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US confirms Al Qaeda leader’s death in Afghanistan

Kabul: The Pentagon has confirmed that Al Qaeda’s top leader in Afghanistan, Faruq al-Qatani, was killed in a US strike. The airstrike was carried out on October 23 in Kunar province, located 230 km east of Kabul and along the border with Pakistan, the Pentagon announced on Friday. “This successful strike is another example of

Ryan Reynolds confirms his second child is a girl

Los Angeles: Actor Ryan Reynolds has confirmed that his second child with actress and wife Blake Lively is a girl. He appeared on Conan O’Brien’s show and shared the news, reports eonline.com. “Two (kids) under two is tough,” he told the comedian before adding: “Yeah, a lot of estrogen. It’s like an American Girl doll

SC confirms conviction of former Haryana DGP S P S Rathore in Ruchika Girhotra molestation case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction of former Haryana DGP S.P.D. Rathore for molesting a teenage tennis player but let him off with the sentence already served. A bench of Justice V. Gopala Gowda and Justice R.K. Agrawal modified the sentence to 18 months that he has already served. Rathore was initially

HC confirms life term awarded to four in double murder case

Chennai: The Madras High Court has upheldthe life sentence awarded by a lower court to four accused in the alleged caste-related murders of two persons in Tiruvallur district in 2003 while acquitting 23 others. A Division Bench comprising Justices S Nagamuthu and V Bharathidasan on Wednesday confirmed the order of the Tiruvallur District Court Additional

US military confirms 14 new civilian deaths in Iraq, Syria

Washington: The US military has confirmed 14 new deaths resulting from the bombing campaign against the Islamic State group, bringing the total official toll to 55 killed. The announcement from the US Central Command (Centcom) — yesterday which oversees US military operations in the Middle East — followed an internal investigation into six US airstrikes

Uttarakhand CM confirms Chinese incursion in Chamoli district

Chamoli: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Wednesday confirmed an incursion by Chinese troops into Indian territory. News agency ANI quoted Rawat as saying that the infiltration took place in Chamoli district of the state. Rawat, however, said that it was a good thing that the troops did not touch an important canal in the


Saif Ali Khan confirms wife Kareena’s pregnancy

Mumbai: Bollywood star couple Saif AliKhan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are expecting their first child this year end. “My wife and I would like to announce that we are expecting our first child in December. We would like to thank our well wishers for their blessings and support and also the press for their discretion

Vishal confirms ‘Sandakozhi 2’ with Linguswamy

Chennai: Actor Vishal Krishna on Monday confirmed that he will reunite with director Linguswamy for the sequel to his highly successful 2005 Tamil actioner “Sandakozhi”. “Linguswamy, Yuvan Shankar raja, Madhie. Luv dis combo. S2 gonna be a gud one,” Vishal wrote on his Twitter page. The project was supposed to happen much earlier. However, due


Obama confirms death of Taliban chief Mullah Mansour

Kabul: US President Barack Obama on Monday confirmed the death of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour, saying his death marks an “important milestone” in the long standing effort to bring peace in Afghanistan. In a statement issued by the Whitehouse, Obama, who is in Vietnam, said: “Mansour’s death removes the leader of an organisation that

Russell Crowe confirms Dr Jekyll role in ‘The Mummy’ remake

Los Angeles: Actor Russell Crowe has confirmed that he is joining “The Mummy” remake and will take on the role of Dr Henry Jekyll. The 52-year-old Australian actor will be co-starring with Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella in the reboot, reported Collider. “Yeah, I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna play Dr Henry Jekyll, Fellow of

Ludhiana-born, BCS old boy Sanjeev Gupta completes acquisition of Tata Steel Scotland; confirms bid for UK businesses

London: Indian-origin businessman Sanjeev Gupta’s Liberty House group has confirmed that it will be submitting its bid for Tata Steel’s loss-making UK businesses by tomorrow, according to a media report. The commodities trading firm, which emerged as an early front-runner for Wales-based Port Talbot steelworks, had said last week that its team was evaluating the