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Kathmandu: Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport on Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but UN officials said the overall logistics situation was improving. The death toll climbed to 7,057, including six foreigners and 45 Nepalese found over the weekend on a popular trekking route, said government administrator ...
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Subday stressed on the need for objective and balanced reporting along with accountability and extended greetings to mediapersons on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day."Given the fast-changing technological landscape we are in, reporting has changed due to the advent of digital communication," an official release quoting him said."This ...
Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) For many years, devotees have offered prayers at the iconic Swayambhunath temple on Buddha Purnima. But this year its doors will be closed for people on the occasion as temple authorities fear theft of losing sacred objects and artefacts that are lying in the open, post the earthquake that has left large portions of the Buddhist shrine in ruins. "We are planning to put up ...
Hyderabad, May 3 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad came out with a strong team performance to defeat Indian Premier League(IPL) table-toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 22 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here on Saturday night. Put into bat, Sunrisers piled on a challenging 192/7 in 20 overs with the help of skipper David Warner, who smashed a 28-ball 61, which included 11 boundaries ...
Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Sunday dubbed the return of Kashmiri Pandits as their 'constitutional right.' He further took a hit at the NDA regime, saying that the latter should be 'appreciative' and 'supportive' of the present Prime Minister Modi-led government, who was actually executing the previous government's 'unfinished' task. "I must put across and ...
While addressing a Swaraj Abhiyan in Ludhiana, ousted Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan on Sunday said that the campaign would not shape into a political party in haste and added that an analysis may be done on its democratic functioning before taking a decision in the future. "Swaraj Abhiyan will not take the shape of political party. We can do analysis on it after two-three years and will ...
Sceintists have shown that prolonged use of statins may reduce the risk of death from lung cancer. Recently there has been much interest in the potential for exploring new therapeutic uses for existing drugs, in part, because existing medications are relatively inexpensive and have known side effect profiles, according to Cardwell. This study investigated whether lung cancer patients who received ...
If you reduce the visibility of food around your house, chances of your family members turning obese may just reduce, suggests a new study. The Ohio State University researchers have identified two seemingly unrelated but strong predictors of obesity: having low self-esteem related to one's weight and keeping food visibly available around the house, outside the kitchen. In the study, people who were ...

When rape is sacred

2015-05-02 09:38:02

Most of us grew up watching movies about two kinds of women, who endured different kinds of suffering with different results. There was the haughty rich girl, who had to be ‘tamed’ by the impoverished, noble hero. Then, there was the sweet college girl who was all set to marry someone when she was – oops! – raped by an angry young man; she would then decide that she must retain her virtue by ...
Before the Lok Sabha polls last year, Father Frazer Mascarenhas, principal of St Xavier's College, published a letter on the college website in which he criticised the Gujarat model of development and cautioned students, "The prospect of an alliance of corporate capital and communal forces coming to power constitutes a real threat to the future of our secular democracy."Apparently, he was terming BJP ...
* Death toll passes 7,000 more than 14,000 injured * U.S. marines, aircraft to arrive to help in relief By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, May 3 (Reuters) - Three people were pulled out alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal's devastating earthquake, an official said on Sunday, but rescuers have found about 50 bodies on a popular trekking route that was hit by an avalanche. The ...
(Adds candlelight vigil, U.S. planes delayed) * Death toll passes 6,600, more than 14,000 injured * U.N. official says material piling up at Kathmandu airport * We need grains, salt, not mayonnaise, minister says * U.S. marines, aircraft to arrive to help in relief By Frank Jack Daniel and Andrew R.C. Marshall KATHMANDU, May 2 (Reuters) - Customs inspections at Kathmandu airport are holding ...
Kathmandu,May 2 (IBNS) When Nepal’s devastating April 25 earthquake hit, Nanda Thami was safe.The forty-two-year-old resident of Phopa Chaku, a small village in Dolakha district east of Kathmandu, was in an open space, away from the mud-brick structures dotted throughout his village. His five-year-old son Gopal, however, remained in the familys home as the earthquakes aftershocks continued with ...
People with double chin need not get embarrassed any more as the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug Kybella that will help to dissolve the fat under the chin. Kybella is a Deoxycholic acid made by California's Kythera Biopharmaceuticals that is also produced in human's body to help absorb fat, but as a drug it will now be injected by a licensed dermatologist under the jawline right ...
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, April 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Relief efforts to help millions of Nepalis reeling from the aftermath of a massive earthquake must be scaled up, the United Nations said, launching a $415 million appeal on Wednesday as survivors grew frustrated at the slow delivery of aid. The 7.8 magnitude quake rocked the impoverished nation on Saturday, toppling thousands of ...
BANGKOK, April 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Human smuggling networks are exploiting rising migration within Asia, leaving growing numbers of migrants at risk of being trafficked and abused, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Migrant smugglers are capitalising on a lack of legal migration avenues to demand fees of up to $50,000 a person, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said ...
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