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Sathya Sai Baba passed away

PUTTAPARTHI — Indian spiritual guru Sathya Sai Baba passed away on Sunday morning at 6.25 am, said sources at Prashanti Nilayam. Baba, 85, was hospitalized on March 28 with respiratory problems and his condition deteriorated and he was virtually kept on machine support until the end. Sathya Sai Trust said Baba’s body will be kept for public darshan at Sai ...

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Timeline: Sathya Sai Baba’s life and contribution

Here is a brief timeline of Sathya Sai Baba’s life. Nov. 23, 1926 — Born as Sathyanarayana Raju to Eswaramma and Raju Ratnakaram in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh. March 8, 1940 — 14-year-old Sathya was supposedly stung by a scorpion in Uravakonda, a nearby town and was unconscious for hours. He woke up laughing and weeping and singing that changed his ...

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Yunus exit from Grameen Bank upheld by high court

Bangladesh Nobel laureate Mohammad Yunus has been shown the exit of Grameen Bank not on moral grounds but on archaic rules of  retirement set for banks. The High Court upheld the decision of the board of directors of Grameen Bank to retire Prof Yunus, 70 and gave the ruling in favour of the government which was adamant to oust Prof ...

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Norwegian Govt clears Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus from charges

Norwegian government has cleared Nobel Laureaute Muhammad Yunus from the charge of unauthorised fund-transfers in mid-90s. Minister for Environment and International Development Erik Solheim said in a posting on the foreign ministry website that the Grameen Bank had neither embezzled the funds of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) nor used the money for unintended purposes. Solheim’s remarks came ...

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