Bhubaneswar, Sep 30 : Actress Nandita Das, the newly appointed chairperson of the Children's Film Society of India (CFSI), promises to bring maximum number of kids to the children film festival, starting Nov 14, despite the fact that kids are hooked to reality shows.
"My top priority at this moment is to attract large number of children from different regions and classes to the children's film festival," Nandita Das told reporters here while speaking on the sidelines of the programme "Joy of Giving".
The six-day Golden Elephant International Children's Film Festival of India will be held in Hyderabad.
Munich - US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday promised greater cooperation with European allies on security issues, but only in exchange for greater European contributions to fighting global security threats.
Biden's speech before the Munich Security Conference, billed as the new US administration's first glimpse of an overarching security and defence policy, presented a laundry list of US priorities around the world, combined with a promise of greater US humility in addressing those issues.
ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 2 - Dimitrio Ioannides, a member of the military junta that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974, is seeking release from prison on the grounds of age and ill health.
Lawyers for the 86-year-old acknowledge he does not have the medical problems specified in a law that allows inmates 80 or older who suffer from severe disability, senility or cirrhosis to be freed, Kathimerini reported. But they say Ioannides does have other health problems that would justify clemency.
Ioannides was arrested in 1975, a few months after the downfall of the junta. He was convicted of high treason, rebellion and conspiracy to manslaughter and given a death sentence that was commuted to life in prison.
Islamabad, Aug. 26 : While former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has come under fire from certain quarters for protecting former President General Pervez Musharraf from being tried under Article six of the Constitution, a report in a leading Pakistan daily suggests that Sharif is being targeted.
New York, Jan 09 : Want to shape-up like the super hot Melanie Brown? Well, the singer is offering once in a lifetime opportunity to be like her - via `Totally Fit fitness DVD'.
Melanie, who once revealed that she moans "all the way through" her workout session, believes that her DVD will help people workout with enthusiasm.
"I''m going to give you all the tools that you need to get the body that you''ve always wanted," Brown promises in an video promoting her fitness routine," The New York Daily News quoted Melanie, as saying.
Technical Analyst Anil Singhvi has maintained 'buy' rating on Tech Mahindra Ltd stock to achieve a short term target of Rs 798.
According to him, interested traders can purchase the stock with a stop loss of Rs 762.
Today, the stock opened at Rs 782 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The share price has seen a 52-week high of Rs 1158 and a low of Rs 320 on BSE.
Current EPS & P/E ratio stood at 58.27 and 13.39 respectively.
Seoul - North Korea fired two short range missiles into the Yellow Sea as part of routine military training, South Korean media reported Wednesday.
North Korea on Tuesday fired two Styx missiles into the international sea from North Korean waters off the west coast, a government official told KBS radio station.
"It seems that the missiles were fired as part of their routine drill," a defence source told Yonhap news agency. "North Korea declared a no-sail order in the (Yellow Sea) before the missile launch."
Srinagar, Jan 5 : As Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah completed one year in office Tuesday, the journey so far has been anything but smooth for the young leader.
There have been many highs and lows during Abdullah's one year in office, yet many believe that the duration is too short to pass a verdict on his capability to steer the state out of its problems -- political as well as developmental.
Kathmandu, Feb 28 : Thirteen years after she acted in her last film of note, "Tirchhi Topiwale", Monica Bedi, better known as the companion of jailed mafia don Abu Salem, has begun a new innings in Nepal, acting in a new film that could be the mirror image of her own aspirations.
Stock market analyst Ashwani Gujral has maintained ‘Buy’ rating on Voltas to achieve a short term target of Rs 145.
According to Mr. Gujral, interested traders can buy the stock with a strict stop loss of Rs 115.
Shares of the company, on Tuesday (June 16), closed at Rs 126.85 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Current EPS and P/E of the stock stood at 7.63 & 16.78 respectively. The share price has seen a 52-week high of Rs 150 and a low of Rs 31.10 on BSE.
Anand (Gujarat), Apr 28: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said he was ready to go to jail if his involvement in the
2002 Godhra riots was proved.
“I will abide by the Supreme Court directives and fully cooperate in any probe. I am willing to go to jail if my involvement is proved by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the post-Godhra riots,” he said at an election rally here.
London, Aug. 28 : Britain’s Cabinet Ministers have given Prime Minister Gordon Brown time till November to improve Labour''s prospects.
According to The Independent, senior ministers believe that it would be a mistake to move against Brown before Labour''s annual conference next month, which they warn could descend into "shambles".
“He deserves one last chance to turn it round and we should support him in that. He might be able to do it. If he can''t, then we will have to take some big decisions and think through the consequences," the paper quoted one minister, as saying.
New Delhi, Oct 23 : Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh Friday said his ministry would start a nationwide survey to assess rural steel consumption and demand.
"The survey will cover all states and union territories, covering 300 districts and 1,500 villages," Singh said, inaugurating a conference here organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and industry (FICCI).
The survey will reveal the true picture of steel consumption pattern and the potential demand, he said.
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Insurance Australia Group Ltd., the biggest car and home insurer in Australia, has again cut its 2010 insurance margin on rising claims form Perth's hailstorm and the cyclone in Queensland. This is the second time in this month when the insurance giant has cut its insurance margin.
Insurance Australia Group, the owner of the NRMA, SGIO and CGU brands, said today that the company has again lowered its 2010 insurance margin and now expects the insurance margin between 9.5% and 11.0%.