Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan listen to Indian singer Kailash Kher during the release of his new album "Kailasha Rangeele"Submitted by Kiran Pahwa on Wed, 01/11/2012 - 18:24.
Washington, June 25: One of the top advisers of Republican presidential candidate John McCain has said that the assassination of former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto helped McCain win the Republican primary, since the people appreciated his knowledge and ability in talking about the killing.
In an interview with the Fortune magazine, Charles R Black Jr said that though unfortunate, Benazir’s assassination helped McCain win the Republican primary.
Stockholm - The Nobel prizes for 2009 are to be announced in October, with the first prizewinner for medicine to be unveiled in Stockholm on October 5.
On October 6, the Nobel Prize for Physics will be awarded, followed by the chemistry prize on October 7, both in the Swedish capital.
The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced by the Norwegian Nobel Institute on October 9 in Oslo.
The name of the winner of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel - commonly known as the Economics Nobel - is to be released on Monday October 12.
London - A female Scotland Yard officer who once served as a bodyguard to ex-prime minister Tony Blair left her semi-automatic gun behind in the loo of a central London cafe, the police force said Thursday.
Confirming a report in the Sun newspaper, Scotland Yard said the incident, which happened on August 29, was being investigated.
The semi-automatic Glock 17 pistol was found by a member of the public in the toilet of a cafe of the Starbucks chain, where it had been lying for about 20 minutes.
The officer, in her 30s, had taken off the belt holding the firearm when she used the toilet and then bought a coffee, forgetting she had left the gun behind.
Seoul - An India-South Korea trade agreement will remove tariff barriers that put India-based South Korean carmarkers at a disadvantage behind their Japanese rivals in the Indian and European markets, South Korean trade observers say.
Indian Commerce Minister Anand Sharma and his Korean counterpart Kim Jong Hoon signed the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) Friday morning in Seoul.
Zurich - Credit Suisse became the first major European bank to unveil its third-quarter earnings Thursday warning that the banking business faced continuing tough conditions after the big Swiss bank confirmed a 1.26 billion Swiss-franc (1.08 billion dollars) quarterly loss.
Unveiling the third quarter results, the chief of Switzerland's second biggest bank Brady Dougan said: "We expect the market environment to remain very challenging and we are cautious with regard to the outlook for the fourth quarter."
Dougan went on to say that the third-quarter result was "clearly disappointing" but "understandable" considering the turmoil that has engulfed financial markets in recent weeks.
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Dubai, Feb. 10 : The accreditation process for all members of the media intending to cover the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (CWCQ) is now open.
Members of the media who wish to carry out their work at the event are urged to submit their applications before the close of business on Friday 20 February 2009 (Dubai time).
The tournament will see the world's top 12 Associate and Affiliate teams compete at nine venues in 19 days from 1 to 19 April. Three of the nine grounds - at Benoni, Potchefstroom and Centurion - are ODI-accredited venues.
Brussels- The European Union congratulated Montenegro President Filip Vujanovic on Tuesday for winning a second term in what it described as "free and fair" elections.
In a statement issued on behalf of all of the EU's 27 member states, the bloc's presidency also welcomed the fact that Montenegro's EU membership aspirations had played a key role in the election campaign.
"In that context, the presidency reiterates its commitment to the European perspective of Montenegro," the statement said.
The EU also invited all Montenegrin political forces to approve reforms needed to bring their country closer to the EU.
Mustardseed sett;ed flat on drop in supplies due to festive season and higher demand for oilmeal products in overseas markets. The October-November and December are the months when maximum demand is seen and prices usually touches their peaks. Further sowing process also starts during October. In Rajasthan, which is the major RMseed growing states, sowing has started. Sown area is likely to increase this year. As per latest release from Ministry of Agriculture, the total sowing acreage of oilseeds as on 1st November 2012 was reported 21.81 lakh hectares against 20.15 lakh hectares that was reported last year in the same period.
Previously conducted studies and research had indicated, people with aortic valve disorder have higher mortality rate. But with the advancement in medicinal technology, these patients have a similar life span as those with a normal heart.
These patients have a bicuspid aortic valve which means their valve has only two flaps (cusps) that open and close, instead of the normal three. It is also the most common disease that inflicts the adult population.
The rally in the EUR/USD stalled at our previous top-end resistance of 1.2868, and is proving indecisive in reaction to more negative data from Germany. The economic data released from Germany this week is jaw-dropping. Today Germany reported a 7.5% decline in Industrial Production, eclipsing analyst expectations of a 3.3% decline.
We can't forget Germany's terrible Factory Orders report in addition to PPI showing deflation. In other words, Germany's economic environment has taken a sudden turn for the worst, and the ECB is likely taking notice.
A World Bank affiliate, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), is planning to make an investment close to $1 billion (about Rs 5,000 crore) in India during July 2009-June 2010.
According to sources, the firm’s focus area for investment would be infrastructural projects in the country and an investment close to 50% would be made in this sector.
It should be noted that Infrastructure has become a focus area for IFC especially because of Indian government, which has told IFC to do more in that sector.
Technical analyst Simi Bhaumik has maintained 'buy' rating on HDFC Bank Limited stock to attain an intra-day target of Rs 2393.
According to analyst, the investors can buy the stock with a stop loss of Rs 2335.
The stock of the company, on April 27, closed at Rs 2354.95 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
Current EPS & P/E ratio stood at 84.70 and 27.81 respectively.
The share price has seen a 52-week high of Rs 2518 and a low of Rs 1816 on BSE.
London, May 19: A Japanese engineer has created a new world record by managing to keep his paper airplane aloft for 27.9 seconds.
Takuo Toda, who is the chairman of Japan Origami Airplane Association, said that his achievement was merely the next step in his ambition of launching a paper plane from space.
Toda had performed his feat at a competition in Hiroshima Prefecture in April and it has now been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the longest ever flight by a paper plane.
life insurance sector has grown tremendously over the years, and have
more people covered under its policy than ever before. The Insurance
Regulatory Development Authority now has laid certain guidelines with
concern to the documents required for the policy to be insured.
The insurance companies have to follow all the requirements of the IRDA
regarding the address proofs and identity proofs of the insurer.
The company has the entire right to verify the address proof and
identity proofs. The policy market has changed a lot with the advent of
- Decision on gas price revision taken under RIL’s coercion: Dasgupta
- Government to pay $8.1 billion fuel subsidy in fourth quarter
- Oil firms falls as government considers export parity pricing model
- Essar Oil to sign $1 billion financing co-operation deal with CDB
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