Hamburg, June 5 (DPA) Nigeria and Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi Saturday was ruled out of the World Cup due and will be replaced by Brown Ideye from French side Sochaux.
However, it remained unclear what kind of injury has sidelined the 23-year-old Mikel.
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Bidding goodbye to typewriters, the government announced Saturday that it would test the typing skills for clerks as well as stenos on computers.
“(The) Staff Selection Commission has decided that tests for recruitment to the posts of lower division clerks and stenographers will be conducted on computer only,” said a statement by the ministry of personnel, public grievances and training.
Dharamsala, June 5 (ANI): The ninth edition of the Miss Tibet Beauty Pageant 2010 kicked off with the swimsuit round on Friday (June 4) here.
Puri, June 5 (ANI): With different parts of the country reeling under a heat wave, harried inhabitants are flocking to the beautiful beaches of Puri in Orissa to rejuvinate themselves.
Palakkad, June 5 (ANI): A baby elephant that fell into a well on Friday has finally been rescued after a 20 hour rescue operation undertaken by forest officials and local villagers in Palakkad town of Kerala.
Shimla, June 5 (IANS) Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell sharply Saturday due to widespread rains, with state capital Shimla recording a high of 24.3 degrees Celsius against Friday’s 28.3 degrees Celsius.
“The entire state saw moderate rains Saturday with temperatures plummeting sharply,” Manmohan Singh, director of the meteorological office here, told IANS.
Mugello (Italy), June 5 (DPA) Moto GP world champion Valentino Rossi fractured his shin bone in the final practice session for the Italian Grand Prix Saturday.
“Valentino Rossi has suffered a displaced and exposed fracture of his right tibia after crashing in practice for the Italian Grand Prix in Mugello this morning,” his Yamaha team said in a statement.
London, June 5 (IANS) Britain’s anti-terrorism authority has installed hundreds of surveillance cameras in two Muslim-dominated areas to track people’s movements and check crime.
About 150 automatic numberplate recognition (ANPR) cameras have been installed in Birmingham’s two areas – Washwood Heath and Sparkbrook – to help counterterrorism police tackle anti-social behaviour, vehicles and drug related crimes.
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has awarded a compensation of over Rs.6 lakh to the widow of a man who died in the Tihar Jail here in 2007.
Justice S. Muralidhar Friday granted the compensation to Saroj Rani, widow of Vinod Kumar, who died June 12, 2007.
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Ekta Kapoor is infamous for being a tough boss, but small screen actor Sarwar Ahuja, who plays the title role in her new series “Keshav Pandit” on Zee TV, describes the television czarina as a “warm-hearted” person.
“Honestly, the show was not a cake walk for me. I had to give seven auditions for this role. Ekta is not a difficult task master, she is focused and warm-hearted. The environment is very professional and our interaction has been limited. I’m here to deliver what she expects from her character and I will give my best shot to do so,” Sarwar told IANS.