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Dhaka: Bangladesh today banned an Islamist militant outfit that is believed to be behind the gruesome hacking deaths of three secular bloggers in recent months that have evoked outrage in the country and across the globe.The Bangladesh government banned Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) for its militant and anti-state activities with the home ministry publishing a gazette notification in this regard. It is ...
Nagla Chandrabhan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who today presented a report card for one year to mark the first anniversary of the NDA government, was welcomed with a garland of 365 lotus flowers. Symbolising the BJP-led government's completion of 365 days in office, Modi was welcomed with the lotus garland by state BJP President Laxmi Kant Bajpai, Union Minister for Tourism Mahesh Sharma, Union ...
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Women have broken through the glass ceiling not just in India's financial services space, holding top positions in top banks, but have also made a significant mark in a host of other industries, says Naina Lal Kidwai, executive director of HSBC Asia Pacific. The editor of "30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories" that was released here on Monday, the Harvard-educated ...

Shield hair from monsoon humidity

2015-05-25 18:20:00

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Relief from heat is what we get when the rain gods show mercy, but rainfall also brings a lot of humidity. Be careful, it can be harsh on your hair. "With increased humidity, there is a lot of sweating as a result of which the scalp gets greasy and the hair lustreless and dull. This increased moisture in the hair makes the hair sticky, rough and frizzy depending upon the ...
Nagla Chandrabhan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who today presented a report card for one year to mark the first anniversary of the NDA government, was welcomed with a garland of 365 lotus flowers. Symbolising the BJP-led government's completion of 365 days in office, Modi was welcomed with the lotus garland by state BJP President Laxmi Kant Bajpai, Union Minister for Tourism Mahesh Sharma, Union ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi told thousands of supporters his government was devoted to the poor on Monday, directly tackling criticism he has governed for the rich and failed farmers in his first year in office. On the eve of the government's first anniversary Modi travelled south from New Delhi to a region hard hit by crop losses and bad weather to counter opposition jibes that he is losing support ...
Each year, Africa Day is an opportunity to celebrate the continent's achievements and to reflect on its challenges, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday, highlighting the courage and determination it took to make remarkable progress to end the Ebola outbreak and urging leaders to commit to ending violence against women and empower them.The dominant story of the year has been ...
With a welcoming 'tweet' from the International Space Station and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's renewed appeal for “bold climate action,” the United Nations-backed World Meteorological Congress opened its seventeenth session on Monday as international delegates will seek to address continuing concerns over global warming.We rely on you, the worlds meteorologists to provide us with the scientific ...
In my previous articles, I have repeatedly said that Arvind Kejriwal is a ‘political terrorist’. He was prepared for this role by powers that have perfected the art of influencing the politics of a target country by using the vectors of corruption, RTI, environment and activism. Chief Minister Kejriwal has no respect for social and national institutions. His humility is tailored for vote-banks. ...
No smart cities, no bullet trains, no spike in employment, no visible improvement in infrastructure, continuing logjam over bills in parliament, carping by in-house critics. Even then, few will say that Narendra Modi will lose if the elections are held in the near future.The reason is, first, the realisation that one year is not a long enough to give a definitive judgment on the performance of a government, ...
(Adds Coca-Cola comment, paragraph 6) By Ruma Paul and Serajul Quadir DHAKA, May 25 (Reuters) - An IT manager at a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Co was one of two men arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of planning to fight for Islamic State in Syria, police and company sources said on Monday. The pair were detained during a raid in the capital, Dhaka, on Sunday night, said Sheikh Nazmul Alam, a senior ...
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - China's economy is expected to grow at 7.0 percent this year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday. Speaking at the headquarters of the United Nations' Latin American arm ECLAC in Chilean capital Santiago, Li said that data in April and May data showed the Chinese economy had maintained momentum. Economists expect China's economy to expand 7.0 percent this years, which ...
NEW DELHI, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Soaring temperatures have gripped parts of southern and northern India in an extreme heat wave which has killed more than 500 people and looks set to continue this week, officials said on Monday. The hottest place in India was Allahabad, a city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, which saw mercury rise to 47.7 degrees Celsius (117.8 Fahrenheit) ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The international community's response to devastating earthquakes in Nepal has been disappointing, a United Nations official said on Monday, adding that donors were focusing more on reconstruction than much needed aid such as food and shelter. The impoverished Himalayan nation is reeling from a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck ...
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 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 ...
By Rajesh Kumar Singh NEW DELHI, May 13 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to exclude some family jobs from a revamped child labour law in a move with an unmistakable echo of his own childhood, when he helped his father sell tea from kettles at a railway station. The federal cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments to a 1986 child labour law, aimed at imposing a broader ...
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