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Explosion hits UN building in Nigeria's capital

Abuja: The building houses about 400 employees of the UN in Nigeria, including the majority of its offices.A large explosion struck the United Nations' main office in Nigeria's capital on Friday, flattening one wing of the building. A UN official in Geneva called it a bomb attack.

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Gujarat Lokayukta appointed bypassing Modi govt

Gandhinagar: In an unprecedented move, the Gujarat Governor has appointed Retd Justice RA Mehta as Lokayukta of the state, bypassing the Narendra Modi-led BJP government which had kept the post vacant for the last seven years.

BJP backs Jan Lokpal Bill with amendments

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has backed the Jan Lokpal Bill but with certain amendments. The party has given notices in both houses of Parliament under rules which entail voting and wants the inclusion of the three conditions laid down by Anna Hazare to break his fast.

Button suspects Vettel could crack

Spa-Francorchamps: Fighting talk from Red Bull's Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel is music to Jenson Button's ears. The McLaren driver, winner in Hungary before the summer break in his 200th race, suspects the runaway championship leader could be feeling the pressure after being beaten in the last three Grands Prix.

Anna Hazare apologises to the Prime Minister

Anna Hazare on Friday wrote an apology letter to the Prime Minister saying we don't intend to hurt anyone.

Chitrangada Singh out of 'Krissh 3'

Mumbai: Why was Chitrangada Singh suddenly replaced by Jacqueline Fernandez in the mutant's role in "Krissh 3"? Though both the parties ascribe a problem of dates, there is more to this parting of ways than meets the eye. "I can only say there were date issues…I tried to sort it out. Couldn't manage," Chitrangada maintained when contacted.


Anna Hazare's letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

New Delhi Amid hectic efforts to break the deadlock on Lokpal issue, Anna Hazare shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Anna Hazare says he would break his fast if Parliament agrees to his three key demands but will continue his protest till the legislation is passed.

Several parties support Jan Lokpal Bll: Teaim Anna

New Delhi: Amid the continuing standoff with the government, Anna Hazare's team today claimed "full support" of several political parties including BJP to the Jan Lokpal Bill when it is brought before Parliament. Hazare's close associate Arvind Kejriwal claimed that BJP, Left parties, JD(U), Shiv Sena and Telegu Desam have extended "full support" to the Jan Lokpal Bill.

India hockey captain plays down controversies

New Delhi: Indian hockey has been dogged by a spate of controversies in recent past, including the pull-out of two senior players from the national camp, but captain Rajpal Singh feels that won't affect the team's performance in the upcoming inaugural Asian Champions Trophy.

Stallone and Schwarzenegger in film stand off s

July 23rd, 2010

London: Hollywood's screen rivals - Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger are likely to clash over the title of the next Rambo movie. The script for the latest installment in the action series is complete and has been named as 'Rambo: The Last Stand'.

PM holds consultations with Mukherjee, Deshmukh


New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday held consultations with Union ministers Pranab Mukherjee and Vilasrao Deshmukh, who are negotiating with activist Anna Hazare and his associates.

Muammar Gaddafi's underground city under Tripoli


London: Fallen Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi had virtually built an underground city under the capital Tripoli, with a vast maze of well hidden reinforced tunnels fanning out for miles in different directions.