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Mumbai: Three policemen accused of raping and extorting money from a model have been suspended while two officers have been transferred for "inept" handling of the case. Sunil Katape, Suresh Suryavanshi and Yogesh Ponde -- all policemen attached to MIDC Police station in the suburbs -have been placed under suspension, a senior officer said. They are among the eight persons arrested in the rape-cum extortion ...
Low-cost airline SpiceJet on Monday launched discounted ticket sales at 'rates cheaper than AC 2-Tier train fares', offering 1.50 lakh seats for as low as Rs. 999 on its domestic routes with a travel period of three-and-a -half months.The latest low-fare offer from the airline, which is now under new promoter Ajay Singh, is available to passengers travelling with only cabin baggage, a release said.For ...
China's top prosecutor is investigating a senior doctor in the country's western Yunnan province for taking over $18 million worth of bribes in cash, real estate and parking spots, the official China Daily reported on Tuesday.Wang Tianchao, the head of Yunnan's No. 1 People's Hospital, used his position to seek bribes related to construction projects, medical device procurement and doctor positions, ...
Low-cost airline SpiceJet on Monday launched discounted ticket sales at 'rates cheaper than AC 2-Tier train fares', offering 1.50 lakh seats for as low as Rs. 999 on its domestic routes with a travel period of three-and-a -half months.The latest low-fare offer from the airline, which is now under new promoter Ajay Singh, is available to passengers travelling with only cabin baggage, a release said.For ...
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani here on Tuesday before the delegation-level talks between both sides. "Affirming a valued friendship. EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on President @ashrafghani be4 delegation level talks," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. The Afghan President, who is presently in New Delhi ...
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Tuesday praised the steps taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to assist earthquake-hit Nepal where the death toll has climbed to over 4,300. "All the MPs have appreciated the efforts of the Government of India and particularly the honourable Prime Minister of India that he has been prompt enough, effective enough and humane ...
China's top prosecutor is investigating a senior doctor in the country's western Yunnan province for taking over $18 million worth of bribes in cash, real estate and parking spots, the official China Daily reported on Tuesday.Wang Tianchao, the head of Yunnan's No. 1 People's Hospital, used his position to seek bribes related to construction projects, medical device procurement and doctor positions, ...
Civil unrest erupted in Burundi this weekend after the ruling party overwhelmingly elected President Pierre Nkurunziza on Saturday as its candidate for the 26 June presidential election, the humanitarian wing of the United Nations reported on Monday, appealing for $11.6 million dollars to plan a response for the influx of people seeking refuge in neighbouring countries.President Nkurunziza, who was ...
The stir against land acquisition took a tragic and macabre turn when a farmer hanged himself during an Aam Admi Party (AAP) rally in the heart of the national capital. The mortifying episode only showed how the political exploitation of a complex problem was diverting attention from what really needed to be done.Arguably, the answer to farmers' suicides lies in boosting the agriculture sector through ...
At the height of the Mandal Commission agitation in 1990, student Rajiv Goswami attempted to immolate himself in New Delhi. It was a sensational piece of news at that time and after 25 years; Delhi saw another tragic incident when Gajendra Singh died at a rally organized by the Aam Aadmi Party.This gruesome incident has thrown a lot of questions...Was Gajendra a businessmen-politician?While initial ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, April 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to eight million people have had their lives disrupted after a deadly earthquake shook Nepal, said the United Nations, adding there was an urgent need for relief materials ranging from tarpaulin sheets and clean water to soap and medicines. "According to initial estimations and based on the latest earthquake intensity mapping, ...
(Adds trip details) WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Sri Lanka on Saturday to meet with its new president, Maithripala Sirisena, the State Department said, following years of strained relations between Washington and the country's previous government. Sirisena took power in January after defeating President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Asia's longest-serving ...
By Zeba Siddiqui and Sumeet Chatterjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd , emboldened by its takeover of domestic rival Ranbaxy Laboratories, is willing to spend as much as $7 billion on further acquisitions, bankers familiar with the generic drugmaker's strategy said. The just completed Ranbaxy deal, its biggest to date at $3.2 billion, has given India's biggest drugmaker sufficient ...
MUMBAI, April 28 (Reuters) - Indian generic drugmaker Wockhardt Ltd said on Tuesday it would recall some drugs manufactured at its two plants in India before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned those sites due to quality concerns. The FDA banned U.S. exports from Wockhardt's Waluj and Chikalthana plants in central India in 2013, citing manufacturing quality lapses. The agency conducted ...
Washington: American doctors were shocked to find that an Indian computer science PhD student from Hyderabad who underwent brain surgery had an embryonic "evil twin" instead of a tumour in her head. The 26-year-old Yamini Karanam had jokingly called her "evil twin sister who's been torturing me for 26 years". According to NBC, Karanam, who was studying at Indiana University, was unaware of what ...
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 ...
Promotion of skill development and creation of skilled manpower within the states were some of the key issues discussed on Saturday at the first meeting of NITI Aayog's sub-group of chief ministers on skill development. "The meeting discussed various aspects related to promotion of skill development and creation of skilled manpower within the states. "Strengthening the State Skill Development Missions, ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, April 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two thousand girls are "killed" every day due to a preference for sons in India with most aborted or murdered just after birth, the country's minister for women and child development said. Despite laws that ban parents having tests to determine the gender of unborn children, sex selective abortions remain a common practice in parts ...
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