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A Florida family who has hunted treasure for years found more than $1 million worth of gold artefacts this summer from the wreckage of a 1715 Spanish fleet that sank in the Atlantic, according to a salvage company’s estimate.The find included 51 gold coins of various denominations and 40 feet (12 metres) of ornate gold chain, said Brent Brisben, whose company, 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels LLC, owns ...
Nestle India Ltd , battling a reputational crisis after a food scare, slipped into a loss in the June quarter, as sales plunged after its hugely popular Maggi noodles were pulled off shelves over safety concerns. The unit of Swiss food giant Nestle SA said on Wednesday that net loss for its second quarter ended June was 644 million rupees ($10 million), compared with a profit of 2.88 billion rupees ...
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) Dr. D.Y. Patil Cricket Academy from Mumbai raced to a comfortable innings and 114-run win over Andhra Cricket Association (CA) with a day to spare in the KSCA All-India tournament here on Wednesday. Having piled up 370 runs, the Mumbai outfit dismissed Andhra for 133 and 123 to pick up seven points in the four-day match. Brief scores: At Bangalore (Day 3): Dr. DY Patil Cricket ...
A Florida family who has hunted treasure for years found more than $1 million worth of gold artefacts this summer from the wreckage of a 1715 Spanish fleet that sank in the Atlantic, according to a salvage company’s estimate.The find included 51 gold coins of various denominations and 40 feet (12 metres) of ornate gold chain, said Brent Brisben, whose company, 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels LLC, owns ...
The activists opposing 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's hanging, failed to meet the President despite their attempt to seek an appointment. "We have not been able to meet the President. But Yakub must not be hanged unless his mercy petition is considered and decided by the President and his view is communicated to him (Yakub)," said Supreme Court advocate Vrinda Grover leading the activists. ...

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2015-07-29 22:40:00

West Bengal Home Secretary Basudeb Banerjee held a video conference with the District Magistrates of several South Bengal districts to discuss about precautionary measures to be taken by the state administration. Discussions were held with the DMs of Burdwan, Hooghly, Howrah, South 24 Parganas, East Midnapore, Murshidabad and Birbhum districts, Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat, Nabanna. ...
* Mullah Omar not seen in public since 2001 * His demise has long been rumoured in militant circles * Afghan statement casts doubt over tentative peace talks * Omar's death would deepen divisions within Taliban (Releads with confirmation) By Mirwais Harooni and Jessica Donati KABUL, July 29 (Reuters) - Afghanistan said on Wednesday that Mullah Omar, elusive leader of the Taliban movement ...
(Refiles) KABUL, July 29 (Reuters) - A spokesman for Afghanistan's intelligence agency said on Wednesday that Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar died two years ago in a Pakistani hospital. The statement by National Directorate of Security spokesman Hasib Sediqi came after the Afghan government said it was investigating reports of Omar's death, just days ahead of an expected second round ...

The girl behind 'Who is Kalam'?

2015-07-28 22:20:00

New Delhi: The book title "Who is Kalam?" may be intriguing but has a heart-warming story behind it -- of a teenaged schoolgirl who asked the tough question to the former president and was in turn inspired by him and went on to become a scientist. It was in 2001, that Sudarkodi Sukumar, a 14-year-old from Tamil Nadu's Vellore district, sent a question to Kalam in a Tamil monthly for children, with ...
Jammu: It does not take long or very much for peace to be disturbed in Jammu and Kashmir. Till mid-summer, the feeling was one of peace with tourism in full swing, hotels fully booked and flights packed with tourists. Suddenly it began to change. In June ISIS and Pakistani flags made an appearance once again. The last time when ISIS flags appeared in Srinagar was in June last year.Recent incidents ...
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. ...
* Mullah Omar not seen in public since 2001 * His demise has long been rumoured in militant circles * Afghan statement casts doubt over tentative peace talks * Omar's death would deepen divisions within Taliban (Releads with confirmation) By Mirwais Harooni and Jessica Donati KABUL, July 29 (Reuters) - Afghanistan said on Wednesday that Mullah Omar, elusive leader of the Taliban movement ...
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. ...
The World Health Organization on Wednesday called for bolstering efforts for malaria control and elimination by targeting malarial parasites believed to be less fatal, but now causing high disease burden.As nearly 3.2 billion people continue to live in areas with risk of malaria infection, malaria needs to be high on the global agenda to achieve the target of 90% reduction in deaths and disease, and ...
"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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