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New Delhi: Completing one year in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today enlisted the work done by his government, ranging from rejuvenating the economy to initiatives for the poor, and said this is just the beginning in the endeavour to transform the quality of life of people. In an open letter to the people, he said, "we have been able to restore trust in the government", ensure a "corruption-free" ...
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took to twitter on the first anniversary of his government to assert that the world is optimistic about India and enthusiastic about exploring the opportunities the country has to offer. "The world is optimistic about India and is enthusiastic about exploring the opportunities India has to offer," said Prime Minister Modi. He said a lot had changed ...
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 ...
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 ...
New Delhi: Completing one year in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today enlisted the work done by his government, ranging from rejuvenating the economy to initiatives for the poor, and said this is just the beginning in the endeavour to transform the quality of life of people. In an open letter to the people, he said, "we have been able to restore trust in the government", ensure a "corruption-free" ...
The Gujjar community's agitation demanding five percent reservation in government jobs continues in Rajasthan's Dausa district. The protesters had earlier threatened to expand the demonstration across the state alleging that the state government has failed to offer any concrete proposal to meet their demands. The agitators, who started their protest on May 21, had also blocked railway tracks in Bharatpur ...
The international community must intensify efforts to provide regular and safe avenues of migration and access to protection, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared on Monday as he wrapped up his trip to Ireland with a visit to a community of resettled refugees.Addressing a gathering of people hailing from Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Myanmar, Sudan and Syria, ...
The vacuum in the post of Lebanon's presidency has undermined the country's ability to address a range of growing security, economic and social challenges, the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Sigrid Kaag, warned on Monday.In a press release marking the one-year point since Lebanon has been without a president, Kaag observed that the vacuum had contributed to political polarization at ...
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, ...
By Timothy Mclaughlin YANGON, May 26 (Reuters) - Myanmar said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with neighbouring Bangladesh to repatriate 200 Bangladeshis rescued from a boat off the Myanmar coast last week. A migrant crisis has flared up in Southeast Asia as Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and Bangladeshis trying to escape poverty at home become prey to human traffickers. ...
(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 ...
Noise traffic from roads, rails, aircrafts can make you fat from your belly, suggests a new study. Exposure to a combination of such noise may pose the greatest risk of acquiring a spare tyre, otherwise known as central obesity, and thought to be one of the most harmful types of fat deposition around the body. The researchers assessed how much road traffic, rail, and aircraft noise 5075 people living ...
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) ...
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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