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New Delhi: Rebel AAP leader Yogendra Yadav, who has been served a show-cause notice for allegedly working to ensure the party's defeat in the Delhi Assembly elections, today called the notice a "joke" and claimed there was no reference to the charges of anti-party activities against him.Yadav said the AAP leadership ran a propaganda with these charges and even termed him and Prashant Bhushan as "traitor" and ...
Kabul: At least 34 people were killed and more than 100 injured on Saturday in a suicide bombing outside a bank in Jalalabad city in Afghanistan. The Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack. If verified, it would be the first major attack by the extremist group in the South Asian country. The attack occurred early Saturday when dozens of people, including ...
Pune, April 19 (IANS) Man of the match Andre Russell cracked a scintillating 35-ball 66 to power Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) home from a precarious position against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Saturday. Replying to the kings' 155/9, the Knights reached 159/6, to register a four wicket victory with 13 balls to spare. The Jamaican Russell, who bagged two wickets ...
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Kings XI Punjab by 4 wickets in an Indian Premier League clash here on Saturday.Andre Russell played a blistering knock of 66 runs to help his team win the match after KKR lost 5 wickets for just 60 runs. The West Indian all rounder scored 66 runs off just 36 balls during which he smashed 9 fours and 2 sixes. Yusuf Pathan(28) and Surya Kumar Yadav(23) also chipped ...
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday alleged that the Kisan Rally is being organised to prop up 'part time politician' Rahul Gandhi but this would not have any effect on the Congress Party's declining fortunes in the country. Taking a jibe at the Congress vice-president, BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said Rahul Gandhi is a leader who appears whenever it is convenient for him and then ...
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who attended the convocation ceremony of St. Stephen's College on Saturday, urged the students to follow the principles of democracy. "Don't forget democracy. Democracy is by the people, of the people and for the people, we hear this so much. If people stop participating in democracy, then democracy will not exist on its own. People have to participate in democracy. ...
(Recasts; updates with Carstens' quotes) By David Chance and Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund's member nations on Saturday warned of risks to the global economy from exchange rate shifts and geopolitical tensions as they took note of "moderate" global growth and "uneven prospects." While economies in developed countries have strengthened, some emerging ...
Kabul: At least 34 people were killed and more than 100 injured on Saturday in a suicide bombing outside a bank in Jalalabad city in Afghanistan. The Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack. If verified, it would be the first major attack by the extremist group in the South Asian country. The attack occurred early Saturday when dozens of people, including ...
Unlike the Biblical tale of a prodigal son, the return of a foot-loose family member may not be a cause of great joy to his relatives. In Rahul Gandhi's case, it can be a source of embarrassment and misgivings. The embarrassment is likely to be caused by speculation about where the not-so-young prince was for nearly two months, what he learnt during the days away from the madding crowd, and whether ...
The Indian Cricket Team had a good run till the semi finals in the Cricket World Cup 2015. When the team reached the semi-finals, the country was euphoric. The media, the common man on the street, everybody was showering love on the cricketers and even when the team lost in the semis, the conversations were positive..."We love our boys..." shouted one headline. "Lost semis, but won hearts..." ...
(Recasts; updates with Carstens' quotes) By David Chance and Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund's member nations on Saturday warned of risks to the global economy from exchange rate shifts and geopolitical tensions as they took note of "moderate" global growth and "uneven prospects." While economies in developed countries have strengthened, some emerging ...
WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - The following are highlights of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on Saturday in Washington, where finance ministers, central bankers and other top officials are gathering. NIGERIAN FINANCE MINISTER NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA TO IMF STEERING COMMITTEE "While the low oil prices could boost growth, especially in advanced economies, the uncertainties ...
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), which leads the South Asia component of a five-year research project on climate change ASSAR (Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions), organized the second consultation marking the end of its first year of diagnostic research. The keynote speakers at the occasion included former UN Secretary-General of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rural housewives in countries such as India and Bangladesh, where ground water has high levels of arsenic, are being encouraged to set up businesses to sell safe water to save lives in their communities and earn some income. U.S.-based social enterprise Drinkwell Systems has developed a new system for removing toxic heavy metals ...
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 ...
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 ...
NTPC today signed a MoU with the Odisha government for setting up of an ITI (Industrial Training Institute) at an investment of Rs 7.72 crore in Ganjam district. The ITI would be established at Bhusanda in Shergarh area of Ganjam district. The ITI was expected to be operational during 2016-17 with all infrastructure in readiness. While Arvind Kumar, regional executive signed the agreement on behalf ...
By Astrid Zweynert OXFORD, England, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - - B oys campaigning for girls' education is not common in most parts of the world but in India's Rajasthan state they are at the heart of a drive to get more girls into schools. Educate Girls trains young people to go into villages to find girls that are not in the classroom in a country where more than three million girls ...
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