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Bhubaneswer: In a shocking incident, a man carried the body of his wife on his shoulders nearly 12 km because the hospital allegedly failed to provide an ambulance and he couldn't afford to hire a mortuary van. Dana Majhi's wife Amang, 42, died from tuberculosis in the district hospital in Bhawanipatna town in Odisha. According to Odisha TV, Despite all his efforts, Dana Manjhi could not get any ...
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 ...
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has warned that his team would soon release "significant" material about US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, with 75 days left before voters pick a new president. Assange told Fox News that Clinton might be forced to respond to his remarks. He promised that it would "absolutely" come out before the November 4 election. His ...
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The central government on Thursday lauded global investment banker Goldman Sachs for awarding a growth forecast of 7.9 per cent for the Indian economy in the current fiscal, riding on an improved monsoon, key reforms and increased FDI inflows. "Happy that Goldman Sachs forecast Indian economy to clock 7.9 per cent growth in current fiscal with better monsoon, key reforms ...
[India], Aug. 25 (ANI): The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with UNICEF, organized an interactive session between Swachh Bharat Champions Collectors across 22 States and Swachh Bharat ambassador Sachin Tendulkar, aimed at celebrating and honoring the efforts of Collectors who have done exemplary work in the field of rural sanitation, and led their districts to achieve an Open ...
[Jammu and Kashmir], Aug. 25 (ANI): Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was detained today by the Srinagar police ahead of his 'Eidgah Chalo march', that was to be carried out the in old city on August 26.He has been taken to Nigeen Police Station near Hazratbal here.Meanwhile, 48 days since the Valley erupted in never-before-seen protests, the situation in the interiors of south Kashmir ...
[Afghanistan], Aug 25 (ANI): After investigations into the recent attack on the American University in its national capital, Afghanistan has hinted that the attack was orchestrated by miscreants in Pakistan."Evaluation of evidence and findings from traces of the attack by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) show that it was organized and orchestrated from the other side of the Durand Line. Further ...
By Cyril Altmeyer and Douglas Busvine PARIS/FRANCE (Reuters) - France and India on Thursday played down the security risk posed by leaked data on French-designed submarines that a source told Reuters was probably stolen by a French former employee and that has raised concerns over a $38 billion contract with Australia. More than 22,000 pages of data about six submarines that France's DCNS is building ...
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 ...

India's Olympic shame

2016-08-24 08:18:55

Across the country, people who once associated vaults with banks and DC comics are now allowing ‘Produnova’ to roll off their tongues.Pizza chains are giving away freebies to women called Sindhu.The clouds that shrouded Indian wrestling in the wake of the Narsingh Yadav doping scandal have been partially blown away by Sakshi Malik.And, somehow, Indians credit themselves for forgetting the washed-out ...
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG announced on Thursday that it has reached a deal in principle to compensate its 650 U.S. dealers in connection with the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal. The automaker and a lawyer for VW brand dealers announced a tentative settlement at a court hearing in San Francisco. The amount of the settlement fund was not disclosed. VW's ...
By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG said on Thursday it reached a deal to pay its 650 U.S. dealers for their losses from the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal, and a judge ordered it to move quickly to decide whether to fix or buy back 85,000 luxury vehicles with polluting engines. The automaker and a lawyer for VW dealers announced a tentative settlement at a court ...
By Mayank Bhardwaj and Krishna N. Das NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A government panel has cleared commercial use of what would be India's first genetically modified (GM) food crop, but politicians still have to give final approvals amid wide-spread public opposition. Technical clearance for indigenously developed GM mustard seeds was given on Aug. 11 by the panel of government and independent experts, ...
, Aug. 25 (ANI): A group of researchers have developed a technique that estimates an HIV-negative patient's adherence to drugs prescribed to prevent HIV transmission during sex.The test measures traces of antiretroviral drugs in a spot of dried blood to determine how much pre-exposure prophylactic medicine a patient has used.Truvada, the only FDA-approved antiretroviral PrEP drug for HIV prevention, ...
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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