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Chennai: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has banned a discussion forum for students, following an anonymous complaint that it tried to "spread hatred" against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.According to a report in The Times of India, the group of students was mobilising the SC/ST students to question government policies on the use of Hindi language and the ban on cow slaughter.The decision ...
New Delhi: After being without a full-time chief for around four months, the appointment of a chief at the premier defence research agency DRDO has been welcomed by the scientists and officials. On Thursday night, the cabinet committee on appointments cleared the appointment of eminent scientist S. Christopher as director general of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for a two-year ...
* GDP data to be released on Friday around 1200 GMT * Economists forecast Jan-March GDP growth at 7.3 pct year/year * Analysts see RBI cutting interest rate by 25 bps on Tuesday By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI, May 29 (Reuters) - India's government and businesses are pushing for an interest rate cut next week even though data on Friday may show output is expanding faster than China's, in the latest ...
New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday gave mobile app-based taxi services, like Uber and Ola, a week to provide relevant information for fresh licences to ply in the capital. "They have been asked to furnish all relevant data including drivers and vehicles listed with them and strictly comply with the existing ban, if they want their fresh licence to be considered," a government official said. Following ...
Hrithik Roshan is happy that dance-based films are being made in the country and accepted well by audience. Hrithik, who is considered one of the best dancers of Bollywood, feels it is good that filmmakers here are exploring the dance genre to make movies. "There are so many ways to entertain people and dance is a very powerful medium to inspire the youth and bring in physical discipline. A film ...
Chennai: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has banned a discussion forum for students, following an anonymous complaint that it tried to "spread hatred" against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.According to a report in The Times of India, the group of students was mobilising the SC/ST students to question government policies on the use of Hindi language and the ban on cow slaughter.The decision ...
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored the shooting incident that took place in Bamako, Mali, on Monday, 25 May, during which a peacekeeper with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was killed and another injured.He expresses his sincere condolences to the family of the victim and the Government of Bangladesh. He wishes a speedy recovery to the ...
The international organization 'Save the Children', presently working for children's rights in 120 countries and across 16 states in India including West Bengal plans for bigger changes in 2015.The changes will account for making the lives of the children better, as recorded at a recent event in Kolkata on actions against child labour in association with Wada Na todo Abhijaan. Tollywood actress Rituparna ...
Imagine Indian recruits crossing the LoC for terrorist training in Pakistan, some of them travelling as far as Karachi, then getting married during their training and travelling back to India with Pakistani wives and children into Kashmir under some amnesty scheme of the previous regime, not known to the Indian people. This was a way to reward terrorists and Pakistan.On 23-May-2015, the same Pakistani ...
Rejoice—'Tis the season of clean chits! Corruption is going away from India and we are becoming a more and more honest country. Suddenly the number of tainted people is going down and there seem to be no tainted politicians anymore!Take the case of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. The poor woman had a raid at her residence way back in 1997 and a disproportionate assets case foisted on her. ...
By Henning Gloystein and Florence Tan SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Crude futures rose around 1 percent on Friday after American inventories fell for a fourth straight week although prices are set for a weekly drop on a stronger dollar. Oil saw steep falls earlier this week as a resurgent dollar weighed on the market amid concerns U.S. crude supplies may have started rising again after three weeks of draws. ...
By Michelle Martin and Tetsushi Kajimoto DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - The head of the International Monetary Fund warned that Greece could fall out of the euro zone as it struggled to sort out its debt stand-off, which is adding to concern about the patchiness of global economic recovery. The finance chiefs of most of the world's biggest economies met in Germany against the backdrop of Greece's ...
As the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) met to discuss the role of partnerships in achieving the Post-2015 development agenda, the focus fell on the recent response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa and the need to work together to boost capacity in healthcare systems.Martin Sajdik, President of the Council, opened the meeting by stressing the importance of partnerships, especially ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, May 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of deaths caused by an extreme heat wave in India could have been prevented if authorities followed the example set by Ahmedabad which introduced measures such as cooling spaces to protect citizens from the rising mercury, climate experts said. At least 1,300 people have died in northern and southern India over the past week, ...
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 Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In his first year in power, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought in banking for the poor, set up campaigns to improve sanitation and curb the abortion of female foetuses - but slashed funds for education, health, women and children. In "Promises and Reality" - a report focusing on policies affecting the poor and marginalised ...
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 ...
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