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Rome/New Delhi: India is home to the highest number of hungry people in the world, at 194 million, surpassing China, according to United Nations annual hunger report. At the global level, the corresponding figure dropped to 795 million in 2014-15, from 1 billion in 1990-92, with East Asia led by China accounting for most of the reductions, UN body Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in ...
Misbah Quadri, a communications professional, who was denied a flat at the Sanghvi Heights apartments in Mumbai's Wadala area for being a Muslim, has posted on facebook, clarifying that there is nothing political about her 'struggle' and she is only fighting for equality and against human discrimination.Here is the full textI want to make it absolutely clear that this kind of discrimination under ...
Melbourne, May 28 (IANS) Former fast bowler Brett Lee on Thursday said if Australia's World Cup hero Mitchell Starc is to carry his good form in upcoming Ashes series, he has to heed the advice of legendary Glenn McGrath. Starc, player of the tournament in Australia's recent World Cup triumph, appears set to share the new ball with Mitchell Johnson in the upcoming two-Test series against the West ...
New Delhi/Surat, May 27 (IANS) Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday denied having ever used public office to enrich himself or his family, prompting BJP president Amit Shah to mount a fresh attack on him over the 2G allocations controversy. Singh, who faced criticism from the BJP following allegations by former TRAI chairman Pradip Baijal relating to 2G allocations, told a NSUI convention ...
Veteran actor Dharmendra has been admitted to Breach Candy hospital here after he complained of weakness and shoulder pain. "Dharmendra was admitted last night after he complained of pain in right shoulder and weakness. He is here for overall health check up as well," Dr Sanjay Desai, orthopaedic, knee and shoulder specialist at Breach Candy Hospital, told PTI. "As of now he is fine, talking to ...
Rome/New Delhi: India is home to the highest number of hungry people in the world, at 194 million, surpassing China, according to United Nations annual hunger report. At the global level, the corresponding figure dropped to 795 million in 2014-15, from 1 billion in 1990-92, with East Asia led by China accounting for most of the reductions, UN body Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in ...
By Gernot Heller and Paul Carrel DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven economic powers met on Thursday to discuss how to revive a faltering global recovery, with the United States leaning on Europe to reach a deal to avert a Greek bankruptcy. The threat of a Greek default, rising oil prices and bond market turmoil are fuelling investor nervousness about an unwinding ...
The number of the world's chronically undernourished has dropped below the 800 million mark as an increasing number of countries hit their Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets on hunger, according to a new United Nations report released on Monday by the Organization's three food agencies.The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 (SOFI) report, which was jointly published by the Food and Agriculture ...
Rejoice—'Tis the season of clean chits! Corruption is going away from India and we are becoming a more and more honest country. Suddenly the number of tainted people is going down and there seem to be no tainted politicians anymore!Take the case of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. The poor woman had a raid at her residence way back in 1997 and a disproportionate assets case foisted on her. ...
“Throughout my youth, adolescence and young adulthood, it was a criminal offence to be gay...there was a fear of criminal prosecution, of being involuntarily placed in a lunatic asylum, losing your job, being socially destroyed. It was a terrible situation.”That was what 70-year-old senator and long-time civil rights campaigner, David Norris, told The New York Times after the results of the Irish ...
By Jamie McGeever LONDON (Reuters) - Relative calm on global markets during the latest Greek debt standoff more closely reflects the low probability assigned to a euro exit than how contained such a shock could be. As Greece has returned to the precipice of another default and the outsize chance of Grexit - Greece being forced out of the euro zone - world markets have barely flinched. Unlike ...
By Gernot Heller and Paul Carrel DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - Finance chiefs from the Group of Seven economic powers met on Thursday to discuss how to revive a faltering global recovery, with the United States leaning on Europe to reach a deal to avert a Greek bankruptcy. The threat of a Greek default, rising oil prices and bond market turmoil are fuelling investor nervousness about an unwinding ...
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform yoga at a public event next month, part of his international drive to increase participation in the ancient Indian discipline. Modi will practice physical poses and breathing control at the event on the country's main ceremonial avenue, in the capital New Delhi, on June 21, government and ruling party officials said. ...
(Adds link to Q&A with ABV Group chief executive) By Zeba Siddiqui and Aditya Kalra MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, May 28 (Reuters) - Cinemas, Rolls-Royces and rooms so plush they could belong in a five-star hotel: private hospital operators in India are all but rolling out a red carpet to lure affluent locals and tourists to seek medical treatment at their luxe facilities. Local hospital firms including ...
Washington: American doctors were shocked to find that an Indian computer science PhD student from Hyderabad who underwent brain surgery had an embryonic "evil twin" instead of a tumour in her head. The 26-year-old Yamini Karanam had jokingly called her "evil twin sister who's been torturing me for 26 years". According to NBC, Karanam, who was studying at Indiana University, was unaware of what ...
Washington: Analysis of meteorites that reached the Earth long after the cosmic collision which created the Moon indicate the satellite is 4.47 billion years old, according to an article published in the journal Science. The article described the work of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists from NASA, the University of Arizona and the Institute for the Science of Exploration Targets, or INET. Scientists ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In his first year in power, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought in banking for the poor, set up campaigns to improve sanitation and curb the abortion of female foetuses - but slashed funds for education, health, women and children. In "Promises and Reality" - a report focusing on policies affecting the poor and marginalised ...
By Emma Batha CASABLANCA, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the age of 14 Usha Choudary was betrothed to a man she had never met. She refused to go through with the marriage. When her parents insisted, she threatened to kill herself. Choudary wanted to stay at school and break the cycle of child marriage and domestic abuse that blights millions of women's lives in India, and which nearly ...
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