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New Delhi: The Change of Guard ceremony that takes place every Saturday at Rashtrapati Bhavan will not be held on August 1 due to national mourning following the demise of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, it was announced here on Thursday."The Change of Guard Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan will not be held on Saturday (August 1, 2015) due to national mourning on the sad demise of APJ Abdul Kalam, ...
Rameswaram: Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was laid to rest on Thursday here with full military honours in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other leaders who paid tributes to the man who strengthened India's missile programme and played a key role in country's 1998 nuclear test -- making him a national hero.Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's body laid to rest with full state honours ...
Dhaka, July 30 (IBNS) Two crucial wickets at the fag end of the day gave South Africa an early advantage on the end of the first day’s play here on Thursday.Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and put his team to bat first and they could manage a modest 246 for the loss of eight wickets at stumps on day one of the second Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa. The promised rain stayed away, ...
Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Rapper Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles are reportedly expecting their second child together. It has been rumoured that she has conceived through in vitro fertilisation (IVF). The couple, who already have three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy together, are feeling incredibly "lucky" over their apparent impending arrival, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "They've been trying for a while, ...
New Delhi: The Change of Guard ceremony that takes place every Saturday at Rashtrapati Bhavan will not be held on August 1 due to national mourning following the demise of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, it was announced here on Thursday."The Change of Guard Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan will not be held on Saturday (August 1, 2015) due to national mourning on the sad demise of APJ Abdul Kalam, ...
Rameswaram: Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was laid to rest on Thursday here with full military honours in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other leaders who paid tributes to the man who strengthened India's missile programme and played a key role in country's 1998 nuclear test -- making him a national hero.Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's body laid to rest with full state honours ...
Kabul: The Afghan Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of their leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, but did not say when and where he died."Leadership of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the name of the ousted Taliban regime) and the family of late Mullah Mohammad Omar Mujahid... today announced that Amir al-Muminin (Commander of the Faithful) Mullah Mohammad Omar Mujahid has passed away due to illness," ...
A United Nations-backed plan to develop and pilot disaster risk management standards for the hotel industry in Asia and the Pacific, home to 80 per cent of the world's disaster events, has been announced on Wednesday.The hotel industry in hazard prone areas of the world is very vulnerable to major setbacks from floods, storms and earthquakes. Such events can result in closure of resorts and have a ...

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 ...
(Updates death toll, adds detail) KATHMANDU, July 30 (Reuters) - Landslides triggered by torrential rain in Nepal swept through two villages on Thursday killing at least 20 people, the home ministry said. The landslides struck the villages near the resort town of Pokhara, 125 km (77 miles) west of Kathmandu shortly after midnight. At least 22 houses were destroyed, said ministry spokesman Laxmi ...
* Heavy clashes in southern Afghanistan * Taliban spokesman pours cold water on peace talks * Death of leader Mullah Omar likely to spark succession tussle (Releads with peace talks, adds details) By Kay Johnson KABUL, July 30 (Reuters) - The Taliban's official spokesman disavowed peace talks with the Afghan government on Thursday, throwing fledgling efforts to negotiate an end to 14 years ...
LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening around 6 points or 0.1 percent higher on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The UK blue-chip index closed 1.2 percent higher at 6,631.00 points on Wednesday after rising 0.8 percent in the previous session, when it snapped a five-day losing streak. ...
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline , which was fined a record 3 billion yuan ($483 million) for corruption in China last year and is examining possible staff misconduct elsewhere, faces new allegations of bribery in Romania. GSK confirmed it was looking into the latest claims of improper payments set out in a whistleblower's email sent to its top management on Monday. ...
"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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