Mumbai, Nov 10 : India will be desperate to finish on the winning side in the last inconsequential One-dayer here Wednesday, having lost the seven-match cricket series to Australia.
The victory here will at least put the Indian team in a better frame of mind ahead of the home series against Sri Lanka that starts Nov 16 with the first Test in Ahmedabad. But for that they will have to encounter a motivated Australian team, which will like to close the series with a 5-2 result.
Quetta, Apr 28: The nationalist parties of Balochistan have reportedly refused to attend the all-parties conference (APC) which PPP Co-chairman Asif Zardari has called to address Balochistan’s grievances. Citing a reason for the same, they said that they have lost their faith in conferences and committees.
Like President Pervez Musharraf, the PPP apologised yesterday to the people of Balochistan for military operations and injustices in the country’s largest and the most disillusioned province.
London, Aug. 21 : U. S. CENTCOM chief General David Petraeus has described British troops as the world''s best, as they spectacularly hunted down al-Qaeda bombers for him while he led the victorious surge in Iraq.
Recalling their valour, General Petraeus said British soldiers often rented taxis, removed body armour and drove through Baghdad to get their man.
Prague - The Czech Republic's Constitutional Court Tuesday opened a public hearing after which it may rule on whether the European Union's reform treaty is consistent with the country's constitution.
The Czech Republic is the last of the 27 EU members that has yet to vote on the treaty, which has been stalled since Irish voters rejected it in a June referendum. Ireland was the only member state to put the treaty to a public vote.
The long-awaited Czech ruling will either open the way for a vote on the accord in country's bicameral parliament or bring it closer to its death.
Anantnag, Oct 28 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday called for a reversal of the brain drain in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure the return of professionals to the state.
"We have to reverse the brain drain that has denuded the state of many of the teachers, doctors, engineers and intellectuals," the prime minister said in a speech before inaugurating a rail link to link the northern and southern parts of the state that will fulfil a long-felt need of its people.
"We have to create the conditions for them to return and to be the instruments of change and development," he said.
The two big budget epic films, Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ravana’ and Prakash Jha’s ‘Rajneeti’, which are based on the Ramayana and Mahabharata respectively will be releasing around the same time. But while both films were scheduled to release in February 2010, the multiplex owners strike and a few other issues have pushed the release date onto May 2010.
Lahore, Dec 17 - Lawyers in this Pakistani city have hailed the Supreme Court ruling declaring the National Reconciliation Order (NRO) null and void as a landmark judgement and demanded that President Asif Ali Zardari step down from his post.
The court had ruled Wednesday that the decree protecting Zardari and his allies against charges of corruption was illegal and against the constitution.
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Melbourne, Apr 24 : Pop princess Britney Spears is said to have suffered a small accident with her hair being pulled out during an aerial stunt in her latest show.
The incident took place when one of Spears' aerialists accidentally pulled out a clump of her hair as he was grasping on to the pop star to hoist her up into the air.
Spears, 27, who is currently on the North American leg of her `The Circus: Starring Britney Spears' tour, is reportedly struggling with her energetic live dance routines, and was forced to leave the stage and vomit after becoming dizzy and nauseous.
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Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Nov 3 : Monks from Thailand offered prayers for world peace and sculpted out an idol of Lord Buddha in Bodh Gaya on Sunday.
The 33-member delegation offered prayers for the well being of the people of the entire world.
"We have come from Thailand to build Lord’s Buddha idol," said Payap Shinawatra, a monk from Thailand.
Later, the monks got together and worked continuously for 12 hours to sculpt out a statue of Lord Buddha.
The Reserve Bank of India maintained that the hike in the salaries of the government employees will put burden on the finance of the union government.
The government has cleared the recommendations of the sixth pay commission recently that cause increase in the salaries of the employees by 21 per cent.
RBI said that the subsidies and farmer loan waiver have also pressurized the state finance. The central bank indicted that it would continue to tighten the monetary policy despite some ease in the inflation rate.
Hyderabad Traffic Police has announced its plan to create a database of habitual drunken drivers in a bid to keep a close watch on habitual offenders.
C V Anand, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), said the database of people often involved in drunken driving would be integrated with the help of hand-held Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) devices used by the traffic personnel.
Prague - A US-Czech deal to place an anti-missile radar in the former East Bloc nation sparked resistance Friday among a junior governing party that may hold the key to the plan's parliamentary approval.
The Greens have warned that they will approve the US project only if it is clear that it will become part of NATO anti-missile defences in the future.
Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek's centre-right government has a slim lower-house majority and the six Green lawmakers could be crucial.
NATO leaders agreed Thursday at a summit in Bucharest "to explore ways" of integrating the planned US missile shield in Czech Republic and Poland "with any future NATO-wide missile defence architecture."
Guarseed yesterday we have seen that market has moved 0.19% spurred by worries over a delay in harvesting due to unseasonal rains in top producing Rajasthan state. But concerns over poor export demand capped the gains. Earlier, traders were expecting a 10-15 days delay in new crop harvesting. Now trends are indicating that it could get delayed by a month, and are supporting the prices. Good weather in Rajasthan and Haryana aided the growth of the standing crop. Reports of falling acreage and apprehensions of falling productivity in Rajasthan could support prices in medium term.