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  • US court issues partial win to Osama Bin Laden assistant July 15, 2014

    Washington: A US appeals court has set aside two of three convictions against a former personal assistant to Osama Bin Laden. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued the ruling in the case of Ali Hamza al-Bahlul, a Yemeni, who produced propaganda videos for al-Qaida...
  • Kerala: College magazine with anti-Modi remarks withdrawn June 16, 2014

    Guruvayur: Faced with legal action and protests from BJP, the Sree Krishna College here on Monday withdrew its campus magazine which contained unsavoury remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A meeting of the College Staff Council, which took the decision, also decided to recall the copies of the magazine already...
  • Kerala: 9 students arrested for anti-Modi remarks in campus magazine June 15, 2014

    Guruvayur: Nine students of the Sree Krishna college were on Sunday arrested in the case pertaining to their campus magazine containing unsavoury remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, police said. Those arrested, and let off on bail soon, included Student Editor of the magazine, its sub-editors and editorial advisory...
  • Platini says 'somebody, something' out to hurt him June 5, 2014

    Paris: Michel Platini says "somebody, something" is out to discredit him. The UEFA president told sports newspaper L'Equipe he's hurt by British media reports that cast doubts on his links to now disgraced Qatari official Mohamed bin Hammam. Platini said: "For a year now, everything is being done to discredit me." He added,...
  • '2022 football WC vote must be re-run if corruption proved' June 2, 2014

    The vote for the hosting of the 2022 World Cup must be re-run if corruption allegations surrounding Qatar's winning campaign are proved to be accurate, Lord Goldsmith, a member of FIFA's Independent Governance Committee, said on Monday. A British newspaper on Sunday claimed it had evidence that around $5 million was...
  • Newspaper alleges corruption in 2022 World Cup vote June 1, 2014

    A former member of FIFA's executive committee was accused on Sunday of making payments totaling $5 million to senior football officials in return for support for Qatar's successful bid for the 2022 World Cup. British newspaper The Sunday Times said it has obtained millions of secret documents proving that Mohamed Bin...
  • 'Osama' to contest against Narendra Modi in Varanasi April 20, 2014

    BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi now has another contender for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat --"Osama bin Laden". Meraj Khalid Noor, lookalike of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has announced his decision to enter the fray from the temple town to what he claims, is to check "communal forces"...
  • Bihar's 'Osama' to contest against Modi from Varanasi April 18, 2014

    Meraj Khalid Noor, popularly known as Bihar's Osama bin Laden due to his uncanny resemblance to the late Al Qaeda leader, on Friday announced he would contest the Lok Sabha poll against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi. "I have decided to contest polls against Modi from Varanasi," said...
  • British journalist's book claims Musharraf knew where Osama was hiding March 31, 2014

    Washington: Former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf possibly knew about slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his place of hiding, an eminent British journalist who reported for years from Afghanistan and Pakistan for the New York Times has claimed. In her latest book, "The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2004",...
  • Bihar's 'Osama bin Laden' is now an untouchable March 28, 2014

    A Muslim man whose uncanny resemblance to Osama bin Laden made him actively woo Muslim votes for Lalu Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan years ago now feels shunned by everyone in Bihar. The times have changed, and Meraj Khalid Noor admits that no one wants him any more in their campaign...
  • US court convicts Osama bin Laden's son-in-law on terrorism charges March 26, 2014

    New York: Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaeda propaganda videotapes after the September 11 attacks, was convicted on Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman. The verdict came after about five hours of deliberation in the case against Sulaiman Abu Ghaith,...
  • No comment on Qatar 2022 payment claims: Blatter March 22, 2014

    Zurich: FIFA president Sepp Blatter refused to comment on allegations linking Qatar's winning World Cup bid to payments received by voters. Blatter said at a news conference on Friday "I have not even the right" to discuss claims published this week by the Daily Telegraph. The British newspaper said it had evidence...
  • Pakistani tribunal upholds conviction of doctor who tracked Osama March 15, 2014

    A Pakistani tribunal on Saturday upheld the conviction of Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped the CIA track down al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, but reduced his 33 years sentence by 10 years. The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Tribunal had sentenced Afridi to 33 years in jail and also levied...
  • Saudi crown prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrives in India February 26, 2014

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived here Wednesday on a three-day official visit during which the two countries are expected to sign an agreement on defence and enhance cooperation in hydrocarbons and security. Vice-president Hamid Ansari received Crown Prince Salman on his arrival. Crown Prince Salman's is the...
  • Yasin Bhatkal was inspired by Osama Bin Laden, says NIA February 24, 2014

    Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal was inspired by al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden and used to motivate youngsters for sacrificing their lives in the name of 'jihad' through the videos of the slain terrorist, NIA has said in its charge sheet filed in a Delhi court. The National Investigation Agency (NIA)...
  • Saudi Arabian crown prince to visit India next week February 22, 2014

    Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will pay an official visit to India Feb 26-28, the highest level political visit from the kingdom after the 2006 landmark trip by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations. Crown Prince Salman, who is...
  • Despite fear of Taliban's rise, India starts projects in Afghanistan February 19, 2014

    Kandhar: In an attempt to root out terror, India and Afghanistan inaugurated a new agricultural university in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar. The project which is part of India's 2 billion dollar development commitment to Aghanistan was inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and will cost nearly 8 million...
  • Most of it is impromptu: Manish Paul on hosting February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Anchor-actor Manish Paul, who has tickled the funny bone of many with his on-stage acts, says the jokes are scripted but most of the things he does are on the spur of the moment. "A lot of the things that I do on stage is impromptu. There is definitely...
  • Ali couldn't have played Manish's role in 'Tere Bin Laden 2': Abhishek December 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar, who played the lead in 'Tere Bin Laden', will be seen in a stretched cameo in the sequel to the 2010 superhit comedy, says director Abhishek Sharma. Popular TV host Manish Paul, who made his big screen debut with 'Mickey Virus', has been roped in to...
  • Call 'Tere Bin Laden 2' a spin-off, not a sequel, says director December 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Abhishek Sharma says 'Tere Bin Laden 2' is a first of its kind sequel as the stories of the first film and the second are linked but not in continuity. "The structure of the film is such that you cannot call it a conventional sequel and that is why...
  • Malaysia finish on top of Pool D, NZ 2nd in Junior Men's Hockey WC December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: An impressive Malaysia scored two goals on either side of the break to shut the door on England with a 4-2 win in their last league encounter at the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Monday. The win also enabled Malaysians to...
  • Junior Hockey WC: Malaysia beat New Zealand in close contest December 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Malaysia overcame a fighting New Zealand 3-2 in the first Pool D match of the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Friday. Malaysia were successful on their second penalty corner attempt through Muhammad Bin Saabah. New Zealand reacted immediately and scored on...
  • Bahrain tests lighting for F1 night race November 29, 2013

    Bahrain circuit officials will test a new floodlight system this weekend as part of their plans to turn their 10th anniversary Formula One Grand Prix into a night race next year. Bahrain International Circuit chief executive Salman bin Isa al-Khalifa said in a statement on Friday that a round of the...
  • US panel seeks declassification review of Abbottabad documents November 22, 2013

    Washington: A key US Congressional panel has sought a declassification review of documents collected by Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan where al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed in a daring raid in 2011. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday passed the Fiscal Year 2014 Intelligence Authorisation...
  • Sharmaji Ka Atom Bomb: Who is Anil Kapoor's heroine in the film? October 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Abhishek Sharma hasn't yet decided on the lead actress for his upcoming film 'Sharmaji Ka Atom Bomb', which stars Anil Kapoor. There were reports suggesting that Tabu had been finalised for the project, but Sharma denied this. "Tabu has not been finalised as yet. I have not decided on...
  • Want Sikander to be popular as his contemporaries: Anupam September 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher's son Sikander may not have had a successful run at the box office so far, but the father hopes the young actor becomes as popular as his contemporaries. So far, Sikander's journey in B-town has not been smooth. His films -- 'Summer 2007', 'Woodstock Villa'...
  • 12 years of 9/11 terror attacks September 11, 2013

    On September 11, 2001 the world witnessed one of the most shocking terror attacks ever witnessed. The terror attack on mainland America made al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden one of the most wanted. ...
  • Petition seeks ban on Asif Ali Zardari from leaving Pakistan August 31, 2013

    Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday sought explanation from the government over a petition seeking a ban on President Asif Ali Zardari from leaving the country after his tenure ends September 8, court officials said. The petitioner said Zardari knew of the US military operation that killed Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden...
  • Pakistan overturns jail term of doctor who helped find bin Laden August 30, 2013

    Pakistan on Thursday overturned a 33-year jail term handed down to a doctor who helped CIA agents find al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a decision which may result in a new trial. Shakil Afridi, hailed as a hero by US officials, was arrested after US special forces killed bin Laden...
  • Shakeel Afridi to face fresh trial for aiding CIA, Lashkar-e-Islam August 29, 2013

    The 33-year jail term given to Shakeel Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track Osama Bin Laden, was overturned by a official who ordered a fresh trial on Thursday. Frontier Crimes Regulation Commissioner Sahibzada Mohammad Anees ruled that a judge in the tribal belt had exceeded his authority when...