Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) China has organised a 10-day air war competition in which over a hundred ace fighter pilots were pitted against each other at speeds of 1,800 km per hour and had to take the right decision in barely 10 seconds.
Panaji, Dec 13 (IANS) Sunburn, one of India's biggest electronic dance music (EDM) festivals, starts in Goa later this month but already appears to have inspired the state's leaders into doing a political twist. While the opposition Congress party accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- led coalition government of going out of its way to support the beach festival, the state tourism minister said that a final decision on this was yet to be taken. "Sunburn festival is held during Christmas-New Year period in Candolim
Beijing, Dec 13 (IANS) China was "forced into a counterattack" in the 1962 war with India, said a state-run Chinese daily, blaming New Delhi for initiating "a forward policy of sending troops and border patrols into disputed areas".
Madrid, Dec 13 (IANS) Lionel Messi was again the star of the show as FC Barcelona all but assured their place in the last 16 of the Spanish Copa del Rey knockout competition. The Argentinean's two goals Wednesday night were his 87th and 88th goal of the year and end any doubt whether or not he is the player who has scored most goals in a 12-month period as well as assuring a 2-0 win away to second division side Cordoba in the first leg of their cup tie, reports Xinhua. Barcelona are almost assured of progressing to the next phase given that the next leg will be played in their Camp Nou Stadium in the new year.
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) In a setback to Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the Supreme Court Thursday declined to recall its earlier order of directing a CBI probe into the allegation of their possessing assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.
Sao Paulo, Dec 13 (IANS) Brazil's Sao Paulo won the Copa Sudamericana final in farcical circumstances when Argentine outfit Tigre refused to return to the pitch following a half-time brawl.
Kaliningrad, Dec 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Design work for the 45,000-seater 2018 football World Cup stadium here is to cost 849.8 million rubles ($27.8 million). Kaliningrad, near the border with Poland, is the western-most of the 11 host cities for the tournament and has also been tipped to hold games if Russia's bid for the 2023 rugby World Cup is a success. The winning bidder in a tender to design the stadium is Siberian firm Mostovik, which offered to do the job at 17.5 percent under the price demanded by the government and in 525 days, below the government limit of 700 days
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, set to wed Siddharth Roy Kapur, opted for a private mehndi ceremony at her Khar residence here Wednesday night.
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) An actor, producer and now also a director - Arbaaz Khan has enjoyed all three roles over the years, but going behind the camera for "Dabangg 2" is what he says he has loved the most. "I have done more than 40 films as an actor I have worked for 16 years as an actor, then I turned producer now I am a director but if you ask me which is the profession that I have enjoyed the most, I would say it is direction," said Arbaaz here.
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Both houses of parliament Thursday paid tribute to the nine people killed when terrorists attacked parliament this day 11 years ago. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members observed a minute silence in remembrance of the nine killed on Dec 13, 2001 when five armed LeT and Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists attacked the parliament. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar read out a message offering tribute and condolences to the family members of the martyrs of the attack