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Mumbai: Adding a new twist to the 2002 hit-and-run-case, Bollywood actor Salman Khan's driver Ashok Singh on Monday told the Mumbai sessions court that he was driving the car. "The witness [Ashok Singh] present in the court said that during the incident he was driving the car. And later the witness was cross examined," Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat told the media. "The court has asked to give ...
Washington: Around 60 Indian-Americans have asked the US government and the Congress to consider imposing sanctions on India, alleging that they have "not been able to get justice" from the Indian system in reuniting with their kids who have been "abducted" by their spouses there. In all the cases, the "abduction" is by their spouses, who fled to India after marital dispute and got court orders against ...
Scared of the dark? Fear not as scientists have now created night vision eye drops, which enables one to see up to 50m in the dark. The team behind it, an independent Californian biohackers, Science for the Masses, theorised that Chlorin e6 (Ce6), a natural molecule that could be created from algae and other green plants, could improve eyesight in dark environments, the Independent reported. The ...
The 'Intel Inside' model has become the template for deploying agricultural biotechnology from American publicly-funded research institutions and private corporations to farmers in developing countries. Just as the combination of Microsoft's Windows software and Intel's assurance of ever-increasing computing power drove the growth of the personal computer industry, genetically-modified disease, insect ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Rajasthan on the occasion of Rajasthan Diwas. "Greetings to people of Rajasthan on Rajasthan Diwas," Prime Minister Modi said. "My dear Brothers and Sisters of Rajasthan, On Rajasthan Diwas, my greetings to all of you," he added in his message. Prime Minister Modi said Rajasthan is a land known for its splendid culture and glorious history. ...
A shutdown call given by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students' wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), disrupted normal life in Bihar on Monday. The ABVP activists blocked railway tracks and took to streets carrying saffron flags and shouting slogans against the state government. They also accused the state government of sorry state of affairs in colleges and universities. "Akhil ...
ISLAMABAD, March 30 (Reuters) - A high-level Pakistani defence delegation was about to leave for Saudi Arabia on Monday as the government in Islamabad considers whether to join a Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen. Pakistan evacuated about 500 of its nationals by plane from Yemen on Sunday during a brief pause in air strikes by the Saudi-led military coalition against Shi'ite Muslim Houthi forces, ...
Dhaka, March 30 (IANS) The Indian Under-23 football team here on Monday survived a fire scare when smoke was spotted coming out from the rear side of the team bus. The team was on its way back to the team hotel from the Monday morning recovery session when the smell of something burning pervaded the bus and smoke was spotted from the rear side of the vehicle, according to an All India Football Federation ...
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 ...
NEW DELHI, March 30 (Reuters) - India will issue a new decree this week for land purchases that has stirred disquiet across the country but which the government says is necessary to build roads, ports and power stations for higher economic growth. Billions of dollars of infrastructure projects are held up because of the difficulties involved in acquiring land under a law that requires approval of ...
ISLAMABAD, March 30 (Reuters) - A high-level Pakistani defence delegation was about to leave for Saudi Arabia on Monday as the government in Islamabad considers whether to join a Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen. Pakistan evacuated about 500 of its nationals by plane from Yemen on Sunday during a brief pause in air strikes by the Saudi-led military coalition against Shi'ite Muslim Houthi forces, ...
MUMBAI, March 30 (Reuters) - Piramal Fund Management, a unit of India's Piramal Enterprises Ltd, said on Monday it would provide 12 billion rupees (about $192 million) in financing for a luxury residential complex in central Mumbai being developed by Omkar Group. About 4 billion rupees will be used to refinance existing debt, while the rest will be provided over the next two years, Piramal said in ...
Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences (RTIICS) successfully treated Rabita Iqbal, a 10-year-old girl from Bangladesh, born with a rare genetic disorder called, Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH).This is an inherited condition, in which the level of bad cholesterol in the blood is much higher than normal (total cholesterol more than 600) from birth leading to aggressive and ...
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 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 ...
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a circular asking teachers and school staff not to interact with pupils on social media, phone or through e-mails, a move which it said is intended to check "sexual harassment" of students."The circular has been issued to check incidents of sexual harassment of students by teachers and staff. We have asked them not to interact with students on social ...
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