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The United States and India are in talks that could settle a long-running solar power trade dispute, delaying the announcement of a ruling by the World Trade Organization, an Obama administration official said on Friday.Washington filed the WTO challenge three years ago, claiming that India's national solar power programme illegally discriminated against imported solar panels and related products though ...
Hyderabad: Creating history, Telangana's ruling TRS scored a landslide victory in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections, winning 99 seats in 150-member body. The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) wave washed away main opposition Congress and the Telugu Desam Party-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP-TDP) alliance, together reduced to single digits.Victory in GHMC polls should be lesson to ...

Nine killed in Turkey fire

2016-02-05 19:10:00

Ankara, Feb 6 (IANS) Nine people were killed and 25 others injured on Friday when a fire broke out in a building in Cizre in southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakar, a town that has been under a curfew since mid-December last year. Idris Baluken, a deputy for the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), said the building caught fire after getting hit by bombardments and security forces prevented ...
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Pacer Mohammed Shami has been included in India's squad for this month's Asia Cup and the World T20 commencing next month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here on Friday. Shami hasn't played for the country since the 2015 World Cup due to a knee injury. The 25-year-old Bengal right-armer was named in the limited-overs squads for the tour of Australia, ...
Taking a jibe at Congress Member of Parliament Raj Babbar's application for receiving a monthly pension of Rs 50,000 as a Yash Bharti awardee, Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) said Saturday that it proves that even the opposition has approved the good governance that prevails in the state."I have come to know through media reports that Congress MP Raj Babbar has also applied for the pension ...
President Pranab Mukherjee witnessed the International Fleet Review-2016 at Visakhapatnam on Saturday.Speaking on the occasion, he said that the International Fleet Review (IFR) 2016 while showcasing the prowess of the Indian Navy, has brought together navies from across the globe here on Indian shores, signifying our common desire to use the seas to promote peace, cooperation and friendship, as ...
India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today at the President's House in Colombo. Swaraj also inaugurated the 'Rise of Digital India' exhibition as part of 'Sangam -The Festival of India in Sri Lanka 2015-16'. The exhibition reportedly will showcase the phenomenal rise of the computing sector and digital technologies in India ...
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has arrived in Sri Lanka amid concerns that the country's President Maithripala Sirisena is backtracking on promises to investigate war crimes.Sri Lanka had committed to allow foreign judges to investigate allegations against Sri Lankan forces but last month Sirisena said that no foreign judges would be allowed in the investigation.Sri ...
Nagapura, Hunsur district (Karnataka): Her pale, yellow eyes stood out against her dusky skin, and the grief was visible on the face of the young woman from a tribe of traditional honey gatherers living on the edge of south Karnataka's Nagarhole National Park. Shanta (she uses only one name) recounted how her baby, a boy, was born dead. When she felt labour pains, she travelled by autorickshaw ...
On February 3, a news item was shared on social media that left us speechless. We shared the link, unable to comment. Anything we could say about the incident would seem hollow. Nothing could capture the full horror of the violence to which a mob in Bangalore subjected a group of students.The incident itself had occurred on the evening of January 31. A student from Sudan had reportedly mowed down a ...
By Krista Mahr and Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Representatives from Pakistan, Afghanistan, the United States and China met in Islamabad on Saturday to continue work on a roadmap for peace talks with Taliban insurgents who have ramped up their violent campaign against the government in Kabul. The talks are part of the latest effort to find a negotiated end to nearly 15 years of war ...
U.S. employment gains slowed more than expected in January as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded, but rising wages and an unemployment rate at an eight-year low suggested the labour market recovery remains firm. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 151,000 jobs and the unemployment rate slipped one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.9 percent, the lowest since February 2008, the Labor ...
, Feb 6 (ANI): You may want to rest for a few days after banging your head as a new study revealed that doing so may be vital to let the brain recover and prevent lasting damage.The Georgetown University Medical Center study in mice showed that repeated mild concussions with only a day to recover between injuries leads to mounting damage and brain inflammation that remains evident a year after injury.Lead ...
By Zeba Siddiqui MUMBAI (Reuters) - Lupin Ltd, India's third-largest drugmaker, reported a quarterly profit that met estimates as strong sales in its local market help offset weakness in the United States, and the company said it expects fourth-quarter earnings to improve. Sales in India, Lupin's second-largest market, rose 17 percent in the quarter ended December. U.S. sales excluding those from ...
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 ...
New York: Want to convey more to your friends and policymakers on Twitter? Soon, you may be able to tweet in 10,000 characters on the micro-blogging site. According to media reports, Twitter is building a new feature that will allow users to tweet longer than its traditional 140-character limit. The company is currently considering a 10,000-character limit, recode.net reported, adding that Twitter ...
New Delhi: Missouri State University (MSU), long-established university of Midwest US, is inviting applications for its Master’s Degree Program in Administrative Studies with a concentration in Cyber Security, under the Department of Computer Information Systems. The program provides hands-on labs and exercises to teach aspiring Cyber Security professionals how to secure and defend Information ...
* Four gunmen entered school campus under cover of fog * Many victims were shot execution-style in the head * Confusion on responsibility as Taliban make contradicting claims * Attack comes more than a year after Peshawar school massacre (Adds Taliban spokesman denial) By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Jibran Ahmad CHARSADDA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Armed militants stormed a university ...

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