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New Delhi: An attempt made by a Britain-based company to patent a medicinal composition comprising of turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss was prevented by India, the science and technology ministry said on Sunday. Arguing that the composition was long being used in Ayurveda and Unani, the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research ...
Kolkata: The toll in West Bengal due to heavy rain and floods crossed 50 on Sunday, after at least nine more deaths, including that of four children, were reported from different districts. The four children were killed and four other people seriously injured when they were struck by lightning in Basithat in North 24 Parganas district on Sunday, police said. Buildings with weak structures collapsed ...
Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) The apple business in Himachal Pradesh, one of India's major producers of the fruit, is heading to be juicy this season with the state eyeing a bumper production of 37.5 million boxes of 20 kg each, or 750,000 tonnes, horticulture experts say. But the size of the fruit is smaller this time due to hostile climatic conditions in April when the crop was blooming - the period when ...
Ajay Devgn-starrer "Drishyam" has raked in a total of Rs 17.45 crore in two days and is expected to pick up today while Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" seems headed towards the Rs 300 crore mark at the box office. "Drishyam", which also stars Tabu and Shriya Saran, is directed by Nishikant Kamat, who helmed the 2011 John Abraham-starrer "Force". "Terrific word of mouth translates into super growth ...

Five minor girls rescued

2015-08-02 21:40:00

Chaibasa , (PTI) Five minor tribal girls were rescued following the arrest of the trafficker from Goilkera under Goilkera police station of West Singhbhum district today, police said. Acting on a tip-off, a police team arrested one Sardar Dusru Angaria, the alleged trafficker who has lured the girls and was taking them to Delhi on the assurance of providing them job, said Superintendent of Police, ...

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2015-08-02 21:20:00

China puts strict restrictions on exporting drones From K J M Varma Beijing, Aug 2 (PTI) China has imposed strict conditions on the export of drones to ensure they do not "compromise national security", a move that comes after the controversy over Pakistan's claims of shooting down an "Indian spy drone", which was later found out to be a China-made UAV. Chinese tech companies will have to get official ...

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2015-08-02 21:20:00

China puts strict restrictions on exporting drones From K J M Varma Beijing, Aug 2 (PTI) China has imposed strict conditions on the export of drones to ensure they do not "compromise national security", a move that comes after the controversy over Pakistan's claims of shooting down an "Indian spy drone", which was later found out to be a China-made UAV. Chinese tech companies will have to get official ...
Lahore, Aug 2 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday slammed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain saying that his "diatribe against Pakistan and the Army" proves he is working for the enemy. "The entire Pakistani nation awaits the exemplary end of this self-proclaimed leader who calls out to India (for help)," reported Geo News quoting Sharif. Referring to Hussain's recent ...
Winston Churchill once described Russia as a "riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma" - which is what most people recall - but he also went on to say "...but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest". This quote also seems valid for another long misunderstood country: Iran.What do we make of this perplexing country where crowds shout "Death to America" but was the only ...
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 ...
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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