In those games, though Pakistan didnat have the services of ace defender Zesh Rehman who is hoping that he a along with Pakistanas four other foreign players Hassan Bashir, Adnan Ahmed, Yousuf Butt and Yaqoob Butt a galvanizes a team which has looked lacklustre at times. aMy aim is to win the Championship,a former Fulham centre-back Zesh said in a recent interview. aThis would be the pinnacle of my international career.a Pakistan will be led by Zeshas defensive partner Samar Ishaq, a rock at the back for Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) in the PPFL. aI want to do well for the country,a Samar said at the end of last seasonas PPFL where he guided KRL to the title. aIf we do well at international level, we can hope for a better future.a Indian captain Sunil Chettri, meanwhile, is just three goals away from being Indiaas all-time leading scorer. But that isnat on his mind when his team take on Pakistan. aGoals are just numbers,a he told the All-India Football Federation (AIFF) website in an interview ahead of the SAFF event.
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Outrage in India after New Delhi rapist gets meager 3 year sentence
prepares to pare stimulus. The currency slumped to a record this week as a surge in oil prices amid political tension over Syria threatened to widen the current-account deficit and push Asia s No. 3 economy http://hiltonlgik.tblog.com/post/1970835000 toward its biggest crisis in more than two decades. Global funds increased sales of local assets this week as UBS AG, BNP Paribas SA and Standard Chartered Plc cut growth forecasts for India. The rupee pared losses after the central bank said on Aug. 28 it will supply dollars directly to local oil importers. Markets are increasingly concerned about a negative feedback loop between the rupee and Indias fundamentals, analysts at Standard Chartered, including Mumbai-based Samiran Chakraborty, wrote in a research report yesterday.
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Pentagon analyzes potential China-India tensions
The Defence Secretary is leading a high-level tri-services team comprising three-star rank officers from the three services, and the status of ongoing projects such as Gorshkov, which is now rechristened as INS Vikramaditya and FGFA are expected hyperlink to come up for discussion, Defence Ministry sources said in New Delhi. In the delegation-level talks scheduled to be held on Monday, the two sides are also expected to discuss the futuristic joint development projects for the armed forces, they said. India, Russia to review crucial military projects in Moscow The meeting is also expected to discuss the ammunition requirements of the artillery and the tank fleet of the Army and the upgrade of the T-90 tanks. However, it is not clear whether the Indian side will raise the issue of mishap on its Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhurakshak, which had come back from Russia a few months ago after an extensive refurbishment in a shipyard there and is believed to under warranty till January 2014. India is planning to involve the Russian side into the investigations in the mishap after the completion of the Board of Inquiry into the matter. It is learnt that the two sides are also planning to discuss the upgrade of one more Kilo Class submarine INS Sindhushastra, the last of the 10 submarines procured by India from Russia.
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India to save USD 8.5 bn in oil imports from Iran: Moily tells PM
TRAVESTY: December 16 teen rapist gets away with murder, a headline in the tabloid Mail Today read, summing up the mood. The convicted teen will spend about 28 months in a juvenile detention centre, having already spent about eight months in custody awaiting the verdict. He can watch TV, play games while doing time, the Hindustan Times reported, while pointing out that police sources had earlier described the teenager as the most brutal of the six attackers. The Times of India said the gang-rape victim had been denied justice by the juvenile court. Subramanian Swamy, a politician from the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, told AFP the teenager should have been executed and he intended to file an appeal against Saturdays court order. Swamy has already lodged a petition in the Supreme Court challenging Indias juvenile law for not taking the gravity of a crime into account during sentencing. Its ridiculous to think you can reform a person who has committed a heinous crime, who has raped and murdered a young woman in such a brutal fashion, he added.
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India, Russia to review crucial military projects in Moscow
(Photo: Andy Wong, AP) SHARECONNECT source 64 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE The Pentagon's Office of Net Assessment is continuing its focus on China as one of the nation's primary future trouble spots, and it has commissioned two studies of Chinese relations and intentions, military contract records show. ONA is a Pentagon think-tank chartered with the task of studying potential trouble spots and shaping the military response to them. It has long predicted problems with China over the nation's http://wilbertbdzo.crowdvine.com/posts/38941031 growing military and demand for natural resources to fuel its manufacturing economy. A Washington Post report in August 2012 quoted a foreign policy strategist calling ONA the "Office of Threat Inflation" for its fixation on China and promotion of a military strategy called Air-Sea Battle. STORY: U.S. model for a future war fans tensions with China and inside Pentagon In recent weeks, the office has commissioned studies on "Mining the Gaps in Chinese Strategic Discourse" for $199,800 from a Georgia company called Joint Management Services, which is run by Georgia Tech professor Michael Salomone, and a $220,000 contract to the Hudson Institute, a conservative Washington think-tank, for a study on issues in the strategic contest between China and India.
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India doubles margins on gold futures trading to curb volatility
The plans outlined by Moily are part of government's efforts to prop up the rupee, which has slipped 23 percent against the US dollar this fiscal. India, which last fiscal imported 13.1 million tonnes of oil from Iran, has been, since July 2011 paying in euros to clear 55 percent of its purchases of Iranian oil through Ankara-based Halkbank. The remaining 45 percent due amount was remitted in rupees in accounts Iranian oil company opened in Kolkata-based Uco Bank. Payments in euro through Turkey ceased from February 6 this year and now Iran is paid only in rupees. Rupee payment helps save foreign exchange outgo, thereby reducing CAD. India in June won another 180-day waiver from the US sanctions after it cut crude oil imports from Iran by over 27 percent. But its public sector firms did not buy any oil from the Persian Gulf nation in first four months of current fiscal as insurance firms refused to provide cover to refiners processing Iranian oil.
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The move is not related to India's numerous other measures to dampen buying of physical gold as the nation grapples with a widening current-account deficit and a tumbling rupee currency. India imports almost all of its gold. But it is seen denting participation in futures trade and hurting the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX), the country's biggest commodities trading bourse, which garners significant revenue from precious metals. The Forward Markets Commission (FMC), which regulates the commodity futures market, hiked initial margin to 5 percent from 4 percent earlier, and also imposed an additional 5 percent margin on gold, silver and crude oil futures contracts from Monday. "It will have an impact on volumes and participation. Due to high cost or margins, a trader would take only one lot compared to two lots earlier," said Haresh Galipelli, vice-president with Inditrade Derivatives and Commodities. A trader would now have to pay 330,000 rupees as margin to buy or sell a lot of gold of 1 kg from Monday as against 130,000 rupees earlier.
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