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Bengaluru: Violent protests over the rejection of Karnataka's interim plea for sharing the Mahadayi river water with Goa by a tribunal disrupted normal life across cities and towns in north Karnataka.A state-wide bandh in Karnataka is to be observed on Saturday. The bandh by pro-Kannada and farmer organisations is a protest against the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal's interim order rejecting the state's ...
Hyderabad: Just a few days before students are due to appear for the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test-2, 2016 (EAMCET- 2), the Telangana Government has decided to scrap the test, after the Crime Investigation Department (CID) confirmed reports that question papers had been leaked.The students were allegedly handed over question papers along with their answers for the competitive ...
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday asserted that Home Minister Rajnath Singh was visiting Islamabad next month solely for the purpose of attending the SAARC ministerial conference and ruled out any possibilities of bilateral talks with leaders of Pakistan."The Home Minister is not travelling for a bilateral engagement with Pakistan, he is going for a SAARC related event. You know the ...

L&T net profit rises 46% in Q1

2016-07-29 12:50:00

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Larsen & Toubro (L&T) on Friday reported a 46 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit to Rs 610 crore in the quarter ended June 30, 2016, as compared to Rs 419 crore in the corresponding period last year. Company's consolidated gross revenue in the quarter stood at Rs 21,874 crore, up 9.1 percent on a y-o-y (year-on-year) basis, and the international revenue during ...
Bengaluru: Violent protests over the rejection of Karnataka's interim plea for sharing the Mahadayi river water with Goa by a tribunal disrupted normal life across cities and towns in north Karnataka.A state-wide bandh in Karnataka is to be observed on Saturday. The bandh by pro-Kannada and farmer organisations is a protest against the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal's interim order rejecting the state's ...
Hyderabad: Just a few days before students are due to appear for the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test-2, 2016 (EAMCET- 2), the Telangana Government has decided to scrap the test, after the Crime Investigation Department (CID) confirmed reports that question papers had been leaked.The students were allegedly handed over question papers along with their answers for the competitive ...
(Image: savethechildrenactionnetwork.org)Philadelphia: Reflecting the rise of the Indian American millennials, an 18-year-old delegate from Iowa, Sruthi Palaniyappan, has become the youngest delegate at the Democratic National Convention here which has nominated Hillary Clinton as the party's presidential candidate.Sruthi, introduced her state delegation's announcement of its votes during the Convention ...
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey has warned that battlefield success against ISIS may lead to increased terrorism in the West.Speaking to a cybersecurity conference at Fordham University this week, Comey predicted that eventually crushing ISIS in its self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria and Iraq will likely result in dispersing terrorists elsewhere, reports CNN."At some point ...

AFSPA: How long will it go on?

2016-07-28 08:54:40

In under three weeks, at least fifty people have died and thousands have been wounded in Kashmir, including security forces.In the other part of the country where the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is in force, a woman made a decision that should have dominated the front pages of the national dailies and started a debate on the AFSPA.Irom Sharmila, popularly called ‘The Iron Lady of Manipur’, ...
It is quite difficult to believe, but the flamboyant Navjot Singh Sidhu had a quiet slow and sedate start to his cricketing career. A famous article was written about him after a really bad Test debut with the West Indies in 1983. It called him a “Strokeless wonder”. Sidhu was in the wilderness for a good four years and when he made his debut in ODIs in 1987, he grabbed it with both hands, ...
(Reuters) - U.S. authorities have issued subpoenas to Goldman Sachs Group Inc for documents related to the bank's dealings with scandal-hit Malaysian state fund 1MDB, the Wall Street Journal reported late on Friday. Goldman received the subpoenas earlier this year from the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Journal reported, citing a person familiar ...
By Michelle Price HONG KONG (Reuters) - British and Chinese securities watchdogs are discussing an agreement that will pave the way for landmark financial services projects between the countries, sources said, easing fears that Britain could be a less attractive partner for such deals after last month's vote to leave the European Union. Britain's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the China ...
Doctors at Fortis Healthcare achieved another milestone recently when they performed a successful surgery on a six year old international patient, Lyaan from Oman.She had come to Fortis this year with a condition called Crouzon syndrome, a rare genetic disorder found 1 in 60,000 live births (or 16.5 cases in 1 million live births). This condition presents itself in the form of a severely deformed ...
, Jul 30 (ANI): If a recent study is to be believed, then vaccination against a single strain of Zika virus is enough to protect us from the genetically diverse strains of the virus.Zika virus strains are grouped into two distinct genetic lineages: African and Asian. The Zika virus strain circulating in the current outbreak affecting Central and South America and the Caribbean is of the Asian lineage.When ...
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 ...
The literacy rate among Muslims showed the largest increase of 9.4 percentage points, from 59.1% in 2001 to 68.5% in 2011, among India's minorities, according to data presented in the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) on July 21, 2016. Muslims are followed by Buddhists (8.6 percentage points), Sikhs (6 percentage points), Christians (4.2 percentage points) and Jains (0.8 percentage points). Hindus-the ...
As new education minister Prakash Javadekar takes charge of a ministry that appeared to impede the Prime Minister’s desire to see world-class Indian universities, step one could be to get his ministry’s first-ever national ranking in order. The Ministry of Human Resource Development’s maiden ranking exercise for Indian universities, India Rankings 2016—a guide for students—lacks three key ...

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