A vehicle carrying the ashes of longtime Cuban dictator Fidel Castro broke down during a funeral cortège on Saturday and had to be pushed by soldiers through part of the procession. Breakdowns are common in Cuba, where the longtime U.S. trade embargo ... Huffington Post, 4 days ago
Pakistan Premier’s foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz along with foreign ministers of four countries on Saturday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi who told them that it was important to end terrorism and violence for fostering stability in Afghanistan and the region. The foreign ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Afghanistan, and Slovakia, which holds the European Union Presidency this month, along with Pakistan Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Aziz called on Modi ahead of ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
Border Security Force jawan Gurnam Singh, who was injured in Saturday’s attack by Pakistani forces at the international border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, succumbed to his injuries. Singh, 26, who was undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu, died around 11.45 pm, police said. He was injured on Saturday when Pakistani snipers targeted him as he was instrumental in foiling a major infiltration bid along the international border in ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
McLaren's Fernando Alonso is set to start Sunday's Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix from the back of the grid as he tries out an upgraded Honda power unit in practice on Friday. Rules permit a driver to use no more than five complete power units and their constituent components over the course of a season. Running the upgraded power unit will result in Alonso taking on new variants of five of the six components that comprise it, which will cost the Spaniard 30 places on the 22-car Sepang grid.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
After terror attack, Mumbai red alert, a large posse of officials to fly down with PM, reports Archis Mohan. At the coastal town of Kozhikode in north Kerala, where the three-day Bharatiya Janata Party national council meeting starts Friday, the Uri attack could figure prominently in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech. In the terror attack on an army base in Kashmir last Sunday, 18 jawans were killed. Modi had tweeted immediately, condemning it, but has kept mum since.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: Paris Saint Germaine's Edinson Cavani celebrates a goal against Caen during their French Ligue 1 match at the Michel d'Ornano stadium in Caen, France, on Friday. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters Edinson Cavani silenced his critics when he scored four goals in Paris St Germain’s 6-0 victory at Caen in Ligue 1 on Friday. The Uruguay striker, who wasted a handful of chances in the French champions’ 1-1 home draw against Arsenal in the Champions League on Tuesday, found the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
IMAGE: France's Richard Gasquet reacts after winning the singles match against Croatia's Borna Coric during their Davis Cup semi-final tie in Kresimir Cosic Hall, Zadar, Croatia, on Friday. Photograph: Antonio Bronic/Reuters Croatia and France were tied at 1-1 after Friday’s singles in their Davis Cup semi-final clash in Zadar after Richard Gasquet and Marin Cilic both won their matches. Gasquet, who stood in for the injured Gael Monfils, put the visitors ahead with a no-nonsense 6-2, ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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