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New Delhi/Bengaluru: Considering the popularity and reach of social networking sites in the modern world, the Indian government is pro-actively using Twitter and Facebook to reach out to those affected in quake-ravaged Nepal.From giving information about missing people to offering aid, the government and netizens have gone all out to utilise the power of the social media to offer a helping hand to ...
New Delhi: Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly died after succumbing to his injuries allegedly sustained in an air strike.According to Radio Iran , Baghdadi died in an Israeli hospital in the Golan Heights, where he was being treated after he was injured in a joint attack by Iraqi and US forces.This comes after reports emerged of Abu Alaa al-Afri, a former physics teacher ...
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Monday said he is extremely happy and feels honoured after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recommended his name for the Arjuna award. The BCCI Working Committee met in Kolkata on Sunday where they decided to recommend Rohit's name for the prestigious award. "It is something to be really happy about. I feel honoured that ...
Ferdinand Piech, who resigned as chairman of Volkswagen over the weekend, sowed the seeds of his own demise by reneging on a deal to support CEO Martin Winterkorn and secretly plotting to oust him instead, according to sources close to the VW board.When news leaked out last week that Piech had been lobbying family members behind the scenes to install Matthias Mueller, the chief executive of Porsche, ...
New Delhi/Bengaluru: Considering the popularity and reach of social networking sites in the modern world, the Indian government is pro-actively using Twitter and Facebook to reach out to those affected in quake-ravaged Nepal.From giving information about missing people to offering aid, the government and netizens have gone all out to utilise the power of the social media to offer a helping hand to ...
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday wrote to Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, expressing her grief for the devastation caused by the massive earthquake that resulted in the death of thousands. "I am deeply grieved and shocked by the devastation caused by the massive earthquake in Nepal and the aftershocks that followed. The tragic loss of thousands of lives and the enormity of destruction ...
New Delhi/Bengaluru: Considering the popularity and reach of social networking sites in the modern world, the Indian government is pro-actively using Twitter and Facebook to reach out to those affected in quake-ravaged Nepal.From giving information about missing people to offering aid, the government and netizens have gone all out to utilise the power of the social media to offer a helping hand to ...
New Delhi: Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has reportedly died after succumbing to his injuries allegedly sustained in an air strike.According to Radio Iran , Baghdadi died in an Israeli hospital in the Golan Heights, where he was being treated after he was injured in a joint attack by Iraqi and US forces.This comes after reports emerged of Abu Alaa al-Afri, a former physics teacher ...
The stir against land acquisition took a tragic and macabre turn when a farmer hanged himself during an Aam Admi Party (AAP) rally in the heart of the national capital. The mortifying episode only showed how the political exploitation of a complex problem was diverting attention from what really needed to be done.Arguably, the answer to farmers' suicides lies in boosting the agriculture sector through ...
At the height of the Mandal Commission agitation in 1990, student Rajiv Goswami attempted to immolate himself in New Delhi. It was a sensational piece of news at that time and after 25 years; Delhi saw another tragic incident when Gajendra Singh died at a rally organized by the Aam Aadmi Party.This gruesome incident has thrown a lot of questions...Was Gajendra a businessmen-politician?While initial ...
By Mari Saito and Antoni Slodkowski OTA, Japan, April 27 (Reuters) - For Naren Mahat, a 27-year-old Nepali living in Japan, there was a long and painful wait on Saturday between news of a devastating earthquake and, finally, word from family members cut off by bad phone lines and repeated aftershocks. "If we were there, we could have helped. It's like a dream. I still can't believe this is happening," ...
(Updates with fighting, NATO general on Islamic State) By Mirwais Harooni and Kay Johnson KABUL, April 27 (Reuters) - Heavy fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban insurgents that killed more than 30 combatants threatened a major northern city on Monday, officials said. The battle on the outskirts of Kunduz, part of an intensifying wave of attacks after the departure of most foreign troops, ...
PATNA, India, April 27 (Reuters) - Tremors shook northeast India on Monday, three days after a severe earthquake caused devastation in neighbouring Nepal, sending residents rushing out of their homes fearing for their safety. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was centred in the Indian state of West Bengal and had a magnitude of 5.1, less severe than Saturday's 7.9 quake in Nepal that ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, April 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women sterilised in eastern India risk infections and other complications due to dirty conditions and a shortage of doctors and supplies, a report said on Monday just months after 15 women died following surgery. The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), which reviewed the quality of female sterilisation services in ...
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 ...
Promotion of skill development and creation of skilled manpower within the states were some of the key issues discussed on Saturday at the first meeting of NITI Aayog's sub-group of chief ministers on skill development. "The meeting discussed various aspects related to promotion of skill development and creation of skilled manpower within the states. "Strengthening the State Skill Development Missions, ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, April 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two thousand girls are "killed" every day due to a preference for sons in India with most aborted or murdered just after birth, the country's minister for women and child development said. Despite laws that ban parents having tests to determine the gender of unborn children, sex selective abortions remain a common practice in parts ...
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