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  • FIFA investigator set to submit report on 2018, 2022 World Cup bids June 3, 2014

    London: FIFA investigator Michael Garcia will submit his report into alleged corruption regarding the bidding process and controversial awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar two weeks after the upcoming spectacle in Brazil. Garcia's team "intends" to complete the twoyear investigation, for which he spent millions...
  • India submits bid to host FIFA U17 World Cup November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday announced that India had submitted an official bid to host the 2017 FIFA U17 World Cup. "We are happy that we could submit all the necessary bid documents before the deadline," AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das told www.theaiff.com. "I am grateful to...
  • BlackBerry not a strategic fit for us: SAP CFO October 27, 2013

    Franfurt: German business software group SAP is not interested in bidding for troubled smartphone maker Blackberry, its chief financial officer told a German magazine. "BlackBerry doesn't fit with our strategy," Werner Brandt told Euro am Sonntag in an interview, adding that SAP already offers mobile solutions and did not need to...
  • Pak denies reports of incursions even as Keran gunbattle enters 13th day October 6, 2013

    Hyderabad: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir denied all reports of terrorists infiltrating into India from Pakistan and called them 'baseless'. Bashir's statement came even as the gunbattle between the Indian Army and terrorists in Keran has been going on for thirteen days. He called Pakistan a victim of...
  • No end to Army operation in Keran, gunbattle enters 13th day October 6, 2013

    Srinagar: Thirteen days since the operation in Keran started, the gunfight between the Army and the terrorists is still on. The Army is battling 30 to 40 terrorists who had infiltrated in the Keran sector. This even as Army Chief General Bikram Singh said the Keran intrusion is in no...
  • Army foils another infiltration bid in Keran, 4 terrorists killed October 5, 2013

    Srinagar: The Army on Saturday foiled another infiltration bid in Keran sector after a 2hour gunbattle with the terrorists. Four terrorists have been killed in the incident and six AK 47 rifles, 4 pistols and other warlike ammunitions have been recovered from the terrorists. This incident has been reported from the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 2, 2013

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  • J&K: High alert in Kathua, Jammu after villagers claim they saw terrorists September 28, 2013

    Kathua: Police and the Army have launched a massive search operation in Diyalachak near Hiranagar border in Jammu and Kashmir after villagers claim they sighted terrorists in the area. Police have sounded a high alert in Kathua and Jammu. This comes two days after terrorists attacked a police station in Kathua...
  • Watch: Movement of terrorists trying to cross LoC captured through UAV September 27, 2013

    Srinagar: A footage shot by an unmanned aerial vehicle shows the movements of suspected terrorists in Kupwara where an infiltration bid has been foiled the Army. GoC 15 Corps Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh said that the encounter is on to foil the massive infiltration bid by 4 groups of terrorists. "Currently...
  • Coal scam: Attorney General to answer questions in SC today September 18, 2013

    The Centre on Tuesday faced a tough time in justifying the controversial coal block allocations in the Supreme Court which fired a volley of questions seeking explanation on various issues including why bidding procedure was not followed in giving away the valuable natural resource. The AG, who was flanked by Solicitor...
  • India bids for 2018 hockey World Cup September 10, 2013

    Lausanne: India, who earlier hosted the men's hockey World Cup in 2010 (New Delhi) and 1982 (Bombay), is among the five countries that have bid for the 2018 Hockey World Cup. Four official proposals to host the men's World Cup have been made, with a further three submissions made for the...
  • J&K: Army foils infiltration attempt in Kupwara, combing operations on August 18, 2013

    Srinagar: The Indian Army foiled an infiltration attempt in the early hours of Sunday in Keran sector of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir. A group of terrorists tried to sneak in but Army opened fired on them. The firing continued for some time and the operation is still on. Pakistan continues...
  • J&K: Army kills a Pakistani intruder along LOC July 1, 2013

    Jammu: A Pakistani intruder was killed along the Line of Control in Poonch sector on Monday morning when the Army foiled an infiltration bid by firing at him, resulting in detonation of explosives carried by him. The incident took place in Saujiyan sector of Poonch at 4.30 am when alert troops...
  • Syrian Prime Minister escapes assassination bid April 30, 2013

    Damascus: Syrian Prime Minister Wael alHalqi escaped an assassination bid when a bomb exploded near his convoy in Damascus. The attack killed at least five people and left several others injured including the country's interior minister. The Prime Minister was not hurt. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the...
  • Vodafone investors want full takeover by Verizon April 27, 2013

    London: Six major Vodafone investors said $100 billion was not enough for the British company's stake in its US joint venture with Verizon Communications, and urged the latter to come up with an offer of at least $120 billion. Their comments followed a Reuters report on Wednesday that Verizon had hired...
  • IOC impressed with Tokyo's bid to host 2020 Olympics March 7, 2013

