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Februray, 2012

34-km-wide Eros, the second largest near-Earth asteroid, had a fly by of Earth and can now be seen in the constellations Leo, Sextans and Hydra.

Asteroid 433 Eros (1898 DQ), also known as Eros, came closer to Earth at 4.30 PM on Tuesday evening, Planetary Society of India Director N Raghunandan Kumar said.

Februrary 11, 2012

NEW DELHI: Nearly after three decades, an Indian trade minister will visit Pakistan, for three days starting February 13, accompanied by a large business delegation, with a view to strengthening economic ties.

Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister Anand Sharma, along with an 80-member strong delegation, will visit Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad to interact with Pakistani CEOs and officials.

February, 2012

The ATP, or Association of Tennis Professionals, released its revised rankings after the 2011 Australian Open just hours after the Women’s Tennis Association [WTA] updated the list of female players.

For most of the Top Ten players, there has been very little change in the ranking spots. However, the number of points gained or lost has increased.

February 11, 2012

WASHINGTON: An Uzbek man living in the United States pleaded guilty in federal court in the southern state of Alabama to planning to kill US President Barack Obama.

Twenty-two-year-old Ulugbek Kodirov was arrested in an undercover operation while trying to obtain explosives and guns, the US Justice Department said in a statement.

Februrary 11th, 2012

In Cape Town cricket is played against the backdrop of Table mountain, in Dharamsala the Himalayas watch over the sport, and in Corfu it's the Venetian New Fortress that guards the pitch.

Yes, Corfu. That Greek island soaked in sunshine, decorated with olive groves and vineyards and accessorised with French and Italian architecture is now home to a real-life version of My Big Fat Greek Cricket Match.

February 2012

Construction Begins on Entrance Pavilions at Stations

Guideways Going Up Along Route 7 near Sheraton Hotel, Toll Rd. Interchange

As 2012 progresses, the face of Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project will change from dramatic aerial construction to building of stations and entrance pavilions and the laying of track.

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Mumbai: Veteran actress Hema Malini and Dharmendra's daughter Esha Deol would be getting engaged to her businessman boyfriend Bharat Takhtani this Sunday.

Esha has been dating the Bandra based businessman for quite some time now. The couple will exchange the rings on February 12, two days before Valentine's Day.

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Australia 231 (Clarke 57, Mathews 2-37) beat Sri Lanka 226 (Mathews 64, Doherty 2-24) by 5 runs

Australia made it two wins out of two in the Commonwealth Bank One-Day International series by holding off a late charge to beat Sri Lanka by five runs in Perth.

They had looked to be in control after reducing Sri Lanka to 180 for nine having themselves been dismissed for 231 only to almost fall prey to an ambush led by Angelo Mathews and Dammika Prasad.

February 8th, 2012

The actress and her first co-star, Imran Khan, were the only actors present at PM's high-profile banquet.

It was Dhanush first. And now, it's his 3 costar Shruti Haasan who's had the rare honour of dining with the Prime Minister of India in the capital. The actress was in Delhi on Tuesday to attend the banquet at the Hyderabad House. She says that it was a memorable moment that she will cherish for years to come.

February 8th, 2012

LONDON: The world's last surviving First World War veteran, whos erved in Britain's Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF), has died aged 110, British media reported.

Florence Green, who joined the WRAF as a 17-year-old in 1918, was believed to be the last veteran of the 1914-1918 conflict.