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Rome: Seven hundred people are feared to have drowned when a fishing boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsized off Libya, the UN's refugee agency said today, in what could be the deadliest Mediterranean migrant disaster yet. Only 28 people survived the capsize, UNHCR spokeswoman Carlotta Sami told the Skytg24 news channel in Italy. The survivors indicated there had been more than 700 on board, she said. ...
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the agreements with France and Canada are big achievements and would have a huge impact in the coming days.Addressing members of parliament of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Modi said that even though every government tried to push through the nuclear deals, but it was successful now.Modi discussed the various government schemes and said that ...
Pune, April 19 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) medium-pacer Sandeep Sharma has said that Twenty20 is a format which is harsh on the bowlers and the intention should be to always attack and try to pick up wickets. Sandeep finished with excellent figures of 4-1-25-4 with an economy rate of 6.25 in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Saturday. But despite his ...
Pune, April 19 (IANS) Man of the match Andre Russell cracked a scintillating 35-ball 66 to power Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) home from a precarious position against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Saturday. Replying to the kings' 155/9, the Knights reached 159/6, to register a four wicket victory with 13 balls to spare. The Jamaican Russell, who bagged two wickets ...
Asserting that the people are disheartened with the misrule of the last one year, Congress leader Ashwani Kumar on Sunday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA Government at the Centre should consider the 'Maha Kisan Rally' as a wake-up call. "The Bharatiya Janata Party should regard this rally as a wake-up call. People are disheartened with the misrule of last one year. Our intentions and ...
Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government at the Centre is for the poor and underprivileged. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a leader, recognised worldwide. It is the government for the poor and the underprivileged," he said. "I thought after a couple of months of introspection, Rahul Gandhi ...
Lahore, April 19 (IANS) Many associate bold cuts, colours and patterns with Indian fashion whereas Pakistani designs are said to ooze with smart detailing and craftsmanship. However, both the markets are unique and different in their own way, says Saad Ali, CEO of Pakistan Fashion Design Council, the only fashion council in the country that was conceived with the aim to felicitate Pakistani designers. ...
Rome: Seven hundred people are feared to have drowned when a fishing boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsized off Libya, the UN's refugee agency said today, in what could be the deadliest Mediterranean migrant disaster yet. Only 28 people survived the capsize, UNHCR spokeswoman Carlotta Sami told the Skytg24 news channel in Italy. The survivors indicated there had been more than 700 on board, she said. ...
Unlike the Biblical tale of a prodigal son, the return of a foot-loose family member may not be a cause of great joy to his relatives. In Rahul Gandhi's case, it can be a source of embarrassment and misgivings. The embarrassment is likely to be caused by speculation about where the not-so-young prince was for nearly two months, what he learnt during the days away from the madding crowd, and whether ...
The Indian Cricket Team had a good run till the semi finals in the Cricket World Cup 2015. When the team reached the semi-finals, the country was euphoric. The media, the common man on the street, everybody was showering love on the cricketers and even when the team lost in the semis, the conversations were positive..."We love our boys..." shouted one headline. "Lost semis, but won hearts..." ...
(Refiles with correct byline) * Thousands attend rally, many arrive on hired trains, buses * Modi seeks reform in parliament * Gandhi makes maiden public speech in nearly two months By Nigam Prusty and Ratnajyoti Dutta NEW DELHI, April 19 (Reuters) - India's Rahul Gandhi led a large farmers rally on Sunday that focused rural anger toward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies, in the first ...
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, April 19 (Reuters) - Chhurim Sherpa began her journey for a third ascent to Mount Everest on Sunday but this time some odd items were also part of her climbing gear. Chhurim, who is the first woman to climb the 8,850 metre (29,035 feet) Everest summit twice in a week, will take a cricket bat and two jerseys belonging to deceased Australian cricketer Phil Hughes to the ...
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), which leads the South Asia component of a five-year research project on climate change ASSAR (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions), organized the second consultation marking the end of its first year of diagnostic research. The keynote speakers at the occasion included former UN Secretary-General of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rural housewives in countries such as India and Bangladesh, where ground water has high levels of arsenic, are being encouraged to set up businesses to sell safe water to save lives in their communities and earn some income. U.S.-based social enterprise Drinkwell Systems has developed a new system for removing toxic heavy metals ...
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 ...
Amsterdam: A monk's 1,000-year-old mummified body was discovered inside a Chinese Buddha statue after it was taken to hospital for a CT scan in the Netherlands, a media report said Monday. The body belonged to master Liuquan, a monk who lived around the year 1100 and was a member of a Chinese meditation school, British daily Mirror reported. Examining the mummy, a gastroenterologist found "all kinds ...
NTPC today signed a MoU with the Odisha government for setting up of an ITI (Industrial Training Institute) at an investment of Rs 7.72 crore in Ganjam district. The ITI would be established at Bhusanda in Shergarh area of Ganjam district. The ITI was expected to be operational during 2016-17 with all infrastructure in readiness. While Arvind Kumar, regional executive signed the agreement on behalf ...
By Astrid Zweynert OXFORD, England, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - - B oys campaigning for girls' education is not common in most parts of the world but in India's Rajasthan state they are at the heart of a drive to get more girls into schools. Educate Girls trains young people to go into villages to find girls that are not in the classroom in a country where more than three million girls ...
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