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Chennai: A day after she was sworn in as chief minister, J. Jayalalithaa on Sunday inaugurated 201 Amma Canteens and various populist schemes across the state via video conferencing. She launched a scheme to sell 500 gm packets of "A" grade lentils (pigeon pea) and black gram at subsidised rates of Rs.53.50 and Rs.56, respectively. According to a statement issued by the state government, "B" grade ...
New Delhi: Setting the tone for the 'emergency' session of Delhi Assembly, AAP MLAs today mounted attack on the Centre over its notification, alleging it was a "violation" of the federal structure, and hinted that the House may pass a resolution on the issue. The party legislators went into a huddle with the top leadership in this regard at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here ahead of the ...
Finance ministers from the world's largest developed economies meet in Germany this week against a backdrop of faltering global growth, scant inflationary pressures and a bond market in turmoil.High on their agenda -- even if unofficially -- will be Greece and how it can stay in the troubled euro zone. Figures due on Friday from the United States that will almost certainly show the world's biggest ...
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) International burgers eating into India's spicy street food market have bulged over the past decade. But the global chains, reluctant to pick bones with local laws and beliefs in the world's second most populous nation, are staying off beef and pork as they clash for a larger slice of the country's succulent fast-food industry. Wendy's, the world's third largest hamburger ...
Chennai: A day after she was sworn in as chief minister, J. Jayalalithaa on Sunday inaugurated 201 Amma Canteens and various populist schemes across the state via video conferencing. She launched a scheme to sell 500 gm packets of "A" grade lentils (pigeon pea) and black gram at subsidised rates of Rs.53.50 and Rs.56, respectively. According to a statement issued by the state government, "B" grade ...
New Delhi: Setting the tone for the 'emergency' session of Delhi Assembly, AAP MLAs today mounted attack on the Centre over its notification, alleging it was a "violation" of the federal structure, and hinted that the House may pass a resolution on the issue. The party legislators went into a huddle with the top leadership in this regard at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here ahead of the ...
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) Son of Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain escaped unhurt in bomb attack in southwestern Balochistan late on Sunday, police said. Five policemen in the escort team of Talat Mamnoon and six other people were injured in the bomb blast at the industrial town of Hub, Xinhua reported. Hub is nearly 31 km from the port city of Karachi. A police officer, Abdul Rashid said that bomb ...

Mass grave found in Malaysia

2015-05-24 23:00:00

Kuala Lumpur, May 24 (IBNS) A mass grave has been found close to 17 human trafficking detention camps in Malaysia's Padang Besar, country's authority said.Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was quoted as saying by The Star newspaper: Maybe even five-years. I am shocked! The grave and camps, in Wang Kelian and several small villages along the border town of Padang Besar, were discovered ...
No smart cities, no bullet trains, no spike in employment, no visible improvement in infrastructure, continuing logjam over bills in parliament, carping by in-house critics. Even then, few will say that Narendra Modi will lose if the elections are held in the near future.The reason is, first, the realisation that one year is not a long enough to give a definitive judgment on the performance of a government, ...
A successful foreign policy is predicated to a large measure on a country's defence posturing. A robust defence posturing in turn is not possible without motivated men complemented by requisite arms and equipment. In the last decade or so, India's defence preparedness suffered not only on account of lack of material wherewithal but subversion of the military leadership from external and internal ...
NEW DELHI, May 24 (Reuters) - The south Asian neighbours may not share the best of relations but Pakistan would like to play their home matches in India, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shahayar Khan said. Top test playing nations have shunned Pakistan since the 2009 attack on the visiting Sri Lankan players in Lahore with the PCB instead playing the majority of their home matches in the United ...
By Soe Zeya Tun and Antoni Slodkowski ALAETHAKAW VILLAGE, Myanmar, May 24 (Reuters) - At least eight Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were among some 200 migrants rescued from a trafficking boat by the Myanmar navy on Thursday, according to interviews conducted by Reuters, contradicting official accounts that all onboard were from Bangladesh. Myanmar portrayed the rescue operation as a proof that thousands ...
The team of doctors and medical care professionals from Fortis Healthcare Limited (Fortis) has treated and vaccinated more than 5000 victims affected by the horrific serial earthquakes that struck Nepal earlier this month. The team was among the first to reach the interiors of Nepal, crisscrossing difficult terrain and putting their personal lives at risk. They carried with them over 3.5 tonnes of ...
(Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency confirmed on Friday its recommendation to suspend a number of medicines that were granted EU approval based on clinical studies conducted at Indian firm GVK Biosciences' facility in Hyderabad, India. The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) said a re-examination of the medicines, prompted by a request from marketing authorisation holders ...
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 ...
By Emma Batha CASABLANCA, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the age of 14 Usha Choudary was betrothed to a man she had never met. She refused to go through with the marriage. When her parents insisted, she threatened to kill herself. Choudary wanted to stay at school and break the cycle of child marriage and domestic abuse that blights millions of women's lives in India, and which nearly ...
By Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI, May 13 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to exclude some family jobs from a revamped child labour law in a move with an unmistakable echo of his own childhood, when he helped his father sell tea from kettles at a railway station. The federal cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to a 1986 child labour law, aimed at imposing a broader ...
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