London, Aug. 9 : Pakistan''s Interior Minister Rehman Malik has challenged the Taliban to prove that their top leaders—Baitullah Mehsud and Hakimullah Mehsud—are still alive.
"If Baitullah Mehsud is alive, or Hakimullah is alive, why don''t they bring out a video. Every telephone has a camera on it. They can just get one out and show people that they are alive. I challenge them," BBC quoted Malik, as saying.
Malik said that Pakistan’s enemy no. 1 had died in a US missile strike on Wednesday, while his close aide Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a shootout that broke out on Friday between potential successors.
Moscow Two goals from Brazilian Josimar Martins had Chirag United back on top of the table in the third I-League with 15 points from seven games. No one barring the team perhaps, expected this with the League one round away from breaking off for the year.
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Its board voted unanimously to send its findings in the PMA lobbying firm case to the U. S. Justice Department, The Office of Congressional Ethics said on Thursday.
Jharkhand, May 24 : An orphan, Rinkita, could never have thought that she would enjoy marital bliss. But in stepped the government of Jharkhand and organised her wedding through a unique scheme.
"Rinkita''s parents expired when she was young and since then her family condition became miserable. She had to beg to run the family. It is good to see her getting married and I haven''''t seen anything like this happening before," said Pushpa, villager.
The district collector of Garhwa believes his administration has taken up various measures to improve the standard of living of downtrodden girls like Rinkita.
Geneva - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday said its expenditure in 2008 reached a record high owing to increasing humanitarian problems worldwide.
The Geneva-based organization, in its annual report, said its budget increased to about 1.1 billion Swiss francs (1.01 billion dollars) last year, amounting to an increase of around 150 million on 2007.
Sudan, Somalia and Iraq together cost the ICRC about 300 million francs in 2008. Other hot spots included Afghanistan, the Palestinian territories and Sri Lanka.
Washington, March 10 : Julia Roberts is reportedly set to turn producer for the remake of Jesus Henry Christ.
The Oscar-winning actress will allegedly produce the forthcoming independent comedy to be directed by its original filmmaker Dennis Lee.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film tells the story of a boy conceived in a petri dish and his subsequent track down of his biological father, reports Contactmusic.
There has been no word as yet if the `Pretty Woman' star would appear in the movie.
Nickel yesterday traded with the negative node and settled -0.35% down at 996.1 tracking LME nickel which opened at USD 20,200/mt and closed at USD 20,201/mt overnight, up by USD 92/mt from a day earlier, with the highest price at USD 20,450mt and the lowest price at USD 20,000/mt. LME nickel prices advanced to around 30-day moving average during Wednesday’s Asian trading hours, but were down and finally closed at USD 20,201/mt during the European trading hours. The euro zone financial ministers’ telephone conference did not come up with substantial progress.
Washington - An emergency summit of leaders from the world's 20 leading economies will be held on November 15 in the US capital to tackle the ongoing financial crisis threatening to plunge the world into recession, the White House announced Wednesday.
President George W Bush has been on the telephone inviting leaders from the Group of 20, a bloc that includes advanced and developing economies, to Washington to "review progress being made to address the current financial crisis," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
Kabul - The governor of the southern Afghan province of Kandahar said Thursday that he was being sacked by the central government.
General Rahmatullah Raoufi, who had served as army commander in the southern region before he was appointed as governor, had replaced powerful and controversial former governor Assadullah Khalid in August.
Khalid had disagreements with NATO-led Canadian commanders in the province and Canadian government officials earlier this year had asked President Hamid Karzai to remove him.
The Economic Survey 2008-09, tabled in parliament on July 2, pitches for foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail this year, enabling retail sector to raise funds from foreign market. The Indian retail sector, hit by weak demand, tight credit situation and unhealthy cost structures, is allowed for 51% FDI in single brand retail as per current norms.