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New Delhi: Former law minister and Congress leader Kapil Sibal has rubbished the defamation case filed against party vice president Rahul Gandhi by Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), and clarified that the latter did not mention the organisation, but its ideology with reference to the RSS alleged role in the assassination of Father of The Nation Mahatma Gandhi.Sibal further said that assassinator Nathuram ...
Rome: A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake ripped through the mountains in central Italy on Wednesday, claiming at least 159 lives as it flattened several villages and towns, a media report said. Why the Italy earthquake was so severe https://t.co/wMA8VuoRa9— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 25, 2016 Citing Italy's national news agency ANSA, CNN reported that at least 159 people were killed ...
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Bajaao.com, a direct online retailer for musical instruments and pro audio gear, is providing customers with warranty support plans. The premium warranty aims to raise the bar on product support, by providing customers a consistent and one-stop warranty support experience. The premium warranty includes notable features like a dedicated Premium Service Support line, an ...
Canberra, Aug 23 (IANS) The rise in popularity of Australia's domestic Big Bash League (BBL) Twenty20 tournament and the growing interest in the women's game has propelled cricket to become the nation's most popular participation sport. On Tuesday, Cricket Australia (CA) revealed that record numbers of Australians picked up the bat and ball in 2015-16, including a record number of women, with almost ...
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) leader Harsh Dev Singh has said Pakistan has a lot of explanation to do on the human rights violations taking place in its largest province Balochistan, after Baloch Republican Party (BRP) activists praised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held up his pictures and Indian flags while making references to Islamabad's mistreatment of Balochistan."Pakistan ...
The Congress Party on Thursday hailed Home Minister Rajnath Singh's two-day visit to the violence-hit Kashmir Valley, and hoped that it is the beginning to a logical, honest and genuine effort to restore peace in Jammu and Kashmir."You cannot hope to break the logjam without meeting people, without talking to people. Now, who they will talk to, how they will talk, how much time it will take, it is ...
A defence expert has said that the praise showered on Prime Minister Narendra Modi by activists of the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) and their move to hold up his pictures and wave Indian flags in their territory, increases India's responsibility towards realising the goal of delivering freedom to the people of Balochistan.M M Khajuria told ANI that the Baloch people expect Prime Minister Modi and ...
The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul city came under attack on Wednesday evening with security forces exchanging gunfire with the attackers.Dozens of students and staff are believed to be trapped inside the university building in Darul Aman Road, reports the Tolo News.Reports suggest that there was an initial explosion followed by gunfire.While few students have managed to escape many are ...

India's Olympic shame

2016-08-24 08:18:55

Across the country, people who once associated vaults with banks and DC comics are now allowing ‘Produnova’ to roll off their tongues.Pizza chains are giving away freebies to women called Sindhu.The clouds that shrouded Indian wrestling in the wake of the Narsingh Yadav doping scandal have been partially blown away by Sakshi Malik.And, somehow, Indians credit themselves for forgetting the washed-out ...
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, shuttler P.V Sindhu and wrestler, Sakshi Malik were welcomed with great fanfare and celebration today after creating history at the Olympics in Rio. While Karmakar did not win, Sindhu became the youngest Indian to win a medal, silver in badminton, and Sakshi Malik won the bronze. Tripura: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar arrives in Agartala, gets a grand welcome pic.twitter.com/jm7ZYFav5p— ...
By Mayank Bhardwaj NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Monsanto Co has withdrawn an application seeking approval for its next generation of genetically modified cotton seeds in India, a major escalation in a long-running dispute between New Delhi and the world's biggest seed maker. A letter sent by Monsanto's local partner in India, the conglomerate's biggest market outside the Americas, strongly objects to ...
By Caroline Copley BERLIN (Reuters) - Britain's vote to leave the European Union has spurred a surge in the number of financial service industry workers now based in the UK applying to work in Berlin's burgeoning fintech scene, several of the city's start-ups told Reuters. The German capital is jostling to position itself as a hub for the financial technology - fintech - industry and is home to ...
, Aug. 24 (ANI): A recent research has found that parents who are directly and actively engaged with their children ensure healthy living and are significantly more likely to see their kids match up to Canadian guidelines when it comes to physical activity, healthy eating and screen time.Heather Manson, chief of health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention at PHO, reveals, "In Canada, more ...
, Aug. 24, (ANI): A recent research has found that faulty inhibitory neuro-transmission and abnormally increased activity in the hippocampus of the brain impairs our memory and attention.Neurons in the brain interact by sending each other chemical messages, called 'neurotransmitters'. Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) is the most common inhibitory neurotransmitter, which is important to restrain neural ...
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 ...
Chennai: The UK-based Staffordshire University, having an international reputation of delivering quality skills-based vocational education for over 100 years through its specifically designed coursework and faculty with real-world expertise, is going to conduct student counseling sessions and provide on-spot offers in Chennai on 5th August 2016. Priyanka Mishra, the Country Coordinator of Staffordshire ...
In Image: Muslim children read the Koran at a madrasa in the northern Indian city of Mathura. The government increased the spending on the Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM), launched in 2009-10, from Rs 46 crore to Rs 294 crore–a five-fold increase. The central government has spent over Rs 1,000 crore over seven years to modernise madrasas (an Arabic word for educational ...

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