Friday, April 16, 2010
Quashing rumours of Sania Mirza playing for Pakistan after her marriage to cricketer Shoaib Malik, All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Thursday issued a statement confirming her participation for India till the 2012 Olympics.
“Sania Mirza and her parents have informed AITA that she will continue to play for India after her marriage with Shoaib Malik,” AITA secretary-general Anil Khanna said.
“She has confirmed to be a part of the Indian team in the 2010 Commonwealth Games at Delhi (October 2010), XVI Asian Games at Guangzhou, China (November 2010), 2011 Fed Cup (February 2011), 2012 Olympics at London (July/August 2012).”
The rumours of Sania playing for Pakistan were fuelled by Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) chief Senator Dilawar Abbas, who Thursday said he would request Sania to take up Pakistani nationality and start representing her husband’s country in future.
Dilawar had said that as an Asian woman she should pick her husband’s country as her new homeland.
Sania, however, has made it clear that she would continue representing India at the international level even after marrying the former Pakistan captain later this month.
“It is great news for our tennis community that Sania Mirza is getting married to Shoaib Malik,” Dilawar was quoted as saying by a Pakistani newspaper on Thursday.
“We welcome her and hope that she would become a Pakistani national and play for us in future. She has a great future ahead of her and we would be delighted if she plays for Pakistan.
“Asian women traditionally follow their husbands which is why I’m hopeful that someday she would be inspired by Shoaib to play for Pakistan,” he added.
Dilawar even went on to suggest that Sania should think about teaming up with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Pakistans tennis ace on the mixed doubles circuit.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
SEBI on Friday has banned 14 big insurance companies like SBI Life, TATA AIG and ICICI Prudential. The ban for receiving money for any Unit Linked Insurance Products (ULIP).
SEBI has also banned ULIP products of other companies also. The following are the list of banned companies of ULIP Products by SEBI.
List of Banned Companies of ULIP by SEBI
Aegon Religare Life,
HDFC Standard Life,
ING Vysya Life,
Kotak Mahindra Old Mutual Life,
Max New York Life,
Metlife India and Reliance Life.
Many other insurance companies officials, on the condition of anonymity, said they would approach IRDA on the issue before taking any call. Earlier in January, SEBI had issued a notice to these companies asking why they did not seek its permission before offering ULIP schemes.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
फैशन पत्रिका ‘एफएचएम’ के इस साल की सबसे सेक्सी महिलाओं के सर्वे में बाजी मारी है हिन्दी सिने जगत की चुलबुली और टूटी-फूटी हिन्दी बोलने वाली अभिनेत्री कैटरीना कैफ ने। कैटरीना सबसे सेक्सी महिलाओं की सूची में पहले पायदान पर हैं।