US stocks surge on pharma deals, China stimulus talk

Wall Street stocks surged Monday on a string of pharmaceutical deals and speculation of more monetary stimulus in China.

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 17,973.78, up 261.12 points (1.47 percent). 

Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters
Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap's surge was halted by fifth-seeded Chinese shuttler Zhengming Wang in the French Open Super Series quarter-finals, here on Friday.

Surge in tourism in Lanka, Indians top visitor

There was a surge in the number of foreign visitors to Sri Lanka, with Indians being the largest group of holiday makers.

Flood waters surge in Pak’s Punjab, death toll mounts to 79

Flood waters surged on Wednesday through Pakistan`s central Punjab province, destroying homes and crops taking the deal toll to 79.

No increase of troops in Kashmir: Antony

The government has no plans to increase deployment of armed forces in the Kashmir valley, Defence Minister AK Antony said here Monday.

Pakistan wary of US military surge in Afghanistan: Report

Pakistan`s security establishment is increasingly wary of the US military buildup in Afghanistan fearing that an additional 30,000 troops there would push "a tide of militants" into its territory.

‘US Afghan troop surge has serious implications for Pak’

Pakistan today said the planned US troop surge in Afghanistan has "serious implications" for it as this could trigger more violence in the war-torn nation and result in further influx of militants here.

Afghan troop surge will take longer: US General

The military may not finish its surge of 30,000 American troops to Afghanistan until nearly a year from now, a senior US commander has said.

Maruti sales up 84% a year after worst show

Car major Maruti Suzuki Tuesday said sales for November stood at 87,807 units, a rise of 84 percent over the like month last year when the company was hit hardest due to a demand slowdown and sold only 47,704 vehicles.

Italian unemployment expected to rise in 2010

Italy`s unemployment rate is expected to increase to 7.6 percent in 2009 and rise even higher in 2010, according to the latest economic outlook from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

S Korea complains to North over deadly river surge

South Korea complained to North Korea on Monday about a sudden release of water into a river flowing across their border that left six people missing in the South.

Pakistan objects to US’ Afghan surge

While the United States is planning a massive surge in Afghanistan, what may be seen as a final assault against al Qaeda, the Taliban and other extremist groups, Pakistan is not supportive of any such US move.