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Everything you need to know about Saidabad Colony: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Los Angeles, May 17 (IANS) Candice Glover has been declared the winner of the 12th season of American singing reality show "American Idol", becoming the first female to win the competition since 2007.
Moscow, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Wednesday lodged an official protest with the US ambassador over an embassy official who Moscow says is an undercover CIA officer.
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Pakistani actress Veena Mallik, who is currently busy with her Bollywood films, says that she plans to join politics and fulfil her father's dream.
Washington, May 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US officials were tight-lipped over the arrest of US diplomat Ryan Fogle in Moscow who has been accused of trying to recruit an agent for the CIA.
Sydney, May 15 (ANI): Australian spinner Xavier Doherty has admitted that he had not been up to Test standard during his few attempts at the format, although he is hoping that he will be given another chance to prove that he could make the grade.
London, May 14 (ANI): Hugh Jackman is set to make a guest appearance in the comedy show 'The Kumars at No. 42'.
Sydney, May 14 (ANI): Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin has said that he felt that the wisdom of advancing years will be a credential of him, instead of a curse, ahead of the back-to-back Ashes series.
Catalunya (Spain), May 12 (IANS) Force India driver Paul di Resta continued with his impressive season as he came home in seventh position to bag six points at the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix held here at the Circuit de Catalunya Sunday.
Zhuhai (China), May 12 (IANS) India's Raj Bharath rounded off his maiden Formula Masters weekend with a fourth place finish in the third race here Sunday.
Paris, May 12 (IANS) China's all-conquering table tennis team has been expected to make another clean sweep of titles at the upcoming World Championships, but their head coach said that his top priority is to bring "joy" to French fans.
Baghdad, May 11 (IANS) At least three people were killed and over 100 others wounded Saturday when a militant drove an explosives-laden tanker truck into the house of an intelligence officer in Iraq, a media report said.
Montmelo (Spain), May 11 (IANS) Force India's Paul di Resta qualified 10th for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya here.
Damascus, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria's foreign ministry Thursday welcomed rapprochement between the US and Russia over resolving the crisis in the war-torn country, state news agency SANA reported.
Brussels, May 9 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has expressed satisfaction with the US and Russia's joint call for an international conference on Syria to end the escalating crisis in that country.
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) China's foreign trade volume grew by 15.7 percent year-on-year in April, faster than the 12.1 percent increase in March, according to customs data released Wednesday.
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) China's exports increased 14.7 percent year on year in April, while import surges 16.8 percent, the General Administration of Customs said Wednesday, reported Xinhua.
New York, May 6 (IANS) Actresses Olivia Wilde and Emma Stone participated in the 16th Annual EIF Revlon RunWalk for Women to raise money for charity.
Moscow, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will soon put into service a new mine-sweeping system in the Persian Gulf, navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Saturday.
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian government has granted state-controlled gas giant Gazprom the right to explore four gas fields in the northern Barents Sea.
Moscow, May 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State John Kerry will pay a working visit to Moscow from May 7-8, the Russian foreign ministry said Tuesday.
Beijing, Apr. 30 (Xinhua-ANI): Bangladesh for the first time is going to get a woman speaker for its parliament as the ruling Awami League Parliamentary Party has unanimously nominated State Minister of Women and Child Affairs Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury for the post of speaker of parliament Monday evening.
Srinagar, April 29 (ANI): Leech therapy is providing much needed relief to the patients suffering from various ailments here.
Ashgabat, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov earned more than $11 million as he won the first round of a horse racing competition, a media report said.
Sydney, Apr 28 (ANI): Former Australian vice-captain Shane Watson said that being a father helped him move on from the fractured relationships in the team, the infamous 'homework-gate' incident and a public denouncement that he was not always a team man.
Sydney, Apr. 26 (ANI): Google has been getting requests by governments of various countries to censor its content.
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 14 others injured in a bomb blast that hit a political gathering in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, a media report said.
Sydney, Apr 25 (ANI): Former Australian captains Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh have said that they believed that former vice-captain Shane Watson is the key to wresting back the Ashes urn from England this winter despite his flop show in India.
