Dusseldorf - Defender Andreas Beck and midfielder Mesut Ozil are set to win their first caps for Germany in Wednesday's friendly international against Norway in Dusseldorf.
Assistant coach Hansi Flick said Monday Hoffenheim right-back Beck, 21, and 20-year-old Werder Bremen midfielder Ozil would play some part in the game.
"We have called up Andi Beck and Mesut Ozil to see how they perform. We plan to play both of them," he said.
Kabul - NATO aircraft targeted a group of Taliban militants who were surrounded by Afghan police forces in southern Afghanistan, killing 15 militants, a provincial police chief said Tuesday.
The aerial bombing took place Monday night after local police forces, acting on intelligence information, surrounded a garden in Sozak village outside Tarin Kot, the provincial capital of Uruzgan province, Juma Gul Hemat said.
Ranchi, Dec 11 : Jharkhand will find its voice at the Copenhagen climate summit Saturday when Ranchi-based activist Ghanshyam presents a paper on climate preservation to highlight indiscriminate industrialisation in Jharkhand and the rapid degradation of the state's biodiversity.
Jharkhand has a forest cover of 30 percent, one of India's largest, huge mineral reserves and also some of the country's biggest industrial units, which include plants of the Steel Authority of India Limited and the Tata Group.
Washington, June 13 : A collaborative study has shown that wisdom really does come with age, at least in case of emotions.
Researcher at the University of Alberta and scientists from Duke University have identified brain patterns that help healthy older people regulate and control emotion better than their younger counterparts.
Dr. Florin Dolcos, assistant professor of psychiatry and neuroscience in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, a member of the Alberta Cognitive Neuroscience Group, and his colleagues identified two regions in the brain that showed increased activity when participants over the age of 60 were shown standardized pictures of emotionally challenging situations.
The Cabinet and the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) has cleared the Food Security Bill. The information was given by the agriculture minister Sharad Pawar.
As per the bill, every person living below the poverty line will be eligible to receive 25 kilogram of wheat or rice every month. The grains would be available for as little as Rs. 3. This would not change as per the market rates.
Talking to media, the Agriculture Minister said that the since EGoM had no authority of taking a final decision on the bill, it was ultimately cleared by the cabinet.
Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan), Nov 19 : The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) prime ministerial aspirant, Narendra Modi, on Tuesday asked the people of Rajasthan to understand the divisive mentality of the ruling Congress Party.
"Congress makes sharp calculations to divide communities to garner votes of that group, and for them, development takes a backseat,' he said while addressing a rally here in the poll-bound state.
Jammu/ /New Delhi, Aug 13 : Truck drivers have nullified claims of an economic blockade in the Kashmir Valley, saying that traffic is moving smoothly on the Lakhanpur-Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. Traffic is also moving smoothly on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
Supplies of essential commodities are getting normalised in Jammu and Kashmir. The movement of apples from the Kashmir Valley to various markets across the country is also picking up, official sources claimed.
Mumbai, Oct 22 : She has stopped her riyaz and spends time catching up on her favourite TV programmes, including Amitabh Bachchan's "Kaun Banega Crorepati" and popular crime series "CID". Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, 81, is enjoying her well-deserved leisure time after more than 60 years of singing.
The Nightingale also prefers to be extremely choosy about film songs she wants to sing.
Cairo - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was in Cairo for a brief unscheduled visit Wednesday that would include a meeting with Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak and senior officials.
Clinton, who has been at pains to explain the apparent shift in the US' position on Israeli construction in West Bank settlements had originally been scheduled to return home Wednesday.
The additional leg in her Middle East mediation tour would also include a meeting with her Egyptian counterpart Ahmed Abul Gheit and intelligence chief Omar Suleiman.
New Delhi, Nov 18 - With 30 new cases of dengue recorded in the national capital Wednesday, the total number of people infected with the vector-borne disease touched 913, health officials said.
"In the last 24 hours, we have recorded 30 new dengue cases in the capital. The cumulative figure of those affected is 913 ," state nodal officer for dengue cases Debashish Bhattacharya told IANS.
He said the lowering temperature was a good sign.
Islamabad, Dec. 8 : At least three alleged extremists were killed and three others injured in a suspected US drone attack in Miranshah, one of the main cities of North Waziristan, early Tuesday morning.
Confirming the attack, security officials said the missiles targeted a vehicle in Aspalga village, which is situated 12 kilometres southeast of Miranshah.
“A car was hit by two missiles, killing three people and injuring three others,” The News quoted security officials, as saying.
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