    Tokyo: International Olympics officials said on Thursday that they were "hugely impressed" by Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic games as well as strong government support from a country keen to show it has recovered from the devastating 2011 quake and tsunami. At stake are an estimated three trillion yen...
  • Coalgate: 'PM ignored note by Law Ministry' September 8, 2012

    New Delhi: A Law Ministry note in 2006 had sought changes in the Mines Act to provide for competitive bidding for coal blocks, a report has revealed. The Opposition has once again trained its guns on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking why did he ignore the note and not act on...
  • Jammu: Infiltration bid foiled, 1 killed August 20, 2012

    Jammu: An infiltration bid from across the border was foiled by security forces in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu district on Monday morning. According to sources, one infiltrator was killed in the firing between the Border Security Force personnel and the Pakistan Rangers. This is the fourteenth time that Pakistan has violated...
  • Mumbai: BMC sells plastic bags for profit July 30, 2012

    Mumbai: In a world of plastic intentions, plastic promises and plastic bags, while the latter are the citys civic agencys obvious priority, the other two components cannot be overlooked. Why else would Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which recently ran a campaign between June 17 and July 18 against plastic less...
  • Delhi: Woman jumps from Azadpur Metro station July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: A 22yearold woman on Friday allegedly jumped from the Azadpur Metro station in an apparent attempt to commit suicide. Metro security sources said the woman, identified as Jitu from Mukundpur area of Delhi, jumped from pillar number 1 of the station and fell on the road. She was rushed to...
  • Privacy gaffe discovered in Internet address bids June 16, 2012

    New York: The organisation in charge of introducing new Internet addresses to rival ".com" briefly suspended access to some of the documents on its website after a privacy gaffe. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers said it had mistakenly published the postal addresses of some individuals information that...
  • Turkey submits bid to host Euro 2020 April 18, 2012

    Ankara: Turkey has submitted a bid to UEFA to host the 2020 European Championships, the head of the country's football federation announced on Tuesday. Turkey is also bidding to stage the 2020 Olympics in Istanbul. UEFA president Michel Platini has previously said he would back the country to host Euro...
  • Star bags BCCI's domestic telecast rights April 2, 2012

    Chennai: Star India has won the bid for BCCI's domestic telecast rights, which includes both broadcast and digital rights to cricket in India for the period July 2012 to March 2018. According to sources, the Indian cricket board had received four tenders for the broadcast, Internet and mobile rights to...
  • Tata Comm gets Govt nod to bid for Cable & Wireless March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The government, one of the promoters of Tata Communications, has approved the company's move to bid for UK telecom firm Cable & Wireless Worldwide. "Government has given the nod for Tata Communications to go ahead with the deal," sources at Department of Telecommunications said. The Indian government held 26.12...
  • Tatas considering acquisition bid for CWW March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Tata Communications on Thursday said it is considering an acquisition bid for Londonlisted telecommunication giant Cable & Wireless Worldwide Plc (CWW). Vodafone Group Plc too is believed to be looking at bidding for the fibrenetwork operator. "... as part of ongoing review of potential acquisition opportunities, TCL is evaluating...
  • New rules of online advertising February 28, 2012

    There's an old saying about newspapers: They aren't delivering news to readers, but readers to advertisers. But as many newspapers migrated to the web, where readers, in most cases, hate to pay for news at all, the saying evolved to: If you're not paying for it, you're the product. Dismal as...
  • Crespo costliest in Indian football auction January 31, 2012

    Kolkata: Former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo was the most expensive player in an auction on Monday for an inaugural Indian football league based on the successful Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament. The idea of a players' auction was borrowed from IPL, whose success has spawned numerous franchisebased leagues in other...
  • Pak violates ceasefire, infiltration bid foiled September 1, 2011

    Srinagar/Islamabad: An Indian JCO and three Pakistani soldiers were killed in first major violation of ceasefire in Kashmir valley this year, when troops from the two sides traded heavy gunfire, officials said. The violation took place in the key Keran sector in north Kashmir, which is the major ingress route of...
  • NOTW hacked Gordon Brown's accounts July 12, 2011

    London: Allegations that former British prime minister Gordon Brown was a target of illegal data gathering by Rupert Murdoch's newspapers have piled pressure on the media baron as he tries to prevent investors pulling out of his News Corp empire. Murdoch and the British government tried to draw the financial and...
  • French Finance Minister to launch IMF bid May 25, 2011

    Paris/Washington: France's finance minister was set on Wednesday to enter the race to head the IMF, succeeding the fallen Dominique StraussKahn, despite anger in big emerging economies over Europe's "obsolete" lock on the job. Christine Lagarde is to announce her candidacy at a Paris news conference (0945 GMT) after diplomatic sources...