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Two of the biggest stars of Indian News TV -- Barkha Dutt and Arnab Goswami -- are now fighting in full public glare. The gloves are off. And how!That this would happen -- sooner or later -- was inevitable. The signs were there for anyone who cared to see. And not many viewers of prime time news were oblivious to these almost impossible-to-miss the signals. These were the not-so-subtle innuendos, ...
Srinagar: A militant the army caught on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir is a Pakistani who has been involved in militancy for nearly two months, officials said on Wednesday.The militant, caught on Tuesday during a gunfight in Kupwara district, had told police that he belongs to Lahore and his name is Bahadur Ali.He said he crossed over to the Kashmir Valley two months back and had been ...
Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) In a city known for fashion and style, this exhibition stands out not just for the selection of designers but also for the affordable range it offers. ABsalut Style, to be held Taj Krishna Hotel on Friday, brings together young well-known designers from different parts of the country, who offer quality stuff at reasonable prices. "Even though we are getting well-known designers, ...
Kingston, July 28 (IANS) India's leg-spinner Amit Mishra revealed that head coach Anil Kumble's advice to vary his pace on the slow wicket in the first cricket Test against the West Indies helped him. Mishra took three wickets in both the innings while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed seven wickets as the hosts followed on as India recorded a big win by an innings and 92 runs to take a 1-0 ...
Two of the biggest stars of Indian News TV -- Barkha Dutt and Arnab Goswami -- are now fighting in full public glare. The gloves are off. And how!That this would happen -- sooner or later -- was inevitable. The signs were there for anyone who cared to see. And not many viewers of prime time news were oblivious to these almost impossible-to-miss the signals. These were the not-so-subtle innuendos, ...
Srinagar: A militant the army caught on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir is a Pakistani who has been involved in militancy for nearly two months, officials said on Wednesday.The militant, caught on Tuesday during a gunfight in Kupwara district, had told police that he belongs to Lahore and his name is Bahadur Ali.He said he crossed over to the Kashmir Valley two months back and had been ...
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) The New Islamabad International Airport (NIIA), which can host A-380, the world's biggest passenger aircraft, will be fully operational by June 2017. The schedule date of completion of all construction work of the project is December 25 this year, the Daily Times reported on Thursday. The first green-field airport in Pakistan, it is being constructed near Fateh Jang, some ...
In a bid to strengthen the might of People's Liberation Army (PLA), Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the ground force of the army to transform and build itself into a mighty, modernized and new-style military force.Xi made the remarks yesterday during an inspection of the army's headquarters ahead of the 89th anniversary of the founding of the PLA on August 1, reports Xinhua.Xi, also the general ...

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, ...
By Andreas Cremer BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen reported a 12 percent drop in quarterly profit at its main passenger car division on Thursday, a big improvement on the quarter before but showing the challenges it still faces to overcome its emissions scandal. Europe's largest automaker is struggling to rebuild its reputation and meet billions of dollars of costs after admitting in September to ...
* Bangladeshi-American suspect was friend of gunman in cafe attack * Eight of the nine dead militants identified from fingerprints * Police blame attacks on domestic militant groups * Minister says police verifying foreign ties to the attackers (Updates with another militant identified) By Ruma Paul DHAKA, July 28 (Reuters) - One of nine suspected militants killed in a police raid in Bangladesh ...
By Andreas Cremer BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen reported a 12 percent drop in quarterly profit at its main passenger car division on Thursday, a big improvement on the quarter before but showing the challenges it still faces to overcome its emissions scandal. Europe's largest automaker is struggling to rebuild its reputation and meet billions of dollars of costs after admitting in September to ...
, Jul 28 (ANI): A world-first study has revealed that in 2013, physical inactivity cost 67.5 billion international dollars globally in healthcare expenditure and lost productivity, revealing the enormous economic burden of an increasingly sedentary world.The study, led by Dr Melody Ding from University of Sydney, provides the first-ever global estimate of the financial cost of physical inactivity by ...
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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