Suzuka, Japan - Timo Glock's Formula One future with Toyota seems uncertain after it was revealed the Japanese carmaker has so far decided against activating an option to retain him as a driver next season.
The news means that despite his second-place finish in Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix, Glock, who was informed of the decision a day before the race, must now consider his options.
Rawalpindi, Jun. 6 The Pakistan Army has claimed that Tehreek-e-Nifaz Shariat Muhammadi (TNSM) spokesman Ameer Izzat Khan has been killed.
According to a statement issued by the ISPR, Khan was killed by security forces in a gun battle in the Sakhakot region of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).
An Army official was also killed, The News reports.
Earlier, the ISPR had claimed that Khan along with TNSM chief Sufi Mohammad and three other leaders had been arrested during a raid.
Washington, Dec 18 : Does power diminishes an individual's tendency to help others? Well, according to researchers from University of Amsterdam and University of California, Berkeley, the answer is "yes".
The study led by psychologist Gerben A. van Kleef from University of Amsterdam has found that power has a significant impact on an individual's emotional reactions to people in distress.
During the research, a group of undergraduates completed questionnaires about their personal sense of power, which identified them to the researchers as either being high-power or low-power.
Washington, Sept 24 : Pamela Anderson has admitted that she and her family are huge fans of the British royal family, and thinks Queen Elizabeth would get along well with one of her great aunts.
The Canadian star said the queen would be made to feel very welcome should she ever want to visit them.
"I'm such a fan of the queen, my family and I watch the queen's speech every year. I think she would get along with my Great Aunt Vie, who's 86, perfectly," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
Chandigarh, Dec 7 :Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Monday flayed Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Om Parkash Chautala for opposing the setting up of a nuclear power plant in the state's Fatehabad district.
"Chautala's statement is baseless; I think that he does not want to solve the problem of power shortage in the state. This nuclear power plant is in the interest of the state, its people and the entire country," Hooda said here Monday.
Aluminium yesterday traded with the positive node and settled 2.57% up at 108.8 tracking LME aluminum which broke through the 5-day moving average and closed up USD 58.3/mt or 2.66% at USD 2,250.3/mt, supported by the second Greek bailout. Confidence boost from the latest Greek debt deal stays as Euro zone finance ministers sealed a deal on February 21 for a second bailout for Greece, and the EU will provide EUR 130 billion bailout for Greece, while private creditors will have to accept a haircut of 53.5% of the nominal value of Greek bonds they hold. The passing of the second bailout for Greece helped ease market concerns and boosted base metal prices.
New Delhi: Drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories has raised its stake in Hyderabad-based Zenotech Laboratories to 45% from the existing 7%, for Rs 214 crore.
Ranbaxy has bought 22% stake from the subsisting promoter and MD of Zenotech, Dr. Jayaram Chigurupati, and the remaining 16% via preferential allotment of shares. Both valued at Rs 160 each share, which will cost Ranbaxy Rs 214 crore. Ranbaxy will raise funds for the buyout through a mix of internal accruals and debt.
Cairo - Egypt's top Muslim cleric Mohammed Tantawi responded furiously to Israeli reports of his handshake with Israeli President Shimon Peres, a local newspaper reported on Sunday.
Both Israeli dailies Maariv and Haaretz reported that Tantawi approached Peres. According to the independent Egyptian daily al- Masry al-Youm, the Mufti called editors of the Israeli newspapers "liars."
Washington, May 21 : A new study from Duke University has found that changes in habitat have a significant impact on the way birds sing.
Lead researcher and biologist Elizabeth Derryberry found that male white-crowned sparrows have lowered their pitch and slowed down their singing so that their love songs would carry better through heavier foliage.
"This is the first time that anyone has shown that bird songs can shift with rapid changes in habitat," she said.
Paris, Jan 2 : Taking off into the New Year, the EADS group has been rebranded as Airbus Group, uniting all its activities under a single and strong brand, it was announced Thursday.
With two of its three divisions renamed, the group will be home to Airbus, focussing on commercial aircraft activities; Airbus Defence and Space, integrating the group's defence and space activities from Cassidian, Astrium, and Airbus Military; and Airbus Helicopters, comprising all commercial and military helicopter activities.
Los Angeles, June 20 : The sequel to 1994 film "Dumb and Dumber" is back on track and it will be filmed this summer.
Actors Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels will be seen in their roles as hapless heroes Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in the sequel after the project was passed on to Universal Studios, reports contactmusic. com.
"Dumb and Dumber" directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly have also been confirmed to direct the follow-up, which was dropped by Warner Bros., who produced the original film.
Jaipur, June 9: In a bid to break the deadlock with the agitating Gujjars, the Rajasthan government today asked Irrigation Minister Sanwarmal Jat and Mines Minister Laxmi Narayan Dave to initiate dialogue with them at Bayana in Bharatpur district.
The Gujjars have been agitating in support of their demand for being granted Scheduled Tribe status.
The ministers will hold talks with the Gujjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti led by Colonel (retired) Kirori Singh Bainsla to bring an end to the 17- daylong agitation, which has seen 38 people dead and crippled normal life across the state.
The State Government on Sunday agreed to Gujjars’ demand to send representatives for talks in Bayana and not in Jaipur as it wanted.
Sydney - Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has confirmed he will be at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in August, officials said Thursday.
Rudd was personally invited by Chinese President Hu Jintao when he visited Sydney in September, but the Australian leader had held off saying whether he would attend or not.
"I will be in Beijing at the invitation of the Chinese government for the opening of the Games," Rudd was reported as saying. (dpa)
Gold rallied on Friday after China said it has added over 450 tonnes to its foreign reserves over the past six years. The reserves have risen to 1054 tonnes from 600 tonnes in 2003. This places China at the fifth spot amongst the gold-holding nations. Analysts expect China to buy more gold to match its holding with other central banks. This creates a very positive sentiment towards gold.
Today is Akshaya Tritya festival, an auspicious time for gold buying in India which continues to lend support.
Mentha oil June contract gained Rs 1.3 and settled at Rs 758.9 a kg as buying support at the lower level aided to rally higher. On June 8th, total stock of mentha oil at MCX-monitored warehouses at Chandausi was 701,330 kg of which 666,795 kg is physical stock and 34,535 is the demat stock. The contract made intraday low of Rs 753 a kg and high of Rs 775 a kg with the volume of 2976 and total open interest for the same contact was at 2972.Now support for the menthol is seen at 749.6 and below could see a test of 740.3. Resistance is now likely to be seen at 771.6, a move above could see prices testing 784.3.