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New Delhi: Amid debate over whether Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon should be hanged, late APJ Abdul Kalam had supported abolition of capital punishment saying that as President of India, he felt pain in deciding on such cases as most of them had "social and economic bias". Kalam had recently responded to a Law Commission consultation paper on capital punishment and was one of the few people ...
A Florida family who has hunted treasure for years found more than $1 million worth of gold artefacts this summer from the wreckage of a 1715 Spanish fleet that sank in the Atlantic, according to a salvage company’s estimate.The find included 51 gold coins of various denominations and 40 feet (12 metres) of ornate gold chain, said Brent Brisben, whose company, 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels LLC, owns ...
Copenhagen, July 28 (IANS) The Indian women's recurve archery team made a strong comeback to book a place in the 2016 Rio Olympics and later qualified for the final, but the men failed to advance after losing to Italy in a tie break at the World Championships here on Tuesday. The women's trio comprising Laxmi Rani, Rimil Buriuly and Deepika Kumari had their backs against the wall at 1-3 against Germany. ...
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) US technology firm InFocus' India arm on Tuesday revealed that it was tying up with Foxconn to produce phones and TVs in India and was also looking to become a $1 billion company by 2016. "We are tying up with Taiwan-based manufactuer Foxconn to produce phones and TVs for the Indian market. All our phones will come from Foxconn's Andhra plant and our TVs from its Chennai ...
PARIS (Reuters) - France is confident of winning two more foreign orders for its Rafale fighter jet by the beginning of next year as it seeks to extend a spate of recent export successes, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. After failing for years to win an order for its national warplane, France has sold 24 Rafales each to Egypt and Qatar in recent months and is in talks to sell another ...
New Delhi: Amid debate over whether Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon should be hanged, late APJ Abdul Kalam had supported abolition of capital punishment saying that as President of India, he felt pain in deciding on such cases as most of them had "social and economic bias". Kalam had recently responded to a Law Commission consultation paper on capital punishment and was one of the few people ...
By Renee Maltezou and Francesco Guarascio ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Conflicting statements and denials flew between Athens and Brussels on Tuesday in a war of nerves highlighting the depth of mutual mistrust over a new round of negotiations on an 86 billion euro bailout that started this week. Any hope of a fresh start in fraught relations between Greece's leftist government, purged of its most ...
PARIS (Reuters) - France is confident of winning two more foreign orders for its Rafale fighter jet by the beginning of next year as it seeks to extend a spate of recent export successes, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. After failing for years to win an order for its national warplane, France has sold 24 Rafales each to Egypt and Qatar in recent months and is in talks to sell another ...
An enthusiast till the last for sharing ideas with students and youth, it was not surprising that former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was delivering a lecture at the IIM-Shillong when he collapsed and died in a hospital shortly afterwards. Emperor Ashoka was known as Piyadasi -- One who thinks well of all. Somehow it seems an apt word to describe President Kalam— Ashok Malik (@MalikAshok) July 27, ...
Since the dash cam video of Sandra Bland’s run-in with a policeman in Texas emerged online, it has sparked furious reactions, bemoaning the structures that haunt America – racism, abuse of power, sweeping powers for the security forces, and prejudice.As the video shows, what began as an altercation over a minor traffic violation escalated into physical abuse, ending with the arrest and eventual ...
By Angeliki Koutantou and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - The Greek stock market will reopen on Wednesday or Thursday after a month-long shutdown but with restrictions on trading by local investors at the request of the European Central Bank, the Greek securities regulator chairman told Reuters on Tuesday. The Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) has been shut since June 29, after the government closed ...
By Renee Maltezou and Francesco Guarascio ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Conflicting statements and denials flew between Athens and Brussels on Tuesday in a war of nerves highlighting the depth of mutual mistrust over a new round of negotiations on an 86 billion euro bailout that started this week. Any hope of a fresh start in fraught relations between Greece's leftist government, purged of its most ...
REUTERS - Pfizer Inc on Tuesday reported better-than-expected second-quarter profit and revenue, helped by strong demand for its pneumonia vaccine and new breast cancer drug, sending its shares up 1 percent. The largest U.S. drugmaker, which raised its full-year earnings forecast, said revenue from its global vaccines unit rose 44 percent to $1.58 billion. The unit, which includes the Prevnar 13 ...
Medical researchers have suggested that weight loss, be it through lifestyle modification or surgery, may reduce the chances of suffering from 'fatty liver' disease. Lead author Giulio Marchesini said that the underlying cause of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), a disease characterised by fat in the liver, was unclear, but the studies established that no matter how one lost weight, it improved ...
"We are not just Americans, but citizens of Earth." —@StationCDRKelly http://t.co/eOShEche3z pic.twitter.com/nGPsTVC4Hh— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2015 Washington: Clicked from 1.6 million kms away in space, a NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first stunning view of the entire sun-lit side of Earth. DSCOVR is equipped with the Earth ...
Checking in at the reception desk at the Henn na Hotel in Sasebo, Japan - Photo by Akio Kon pic.twitter.com/7ZlBZ5g9Sp— Bloomberg Photos (@BloombergPhotos) July 15, 2015 Tokyo: A hotel in Japan almost entirely run by robots has opened its doors to the public. The 72-room Henn na Hotel - whose name means "weird" - will offer a different experience to visitors at Huis Ten Bosch, an amusement park ...
New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI) With a view to taking forward NDA government's Skill India campaign, the railways will provide space and manpower for the carrying out of skill development programmes across the country.The public transporter will sign an MoU with the Skill Development Ministry tomorrow to firm up the National Skill Development Mission, a senior railway ministry official said. "We will provide ...
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Skill India Campaign on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day on July 15, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Monday. The prime minister will formally launch the National Skill Development Mission, unveil the new National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015 and roll out ...
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