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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today sought to downplay the series of attacks on mobile telecom installations and people associated with it in the Valley, saying it is a "temporary" phase and those responsible for it will be "taken care of". Two persons have been killed and three others injured in four attacks carried out by militants in past week on the telecom installations ...
New Delhi: Government today decided to re- promulgate the controversial land Ordinance, saying it is necessary for maintaining continuity and providing a framework to compensate people whose land is acquired. Once approved by President Pranab Mukherjee, the Ordinance would have been promulgated for the third time and will be the thirteenth executive order of the Narendra Modi government since it came ...
Dehradun: Three jawans were injured in a blast at the firing range at the Gorkha Rifles headquarters in Dehradun on Saturday. The condition of one of the jawans is said to be critical. All the injured have been admitted to the Military Hospital here. According to reports, the blast took place when a jawan got down from a truck to pick up a suspicious object lying on the ground. It is still not clear ...
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 ...
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today sought to downplay the series of attacks on mobile telecom installations and people associated with it in the Valley, saying it is a "temporary" phase and those responsible for it will be "taken care of". Two persons have been killed and three others injured in four attacks carried out by militants in past week on the telecom installations ...
New Delhi: Government today decided to re- promulgate the controversial land Ordinance, saying it is necessary for maintaining continuity and providing a framework to compensate people whose land is acquired. Once approved by President Pranab Mukherjee, the Ordinance would have been promulgated for the third time and will be the thirteenth executive order of the Narendra Modi government since it came ...
Thimpu, May 30 (IANS) Kolkata's men's doubles pair of Abhinansu Borthakur and Neeraj Choudhary reserved a seat in the final of the inaugural India-Bhutan Friendship Tennis Championship here on Saturday. The duo played flawless tennis as they succeeded in overcoming a strong challenge from Nagaland's Vilasier Khate and Keneisezotou Whourie. Both the sets witnessed a single break of serve, as the scoreboard ...
(Adds comments from township chief, details) HAINGGYI ISLAND, Myanmar, May 30 (Reuters) - A boat packed with more than 700 "boat people" seized off Myanmar's coast was stopped on a small island on Saturday, as officials gave mixed signals about its final destination. Myanmar's navy discovered the boat with 727 migrants off the country's southern coast on Friday, but have since been tight-lipped ...
The Narendra Modi government's chief economic advisor, Arvind Subramanian, has said that the rate of poverty reduction from 2005-06 to 2011-12 was the fastest in the country's history. The reason, according to him, was "fast GDP growth".Rarely before has the Manmohan Singh government received such a handsome compliment on its performance. Although it has been known that an estimated 138 million people ...
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 ...
(Adds comments from township chief, details) HAINGGYI ISLAND, Myanmar, May 30 (Reuters) - A boat packed with more than 700 "boat people" seized off Myanmar's coast was stopped on a small island on Saturday, as officials gave mixed signals about its final destination. Myanmar's navy discovered the boat with 727 migrants off the country's southern coast on Friday, but have since been tight-lipped ...
Greece's government is confident of reaching a deal with its creditors this week and is open to pushing back parts of its anti-austerity programme to make that happen, the country's interior minister said Saturday.Greece and its EU/IMF creditors have been locked in talks for months on a cash-for-reforms deal and pressure is growing for a deal, since Athens risks default without aid from a bailout programme ...
The CK Birla Hospitals,on Friday launched its own fleet of ambulances providing both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS).The fleet was launched at the CK Birla Hospitals premises (the campus that houses both The Calcutta Medical Research Institute and BM Birla Heart Research Centre) by esteemed guests including Chandrima Bhattarcharjee, Minister-of-State, Health Family Welfare ...
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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