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Only Indians will know the difficulty of crossing roads in India without being run over. Or negotiate with the demanding autorickshaw drivers like it's a cake walk. These two Swedish men, who have acquired a large fan following in India for their funny, quirky videos on India, are now living their Bollywood dreams.According to Mashable, Stocklam residents, 25-year-old Johan Bartoli and 26-year-old ...
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the very few global leaders who appeared in the introduction video of US President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention. Other notable persons were UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and French President Francois Hollande.Wow :::PM Modi is the only world leader highlighted in the video introducing Obama at DNC pic.twitter.com/gcmezgWhe0— ...
Philadelphia, July 29 (IANS) Promising a populist agenda to build a better nation based on unity, Hillary Clinton on Thursday night aceppted the Democratic Party's historic presidential nomination making her the first women candidate of a major US party and challenged Republican rival Donald Trump on what she said was his message of hate and divisiveness. "It is with humility, determination and boundless ...
Philadelphia: Chelsea Clinton beamed with pride as she introduced her mother Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia where the former secretary of state will formally accept the presidential nomination. "It is such an honour to be here tonight," she said. "I'm here as a proud American, a proud Democrat, a proud mother and, tonight, in particular, ...
“Aaj kal gaon me naya nara chala hai: Arhar Modi! Arhar Modi! Arhar Modi!“ “These days there’s a new slogan in the village: Arhar Modi…” Sarcastically riffing on “Har har Modi (hail Modi),” a 2014 election slogan, Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi was referring to the rise in pulses–in this case split red gram (arhar)–an essential component of Indian kitchens and budgets. We ...
Only Indians will know the difficulty of crossing roads in India without being run over. Or negotiate with the demanding autorickshaw drivers like it's a cake walk. These two Swedish men, who have acquired a large fan following in India for their funny, quirky videos on India, are now living their Bollywood dreams.According to Mashable, Stocklam residents, 25-year-old Johan Bartoli and 26-year-old ...
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the very few global leaders who appeared in the introduction video of US President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention. Other notable persons were UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and French President Francois Hollande.Modi's presence in a DNC video introducing Obama in US. Global Rise of India & Modi. link https://t.co/DYUngnfwhF ...
Lawmakers in Britain believe that a third runway at the Heathrow airport is the major infrastructure project that will benefit the U.K.'s economy post Brexit.In a recent poll of 102 Members of the Parliament (MPs), the first post Brexit', commissioned by Heathrow authorities, around 55 percent MPs ranked expansion of the West London hub as the first priority compared with just 14 percent, who chose ...

AFSPA: How long will it go on?

2016-07-28 08:54:40

In under three weeks, at least fifty people have died and thousands have been wounded in Kashmir, including security forces.In the other part of the country where the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is in force, a woman made a decision that should have dominated the front pages of the national dailies and started a debate on the AFSPA.Irom Sharmila, popularly called ‘The Iron Lady of Manipur’, ...
It is quite difficult to believe, but the flamboyant Navjot Singh Sidhu had a quiet slow and sedate start to his cricketing career. A famous article was written about him after a really bad Test debut with the West Indies in 1983. It called him a “Strokeless wonder”. Sidhu was in the wilderness for a good four years and when he made his debut in ODIs in 1987, he grabbed it with both hands, ...
“Aaj kal gaon me naya nara chala hai: Arhar Modi! Arhar Modi! Arhar Modi!“ “These days there’s a new slogan in the village: Arhar Modi…” Sarcastically riffing on “Har har Modi (hail Modi),” a 2014 election slogan, Congress vice President Rahul Gandhi was referring to the rise in pulses–in this case split red gram (arhar)–an essential component of Indian kitchens and budgets. We ...
NEW DELHI, July 29 (Reuters) - India's fiscal deficit during April-June was 3263.23 billion rupees ($48.68 billion), or 61.1 percent of the budgeted target for the fiscal year ending in March 2017, government data showed on Friday. The deficit was 51.6 percent during the same period a year ago. Net tax receipts in the first three months of 2016/17 fiscal year were 1573.03 billion rupees. ($1 ...
, Jul 29 (ANI): Is cancer really a modern man-made disease? Only if processed foods were available 1.7 million years ago, suggests a recent study.Researchers led by scientists from the University of the Witwatersrand's Evolutionary Studies Institute and the South African Centre for Excellence in PalaeoSciences announced in two papers the discovery of the most ancient evidence for cancer and bony tumours ...
, Jul 29 (ANI): Feeling down? These brief, directed smartphone exercises can help quickly improve your mood, suggests a new study.Participants in the University of Basel study felt more alert, calmer and uplifted after - using five-minute video tutorials on their smartphones as a guide - they had, for example, practiced concentrating on their bodies.The subjects could choose between various established ...
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 ...
The literacy rate among Muslims showed the largest increase of 9.4 percentage points, from 59.1% in 2001 to 68.5% in 2011, among India's minorities, according to data presented in the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) on July 21, 2016. Muslims are followed by Buddhists (8.6 percentage points), Sikhs (6 percentage points), Christians (4.2 percentage points) and Jains (0.8 percentage points). Hindus-the ...
As new education minister Prakash Javadekar takes charge of a ministry that appeared to impede the Prime Minister’s desire to see world-class Indian universities, step one could be to get his ministry’s first-ever national ranking in order. The Ministry of Human Resource Development’s maiden ranking exercise for Indian universities, India Rankings 2016—a guide for students—lacks three key ...

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