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Lord Swaraj Paul is one of the scrupulous industrial personalities in India who founded the multinational company Caparo in London. In fulfilling the desire he had been kept from his childhood days. Swaraj Paul was born in 1931 in the Indian city Jalandhar, Punjab in a merchant family. Paul was educated in the most prestigious MIT in USA in Mechanical engineering and after his return he inherited the business empire of his family. Paul in 1953 joined in the family business but shifted to London in order to start a fresh business. Swaraj Paul founded the Caparo group in 1978. To his fortune and fate he was made the knight in the same year by the queen of United Kingdom and was elected to the House of Lords as a member. Numerous honors and prestige have been bestowed on him for his large business and his standing as one of the significant businesspersons in the international market. He received Padma Vibhusan in 1983 by Indira Gandhi. He is the pro-chancellor of Thames Valley University and its governing body. His business is based in London and is centered in the United Kingdom.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today said that the "industry of red tape" thrives on doubt, while the "road with red carpet" is built on trust.
As the Fintro Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 is set to commence in a few days, India Men Hockey Team is gearing-up for the tournament at Antwerp in Belgium.
Confident India looks to win 3rd match against Japan tomorrow in Bhubaneswar.After an inspiring win over Japan yesterday, India Men Team is riding on confidence to win their third match of the four-match Test Series tomorrow at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister for External Affairs and Shri Shripad Naik, MoS(IC) M/o AYUSH launched the logo for International Day of Yoga here today.
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has called for more government spending and an end to US austerity measures in a bid to jolt the sluggish economy back to life.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary has said the party is trying to arrive at a consensus with the widest consultation in deciding on the next person to be president.
New DelhiAhmedabad, May 2 (IANS) A Congress MP from Gujarat, Prabha Kishor Taviad, broke down in the Lok Sabha Wednesday as her colleague Girija Vyas recounted how she was allegedly punched and dragged by the hair by Gujarat Police to prevent her from reaching the venue of a function being presided over by state Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The Gujarat government defended the police action saying it was out of 'compulsion'.
New Delhi/Indore, May 2 (IANS) Amid differences over the presidential contest, the BJP Wednesday tried to bridge the gap with its leader Sushma Swaraj meeting Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav.
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) A Congress MP from Gujarat, Prabha Kishor Taviad, broke down in the Lok Sabha Wednesday as her colleague Girija Vyas recounted how she was allegedly punched and dragged by the hair by Gujarat Police to prevent her from reaching the venue of a function being presided over by state Chief Minister Narendra Modi. MPs condemned the incident and demanded justice for Kishor.
London, May 2 (ANI): Experts have described Maoists as the growing threat to India's internal security, and one of the ways it can be tackled is by focussing on inclusive growth in areas under their influence.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday asserted that a person who could discharge his or her responsibilities based on values, principle and experience should be the next president of the country.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences appeared Tuesday in the opposition National Democratic Alliance over the presidential candidate while the Left indicated it may support a Congress candidate.
London, May 1 (ANI): Robbie Williams hopes that he gets knighted after landing a spot at Queen Elizabeth II's star-studded Diamond Jubilee concert.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate became apparent Tuesday with the JD-U stating bluntly that it does not stand by its ally BJP, which has announced that it supports neither Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee nor Vice President Hamid Ansari.
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday denied having any rift with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) over who would be the opposition's choice for president after Pratibha Devisingh Patil ends her term in July.
London, May 1 (ANI): A London-based human rights activist has accused the Maoists of running an extortion economy under the guise of a popular revolution.
Now the difference between NDA alliance on the president poll candidates has been surfaced as major component JD (U) has chosen its own way
New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hinted that it could support the candidature of APJ Abdul Kalam for the post of president, Janata Dal-United (JDU) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said no discussions had taken place within the opposition alliance.
Warsaw, May 1 (IANS) A priest in Poland, found guilty of having sex with a disabled 19-year-old girl who was entrusted in his care, has been sentenced to four years in prison.
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate emerged Tuesday with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) refusing to stand by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which the day before declared it supports neither Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee nor Vice President Hamid Ansari for the top post.
