Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open with shoulder injury

Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open with shoulder injury

New York City:  The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal of the 2006 champion, who has played only one match on tour since her second-round loss at Wimbledon in June.Sharapova originally was seeded third at the U.S. Open. The USTA said 2012 Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanksa would shift from No. 4 to No. 3, and […]

Rupee recovers after hitting record low at 65.56 per dollar

Rupee recovers after hitting record low at 65.56 per dollar

The rupee fell past 65 to the dollar to a record low on Thursday, after Federal Reserve minutes hinted that the U.S. was on course to begin tapering stimulus as early as next month and as foreign investors become sellers of Indian stocks.In an ominous sign for Asia’s worst-performing currency this year, overseas investors who […]

4 Italian marines refuse to come to India for deposition

4 Italian marines refuse to come to India for deposition

New Delhi: Four Italian marines, who were witness to the killing of fishermen off Kerala coast allegedly by two of their colleagues, have refused to come to India for deposing as witness, which will further delay the case. The four marines, who were summoned by the National Investigation Agency, were onboard Italian vessel ‘Enrica Lexie’ […]

Solar scam: LDF to set terms for judicial probe

Solar scam: LDF to set terms for judicial probe

Thiruvananthapuram: The LDF will give its suggestion on Wednesday for inclusion in the terms of reference of the judicial probe ordered by the government into the solar scam. The LDF sub-committee which was constituted to hold discussions on the terms of reference met at the AKG Centre here on Tuesday and decided to give the […]

Egypt crisis: Former VP Baradei to face trial for breaching national trust

Egypt crisis: Former VP Baradei to face trial for breaching national trust

In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has condemned the arrest of its leader Mohammad Badie over allegations of incitement to violence and murder. A Brotherhood spokesman said the arrest was part of a plot against the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak. Mr Badie was detained near the site of a Cairo protest camp cleared by […]

UN Chief hopes Karzai visit to Islamabad will improve Af Pak ties

UN Chief hopes Karzai visit to Islamabad will improve Af Pak ties

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed hope that the Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s upcoming visit to Pakistan will help improve relations between the two countries. A press release issued by the Afghan President’s office in Kabul last night said the UN Secretary General spoke to President Karzai on phone last evening. The Afghan […]

Biggest fake currency dealer got counterfeits from Pak officer: Tunda to Delhi police

Biggest fake currency dealer got counterfeits from Pak officer: Tunda to Delhi police

The arrested Lashkar-e-Toiba operative Abdul Karim Tunda told Delhi Police during interrogation that Iqbal Kana, the biggest dealer of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), used to get the counterfeit currency notes from a Pakistani army officer. Police sources said that Kana was getting the FICN,which were being printed in Islamabad and Peshwar. Tunda told the […]