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Los Angeles: Terminals at Los Angeles International Airport were evacuated briefly late on Sunday before police determined that reports of gunfire in one of the terminals were only "loud noises", the latest false alarm at a busy U.S. airport. No injuries were reported in the incident but an investigation was underway, Andy Neiman, commanding officer of media relations for the Los Angeles Police Department, ...

The Big Bolt Bleep by BJP

2016-08-29 15:37:48

When Bharatiya Janata Party MP Udit Raj tweeted on Usain Bolt, he intended to inspire Indian sportspersons. He tweeted: Usain bolt of Jamaica was poor and trainer advised him to eat beef both the times and he scored 9 gold medals in Olympic— Dr. Udit Raj, MP (@Dr_Uditraj) August 28, 2016 Raj invited a lot of flak for this move. He was trolled by twitterati who accused him of advocating the consumption ...
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 29 (IANS) A leading online review platform mytourreview.com has selected Kerala as the place to visit in 2016-17. The website will now promote Kerala among global tour operators and travellers. Kerala Tourism Director U.V. Jose said 'God's Own Country' has always benefitted from positive word-of-mouth reviews from international travellers. Jose said: "Online platforms are ...
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India's national income figures for the first quarter of the current fiscal 2016-17 are due for release on Wednesday, against the backdrop of expectations aroused by a normal monsoon and the recent pay hikes for central government employees. The government expects Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth to pick up to eight per cent in 2016-17, from 7.6 per cent in 2015-16. "A ...
[India], Aug. 29 (ANI): A seven-member expert committee set up for exploring other possible alternatives to pellet guns as non-lethal weapons has submitted its report to Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi here on Monday.The committee under the chairmanship of Ministry of Home Affairs Joint Secretary T.V.S.N. Prasad comprised CRPF IG Atul Karwal, Srinagar IG (Ops.) Rajeev Krishna, BSF Rajesh Kumar, ...
[India], Aug. 29 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday felicitated 200 "best" farmers and agriculture officers at Indira Gandhi Agriculture University in Raipur.Speaking on the occasion, he said the Centre is now providing crop guarantee to the farmers as well as compensation on loss."We have started many beneficial schemes for farmers like they are being given electricity subsidy," ...
Los Angeles: Terminals at Los Angeles International Airport were evacuated briefly late on Sunday before police determined that reports of gunfire in one of the terminals were only "loud noises", the latest false alarm at a busy U.S. airport. No injuries were reported in the incident but an investigation was underway, Andy Neiman, commanding officer of media relations for the Los Angeles Police Department, ...

I want to play a warrior: Tabu

2016-08-29 14:50:00

Thimphu, Aug 29 (IANS) Actor Tabu, who got rave reviews for movies like "Fitoor", "Drishyam" and "Maqbool" says she wants to essay the role of a warrior. Speaking at a packed session at the seventh edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival here, the actor, known for her powerhouse performances, said that she can do justice to such a role. "I want to do the role of a warrior and I am sure ...
In my earlier article, a query had been raised, “Why does India continue to produce so many Jaichand and Mir Jafars? Is India a cursed nation or is treachery a part of our DNA?” The response was overwhelming. Everyone agreed with the fundamental premise of the above assertion. However, different reasons were cited for insidious treachery that afflicts our character. There was no unanimity. ...
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj headed the panel that finalised the Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016 and announced that its clearance by the Cabinet. The Bill proposes a radical change from prevailing situation, imposing a complete ban on commercial surrogacy which has till today been a thriving part of the medical tourism industry, with many couples from other countries coming to India particularly ...
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending increased for a fourth straight month in July amid strong demand for automobiles, pointing to a pickup in economic growth that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year. The Commerce Department said on Monday that consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, ...

The Big Bolt Bleep by BJP

2016-08-29 15:37:48

When Bharatiya Janata Party MP Udit Raj tweeted on Usain Bolt, he intended to inspire Indian sportspersons. He tweeted: Usain bolt of Jamaica was poor and trainer advised him to eat beef both the times and he scored 9 gold medals in Olympic— Dr. Udit Raj, MP (@Dr_Uditraj) August 28, 2016 Raj invited a lot of flak for this move. He was trolled by twitterati who accused him of advocating the consumption ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc was sued on Monday by buyers of its drugs, who claimed they were forced to pay exorbitant prices stemming from the Canadian company's ties to a specialty pharmacy that helped boost sales. In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, the plaintiffs accused Valeant of violating the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt ...
Patna: A Bihar court on Monday jailed for 17 years the principal of a primary school where 23 children died after eating contaminated food three years ago. V.A. Tiwari, the Additional District and Sessions Judge in Saran, gave the ruling against Meena Devi. According to a government lawyer, the judge ruled that Meena Devi would serve 10 years in prison on charges of culpable homicide and another ...
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 ...
Chennai: The UK-based Staffordshire University, having an international reputation of delivering quality skills-based vocational education for over 100 years through its specifically designed coursework and faculty with real-world expertise, is going to conduct student counseling sessions and provide on-spot offers in Chennai on 5th August 2016. Priyanka Mishra, the Country Coordinator of Staffordshire ...
In Image: Muslim children read the Koran at a madrasa in the northern Indian city of Mathura. The government increased the spending on the Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM), launched in 2009-10, from Rs 46 crore to Rs 294 crore–a five-fold increase. The central government has spent over Rs 1,000 crore over seven years to modernise madrasas (an Arabic word for educational ...

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