Raipur, May 1 (ANI): Following several rounds of talks, the Chhattisgarh Government and Maoist mediators have reportedly reached an agreement over terms for the release of Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon.
Raipur, April 30 (IANS) The release of abducted Sukma collector Alex Paul Menon in the next 48 hours seemed likely with the Maoist interlocutors and the Chhattisgarh government-appointed mediators agreeing Monday night to form a high-powered panel to deal with the Maoists' demands.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) With Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee emerging as probable Congress choices for the presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday ruled out supporting either of them and said the party was open to supporting a candidate chosen by non-Congress parties.
New York, Apr 30 (ANI): Kim Kardashian is planning to branch out from reality TV to star in her own sitcom.
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Stella McCartney, who once called her dad Sir Paul McCartney a 'tight b------' for sending her to a local comprehensive instead of a private school where she could have avoided becoming the victim of bullies, now realizes that value of denying kids some of the benefits that a fortune can bring.
Separate Telangana issue rocked the Loksabha as M.P. from the area started shouting slogans for the separate state.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party Monday walked out in protest in the Lok Sabha saying the government should help the farmers suffering due to procurement problems across the country.
London, Apr 30 (ANI): Robbie Williams has been confirmed to perform at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert on June 4, which will also mark his solo comeback.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon Monday over the vexed issue of carving out a separate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh.
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Deccan Chargers were all out for 100 in 18.4 overs against Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here Sunday.
London, Apr 29(ANI): Veteran Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has expressed his desire to following the footsteps of Manchester United legends Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs by playing for as long as possible for the Blues.
London, April 28 (IANS) A never-before-seen interview with Apple founder Steve Jobs will premiere next month. In the interview, Jobs speaks about how he pulled off a prank call to the pope, saying he was US secretary of state Henry Kissinger.
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): The pace of economic growth in the United States has slowed down to 2.2 percent in the first quarter of this year, as compared to three percent in last three months of 2011.
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Researchers have stressed on the importance of gathering data about cancer patients' quality of life during both treatment and survivorship.
Raipur, April 27 (IANS) Interlocutors for the Maoists and the mediators appointed by Chhattisgarh government held talks for over five hours Friday to find a way for safe release of Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, even as the rebels increased their demand, now seeking release of 17 of their jailed colleagues as against the original eight.
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Kate Upton was seen playing with a football while sporting a pair of black sky-high Christian Louboutin stilettos.
London, April 26 (IANS) Singer Paul McCartney has moved up the list of the world's richest musicians after marring Nancy Shevell.
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Force India's ace driver Paul di Resta's superb result in Bahrain will prove a catalyst for further success this season, according to deputy team principal Bob Fernley.
London, Apr 26(ANI): Jenson Button has admitted he needs to rediscover his consistency if he wants to have a shot at winning the drivers' title this year.
London, April 25 (IANS) Arsenal's Robin van Persie was named the 2012 Footballer of the Year by England's Football Writers' Association, just days after he won the Professional Footballers' Association award.
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Benefits of most commonly prescribed anti-depressants, even taken at their best, compare poorly to the risks, which include premature death in elderly patients, a new study has revealed.
Washington, April 25 (IANS) The US Secret Service Tuesday announced the fate of five remaining agents implicated in a scandal involving agency personnel and prostitutes during a presidential visit to Colombia. Two of the agents have decided to quit.
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Common anti-depressants seem to be doing patients more harm than good, says a new study.
London, April 25 (ANI): Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has been the football writers' overwhelming choice for Player of the Year.
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new stem cell in the adult brain and they hope to put the discovery to use to develop methods that can repair diseases and injury to the brain.
New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley has said the increasing Maoist menace would be priority subject of discussion during the second leg of parliament's budget session, starting today.
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Congress may have averted some house trouble by asking Abhishek Manu Singhvi to step down from party and parliamentary posts over a sleaze video, but peace in parliament as it resumes Tuesday may still be a far cry with the opposition gunning for the government over key issues like Maoist insurgency, defence preparedness of the country and inflation.
