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Bengaluru: An 18-year-old girl was shot dead and her friend injured by an office boy of a residential school here, police said. The deceased is a second-year pre-university student at the school and was residing at the hostel, they said. The incident took place last night and investigations are on, police said, adding the boy is suspected to be a jilted lover. Karnataka Home Minister K J George, ...

Rain forecast worries Kashmiris

2015-04-01 10:40:00

Srinagar: The water level in Jhelum and other major rivers has dropped much below the danger mark on Wednesday, but the forecast of a fresh spell of rain and snow has left the people here worried. "The water level stood at 15 feet at Ram Munshi Bagh (Srinagar) and at 12 feet at Sangam (Anantnag) today (Wednesday) morning," a senior official of the flood control department told IANS in Srinagar on ...

SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira dies

2015-04-01 11:10:38

Klaus Tschira, one of the co-founders of European software giant SAP, has died unexpectedly at the age of 74, his foundation said on Tuesday.Tschira, a trained physicist, left IBM to found SAP in 1972 together with four IBM colleagues: Hasso Plattner, who is still the company's chairman, Dietmar Hopp, Hans-Werner Hector and Claus Wellenreuther.The German business software company began by developing ...
* 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 ...
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved a major policy intervention, to supply gas at uniform delivered price to all fertilizer plants on the gas grid for production of urea through a pooling mechanism. It is expected that the cost of production of urea at pooled price would be less than the price of imported urea, which will encourage ...
Passengers will now be able to book their train tickets four months in advance, starting today, as the Railways has increased the advance reservation period for booking the tickets from 60 to 120 days. However, there will be no change in case of 360 days limit for foreign tourists. The revised rates of platform ticket have also been implemented from today. It will now cost Rs 10 instead of five. ...
By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil futures edged lower on Wednesday amid speculation that a last-minute deal over Iran's nuclear programme would be reached that could allow more Iranian crude into world markets. Talks between Iran and six world powers to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear programme extended beyond a Tuesday deadline, as the parties edged towards a deal but ...

SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira dies

2015-04-01 11:10:38

Klaus Tschira, one of the co-founders of European software giant SAP, has died unexpectedly at the age of 74, his foundation said on Tuesday.Tschira, a trained physicist, left IBM to found SAP in 1972 together with four IBM colleagues: Hasso Plattner, who is still the company's chairman, Dietmar Hopp, Hans-Werner Hector and Claus Wellenreuther.The German business software company began by developing ...
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 ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China welcomes Taiwan's decision to apply to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as long as the self-ruled island uses an appropriate name, state news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday. China's Taiwan Affairs Office has received Taiwan's letter of intent to join and has passed it to the AIIB's interim secretariat, Xinhua cited Taiwan Affairs Office ...
WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - U.S. trade officials will look into whether imports of clear plastic resin, used in bottles and packaging, from China and other countries are being sold too cheaply in the United States, a move that could lead to import duties. The U.S. Department of Commerce said on Tuesday it would investigate a complaint about dumping of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin, ...
By Koh Gui Qing and Pete Sweeney BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Surveys of China's factory and services sectors showed stubborn weakness in the world's second-biggest economy in March, adding to bets that Beijing will have to roll out more policy support to avert a sharper slowdown. Three separate surveys showed Chinese companies shed jobs last month as they struggled with soft demand and deflationary ...
Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave its approval for the amendment of the Homoeopathy Central Council Act, 1973.This amendment in the Act, will make provisions relating to granting permission by Central Government to all homoeopathic medical colleges for continuing course/courses, so as to ensure that homoeopathy education is given only through colleges which can impart ...
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 ...
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