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Islamabad tense as Brigadier is shot dead
Rajaratnam to wind down funds
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka-born U.S. business tycoon Raja Rajaratnam, arrested last week on charges of vast insider trading, on Thursday notified to the employees and clients of Galleon Group his intent to “conduct an orderly wind down” of ...
U.N.’s appeal to Nepal
KATHMANDU: Chief of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) Karin Landgren has asked the political parties of the country to respect the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that was signed between the then Seven Party Alliance and the ...
China continues on recovery trajectory
BEIJING: China continued its strong recovery from the financial crisis with its economy registering its fastest growth in a year on the back of the government’s massive stimulus spending. China’s economy registered 8.9 per ...
Health care reform stumbles on payment
WASHINGTON: In the face of solid Republican opposition, Senate Democrats on Tuesday backed down from their effort to increase Medicare payments to doctors without offsetting any of the cost over the next 10 years. It was the first skirmish in ...
U.S. offer to Japan
SINGAPORE: U.S.Defence Secretary Robert Gates has ruled out a revision of the 2006 accord with Japan on the status of American forces and bases in Okinawa. However, assuring Japan of the possibility of “an alliance of equals”, Mr. ...
Anti-fascists break into BBC TV centre over invitation to BNP leader
LONDON: The BBC was on Thursday bracing itself for a long night as anti-fascist campaigners broke into its television headquarters in west London as part of a massive protest against the corporation’s decision to invite Nick Griffin, ...
Hafiz case: governments fined
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court fined the federal and provincial Punjab governments on Thursday for delaying the hearings in petitions filed by them against the release of Jamat-ud-Dawa leader Hafiz Saeed. The petitions were listed for ...
Indus Infoscripts launches icehelpline.com
CHENNAI: The Hyderabad-based Indus Infoscripts launched Icehelpline.com on Thursday in Chennai. Irfan Habeeb, Chairman, said the portal was an emergency helpline with medical history which includes a detailed personal health ...
India & World
Ship with 24 Indians hijacked
DUBAI: Twenty-four Indians have been taken hostage in a hijacking of a Panamanian-flagged ship near Seychelles. Pirates seized the 22,000 tonne bulk carrier, managed by an Indian crew, 180 nautical miles west of Seychelles. Six pirates are ...
Ministerial group to discuss ASEAN-India FTA concerns
India, Netherlands sign social security pact
NEW DELHI: India and The Netherlands signed a Social Security Agreement here on Thursday, under which workers from either country will be exempt from social security contributions for 60 days. The agreement will come into effect after ...
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