Raipur, April 23 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government has virtually called a halt to its anti-Maoist offensive till Sukma District Collector Alex Paul Menon is released from captivity, official sources said Monday.
Manama, April 22 (IANS) Force India driver Paul Di Resta feels that his sixth place finish here in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix was a massive result for the Silverstone-based team.
Manama, April 22 (IANS) Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel leapt back into the limelight - and the lead of the world championship - with victory in Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix while Force India's Paul Di Resta made a strong sixth-place finish here Sunday.
Jaisalmer, Apr 22 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh on Sunday said the Central Government would never compromise with the violent ways of the Maoists, but was ready to have talks with them and resolve conflicts amicably.
New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): The Congress Party on Sunday refused to comment on the 15-day deadline issued by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee to the Centre to announce debt relief for her state.
Chennai, Apr 22 (ANI): The father of the abducted Chattisgarh collector Alex Paul Menon, A Varadhas, on Sunday said it was now the responsibility of the central and state governments to secure the release of his son from the Maoists.
London, Apr 22 (ANI): Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson believes veteran Paul Scholes is in form of his life.
Raipur, Apr 22 (ANI): The Chattisgarh Police on Sunday claimed that the abducted collector Alex Paul Menon was safe.
New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday expressed concern over the rising number of abduction by the Maoists, calling for concrete action to be taken against them.
Washington, April 22 (ANI): The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned that thousands of web users worldwide could lose Internet access after a hackers 'adverting scam infected computers.
New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Sunday condemned the abduction of the Collector of Chhattisgarh's Sukma District, Alex Paul Menon, and asked the Maoists to come forward for talks.
London, Apr 22 (ANI): A double celebration of the life and work of William Shakespeare has got underway in Stratford on Avon as a parade through his home town on Saturday marked the Bard's forthcoming 448th birthday.
Sukma/Raipur, Apr 22 (ANI): Asha Menon, the wife of abducted District Collector Alex Paul Menon, has appealed to the Maoists to release her husband at the earliest on humanitarian grounds.
Nairobi, April 22 (IANS) Wildlife rangers have shot dead five suspected ivory poachers in a gun battle in Kenya, BBC reported.
Sukma (Chhattisgarh), Apr 21 (ANI): The Maoists have abducted the District Collector of newly formed Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
London, Apr 21 (ANI): Football star Wayne Rooney is the latest celebrity to sue media tycoon Rupert Murdoch's News International over allegations of phone hacking.
Manama, April 20 (IANS) Sahara Force India drivers Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg finished third and sixth in the first practice session at the Bahrain Grand Prix Friday, while they decided to give the second a miss amidst security concerns.
Manama, Apr 20(ANI): Force India has confirmed they would participate in the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend despite four of its team members being trapped up in a petrol bomb incident on Wednesday night.
Manama, April 19 (IANS) Force India driver Paul Driver raised concerns over the security here for the Bahrain GP after one of the vehicle of the Silverstone-based team escaped a fire bomb Wednesday night, prompting two team members to leave Bahrain.
Sydney, Apr 19(ANI): The Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) met Cricket Australia (CA) representatives met this week to discuss the new incentive-based pay system, as cricketers set their eyes on the considerable amount of revenue that could be generated from the 2015 cricket World Cup.
Colombo, April 19 (IANS) An Indian parliamentary delegation has visited Sri Lanka's war-ravaged north where a large number of India-sponsored projects are being carried out, authorities said Thursday.
Colombo, April 18 (Xinhua-ANI): A high level Indian delegation visited a war displacement camp in the north of Sri Lanka on Wednesday and interacted with the people.
Washington, April 18 (ANI): United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has received 57 percent against Vice President Joe Biden 14 percent for the 2016 elections, according to a new survey.
Nairobi, April 18 (IANS) Sprints have never been Kenya's area of specialisation but that history might be changed this summer at the London Olympics where the country is expected to enter a team in the 4X400m relay.
After the achieving its glorious victory in the recently held election in Municipal
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) With the victory in the Delhi civic polls coming as a shot in the arm for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the party's top leadership met here Wednesday morning to discuss it's strategy for future polls.
