Mumbai, Dec 25 : Two sisters proceeding in a pilgrim group for Jejuri were killed Friday when a water tanker rammed into their Qualis jeep from behind on the outskirts of Mumbai, police said.
The accident occurred just before the Vashi toll checkpost in Navi Mumbai around 7.20 a. m. on Christmas morning when traffic density was relatively low.
The jeep in which they were travelling with at least seven others, was approaching the Vashi checkpost where toll is collected, when a speeding tanker rammed it from the rear and sped off, an official of Navi Mumbai Police said.
The significant contribution by India and China in "revival of global economy" was highlighted by The International Monetary Fund. This statement came as answer to a question asked to an IMF official.
Brussels - The European Union's executive on Tuesday proposed measures to stamp out VAT fraud on goods ranging from mobile phones to greenhouse-gas emission permits, saying that it costs the taxpayer billions of euros a year.
The European Commission has been working on the issue for years, but gave it high priority after claims emerged last year that some fraudsters had begun targeting the bloc's flagship scheme for trading emissions permits alongside more traditional goods.
Lahore, Oct. 16 : Two deadly bomb blasts on Friday left 11 people dead and 15 injured in Pakistan’s north-western city, Peshawar.
Three police officers, two women and two children were among those killed in the twin bomb attack.
“First I saw a blue flame then a loud explosion. When I got there I saw six bodies lying on the ground. I helped gather up body parts," BBC quoted an eyewitness, as saying.
Authorities have said that an Oregon couple was sentenced to 16 months in prison in the death of their son, for whom they prayed in lieu of medical treatment.
The (Portland) Oregonian reported on Monday that Jeffrey and Marci Beagley were found guilty of criminally negligent homicide in the death of their 16-year-old son, Neil, who died in June 2008 from complications resulting from a urinary tract obstruction.
The Beagleys, who are members of the Followers of Christ Church, did not seek medical care, opting for prayer and the laying on of hands.
Rome - Prince Emmanuel Filiberto of Savoy, a descendant of Italy's erstwhile royal family, announced Tuesday he is to stand as a candidate in June's European Parliament elections. The 36-year-old grandson of Italy's last king, Umberto II, will run for the centrist, Catholic, Union of Christian Democrats (UDC) party.
"I commit myself... to the service of my country, the thing that I love most," Emmanuel Filiberto said.
Ranchi, Apr 11 : United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said that over half of the country comprises of youths, and they could usher a change and a revolution in the country.
"This is a country of youths. There are around 70 percent youths in our country today. Who can bring the change? Only the young generation can bring change. This is a century of change and revolution," Gandhi told an election rally here.
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Bollywood beauty Katrina Kaif has passed six successful years in the industry and is now considered to be one of the leading ladies. She has been even voted as the ‘Sexiest Asian Actress’ recently. She has acted with A-lister Bollywood heroes like Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and now she is working with Imran Khan.
Bad Reichenhall, Germany - Tennis legend Bjoern Borg has promised to play a match for German lower league club Bad Reichenhall in the summer season which starts on the weekend. Borg, 52, is listed as the top-ranked player of Bad Reichenhall's over-50 team. The Swede was approached by tennis team member Wolfgang Pichler, who is coach of the successful Swedish biathlon team.
Washington, Sep 23 : Republican presidential candidate John McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin disagree on the question of climate change, as the Alaska Governor has focused on how to adapt to global warming rather than how to combat it.
Palin has publicly questioned scientists’ near-consensus that human activity plays a role in the rising temperatures, the Washington Post reported.
She fought the administration’s listing of polar bears as threatened with extinction because of shrinking sea ice.
Washington, Sept. 26 : A consultant to the Republican Party has said that its candidate -- Senator John McCain – has taken a big risk by suspending his campaign this week.
Fox News quoted Chris Coffey as saying that McCain has taken four risks that could ultimately tell on the performance of his campaign in the run up to the presidential poll and in its aftermath.
He said that the first “obvious” risk is that the Democrats will argue that Senator McCain cannot multi-task.
Banjaluka - The Austrian building company Strabag and Bosnia's Srpska Republic (RS) signed a 2.9 billion euro (3.6 billion dollars) contract for the construction of highway network on Monday, local media reported.
The Austrian company has won a 30 year concession to build 397 kilometers of road in RS, the Serb entity within Bosnia.
Twilight' stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are no doubt one of the hottest young couple in Hollywood these days. But, the couple is now facing a strong competition from their co-stars Ashley Greene and Joe Jonas, who are reportedly steaming up now to beat the lead pair.