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Several Indian users on Reddit yesterday noticed that they were facing an apparent unofficial 'porn' ban on BSNL, Vodafone and ACT broadband connections. Attempts to open many of the world's leading porn sites lead to nowhere with the page refusing to load. Sometimes, users would see vague message stating - "Your requested URL has been blocked as per directions received from Department of Telecommunications". ...
For long, many Muslims are of the view that their issues can be solved by Muslim political parties. Many community leaders while talking about the failure of mainstream political parties in taking care of Muslim issues rue the fact that they have failed the Muslims.While there may be some truth in their anguish and lack of trust in mainstream political parties in the country, are Muslim political parties ...
The Delhi government has failed to conduct quality tests of the food served under the mid-day meal programme in its schools for the last four months due to non-empanelment of testing labs, response to an RTI query has revealed. As per the provisions of Directorate of Education (DoE), the designated laboratory is supposed to pick four samples every month, two from kitchens and two from schools, to ...
New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Bees naturally immunize their offspring against specific diseases found in environment and for them the process may be as simple as eating, says a study. The scientists found that a bee blood protein called vitellogenin plays a critical, but previously unknown role in providing bee babies protection against disease. "The process by which bees transfer immunity to their babies ...
By Kunal Dutt New Delhi, Aug 2 (PTI) Viceroy Lord Hardinge may have inaugurated the Patna High Court building, but for the opening of its judicial session the first Chief Justice invited neither him nor the province's Lt Governor, setting a "benchmark for judicial autonomy" the century-old institution champions till date. This historical reference finds a mention in a new book 'The Patna High Court: ...
Guna , (PTI) Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today underlined the need for his party to strengthen its presence at the ground level in Madhya Pradesh. "A party runs on the basis of its workers' strength at the bottom level. If they (workers) are not strong at the ground level, the party will not be able to deliver," Scindia told PTI, when asked to comment on the plight of Congress that ...
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) At least six people were killed as landslides triggered by heavy rains hit Bangladesh, said a media report. "Six people were killed and several others injured in the incidence of rain-triggered landslides early Saturday," a police official in the hilly Bandarban district, around 316 km from Dhaka, told Xinhua. He said landslides killed six people from the same family in the ...

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Osama's stepmother, sister killed in UK plane crash From Aditi Khanna London, Aug 1 (PTI) Three members of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's family, including his stepmother and sister, were among the four people killed when a private jet crashed in southern England while landing. The Phenom 300 jet which was arriving from Italy crashed during an attempt to land at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire, some ...
For long, many Muslims are of the view that their issues can be solved by Muslim political parties. Many community leaders while talking about the failure of mainstream political parties in taking care of Muslim issues rue the fact that they have failed the Muslims.While there may be some truth in their anguish and lack of trust in mainstream political parties in the country, are Muslim political parties ...
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will rake up the issue of centre's denial of special status to the state as one of the top agendas to counter BJP in the upcoming state elections, several party leaders said. They said this will become a hot topic in the run up to the elections, scheduled for later this year and will be used as an effective means to counter the Bharatiya ...
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Qatar and China have expressed an interest in the assets of debt-laden state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), state news agency Bernama reported on Saturday. 1MDB, the centre of several investigations over graft and its management of funds, is seeking to offload assets parked under its power unit Edra Global Energy Bhd, and ...
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Bombay High Court has concluded hearing a case filed by Nestle India challenging a local regulator's report that Maggi instant noodles contained excess lead, a lawyer for the company said. The court will give a judgement at a later date, Rajesh Batra said in a statement late on Friday. Nestle has been at the centre of India's worst food scare in a decade after a regulator ...
(Updates number of injured people) By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, July 31 (Reuters) - One person was killed and 13 wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting at a Sri Lankan election rally attended by the finance minister, a further act of political violence in a nation still recovering from civil war. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake called the attack an "act of political terrorism" and blamed forces ...
* Govt plans direct purchases of oilseeds, pulses for first time * PM Modi seeks self-sufficiency in five years * Imports of vegoils have grown 12 times over in two decades * Minimum prices, guaranteed purchases this fiscal year - sources * Critics say state buying leads to overproduction, waste By Mayank Bhardwaj and Krishna N. Das NEW DELHI, July 31 (Reuters) - India is to buy oilseeds ...
"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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