Senior — and sidelined — Congress leader Govindrao Adik has come up with a formula, which political pundits may just envy for not having thought of themselves. Adik's formula suggests that NCP chief Sharad Pawar be made prime minister and Rahul Gandhi be put under his tutelage. Either Adik is asking for trouble, or he feels it will please all.
In a letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, he said, "I request you to merge NCP into Congress. The responsibility of leading the government could be handed over to Pawar."
London, September 21 : Robbie Williams has been taking his girlfriend Ayda Field on late-night alien-spotting trips, it has emerged.
The singer has reportedly been visiting places around the Wiltshire countryside, near his new home in Compton Bassett, which has a history of extra-terrestrial activity.
He has apparently made more than one trip to Cradle Hill near Warminster, a popular sky-watching spot apart from Silbury Hill, where several spaceship sightings have been reported over the years.
Apacer has rolled out launched PH152 USB 2.0 Hub, bringing to its clients the newest and most advanced product, which is perky as well as practical.
Designed with the users’ convenience in mind, Apacer’s PH152 USB 2.0 Hub features four USB ports on a hub of modern and easy design.
Along with eye-catching exterior and rotatable USB port design, PH152 lets users to easily link up to four superior USB peripherals and large devices immediately, including high-resolution video cameras, scanners, printers, storage devices, and so on.
Washington, May 15: The United States has toughened its stance on a proposed agreement with the militants in the Federal Administered Tribal Areas, saying that "any deal Pakistan reaches with them should be worth more than the paper it is written on".
According to the Dawn, the US was refusing to comment on the recent missile attack on Damadola area of the Bajaur tribal Agency.
The blast, which locals and some officials blamed on a US missile strike, could affect ongoing peace talks between pro-Taliban militants and government officials in Pakistan.
Finally the oil companies have decided that they will be revising the oil prices once every month. The stand comes after a long wait after it was decided that the petrol prices will now be de-regulated and more market-driven.
In the group that announced its decisions are also PSU firms like Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum. They said that they would be charging a uniform price for petrol.
Indian Oil even said that there is no need to increase the price of petrol immediately and that all the refiners must increase the price together rather than doing it one by one.
Bratislava - Supporters of Chinese President Hu Jintao, who arrived for a two-day visit to Slovakia on Thursday, attacked activists protesting against human rights violations in China, local reports said.
A group of Hu's Chinese supporters briefly clashed with the human rights activists in front of the presidential palace in the Slovak capital of Bratislava, the TA3 news channel reported.
They injured a Chinese woman practitioner of Falun Gong, a spiritual movement suppressed in the communist China, the Sme daily reported on its website.
Islamabad, May 27 : Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani today said what he likes most in President Pervez Musharraf is his support for democracy and his straight-forwardness.
“He (Musharraf) supports democracy. He is very frank, straight-forward,” Gilani said in an interview with a private television channel on Tuesday.
Gilani said his government would support the policies of the previous government if these coincided with the PPP manifesto -- issues like Women Protection Bill and women's representation in assemblies.
Silver edged modestly higher in subdued trade boosted by a broadly weaker U.S. dollar as investors searched for the next catalyst to take prices higher. Silver prices have been stuck in a narrow trading pattern in recent days, as investors search for the next catalyst to take prices higher. The euro was boosted after the Group of 20 leading economies agreed Friday to increase the IMF's lending capacity by USD430 billion, to help shield the global economy from the debt crisis roiling the euro zone. Also supporting the single currency, the Ifo Institute for Economic Research said its index of German business climate ticked up to 109.9 vs 109.8, against expectations for a decline to 109.5.
Mumbai, Feb 7 : Zeenat Aman has found love again, but it's not Sarfaraz Ahsan Ahmed. Puzzled and embarrassed at being linked to a person she knows only casually, she wonders how the guy has been dragged into the picture.
There were reports that 35-year-old Sarfaraz, a Shiv Sena member and real-estate dealer, is the man Zeenat is all set to marry. But the diva of yesteryears, who personified modern woman on the big screen with her roles in "Hare Rama Hare Krishna", "Yaadon Ki Baaraat" and "The Great Gambler", denies it.
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Johannesburg - A young man went on a rampage in a South African township Sunday, killing three people and injuring eight others, including an old woman and a baby, police said Monday.
The attack took place in the community of Mayflower near Ermelo in the north-eastern Mpumalanga province, Superintendent Sibongile Nkosi told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.
"The man, aged 20, went on the rampage, killing three people. Eight people were taken to hospital," she said. "I think he was using an axe."
London, Sep. 23 : Attempts by the United States to shut off fuel supply to Iran may be undermined by Chinese state companies who are reportedly supplying gasoline to that country since early September, the Financial Times reports.
The sales come in spite of moves over the past year by international companies, including BP and Reliance of India, to stop selling gasoline to Teheran, and highlight the difficulties of implementing sanctions aimed at curbing Iran''s nuclear ambitions.
Brussels - In a further sign of the new United States administration's desire to work with Europe, US Vice President Joe Biden is due to meet European Union and NATO officials in Brussels next week, officials said Wednesday.
Biden, who already met with several European leaders at a security conference in Munich in February, is expected to hold talks with EU officials and with NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the alliance's headquarters on Tuesday.
In a bid to check the spread of deadly influenza A (H1N1) virus, also called swine flu, the health authorities across the country has tightened security at airports.
Officials working at the Lohegaon airport (Pune) had set up special counters to screen all passengers. Moreover, the officials are working closely with the health department to detect suspected cases of swine flu.
Giving this information, J P Mathur, Officiating Director - Pune airport, said, "We have been screening all incoming international passengers as per the directives issued by the Union ministry of health and family welfare."
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