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New Delhi: Two of the four Indians released by Islamic State militants in Libya are set to arrive in India on Tuesday even as efforts are on for securing the release of the other two men. According to informed sources, efforts are continuing for the release of T. Gopikrishna and Balram Kishan, who are still in captivity of the IS militants in Libya's Sirte. Andhra Pradesh government's representative ...
A lion in Zimbabwe was shot dead by an American dentist. And now, suddenly, everyone on Facebook cares about hunting.They want the dentist put away forever.They want hunting to be banned.They want Glenn McGrath fired by BBC Sport, not for his insipid commentary and drab presentation skills, but for a safari on which he killed animals seven years ago.Hell, Cecil is not even a lion anymore. He is Everyman ...

Bieber flaunts chiselled physique

2015-08-04 02:20:00

Los Angeles, Aug 4 (IANS) Pop star Justin Bieber has flaunted his chiselled physique in a shoot for a magazine. The singer, who caused jaws to drop when he modelled for Calvin Klein, has done the shoot for Cosmopolitan magazine, reports mirror.co.uk. While in one image, the 21-year-old is seen wearing a tight black vest, the rest have him completely shirtless. In fact, Bieber was so impressed with ...
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Children as young as 16 months old learn important life skills from jokes and pretend play of parents, says a new study. "The study shows just how important play is to children's development. Parents who pretend and joke with their children offer cues to distinguish the difference between the two and toddlers take advantage of these cues to perform," said one of the researchers ...
Tamil Nadu Electricity Minister Natham Viswanathan today flayed DMK, MDMK, BJP and other political parties for demanding prohibition stating that it was "only to gain political mileage and damage reputation of the Government." "The agitation by the opposition parties including the bandh call on August 4 is only for gaining political mileage out of the prohibition issue. Prohibition comes under the purview ...
The Gujarat High Court today granted interim bail to Rakesh Kothari, an accused in the Rs 5,395 crore hawala scam, while admitting his plea to set aside legal proceedings against him. A two-judge bench of justices Mohinder Pal and R D Kothari granted bail, which will be in effect till the final outcome of his petition. In his plea, Kothari said that he was arrested under Prevention of Money Laundering ...
New Delhi: Two of the four Indians released by Islamic State militants in Libya are set to arrive in India on Tuesday even as efforts are on for securing the release of the other two men. According to informed sources, efforts are continuing for the release of T. Gopikrishna and Balram Kishan, who are still in captivity of the IS militants in Libya's Sirte. Andhra Pradesh government's representative ...
New York, Aug 3 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised UN Member States for reaching agreement on the draft outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda, which will be formally adopted by world leaders in New York this September.Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encompasses a universal, transformative and integrated ...
A lion in Zimbabwe was shot dead by an American dentist. And now, suddenly, everyone on Facebook cares about hunting.They want the dentist put away forever.They want hunting to be banned.They want Glenn McGrath fired by BBC Sport, not for his insipid commentary and drab presentation skills, but for a safari on which he killed animals seven years ago.Hell, Cecil is not even a lion anymore. He is Everyman ...
Notwithstanding the efforts made by the saffron lobby to pretend that Yakub Memon's religion had nothing to do with his hanging, the belief that the two are inextricably linked will not fade away. As a matter of fact, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, who was a member of the BJP before being chosen for the Raj Bhavan post, can be said to have let the cat out of the bag by saying that those who opposed ...
By Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) - Britain started the sale of a 2 billion pounds ($3.1 billion) stake in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on Monday, beginning the disposal of its holding in the bank seven years after a multi-billion pound bailout at the height of the financial crisis. UK Financial Investments, the body that holds the government's RBS stake, said it would sell about 600 million shares, ...
By Emma Batha LONDON, Aug 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The decision to include a pledge to eradicate slavery at the heart of a new global development pact is a major victory but there is a long way to go, campaigners against trafficking and slavery said on Monday. Although slavery is illegal in every country, almost 36 million people are enslaved worldwide, the Walk Free Foundation estimates. ...
KOLKATA, Aug 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 75 people have died and tens of thousands have had to take refuge in state-run relief camps after heavy rains caused floods and landslides in eastern India, government officials and aid groups said on Monday. Exacerbated by Cyclone Komen which struck the east coast on Friday, the rainfall has made major rivers overflow, inundating villages in ...
LONDON (Reuters) - British mining company Vedanta Resources faces legal action in London's High Court after a group of Zambian villagers said their water source and farmland was polluted by the firm's copper mining operations. Vedanta owns a 79.4 percent stake in Zambia's Konkola Copper Mines, which was also named by legal firm Leigh Day in a statement announcing the legal action. Leigh Day said ...
"We are not just Americans, but citizens of Earth." —@StationCDRKelly http://t.co/eOShEche3z pic.twitter.com/nGPsTVC4Hh— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2015 Washington: Clicked from 1.6 million kms away in space, a NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first stunning view of the entire sun-lit side of Earth. DSCOVR is equipped with the Earth ...
Checking in at the reception desk at the Henn na Hotel in Sasebo, Japan - Photo by Akio Kon pic.twitter.com/7ZlBZ5g9Sp— Bloomberg Photos (@BloombergPhotos) July 15, 2015 Tokyo: A hotel in Japan almost entirely run by robots has opened its doors to the public. The 72-room Henn na Hotel - whose name means "weird" - will offer a different experience to visitors at Huis Ten Bosch, an amusement park ...
By Emma Batha LONDON, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country in less than a decade - six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Fast-growing Nigeria is on course to outstrip the United States by about 2050 to become the country with the third largest population, the United Nations predicted. ...
By Liana B. Baker, Greg Roumeliotis and Mike Stone (Reuters) - Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school and university classrooms, is exploring a sale that it hopes could value it at as much as $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Blackboard's majority owner, private equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has ...
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