New Delhi, Mar 23 : Congress leader and Union Defence Minister A. K. Antony on Monday announced that his party and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) would contest the general elections together in Maharashtra.
In a seat-sharing arrangement, the Congress will contest 26 seats while the NCP will try its luck in 22 parliamentary constituencies.
Antony, who is also the Congress in-charge in the state, said both the parties would also explore the possibility of exchange of seats between them in the state.
New York - The United States called Tuesday for strengthening the control of the manufacture and trade of chemical precursors, compounds used to refine heroin and other dangerous drugs.
US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad submitted a draft resolution to the 15-nation council, aiming at the drug problems in Afghanistan, whose widespread poppy cultivation provide the world with the largest export of heroin.
Khalilzad holds the rotating presidency of the council in June, taking over from Britain.
Berlin - In the end the epaulettes and peaked cap served him him no more.
Police in Berlin said Wednesday that they have arrested a 63-year old man accused of dressing up as a Major-General of the German Bundeswehr (military) in order to avail of free transport on the country's railways.
Sydney - Passengers can travel in the first-class cabin of some Qantas jets for the price of a business-class ticket, Australia's leading airline announced Monday.
A 25-per cent reduction in demand for luxury travel has prompted Qantas to suspend the first-class option on routes to London, Buenos Aires and San Francisco.
London, Dec 31 : Manchester United defender Patrice Evra believes the team is learning from the mistakes it committed last season, when they lost the Premier League title race on goal difference to local rivals Manchester City.
On this day last year, the Red Devils were somehow beaten 3-2 at Old Trafford by an out-of-sorts Blackburn team destined for the drop, the Sun reports. However, there have been no such slip-ups between Christmas and New Year this time around, meaning United boss Alex Ferguson celebrates his 71st birthday today with a seven-point lead, the paper said.
London, November 13: Glamour girl Ruth Reynold has set a new world record by privileging 42 eager volunteers with her kisses – in 30 seconds!
The 24-year-old Page 3 babe, who beat previous record of 36 lads kissed in a minute by a German TV host, triumphed at The Sun’s East London HQ to mark the occasion of the Guinness World Records Day on November 12.
Her cosy-coup was witnessed by official adjudicator Karolina Thelin along with Craig Glenday, the Guinness Book of Records editor-in-chief, reports the Sun.
There must be just a handful of mobile users left in the world who select a phone purely on the basis of its basic purposes — the making and receiving of calls and messages. LG has always managed to offer a lot in aspect. The Viewty Smart, too, is a great looking, feature-rich handset, but its functionality is what you should assess before considering a purchase.
Form The Sleek GC900 is the follow up to LG’s previous touchscreen camera phone, the KU990 Viewty. It’s slimmer and looks cooler. The 3-inch capacitive touchscreen display has a resolution of
Ref Soyaoil erased some part of its early losses on bargain-buying. India's March oilmeal exports slumped 34 percent from a year earlier, falling for the fifth straight month, due to weak demand from Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and China. Ref Soyaoil yesterday traded with the negative node and settled -0.16% down at 447.6. In yesterday's trading session Ref Soyaoil has touched the low of 445.3 after opening at 446.95, and finally settled at 447.6.
Lusaka- Copper-rich Zambia will fall far short of its target of raising half a billion dollars in mine taxes this year because of the significant drop in international copper prices caused by the global economic downturn, it emerged Wednesday.
Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) commissioner Chriticles Mwansa told reporters that the commission had only managed to collect 293.1 billion kwacha (about 63 million dollars) so far this year, far short of its 415-million-dollar target.
Amman - Leading members, including the secretary general, of Jordan's largest political party, the Islamic Action Front, resigned Friday, citing "differences in viewpoints."
"The step is designed to allow the Consultative Council an opportunity to elect a new and more coherent Executive Bureau that supervises the party's march in the coming stage," Bani Ershaid, who resigned as secretary general, told the German Press Agency dpa, without going into details.
Brussels - Ah, the style of an Italian Ferrari, the solidity of a German Mercedes, the flair of a French Renault!
The car industry is not only Europe's pride and joy, it provides income for some 12 million families and last year generated a combined turnover of 551 billion euros (700 billion dollars), or about 5 per cent of the continent's gross domestic product (GDP).
One in every three cars sold around the world is European.
But now, caught between the global credit crunch, a recession and the need to make greener vehicles, Europe's automobile industry says it is facing its most difficult moment since the oil crisis of the early 1970s.
The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has not yet given a clean chit to Vipul Shah’s upcoming flick ‘Singh Is Kinng’ in which Akshay Kumar sports a closely trimmed beard that resulted into protestations from the Sikh community.
SGPC Chief Avtar Singh Makkar said that Akshay Kumar with a trimmed beard in his the movie could cause problem as it would set a bad example for Sikh youth.
He also said that it may persuade young Sikh fans to follow Akshay’s appearance in the film.
Another thing that maddened the Sikh community is a line of ‘Gurbani’ narrated incorrectly.
Natural Gas yesterday traded with the positive node and settled 0.48% up at 103.1 traded slightly higher Friday, approaching the technically critical $2.00 level, as bottom fishing speculators continue to hunt for the rebound. Futures have been hitting a string of fresh 10-year lows over the past two weeks, as the bearish sentiment on the heating fuel remained intact amid ongoing concerns over waning demand and elevated U.S. storage levels. Natural gas prices have plunged almost 22% since the beginning of March and are down nearly 32% since the start of 2012. The commodity has lost approximately 55% of its value over the past 12 months.
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- HPCL Visakha refinery suffers major fire due to short circuit
- No refills for multiple cooking gas connection holders from June 1
- REpower Systems bags cumulative orders 580 MW in 3 months
- DBT scheme for the LPG to be launched in 20 districts on June 1