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Perhaps when Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter, this was not what he was expecting. Rahul Gandh and Smriti Irani have been locked in a slugfest for more than a year now, ever since she was chosen as the BJP figurehead to take him on in Amethi during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. She lost that seat, but did eat into Rahul's vote share significantly. Ever since then every clash between the two seems to ...
Srinagar: In yet another such instance, Pakistani flags today appeared at a rally organised by separatist leader Shabir Shah in south Kashmir, prompting police to take him and his two close aides into custody. Several Pakistani flags were waved at Shah's rally in Anantnag town, 52 kms from here, soon after Friday prayers, police sources said. The green flags of the neighbouring country were also waved ...
Georgetown (Guyana), May 29 (IANS) Guyana Sports Minister Rupert Roopnaraine, describing the axing of cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul from the West Indies squad for the series against Australia as "distressing", has said the veteran left-hander should have been allowed to leave "in a dignified way". Roopnaraine said the way Chanderpaul had been treated did not reflect the yeoman service he had given ...
The economic and social costs of prostitution in France amount to 1.6 billion euros ($1.74 billion) a year, which includes aspects such as tax evasion and medical expenses.Some of those figures, as detailed on Thursday by the newspaper Le Parisien quoting a study by the Mouvement du Nid association, were based on previous data such as medical costs, with an estimated annual price tag between 70 million ...
Perhaps when Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter, this was not what he was expecting. Rahul Gandh and Smriti Irani have been locked in a slugfest for more than a year now, ever since she was chosen as the BJP figurehead to take him on in Amethi during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. She lost that seat, but did eat into Rahul's vote share significantly. Ever since then every clash between the two seems to ...
New Delhi: The Indian economy grew by more than seven percent in 2014-15 from the 4.7 percent increase in the previous fiscal, government data showed on Friday. The gross domestic product (GDP) which is a measure of the total value of goods and services produced in the country broke the sub-five percent growth rate barrier after the last two consecutive years. In 2012-13 the GDP climbed-up by 4.5 ...
Islamabad, May 29 (IANS) Pakistan and Belarus on Friday agreed to boost bilateral trade and investment and enhance cooperation in a number of other areas. The two countries signed a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and agreements here to boost cooperation in various fields, officials said. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who is on a two-day visit, and Prime Minister Nawaz ...
(Corrects spelling of island in paragraph 5) By Hnin Yadana Zaw and Antoni Slodkowski YANGON, May 29 (Reuters) - Myanmar's navy seized a boat packed with 727 people off the country's southern coast on Friday, the government said, about a week after it found a similar boat it said carried around 200 Bangladeshi migrants. The nationality of the people on the boat was unclear. Myanmar's Ministry ...
Imagine Indian recruits crossing the LoC for terrorist training in Pakistan, some of them travelling as far as Karachi, then getting married during their training and travelling back to India with Pakistani wives and children into Kashmir under some amnesty scheme of the previous regime, not known to the Indian people. This was a way to reward terrorists and Pakistan.On 23-May-2015, the same Pakistani ...
Rejoice—'Tis the season of clean chits! Corruption is going away from India and we are becoming a more and more honest country. Suddenly the number of tainted people is going down and there seem to be no tainted politicians anymore!Take the case of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. The poor woman had a raid at her residence way back in 1997 and a disproportionate assets case foisted on her. ...
(Updates with no radiation leak) NEW DELHI, May 29 (Reuters) - A scare at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport over a suspected radioactive leak turned out to be a false alarm on Friday as atomic inspectors gave the all clear. Airport authorities reported earlier that there had been a leak in a consignment of sodium iodide 131 - a radioactive liquid used in so-called nuclear medicine - that ...
LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) - British workers at Tata Steel UK voted on Friday to go on strike, a trade union said, giving approval for the biggest labour action in the British steel sector in three decades. Members of Tata's biggest union, Community, voted 88 percent in favour of going on strike, a statement said. The unions are locked in a dispute with the company about its proposal to change their ...
Dehradun, May 29 (IBNS) Actor Madhuri Dixit has been served with a notice for endorsing Maggi noodles, which is under scrutiny in Uttar Pradesh for high content of lead.Reports said the notice was issued by the Food and Drug Administration in Uttarakhand, asking Dixit to respond within 15 days on an ad that talked about the nutrition value of Maggi noodles. Madhuri has been asked to explain the ...
(Updates with no radiation leak) NEW DELHI, May 29 (Reuters) - A scare at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport over a suspected radioactive leak turned out to be a false alarm on Friday as atomic inspectors gave the all clear. Airport authorities reported earlier that there had been a leak in a consignment of sodium iodide 131 - a radioactive liquid used in so-called nuclear medicine - that ...
Washington: American doctors were shocked to find that an Indian computer science PhD student from Hyderabad who underwent brain surgery had an embryonic "evil twin" instead of a tumour in her head. The 26-year-old Yamini Karanam had jokingly called her "evil twin sister who's been torturing me for 26 years". According to NBC, Karanam, who was studying at Indiana University, was unaware of what ...
Washington: Analysis of meteorites that reached the Earth long after the cosmic collision which created the Moon indicate the satellite is 4.47 billion years old, according to an article published in the journal Science. The article described the work of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists from NASA, the University of Arizona and the Institute for the Science of Exploration Targets, or INET. Scientists ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In his first year in power, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought in banking for the poor, set up campaigns to improve sanitation and curb the abortion of female foetuses - but slashed funds for education, health, women and children. In "Promises and Reality" - a report focusing on policies affecting the poor and marginalised ...
By Emma Batha CASABLANCA, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the age of 14 Usha Choudary was betrothed to a man she had never met. She refused to go through with the marriage. When her parents insisted, she threatened to kill herself. Choudary wanted to stay at school and break the cycle of child marriage and domestic abuse that blights millions of women's lives in India, and which nearly ...
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