Sydney, Apr 25 (ANI): Experienced Australian cricketer Chris Rogers has said that he will not waste his second chance at playing a Test match after his selection in the Ashes squad as he fears that he will never get another chance to play for Australia.
London, April 25 (IANS) Rochelle Humes, member of girls band The Saturdays, is sad that her husband Marvin Humes' music group JLS is splitting up. She feels their break-up is the "end of an era".
Washington, Apr.24 (ANI): For most Americans, former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton remains the most popular political choice, according to a recent poll.
New Asus 7-inch FonePad is going to be launched by the company in India this Wednesday. The device runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and also allows phone calls for the users.
Panaji, April 24 (IANS) If you are planning to fly down to Goa for a holiday this weekend, just re-check your flight plan as the state's only landing strip at Dabolim will be undergoing pre-monsoon maintenance work for three days, an official said Wednesday.
London, Apr 24 (ANI): Israel's top intelligence analyst has accused the Syrian regime of using lethal chemical weapons.
Ghaziabad, April 23 (IANS) Counterfeit currency with a face value of Rs.7 lakh was seized here and nine people, including two women, were arrested in two separate incidents, police said Tuesday.
Brussels, April 23 (Xinhua-ANI): NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Tuesday that the military alliance must remain vigilant on the possible spillover of Syria conflicts.
London, April 23 (ANI): Some satellite orbits will become extremely hazardous over the next 200 years if space debris is not actively tackled, a new study has warned.
Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) Hollywood actress Viola Davis is reportedly in talks to star alongside Chris Hemsworth in Michael Mann's forthcoming untitled cyber crime thriller.
Washington, April 21 (ANI): 'Teen mom' star Farrah Abraham's mother has apparently kicked her out from her house after learning that her daughter was involved in a recent sex-tape scandal.
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iranian army will conduct a military exercise in near future in the Esfahan province, said Ground Forces (GF) commander Brigadier General Ahmad-Reza Pourdastan Saturday.
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Stunning Australian cricket and his fans, vice-captain Shane Watson has announced that he has stepped down from his post across all the formats.
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Chinese government has ordered suspension of wild bird sales in a bid to prevent spread of the H7N9 bird flu.
Sydney, Apr 18 (ANI): Former England captain Andrew Strauss has warned England that Australia will defy their critics by putting up a strong battling front in the upcoming back-to-back Ashes series.
Lagos, April 17 (IANS) The Nigerian Table Tennis Federation (NTTF) has called on all levels of the government to endeavour to sponsor other sporting activities, besides football.
World Hemophilia Day is observed across the world on April 17 every year by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) with an objective to create awareness for hemophilia and other bleeding related disorders. Started in 1989 by WFH, the day also marks the birthday of WFH founder Frank Schnabel.
Boston, April 17 (IANS) The third victim in Boston Marathon blasts has been identified as a Chinese national, according to officials from the Chinese consulate.
London, Apr 17 (ANI): Force India lead pair Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil is set to have talks to clear the tense air between each other after they collided with each other on the first lap of the Chinese Grand Prix.
London, Apr.16 (ANI): England cricketer Kevin Pietersen is on the brink of being ruled out of England Tests against New Zealand because of his knee injury.
Washington, April 16 (Xinhua-ANI): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned the bombing at the Boston Marathon, calling it "senseless violence."
Shanghai, April 15 (IANS) Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta will be reprimanded by Force India for their opening lap collision at the Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix here.
Shanghai, April 14 (IANS) Formula 1 defending champions Red Bull lead the constructors' standings after the Chinese Grand Prix took place here at the Shanghai International Circuit Sunday.
Moscow, April 14 (IANS) Russia will vote against a new draft UN resolution on Syria, the Russian foreign ministry has said.
Shanghai, April 13 (IANS) The two Force India cars will start 11th and 13th at Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix after failing to qualify for Q3 here at the Shanghai International Circuit Saturday.
Yangon, April 11 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted northern Myanmar Thursday morning, reports Xinhua.
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): A Syrian jihadist group has pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri leader, but also stressed it can achieve a Syrian Islamic state only by working with other rebels, including secularists.
Ankara, April 10 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the upcoming Friends of Syria meeting in Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) A top Chinese biology lab Wednesday ascribed the H7N9 avian influenza to genetic reassortment of wild birds from east Asia and chickens from east China.
