful interests. There's a lot more work to do. Speaking to cheering supporters in Chicago, Obama said: "While our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up. We have fought our way back. And we know in our hearts that, for the United States of America, the best is yet to come." Obama and Vice President Joe Biden carried most of the swing states, including: Michigan, Romney's birthplace; Massachusetts, where Romney served as govern#8744 New Hampshire, where Romney has a summer home; Wisconsin, the home state of Congressman Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee, as well as Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Virginia.
Light up diyas of joy this Diwali
India is the land of festivals and around the corner is the biggest festival, the festival of Diwali. The festival of lights as it is called, is widely celebrated with great fervour. It brings a boom in business and cheer to the humdrum of normal life.
Iron lady Irom sharmila completes 12 years of fast
Irom Sharmila, Manipur's 'Iron Lady', on Monday completed 12 years of protest demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). On an indefinite fast, Sharmila, who is force-fed through the nose to keep her alive began her fast till death after ten persons, including a boy who received the national bravery award, were shot dead in an alleged encounter with Assam Rifles personnel at Malom near Imphal airport on November 2, 2000.
Naomi Campbell in India to celebrate boyfriend's birthday
Naomi Campbell is pulling out all the stops to celebrate the birthday of her boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin, in the palaces of western India. The supermodel's spokeswoman, Debi Zornes, says the celebration of Doronin's 50th birthday kicked off in the 15th century Mehrangarh Fort in the city of Jodhpur on Tuesday night. The festivities included fireworks, traditional music and dancing and an elaborate buffet meal. The setting for another party Wednesday evening was a former medieval palace, Umaid Bhawan, now run as a hotel. All 42 rooms at the palace hotel have been booked for Campbell's guests.
Kareena is the hottest patakha
Bollywood style diva Kareena Kapoor Khan tops the list of hottest crackers. Yes! multi-colour sparkle and flower pots with Kareena Kapoor Khan's picture is selling like hot cakes this festive season. According to reports, the crackers with Kareena's picture on it are doing very good business. Apart from Kareena, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Asin, Sonakshi Sinha and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are also on the hot favourite list. Reports say that crackers with the pictures of hot female actors are in demand. Itas the youngsters who get attracted to the pictures and want to buy them. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Jodhaa Akbar avatar is also on the pack of crackers. Hollywood is also not far behind. Actor Angelina Jolie is quite a rage, the cracker covers having Angelina's photo are a bit more expensive though. These crackers are priced between Rs.500 to Rs.10,000.