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Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan has described 'Missile man' APJ Abdul Kalam as an 'ordinary scientist'.In an interview to the BBC, he also remarked that Kalam whose death on Monday has cast a pall of gloom across the length and breadth of India, did not have any major contribution towards developing the missiles and that India developed its missiles with the help from Russia."India's ...
A death sentence–such as the one handed to Yakub Memon, lone convict of the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings–is common in India, with 1,303 capital-punishment verdicts between 2004 and 2013, according to this National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) prison statistics report.Is India prepared to face these challenges?However, only three convicts were executed over this period, one each in West Bengal (2004), ...
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) A 19-year-old girl tortured by her father and step mother on Wednesday went to Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's residence after she was discharged from hospital. As the chief minister had invited her to stay in his house for few days after treatment, Pratyusha reached his house after meeting Hyderabad High Court's Acting Chief Justice Dilip B. Bhosale. The ...
Nairobi, July 29 (IANS) Kenya is pulling the plug in an effort to discourage its athletes from doubling up at the World Championships in Beijing next month. Two athletes -- Olympic 5,000m silver medallist Vivian Cheruiyot and world 1,500m champion Asbel Kiprop -- have confirmed their intentions to compete in two events in the Chinese capital, but that will have to wait, reports Xinhua. Athletics ...
Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan has described 'Missile man' APJ Abdul Kalam as an 'ordinary scientist'.In an interview to the BBC, he also remarked that Kalam whose death on Monday has cast a pall of gloom across the length and breadth of India, did not have any major contribution towards developing the missiles and that India developed its missiles with the help from Russia."India's ...
A death sentence–such as the one handed to Yakub Memon, lone convict of the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings–is common in India, with 1,303 capital-punishment verdicts between 2004 and 2013, according to this National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) prison statistics report.Is India prepared to face these challenges?However, only three convicts were executed over this period, one each in West Bengal (2004), ...
Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan has described 'Missile man' APJ Abdul Kalam as an 'ordinary scientist'.In an interview to the BBC, he also remarked that Kalam whose death on Monday has cast a pall of gloom across the length and breadth of India, did not have any major contribution towards developing the missiles and that India developed its missiles with the help from Russia."India's ...
West Africa is at risk of a large meningitis outbreak unless drug manufacturers increase vaccine production by 5 million doses before the 2016 meningitis season starts in January, the United Nations and leading public health organizations warned on Tuesday.We have had preliminary discussions with vaccine manufacturers and impressed upon them the need to produce a stockpile of 5 million doses of vaccine ...

The girl behind 'Who is Kalam'?

2015-07-28 22:20:00

New Delhi: The book title "Who is Kalam?" may be intriguing but has a heart-warming story behind it -- of a teenaged schoolgirl who asked the tough question to the former president and was in turn inspired by him and went on to become a scientist. It was in 2001, that Sudarkodi Sukumar, a 14-year-old from Tamil Nadu's Vellore district, sent a question to Kalam in a Tamil monthly for children, with ...
Jammu: It does not take long or very much for peace to be disturbed in Jammu and Kashmir. Till mid-summer, the feeling was one of peace with tourism in full swing, hotels fully booked and flights packed with tourists. Suddenly it began to change. In June ISIS and Pakistani flags made an appearance once again. The last time when ISIS flags appeared in Srinagar was in June last year.Recent incidents ...
KABUL, July 29 (Reuters) - The Afghan government is investigating reports that Mullah Omar, leader of the Afghan Taliban, is dead, a spokesman for the president's office said on Wednesday. Afghan and Pakistani media reports this week said that the leader, who has not been seen in public since 2001, died about two years ago. Some of the reports also indicated Mullah Omar's son was in a position ...
(Adds background) KABUL, July 29 (Reuters) - An Afghan government official said on Wednesday that a press conference had been called on the subject of Taliban leader Mullah Omar, amid rumours of his death. The official, who declined to be named because he was not authorised to give statements to the press, did not provide further details. The elusive leader of the hardline Islamist movement, ...
The West Bengal health department, along with the UNICEF, launched an Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) at Budge Budge area in South 24-Parganas district on Monday.The event will be observed till Aug 8. One of the primary reasons of the increase in infant mortality rate in our state is due to diarrhea. In this fourteen days long awareness campaign our main focus will be to educated ...
Lyon, France, July 28 (IBNS) Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced on Tuesday that new data analyses published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) provide a comprehensive picture of the potential public health impact of vaccinating endemic populations from pre-adolescence to adulthood against dengue.Not only is this the largest population at risk of dengue globally, ...
"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 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 ...
New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI) With a view to taking forward NDA government's Skill India campaign, the railways will provide space and manpower for the carrying out of skill development programmes across the country.The public transporter will sign an MoU with the Skill Development Ministry tomorrow to firm up the National Skill Development Mission, a senior railway ministry official said. "We will provide ...
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