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New Delhi: Government today said it favoured setting up a separate High Court for Telangana but remained non-committal on granting special category status to Andhra Pradesh, as members from the two states agitated in Lok Sabha to press these demands. While Congress and several opposition parties kept away from the House to express solidarity with 25 suspended Congress MPs, members from Telangana ...
Sofia Ashraf's video, posted online by a nongovernmental organization called Jhatkaa, or "shock" in Hindi, has had more than a million views on YouTube, drawing attention to accusations against a thermometer factory in the town of Kodaikanal that closed down 14 years ago. Hindustan Unilever, the Indian subsidiary of the consumer goods company, has denied wrongdoing. It disputes claims of former workers ...
Locals today intercepted four pick-up vans illegally smuggling 40 cows to Bangladesh at a place near Dumdim on NH 31 in Jalpaiguri district. The locals then informed the nearest SSB and police outpost from where personnel immediately rushed to the spot. Nine persons were arrested in connection with the illegal cattle smuggling, a police officer said. ...
Bulls ran out of fuel today as the benchmark BSE Sensex snapped its four-day winning run by losing 115 points to 28,071.93 after RBI kept interest rates looking at stickiness of inflation and banks passing on to consumers only less than half of its previous rate cuts. But support came form buying in select banking stocks and a strong rupee. Besides, the reaction to RBI status quo was largely tepid as ...
Having flattered to deceive on most occasions after his transition from U-19 to senior cricket, Delhi boy Unmukt Chand would like to make amends as he leads India A in the tri-nation 'A' series, which is considered to be a launchpad for getting into the senior team. While India A will play their first match on Friday, the tournament starts with South Africa A pitted against Australia A in the lung ...

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Amnesty International said Shafqat's execution is�a "deeply sad day" for Pakistan. Pakistan must immediately impose a moratorium on the death penalty after the execution of a man who was below 18 years old at the time of the crime, according to his lawyers, and who was tortured into a "confession" by police, Amnesty said. "This is another deeply sad day for Pakistan. A man whose age remains disputed ...
Lucknow: The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) of Asaduddin Owaisi plans to contest the coming three-tier panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh, giving the jitters to the ruling Samajwadi Party. Both the BJP and the Samajwadi Party have announced they will contest the elections on party symbol at some places and support strong candidates at others. Highly placed sources in the Hyderabad-based ...
Sofia Ashraf's video, posted online by a nongovernmental organization called Jhatkaa, or "shock" in Hindi, has had more than a million views on YouTube, drawing attention to accusations against a thermometer factory in the town of Kodaikanal that closed down 14 years ago. Hindustan Unilever, the Indian subsidiary of the consumer goods company, has denied wrongdoing. It disputes claims of former workers ...
NEW DELHI, Aug 4 (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court postponed a hearing on whether the controversial minimum alternate tax (MAT) can be imposed on foreign investors after the government asked for more time to prepare its stance, a lawyer involved in the case said. Initially scheduled for Tuesday, the hearing will now be held on Sept. 29, the lawyer said, declining to be identified discussing court ...
By Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) - Britain took a 1.1 billion pound ($1.7 billion) loss on its first sale of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on Tuesday, sparking accusations from opposition politicians of an unnecessarily rushed and costly disposal. The UK government sold a 5.4 percent stake in RBS at 330 pence per share, a third below the price paid when Britain rescued the British bank ...
MUMBAI, Aug 4 (Reuters) - An Indian rapper has gone viral with a music video calling on consumer products giant Unilever to clean up alleged toxic waste from a forested southern hill station and compensate residents. Sofia Ashraf's video, posted online by a nongovernmental organization called Jhatkaa, or "shock" in Hindi, has had more than a million views on YouTube, drawing attention to accusations ...
It is an old belief that the drinking habit improves with maturity, and adding another point to this old theory, are researchers who claim that marriage can lead to a dramatic drop in liquor consumption even among people with severe drinking problems.University of Missouri researchers believe that their findings could help improve clinical efforts to inform about public health policy changes and lead ...
"We are not just Americans, but citizens of Earth." —@StationCDRKelly http://t.co/eOShEche3z pic.twitter.com/nGPsTVC4Hh— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2015 Washington: Clicked from 1.6 million kms away in space, a NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first stunning view of the entire sun-lit side of Earth. DSCOVR is equipped with the Earth ...
Checking in at the reception desk at the Henn na Hotel in Sasebo, Japan - Photo by Akio Kon pic.twitter.com/7ZlBZ5g9Sp— Bloomberg Photos (@BloombergPhotos) July 15, 2015 Tokyo: A hotel in Japan almost entirely run by robots has opened its doors to the public. The 72-room Henn na Hotel - whose name means "weird" - will offer a different experience to visitors at Huis Ten Bosch, an amusement park ...
By Emma Batha LONDON, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country in less than a decade - six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Fast-growing Nigeria is on course to outstrip the United States by about 2050 to become the country with the third largest population, the United Nations predicted. ...
By Liana B. Baker, Greg Roumeliotis and Mike Stone (Reuters) - Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school and university classrooms, is exploring a sale that it hopes could value it at as much as $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Blackboard's majority owner, private equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has ...
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