San Francisco, April 18 (IANS) Intel has reported that its profit in the most recent quarter fell nearly 13 percent, but the results still beat analysts' estimates.
Amidst various studies on intelligence a team of researchers have identified a single gene, which may have a measurable effect on a person's brain size as well as intelligence.
Colombo, April 17 (IANS) A visiting Indian parliamentary delegation held talks in Colombo Tuesday to assess the post-war situation in the country, the Sri Lankan external affairs ministry said.
London, Apr 17 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a single gene, which may have a measurable impact on a person's brain size as well as intelligence.
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has refused to grant visiting rights to Jaya Jaitley, close friend and political colleague of former defence minister George Fernandes, to meet the ailing minister in his house.
New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): A Joint Parliamentary delegation led by Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, is visiting Sri Lanka from April 16 to 21.
London, Apr 16 (ANI): Television gameshow hosts, who are usually considered as genial figures, are so powerful and influential that contestants are willing to do anything they are asked to do, including torturing each other to death, researchers say.
London, Apr 15(ANI): Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has said he is inspired by veteran midfielders Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, and would like to continue playing as long as he can.
Shanghai, April 15 (IANS) Nico Rosberg won his maiden Formula One race after coming out victorious in the Chinese Grand Prix here Sunday, giving his Mercedes team its first win since 1955. Sahara Force India's Paul di Resta and Nico Hulkenberg finished 12th and 15th.
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's major opposition party DMK Sunday decided to pull out of the all-party delegation of Members of Parliament to Sri Lanka, saying the visit will "serve no purpose".
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) The Kisan Morcha of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a farmers' parliament in New Delhi May 12-13 to highlight the plight of peasants.
Shanghai, April 14 (IANS) Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took his maiden pole position in Formula One racing by topping the times sheets in the Chinese Grand Prix qualifying here Saturday. Force India failed to make the top-10.
London, April 13 (ANI): Not just mothers but fathers also suffer from post-natal depression, according to researchers.
Washington, April 13 (ANI): Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has to work hard to woo the Republican voter base among Midwesterners, young voters, the highly religious and conservative Republicans, according to the results of a Gallup Poll.
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Wednesday withdrew her AIADMK MP from an all-party delegation set to visit Sri Lanka April 16-21.
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Women are less likely than men to get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, which puts them at risk of developing metabolic syndrome - an increasingly prevalent condition related to obesity - say researchers.
Los Angeles, April 11 (IANS) Singer-actress Demi Lovato says she almost had an accident with Paul McCartney at a parking lot.
Washington, Apr 10(ANI): Former Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger has slammed iger Woods' club-kicking antics at the Augusta Masters as 'an embarrassment to the game.'
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) After a special panel probing the 2002 Gujarat riots gave a clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said Tuesday the "vilification campaign" against him should stop.
New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): India and Qatar on Monday signed agreements in the field of energy, culture, education, finance and legal to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two nations.
Islamabad, Apr 9(ANI): The lack of willingness to discuss marriages enforced on Hindu women in the Pakistan parliament will have detrimental consequences for the country's largest religious minority, the government's top minority representatives have said.
New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): In an endeavor to reinforce India's commitment towards ethnic Sri Lankan Tamils, a delegation of Members of Parliament led by Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, will be visiting the island nation from April 16 to 21 to assess the resettlement and political process in war-torn areas.
London, Apr 8 (ANI): An amazing pair of bouncing boots, which turn users into a human kangaroo, look set to be the summer's most bizarre fitness trend.
Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) IANS journalist Anil Sharma is one of 20 people, including Anna Hazare and cabinet minister Jairam Ramesh, honoured by an international NGO working for animal rights.
London, Apr 7 (ANI): A world champion gravy wrestler had to undergo surgery and was left with an eye deformity, after she was hit in the face with a monkey wrench when she caught two friends having sex on her sofa at a party.
London, Apr 6 (ANI): Jim Marshall, who created the iconic amplifiers that made rock n roll noisier, died at the age of 88.
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The US Coast Guard has fired cannons to sink a Japanese ghost ship that was drifting towards Alaska, a media report said.