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Berlin: The prosecution of the German city of Dusseldorf announced on Friday that the co-pilot, who allegedly crashed the Germanwings plane into a mountainside in the French Alps deliberately, had a medical leave note for the day of the flight, which he hid from the company. The note was found torn to bits among other documents implicating mental illness when the assailant's home was searched, Efe ...
Often described as the moderate face of BJP, charismatic Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an iconic leader whose acceptability across the political spectrum broke barriers pitchforking the saffron party to centrestage of politics in the late 90s. An orator par excellence and known for taking bold initiatives, notable being the attempt to bridge differences in Indo-Pak relations, Vajpayee, who is lauded as ...
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth cooled in the fourth quarter as previously reported and after-tax corporate profits recorded their biggest drop since early 2011, as a strong dollar dented the earnings of multinational corporations. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 percent annual rate last quarter, the Commerce Department said on Friday in its third estimate ...
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor Abhay Deol says he is choosy about his films and tries to pick original and out-of-the box scripts. Be he says it is tough. "I have always been choosy and try to do stuff which is original and out of (unique from) regular formula films," the actor said here on Thursday at a dance show. "It is tough to do such films nowadays, but I am trying. Let's see what happens," ...
New Delhi: A new tape surfaced on Friday in which Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal purportedly slams senior leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan and threatens to walk out of the party to form a new outfit. The tape which found its way to TV channels, and whose authenticity could not be confirmed, has a voice seemingly of Kejriwal accusing Bhushan and Yadav of plotting the Aam Aadmi Party's ...
Even as former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee received the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian accolade in Independent India, the prevailing atmosphere from his friends, former colleagues and well-wishers present at the ceremony at his 6, Krishna Menon Marg residence in the national capital was a festive one. The guest list at the event was a who's-who of the Bharatiya Janata Party - the invitees ...
Islamabad, March 27 (IANS) Police in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi killed four militants during an exchange of fire on Friday afternoon, media reported. The cops conducted a search operation on an intelligence tip-off about the presence of the terrorists in Gulshan-e-Maymar area of Karachi, the capital city of the country's southern Sindh province. When police raided the militants' hideout, ...
REUTERS - Vedanta Resources Plc said it would file a notice of claim related to a tax demand of about 205 billion rupees ($3.29 billion) its unit Cairn India Ltd received from the Indian government this month. The notice is the first step required before seeking international arbitration under the UK-India bilateral investment treaty, Vedanta said on Friday. London-listed Vedanta has most of its ...
Often described as the moderate face of BJP, charismatic Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an iconic leader whose acceptability across the political spectrum broke barriers pitchforking the saffron party to centrestage of politics in the late 90s. An orator par excellence and known for taking bold initiatives, notable being the attempt to bridge differences in Indo-Pak relations, Vajpayee, who is lauded as ...
Hardly has the dust settled on the infamous and utterly boring AIB Roast than they have struck again. This time it was over one of their unwatchable performances at the National Law University in Delhi, where some students finally took a stand and protested. This protest made clear the one thing that was completely missing from the debate around that sad and sorry Roast. That the fulcrum of the so-called ...
By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil fell on Friday as fears about the disruption of Middle East crude shipments from Yemen's conflict eased, and focus turned to the likelihood of an Iranian nuclear deal by next week that could put more supply on the market. But prices were still headed for a second straight week of gains, with U.S. crude on track to its best week since 2011, reflecting ...
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth cooled in the fourth quarter as previously reported and after-tax corporate profits recorded their biggest drop since early 2011, as a strong dollar dented the earnings of multinational corporations. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 percent annual rate last quarter, the Commerce Department said on Friday in its third estimate ...
By Amrutha Penumudi REUTERS - ReWalk Robotics Ltd plans to launch its wearable robotic exoskeleton device in India by the second quarter of 2015, Chief Executive Larry Jasinski said. The device, ReWalk, provides powered hip and knee motion to enable people with lower-limb disabilities, such as paraplegia, to stand upright, walk, and in some cases, climb stairs. "We ship the first few units within ...
* Device aimed at patients with severe lower-limb disabilities * To be priced at about 4.6 mln-4.7 mln Indian rupees * Company estimates India has about 800,000 paraplegics By Amrutha Penumudi March 27 (Reuters) - ReWalk Robotics Ltd plans to launch its wearable robotic exoskeleton device in India by the second quarter of 2015, Chief Executive Larry Jasinski said. The device, ReWalk, provides ...
Amsterdam: A monk's 1,000-year-old mummified body was discovered inside a Chinese Buddha statue after it was taken to hospital for a CT scan in the Netherlands, a media report said Monday. The body belonged to master Liuquan, a monk who lived around the year 1100 and was a member of a Chinese meditation school, British daily Mirror reported. Examining the mummy, a gastroenterologist found "all kinds ...
New York: For men who resent wearing condoms, a new non-intrusive solution is on the anvil - a birth control pill. At least two projects are in the pipeline for choking male fertility. One is H2-gamendazole that makes sperms go half-cooked. Normally, premature sperm cells grow a tail and head in the testis, but H2-gamendazole keeps them from reaching this stage of development. "If there's no sperm, ...
By Nita Bhalla MUMBAI, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing before a classroom packed with teenagers, Yojana Salunke begins her weekly one-hour lesson on a subject which many experts say is crucial to helping India address one of its biggest challenges - gender inequality. "Hands up all those girls who have to do housework before or after school?" Salunke asks, as every pig-tailed girl ...
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a circular asking teachers and school staff not to interact with pupils on social media, phone or through e-mails, a move which it said is intended to check "sexual harassment" of students."The circular has been issued to check incidents of sexual harassment of students by teachers and staff. We have asked them not to interact with students on social ...
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