YOSHITA SINGH New York
ARUN KUMAR Washington
Islamabad: With a showdown between the government and the judiciary looming, top leaders of Pakistans ruling party have held meetings to prepare a strategy for the standoff and to decide whether the Premier should appear in court on Monday to face a contempt charge. The apex courts order asking Ashraf to appear before a five- judge bench was discussed at a meeting of the Pakitan Peoples Partys top leadership chaired by Prime
Mumba : Less than a week after declaring that the process of allocation of coal blocks through auction route would begin soon, Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has done a volte- face.
New Delh : Companies will not be able to access the capital market for at least one year if their IPO documents are rejected by market regulator Sebi, while managers of such public issues would also face penal action.
Mumba : Extending their rally, gold prices hardened to hit yet another new peak at the domestic bullion market on consistent off- take by stockists and investors triggered by overnight strong global sentiment.
Hyderabad : Off- spinner Ravichandran Ashwin produced careerbest figures of six for 31 as India enforced the followon against New Zealand in the first cricket Test but their push for an early 1- 0 lead was hampered by inclement weather here on Saturday.
Hyderabad : Young left- arm spinner Pragyan Ojha on Saturday said he and Ravichandran Ashwin have it in them to take forward the legacy of great Indian spinners of the past as they are bowling well in tandem. Ashwin ( 6- 31) and Ojha ( 3- 44) shared nine wickets between as India bundled out the visitors for 159 after scoring 438 in their first innings in the first Test here.
Townsville/ Australia : India will face their sternest test in the pursuit of a third ICC Under- 19 World Cup Trophy when they take on formidable defending champions Australia in what promises to be an exciting summit clash of the event here on Sunday.
New Delhi: Skipper Sunil Chhetri led by example scoring twice, while Syed Rahim Nabi found the target once, as India posted a convincing 3- 0 win over Maldives for their second victory in the Nehru Cup football tournament, here on Saturday.
Hyderabad: Indian spinners R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha took full advantage of a spinning track to rip through New Zealands top order and put India in the drivers seat after the second day of their opening Test here on Friday.
Washington : Former US astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82, U. S. media reported on Saturday. Armstrong underwent a heart- bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on August 5, to relieve blocked coronary arteries.
Stage is set for the important MPCA elections to be held on Sunday. It will witness incumbent president and Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia taking on the might of state Industry minister Kailash Vijayvergiya in the polls. Elections to the cricketing body are talk of the town and campaigning hit the feverish pitch.
New York: In a massive victory in its patent case against Samsung, technology giant Apple has won more than USD 1 billion after a jury in California found that the South Korean firm violated a series of Apples patents related to the software and design of mobile devices.
Mumbai : Distinguished character actor A K Hangal, who was best known for his roles in films like ‘Namak Haram’, ‘Sholay’and ‘Shaukeen’, passed away at a hospital here this morning following a brief illness.
BHOPAL : The ban on tourism in core areas of Tiger Reserves by the Supreme Court has made it impossible for the common man to visit these areas but the ban has had no impact on the tourist agents operating at tourist spots in Pachmarhi, that fall within the core area of the Satpura Tiger reserve.
CHAITANYA MARPAKWAR Mumbai