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New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to control the rising prices of vegetables and other essential commodities, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday criticised the government over the false promises made to the nation and failure to tackle the rampant inflation.Gandhi said the BJP-led NDA Government had a grand celebration on its second anniversary ...
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, ...
By Giles Elgood and Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Shockwaves from Britain's vote to leave the European Union rocked the economy on Thursday, with thousands of jobs lost at one of the country's biggest banks, big extra costs for Ford, and consumer confidence plunging. Preparing for a Brexit-related slowdown, Lloyds Banking Group said it would cut a further 3,000 jobs. One of Britain's biggest ...
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) No concrete evidence on the missing AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has emerged so far after a week of search, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in Parliament on Thursday. The Minister, in identical statements in both houses, said that based on inputs, areas of "three oil slicks, five transmission intercepts and 24 floating objects have been thoroughly ...
President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said women have made their mark in various fields, including politics, and have shown exemplary determination and power of analysis to arrive at correct decisions.President Mukherjee received a copy of a coffee table book 'India's Most Powerful Women' at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The book has been written by Prem Ahluwalia.Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated ...
New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to control the rising prices of vegetables and other essential commodities, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday criticised the government over the false promises made to the nation and failure to tackle the rampant inflation.Gandhi said the BJP-led NDA Government had a grand celebration on its second anniversary ...
Pakistan on Thursday said it is unaware if there will be any talks on the table between Islamabad and New Delhi on the sidelines of seventh SAARC meeting on August 4, in wake of Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh visit to the country.Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement, pointed that on such occasions, there are expectation of meetings on the sidelines, but, so far no decision has ...
Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre (CPN-MC), who is likely to become the next Prime Minister on Thursday said he is holding talks with the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist(CPN-UML) leadership and would urge them to join the new government in the making.Dahal said it was a natural political process in the parliamentary system to break and make ...

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 Gayatri Suroyo and Eveline Danubrata JAKARTA (Reuters) - Six years after bowing out of a bruising battle to make Indonesian tycoons pay taxes, new Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati is back to finish what she started - this time with the full backing of reformist President Joko Widodo. Under former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indrawati steered the Indonesian economy through the global ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Thursday it had frozen the assets of the operator of a Utah-based Ponzi scheme that raised more than $207 million from investors worldwide, mainly in the United States, India and Russia. In a complaint filed in federal court in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, the SEC alleged that Traffic Monsoon LLC and Charles Scoville, its only ...
HONG KONG, July 29 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares of Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group rose 2.9 percent after it reached a deal to buy India's Gland Pharma for up to $1.3 billion. The stock jumped to HK$20.50, the highest since June 10, bucking a 0.2 percent fall in the benchmark Hang Seng Index . Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group has agreed to buy an 86 percent stake in Gland Pharma - backed ...
By Sumeet Chatterjee and Zeba Siddiqui HONG KONG/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co Ltd has agreed to buy an 86 percent stake in Gland Pharma - backed by KKR & Co LP - for up to $1.3 billion, the largest acquisition of an Indian company from abroad this year. The deal, announced by the two sides on Thursday, is the first major move by the Fosun group since Guo Guangchang, ...
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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