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Worst day of my career: Shakib

Mirpur: A crestfallen Bangladesh captain Shakib-al-Hasan on Friday described his side`s nine-wicket rout by West Indies in a World Cup match here as the "worst day" of his career and said the fans were justified in jeering the home players. A sell-out crowd of 25,000 at Sher-e-Bangla stadium saw Bangladesh being shot out for just […]

Swaraj satisfied with PMs statement

New Delhi: The BJP on Friday spoke in different voices over owning of responsibility by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the CVC issue with Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj saying the matter should rest now while her party said he should respond in Parliament. "I appreciate the statement of the Prime […]

Assange appeals against his extradition

London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed an appeal in the High Court here against his extradition from Britain to Sweden to face charges of rape and sexual assault. No date has been set for a hearing in the High Court, challenging the ruling at Belmarsh Magistrates Court. The 39-year-old Australian who denies the allegations, […]

PM, PC should accept moral responsibility

Panaji: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Friday said here that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Home Minister P Chidambaram should accept the moral responsibility for appointment of P J Thomas as Central Vigilance Commissioner, which has been set aside by the Supreme Court. "The Union Government has been put to shame by the Supreme […]

Govt should occasionally give money to AI

New Delhi: Government should occasionally grant thousands of crores of rupees to Air india for its functioning as withdrawal of flights from profitable routes and unresolved issues relating to its merger do not augur well for the carrier, a parliamentary committee has said. The Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture "recommends that the government […]

Manpower shortage hits return flights from Libya

New Delhi: Facing shortage of manpower and logistic equipment at Tripoli, only one Air India flight returned on Friday with 255 Indians from the strife-torn north African country, taking the total number of evacuees to 3,517. Flight (AI-160), an Airbus 330, landed at IGI airport at 04.40 AM with 255 passengers, an Air India official […]

Has Earths sixth mass extinction already arrived?

Washington: Is the Earth on the brink of its sixth mass extinction? So believe the scientists who however say the intensity now is very low compared to the past five catastrophes. In a study published in the journal Nature, researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, assessed where the mammals and other species stand today […]

High danger avalanche warning in valley

Srinagar: With snowfall continuing in higher reaches of the Valley, authorities on Friday issued high danger avalanche warning for several areas close to the LoC. "A high danger avalanche warning exists for Chowkibal, Tangdhar, Potkha, Gogaldara, Uri, Bandipora and Gurez areas in Kashmir valley," an official of the Natural Disaster Management Cell said here. He […]

Silver climbs to new high, gold slips

Mumbai: Silver prices continued its record momentum to scale new highs at the bullion market here on Friday on persistent buying by stockists and investors, amid heavy speculative buildup and firm overseas market. On the other hand, gold witnessed profit taking and reacted downwards on hectic offerings by stockists on the back of subdued local […]

Govt asked to look into charges of felling of 600 trees

Ranchi: Jharkhand Speaker C P Singh on Friday directed Arjun Munda government to take note of allegations of felling of 600 trees in a forest in Ranchi district. "Take note of it (felling of trees) and take action as per rule," Singh said after Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch MLA Bandhu Tirkey raised the issue in the […]

Kin of RLD leader Ajit Singh sentenced in US

Washington: Vikramaditya Singh, son-in-law of RLD leader Ajit Singh, has been sentenced to six months of home confinement by a US court and now faces deportation after he was caught in a federal sting operation selling military grade micro wave radios to Iran. Singh (34), a Arizona-based electronics dealer, was targeted by undercover agents of […]

Gaddafis forces launch fresh air strikes on rebel-held east

Cairo: Libyan forces on Friday launched fresh air strikes on the rebel-held east as troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi carried out extensive searches in his stronghold of Tripoli to thwart a planned massive protest by his opponents. A Libyan government warplane targeted a military base close to the rebel-controlled Ajdabiya city but caused no casualties […]

Terror strikes mosque at Friday prayers, 10 killed

Peshawar: Ten worshippers, including a child, were killed and 30 others injured when a powerful bomb blast ripped through a mosque within a Sufi shrine at Nowshera in northwest Pakistan on Friday. The explosion targeted the mosque inside Akhun Punjo Baba mazar (shrine) in Akbarpura area of Nowshera, about 15 km from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa capital Peshawar. […]

