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Kajol reveals why her father wanted to name her ‘Mercedes’

Indian film actor Kajol has revealed that her father so very much wanted to name her Mercedes, but her mother did not let him do that. Telling a riveting snippet about her childhood in an interview, she said that her father, filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee, was so much inspired by owner of Mercedes, famous German car manufacturing company, for naming his company after his daughter that he wanted to name Kajol as Mercedes too. "My father always thought if he can name his daughter Mercedes, why can't I? But my mom strictly…

In India’s citizenship test, a spelling error can ruin a family

DHUBRI, INDIA: Riyazul Islam says he had to produce family documents going back to 1951 to prove he was an Indian and not an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant. But a draft list of citizens released in July excluded him and his mother, among a total of about 4 million people left off. A wiry 33-year-old living in the northeastern state of Assam, Islam says he and his mother have no further documents left to prove they are Indians, although his father and many others in his family have been included in the National Register…

U.S state to name street in honor of Michael Jackson

DETROIT: The king of pop will be honored in Motown with a street named Michael Jackson Avenue, officials announced on Thursday in Detroit. The city, which has a rich history of nurturing American musical talent, will rename a portion of its Randolph Street in the downtown theater district in honor of the late entertainer. The tribute comes 50 years after his family group known as the "Jackson 5" birthed their career with a successful recording contract audition in the Motor City. "The Jacksons were among the first…

Govt, opposition soon to finalize name of caretaker PM: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Sunday said consultations between the government and the opposition were underway to finalize name of caretaker prime minister. "Consensus on the name of caretaker prime minister will hopefully be finalized before time," he said while taking to media in Narowal. The minister said all the democratic forces should jointly finalize a non-controversial name for the slot. He said all powers would be shifted to caretaker government after initiation of electoral process. He also…