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New Delhi: Swatting away criticism of the recently drafted Surrogacy Bill, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday asserted that the Centre had to introduce it as commercial surrogacy had become a 'money making racket' and was not benefitting genuine cases where people needed to be helped."When it comes to the surrogacy bill, we must realise that our government differentiated between commercial ...
New Delhi: After taking on party supremo Arvind Kejriwal and accusing his co-workers of falsely implicating him in a bid to tarnish his image, the Aam Aadmi Party sacked its Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur from his post.Amid sharp criticism following accusations of him taking bribes for assigning constituencies to party candidates for the assembly elections in Punjab to be held early next year, ...
By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) - U.S. jobs data top economic readouts from around the world next week as global markets begin to return to business as usual following a typically quiet August with the calm broken on Friday by comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Speaking at a three-day international gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Yellen said the case for ...
Paris, Aug 26 (IANS) France football coach Didier Deschamps has said he could call up out-of-favour Karim Benzema again to play with France, but admits the time is still not right for the striker to return to the national fold. Benzema wasn't picked for Euro 2016 after getting involved in a sex tape scandal also featuring ex-teammate Mathew Valbuena, reports Efe. The coach's statement came after ...
[India], Aug. 27 (ANI): IDP Education India, the leading student placement service provider, yesterday organized the Australian education fair in Gurgaon at the Crowne Plaza for students aspiring to pursue higher education in Australia.The fair, spread across 14 cities, brought together prominent universities and educational institutes from Australia under one roof.The fair kick started on August 21in ...
[India], Aug. 27 (ANI): With the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) continuing to attack Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over his comments about the organisation's involvement in the murder of Mahatma Gandhi, the grand old party asserted that it was a known fact that the RSS was against the Mahatma's ideology of peace and harmony.Congress leader Rizwan Arshad told ANI that the party is going to ...
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Pakistan Wildlife Department on Friday arrested a shoemaker who made Peshawari sandals with deer skin for Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan. With years of experience and one of Peshawar's oldest chappal maestros, Jahangir Khan boasted about the sandals in the media only to invite Wildlife Department to take action against him. The department later confiscated the Peshawari sandals ...
PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris public prosecutor opened a preliminary investigation after French naval contractor DCNS filed a complaint for breach of trust over a leak of documents concerning six Scorpene submarines it is building for India, a judicial source said. DCNS was left reeling after details from more than 22,000 pages of documents relating to submarines it is building for India were published ...
Flashback to February 2015: The Delhi Legislative Elections are due. BJP had come to power at the Centre on the back of what was termed ‘the Modi wave’ – the promise of development, governance and participatory growth in an India used to corruption and nepotism. Modi and the BJP seemed invincible. Suddenly before the Delhi elections, there were reports of a well-coordinated campaign to attack ...
The forthcoming assembly election in Uttar Pradesh has become a huge battle of nerves for all the political parties in the northern Indian state. Muslims being a fifth of the state population are a key target for all the political parties.The biggest fight for Muslim votes is between Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The Congress Party doesn’t have much hope of getting Muslim ...
New Delhi: Swatting away criticism of the recently drafted Surrogacy Bill, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday asserted that the Centre had to introduce it as commercial surrogacy had become a 'money making racket' and was not benefitting genuine cases where people needed to be helped."When it comes to the surrogacy bill, we must realise that our government differentiated between commercial ...
New Delhi: After taking on party supremo Arvind Kejriwal and accusing his co-workers of falsely implicating him in a bid to tarnish his image, the Aam Aadmi Party sacked its Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur from his post.Amid sharp criticism following accusations of him taking bribes for assigning constituencies to party candidates for the assembly elections in Punjab to be held early next year, ...
By Krishna N. Das and Mayank Bhardwaj NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Major international seed companies in India formed an alliance on Friday, seeking the support of their peers after a flurry of regulatory steps in recent months by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. Executives from companies including the local businesses of Monsanto, Bayer, Dow, Dupont Pioneer and Syngenta announced the alliance ...
[India], Aug.26 (ANI): Latest research shows that we are 26 percent more productive without our smartphone.While smartphones help us stay in touch with colleagues, keep on top of our inbox, and complete urgent tasks on the move, they actually make us less productive when we are working at our desks, according to a new psychological experiment by the Universities of Würzburg and Nottingham Trent, commissioned ...
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 ...
Chennai: The UK-based Staffordshire University, having an international reputation of delivering quality skills-based vocational education for over 100 years through its specifically designed coursework and faculty with real-world expertise, is going to conduct student counseling sessions and provide on-spot offers in Chennai on 5th August 2016. Priyanka Mishra, the Country Coordinator of Staffordshire ...
In Image: Muslim children read the Koran at a madrasa in the northern Indian city of Mathura. The government increased the spending on the Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM), launched in 2009-10, from Rs 46 crore to Rs 294 crore–a five-fold increase. The central government has spent over Rs 1,000 crore over seven years to modernise madrasas (an Arabic word for educational ...

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