London, June 5 : A British resident imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay has been charged by the US for plotting the bomb attacks from secret training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Binyam Ahmed Mohamed, an Ethiopian who came to Britain as a teenager, is accused of planning to blow up apartment buildings in the US, The Times reported.
The Pentagon’s chargesheet for the 30-year-old, who had training as an electrical engineer, states he was selected for “a specialised terrorist mission”.
Mohamed is one of two British residents still held at Guantanamo despite requests for their release from the British Government.
New Delhi, Apr. 6: Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will reply to a Election Commission notice today for allegedly offering poll sops during his Rajasthan visit for a security review.
On Sunday, the Election Commission issued a notice to Chidambaram for violating the model code of conduct.
The Commission received a complaint from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in this regard.
Sri Lankan spinning maestro Muttiah Muralitharan has joined the Australian domestic club Victorian Bushrangers for the KFC Twenty20 Big Bash competition in the 2009-10.
Muaralitharan is second overseas player for the Victoria team. West Indies' all-rounder Dwayne Bravo had already signed contract with the Victoria for upcoming season.
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Menthaoil yesterday settled down -1.97% at 984.3 on improved demand and reduced arrival at lower levels. It is to be noted that lack of strong demand amidst higher stocks prevented any strong uptrend in rates. Short term some more dips are not ruled out but with the recent rains reportedly affecting the harvesting process, this could keep trend firm. As per market sources , rainfall in major mentha growing areas such as Rampur , Sambhal and Moradabad might lead to serious damage to the standing mentha crop. Moreover, this might also reduce the overall oil recovery from the crop.
Warsaw - Israeli President Shimon Peres said on Thursday in Warsaw that his country is prepared to compromise on territorial issues in the search for a peaceful solution to the Middle East conflict.
"We are ready to forgo land in order to reach a genuine peace with the Palestinians and grant them the possibility to found their own state," Peres told the Polish parliament at the end of his four-day visit to the central European country.
This Palestinian neighbour state should "flourish economically, strive for peace and live in freedom," he said.
Washington, Apr 13: Use of wrong language - denigrating older workers, even if only subtly can have an outsized negative impact on employee productivity and corporate profits, says a leading researcher.
According to Bob McCann, an associate professor of management communication at the USC Marshall School of Business, ageist language is still to be found in many workplaces, and can have severe repercussions for both older workers and their employers.
Mumbai, Dec 4 :Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra bagged the best actress award for Madhur Bhandarkar's "Fashion" at the Apsara Film and Television Producers Guild Awards here Friday evening.
Priyanka's father Ashok Chopra received the award on her behalf.
"Oh, I am so happy for her. She has done it again. And getting an award from the patriarch and creators of the film industry is a great thing," Ashok Chopra told IANS.
Hrithik Roshan was presented the best actor award for Ashutosh Gowariker's "Jodhaa Akbar".
Soybean fell for a sixth straight day, weighed by weak overseas market and thin domestic demand on falling oilmeal exports. There is no parity between soybean and soymeal prices. Millers and stockists are waiting for a bigger correction. U. S. soybean fell after sliding one percent in the previous session, but the market looked for direction from China's Dalian soy futures, which climbed to a new 14-month high.
Star Plus's dance reality show 'Zara Nachke Dikha'' looks to be jinxed for the 'Mastkalandar' group this time.
What with Angad Hasija bidding adieu and Siddhesh being tagged by the girls group, the boys definitely seem to be short of brilliant dancers.
Add to that the repeated trouble of injuries, which has been harassing the male participants from the beginning and their cup of woes do seem to be filled to the brim. But wait! That is not all! The Mastkalandar boys have yet another trouble in line for them now.
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Kuala Lumpur, Aug 25 : Noted ‘Bhangra’ artist in Malaysia Manjit Singh Gill was reportedly received his law degree (honours) at University Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia''s 24th convocation in Gombak here yesterday.
Manjit, also known as M-Ji, and his brother Sukhjit, also known as Surj, made history when they recorded the first local bhangra album “Loaded” which was recognised by the Malaysia Book of Records recently, reported nstonline. com.
Manjit''s elder brother Datuk Amarjit Singh Gill and sister Ranjit Kaur are both in Ipoh, while Sukhjit studies law at University Malaya.
Their father Tan Sri Darshan Singh Gill is a lawyer in Ipoh and is also the Malaysia National Sikhs Movement (Geraksikh) president. (ANI)
Islamabad, Aug 15: Noting that the US’ reimbursements for expenses incurred in global war on terror were not contributing to Pakistan’s economy, instead increasing its fiscal deficit, Islamabad is likely to soon propose changes to the US in its reimbursement mechanism, said the country’s Finance Minister Naveed Qamar.
Qamar’s statement assumed significance in the wake of recent reports that over 700 million dollars each year had been misused. He said that the reimbursement mechanism needed to be refined in line with the country’s economic constraints.
“We will take up this issue with Washington to review the mechanism,” The News quoted Qamar as saying.