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New Delhi: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju was at the centre of a controversy for delaying an Air India flight from Leh to Delhi for about an hour and for the offloading of three of its passengers, including a child, allegedly to accommodate him and his aide. According to sources, the aircraft doors were shut for takeoff on June 24 but the flight did not depart at its scheduled time as Rijuju, along ith ...
New Delhi: Justice is being denied in cases of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, Amnesty International India said on Wednesday. Twenty five years after the introduction of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, the state continues to enjoy impunity, said the report "Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in ...
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Along with gems of Indian media and entertainment industry, the sixth edition of Jagran Film Festival promises to unfold American cinematic culture with the US as the official partner country at the film extravaganza. John Degory, deputy spokesperson of US embassy, said that cinema binds the two countries together making the "Indo-US partnership special" in many ways. He ...
Washington, July 1 (IANS) Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton continues to lead all 2016 presidential candidates including those in the crowded Republican field where Indian-American Bobby Jindal languishes at the 13th place, according to a new poll. While the former first lady now holds a slightly slimmer lead among Democrats, former Florida governor Jeb Bush and real estate mogul Donald Trump ...
New Delhi: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju was at the centre of a controversy for delaying an Air India flight from Leh to Delhi for about an hour and for the offloading of three of its passengers, including a child, allegedly to accommodate him and his aide. According to sources, the aircraft doors were shut for takeoff on June 24 but the flight did not depart at its scheduled time as Rijuju, along ith ...
New Delhi: Justice is being denied in cases of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir, Amnesty International India said on Wednesday. Twenty five years after the introduction of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, the state continues to enjoy impunity, said the report "Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in ...
By Renee Maltezou and Alastair Macdonald ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with EU partners before a referendum on Sunday that may decide Greece's future in Europe. Less than 24 hours after he wrote a conciliatory letter to creditors asking for ...
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) South Africa Twenty20 captain Faf du Plesis on Wednesday said the Indian Premier League (IPL) has helped them succeed in the subcontinent in recent years. South Africa will play two T20Is, three One-Day Internationals (ODI) and two Tests against Bangladesh beginning from July 5. In the last five years, the Proteas have won three out of eight Tests, 16 out of 28 ODIs, and 11 out ...
A pro-democracy activist from the Civic Passion group burns a placard representing deputy leader Carrie Lam during the commemoration of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Hong Kong / AFP PhotoAs India recalled its darkest period 40 years ago in June, China too marked its worst days in its recent history in the same the month. But the remembrance of the events 29 years ago was more in the breach ...
On 21 November 2014, President Obama announced a series of immigration reforms, including one that allows spouses of H-1B workers, who have applied for a green card, to work legally in the United States. This new rule is estimated to affect roughly 100,000 immediately and about 55,000 every year from now.The beneficiaries of this provision have one woman to thank - Rashi Bhatnagar.Originally from Haryana, ...
* Fragmented state/federal tax system boosts costs, delays trucks * Average tax burden on goods is now 30 pct -govt estimates * Businesses upset at compromises to win states over on reform * Fin Min insists on April deadline for reform despite concerns By Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI, July 2 (Reuters) - For years Indian businesses have lobbied for a nationwide sales tax, hoping to replace ...
By Renee Maltezou and Alastair Macdonald ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with EU partners before a referendum on Sunday that may decide Greece's future in Europe. Less than 24 hours after he wrote a conciliatory letter to creditors asking for ...
Patna, June 28 (IBNS) At least one child died on Saturday while six others were hospitalised after being administered with polio drops in Bihar's Vaishali district of Bihar.Reports saidit is yet to be known if the cause of the death was polio drops or any other infection. India was declared polio free by World Health Organsiation(WHO) in the year 2014 after it saw no case being registered for continuous ...
New York, July 1 (IBNS) While some 16,000 new cases of cholera have been reported in Haiti so far this year, the disease is now under control but it will not be eradicated unless improving water and sanitation conditions are given a higher priority by both the Government and donors, says the outgoing United Nations official tasked with leading the response to the outbreak.And in todays world, in the ...
Sydney: An Australian judge banned a woman, who got a tattoo four weeks ago, from breastfeeding her 11-month-old child saying it will expose her baby to unacceptable risk, media reported on Thursday. Federal Circuit Court Judge Matthew Myers' decision comes despite the mother recording negative results on hepatitis and HIV tests, according to ABC channel. The judge determined that in this case, brought ...
Mary Smith, 76, left, is being adopted by Muriel Clayton, 92, today in Dallas. Muriel raised Muriel when she was 14. pic.twitter.com/auyacM9aHM— David Woo (@dwoo_woo) June 9, 2015 A 92-year-old Dallas woman legally adopted a 76-year-old as her daughter, after 60 years of referring to one another as mother and daughter.Muriel Clayton and Mary Smith, who are actually cousins, made it official in a ...
By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Erica Hagen started mapping schools in the sprawling Nairobi slum of Kibera, she was surprised by their sheer number. Primary education is free in Kenya, yet its poorest people were supporting hundreds of informal, private schools. By geotagging the schools crammed into ramshackle huts and tucked down dirt alleyways, Hagen ...
LONDON, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 170 million youth are trapped in child labour, deprived of education and facing a life without decent jobs, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. From India's brick kilns to the cotton fields of Uzbekistan and Bolivia's sugar plantations, child labourers are more likely to have to settle later in life for unpaid work for ...
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