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Bengaluru/Tamil Nadu: 33-year-old weather blogger Pradeep John better known as Tamil Nadu Weatherman in his recent Facebook post explains how Chennai during its worst rainy days handles the situation with ease as against Bengaluru which has been crippled with just a few heavy showers.In a span of four days, the IT city has recorded over 135 mm of rainfall, which happens to be about 30 mm more than ...
Hyderabad: With the Centre ruling out special status for Andhra Pradesh, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is gearing up to mount pressure on the BJP-led NDA government.The TDP, a partner in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, will evolve its strategy at a crucial meeting on Sunday.TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has called a meeting of party MPs and senior ...
New Delhi, Jul 30 (ANI): With smartphones getting smarter, augmented reality (AR) mobile games like Pokemon Go are trending among the gadget freaks across the world.Mr Hemant Singh, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Houssup, an ecommerce platform for interior design, told ANI: "Augmented reality market will radically increase the consumer engagement time with various brands, depending on the ...
Kozhikode, July 30 (IANS) Police officials on Saturday forcibly took away four media persons attached to Asianet TV channel from a magistrate's court here to the Town Police station, in a fresh turn to the already tense relations between the lawyers community and media persons in Kerala. Sub-Inspector of Police P.M. Vimod allegedly manhandled the mediapersons who had entered the court premises to ...
The anti-corruption division of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday arrested Aurangabad airport director Alok Varshney for accepting bribe of Rs. 10,000 as the first instalment out of a total demand of alleged bribe of Rs. 50,000.The agency carried out searches last night at the official quarter and office of Aurangabad airport director and at present searches is continuing.The CBI ...
Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javdekar inaugurated Indian Institute of Technology in Goa yesterday and he also laid the foundation stone for IIT Goa students' hostel.The newly set up IIT Goa shall function from temporary campus at Goa Engineering College, Farmagudi and will be mentored by IIT Mumbai.Speaking on the occasion, Javadekar stated that IITs are recognised world over ...
A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people has caught fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, with authorities saying that it appears there are no survivors.The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office in a statement said that investigators are determining the number of victims and their identities, reports abc News.Lynn Lunsford with the Federal Aviation Administration said that the accident happened ...
Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Saturday said that they have busted an "arms making factory" in eastern Comilla Sadar upazila and detained three people with firearms making equipment.RAB official said the team acting on a tip-off, carried out a raid at a house in Shubhopur area around 6:00 p.m. and caught Majedul Haque Rajib, Shaiful Islam Rony, and Ariful Islam red-handed from the spot."We ...

AFSPA: How long will it go on?

2016-07-28 08:54:40

In under three weeks, at least fifty people have died and thousands have been wounded in Kashmir, including security forces.In the other part of the country where the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is in force, a woman made a decision that should have dominated the front pages of the national dailies and started a debate on the AFSPA.Irom Sharmila, popularly called ‘The Iron Lady of Manipur’, ...
It is quite difficult to believe, but the flamboyant Navjot Singh Sidhu had a quiet slow and sedate start to his cricketing career. A famous article was written about him after a really bad Test debut with the West Indies in 1983. It called him a “Strokeless wonder”. Sidhu was in the wilderness for a good four years and when he made his debut in ODIs in 1987, he grabbed it with both hands, ...
By Stanley White TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan's review of its monetary stimulus programme promised for September has revived expectations it could adopt some form of "helicopter money", printing money for government spending to spur inflation. The BOJ disappointed market hopes on Friday that it might increase its heavy buying of government debt or lower already negative interest rates, cementing ...
GUWAHATI, India/DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 30 (Reuters) - At least 17 people have been killed by heavy rains and flooding in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, while at least 14 people have died in Bangladesh, with millions of people also displaced, officials said on Saturday. Persistent heavy rains this week have caused widespread disruption across South Asia, with at least 68 people killed in Nepal ...
, Jul 30 (ANI): If you are trying to shed those extra kilos, you may want to steer clear of lard, butter and fried foods, suggests a recent study.According to the University of Naples Federico II study, a diet high in saturated fat affects a part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which helps regulate hunger, making it struggle to control what you eat.In other words, people struggle to control how ...
, Jul 30 (ANI): You may want to add a handful of almonds and walnuts to your day as a recent study has linked greater intake of nuts with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation.This finding of the Brigham and Women's Hospital study of more than 5,000 people may help explain the health benefits of nuts."Population studies have consistently supported a protective role of nuts against cardiometabolic ...
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 ...
The literacy rate among Muslims showed the largest increase of 9.4 percentage points, from 59.1% in 2001 to 68.5% in 2011, among India's minorities, according to data presented in the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) on July 21, 2016. Muslims are followed by Buddhists (8.6 percentage points), Sikhs (6 percentage points), Christians (4.2 percentage points) and Jains (0.8 percentage points). Hindus-the ...
As new education minister Prakash Javadekar takes charge of a ministry that appeared to impede the Prime Minister’s desire to see world-class Indian universities, step one could be to get his ministry’s first-ever national ranking in order. The Ministry of Human Resource Development’s maiden ranking exercise for Indian universities, India Rankings 2016—a guide for students—lacks three key ...

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