London, Apr. 10 (ANI): Al-Qaida in Iraq has confirmed its links to a jihadist group fighting in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra.
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) China's foreign trade growth continued to pick up in the first quarter, as the country's supportive policies initiated last year began to take effect amid the improving economy.
London, Apr 10 (ANI): US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that his latest talks with the Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, were 'very constructive'.
Shillong, April 9 (IANS) Admitting that Meghalaya faces a growing unemployment problem, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday said the jobless youths in the state were many more than those recorded in the employment exchange register.
Sydney, Apr. 9 (ANI): Virgin America has been named the best airline and United Airlines the worst in a survey of airline performance in the US.
Mumbai, Apr 4 (ANI): Ace astronaut Sunita Williams on Thursday praised the advancements made in space research and technology and urged India to keep up with the pace.
Sydney, Apr 4 (ANI): The Australian media has said the list of the contracted players issued by the national selection panel for the 2013-14 season is proof that Australia has little chance of winning at the Ashes.
London, Apr 3 (ANI): England captain Alastair Cook has warned his team that they cannot afford to 'fall asleep' and lose their focus ahead of the back-to-back Ashes series, following their near loss to New Zealand.
Sydney, Apr 3 (ANI): Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has received a one million-dollar contract by Cricket Australia (CA), which has been revealed after CA unveiled its 2013-14 contract list, including the dual Ashes series.
Vienna, April 2 (IANS) Vienna state opera musical director Franz Weiser-Moest collapsed while conducting a Wagner opera in the Vienna State Opera, according to an official statement.
Nogaro (France), March 31 (IANS) India's Sailesh Bolisetti, driving a 400 bhp, V8-powered Chevrolet Camaro SS, qualified 18th for the season-opener of the 2013 Euro Racecar season at the Circuit Paul Armagnac, here Saturday with bad weather influencing the performance.
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Canola oil and high-oleic canola oils can lower abdominal fat when used in place of other selected oil blends, a new study suggest.
London, Mar 28 (ANI): Former captain Steve Waugh has said Australia would certainly put up a good fight during this year's Ashes series in England, rejecting suggestions that on current form the tourists would be routed by the hosts.
London, Mar. 28 (ANI): Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban attack in Pakistan last year, plans to tell her story and the "story of 61 million children who can't get education", in a memoir.
London, Mar 28 (ANI): Legendary Sir Ian Botham has rubbed more salt on Australia's current cricketing wounds, claiming the young New Zealand side would provide much sterner challenge to England in their return Test series than the bleak Oz team in Ashes this year.
Madrid, March 28 (IANS/EFE) Spain posted a budget deficit of 6.98 percent of the gross domestic product last year and not the 6.74 percent initially reported by the government, based on new Eurostat accounting standards for tax refunds, Secretary of State for the Budget Marta Fernandez Curras said.
Melbourne, Mar 26 (ANI): In a sign of Shane Watson's uncertain standing with the national selectors, panel chairman John Inverarity has declined to guarantee Watson's role as captain Michael Clarke's deputy or even his batting spot for the upcoming Ashes series.
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who paid an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, has said that he and Hamid Karzai were 'on the same page' when it comes to peace talks with the Taliban.
Moscow, March 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian lawmakers have been urged to smarten up their act and avoid wearing jeans and T-shirts while working in parliament.
Sydney, Mar 25 (ANI): Australian all rounder Shane Watson has admitted his spot in the Test team isn't guaranteed now following shambolic performances during recently concluded Test series against India, and the vice captain now wants to resume his bowling duties in order to safeguard his position in the team ahead of the all important Ashes this year.
Mumbai, March 25 (ANI): PVR Pictures Ltd is all set to release Stephenie Meyer's new film franchise 'The Host' in India on 12th April 2013.
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Bollywood star Ajay Devgn, who has joined hands with WWF-India to pledge his support to the Earth Hour 2013, has urged everyone to use energy wisely and save as much as possible.
Jerez (Spain), March 22 (IANS) Mahindra Racing completed its programme of pre-season testing in glorious sunshine here Thursday with their riders, Portugal's Miguel Oliveira and Spaniard Efren Vazquez finishing sixth and 16th, respectively, on the time charts in the Moto3 class.
