February 5, 2010 2:36:50 pm

Life remained crippled for the fifth consecutive day across Kashmir valley as a curfew like situation prevailed in the city.

February 5, 2010 2:16:07 pm

A swift and small 'spy fidayeen bomb' developed by border guarding BSF may soon become a nightmare for terrorists.

February 5, 2010 1:54:18 pm

Taking a detour from his schedule,Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a local train in Mumbai.

February 5, 2010 1:51:27 pm

1 : Rahul Gandhi,39Congress General SecretaryWhyHe topped the power list last year. He’s at the head of the power list this year as well because,even more than one year back,after the Congress’s big general election win,what he says hugely influences political discourse,and what he wants and doesn’t want will determine how the ruling party will […]

February 5, 2010 1:48:24 pm

11 : Duvvuri Subbarao,60RBI GovernorWhySubbarao makes it to the list this time and in the top 20 because last time,he was still finding his feet as RBI chief while this time,there’s no question he’s the boss. He will,in part,decide how fast India grows in the near term. How he exits from easy monetary policy this […]

February 5, 2010 1:44:21 pm

21 : Jairam Ramesh, 55 Minister for EnvironmentWhyHe breaks into the list,and in the top 30,because Copenhagen showed he’s capable of negotiating domestic and global political challenges on policy. He put pragmatism in India’s climate negotiations. For six months ahead of the meet,Ramesh made small shifts in the government’s position and was able to convert […]

February 5, 2010 1:39:33 pm

31 : AR Rahman, 44Music composerWhyHe drops down marginally in our list despite the Oscar,Golden Globe and the BAFTA wins only because there have been new entrants in the top 30. If he wins the two Grammys he is nominated for,this will truly be his decade. At home his music for Delhi 6 broke records […]

February 5, 2010 1:35:31 pm

41 : Deepak Shantilal Parekh, 65BankerWhyThe chairman of Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) has been instrumental in taking the EMI culture to the masses. As he relinquished the executive position in the company and became the non-executive chairman this January,his ranking is down this year. He is also chairman of Sebi’s Primary Market Advisory Committee. […]

February 5, 2010 12:58:10 pm

CBI sought maximum punishment of two years for disgraced ex-Haryana DGP SPS Rathore in the Ruchika molestation case.

February 5, 2010 12:15:33 pm

The University of Cambridge is all set to welcome the first three outstanding Indian students who have been awarded scholarships named after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh,who graduated from the university in the 1950s.

February 5, 2010 11:53:34 am

51. CHANDRASEKHAR BHASKAR BHAVE,59Sebi Chief WhyThis 1975 batch IAS officer comes up sharply because Sebi has been at the forefront of reforms of late. How mutual funds can determine customer fees so that retail customers benefit more is among his major initiatives. He is also tough on erring intermediaries. He barred Barclays and Societe Generale […]

February 5, 2010 11:36:46 am

India has full confidence in the IPCC process and its leadership and will support it in every way it can,said Dr Manmohan Singh.

February 5, 2010 11:31:12 am

The Supreme Court on Friday declined to grant bail to IPS officer M N Dinesh,a key accused in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case.

February 5, 2010 11:13:25 am

Rahul Gandhi made a last minute detour through Sena bastions during his brief visit to Mumbai.

February 5, 2010 11:04:58 am

61. ANIL AGARWAL,57Industrialist WhyThis former metal scrap dealer debuts in our list because his $10-billion global business has a bigger presence in India and he is one of the few in the mining business to notch up successes recently. Today,he is the uncrowned king of the non-ferrous metal business. Like steel tycoon L.N. Mittal,he has […]

February 5, 2010 10:41:00 am

External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has hoped that Lankan President Rajapaksa will utilise his re-election to work for a settlement with all ethnic minorities in his country.

February 5, 2010 10:20:20 am

The largest four-day naval war game hosted by India started with the participation of 12 navies of the Asia-Pacific region.

February 5, 2010 9:26:07 am

Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi,who was injured in a car accident in Liberia,was on Friday airlifted to Cote d'Ivoire for further treatment.

February 5, 2010 8:53:46 am

Bal Thackeray attacked Marathi ministers at the Centre for 'not protesting Rahul's anti-Mumbai statement.'

February 4, 2010 8:20:50 pm

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Thursday that the research of the Indian panel on climate change would be more ‘robust and solid’ than the UN body’s.