The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) seems to be surrounded by lot of troubles these days. Earlier the board was fighting with the threat of Champions Trophy being moved out of the country. Now Nasim Ashraf has withdrawn from the post of the president of PCB.
The fate of the tournament was hanging in between till late Monday night, while ICC and PCB officials were not sure about the status.
An ICC official said, “As of today, the tournament is on and it will be held in Pakistan. However we can’t say about tomorrow. We will not speculate.”
Nickel yesterday traded with the positive node and settled 1.38% up at 886.90 boosted by a weaker dollar after the Fed suggested further economic stimulus could be on the agenda. The Fed is likely to deliver another round of monetary stimulus "fairly soon" unless the economy improves considerably, minutes from the central bank's latest meeting suggested. LME nickel prices overnight opened at $15,825/mt, with the high end $16,109/mt, and finding support at $15,805/mt. Finally, LME nickel prices closed at $16,061/mt, up $236/mt. The weakening US dollar index allowed LME nickel prices to rise. LME nickel prices stood at $16,000/mt level and closed at $16,061/mt.
New Delhi, Mar 2 : The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has signed a Grant of Permission Agreement for establishing, maintaining and operating a Community Radio Station (CRS) at Tagore Bhawan, Chaudhary Devilal University.
The CRS is expected to be operational within three months as per the agreement.
Chaudhary Devi Lal University was established by the Government of Haryana by an Act of Legislature in the year 2003 and was inaugurated on April 5, 2003.
The University has been running 16 academic departments, which offer 21 career oriented and specialized courses to the students.
Eight major terror attacks since 1993. Twenty-six bombs. Over 700 people killed.
These numbers are mere statistics. They fail to tell the full story of Mumbai’s traumatic tryst with terror, which began on March 12, 1993, when 13 coordinated bomb blasts tore through the city, killing 257 people and injuring 700.
That attack put India’s financial capital firmly in the terror crosshairs. Several attacks followed, the last on November 26, 2008.
Why is Mumbai a prime target?
London, Feb. 6 : A chilling telegram sent out 70 years ago, has revealed how the first British ship was almost sunk by Germany at the start of the Second World War.
The Admiralty sent the telegram to James McClelland, the captain of a nearby yacht, after a German U-boat attack on the S S Athenia, a defence-less passenger ship, in the North Atlantic.
It read: "SOS from British steamer Athenia. Torpedoed - 1400 passengers some still aboard sinking fast."
The telegram was one of three exchanged between the Admiralty and McClelland that are being lent to the Imperial War Museum in London for an exhibition marking the
70th anniversary of the start of the Second World War.
Zinc settled up 1.07% at 118.35 on short covering after prices dropped as worse-than-expected US retail sales in August depressed market sentiment. Market attention began to shift to the candidates of the next US Federal Reserve Chairman. Summers said he would pull out of fight for Federal Reserve chair as any possible confirmation process would trigger an intense debate and would not serve the interests of the Federal Reserve, the Administration and the interests of the nation's ongoing economic recovery. Bernanke's second term as the Fed Chairman will expire on January 31 next year and Bernanke said he did not want to be re-elected.
Ref Soya Oil yesterday traded with the positive node and settled 0.93% up at 720.6 due to firm soy meal export demand and on tracking positive global cues. Global oilseed production for 2011/12 is projected at 445.7 million tons, down 6.7 million from last month. Foreign production, projected at 354.5 million, accounts for all of the change. Soybean meal exports and domestic use are raised this month, soybean crush remains unchanged due to a higher soybean meal extraction rate.
Zinc yesterday settled flat at 109.60 tracking LME zinc prices as the market continued to absorb Ben Bernanke's statement, with the US dollar index climbing to break through 83. Prices of new homes in 63 of 70 large and medium-sized Chinese cities rose in June from May vs 65 in May. The property market has been sluggish, and government officials expressed their resolution to adjust industry structure. Demand for zinc shrank, increasing short momentum, pushing down LME zinc prices to find support at USD 1,850/mt, dipping to USD 1,846.3/mt.
Hanover - Microsoft has released a beta version of Windows 7 for consumers, but computer experts recommend trying it out only in controlled environments.
"Checking it out is fun," says Axel Vahldiek of c', a German computer magazine. But since it still has security gaps, use of the beta version should be limited to controlled environments. That means users should not store any vital data on computers using the test version of Windows 7.
Natural gas yesterday traded with the positive node and settled 3.46% up at 213.6 after a government report showed that U. S. inventories fell more than forecast last week as cold weather boosted demand for the heating fuel.
Mumbai, April 22 : TV actress Kritika Kamra says she got scared while watching supernatural thriller "Ek Thi Daayan".
Released Friday, the film about a witch is Ekta Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj's co-production. Starring Konkona Sen Sharma, Emraan Hashmi, Huma Qureshi and Kalki Koechlin, the film opened to a good response at the box-office.
"When I came out in the interval, I was so shaken," said the actress who recently shot for the last episode of the serial "Ek Thhi Naayka", which went on air primarily to promote "Ek Thi Daayan".
Natural gas yesterday traded with the negative node and settled -0.18% down at 165.5 as forecasts for warmer than normal winter weather in the US continued to underline the view that gas supplies are more than ample to meet US winter-heating needs. Most weather forecasts continued to point to warmer-than-normal temperatures across most parts of the northern half of the US and the eastern seaboard through Dec 23. Natural gas prices have closely tracked weather forecasts in recent weeks. Warmer than normal winter temperatures reduce the need for gas-fired electricity to heat homes, dampening demand for natural gas.
Vedanta Group explorer Cairn India has announced that it has made the 26th oil discovery in its Rajasthan block.
The company said in statement that the discovery made in the Dharvi Dungar sands of Raageshwari-Tukaram area in the RJ-ON-90/1 block of Barmer basin has nearly 10 meters of gross oil column.
The statement read, "Technical evaluations indicate about 10 metres of gross oil column within Dharvi Dungar formation."
Ulan Bator - Unrest broke out in Mongolia a day after parliamentary elections with supporters of the defeated opposition storming the party headquarters of the ruling Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) and setting the building on fire on Tuesday in the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator.
According to witnesses, the MPRP building was laid waste. Clashes also took place in the country's second largest city Darkhan, local reports said.
Tsakhia Elbegdorj, the chairman of the opposition Democratic Party (DP), had earlier accused the MPRP of election manipulation, saying the results are not arrived at honestly.
It was high time, taking a cue from the famous Golden Raspberries Awards or the Razzies of Hollywood, someone started awards for honouring the worst of Bollywood films in India. But now Random magazine has gone ahead and done that. It recently `proudly' announced the winners for the `Golden Kela Awards' giving film stars due accreditation for their performances in the form of a Golden Kela. The Golden Kela Awards have set the record straight for what viewers think are the Best of very Worst of Indian Cinema!