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Perhaps when Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter, this was not what he was expecting. Rahul Gandh and Smriti Irani have been locked in a slugfest for more than a year now, ever since she was chosen as the BJP figurehead to take him on in Amethi during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. She lost that seat, but did eat into Rahul's vote share significantly. Ever since then every clash between the two seems to ...
New Delhi: The Indian economy grew by more than seven percent in 2014-15 from the 4.7 percent increase in the previous fiscal, government data showed on Friday. The gross domestic product (GDP) which is a measure of the total value of goods and services produced in the country broke the sub-five percent growth rate barrier after the last two consecutive years. In 2012-13 the GDP climbed-up by 4.5 ...
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) India Inc on Friday described as "encouraging" the GDP figures released earlier in the day, saying these confirmed industry's assessment that the economy is showing signs of recovery. India's gross domestic product grew by 7.3 percent during 2014-15 from the 4.7 percent increase in the previous fiscal, government data showed on Friday. "GDP growth of 7.3 percent in 2014-15 ...
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) India may have just fallen short of surpassing China as the fastest-growing emerging market economy in 2014-15, but its 7.3 percent growth is expected to have matched that of the Asian neighbour, according to official data released here Friday. The Indian economy had expanded by 6.9 percent in the previous fiscal year. Even as official data from Beijing is awaited, estimates ...
Perhaps when Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter, this was not what he was expecting. Rahul Gandh and Smriti Irani have been locked in a slugfest for more than a year now, ever since she was chosen as the BJP figurehead to take him on in Amethi during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. She lost that seat, but did eat into Rahul's vote share significantly. Ever since then every clash between the two seems to ...
New Delhi: The Indian economy grew by more than seven percent in 2014-15 from the 4.7 percent increase in the previous fiscal, government data showed on Friday. The gross domestic product (GDP) which is a measure of the total value of goods and services produced in the country broke the sub-five percent growth rate barrier after the last two consecutive years. In 2012-13 the GDP climbed-up by 4.5 ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A virtual reality film aims to help raise funds for survivors of last month's earthquake in Nepal by giving viewers a first-hand experience of the disaster's aftermath, the director said on Friday. Los Angeles-based company RYOT - which produces news stories for audiences to act on - shot the footage in the days following the 7.8 magnitude ...
(Adds further government comment) By Hnin Yadana Zaw and Antoni Slodkowski YANGON, May 29 (Reuters) - Myanmar's navy seized a boat packed with 727 people off the country's southern coast on Friday, the government said, about a week after it found a similar vessel it said carried around 200 Bangladeshi migrants. Most of those on board this boat were also from Bangladesh, a senior official from ...
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 Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A virtual reality film aims to help raise funds for survivors of last month's earthquake in Nepal by giving viewers a first-hand experience of the disaster's aftermath, the director said on Friday. Los Angeles-based company RYOT - which produces news stories for audiences to act on - shot the footage in the days following the 7.8 magnitude ...
(Adds further government comment) By Hnin Yadana Zaw and Antoni Slodkowski YANGON, May 29 (Reuters) - Myanmar's navy seized a boat packed with 727 people off the country's southern coast on Friday, the government said, about a week after it found a similar vessel it said carried around 200 Bangladeshi migrants. Most of those on board this boat were also from Bangladesh, a senior official from ...
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, India's largest drugmaker by sales, reported fourth-quarter profit well below analysts' expectations, hit by costs related to integrating smaller rival Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. Sun, run by billionaire Dilip Shanghvi, reported a net profit of 8.88 billion rupees ($139.28 million) for the January-March quarter, while analysts on average had forecast ...
MUMBAI, May 29 (Reuters) - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd , India's largest drugmaker by sales, reported fourth-quarter profit well below analysts' expectations, hit by costs related to integrating smaller rival Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. Sun, run by billionaire Dilip Shanghvi, reported a net profit of 8.88 billion rupees ($139.28 million) for the January-March quarter, while analysts on average ...
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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