Friday, November 16, 2007
1.Cyclone Sidr triggered a tidal surge on the Bangladeshi coast, devastating three villages. The storm also battered the capital Dhaka.The death toll has topped 500, and is rising, with thousands injured or missing.
2.Steel tycoon Lakshmi N Mittal reigns as the richest Indian for the fourth year in a row with a wealth of $51 billion, according to Forbes' India's 40 Richest list for 2007.
List of top 10 richest Indians
Rank Name Net Worth
1 Lakshmi Mittal $51 billion
2 Mukesh Ambani $49 billion
3 Anil Ambani $45 billion
4 Kushal Pal Singh $35 billion
5 Azim Premji $14.8 billion
6 Sunil Mittal $12.5 billion
7 Shashi and Ravi Ruia $12 billion
8 Ramesh Chandra $11.6 billion
9 Kumar Birla $11 billion
10 Tulsi Tanti $10 billion
3.SRK has apologised to Manoj Kumar for aping the veteran star in Om Shanti Om.
4.Softening its stand on the Indo-US nuclear deal, the Left Front on Friday allowed the UPA government to hold formal talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
5.The Calcutta High Court directed the CBI to continue the inquiry into March 14 Nandigram police firing and violence and submit a report within a month.
6.Former premier Benazir Bhutto on Friday rejected Pakistan's new caretaker government as "not acceptable" in her first comments since being freed from house arrest.