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  • 'Osama' to contest against Narendra Modi in Varanasi 20-04-2014 03:11 PM

    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...
  • Bihar's 'Osama' to contest against Modi from Varanasi 18-04-2014 03:32 PM

    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,"...
  • British journalist's book claims Musharraf knew where Osama was hiding 31-03-2014 11:41 AM

    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...
  • Bihar's 'Osama bin Laden' is now an untouchable 28-03-2014 06:52 PM

    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...
  • US court convicts Osama bin Laden's son-in-law on terrorism charges 26-03-2014 08:52 PM

    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...
  • No comment on Qatar 2022 payment claims: Blatter 22-03-2014 09:11 AM

    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...
  • Pakistani tribunal upholds conviction of doctor who tracked Osama 15-03-2014 02:42 PM

    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...
  • Saudi crown prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrives in India 26-02-2014 06:35 PM

    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...
  • Yasin Bhatkal was inspired by Osama Bin Laden, says NIA 24-02-2014 06:33 PM

    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...
  • Saudi Arabian crown prince to visit India next week 22-02-2014 10:35 PM

    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...
  • Despite fear of Taliban's rise, India starts projects in Afghanistan 19-02-2014 09:33 AM

    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 02-02-2014 01:38 PM

    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...
  • Ali couldn't have played Manish's role in 'Tere Bin Laden 2': Abhishek 23-12-2013 03:15 PM

    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...
  • Call 'Tere Bin Laden 2' a spin-off, not a sequel, says director 23-12-2013 01:46 PM

    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...
  • Malaysia finish on top of Pool D, NZ 2nd in Junior Men's Hockey WC 09-12-2013 10:17 PM

    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 06-12-2013 07:28 PM

    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...
  • Bahrain tests lighting for F1 night race 29-11-2013 05:52 PM

    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...
  • US panel seeks declassification review of Abbottabad documents 22-11-2013 03:03 PM

    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...
  • Sharmaji Ka Atom Bomb: Who is Anil Kapoor's heroine in the film? 30-10-2013 11:29 AM

    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...
  • Want Sikander to be popular as his contemporaries: Anupam 22-09-2013 02:42 PM

    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'...
  • Petition seeks ban on Asif Ali Zardari from leaving Pakistan 31-08-2013 02:55 AM

    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...
  • Pakistan overturns jail term of doctor who helped find bin Laden 30-08-2013 12:10 AM

    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...
  • Shakeel Afridi to face fresh trial for aiding CIA, Lashkar-e-Islam 29-08-2013 06:38 PM

    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...
  • Obama played cards in White House on Osama raid day: Ex-aide 15-08-2013 02:57 PM

    Barack Obama spent a large chunk of time playing cards on the day of the Navy SEALs raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan in which the al-Qaeda chief was killed, a former aide of the US President has said. The iconic photo of the raid on Osama bin...
  • Digvijaya Singh should stop respecting Osama bin Laden: Goa BJP 10-08-2013 03:47 AM

    All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Digvijaya Singh should stop sympathising with terror activities and according respect to slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Goa BJP Vice President Wilfred Mesquita said on Friday. Mesquita was responding to Singh's comments on corruption in Goa on Thursday during his two-day...
  • US drone strikes kill eight suspected al-Qaeda personnel in Yemen 09-08-2013 07:34 AM

    US drone strikes killed at least eight suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen on Thursday, bringing the number of people killed by drones in less than two weeks to at least 25. The strikes follow Yemen's announcement on Wednesday that it had foiled a plot by al Qaeda to seize...
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry hopes Pakistan drone strikes to end 'very soon' 02-08-2013 06:34 AM

    US Secretary of State John Kerry told Pakistanis on Thursday he hoped US drone strikes in their nation would end "very, very soon," a message meant to ease anti-American resentment in the strategic country. After meeting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Kerry said they had agreed to re-establish a "full partnership",...
  • UAE missions hold iftar in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand 26-07-2013 05:49 AM

    Canberra/Jakarta: The UAE's embassies in Australia, Indonesia and Thailand have distributed food to orphans and poor and underprivileged families as part of their annual charity programmes during the holy month of Ramzan. In Jakarta, the embassy gave out food to orphans in coordination with the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan...
  • Pak's obsession with India led to Osama raid: Report 10-07-2013 09:42 PM

    Islamabad: US Navy SEALs were able to sneak into Pakistan covertly to kill Osama bin Laden because of advanced American stealth technology and the Pakistani military's obsession with India. The leaked report of the Abbottabad Commission said India remained the focus of Pakistan's military "despite a growing American threat including...
  • ISI had nothing to do with Osama's stay in Pakistan, claims report 09-07-2013 08:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Abbottabad Commission in Pakistan has concluded that former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's nine-year-long stay in Pakistan and the May 2011 secret US raid were because of 'gross incompetence' of the state institutions. But they say that the ISI didn't know Laden was there. Pakistan's commission...