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Islamabad:  Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that any threat to Saudi Arabia's territorial integrity would evoke a strong response from Pakistan. Sharif said this while chairing a high-level meeting at the prime ministers house to discuss recent developments in the Middle East and to examine Saudi Arabia's request to join the Gulf-led operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen, said ...
Times Now's supreme leader - editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, has many detractors. In fact denouncing the choices and styles of him and Times Now is something of a daily exercise for those who remain concerned about such things. While Goswami's journalistic abilities, his honesty and the strength of his stories keep at bay those who yearn for his downfall, perhaps the single biggest weapon ...
India crushed out of the World Cup after Australia defeated the current World Champions by 95 runs in the semi-final of the tournament here on Thursday.Chasing a record 329 runs target, India were bowled out for 233 runs with 19 balls to spare. Losing wickets at regular intervals, India lost momentum and were never close to the required runrate after Australia posted a massive 328 runs for the loss ...
Los Angeles, March 26 (IANS) Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the writer duo behind the hit film "Iron Man", have been roped in to write the script for the remake of the sci-fi movie "Alien Nation". Unlike the original feature, Twentieth Century Fox plans to develop the remake as "a re-imagining akin to the studio's own commercial and critical hit franchise, 'Planet of the Apes'", reports hollywoodreporter.com. The ...
Times Now's supreme leader - editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, has many detractors. In fact denouncing the choices and styles of him and Times Now is something of a daily exercise for those who remain concerned about such things. While Goswami's journalistic abilities, his honesty and the strength of his stories keep at bay those who yearn for his downfall, perhaps the single biggest weapon ...
New Delhi: AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Thursday denied that he and party colleague Yogendra Yadav had resigned from the party's national executive and accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of wanting to be with "yes-men". Speaking to CNN-IBN news channel, Bhushan denied resigning from any party post and said Kejriwal does not like people who could question him. "He wants yes-men in the ...
By Ratnajyoti Dutta NEW DELHI, March 27 (Reuters) - Sher Singh, a farmer from India's desert state of Rajasthan, prays to Varuna, the Hindu god of water, for a bountiful harvest. Now, he is also looking to the heavens for satellite imaging to boost his crop. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to promote a "per drop, more crop" approach to farming to make better use of scarce water, and aims to ...
Islamabad:  Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that any threat to Saudi Arabia's territorial integrity would evoke a strong response from Pakistan. Sharif said this while chairing a high-level meeting at the prime ministers house to discuss recent developments in the Middle East and to examine Saudi Arabia's request to join the Gulf-led operation against Houthi rebels in Yemen, said ...
Hardly has the dust settled on the infamous and utterly boring AIB Roast than they have struck again. This time it was over one of their unwatchable performances at the National Law University in Delhi, where some students finally took a stand and protested. This protest made clear the one thing that was completely missing from the debate around that sad and sorry Roast. That the fulcrum of the so-called ...

Five duds of Kapil Sibal

2015-03-24 16:23:29

During UPA rule, Kapil Sibal as minister held many important portfolios like Human Resource Development, Ministry of Communications & IT, Science & Technology and Law & Justice. He had a good chance to bringing about many reforms and achieving a lot of things. But in the end he is known more for his duds. A look at some of them…1. Section 66A: This Draconian law was briefly called ...
By Ratnajyoti Dutta NEW DELHI, March 27 (Reuters) - Sher Singh, a farmer from India's desert state of Rajasthan, prays to Varuna, the Hindu god of water, for a bountiful harvest. Now, he is also looking to the heavens for satellite imaging to boost his crop. Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to promote a "per drop, more crop" approach to farming to make better use of scarce water, and aims to ...
By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil jumped about 5 percent on Thursday, the biggest daily gain in a month, as air strikes in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies sparked fears that escalation of the Middle East battle could disrupt world crude supplies. The Saudi military operation against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels, who have driven Yemen's president from the capital Sanaa, ...
New York, Mar 27 (IBNS) An analysis conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) found that the risks of drinking raw (unpasteurized) cow’s milk are significant.Consumers are nearly 100 times more likely to get foodborne illness from drinking raw milk than they are from drinking pasteurized milk. In fact, the researchers determined that raw milk was associated with ...
The H1N1 influenza, commonly known as swine flu, has claimed 1,947 lives and infected 32,663 people across India according to official data (as on March 23, 2015). In less than three months this year, the toll has crossed the 2010 peak of 1,763 deaths. In less than three months this year, the toll has crossed the 2010 peak of 1,763 deaths. Source: PIB/Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; *Figures ...
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 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 ...
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a circular asking teachers and school staff not to interact with pupils on social media, phone or through e-mails, a move which it said is intended to check "sexual harassment" of students."The circular has been issued to check incidents of sexual harassment of students by teachers and staff. We have asked them not to interact with students on social ...
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