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Chennai: Sixteen fishermen from Jagadhapattinam in Pudukottai district were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of violating the International Maritime Boundary Line this morning, Fisheries Department officials said. Fishermen's Association President S Emiret said the fishermen were fishing in Indian waters off Kodiakarai coast. The fishermen had been taken to Kangensanthurai in Jaffna district ...
Washington: Hillary Clinton may not be in legal trouble over the use of a private email server for official correspondence, but release of some 7,000 new emails with information redacted from 150 of them added to her political headaches. Information was redacted from the emails because it has now been deemed to require classification, the State Department said Monday night as it released the material ...
The rescue of India's economy may come down to the spending power of people like 26-year-old Avni Rambhiya. A financial analyst, she recently received a pay rise, is eating out more often and has stopped bringing home-cooked meals to the office in a tiffin, the traditional Indian lunchbox. "Our salary increases have been on an average 10 to 12 percent...," the 26-year-old said. "I am left with ...
Berlin, Aug 31 (IANS) Germany's interior ministry has rejected media rumours that the government was bringing Syrian refugees to Germany on chartered trains, a media report said. "Those who come to Hungary must be registered there and perform the asylum procedure there," Xinhua quoted a spokesman for the ministry as saying here on Monday. Freelance journalist Marta Orosz first reported on Twitter ...
A recent study has revealed that about 18 per cent of women in India, mostly from the East, suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a disorder which causes infertility among the fairer sex. Metropolis Healthcare, a multinational chain of pathology laboratories, conducted an inclusive study to observe the trends in the PCOS cases in young women in India. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a prevalent ...
Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) A Pakistani daily on Tuesday described as "antediluvian" a village council in India's Uttar Pradesh state ordering the rape of two young sisters after their brother eloped with a married woman. "Twisted notions of justice that underlie the panchayat's decision in India spring from an antediluvian patriarchy that is equally well entrenched on this side of the border," said ...
Somalia’s humanitarian situation remains alarming" four years after a devastating famine with the number of people requiring emergency aid rising 17 per cent to more than 850,000 and those in “food-stressed” situations still at 2.3 million, according to the latest United Nations-managed food assessment study released on Monday.The levels of food insecurity and malnutrition are critical, said ...
For the past couple of weeks, social media has been dominated by two things – the infamous Indrani Mukerjea case, where the family tree appears to be of national interest; and the demand by the Patels for reservation. We’ve seen videos of policemen vandalising vehicles. We’ve seen the shells of burnt buses. And we all have an opinion on the Patels’ contention.Hardik Patel and his antics – ...
New Delhi: This week, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced (quoting the World Health Organisation) that India was free of maternal and neo-natal tetanus, the state of maternal health in Jharkhand indicates the long road still ahead in the country's dark spots. Modi was speaking at the just-concluded 24-nation Call to Action Summit, which discussed how to end preventable maternal ...
(Adds comment from navy) By Martin Petty and Pairat Temphairojana PHUKET, Thailand, Sept 1 (Reuters) - A court on the Thai island of Phuket cleared two journalists on Tuesday of defaming the Thai navy and other related charges in a report they published in 2013 on the trafficking of Muslim minority Rohingya people from Myanmar. The high-profile case was one of a number brought by authorities ...
(Repeats story from late on Monday) * June qtr growth 7 pct vs 7.5 pct in March qtr * Matches China's growth in the same quarter * Weakness in India's services sector drags growth * Analysts expect central bank to cut interest rates By Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Indian growth slowed by more than expected in the quarter to June, a setback for Prime Minister Narendra ...
By Sue-Lin Wong SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Activity in China's vast factory sector shrank at its fastest pace in almost 6-1/2 years in August, a private survey showed on Tuesday, increasing investor fears that the world's second-largest economy may be lurching toward a hard landing. Even more worrying, China's services sector, which had been one of the few bright spots in the sputtering economy, also ...
HERAT, Afghanistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) - More than 100 girls were taken to hospital from their school in western Afghanistan on Monday after breathing in toxic gas, officials said, and police were investigating whether the incident was deliberate. Elements of Afghanistan's ultra-conservative society oppose education for girls and schools have periodically come under attack. As many as 124 girls were ...
A 19-year-old in the city of Dongguan, in the southern Chinese region of Guangdong Province, who went to his doctor complaining of a ear ache, was horrified when he was told that 26 cockroaches were living inside his ear.Li, 19, recalled that he woke up in the middle of the night with an unbearable itch in his ear that grew increasingly painful, reports news.com.au.In desperation, he stuck a finger ...
Citizens of the small Dutch town of Noordwijkerhout had a strange shock today when their little town market received a very unexpected visitor. Named Buba, the huge pachyderm had apparently just earlier strolled out of her circus in a nearby field and decided to do a little shopping. In a video captured by a surprised shopper, the elephant is seen quite literally checking out the stalls, trunk ...
HERAT, Afghanistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) - More than 100 girls were taken to hospital from their school in western Afghanistan on Monday after breathing in toxic gas, officials said, and police were investigating whether the incident was deliberate. Elements of Afghanistan's ultra-conservative society oppose education for girls and schools have periodically come under attack. As many as 124 girls were ...
A son of a samosa vendor in Pakistan has secured the top position in Class 12 examination, a media report said on Monday.Shah Faisal, like his father, sells samosas -- a fried snack with a savoury filling.His hard work and love for education turned him into a brilliant student, The News International reported.Shah Faisal has got himself enrolled for System Engineering program in the Peshawar University ...

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