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Several Indian users on Reddit yesterday noticed that they were facing an apparent unofficial 'porn' ban on BSNL, Vodafone and ACT broadband connections. Attempts to open many of the world's leading porn sites lead to nowhere with the page refusing to load. Sometimes, users would see vague message stating - "Your requested URL has been blocked as per directions received from Department of Telecommunications". ...
For long, many Muslims are of the view that their issues can be solved by Muslim political parties. Many community leaders while talking about the failure of mainstream political parties in taking care of Muslim issues rue the fact that they have failed the Muslims.While there may be some truth in their anguish and lack of trust in mainstream political parties in the country, are Muslim political parties ...
Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) The apple business in Himachal Pradesh, one of India's major producers of the fruit, is heading to be juicy this season with the state eyeing a bumper production of 37.5 million boxes of 20 kg each, or 750,000 tonnes, horticulture experts say. But the size of the fruit is smaller this time due to hostile climatic conditions in April when the crop was blooming - the period when ...
Ajay Devgn-starrer "Drishyam" has raked in a total of Rs 17.45 crore in two days and is expected to pick up today while Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" seems headed towards the Rs 300 crore mark at the box office. "Drishyam", which also stars Tabu and Shriya Saran, is directed by Nishikant Kamat, who helmed the 2011 John Abraham-starrer "Force". "Terrific word of mouth translates into super growth ...
LJP supremo Ramvilas Paswan today charged the Nitish Kumar government with carrying large scale transfer of IAS and IPS officials with an eye on the coming Assembly elections and said he will urge the Centre to impose President's Rule in Bihar for a free and fair poll. The state government had transferred 41 IPS and 36 IAS officials with an aim to maximise its electoral benefits, the Union Minister ...
The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority's (CRDA) advisory committee has asked for an action plan to expedite construction of the proposed new state capital, it was officially announced here today. The advisory committee held a meeting at Hyderabad today under the chairmanship of Municipal Administration Minister and CRDA Chairman P Narayana to assess the progress of the capital construction ...
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Bangladesh are ready to host reigning world champions Australia for two Test matches in October after a gap of nine years, said the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday. The itinerary announced says the visitors will arrive here on September 28 and will train till October 2 before taking on BCB XI in a warm-up game at Fatullah on the next day. The first Test will start from ...
MQM chief Altaf Hussain, who has been declared an absconder by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court, has asked party workers to "approach" the UN and NATO to inform them about human rights abuses against Urdu-speaking migrants in Karachi. Hussain, addressing his party's 19th workers' meet in Dallas in the US, also asked them to request the UN and NATO to send their forces to stop the "excesses" committed ...
For long, many Muslims are of the view that their issues can be solved by Muslim political parties. Many community leaders while talking about the failure of mainstream political parties in taking care of Muslim issues rue the fact that they have failed the Muslims.While there may be some truth in their anguish and lack of trust in mainstream political parties in the country, are Muslim political parties ...
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will rake up the issue of centre's denial of special status to the state as one of the top agendas to counter BJP in the upcoming state elections, several party leaders said. They said this will become a hot topic in the run up to the elections, scheduled for later this year and will be used as an effective means to counter the Bharatiya ...
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Qatar and China have expressed an interest in the assets of debt-laden state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), state news agency Bernama reported on Saturday. 1MDB, the centre of several investigations over graft and its management of funds, is seeking to offload assets parked under its power unit Edra Global Energy Bhd, and ...
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Bombay High Court has concluded hearing a case filed by Nestle India challenging a local regulator's report that Maggi instant noodles contained excess lead, a lawyer for the company said. The court will give a judgement at a later date, Rajesh Batra said in a statement late on Friday. Nestle has been at the centre of India's worst food scare in a decade after a regulator ...
(Updates number of injured people) By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, July 31 (Reuters) - One person was killed and 13 wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting at a Sri Lankan election rally attended by the finance minister, a further act of political violence in a nation still recovering from civil war. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake called the attack an "act of political terrorism" and blamed forces ...
* Govt plans direct purchases of oilseeds, pulses for first time * PM Modi seeks self-sufficiency in five years * Imports of vegoils have grown 12 times over in two decades * Minimum prices, guaranteed purchases this fiscal year - sources * Critics say state buying leads to overproduction, waste By Mayank Bhardwaj and Krishna N. Das NEW DELHI, July 31 (Reuters) - India is to buy oilseeds ...
"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 ...
By Emma Batha LONDON, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country in less than a decade - six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Fast-growing Nigeria is on course to outstrip the United States by about 2050 to become the country with the third largest population, the United Nations predicted. ...
By Liana B. Baker, Greg Roumeliotis and Mike Stone (Reuters) - Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school and university classrooms, is exploring a sale that it hopes could value it at as much as $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Blackboard's majority owner, private equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has ...
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