Washington, Jun. 3 : The acquittal of Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Saeed is seen as a `very major setback' to the efforts being initiated to thaw the relationship between India and Pakistan.
Experts believe that the heightened friction between the two neighboring countries was declining, as New Delhi had shown some moves to deescalate the tension.
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When the Matunga police found 12-year-old Amar Sankrit, from Delhi, they initially believed his story of being kidnapped by two men.
On further questioning and cross-questioning, Amar Sankrit, changed his statement.
He told the police that he ran away from his Delhi house as he did not want to appear for the school exam of Punjabi language. On Tuesday, Sankrit, a class 7 student of Guru Nanak Public School in Delhi, left his house for school.
“Amar left his house wearing his school uniform and carrying his school bag, with Rs 600,” said senior inspector Sunil Deshmukh of Matunga police station.
Nickel settled down -0.48% at 879.40 dropped along with other metals as China's move to have small banks to set aside more funds to avoid a cash shortfall may curb demand from the top user of metals. China Banking Regulatory Commission branches asked some city commercial banks and rural lenders to strengthen liquidity management this year, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The People's Bank of China signaled Feb. 8 that volatility in money-market interest rates will persist, underscoring investors' concerns that financial stresses could drag down growth in the second-biggest economy.
London - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is facing his first electoral test since he came to power last June in local elections in large parts of England and in Wales Thursday.
Up to 60 per cent of the national electorate of about 40 million are called upon to choose councillors in towns and cities across the country, while Londoners will vote in a mayoral election.
The elections are seen as having national importance, as Brown's Labour Party could face setbacks following a string of unfavourable opinion polls.
Washington - Rising obesity is placing a major strain on the United States' already troubled heath care system, according to a study in the journal Health Affairs.
Obesity now accounts for 9.1 per cent of US medical spending. A decade ago, it accounted for 6.5 per cent. More than a quarter of Americans are now obese, up from 18.3 per cent in 1998.
The group of private and government researchers said obesity is driving up overall US medical spending, and taxpayers are feeling the burden.
Obesity costs could reach 147 billion dollars for 2008.
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Amsterdam - Dutch supermarket giant Ahold was holding up against the financial crisis, the company said upon releasing positive fourth quarter results for 2008 on Monday.
The company said net income in the last three months of 2008 was 285 million euros (360.53 million dollars), up from 262 million euros in the same period in 2007.
Ahold runs the biggest Dutch supermarket chain, Albert Heijn, as well as US stores Stop&Shop and Giant-Carlisle.
Responding to the company results Chief Executive Officer John Rishton said Ahold was "well prepared to respond to the effects of recession."
Washington, Jan 22 : An aide to Mitt Romney has said it was ''doubtful'' that the former Massachusetts Governor and his wife, Anne, watched President Barack Obama''s inauguration on television.
As Obama took his oath of office this weekend and celebrated his second inauguration, Romney, who lost the 2012 election, said he had "no big plans", and chose to spend the weekend at his home in La Jolla, California, instead of travelling to Washington for the inauguration of his campaign rival, reports New York Daily News.
Romney, meanwhile, can find some small consolation knowing that he will be have his own inauguration of sorts.
Washington/Tehran, Mar. 21 : A nuclear submarine was damaged in a collision with another U. S. Navy vessel off the coast of Iran early Friday, leaving 15 U. S. sailors injured and 25,000 gallons of fuel spilling into the Strait of Hormuz.
The USS Hartford, a nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine, was fully submerged Friday when it collided with the transport ship the USS New Orleans, Fox News quoted a Navy official in the 5th Fleet, as saying.
Moscow, Sep. 1 : Russia on Sunday laid out guiding principles of its foreign policy that included a claim to a “privileged” sphere of influence in the world.
In an address to Russian Television viewers, President Dmitri Medvedev said from the Black Sea resort of Sochi, that his government would adhere to five principles.
The New York Times quoted him as saying that Russia would observe international law and rejected the United States dominance of world affairs in a “unipolar” world.
Munich - In this day and age, where mobile phones can outcompute laptops, refrigerators have an internet connection and the television gives the PC a run for its money, technology systems in cars look positively dated.
Development cycles and problems transmitting mobile data have held back those systems until now, says Ralf Guido Herrtwich, a designer with Mercedes Benz. But no more. Now it's time to catch up.
London, Apr 8: A rare gold-encrusted dagger of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the world famous monument Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife, is expected to fetch 500,000 pounds when it goes under the hammer on April 10.
Once belonging to Shah Jahan, who ruled in India from 1628 to 1658, the dagger, will be auctioned at Bonhams in London.
Inscriptions on the back of the blade include Shah Jahan’s official titles, date and place of birth, and an "honorific parasol" -- an ancient pan-Asian symbol of divinity of royalty, according to Bonhams auction house, reports Times Online.
The dagger is part of the collection of Islamic and Indian art and artefacts of the late textile businessman Jacques Desenfans.
On the last day of every quarter, the Reverse Bank of India develops the balance of payments for the next quarter and combines statements, texts and charts. The RBI has become the primary source for information when it comes to the external sector.
The RBI is meant to compile necessary documents and make it widely available to external payments for the purpose of analysis. The most important thing necessary is to make sure that the ratio of current account deficit to gross domestic product is balance. The balance of payments is presented and also compared to past quarters.
Washington - Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry, a NATO official and former commander of international forces in Afghanistan, was nominated to be the United States' next ambassador to Afghanistan by President Barack Obama on Wednesday.
Eikenberry is currently deputy chairman of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's military committee. A career military veteran, he served as the commander of the Combined Forces Command in Afghanistan for 18 months before moving to NATO's Brussels headquarters in 2007.