Washington, May 13 : In a significant move, Pakistan for the first time `officially' has allowed US Predator drone aircrafts to fly inside its geographical territory to carry out missile strikes against the Taliban and other extremist groups.
Under the new partnership, U. S. drones will be allowed for the first time to venture beyond the borders of Afghanistan into Pakistan's territory under the direction of Pakistani military officials.
New Delhi, Dec 18 - Defence Minister A. K. Antony Friday said nearly 30,000 Indian Army soldiers have been withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir in the last one year and more troops will be withdrawn if the situation improves.
"Whenever we feel that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved we have withdrawn troops. Last year, two divisions (30,000 troops) were withdrawn as the situation had improved," Antony told reporters here.
"Whenever we feel the situation has improved or is improving we will further reduce the visibility and presence of the army in the state... it is because of the presence of the army that we have been able to counter terrorism in the state," Antony added.
HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading offshore IT & software development company, has made a cash offer to acquire UK-based IT firm, Axon Group Plc (Axon).
Under the condition of the offer, Axon shareowners would obtain 650 pence in cash for each Axon share, inclusive of the Interim Dividend. The offer price values the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Axon at approximately £441.1 million.
London, Jan 29: Israel wants to kiss and make up with the Beatles, 43 years after cancelling the group’s concert date in the country.
The country plans to deliver letters of apology to the two surviving members and to relatives of the dead Beatles.
"We would like to take this opportunity to rectify a historic missed opportunity which unfortunately took place in 1965 when you were invited to Israel," the Telegraph quoted the mass-selling Yediot Aharonot, as stating in the letter.
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According to reports, a military judge will decide the admissibility of a Guantanamo Bay defendant's confessions at trial regarding his role in a soldier's death in Afghanistan.
The Canwest News Service and the Globe and Mail has reported that Omar Khadr, of Canada, at the age of 15 allegedly threw a grenade that fatally wounded Sgt. Chris Speer in a firefight in Afghanistan in 2002, an incident that led to his capture,.
A big part of Delhi’s population has blocked jewellery shops on Wednesday, to purchase gold on the auspicious occasion of ‘Dhanteras.’
This gives a huge fillip to trade in the metal that has crossed all its previous record highs throughout the world.
Jewellers told that gold prices have climbed Rs 210 per ten gram at Rs 10,650 since last ‘Dhanteras.’
Jewellers were anticipating that the rising gold rates would have an effect on festival sales, but their projection goes wrong when some of them reported over 40% increase in earnings against Dhanteras last year.
Taipei - Taiwan said Monday it was ready to send aid and rescue teams to China's Sichuan Province which was hit by a strong earthquake killing nearly 10,000 people.
Incoming President Ma Ying-jeou said he was very concerned about the quake and has asked the incumbent Taiwan government to rush aid and rescue teams to the region. Ma will be inaugurated on May 20.
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that preliminary analysis of popular smoking devices known as electronic cigarettes have shown them to contain carcinogens and other toxic chemicals dangerous to humans.
The 30-share index Sensex declined 227.94 points to close the week to settle below the 18K mark at 17,998.41.
The BSE Sensex recorded one month's low on Friday on account of heavy selling activity in real estate, banking and IT scrips considering negative global signals.
The broad-based Nifty lost 69.20 points to end the week at 5,408.70.
The main reason behind yesterday's decline was heavy profit booking.
Brokers stated that feeble European and Asian bourses put their shadow on the Indian stock markets.
The state government in Andhra Pradesh has urged the Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) of Government of India to speed up the process to release the drought relief funds for the state.
Washington, Dec 9 - The US troop buildup in Afghanistan will make "significant progress" in turning back the Taliban and securing the country by the coming summer, General Stanley McChrystal, the top commander, predicted Thursday.
"By next summer I expect there to be significant progress that is evident to us," McChrystal said in congressional testimony.
Telford Homes has said that it has raised about £20 million through a share placing as it aims to boost its operations in the British capital, London to cater to the growing demand for new homes.
The London-focused house builder is aiming to speed up its projects to developer houses faster to its customers. The company, which is listed in the junior stock market, placed the new shares at 250p that is about 0.8 per cent discount from Tuesday's closing price of 252p.