Juba, April 12 : The killers in the tragic ambush of UN peacekeepers in South Sudan that claimed the lives of five Indian Army personnel Tuesday not only outnumbered their target six times over but were also armed with sophisticated weapons, eyewitnesses said.
In comparison, the convoy of 35 UN peacekeepers from India was bogged down by some heavy boring equipment and unarmed technical personnel, numbering around a dozen, even as the soldiers did manage to push back their adversaries, the eyewitnesses added.
Frankfurt - Italian essayist Claudio Magris, 70, was picked Thursday as winner of one of Europe's most prestigious annual culture prizes, the 25,000-euro
(34,750-dollar) German Book Trade Peace Prize.
Magris, a professor of German, has written a stream of books about 20th century history, has translated many German authors into Italian and writes newspaper columns.
Four of the seven Pakistanis who had captured MV Kuber and killed four Indian sailors on board the vessel have been identified, the police said. Mursheed, Aakib, Usman and Hakim Saab were among the 17 Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT) operatives who set sail for Mumbai from Karachi in the LeT-owned trawler, Al-Husaini, in mid-November last year
On November 23 afternoon, the four, along with three others, captured MV Kuber in the Indian territorial waters near Jakhau. They then shifted four of the five sailors on the Indian vessel to Al-Husaini and left for Pakistan, police said.
New York, Sep. 26 : A Colorado man had allegedly planned to bomb New York's commuter trains on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, it has emerged.
Prosecutors told a judge in Denver that Najibullah Zazi, who allegedly received explosives training from al-Qaeda, bought large quantities of hydrogen peroxide and nail varnish remover to make bombs.
England's head restorative officer has scrutinized dress producers and the media for serving to make individuals believe that being overweight is ordinary.
Lady Sally Davies acknowledged that the normal man and lady were overweight and said the general population must be given a robust understanding of how to change their eating methodology and keep away from soda pops with included sugar.
Washington, March 5 : Charlize Theron would not think twice if offered a comedy role since the actress feels she needs to break away from the "doom and gloom" movie stereotype.
The ''Monster'' star, who bagged on Oscar for her portrayal of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in the film, revealed she felt she was being typecast and would hence love to involve herself in more light hearted projects.
Gold ended higher after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's key speech raised hopes of a new round of monetary stimulus for the U.S. economy. Gold posted its biggest daily gain in two months, sharply outperforming U.S. equities which edged up in late trade. The metal posted a 4.5 percent gain in August, its third straight monthly rise and its biggest since January. In a speech to central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Bernanke spoke of "grave concern" about a stagnant labor market, and said the economy faced "daunting" challenges. He stopped short of saying the Fed was ready to buy government bonds in another round of quantitative easing, or QE.
A recent study has indicated that living alone in a middle age can increase the risk of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. However, the presence of a partner in life during middle age can reduce the risk.
The researchers in Sweden and Finland, led by Miia Kivipelto, analyzed data collected from 1,449 people. The study subjects were first interviewed in the 1970s and 1980s, when their average age was 50. They were again interviewed after 21 years.
Technical Analyst Gaurang Shah of Geojit BNP Paribas has maintained 'hold' rating on Piramal Healthcare Ltd stock with stop loss of Rs 480.
According to analyst, the investors can exit on rally to around Rs 525-545.
Today, the stock opened at Rs 520 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The share price has seen a 52-week high of Rs 599.90 and a low of Rs 261.60 on BSE.
Current EPS & P/E ratio stood at 22.70 and 22.12 respectively.
Nairobi - One of several suicide bombers who killed 21 people, including 17 African Union peacekeepers, at a base in the Somali capital Mogadishu September 17 was American, a Somali-language website has claimed.
Militants from Islamist insurgent group al-Shabaab - which the US says has close links with al-Qaeda - entered the base in vehicles stolen from the United Nations and detonated explosive charges as a meeting between Somali officials and peacekeepers was taking place.
Chana gained Rs 25 and settled at Rs 3705 per quintal as traders continued bargain buying amidst moderate arrivals in the mandis. Short term trend looks volatile as moderate firmness is expected in medium term. Impositions of additional margins on the Buy side have been pressurizing the market sentiments in the short term even as long term remained firm on lower production estimates for Pulses. New crop arrivals have also added to the selling pressure in the short term. Lower production prospects for Pulses could support prices in medium to long term. As per reports from India Pulses and Grains Association, Pulses output is likely to fall to 17.5 MT vs 18.2 MT last year.