London, Oct. 26 : Princes William and Harry, who are football-mad, plan to join 60,000 England fans during the 6,000-mile trip to South Africa for the 2010 World Cup.
According to The Sun, Prince William, the Football Association''s president, will play an important role in trying to support Britain''s bid to host the 2018 World Cup.
Harry, 25, hopes to flag up the plight of Lesotho, the small HIV/Aids-plagued kingdom landlocked by South Africa.
Shillong, May 13: Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil will review the law and order situation in Meghalaya today.
During his visit, Patil will separately discuss the prevailing security scenario with senior State Government, police, army and other defence officials.
Patil is also scheduled to inaugurate the new administrative block of the Assam Rifles. Later, he will address the Assam Rifles Commanders' Conference.
On Wednesday, Patil will fly to Kohima where he will attend the passing out parade of Assam Rifles jawans at Dimapur.
Washington, Aug 2: If a CBS News report is to be believed, Al Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri has reportedly been critically injured, and might be possibly dead.
The report is based on a copy of an intercepted letter from sources in Pakistan, which urgently requests a doctor to treat al-Zawahiri. If injured and alive, he is believed to be somewhere in Pakistan's remote tribal areas of Pakistan, said the report.
Lima - At least 29 people were left dead in Peru after a passenger bus plunged over a cliff into a canyon south of the capital Lima, police said Wednesday.
The local police chief of the town of Canete, Jose del Rio Silva, said that accident happened on Tuesday. Another 15 people were reportedly injured.
Initial investigation showed the accident was a mistake of the driver, who was killed along with a fellow driver. (dpa)
New Delhi, Feb 2 : A meeting of public sector oil companies called by the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Murli Deora, today arrived at a decision to spend at least two percent of profits on corporate social responsibilities.
The aim of the meeting was to review the contribution of Oil Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) to activities related to Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR).
Petroleum Secretary R S Pandey also attended the meeting.
Board Meeting :Limited Reviewed Financial Results.
The metal sector has outperformed other indices in trade today due to renewed interest shown by the investors.
Among the major metal shares, Jindal Steel, JSW Steel, Tata Steel and SAIL increased between 2.27 per cent and 0.88 per cent during the day. The BSE Metal Index recorded a strong increase of 8.81 per cent during the previous week while the Sensex has gained 1.17 per cent during the same period.
While almost all the auto majors represent in the country are enjoying the high consumer sentiment and easy financing option to bank record sales month after month, it is believed that the upcoming festive season will again be much better than expected by several auto majors in the country.
Gaurant Dadwal, a research analyst at brokerage Jaypee Capital Services Ltd, said that the coming months will be even better for the Indian automobile industry.
Sydney, Feb. 15 : Australian one-day fast bowler Nathan Bracken has said that the experience of watching common Australians battling the bush fires in the southern part of the country will stay with him forever.
"As a professional cricketer your career is defined by what you do on the field: the hundreds you score, the wickets you claim or the great catches you take. But it is often the things we experience away from the game that bring emotion and meaning to our lives," Bracken writes in article for the Sydney Morning Herald.
Colombo - Tamil rebels Thursday put up a last-ditch effort to prevent government forces from entering a narrow land strip they still hold in northern Sri Lanka, military officials said.
Fighters of the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) hurriedly put up earthworks in the Karavamulliavaikkal area in Mullaitivu district, 395 kilometres north-east of the capital, but troops captured part of the defence structure after a heavy gunbattle, the army said.
Minority Leader John Boehner said on Wednesday that U. S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, will keep his seat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The Washington Post has reported that Barton met privately with the Republican caucus and apologized to his colleagues for making a public apology to BP. A source told the newspaper he said had done a poor job of articulating what he meant.
According to Politico, Boehner, R-Ohio, reportedly told members of the caucus it is "time to move on."
Munich - Cologne have moved closer to meeting Bayern Munich's transfer fee demands for unsettled striker Lukas Podolski, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is reported as saying Thursday.
"Everything is looking good. I am confident it will work out," Rummenigge is quoted as saying in the daily tz newspaper.
Bayern want a fee of 10 million euros (13.5 million dollars) for Podolski who would like to return to his former club after failing to establish a first-team place at the German champions.
Brussels - The European Union and members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) hope to establish terms for a free trade zone by the end of the year.
I hope that we can sign still in this year", said the chairman of the GCC ministers Ahmad Bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud, Qatar's minister of state for foreign affairs Monday after a meeting with representatives of the EU in Brussels. We are very close to an agreement."
Board Meeting : Quarterly Results
New Delhi, Sep 12 : With e-cigarette usage increasing among the youth, the World Health Organisation Thursday called on countries to frame regulatory guidelines to keep a tab on their usage.
WHO representative Angela Patt said the size of the e-cigarette market will increase rapidly in coming years, and currently there is little research on the health impact of the long-term use of e-cigarettes.
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