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Pakistan Taliban leader threatens US in video message

Pakistan Taliban leader threatens US in video message

Washington, May 3 (DPA) Pakistan Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, in a first video message after his alleged death in a US strike, threatened strikes against the US, a terrorism internet watchdog said Monday.

Mehsud, in the nine-minute video released Sunday by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, said the 'time was very near' when

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Sensex down 0.71 percent in morning trade

Sensex down 0.71 percent in morning trade

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities Monday was ruling 0.71 percent lower than its previous close, a couple of hours into trade after having started off on a weak note.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,536.86 points, was

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Obama promises ‘relentless’ response to oil spill

Obama promises ‘relentless’ response to oil spill

Louisiana/Washington, May 3 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Sunday warned of a 'massive and potentially unprecedented environmental disaster', as the widening oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico edged to 14 km off the coast of Louisiana.

But Obama said his administration would continue to mount a 'relentless response' to the

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New York car bomb attempt serious situation: White House

New York car bomb attempt serious situation: White House

Washington, May 3 (IANS) The bombing attempt in New York's Times Square was an 'extremely serious situation' and the US authorities are investigating all possibilities, the White House said Sunday.

Robert Gibbs, press secretary for the White House, refused to characterise who might be involved or what those motives might be

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‘Allegation against Musharraf of Benazir’s murder ridiculous’

‘Allegation against Musharraf of Benazir’s murder ridiculous’

Islamabad/Karachi, May 2 (IANS) Ruling out any involvement of Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto, his spokesperson has said the allegation was 'ridiculous'.

Rashid Qureshi, spokesperson of former president Pervez Musharraf, has termed as ridiculousthe allegations of the assassination of Bhutto against Musharraf,

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Canadian parliament condemns Sikh extremism

Canadian parliament condemns Sikh extremism

Toronto, April 29 (IANS) In yet another warning to pro-Khalistan elements, the Canadian parliament Wednesday passed a resolution condemning threats by radicals to top Indo-Canadian leader and former health minister Ujjal Dosanjh.

A moderate Sikh who became premier of Canada's British Columbia province in 2000,Dosanjh has been a staunch opponent of

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Sensex up 0.45 percent in early trade

Sensex up 0.45 percent in early trade

Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities Thursday was ruling 0.45 percent higher than its previous close during opening trade.

The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 17,382.09 points, was ruling at 17,459.12 points, 79.04 points or 0.45 percent higher than

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Maoists kill forest guard in Orissa

Maoists kill forest guard in Orissa

Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas killed a forest guard in Orissa's Nuapada district, police said Thursday.

'About 30-4O Maoists had come (Wednesday night). They attacked the check gate inside the Bharuamunda forest area and killed forest guard Sangram Swain,' police said, adding they blew up the check gate.

Nuapada is 580

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Manmohan Singh-Gilani meeting good for region: US

Manmohan Singh-Gilani meeting good for region: US

Washington, April 29 (IANS) The United States has expressed support for the meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani in Thimphu on the sidelines of SAARC summit, saying that' s 'good for the region'.

'We always think that when leaders of countries, particularly countries with

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Bollywood seemed funny, yet fascinating: Barbara Mori

Bollywood seemed funny, yet fascinating: Barbara Mori

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Mexican beauty Barbara Mori, who makes her Bollywood debut with 'Kites', says she finds the melodrama and song-dance sequences of Hindi films 'funny yet fascinating'. She is also amazed at the brouhaha kissing scenes generate in India.

'I knew nothing about Bollywood when 'Kites' came to me.

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