Web Sify
Follow us on

Article gallery

Rampur (UP): Baraats, or the processions, that accompany grooms are notorious for being late, and keeping the bride and her family waiting.That doesn't fly in a village in eastern Uttar Pradesh. The groom is fined if he's not punctual, and the baraat is warned that it must not be noisy.  Elders in the village of Taunkpuri Tanda charge Rs. 100 for every minute that a baraat is late. The majority ...
Paris: French aviation investigators said Tuesday they will examine "systemic weaknesses" like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings crash, while Lufthansa said its insurers set aside $300 million to deal with possible fallout from the disaster.Authorities say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who in the past had been treated for suicidal tendencies, ...
By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - The euro remained on track for its biggest quarterly fall and European shares for their best first quarter of the euro era on Tuesday as worries about Greece's finances kept the single currency under pressure. The European Central Bank's 1 trillion euro quantitative easing programme, launched this month, has prompted investors to pile into shares on bets that a ...
* Euro heads for biggest quarterly fall since introduction * European stocks up 16 pct on quarter, DAX up 23 pct * Greek debt negotiations weigh on euro, dollar gains * Crude sags as Iran's nuclear talks deadline looms By Marc Jones LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) - The euro remained on track for its biggest quarterly fall and European shares for their best first quarter of the euro era on Tuesday ...
Rampur (UP): Baraats, or the processions, that accompany grooms are notorious for being late, and keeping the bride and her family waiting.That doesn't fly in a village in eastern Uttar Pradesh. The groom is fined if he's not punctual, and the baraat is warned that it must not be noisy.  Elders in the village of Taunkpuri Tanda charge Rs. 100 for every minute that a baraat is late. The majority ...
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of students belonging to the Jat community seeking reservation in admission to post graduate medical and dental courses.As per reports, the apex court said that at the time of All India counselling, these Jat students were treated as OBCs.The Supreme Court had earlier stated that caste cannot be the sole ground for reservation and quashed the ...
Paris: French aviation investigators said Tuesday they will examine "systemic weaknesses" like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings crash, while Lufthansa said its insurers set aside $300 million to deal with possible fallout from the disaster.Authorities say co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who in the past had been treated for suicidal tendencies, ...
Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill still figures on the list of defaulters of the exclusive Bangalore Club in south India as he owes the club 13 rupees in unpaid bills. An entry, dating back to June 1899, in the club's ledger book listed "Lt WLS Churchill" as one of 17 defaulters, reported the BBC. Churchill arrived in Bangalore in 1896 as a young army officer and left three years later ...
From the happenings of recent weeks, it will be tempting to deduce that Arvind Kejriwal is a Stalinist who, like all autocrats, hates democracy and dissension and loves yes-men. That's what Prashant Bhushan will want us to believe. But the stormy story of the Aam Aadmi Party's internal crisis is far more complicated than such a black-and-white narrative. The most curious case in the entire episode ...
Merely 3 years after 1984's anti-Sikh riots, Meerut and Malyana were gripped in communal frenzy. But what took place on 22 May 1987 is beyond any iota of imagination. 42 Muslims were picked from their homes in Meerut's Hashimpura locality by Uttar Pradesh's Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and killed 36 of them in cold blooded manner. A few days ago a local court acquitted all the accused in the ...
MUMBAI, March 31 (Reuters) - India's external debt stood at $461.9 billion as of end-December, up 3.5 percent from end-March 2014, the government said in a release on Tuesday. India's external debt-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio stood at 23.2 percent as of end-December, compared with 23.7 percent as of end-March 2014. The country's short-term debt fell 6.7 percent from March-end 2014 to ...
* Over 60 pct of ships scrapped on Asian beaches in 2014 * Practice poses human risk, environmental dangers * New EU rules set high standards, but with loopholes By Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS, March 31 (Reuters) - European, Turkish and Chinese recyclers are set to benefit from strict new EU rules on breaking up old ships, but the practice of dismantling them on beaches in South Asia -- at ...
MUMBAI, March 31 (Reuters) - Indian biotechnology firm Biocon Ltd could file a prospectus for a share listing for its research services business arm Syngene International within the next two months, two sources directly involved in the process said. The IPO could fetch up to 10 billion rupees ($159.8 million), said one of the sources. However, the sources did not specify how much was being sold ...
Date syrup possesses antibacterial activity that can ward off disease-causing bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. The research showed that, in vitro, date syrup is able to inhibit the growth of bacteria faster than manuka honey, which has previously been shown to have antibacterial properties and is increasingly used in dressings to improve wound repair. Hajer Taleb, a ...
Amsterdam: A monk's 1,000-year-old mummified body was discovered inside a Chinese Buddha statue after it was taken to hospital for a CT scan in the Netherlands, a media report said Monday. The body belonged to master Liuquan, a monk who lived around the year 1100 and was a member of a Chinese meditation school, British daily Mirror reported. Examining the mummy, a gastroenterologist found "all kinds ...
New York: For men who resent wearing condoms, a new non-intrusive solution is on the anvil - a birth control pill. At least two projects are in the pipeline for choking male fertility. One is H2-gamendazole that makes sperms go half-cooked. Normally, premature sperm cells grow a tail and head in the testis, but H2-gamendazole keeps them from reaching this stage of development. "If there's no sperm, ...
By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, March 30 (Reuters) - A northwestern Pakistani province is taking criminal action against 70 schools that have failed to tighten security with measures such as installing barbed wire following a December high school attack that killed 132 children. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa made it compulsory for all schools to hire armed guards, raise the height of boundary walls ...
By Nita Bhalla MUMBAI, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing before a classroom packed with teenagers, Yojana Salunke begins her weekly one-hour lesson on a subject which many experts say is crucial to helping India address one of its biggest challenges - gender inequality. "Hands up all those girls who have to do housework before or after school?" Salunke asks, as every pig-tailed girl ...
most popular on facebook
talking point on sify news