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New Delhi: The selection of chiefs of the Central Information Commission (CIC) and the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has been deferred to the first week of June.A meeting to discuss this issue was held at the official 7, Race Course Road residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.Leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, who attended the meeting said, "Suggested that ...
The world's most dreaded terrorist group, the Islamic State, has said that it could end up buying its first nuclear weapon from Pakistan in a year's time to carry out an attack on the United States.In the latest edition of its online propaganda magazine dabiq, the terrorist group carried an article making the claim. It attributed the exaggerated piece to the British hostage John Cantlie. “The Islamic ...
Panaji, May 23 (IANS) Tourists desirous of getting a bird's eyeview of Goa's breathtaking natural beauty can look forward to a thrilling experience as the state is set to launch a seaplane facility in August this year. Introduction of facilities like seaplanes, heli-tourism and amphibious buses would boost tourist inflow into the state by over 14 percent, state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar told ...
Paris, May 23 (IANS) Maria Sharapova slammed the "disrespectful" decision on Friday to pick nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal as the sixth seed despite his domination of the event, a media report said on Saturday. Nadal will kick off his defending campaign at Roland Garros as the sixth seed after having slipped to the seventh in the ATP world rankings. The 28-year-old Spaniard could thus ...
New Delhi: The selection of chiefs of the Central Information Commission (CIC) and the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has been deferred to the first week of June.A meeting to discuss this issue was held at the official 7, Race Course Road residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.Leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, who attended the meeting said, "Suggested that ...

Rahul meets ex-servicemen on OROP

2015-05-23 15:40:00

New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met a delegation of ex-servicemen and discussed the issue of one rank one pension (OROP) with them. The meeting took place at the AICC headquarters here, according to a tweet from the Congress vice president's office.Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meets Ex-servicemen over one rank one pension issue pic.twitter.com/UuOd61Qtl7— ...
More than 200 people stranded off the Myanmar coast were brought to shore on Friday, prompting the United Nations refugee agency to welcome the landing and appeal for the rescue of 3,500 others in distress at sea, saying “the priority is to save lives by getting people safely off these boats as soon as possible.”The Office for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said it is working closely ...
The world's most dreaded terrorist group, the Islamic State, has said that it could end up buying its first nuclear weapon from Pakistan in a year's time to carry out an attack on the United States.In the latest edition of its online propaganda magazine dabiq, the terrorist group carried an article making the claim. It attributed the exaggerated piece to the British hostage John Cantlie. “The Islamic ...
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, ...
A successful foreign policy is predicated to a large measure on a country's defence posturing. A robust defence posturing in turn is not possible without motivated men complemented by requisite arms and equipment. In the last decade or so, India's defence preparedness suffered not only on account of lack of material wherewithal but subversion of the military leadership from external and internal ...
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday his leftist-led government was on the final stretch of negotiations with its international lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal that would not involve further pension cuts and harsh austerity. "We are on the final stretch of a painful period shaped by the government's negotiations with the institutions," Tsipras, back from an ...
CHENNAI, May 23 (Reuters) - One of India's most powerful politicians, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, was sworn in as chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu following a nine-month break, after a court overturned her conviction in a corruption case. Jayalalithaa was forced to resign as chief minister last year after being convicted of holding 530 million rupees ($8.3 million) in unaccounted cash ...
The team of doctors and medical care professionals from Fortis Healthcare Limited (Fortis) has treated and vaccinated more than 5000 victims affected by the horrific serial earthquakes that struck Nepal earlier this month. The team was among the first to reach the interiors of Nepal, crisscrossing difficult terrain and putting their personal lives at risk. They carried with them over 3.5 tonnes of ...
(Reuters) - The European Medicines Agency confirmed on Friday its recommendation to suspend a number of medicines that were granted EU approval based on clinical studies conducted at Indian firm GVK Biosciences' facility in Hyderabad, India. The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) said a re-examination of the medicines, prompted by a request from marketing authorisation holders ...
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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