Islamabad, Dec 8 - Missiles fired from a US drone hit a car in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal district Tuesday morning, killing at least three suspected militants, an official said.
The attack took place in Spalga village, located 15 km west of Miranshah, the main town of the district that borders Afghanistan.
"Three people died as two missiles struck their vehicle," an intelligence official said on condition of anonymity.
The identities of those killed in the air raid was not immediately clear, the official added.
Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has made announcement that the ministry will provide Rs 60,000 crores in cash to banks over next three years in order to clear up the burden of farm loan waiver completely.
Starting July, the lenders will be handed Rs 25,000 crore within next 12 months. The remaining funds will be paid in coming years - Rs 15,000 crore in 2009-10, Rs 12,000 crore in 2010-11 and Rs 8,000 crore in 2011-12. The process of identifying beneficiary farmers would be completed by June 30, 2008.
Kuala Lumpur, Sept. 16: Former Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is insisting that he has the numbers to form the next Government.
Though he refused to give details about how many Barisan Nasional members would join him, he told reporters in Petaling Jaya on the sidelines of celebrations to mark the 45th Malaysia Day, that he had sought a meeting with Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to discuss a smooth transition of power.
The Pakatan gathering at the Kelana Jaya Stadium last night drew thousands of supporters.
Santiago - At least 10 prisoners died Sunday in a fire inside a Chilean prison, police said.
Three inmates were seriously injured in the blaze, which was blamed on alcohol distillation being done illicitly by inmates. The fire reportedly broke out when the still was knocked over during a fight between prisoners in a barracks-style cell.
Six fire engines were needed to bring the blaze under control. Crowds of relatives of inmates gathered outside the penitentiary waiting for the dead and injured to be identified. (dpa)
London, June 6 : A special edition of Coca-Cola bottles bore the image of Robert Burns, making the Scottish Bard the first real person to be featured on the bottle.
The company set another milestone by reproducing the image of Scotland''s national poet, dedicating a special edition to a nation.
First Minister Alex Salmond pointed towards the significance of the colourful red, white and gold tribute as the first of the one million bottles of Homecoming Scotland 2009 edition were delivered to go for sale.
Leading computer manufacturer Lenovo, launched a new desktop series in the Indian market. It is known as ThinkCentre A62, which is available at the starting price of Rs. 18,900.
Asit Modi’s, popular comedy show Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashmah’s, bubbliest character Dayaben goes silent….hard to believe, right? Disha Vakani who plays Dayaben’s character has decided to keep maun vrat because jetha lal (played by Dilip Joshi) gets irritated with her owing to her fanatical antics and innocuous deeds.
Hurt by Jetha’s scolding; she plans to go on a complete silent mode and decides that she will not utter a word.
Nickel yesterday traded with the positive node and settled 0.42% up at 952.60 as strong US housing market data bolstered confidence that economic growth and fuel demand were accelerating. The rebound came on short-covering and expectations that a meeting of the Federal Reserve later in the week will retain US short-term interest rates at exceptionally low levels until the unemployment rate falls to 6.5 percent, inflation permitting. Market participants now looked ahead to Wednesday's preliminary data on US fourth quarter economic growth, as well as Friday's US nonfarm payrolls report, as markets attempt to gauge the strength of the US economic recovery.
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Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), a public sector steel company, may float another Initial Public Offer (IPO) this year to generate funds worth Rs 3,000 crore. The recession-hit steel giant has witnessed a fall in steel sales given to low demand across the steel sector, due to global slowdown.
Now, as the market has been showing signs of recovery, the biggest state-run steel company of India wants to avail the opportunity and carry out its expansions plans, using the funds raised through public offer. The board of the company will meet soon to get the necessary approvals for the proposal from the Union Steel Ministry.
The thus far recession-resilient telecom sector has recently started showing notable signs of deceleration, despite the otherwise robust figures that they have been posting! The high network costs and a fall in per-user-per-minute revenues are forcing the telecom operators to expand their services' arena in the near future.
Washington, Jan 21: Scientists have for the first time found evidence of a 2,000 year old volcanic eruption from beneath Antarctica’s most rapidly changing ice sheet.
According to a report in the journal Nature Geosciences, this eruption, caused by an under-ice volcano, was found on the West Antarctic Ice sheet by a team of scientists from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
For detecting the volcanic eruption, the team used airborne ice-sounding radar, which led them to discover a layer of ash produced by a ‘subglacial’ volcano, which extends across an area larger than Wales.
The techniques also allowed scientists to determine that the eruption had occurred 2000 years ago (325 BC), with the volcano still active.
Islamabad, Jan. 29 : Rejecting claims of the United States which said that Pakistan was aware about the US's plan of drone attacks inside its territory, Pakistan has said that there was no understanding between both the countries over the missile hits targeted against the Al-Qaeda and Taliban hideouts in tribal areas.
"There is no understanding between Pakistan and the United States on Predator attacks," The Nation quoted Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesman, Muhammad Sadiq, as saying.
One of major tyre manufacturers of India, Apollo Tyres announced that it will be investing Rs. 1, 100 crore in nine of its plants in India as well as outside, during this year.
The information was given by one of key officials of the company who said that Apollo is going into the expansion mode.
As per the plans, a capacity addition of 1,450 tons will be done in India while another 200 tone would be added in European and South African plants.