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Over the past couple of days, the internet has broken and reassembled itself over the Vogue India ‘My Choice’ ad featuring Deepika Padukone, and ninety other well-dressed women, with a few tribal folks and senior citizens thrown in to depict, you know, a cross-section of society.I am not sure what I find most befuddling – the fact that Vogue India is now at the centre of a media storm over the ...
New Delhi: Ousted Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Prashant Bhushan has indicated to form a new political party after he and Yogendra Yadav were expelled from the national executive. According to reports, all the volunteers will meet on April 14 to take a concrete decision over the matter. The meeting is expected to be attended by several members of the party's national executive and national council. ...
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) After starring in a film like "OMG: Oh My God!', which touched upon people's blind faith in god and godmen, Paresh Rawal will now be seen in "Dharam Sankat Mein" as a man in an identity crisis due to his religion. But he says he does not pick such movies to preach anything to anyone. Asked how such films will make a difference to the society, he said: "I am not here to preach ...
Tbilisi (Georgia), March 30 (IANS) Germany coach Joachim Low expressed mixed emotions after watching his side complete a 2-0 win against Georgia in a Euro 2016 football qualifier here. Strikes from forwards Marco Reus and Thomas Muller within five minutes just before the break were enough for Germany to pick up the three points from a comfortable - if not impressive - 2-0 win on Sunday. It was still ...
Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said that the centre would provide support to farmers, after assessing the scale of crop damage in the northern parts of the country, due to untimely rainfall. "We met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday and he told us to have a look at the whole situation. We are going to Chandigarh now. The Haryana chief ...
Taking a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that the ideas the former uses are only to earn votes and that it does not actually believe in the Lokpal. "Lokpal is only something AAP presented as an issue to reach out to people, they don't believe in it. Ideas AAP gathers are only to earn votes, they are not committed to it. This is their model and ...
The fuel-free aeroplane Solar Impulse has landed in Chongqing, China, completing the 5th leg of its round-the-world flight. Controlled by Bertrand Piccard, the plane had left Mandalay in Myanmar (Burma) around 20 hours ago, and touched down in China just after 17:30 GMT, the BBC reported. Though the aim was to make a short stop in Chongqing before taking off for Nanjing, the weather conditions have ...
Investigators have revealed that the co-pilot of the crashed Germanwings plane, Andreas Lubitz, had received treatment for suicidal tendencies before getting his pilot licence. Duesseldorf public prosecutor Christoph Kumpa however, added that in the following period and until recently, further doctor's visits took place, "resulting in sick notes without any suicidal tendencies or aggression against ...
From the happenings of recent weeks, it will be tempting to deduce that Arvind Kejriwal is a Stalinist who, like all autocrats, hates democracy and dissension and loves yes-men. That's what Prashant Bhushan will want us to believe. But the stormy story of the Aam Aadmi Party's internal crisis is far more complicated than such a black-and-white narrative. The most curious case in the entire episode ...
Merely 3 years after 1984's anti-Sikh riots, Meerut and Malyana were gripped in communal frenzy. But what took place on 22 May 1987 is beyond any iota of imagination. 42 Muslims were picked from their homes in Meerut's Hashimpura locality by Uttar Pradesh's Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and killed 36 of them in cold blooded manner. A few days ago a local court acquitted all the accused in the ...
MUMBAI, March 31 (Reuters) - Shares in India's GVK Power & Infrastructure gained as much as 13 percent in early trading on Tuesday, after Reuters on Monday reported the company is likely to file for an up to $250 million initial public offering (IPO) of its airport unit soon. GVK has mandated Citigroup, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Axis Capital and JM Financial Services to manage the IPO, sources ...
India asked Saudi Arabia on Monday to help evacuate its citizens from Yemen, where more than 4,000 Indians, over half of them nurses, are caught up in figjhting. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office said he had spoken by telephone with King Salman of Saudi Arabia and requested Riyadh's "support and cooperation in the evacuation of Indian citizens from Yemen". King Salman assured Modi of all possible ...
* M&A deal lifts sentiment; UnitedHealth unit to buy Catamaran * Oil prices volatile amid potential deal with Iran * Strength in dollar could be a concern * Futures up: Dow 121 pts, S&P 10.5 pts, Nasdaq 27.75 pts (Updates prices, adds Teva deal and economic data) By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Monday, pointing to a second ...
* M&A deal lifts sentiment; UnitedHealth unit to buy Catamaran * Weakness in oil and strength in dollar could be a concern * Futures up: Dow 88 pts, S&P 9.25 pts, Nasdaq 28.25 pts By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK, March 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, pointing to a second straight daily gain as a trio of M&A deals lifted sentiment after a recent bout of weakness. * Despite ...
Amsterdam: A monk's 1,000-year-old mummified body was discovered inside a Chinese Buddha statue after it was taken to hospital for a CT scan in the Netherlands, a media report said Monday. The body belonged to master Liuquan, a monk who lived around the year 1100 and was a member of a Chinese meditation school, British daily Mirror reported. Examining the mummy, a gastroenterologist found "all kinds ...
New York: For men who resent wearing condoms, a new non-intrusive solution is on the anvil - a birth control pill. At least two projects are in the pipeline for choking male fertility. One is H2-gamendazole that makes sperms go half-cooked. Normally, premature sperm cells grow a tail and head in the testis, but H2-gamendazole keeps them from reaching this stage of development. "If there's no sperm, ...
By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, March 30 (Reuters) - A northwestern Pakistani province is taking criminal action against 70 schools that have failed to tighten security with measures such as installing barbed wire following a December high school attack that killed 132 children. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa made it compulsory for all schools to hire armed guards, raise the height of boundary walls ...
By Nita Bhalla MUMBAI, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing before a classroom packed with teenagers, Yojana Salunke begins her weekly one-hour lesson on a subject which many experts say is crucial to helping India address one of its biggest challenges - gender inequality. "Hands up all those girls who have to do housework before or after school?" Salunke asks, as every pig-tailed girl ...
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