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London: Two minor Sikh girls in the UK were ordered to remove their turbans by teachers who mistook the traditional religious headdress as 'fashion' items, prompting their families to protest.Simranjot Kaur, 13, and 11-year-old Prasimran Kaur, who are not related, study at St Anne's Catholic School in Southampton, Hampshire, were asked to remove their traditional religious headwear by headteacher Lyn ...

PM attends BJP-RSS meet

2015-09-04 19:40:00

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended the concluding session of three-day BJP-RSS coordination meet held in the capital. BJP president Amit Shah, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Health Minister J.P. Nadda, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari were among important party leaders ...
charge Kanpur, Sep 4 (PTI) Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today refused to comment on former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's allegation of "spying" on him, saying he won't do it without "reading" the tweet as it may "lead to a controversy". "He (Omar) often tweets and since I have not read the tweet yet so I would not comment over it as it may lead to a controversy," Minister of state ...
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A gang of six women thieves were arrested here on Friday morning in connection with their involvement in several cases of stealing in Metro coaches, police said. Laxmi, 30, the gang leader, was arrested from Chandni Chowk Metro station along with her associates Lalita, 25, Bareli, 30, Sharda, 25, Rakhi, 26, and Meena, 30. "They used to travel in Metros and target women passengers ...
From Barun Jha Ankara, Sep 4 (PTI) Under pressure back home to cut rates, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said global economies witnessing sustainable growth need to hike rates although not in a "one go, big bang" manner and that market volatility concerns should not come in the way of central bank decisions. While Rajan did not name the US or the Federal Reserve, his comments before a grouping ...
AAP today alleged that "desperate attempts" were being made to "shield" the real culprits in the multi-crore CNG fitness scam and that it was evident in the "half-baked" charge-sheet filed by the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) under direct instructions from the Lt Governor. The party also said the BJP-led central government and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi needed to come clean over their role ...
From Barun Jha Ankara, Sep 4 (PTI) Under pressure back home to cut rates, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said global economies witnessing sustainable growth need to hike rates although not in a "one go, big bang" manner and that market volatility concerns should not come in the way of central bank decisions. While Rajan did not name the US or the Federal Reserve, his comments before a grouping ...
From Aditi Khanna London, Sep 4 (PTI) A London-based Indian-origin futures trader�accused of triggering�the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" and making over USD 40 million from rigging the stock market has been formally indicted by a US federal grand jury. Navinder Sarao, 36, who is currently out on bail while extradition proceedings are ongoing in UK courts, is suspected of spoofing, in which a ...
On July 30, 2015, two high profile burials took place, almost formalizing new stereotypes of Indian Muslims. A former president of India and the other, a convicted terrorist, were buried in graveyards as far removed as Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu and Mahim in Mumbai. The president was given a state burial. The "convict" received a popular burial, one befitting an iconic figure. The old stereotypes showed ...

10 ways to define paid news...

2015-09-04 07:18:45

Wikipedia defines "Paid news" as..."A phenomenon in Indian media that refers to the systematic engagement of mainstream media outlets in publishing favourable articles in exchange for payment."But is that enough? Is that the only form of paid news? Can only payment in cash be considered paid news? What about payment in kind and other forms?Here are 10 ways of defining paid news if we expand the concept...1. ...
By Jan Strupczewski and Randall Palmer ANKARA (Reuters) - World financial leaders will agree to calibrate and communicate monetary policy carefully to avoid triggering capital flight, but will not call an expected U.S. rate rise a risk to growth, a draft communique showed on Friday. Many emerging market economies are concerned that when the U.S. Federal Reserve raises borrowing costs, investors ...
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed in August, but the unemployment rate dropped to a near 7-1/2-year low and wages accelerated, keeping alive prospects of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike later this month. Nonfarm payrolls increased 173,000 last month after an upwardly revised gain of 245,000 in July, the Labor Department said on Friday. August's gain was the smallest ...
By Ben Hirschler and Zeba Siddiqui LONDON/MUMBAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) - A major Indian supplier of tuberculosis drugs to developing countries has been severely criticised by the World Health Organization for inadequate manufacturing standards and poor testing procedures. The United Nations agency issued a warning letter to Mumbai-based Svizera Labs, part of Maneesh Pharmaceuticals, stating that the ...
Sept 4 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Friday: ** Russia's Gazprom and its European partners signed a shareholders' agreement on the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project that will run beneath the Baltic Sea to Europe, bringing Europe closer into Moscow's energy orbit. Led by Gazprom, which has put the cost of the plan at up to 9.9 ...
A 19-year-old in the city of Dongguan, in the southern Chinese region of Guangdong Province, who went to his doctor complaining of a ear ache, was horrified when he was told that 26 cockroaches were living inside his ear.Li, 19, recalled that he woke up in the middle of the night with an unbearable itch in his ear that grew increasingly painful, reports news.com.au.In desperation, he stuck a finger ...
Citizens of the small Dutch town of Noordwijkerhout had a strange shock today when their little town market received a very unexpected visitor. Named Buba, the huge pachyderm had apparently just earlier strolled out of her circus in a nearby field and decided to do a little shopping. In a video captured by a surprised shopper, the elephant is seen quite literally checking out the stalls, trunk ...
HERAT, Afghanistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) - More than 100 girls were taken to hospital from their school in western Afghanistan on Monday after breathing in toxic gas, officials said, and police were investigating whether the incident was deliberate. Elements of Afghanistan's ultra-conservative society oppose education for girls and schools have periodically come under attack. As many as 124 girls were ...
A son of a samosa vendor in Pakistan has secured the top position in Class 12 examination, a media report said on Monday.Shah Faisal, like his father, sells samosas -- a fried snack with a savoury filling.His hard work and love for education turned him into a brilliant student, The News International reported.Shah Faisal has got himself enrolled for System Engineering program in the Peshawar University ...

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