Canning of last song is in progress for `Raju-Maharaju' with Dr Mohanbabu, Ramyakrishna in the lead roles, Sarvanand, Survin Chawla and Tashu Kaushik as the young pairs at Ramoji Film City. Directed by P Bhanushankar and produced by Kumaraswamy Pathikonda on the banner of Sri Kumaraswamy Productions had completed the talkie part recently.
A recent British study has found that pets in the country are becoming obese because they are being fed with junk food diets. The researchers for The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) have found that there has been a 10% increase in pet obesity in the last year itself, largely due to the fact that pet owners are increasingly feeding the animals a junk food based diet including pizza and ice cream. This has led to pets becoming obese and suffering from human diseases like breathing problems, asthma, diabetes, heart and liver problems, arthritis etc.
Aluminium yesterday traded with the negative node and settled -2.98% down at 110.90 most in the group, despite of news that China will probable expand investment in Chinese market by foreign companies, which had helped the Shanghai Composite Index jump to 2,300 points yesterday. But market was traded under pressure as still worried about the deadlocked debt ceiling issues in the US and that modified QE3 may end early. In this context, longs closed positions, driving LME aluminum down to $ 2,051.5/mt. Meanwhile Bernanke's speech failed to yield any good results and can not lift commodity markets, while Obama explicitly rejected to negotiate the debt ceiling issue.
Karachi, Apr 24 : Sindh MPA and a representative of the PPP’s Minority Wing, Pitanbar Sewani will take up investigation into the murder of a Hindu inside a leather factory on April 8 allegedly by his co-workers after he uttered some blasphemous remarks against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
This follows after Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah passed the order to this effect. Sewani has been an elected member of the PPP Minority Wing since 1974.
The MPA was however, unable to pursue the matter because the factory officials concerned were not available for comment. “The police have arrested three suspects in the case, but the actual culprit who initiated the fight is being protected by the factory officials,” The News quoted Sewani as saying.
Dhaka - Bangladesh will announce a fresh general election date on Sunday to replace the December 18 poll which has been cancelled, a top election official said Saturday.
"There will be no voting on December 18. We will announce a fresh schedule for the general elections tomorrow," Chief Election Commissioner ATM Shamsul Huda told reporters.
He was speaking after a meeting with the leaders of the Awami League-led alliance at his office. The alliance leaders said they would give their reaction later.
Tirana - The election campaign in Albania was marred by murder after a member of the opposition party killed a 25-year-old activist from the ruling Democratic Party, media reported Friday.
The man, who was shot on Thursday in the western town of Durres, died on Friday in a hospital in the capital city of Tirana. He was shot by an activist of the Socialist Party while he was hanging posters in the nearby village of Qerret.
Natural gas yesterday traded with the positive node and settled 1.4% up at 206.7. Some pressure had been seen from the crude also which closed down by -0.34%, and closed at 4149. In yesterday's trading session natural gas has touched the low of 204.1 after opening at 204.5, and finally settled at 206.7. For today's session market is looking to take support at 204.7, a break below could see a test of 202.8 and where as resistance is now likely to be seen at 208, a move above could see prices testing 209.4. Spread between natural gas JAN & FEB contracts yesterday ended at 2.30p. Spread yesterday traded in the range of 2 - 2.3.
Indian drug manufacturer Dr Reddy's Laboratories has bagged nod from U. S. Food and Drug Administration for marketing ibandronate sodium tabs utilized to cure osteoporosis.
The pills are the generic edition of Boniva, a product sold by a unit of Swiss drug manufacturer Roche.
Cipla, another Indian drug manufacturer, bagged U. S. authoritarian authorization for AIDS treatment medicine nevirapine.
The medicine is a generic edition of Boehringer Ingelheim's Viramune tabs.
Hong Kong - Face-recognition technology might be used to screen residents at Hong Kong border checkpoints, Security Secretary Ambrose Lee said Thursday.
The wealthy city of 7 million already uses fingerprint checks to allow permanent residents to pass through unmanned checkpoints using ID cards at its airport and land border crossings.
Now the city is considering introducing face-recognition technology similar to that being put into use at Beijing's international airport, Lee said in a written answer to legislators.
Everyone not only in India but also cricket fans all over the World could not understand why Indian captain MS Dhoni had decided to field first after winning the toss in such a crucial match against the West Indians. He has also aware of the fact that West Indies is playing is with an unchanged team and they have picked up number of seamers.
Stockholm - A Swedish district court Saturday ordered a 31- year-old German woman to remain in custody on suspicion of beating two children to death in March.
The remand custody hearing in Vasteras, about 100 kilometres west of Stockholm, was held behind closed doors and an interpreter was present.
The German student was extradited to Sweden on Tuesday, and on Friday police in Vasteras held a three-hour interview with her.
The woman has maintained she was innocent of allegations she killed the two children, aged one and three.
Washington, August 13 : The high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has returned a dramatic oblique view of the Martian crater that a rover explored for two years.
The new view of Victoria Crater shows layers on steep crater walls, difficult to see from straight overhead, plus wheel tracks left by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity between September 2005 and August 2007.
The orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera shot it at an angle comparable to looking at landscape from an airplane window.
Washington, August 4 : Russell Crowe has lashed out at reports claiming he was recently banned from his local England pub.
The actor, who is presently filming "Robin Hood" in Windlesham, Surrey in south-east England, was reported to have faced the ban over his alleged rowdy behaviour after the local tavern keeper told him it was closing time.
But Crowe's manager Grant Vandenberg has dismissed the allegations, saying the star is baffled by the reports since he only ever visits the pub with his young sons, Charlie, five, and Tennyson, three.
As per the media reports, the dividend rate by Rabobank was set yesterday, effectively an interest rate, on its $280 million Tier 1 capital raising in New Zealand.
The dividend rate for the securities was set at 8.7864 percent by Rabobank, which was 3.75 percent higher than the five year swap rate of 5.0364 percent.
As on 18th June, 2014, the dividend rate would be reset with the aim for further five year at the same margin over the five year swap rate at that time.
It has been learnt that the issue would most probably qualify under the Portfolio Investment Entity (PIE) regime. The issue also consists of preference shares.