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New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to control the rising prices of vegetables and other essential commodities, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday criticised the government over the false promises made to the nation and failure to tackle the rampant inflation.Gandhi said the BJP-led NDA Government had a grand celebration on its second anniversary ...
Two of the biggest stars of Indian News TV -- Barkha Dutt and Arnab Goswami -- are now fighting in full public glare. The gloves are off. And how!That this would happen -- sooner or later -- was inevitable. The signs were there for anyone who cared to see. And not many viewers of prime time news were oblivious to these almost impossible-to-miss the signals. These were the not-so-subtle innuendos, ...
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) No concrete evidence on the missing AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has emerged so far, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The minister said that based on inputs, areas of "three oil slicks, five transmission intercepts and 24 floating objects have been thoroughly investigated by ships and aircraft, without any concrete evidence ...
By Giles Elgood and Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Shockwaves from Britain's vote to leave the European Union rocked the economy on Thursday, with thousands of jobs lost at one of the country's biggest banks, consumer confidence plunging, and construction and car sales slowing. Preparing for a Brexit-related slowdown, Lloyds Banking Group said it would cut a further 3,000 jobs and one of Britain's ...
New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to control the rising prices of vegetables and other essential commodities, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday criticised the government over the false promises made to the nation and failure to tackle the rampant inflation.Gandhi said the BJP-led NDA Government had a grand celebration on its second anniversary ...
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has said that the government is not working to achieve numbers for TRP but their aim is to fulfill the promises made and work for the welfare of the people of the state.She appealed to the media to cooperate to highlight the good works done by the government. She said Rajasthan Model of Development is making its identity in country and around the globe.Addressing ...
At least eight Daesh insurgents were killed in two separate airstrikes by the foreign troops in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, the local officials said on Thursday.The airstrikes were conducted in Achin and Nazyaan districts of the province yesterday.Attaullah Khoghyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said three other insurgents were injured in addition."The first attack took ...
Former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pointed out that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump went "beyond the pale" in calling on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton's e-mail and said shows he is not qualified to be the President.In an exclusive interview to CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Panetta said, "That kind of statement only reflects he is truly not qualified to be president of ...

AFSPA: How long will it go on?

2016-07-28 08:54:40

In under three weeks, at least fifty people have died and thousands have been wounded in Kashmir, including security forces.In the other part of the country where the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is in force, a woman made a decision that should have dominated the front pages of the national dailies and started a debate on the AFSPA.Irom Sharmila, popularly called ‘The Iron Lady of Manipur’, ...
It is quite difficult to believe, but the flamboyant Navjot Singh Sidhu had a quiet slow and sedate start to his cricketing career. A famous article was written about him after a really bad Test debut with the West Indies in 1983. It called him a “Strokeless wonder”. Sidhu was in the wilderness for a good four years and when he made his debut in ODIs in 1987, he grabbed it with both hands, ...
New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to control the rising prices of vegetables and other essential commodities, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday criticised the government over the false promises made to the nation and failure to tackle the rampant inflation.Gandhi said the BJP-led NDA Government had a grand celebration on its second anniversary ...
By Andrew MacAskill and Lawrence White LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group is to step up its cost cutting plans to help to offset a more testing economic environment caused by Britain's vote to quit the European Union. Britain's largest retail bank aims to save 400 million pounds ($528.56 million) by end-2017 by axing a further 3,000 jobs and closing an additional 200 branches to protect its ...
By Sumeet Chatterjee and Zeba Siddiqui HONG KONG/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd has agreed to buy an 86 percent stake in Gland Pharma - backed by KKR & Co LP - for up to $1.3 billion, the largest acquisition of an Indian company from abroad this year. The deal, announced by the two sides on Thursday, is the first major move by the Fosun group since Guo Guangchang, ...
With 28 July being observed as World Hepatitis Day, here are some things that you should know about the "silent killer" disease.About one million Indians are at risk of acquiring the hepatitis B infection and about 10,000 die from the hepatitis B virus (HBV) every year. This is a vast number, especially considering the fact that it is a vaccine-preventable disease.According to Zoya Brar, founder and ...
New York: Dodo, an extinct bird whose name has entered popular culture as a symbol of stupidity, was actually fairly smart, new research suggests. The overall size of the dodo's brain in relation to its body size was on par with its closest living relatives: Pigeons - birds whose ability to be trained implies a moderate level of intelligence. "It is not impressively large or impressively small -- ...
Astronomers, though not entirely sure what it is, are viewing a ball of hot gas billions of light years away that is radiating the energy of hundreds of billions of suns. If the gas ball is the result of a supernova, then it's the most powerful supernova ever seen. An international team of professional and amateur astronomers spotted the possible supernova, now called ASASSN-15lh, when ...
The literacy rate among Muslims showed the largest increase of 9.4 percentage points, from 59.1% in 2001 to 68.5% in 2011, among India's minorities, according to data presented in the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) on July 21, 2016. Muslims are followed by Buddhists (8.6 percentage points), Sikhs (6 percentage points), Christians (4.2 percentage points) and Jains (0.8 percentage points). Hindus-the ...
As new education minister Prakash Javadekar takes charge of a ministry that appeared to impede the Prime Minister’s desire to see world-class Indian universities, step one could be to get his ministry’s first-ever national ranking in order. The Ministry of Human Resource Development’s maiden ranking exercise for Indian universities, India Rankings 2016—a guide for students—lacks three key ...

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