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  • NASA to make major announcement about spacecraft contracts 7 hours 31 minutes ago

    Washington: US space agency NASA said on Tuesday it will make a "major announcement" regarding the awarding of contracts to build commercial spaceships that will send the country's astronauts to space soil by 2017. "NASA is poised to announce the final phase of development and certification to provide safe, reliable and...
  • 'Big Bang Theory' production on hold amid contract dispute July 31, 2014

    Los Angeles: Production on the upcoming eighth season of 'The Big Bang Theory' has been postponed as contract negotiations with the five original cast members are still on. Warner Bros TV has postponed the season 8 production of the CBS comedy as five original stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco,...
  • US economy contracts sharply, consumer spending revised down June 25, 2014

    Washington: The US economy contracted at a much steeper pace than previously estimated in the first quarter to record its worst performance in five years, but there are indications that growth has since rebounded strongly. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday gross domestic product fell at a 2.9 per cent annual...
  • Gang of four contract killers arrested in Patna; two pistols seized June 4, 2014

    A gang of four contract killers, planning to kill a man, were arrested on Wednesday by the police in Patna. "The operation was conducted on a tip-off. During interrogation they told us that a jailed criminal Dharmendra Kumar had given them a contract to kill Chandan Kumar for Rs 2 lakh...
  • PCB to award central contracts based on fitness June 3, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will introduce penalties and points system for its players who will be given fitness-based central contracts for this year. Fitness-based contracts would mean that players who have achieved highest level of fitness points will be placed in the highest category while their performances in the...
  • Arsene Wenger signs new three-year deal at Arsenal May 30, 2014

    London: Arsene Wenger signed a new three-year deal to manage Arsenal until 2017, renewing his commitment to the club on Friday after ending a nine-year trophy drought. The new deal was announced by Arsenal to the London Stock Exchange and will take Wenger into his 21st year at the club, where...
  • Pak cricketers likely to get pay hikes in new central contract March 29, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistani cricketers are expected to get handsome pay hikes in their new central contracts, a Pakistan Cricket Board official said. The official, who declined to be named, told PTI that under the new payment formula, prepared by the financial experts of the board, the players who get category A central...
  • BJP demands court-monitored probe into Rolls Royce contract March 3, 2014

    BJP on Monday demanded a court- monitored probe into alleged bribery in the purchase of Rolls -Royce aircraft engine and targeted the government once again on the issue of corruption in this context. The party was not satisfied with the CBI probe ordered by the Defence Minister alleging the government is...
  • Sons hire contract killer for murdering 70-year-old father March 3, 2014

    A 70-year-old man was murdered by contract killers allegedly hired for Rs nine lakh by his two sons who suspected him of having an extra-marital affair. The victim, Om Prakash, was beaten to death on February 18. His sons Rajesh and Neeraj were arrested last night in Indirapuram area in Ghaziabad. The...
  • Tata Steel bags 2-year French rail contract January 8, 2014

    Indian giant Tata Steel won a two-year contract to supply over 2,00,000 tonnes of highly wear-resistant rail tracks to a French rail operator. Tata Steel's Europe unit will supply the majority of SNCF's rail requirements from its plant at Hayange in northern France. "We made a significant investment in Hayange to...
  • Luis Suarez signs new long-term contract with Liverpool December 20, 2013

    London: Striker Luis Suarez has ensured there will be no January repeat of the transfer wrangling that dogged him in the close season by signing a new long-term contract with Liverpool, the Premier League club said on Friday. Suarez, who has scored 17 goals in a blistering start to the campaign,...
  • Removal of senior players from central contract questioned November 19, 2013

    The BCCI removed Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh from its central contract. ...
  • Zaheer, Sehwag, Harbahajan lose BCCI contract; Tendulkar still there November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Thursday removed veterans Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh from its list of contracted players, while Sachin Tendulkar, who will retire after his ongoing 200th Test, continued to be part of Grade A. Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, skipper MS Dhoni and his Chennai Super Kings' team-mates...
  • Four contract employees climb mobile tower, demand permanent job November 4, 2013

    Four contractual employees of the Uttarakhand electricity department, who have climbed a mobile tower and have been threatening to jump off if their demand for regularisation of their service was not met, on Sunday refused to come down despite efforts by authorities. Kanchan Joshi, Randhir Pundeer, Darshan Bhandari and Kosturba Nand...
  • Delhi's most wanted criminal Neetu Dobadia killed in police shootout October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi's most wanted criminal Neetu Dobadia was killed in a police shootout near Hyatt Hotel late on Thursday. Delhi Police said that Dobadia's henchman Alok and another member of the gang have also been killed in the encounter. No one from the police have been injured in the...
  • Joe Root awarded England central contract for 2013-14 October 22, 2013

    London: Joe Root has earned his first central contract from England as a reward for his impressive maiden season of international cricket. The 22-year-old Root, who plays for his country in all formats, replaced Eoin Morgan in the list of 11 players handed 12-month contracts through to September 30. National selector Geoff...
  • Andres Iniesta to sign new five-year contract with Barcelona October 22, 2013