Govt aims to reach out to 1.50 lakh youth in JK

Jammu: The government is aiming to reach out to nearly 1.50 lakh youth in Jammu and Kashmir based on a plan submitted by an expert panel highlighting the vast untapped potential for employment generation in the state, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said. "The report submitted by Rangarajan Committee on job plan for Jammu […]

Arjun Singh, 6 others dropped from CWC

New Delhi: The much-awaited reshuffle of the Congress hierarchy, which took place on Friday, saw the exit of veteran Arjun Singh and six others from the Congress Working Committee (CWC) and two general secretaries Mohsina Kidwai and V Narayanasamy, who was recently made Minister of State in PMO. Despite much talk, the party has not […]

All Indians to be evacuated from Libya by Mar 10

New Delhi: India on Friday said it will evacuate all its citizens desirous of leaving strife-torn Libya by March 10. By tonight, over 9,200 of the 16,000 Indian nationals stranded there would have been evacuated from Libya, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said in a statement in the Rajya Sabha. "We expect […]

CWC, AICC reconstituted

New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee and the AICC secretariat were on Friday reconstituted by Sonia Gandhi, who dropped veterans like Arjun Singh and Mohsina Kidwai and G. Venkatswami, who attacked her recently, and inducted new faces in the hierarchy. The exercise coming three months after the authorisation given to her also saw the exit […]

Could not have asked for more from team

Ahmedabad: After a clinical display that resulted in a 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in their crucial Group A World Cup clash here on Friday, New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori said he could not have asked for a better performance from his teammates. "I could not have asked for more. To dismiss Zimbabwe to around 160 […]

India, China fuel US exports: Geithner

Washington: Rapid growth of emerging economies like India, China and Brazil is boosting the American exports, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said. “Emerging economies like China, Brazil and India are growing very rapidly. That growth is helping to support rapid growth in U.S. exports which in turn is raising income and employment across the […]

Govt to further liberalise FDI policy: FM

New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said the government is considering further liberalisation of the country’s foreign direct investment policy for attracting investment in the infrastructure sector. “Discussions are underway to also liberalise the FDI policy (for infrastructure sector),” Mr. Mukherjee said at an IIF event here. Highlighting the importance of development of the infrastructure […]

Citibank reports maximum cases of debit/credit card frauds

New Delhi: Citibank has witnessed maximum 92 frauds of cloning of debit/credit cards or use of fake cards involving over Rs 1.89 crore from 2007-08 to December 2010. "Largest number of such frauds belong to Citibank from 2007-08 to December 2010…RBI`s committee has suggested a number of steps including replacing the magnetic strip on cards […]

India have enough depth in their bowling

Bangalore: Indian bowlers` listless showing in the first two World Cup games might have attracted criticism but they have enough firepower to run through any batting line-up, said Ireland`s big-hitting all-rounder Kevin O` Brien. Three days after giving the smaller nations renewed hope with his pyrotechniques against England in the ongoing World Cup, O` Brien […]

Windies bowlers skittle Bangla to cruise to 9-wicket win

Mirpur: West Indies bowlers shot out co-hosts Bangladesh for a paltry 58 to set up a crushing nine-wicket victory in a group league encounter at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium here on Friday. The 9-wicket win was one of West Indies` most comprehensive win in their 36-year history in the tournament. Last match`s hero Kemar Roach (3/19) […]

NZ thrash Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in a one-sided affair

Ahmedabad: New Zealand displayed a clinically efficient all round performance to thump Zimbabwe by 10 wickets with more than 16 overs to spare in their crucial group league encounter of the World Cup at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on Friday. The Kiwis first bundled out Elton Chigumbura and Co. for a paltry 162 […]

Hockey dispute settlement in a week: Centre to SC

New Delhi: Government on Friday assured the Supreme Court that it would resolve the ongoing battle between Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) and Hockey India (HI) for controlling Indian Hockey within a week. Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium today sought a week`s time to resolve the issue on which body should be allowed to represent Indian Hockey. […]