Daily Archives: March 4, 2015

Warner powers Australia to highest World Cup total


Perth, March 4 (IANS) Opener David Warner (178) became Australia’s highest scorer in cricket World Cup history to power the hosts to the quadrennial event’s highest total — 417/6 — during a Pool A match against minnows Afghanistan at the WACA here on Wednesday.

Opener Aaron Finch (4) perished early in the third over against pacer Dawlat Zadran (2/101) with the score at 14. Afterwards, Warner and Steven Smith (95) put up 260-run second-wicket partnership, their highest in One-Day International (ODI) cricket beating Ricky Ponting and Shane Watson’s unbeaten stand of 252 against England in 2009.

Indian-origin entrepreneur among top 10 under-40 rich list


New York, March 4 (IANS) Indian billionaire chief executive officer of Malaysia-based Celframe Technology Group of Companies, Arun Pudur, is among the world’s top 10 richest individuals under 40, according to a list published on Wednesday by Wealth-X, a global wealth intelligence and prospecting company.

Pudur, 36, is ranked at 10th position on the list with a personal fortune of $4 billion. His company has over 500 clients, including Boeing, MTV, Nortel, General Motors and Delta.

An investor with a passion for solving consumer problems, Pudur began his career at the age of 13 fixing bikes, and breeding champion dogs before he graduated to start his technology business. He made his first million at the age of 21, first billion at the age of 26 and never looked back.

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, 30, topped the list.

The list is dominated by other male technopreneurs, with four of them deriving their fortunes from their early involvement in Facebook.

Zuckerberg’s wealth is estimated at $35.1 billion, more than 40 percent of the combined net worth of all the other billionaires on the list.

Four other individuals from Facebook — Dustin Moskovitz, Sean Parker, Eduardo Saverin and Jan Koum — also appear on the list.

Koum is also co-founder and CEO of mobile messaging application WhatsApp, which was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion.

Koum’s personal fortune of $7.7 billion earns him third place on the list.

The list also features two under-40 female billionaires.

Restoring BCCI’s image my first priority: Dalmiya


Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) Asserting that restoring the BCCI’s image was his first priority, newly elected Indian cricket board president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Wednesday called for properly conducting the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“My first priority is to ensure that the image of the BCCI is restored. Also, we would have to make certain that the IPL, which would be commencing shortly, is conducted in a proper way,” Dalmiya said in a press statement.

“Finally, I would want to wish the Indian team all the very best and I sincerely hope that the team would continue to perform well in the World Cup,” he added.

AAP sacks Bhushan, Yadav from top body


New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The AAP announced Wednesday that it had ousted two top leaders, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, out of its decision-making Political Affairs Committee (PAC).

Party spokesman Kumar Vishwas made the announcement after a nearly six-hour meeting of the National Executive that followed a virtual war between the two leaders and loyalists of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

“The National Executive passed a resolution and it has been decided that Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav will not serve the PAC any more. They will be given new responsibilities in the party,” he said.