Indian cities shed bark colonial style from their names After Kolkata from Calcutta and Mumbai from Bombay, Bangalore officially becomes Bengaluru tomorrow and Mysore will be Mysuru. 12 of Karnataka's major towns and cities revert to their old Kannada names after the Union Home Ministry this month cleared a proposal made by the state nine years ago.
In Moscow, the autumn has set in along with cold winds, rainfall and clouds and the skies are getting gloomier. Residents of the city, where the sun can no longer be observed, have been covered by the autumn melancholy. This is such a time that one wants to catch a train and hop off to some sunny, warm place with bright colors and the music playing, where an adventure awaits each step. If there is such a place on earth, it is, of course, the Bollywood.
The Russian GLONASS is exploring the possibility of helping India in starting the production of navigation devices. This was disclosed to the "Voice of Russia" by the Head of International Projects of the nonprofit partnership "GLONASS" Alexander Bondarenko. On October 28, he discussed the project with Indian partners in New Delhi.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister, the chairman of the Board for the Military-Industrial Complex, Dmitry Rogozin keeps construction of the Vostochny space center in the country’s Far East under personal control and he promises to have meetings with the co-chairman of the Russian-Chinese interstate commission not only at sessions of the latter.
The Supreme Court has set an end-March deadline for the investigation that is meant to determine which Indians have hidden untaxed money abroad. An array of sources warn that despite estimates of billions of dollars of black money that stand to be recovered, what is likely to be traced is a far more modest amount.