Mumbai, July 4 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo and former Maharashtra chief minister Sharad Pawar on Saturday said that senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani's proposition regarding the surrender of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim was not viable as a criminal like him could not be left without being arrested. "Ram Jethmalani had given a proposition that's true, but it was conditional. Everybody needs to follow the law but Jethmalani ji did not accept the suggestion," said Pawar. More »Dawood's proposition to Jethmalani want viable: Sharad Pawar
Afghanistan's parliament on Saturday rejected President Ashraf Ghani's nominee for defence ministry, a crucial post that has sat vacant for months as stretched security forces fight to secure territory from a revitalised Taliban. In late May, the president had named Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, a top official in the government body overseeing the country's peace process, to head the up the ministry. "Masoom Stanekzai unfortunately could not get the vote of confidence from the lower house of parliament," the speaker of the lower house, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi, told Saturday's session. More »Afghan parliament rejects Ghani choice for defence post
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a newspaper interview Greeks would decide on Sunday whether to keep the euro or do without it, at least for a while, but that the country remained part of the common currency. "Greece is a member of the euro zone. "Even if it came to a collapse of some individual banks, the risk of contagion is relatively small," Schaeuble told Bild. More »German finance minister says Greeks to decide whether to keep euro
Tea scores on the second day of the third and final Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Stadium on Saturday: More »Cricket: Pakistan v Sri Lanka third Test scoreboard
Pakistan, replying to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 278, were 117-4 at tea on the second day of the third and final Test in Pallekele on Saturday. Azhar Ali was unbeaten on 47 and Sarfraz Ahmed was on 14 when a second spell of heavy rain after lunch forced the umpires to call for an early tea break. Sri Lanka added six runs to their overnight score of 272-8 before they were all out within 20 minutes of the start. More »Cricket: Pakistan 117-4 in reply to Sri Lanka's 278
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has wrapped up shooting for his Hollywood venture "Inferno" in Budapest by finishing his schedule with Hollywood star Felicity Jones. More »It's wrap time for Irrfan Khan for 'Inferno'
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Young actor Tiger Shroff is a big fan of Hrithik Roshan and considers him as the "god of everything". Many compare Tiger's dance moves with Hrithik but the former believes that there is no comparison. Tiger also denied being offered "ABCD 3". More »Hrithik is god of everything: Tiger Shroff
Madrid, July 4 (IANS) Former Atletico Madrid defender Tomas Ujfalusi on Saturday warned his ex-teammate David de Gea, saying the club's fans will not forgive the current Manchester United goalkeeper if he joins cross-city rivals Real. De Gea has this week been seen here, increasing speculation he will leave United for Spanish football giants Real. De Gea joined United from Atletico, where he started his career, for 18.9 million pounds in 2011. More »'Atletico fans won't forgive de Gea if he joins Real'
During these periods, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, says a study. REM is a unique phase of sleep characterised by the random movement of the eyes, low muscle tone throughout the body and the propensity of the sleeper to dream vividly. "REM sleep acts like the chemical developer in old-fashioned photography to make traces of experience more permanent and focused in the brain," said Marcos Frank, professor of medical sciences. More »REM sleep key for young brain development
With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it's not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon. What would that mean for the Greek people and for the European Union's 16-year-old ... More »Would Greek exit help or hurt Europe's currency union?
London, July 4 (IANS) The newest member of the British royal family, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, would make her first public appearance since her birth when she would be christened on Sunday. The two-month-old princess would be christened at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen's Sandringham Estate, Mirror online reorted on Saturday citing details released by the Kensington Palace, the royal residence at Chelsea in London. The princess's late grandmother Princess Diana was also baptised at St. Mary Magdalene Church on August 30, 1961, when she was almost two months old. More »Princess Charlotte's christening on Sunday
New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday called for an open debate regarding the MLAs allowance hike issue, adding that the party needed to get rid of the 'swindlers' first. If the same matter comes to the government, there will be an open discussion on it and it is not only the matter of MLAs, everyone in Delhi is a part of this matter. More »AAP calls for an 'open debate' over salary hike of its MLAs
London, July 4 (ANI): Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has denied that he filed for an asylum request to France. According to the Guardian, Assange's defence team director Baltasar Garzon said that the Wikileaks founder's open letter to French President Francois Hollande had only expressed his willingness "to be hosted in France if and only if an initiative was taken by the competent authorities". More »Assange denies filing for asylum request to France
New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party on Saturday said that there is a need to introspect as why the minor girl who was killed after Hema Malini's Mercedes collided with another car in Rajasthan's Dausa district was not rushed to the hospital along with the BJP MP. Samajwadi Party spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said the girl would have been alive if she had been taken to the hospital at the right time. "Hema Malini was rushed to the hospital and that was the right thing to do and nobody can have any objection to that. More »Hema's accident: Samajwadi Party asks why girl was left behind
Wimbledon, July 4 (IANS) The Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis cruised to the third round of the women's doubles event, handing a 6-0, 6-1 thrashing to Japanese-Italian pair of Kimiko Date-Krumm and Francesca Schiavone at the Wimbldon tennis championships here. The Indo-Swiss duo ruthless from the very beginning and dominated the contest throughout, winning 56 of the 81 points played in the match, double faulting only twice and forcing their opponents into six unforced errors. "We're playing really well, so I was confident going into the match," Hingis said after the match on Friday. More »Sania-Martina cruise to third round at Wimbledon
Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) The action, glitterati and the thrill from the "James Bond" film franchise will soon have get a musical version. Merry Saltzman, the daughter of the film's producer, Harry Saltzman, has reportedly secured the rights to a Bond stage show. The working title for the production is simply "James Bond: The Musical" and it will have an original storyline, producers told American website Playbill.com, and will use "several Bond villains, plus some new ones". More »'James Bond' gets a musical twist
India won their third match in a row in convincing fashion. More »India win third match on the trot; beat Bhutan 119-52 in the SABA qualifiers
Japan's Toshiba Corp may need to mark down past earnings by over 100 billion yen ($814 million), more than double earlier estimates, after an investigation into past accounting practices found more irregularities, a source familiar with the matter said on Saturday. In a statement, Toshiba said it had no information to disclose now, citing the ongoing investigation. The company has said irregularities found so far included not booking appropriate losses and expenses, as well as underestimating material costs. More »Toshiba accounting errors may be over $800 million - source
New York, July 4 (IANS) Watching porn is not an addiction like substance abuse and viewers do not elicit the same neurological responses as other addicts, a study has revealed. Prause and her colleagues examined 122 men and women, 55 of whom reported a "porn problem". "The size of the 'late positive potential' reflects the intensity of an emotional response," added co-author Dean Sabatinelli, associate professor at the University of Georgia. More »Porn viewing not harmful as other addictions: Study