Afghan minister survives assassination bid

The minister was travelling from Baghlan to Kunduz province when one of the cars in his convoy hit a roadside bomb.

Arsenal reject latest Fabregas bid: Report

Barcelona`s latest attempt to lure Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas to the Nou Camp has been rejected by the London club, reports suggested here on Friday.

UK pol rivals join forces against Murdoch`s bid

David Cameron`s govt has signalled its
willingness to support the Labour party`s motion, asking Murdoch to withdraw his takeover bid of BSkyB.

Infiltration bid foiled along LoC in J&K

Army troops foiled an infiltration bid
by militants along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of
Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Wednesday.

African countries support India`s bid for permanent UNSC seat

African countries today came
out in support of India becoming a permanent member of the UN
Security Council and appreciated its unstinted assistance
towards their all round developmental programmes.

Fazlur Rehman escapes another assassination bid

The JUI chief was targeted for the second straight day.

SC directs NHAI not to open bid for road project in Jharkhand

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed
the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) not to open
the bids of the Hyderabad-based firm Madhucon projects for
four-laning of 163 Km stretch in Jharkhand.

Kerala bids final farewell to Karunakaran

Congress stalwart Karunakaran was cremated with full state honours as Kerala paid him a tearful adieu.

India must display responsibility for UNSC bid: Sarkozy

Reiterating his country`s support to India`s bid for a permanent seat in the UNSC, French President Nicholas Sarkozy Tuesday said New Delhi must exhibit responsibility and be ready to uphold peace initiatives around the world.

World Cup vote to go ahead as planned

FIFA will press ahead with votes to decide the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups on Dec. 2 as planned, despite allegations of corruption and collusion that have dogged the process.

India confident of 150 votes in UNSC bid

India is confident of garnering at least 150 votes in the UN General Assembly that could fast-track its bid for a permanent seat in the Security Council as well.

Croatia supports India`s bid for UNSC membership

Croatia on Thursday extended its full
support to India`s bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security
Council, saying it was logical for the country to have a
prominent role in the world body considering its vibrant democracy.

Pakistan has resisted India`s UN Council bid: Tharoor

Pitching for reform of the UN and global financial institutions, India Friday said a neighbour - a veiled reference to Pakistan - had strongly resisted its bid for a seat in the Security Council.

Lyondell rejects Reliance bid: Report

Bankrupt petrochemicals firm LyondellBasell has rejected a bid by Indian energy major Reliance Industries, a news agency reported, citing two people briefed on the matter.

ONGC bids for Venezuela oil block

Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC)
has bid for Venezuela`s Carabobo oil auction along with
Spain`s Repsol YPF SA and Petroliam Nasional Bhd of Malaysia.

Another infiltration bid foiled in J&K

BSF troops today foiled two infiltration bids after a brief encounter with militants along the Indo-Pak border in Akhnoor sector of Jammu division, the seventh such attempt by ultras from across the border this month.

NAB in surprise bid for AXA Asia Pacific businesses

National Australia Bank (NAB) Thursday said it has agreed key terms to acquire AXA Asia Pacific`s Australian and New Zealand businesses in a surprise announcement which follows a rival takeover offer.

Cadbury launches defense against Kraft offer

Cadbury PLC revealed Monday it has received approaches from The Hershey Co. and Italy`s Ferrero International SA as it launched a robust defense against a hostile 9.8 billion pound ($16.3 billion) from Kraft Foods Inc.

Cadbury workers unite to resist Kraft`s bid

British and Irish workers at Cadbury Plc will launch a major campaign on Tuesday to fend off a hostile bid from Kraft Foods Inc and so avoid job losses and pay cuts at the confectionery maker.

RIL may make firm bid for LyondellBasell in February

Reliance Industries may make a firm bid to acquire bankrupt chemicals and fuel maker LyondellBasell Industries AF in February 2010 after USD 20 billion of debt owned by the troubled firm is restructured.