    Spain: Barcelona say midfielder Andres Iniesta will sign a new five-year contract. Barcelona club vice president Josep Bartomeu tells BTV television "the negotiations are underway and both sides want to sign. Iniesta's new contract will be the maximum allowed of five years." This is the 29-year-old Iniesta's 12th season since debuting with...
  • Januzaj signs new five-year deal with Manchester United October 19, 2013

    Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj has signed a new five-year contract at Old Trafford, the club announced on Saturday. The 18-year-old Januzaj was due to be out of contract next summer, but following his match-winning double against Sunderland, the EPL champions have moved swiftly to secure his long-term future with...
  • Odisha: Man hacked to death by 4 contract killers he had hired to kill his sister September 23, 2013

    A man was allegedly killed in a Odisha town by four hitmen he had hired to kill his sister, police said on Monday. The crime took place at Angul, 160 km from the state capital Bhubaneswar, on Sep 7 but came to light after police arrested three accused on Sunday. Samar Das,...
  • Contract teachers block national highway, demands regularisation of jobs September 15, 2013

    Over 1,000 contractual teachers have blocked the national highway in Kharar in Chandigarh for nearly a day demanding regularisation of their jobs, giving commuters in the region a harrowing time. The teachers have blocked the NH 21 highway since 2:30 PM on Saturday,  causing massive traffic snarls at Chandigarh-Kharar Highway, police...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo extends Real Madrid contract September 15, 2013

    Madrid: Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed a contract extension with Real Madrid, the La Liga club said on Sunday. Real did not provide details but said the 2008 World Player of the Year and club president Florentino Perez would appear at a ceremony at the Bernabeu stadium later on...
  • Players warned about football clubs in Cyprus, Greece and Turkey August 21, 2013

    Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Professional footballers have been warned by the world players' union FIFPro to think twice before signing to play for clubs in Cyprus, Greece or Turkey. Players were advised to be especially wary of clubs who were not playing in European competition, with FIFPro saying many of those teams have...
  • Pablo Zabaleta to stay at Manchester City until 2017 August 19, 2013

    Manchester: Argentina right-back Pablo Zabaleta has signed a new four-year contract that will keep him at English Premier League club Manchester City until 2017. "I have been here for five years and it feels like home. Signing a contract extension with the club makes me feel very happy," said the 28-year-old,...
  • Woman along with 3 contract killers arrested for brother's murder August 18, 2013

    A woman, along with three persons, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly killing her younger brother in Muradnagar area of Ghaziabad district. 45-year-old Manoj Choudhary, a property dealer, was shot dead by three persons in Jalalabad area of the district on August 11. According to police, Choudhary's elder sister Shakuntla had...
  • Luis Suarez reportedly set to stay at Liverpool August 14, 2013

    Liverpool: Luis Suarez has been quoted by Uruguayan newspaper El Observador as saying he will stay at Liverpool, following a report that he may even sign a contract extension at Anfield. According to espnfc.com, quotes attributed to Suarez have emerged in El Observador, with the forward reported to have said ahead...
  • Napoli's Marek Hamsik extends contract until 2018 August 10, 2013

    Naples, Italy: Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says midfielder Marek Hamsik has extended his contract with the Serie A club until 2018. Aurelio De Laurentiis announced the agreement on Twitter, shortly after Napoli's 2-1 victory over Benfica in a friendly, and says "it is a perfect marriage". The Napoli chief also posted...
  • Mumbai: Hearing in Pawanraje Nimbalkar murder case on Monday July 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday will hear the CBI's petition seeking the cancellation of bail granted to NCP leader Padamsinh Patil in the 2006 Pawanraje Nimbalkar murder case. Padamsinh had allegedly hired killers to kill his political rival Nimbalkar. Nimbalkar along with his driver, was shot dead on...
  • Honeymoon murder case: Accused Dewani assured of fair trial in South Africa July 26, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa has assured UK-based Indian-origin businessman Shrien Dewani of a fair trial if he returns to the country to face the law for allegedly masterminding the brutal murder of his wife while on honeymoon in Cape Town in 2010. "We welcome the judgement as it evidently reaffirms our strong...
  • Tamil Nadu: Employees of IOB arrested for stealing money July 3, 2013

    Tiruchirappalli: Two contract employees of the Indian Overseas bank were on Tuesday arrested for allegedly stealing Rs nine lakh, meant to be used for loading in the ATM machine, police said on Tuesday. The two employees, Arif Mohammed Abdullah and Karuppiah, were engaged to repair the machines through an agency...
  • It's perfect time to extend Vettel's contract: Red Bull June 15, 2013

    Red Bull team principal Christian Horner on Saturday claimed that the deal to extend the contract of their No 1 driver Sebastian Vettel was "perfect timing". Red Bull on Tuesday confirmed the three-time World Champion Vettel had agreed to a one-year extension, end of 2015. Vettel, who is with...