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Chennai: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has banned a discussion forum for students, following an anonymous complaint that it tried to "spread hatred" against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.According to a report in The Times of India, the group of students was mobilising the SC/ST students to question government policies on the use of Hindi language and the ban on cow slaughter.The decision ...
Imagine Indian recruits crossing the LoC for terrorist training in Pakistan, some of them travelling as far as Karachi, then getting married during their training and travelling back to India with Pakistani wives and children into Kashmir under some amnesty scheme of the previous regime, not known to the Indian people. This was a way to reward terrorists and Pakistan.On 23-May-2015, the same Pakistani ...
* GDP data to be released on Friday around 1200 GMT * Economists forecast Jan-March GDP growth at 7.3 pct year/year * Analysts see RBI cutting interest rate by 25 bps on Tuesday By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI, May 29 (Reuters) - India's government and businesses are pushing for an interest rate cut next week even though data on Friday may show output is expanding faster than China's, in the latest ...
New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday gave mobile app-based taxi services, like Uber and Ola, a week to provide relevant information for fresh licences to ply in the capital. "They have been asked to furnish all relevant data including drivers and vehicles listed with them and strictly comply with the existing ban, if they want their fresh licence to be considered," a government official said. Following ...
Chennai: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has banned a discussion forum for students, following an anonymous complaint that it tried to "spread hatred" against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.According to a report in The Times of India, the group of students was mobilising the SC/ST students to question government policies on the use of Hindi language and the ban on cow slaughter.The decision ...
The scorching heat wave has claimed 429 more lives in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, taking the total death toll in the two states this season to a massive 1,774. While 100 deaths were reported in Telangana in the last 24 hours, 329 deaths were reported in Andhra Pradesh yesterday. Uttar Pradesh, too, continued to reel under a severe heat wave with Allahabad recording the highest maximum temperature ...
The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday expressed outrage that attacks on Iraq's cultural heritage are being used as a tactic of war to spread terror and hatred, “a new phenomenon,” the head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) labelled as a form of "cultural cleansing" threatening the people and security in the region.UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova ...
On Thursday, the Greek Cypriot leader, Nicos Anastasiades, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, took the next steps towards fulfilling their joint vision for a united federal Cyprus, the United Nations Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Cyprus has confirmed.Their constructive dialogue included a range of core issues that go to the very heart of the Cyprus question, Espen Barth Eide ...
Imagine Indian recruits crossing the LoC for terrorist training in Pakistan, some of them travelling as far as Karachi, then getting married during their training and travelling back to India with Pakistani wives and children into Kashmir under some amnesty scheme of the previous regime, not known to the Indian people. This was a way to reward terrorists and Pakistan.On 23-May-2015, the same Pakistani ...
Rejoice—'Tis the season of clean chits! Corruption is going away from India and we are becoming a more and more honest country. Suddenly the number of tainted people is going down and there seem to be no tainted politicians anymore!Take the case of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. The poor woman had a raid at her residence way back in 1997 and a disproportionate assets case foisted on her. ...
By Michelle Martin and Tetsushi Kajimoto DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - The head of the International Monetary Fund warned that Greece could fall out of the euro zone as it struggled to sort out its debt stand-off, which is adding to concern about the patchiness of global economic recovery. The finance chiefs of most of the world's biggest economies met in Germany against the backdrop of Greece's ...
By Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Three automakers on Thursday widened recalls of cars and trucks with Takata Corp air bags and the U.S. Congress set a hearing next week on the safety issue that has been linked to six deaths. Takata last week complied with demands of U.S. safety regulators and doubled the vehicles to be involved in air bag recalls to 34 million, making it the largest recall ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of deaths caused by an extreme heat wave in India could have been prevented if authorities followed the example set by Ahmedabad which introduced measures such as cooling spaces to protect citizens from the rising mercury, climate experts said. At least 1,300 people have died in northern and southern India over the past week, ...
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform yoga at a public event next month, part of his international drive to increase participation in the ancient Indian discipline. Modi will practice physical poses and breathing control at the event on the country's main ceremonial avenue, in the capital New Delhi, on June 21, government and ruling party officials said. ...
Washington: American doctors were shocked to find that an Indian computer science PhD student from Hyderabad who underwent brain surgery had an embryonic "evil twin" instead of a tumour in her head. The 26-year-old Yamini Karanam had jokingly called her "evil twin sister who's been torturing me for 26 years". According to NBC, Karanam, who was studying at Indiana University, was unaware of what ...
Washington: Analysis of meteorites that reached the Earth long after the cosmic collision which created the Moon indicate the satellite is 4.47 billion years old, according to an article published in the journal Science. The article described the work of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists from NASA, the University of Arizona and the Institute for the Science of Exploration Targets, or INET. Scientists ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In his first year in power, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought in banking for the poor, set up campaigns to improve sanitation and curb the abortion of female foetuses - but slashed funds for education, health, women and children. In "Promises and Reality" - a report focusing on policies affecting the poor and marginalised ...
By Emma Batha CASABLANCA, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the age of 14 Usha Choudary was betrothed to a man she had never met. She refused to go through with the marriage. When her parents insisted, she threatened to kill herself. Choudary wanted to stay at school and break the cycle of child marriage and domestic abuse that blights millions of women's lives in India, and which nearly ...
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