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Bengaluru/Tamil Nadu: 33-year-old weather blogger Pradeep John better known as Tamil Nadu Weatherman in his recent Facebook post explains how Chennai during its worst rainy days handles the situation with ease as against Bengaluru which has been crippled with just a few heavy showers.In a span of four days, the IT city has recorded over 135 mm of rainfall, which happens to be about 30 mm more than ...
Hyderabad: With the Centre ruling out special status for Andhra Pradesh, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is gearing up to mount pressure on the BJP-led NDA government.The TDP, a partner in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, will evolve its strategy at a crucial meeting on Sunday.TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has called a meeting of party MPs and senior ...
New Delhi, Jul 30 (ANI): With smartphones getting smarter, augmented reality (AR) mobile games like Pokemon Go are trending among the gadget freaks across the world.Mr Hemant Singh, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Houssup, an ecommerce platform for interior design, told ANI: "Augmented reality market will radically increase the consumer engagement time with various brands, depending on the ...
Kozhikode, July 30 (IANS) Police officials on Saturday forcibly took away four media persons attached to Asianet TV channel from a magistrate's court here to the Town Police station, in a fresh turn to the already tense relations between the lawyers community and media persons in Kerala. Sub-Inspector of Police P.M. Vimod allegedly manhandled the mediapersons who had entered the court premises to ...
Bengaluru/Tamil Nadu: 33-year-old weather blogger Pradeep John better known as Tamil Nadu Weatherman in his recent Facebook post explains how Chennai during its worst rainy days handles the situation with ease as against Bengaluru which has been crippled with just a few heavy showers.In a span of four days, the IT city has recorded over 135 mm of rainfall, which happens to be about 30 mm more than ...
The Additional District and session judge-(first) of Jaunpur today pronounced death sentence to one of convicts- Alamgeer alias Roni, in connection with bomb explosion in the Shramjeevi Express train in 2005.The judge also imposed fine of 10 lakh rupees on the convict. The verdict on one more accused in this case is expected on 2nd of next month.Two other accused have been shifted to Hyderabad in ...
Two law enforcement officials have said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Justice Department are investigating a computer hack of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, in addition examination of intrusions of other Democratic Party organisations.However, Hillary's campaign in a statement said that its internal systems were not compromised."An analytics data program maintained by ...
Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) Economic inequality has been rising in Pakistan even though consumption-based poverty and multidimensional poverty which includes health, education and living standards, has dropped, a UN Development Programme report said. According to the UN report, Pakistani economist Mahbubul Haq's theory in 1968 -- the problem of 22 families controlling 66 per cent of industrial assets ...

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, ...
GUWAHATI, India/DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 30 (Reuters) - At least 17 people have been killed by heavy rains and flooding in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, while at least 14 people have died in Bangladesh, with millions of people also displaced, officials said on Saturday. Persistent heavy rains this week have caused widespread disruption across South Asia, with at least 68 people killed in Nepal ...
(Reuters) - U.S. authorities have issued subpoenas to Goldman Sachs Group Inc for documents related to the bank's dealings with scandal-hit Malaysian state fund 1MDB, the Wall Street Journal reported late on Friday. Goldman received the subpoenas earlier this year from the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Journal reported, citing a person familiar ...
, Jul 30 (ANI): If you are trying to shed those extra kilos, you may want to steer clear of lard, butter and fried foods, suggests a recent study.According to the University of Naples Federico II study, a diet high in saturated fat affects a part of the brain called the hypothalamus, which helps regulate hunger, making it struggle to control what you eat.In other words, people struggle to control how ...
, Jul 30 (ANI): You may want to add a handful of almonds and walnuts to your day as a recent study has linked greater intake of nuts with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation.This finding of the Brigham and Women's Hospital study of more than 5,000 people may help explain the health benefits of nuts."Population studies have consistently supported a protective role of nuts against cardiometabolic ...
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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