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New Delhi: The Lok Sabha witnessed an uproar on Tuesday following a Telangana member's demand for a separate high court in the state. As soon as the house assembled, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan mourned the death of 20 passengers in a bus accident in Madhya Pradesh. Soon after the house observed a minute's silence, members from Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) raised the issue of a separate high ...
New Delhi: The Moga molestation case is set to rock Parliament today with Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh set to move an adjournment motion to discuss the law and order situation in Punjab. The party wants suspension of Question Hour to take up the issue immediately, sources said. The decision of the former Punjab Chief Minister to move adjournment motion in Lok Sabha comes ...
San Juan, May 5 (IANS) Hackers claiming to represent Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation commandeered the official Web site of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines government to post a message accusing US and NATO Forces of "organised butchery." Visitors to the Web site -- www.gov.vc -- were greeted late on Sunday by a message saying "Hacked By Moroccanwolf -- Islamic State" and a photo of a ...
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, has formally announced that she will seek the Republican nomination for the presidency in 2016 and so becomes the first woman to enter the race on the conservative side. Efe news agency reported on Monday that Fiorina, 60, announced her candidacy in a video on her new campaign website and in an interview on the ABC television ...
Police in Srinagar have reportedly taken Independent MLA Engineer Rashid and several of his supporters into preventive custody following a protest against the PDP-BJP state government of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. The protests against the state government was over its reported plan to create separate and segregated townships for Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir Valley. Last month, Rashid ...
The Congress Party on Tuesday raised the Moga molestation case in both houses of Parliament. There was an uproar in Parliament as soon as the Congress raised this issue. The Lok Sabha Speaker later rejected the Congress' call for an adjournment motion on the issue. A Punjab and Haryana High Court bench had yesterday recused from hearing the Moga molestation case in which a teenage girl died after ...
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Robert Piper of Australia as his new Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, a United Nations spokesperson confirmed on Monday.Piper a former UN Development Programme (UNDP) official with over 25 years of humanitarian and development experience will succeed James Rawley of the United States to whom the Secretary-General is grateful ...
(Corrects dateline) * About 100 buried bodies discovered in Langtang village * Officials say about 120 more could be under the snow * Nepal asks foreign teams to end search and rescue operations * The April 25 quake has killed over 7,300, wounded nearly 14,500 By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, May 5 (Reuters) - Bad weather has cut links with a remote village in Nepal where dozens of villagers ...
As he advocates more political space for them, Kashmiri separatist leaders are making Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed's doctrine of "healing touch" more and more difficult to be put in practice. Reacting to hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani's latest statement seeking de-militarization of Kashmir and the shortening of the annual Amarnath Yatra period from two months ...
Washington: Even with an African-American president in the White House, it's a still a hard day's life for the blacks 150 years after Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and 50 years after two landmark legislations outlawed racial discrimination. With a population of 45 million, blacks make up about 14 percent of the total US population of about 320 million, but they have a much smaller share of the ...
(Corrects dateline) * About 100 buried bodies discovered in Langtang village * Officials say about 120 more could be under the snow * Nepal asks foreign teams to end search and rescue operations * The April 25 quake has killed over 7,300, wounded nearly 14,500 By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, May 5 (Reuters) - Bad weather has cut links with a remote village in Nepal where dozens of villagers ...
(Adds social media) BEIJING, May 5 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China next week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, his first trip to India's northern neighbour since being elected last year. Modi will be in China from May 14-16, the ministry said in a brief statement. China and India have growing commercial links and deep historical ties, but their recent ...
Confirming the worst fears due to rising air pollution, around 35 percent of school-going children in India suffer from poor lung health according to a recently released survey, Breathe Blue'15.The nation-wide survey revealed that children in the national capital are worst affected with 21 percent being tagged with Poor lung capacity, while another 19 percent faring as bad. Together this segment ...
(Corrects para 30 to show InterNews has deployed to Nepal but not begun work on disseminating news yet) By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, May 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - There is probably no other place in the world right now where information - from the fate of your family members to where to get food and water - is more desperately needed than in the Nepal, devastated by a powerful earthquake six ...
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 ...
(Updates to say guard shot himself) By Amjad Ali ISLAMABAD, May 4 (Reuters) - Pakistani police rescued seven colleagues on Monday who had been kidnapped by gunmen at a checkpoint the previous day. The abductors abandoned the seven in a forest near the Indus river and fled as police scoured the area, said provincial interior minister Shuja Khanzada. Police were hunting for the kidnappers. ...
ISLAMABAD, May 4 (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen attacked a school in Pakistan on Monday and killed a guard, police said, raising fears of a repeat of a deadly school attack five months ago that toughened Pakistan's resolve to fight militants. Police said all teachers and children at the high school for boys were safe after the gunmen killed the guard in the central town of Dera Ghazi Khan, 500 km ...
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