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New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani and M.M. Joshi on a petition challenging the Allahabad High Court verdict discharging them of criminal conspiracy in the demolition of Babri Masjid in 1992.Besides the two, union Minister Uma Bharti and Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh also have been issued notice. The Allahabad High Court on May 20, 2010, ...
New Delhi: The two Indian warships sent to strife-torn Yemen to evacuate Indians will also provide anti-piracy escort services to the two passenger ships sent to Djibouti Port to bring back stranded nationals, Vice Chief of the Navy P Murugesan said today. Giving details of the evacuation plan, Vice Admiral Murugesan, who today took over as the Vice Chief, said the evacuation is being worked out ...
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 ...
Nationalist Congress Party leader Tariq Anwar on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would have to succumb to the pressure put by the Opposition over the Land Acquisition Bill. "Gadkariji's letter won't make any difference. The Modi government will have to succumb to the pressure of the Opposition," said Tariq Anwar. Meanwhile, Congress leader Digvijay Singh questioned the silence of ...
New Delhi, Mar.31. (ANI) India has yet to completely get over its colonial hangover as far as the defence administration of the country is concerned. During the colonial period, the Commander- in- Chief, took decisions in consultation with his masters in London. After Independence, Jawaharlal Nehru decided that decisions regarding the defence of the country would be taken by the Ministry of Defence ...
Two weeks after Tropical Cyclone Pam struck Vanuatu, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the archipelago on a tour through one of the most severely affected provinces on Saturday, warned of a “secondary emergency” and urged a scale-up in efforts to provide the essentials to people in need.It is heart breaking to see the extraordinary scale of devastation, said Osnat Lubrani, touring ...
Top Ugandan state prosecutor Joan Kagezi involved in the trial of 13 men who allegedly conducted a deadly al-Shabab bomb attack, has been shot dead in the capital city, Kampala. According to BBC, Kagezi was shot dead on a motorcycle by gunmen on her way home. In 2010, the suicide bomb attack in Kampala had killed 76 people as they watched the football World Cup final. The embassy of the United States ...
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 ...
* Hillside collapse kills 15; flash floods claims 2 * Unseasonal rains raise fear of flash floods in Kashmir * Wettest March in more than a century wrecks winter crops (Updates with death toll, changes dateline, adds quote) By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, March 31 (Reuters) - Heavy rains and a landslide in the Himalayan region of Kashmir killed 17 people, police said on Tuesday, as Indian ...
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 ...
* 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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