Melbourne, March 20 (IANS) Australia's retired Test batsman Mike Hussey said he won't consider coming out of retirement for this year's Ashes cricket series in England.
London, Mar 19 (ANI): England captain Alastair Cook has claimed his team would look to finish off their brilliant winter season with a series win over New Zealand ahead of their final Test in Auckland, starting on Friday, after the first two matches ended in draw.
Brussels, March 19 (IANS) NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said it is "absolutely ridiculous" for Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to accuse the US of colluding with the Taliban.
Sydney, Mar 16 (ANI): Australian opener Ed Cowan, who scored a hard fought 86 on day two of the third Test match against India in Mohali to provide the tourists a good start, has claimed he keeps an eye on clock more than scoreboard while batting.
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Islamabad, Mar. 14 (ANI): Pakistani lawmaker Raza Rabbani has said that former Pakistan president and ex-army chief, General (retired) Pervez Musharraf, should be apprehended immediately and prosecuted under charges of treason upon his planned arrival in the country.
Sydney, Mar 13 (ANI): Shane Watson's knee-jerk reaction to his sacking for the third Test against India in Mohali by the Australian selectors speaks volumes about the all rounder's self-indulgent behavior and his lack of team spirit, according to sports journalist Malcolm Conn.
Sydney, Mar 13 (ANI): Australian vice-captain Shane Watson's sacking along with three other teammates for the third Test match against India in Mohali over a serious disciplinary has brought out his rift with captain Michael Clarke in the public domain, according to sports journalist, Ben Dorries.
London, Mar 12 (ANI): England coach Andy Flower is convinced Stuart Broad is back to his best after a poor winter following an injury setback during India Test series.
Panaji, March 12 (IANS) There was no sign in the room saying "Welcome to the nude club". So, when I walked in the buff, as instructed, into a well-heeled drawing room with eight men and women equally naked, I shouldn't have been surprised as the heated glares simmered through the carnival masks and face masks which they wore.
Moscow, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Almost 300,000 self-employed Russians have quit business in Russia in the past three months due to social tax hikes, an Economics Ministry official said Monday.
Sydney, Mar 11 (ANI): All eyes would be set on Australian vice captain Shane Watson during the third Test match against India in Mohali, as the veteran all rounder has failed to perform in the first two Test matches.
Sydney, Mar 10 (ANI): The Australian media has defended the Australian national cricket team's selectors' chairman John Inverarity and said that instead of blaming him for the fiasco in India, the public should look into the faults of the non-quality batsmen and lacklustre bowling attack of the Oz team.
Melbourne, Mar 10 (ANI): Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne has named on Twitter 12 players for the July Ashes tour, which features three all-rounders, excluding Shane Watson, a wicketkeeper at No.5 batting slot and a bowler whose only international experience is one Twenty20 this summer.
Sydney, Mar 9 (ANI): Michael Clarke is fighting a lone battle to rescue Australian cricket, which is in transitional period, from its current doldrums, and the captain is carrying hopes of the entire nation on his shoulder, according to sports journalist, Peter Lalor.
Rome, March 8 (IANS) World food prices remained mostly unchanged in February compared to January, though a rise in rice prices was offset by drops in prices of other key cereals, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in its monthly report.
Islamabad, Mar. 8 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has apprised President Asif Ali Zardari about the military's concerns over the rapidly deteriorating law and order in the country, and called for urgent steps to deal with the situation.
Johannesburg, Mar 8 (ANI): England legends Sir Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan have unequivocally slammed team's embarrassing performance against New Zealand in the first Test match in Dunedin.
La Paz, March 8 (IANS/EFE) State-owned oil company YPFB and private firms operating in Bolivia plan to drill a record 14 wells this year as part of oil and gas exploration projects, officials said.
Melbourne, Mar. 7 (ANI): The use of proxy marriages over Skype is increasing, with potential immigrants using the video calls to avoid the expense of matchmaking trips.
St. Petersburg, March 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The adoption of at least 33 children from orphanages in Russia's St. Petersburg city are still in limbo two months after American families were barred from adopting Russian children, a top official said.