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Karachi: Bollywood hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan may be a work of fiction, but in Karachi it is a real life story of a deaf and mute Indian girl stuck in Pakistan for 14 years, with all efforts to trace her family in India remaining unsuccessful.The Punjab Rangers brought her to the Edhi Foundation some 14 years ago, said Faisal Edhi of the social welfare group. "For years, we have been trying to locate her ...
India's Finance Secretary on Monday dismissed reports that the government was trying to curtail the central bank's powers on monetary policy. The comments came days after the finance ministry published a draft parliamentary bill that would reduce the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) independence to set interest rates. Rajiv Mehrishi said it was not right to conclude on the basis of the draft bill ...
For her youthful and fresh bridal collection, Rina Dhaka has invited newcomer Akshara Haasan to be the showstopper as the designer feels the actress symbolises her innocence-infused line. Dhaka said she was a bit torn between Alia Bhatt and Akshara, but finally zeroed down upon the "Shamitabh" actress to walk the ramp during her show at the upcoming BMW India Bridal Fashion Week. "Keeping in mind ...
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) His myriad songs made childhood sweeter for some, while some are fans of his acting. TV stars like Vivian Dsena and Aishwarya Sakhuja have shared their memories of Kishore Kumar's legacy ahead of the legendary singer-actor Kishore Kumar's 86th birth anniversary, which falls on Tuesday. Here's what the celebrities had to say: * Ashish Chowdhry: My dad used to sing Kishore Kumar's ...
note sent to PMO Abhishek Shukla New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) The students' strike at FTII is "apolitical" but is not getting resolved due to the "reported presence" of same set of ABVP members on the campus who had atacked them two years back, a note from a senior official of the premier institute to the government says. The note detailing the status of the agitation, before Congress Vice-President Rahul ...
The Supreme Court today dismissed the plea of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and others, challenging their conviction and award of 10-year jail term in the teachers' recruitment scam case. "We are not inclined to entertain any of these appeals and they are dismissed," a bench of Justices F M I Kalifulla and Shiva Kirti Singh said. Besides 80-year-old Chautala's appeal, the bench ...
A man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face.Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home in Marietta, southwest of Texarkana, at around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning. He spotted the armadillo on his property and opened fire."His wife was in the house. He went outside and took his ...
Greece's stock market fell sharply on Monday after being shut down for five weeks under capital controls imposed by the government in Athens to stop a flight of euros from the country. The main index was down nearly 23 percent in early trading. National Bank of Greece, the country's largest commercial bank, was down 30 percent, the daily limit. The overall banking index was also down its limit. ...
Notwithstanding the efforts made by the saffron lobby to pretend that Yakub Memon's religion had nothing to do with his hanging, the belief that the two are inextricably linked will not fade away. As a matter of fact, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, who was a member of the BJP before being chosen for the Raj Bhavan post, can be said to have let the cat out of the bag by saying that those who opposed ...
While it is still an under-the-radar story, the facts seem to be that the Government of India, via the Department of Telecommunications, has issued its largest diktat on internet censorship to date - a wholesale blockage of online porn websites across India.While a whole host of reasons can be offered - It's against Indian culture, it's defiling the minds of the 'youths', it's leading to more rapes ...
By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI, Aug 3 (Reuters) - India has blocked hundreds of adult websites to prevent pornography becoming a social nuisance, a government official said on Monday, sparking a debate about censorship and freedom in the world's largest democracy. In India's first big crackdown on Internet porn, service providers have been directed to block 857 websites, N.N. Kaul, a spokesman at the ...
By George Georgiopoulos and Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's stock market suffered heavy losses on Monday, plunging nearly 23 percent at the open before recovering slightly, after a five-week shutdown brought on by fears the country was about to be dumped from the euro zone. One fund manager described it as "herd behaviour" and said few people were buying. The main Athens stock ...
LONDON (Reuters) - British mining company Vedanta Resources faces legal action in London's High Court after a group of Zambian villagers said their water source and farmland was polluted by the firm's copper mining operations. Vedanta owns a 79.4 percent stake in Zambia's Konkola Copper Mines, which was also named by legal firm Leigh Day in a statement announcing the legal action. Leigh Day said ...
(Updates number of injured people) By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, July 31 (Reuters) - One person was killed and 13 wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting at a Sri Lankan election rally attended by the finance minister, a further act of political violence in a nation still recovering from civil war. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake called the attack an "act of political terrorism" and blamed forces ...
"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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