Menthaoil February contract gained Rs 60.4 and settled at Rs 1569.7 after pick-up in demand from pharmaceutical units in the spot market. Less arrivals from major producing area of Chandausi in Uttar Pradesh further supported the uptrend in mentha oil futures prices. Arrival in different spot markets reported around 400-425 drums. The trend is likely to remain volatile in the short term as the higher levels too have not been sustainable. But medium term sentiments look positive on an expected pick up in demand in coming weeks.
Wellington - Fiji's military regime, which invoked emergency powers last month, has banned the country's Human Rights Commission from investigating complaints about rights breaches, news reports from the capital, Suva, said Wednesday.
The Veteran actor Viju Khote, who is seen in many Bollywood and Marathi Movies, will soon mark his presence in SAB TV’s sitcom ‘Lapataganj’ and he will be portraying the role of Mishri Mausi’s (Shubhangi Gokhale) Mumbai return husband.
A source says, “Viju Khote had started shooting for his promos and the shoot has started from yesterday. Today he will be shooting for the outdoors on the sets. He had no specific name but will be called as ‘Mausa’, who has come down to Lapataganj from Mumbai. The episodes will be fun filled with laughter when Mausa starts conversing with the villagers in 'Bambaiyya' Hindi.”
Hanoi - A flash flood triggered by heavy rains has killed four people, including two small children, in Vietnam's central highlands, a police officer said Monday.
The flash flood occurred early Sunday in Dac Ngo commune in Dak Nong province, 250 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh City, and lasted for about two hours, according to Dinh Dang Thoan, a commune police official.
The flood washed away two men and two young girls, seven and two years old. The two men were workers at a hydropower plant in the commune.
Kathmandu, Oct 20 : Despite media reports about a new cold war growing between South Asian giants India and China over territory, Beijing says it is not at loggerheads with New Delhi but would seek better ties so that Asia can take the reins of world leadership from the US.
This is the message the dragon conveyed to Nepal's Maoist party when its top leader and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda visited China, the formerly underground party said.
New Delhi, Mar 29 : The Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, LK Advani's, book "My Country My Life" is receiving flak from many quarters for the description of events that took place when the party was in power.
George Fernandes, the then Defence Minister and Cabinet colleague of Advani, contradicted Leader of Opposition's claim that he was not party to the decision to send Jaswant Singh to Kandahar to swap terrorists for hostages.
London - The row over the release of the Lockerbie bomber was reignited Friday as an opinion poll showed that a majority of people in Scotland believed the Libyan man convicted of the airliner bomber should have been kept in jail.
The findings of the ICM Research poll for the BBC showed that 60 per cent of those questioned believed it was wrong to free Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, while 57 per cent thought he should have stayed in prison until he died.
Only 32 per cent thought it was the right decision.
Her younger sister Kareena is known for her yoga obsession, but actress Karisma Kapoor, who is a mother of one and expecting a second, says she prefers the "gym and a walk" unlike her sibling.
"Kareena is the yoga endorser (of our family). She gets after us to do yoga. But I am not so much into yoga as she is. She has really taken to it and it's a great form of exercise but I prefer the gym," Karisma told IANS.
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Washington, Dec 14 - The US Senate Sunday passed a $1-trillion spending bill that will keep federal agencies and social programmes operational until the end of September 2010.
The measure, which already passed in the House of Representatives and combines six separate spending bills, was approved by a 57-35 vote largely along party lines with three Democrats voting against it and three Republicans supporting it. It has now to be signed by President Barack Obama.
Bangkok - Cyclone-damaged Myanmar needs an estimated 32 million dollars in immediate emergency aid to help 52,000 farming families plant their rice this rainy season, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Wednesday.
"Time is not on our side," said Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO Regional director for Asia-Pacific. "The window is narrow to meet the seasonal deadline for the monsoon season cropping."
Myanmar's fertile Irrawaddy Delta, the country's traditional rice bowl, was hit by Cyclone Nargis on May 2-3, which brought with it tidal waves that submerged up to 780,000 hectares of land and left at least 130,000 dead or missing.
This week, Boston is all prepared and bubbling to hold a major health-care reform conference.
As the nation is getting ready for the US Senate to agree upon a final draft of the bill, so that it can be put into effect, over a hundred health-care professionals will be meeting in Boston later during the week, for a large-scale discussion on how to effectively expand health-insurance coverage across the country.
Entitled “How to Organize Exchanges and Other Lessons Learned”, the conference will be hosted jointly by the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Coverage Initiative.
London, Aug 22: Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar could have already been out if England had appealed for a stumping late on day four of the Oval Test.
Tendulkar had scored 34 in India's second innings when England failed to appeal for a stumping on Sunday.
England off-spinner Graeme Swann, meanwhile, joked that he wasn't aware of the stumping at the time.
"It's not exactly the brains trust who field around the stumps! I'm surprised Matt Prior didn't appeal though because he appeals for everything," the Sun quoted Swann, as saying.
Washington, May 17 : In her commencement address to the graduating students of University of California at Merced, America's first lady Michelle Obama encouraged the students to serve their communities.
Recalling her personal journey from the South Side of Chicago to an Ivy League degree and then finally to the White House, Michelle Obama said students should continue to push for big things as they chart their lives in the future, but not forget their roots.
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