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Even as women across the country celebrate the Supreme Court’s verdict permitting the entry of women into the interiors of the Haji Ali dargah, across the world, a movement has begun that sets us all many decades, if not centuries, ago.I have been trying to understand, for a long time, why women would choose to wear the veil, in all its forms, ranging from the ghoongat to the various kinds of Islamic ...
New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Sunday trained it guns on Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and accused him of polarising votes and killing people for fulfilling his political aims.Dubbing Mulayam an opportunist, BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that Mulayam Singh has got people of various religions killed for ensuring victory in a politically-crucial state."Mulayam Singh's grip ...
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Not one to be scared of taking risks, actress Nimrat Kaur says she has "always been interested in unconventional choices" -- and she says they bring out the best in her. "Whether it's here (western TV space) or in India, if there's something that catches my fancy as an audience, and if it is something that I'd like to watch, I'm not afraid to try it. "I have always been interested ...
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Volatility in Indian stock markets is expected to continue during the sessions ahead, after two weeks of bearish trends, with some fresh directions also expected from the release of domestic macro data, notably the GDP numbers, analysts said. During the past week, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the BSE shed 294.75 points or 1.05 per cent, at 27,782.25 points. This came over ...
[India], Aug. 28 (ANI): The India Meteorological Department on Sunday issued warning for heavy rainfall over a period of next five days in Telangana.After moderate to heavy rain in the first few days of the current month, Telangana has received very little rain.Hyderabad, Medak and Ranga Reddy districts have received negative rainfall this month. Hyderabad city received rains only in the first five ...
[India], Aug.28 (ANI): Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij has decided to donate Rs. 50 lakh to the Dera Sacha Sauda organisation, headed by controversial Sikh leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, for promoting sports in Haryana.While attending the "Tiranga Rumal Chhu" program in Sirsa, Vij said "Your organization is encouraging sports and athletes. Hence in order to promote sports further, I would like to ...
Kathmandu, Aug 28 (IANS) A fact-finding team formed by the Nepal government has recommended lifting of the ban on sending workers to war-torn Afghanistan by ensuring that they get adequate security, it was reported on Sunday. "I have received the report of the fact-finding mission recently and I have submitted it to newly-appointed Minister Surya Man Gurung," Xinhua news agency quoted Bishnu Prasad ...
[Pakistan], Aug. 28 (ANI): The Council of Complaints (COC) of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has imposed a fine of Rupees five lakhs on Pakistan's Channel 24 following a complaint lodged by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif.Maryam had filed a complaint saying that during a talk-show on June 10, the channel had shown a picture claiming that she was ...
Even as women across the country celebrate the Supreme Court’s verdict permitting the entry of women into the interiors of the Haji Ali dargah, across the world, a movement has begun that sets us all many decades, if not centuries, ago.I have been trying to understand, for a long time, why women would choose to wear the veil, in all its forms, ranging from the ghoongat to the various kinds of Islamic ...
Flashback to February 2015: The Delhi Legislative Elections are due. BJP had come to power at the Centre on the back of what was termed ‘the Modi wave’ – the promise of development, governance and participatory growth in an India used to corruption and nepotism. Modi and the BJP seemed invincible. Suddenly before the Delhi elections, there were reports of a well-coordinated campaign to attack ...
By Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - One of the three militants killed by Bangladeshi security forces on Saturday in connection with July's Dhaka cafe attack came from a posh area of the city like some of the attackers and went to a prestigious foreign university, police said on Sunday. Towsif Hossain was from Dhaka's leafy Dhanmondi neighbourhood and was missing since February. Like Nibras ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has set up a state-owned aircraft engine maker with registered capital of 50 billion yuan ($7.50 billion), state television said on Sunday, in the latest bid to develop home-grown, high-tech capacities to compete in international markets. The government has been overhauling its state-owned sector to push Chinese products and services up the value chain. Under that drive, ...
[India], Aug. 28 (ANI): Post Sakshi Mallick and P V Sidhu's performance at Rio Olympics this year, lots of young girls and budding sportswomen are now indulging themselves into taking up sports even more seriously. With this determination, comes rigorous mental and physical training for years, without any off.Hence, Dr. Seema Sharma, Delhi based gynecologist of Srishti-The Gynae Clinic, have come up ...
[USA], Aug. 27 (ANI): A recent study has identified RNA-based biomarkers that distinguish between normal, aging hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia stem cells associated with secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML), a particularly problematic disease that typically afflicts older patients who have often already experienced a bout with cancer.The findings suggest a new way to predict leukemic relapse ...
New York: Dodo, an extinct bird whose name has entered popular culture as a symbol of stupidity, was actually fairly smart, new research suggests. The overall size of the dodo's brain in relation to its body size was on par with its closest living relatives: Pigeons - birds whose ability to be trained implies a moderate level of intelligence. "It is not impressively large or impressively small -- ...
Astronomers, though not entirely sure what it is, are viewing a ball of hot gas billions of light years away that is radiating the energy of hundreds of billions of suns. If the gas ball is the result of a supernova, then it's the most powerful supernova ever seen. An international team of professional and amateur astronomers spotted the possible supernova, now called ASASSN-15lh, when ...
Chennai: The UK-based Staffordshire University, having an international reputation of delivering quality skills-based vocational education for over 100 years through its specifically designed coursework and faculty with real-world expertise, is going to conduct student counseling sessions and provide on-spot offers in Chennai on 5th August 2016. Priyanka Mishra, the Country Coordinator of Staffordshire ...
In Image: Muslim children read the Koran at a madrasa in the northern Indian city of Mathura. The government increased the spending on the Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM), launched in 2009-10, from Rs 46 crore to Rs 294 crore–a five-fold increase. The central government has spent over Rs 1,000 crore over seven years to modernise madrasas (an Arabic word for educational ...

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