Islamabad — Pakistan has deployed over 2000 para-military personnel in volatile North and South Waziristan to hunt for “high value” terrorist targets, including key Taliban operative Baitullah Mehsud. The deployment is ahead of what the government calls “grand operation” in its Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) bordering Afghanistan. “Security forces […]

New Delhi — India’s Sania Mirza slipped one place to be ranked 49th in the singles event according to the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released Monday. The 20-year old Indian, who will play this week in Pattaya, Thailand, has made significant progress in her rankings in the New […]

Bhopal — Police claim to have busted a prostitution racket With the arrest of 10 persons, including six girls, during raids at two separate places here. According to police, the racket was operating under the garb of beauty parlour-cum-massage centres, which were run by a couple living in the posh […]

Beijing — Thirteen domestic designers have vied to design for the moon rover to be used in China’s Chang’e I Moon Orbiting Project. The remote-controlled moon rover shall be used to perform experiments and send data back to the earth following the moon orbiting project, said Ouyang Ziyuan, moon probe […]

Mumbai — Indian shares rose by 0.95 percent Friday to surge to an all time record high buoyed by market heavyweights to move past the 14,400 mark for the first time. The 30-share benchmark index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensex was up 1.95 percent at 14,403.77 points, a […]

Shimla — A drunk man dragged his mother outside their house in a Himachal Pradesh village and then allegedly slit her throat with a sickle and fled, leaving behind his wailing father, police said. The incident in Jakhi village of Rohru valley, some 130 km from here, took place late […]

New York — Before succumbing to her illness, Angelina Jolie’s mother Marcheline Bertrand requested her to marry boyfriend Brad Pitt. Bertrand, 56, reportedly adored Pitt. Jolie was by her mother’s side at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre Jan 27 when the former actress faced the final hours of her seven-year […]

Patna — Bihar Police Thursday issued an arrest order against ruling Janata Dal-United legislator Ranvijay Singh who has been on the run since his bail was cancelled after he was charged for murder. The Aurangabad district superintendent of police Sushil Khopre issued the order. “Raids have been conducted at several […]