Web Sify
Follow us on

Article gallery

London: A Bangladeshi family of 12 from England, who went missing on the way back from a holiday in Dhaka, have confirmed in a statement issued by ISIS terrorists that they are in the “Islamic State”.The statement from the Mannan family, obtained from Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) sources by ‘The Times’, came with accompanying photographs showing Muhammed Abdul Mannan, the head of ...
Patna: A complaint has been filed against External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhre Raje and former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi in a district court here. Vinay Kumar Singh, chief of NGO "Friends of Bihari", filed the complaint in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Bharat Singh yesterday. But, the complainant did not turn up in the court today in the hearing ...
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Lack of resources and advanced technology in northeast India notwithstanding, National Award-winning filmmaker Manju Borah has been able to survive in the film industry for almost two decades. She credits it to her choice of themes, which are deeply rooted in the region. "Northeast is diverse and has a rich culture. I know that movies don't have geographical boundaries, but ...
Buoyed by growing sales, India will overtake the US to become world's second largest smartphone market by 2017, says a report.According to international research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales are forecast to grow from 1.5 billion units in 2015 to a record 1.7 billion by 2017.China, India and the US are the three big countries driving smartphone growth worldwide."India will soon overtake ...
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh on Saturday assured that a proper investigation would be conducted into the death of journalist Akshay Singh."The post mortem is being videographed so that the truth about the death comes out. There will be a proper investigation into the incident. We will leave no stone unturned," said Chouhan."It is very sad that a young journalist died like this. I can ...
Expressing his shock and sadness over journalist Akshay Singh's death, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday demanded that the former's viscera samples to be sent to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences."I am very sad. Akshay had gone to Madhya Pradesh after meeting me. I am very sad and shocked about this news. And I express my condolences towards his family," Digvijay said."We ...
Condemning the destruction of archaeological treasures from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra as a "perverse…new attempt to break the bonds between people and their history," the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Friday called on the international community, including the art market, to join forces and stop the traffic in cultural property.The ...
By Lefteris Karagiannopoulos and Matt Robinson ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's finance minister accused creditors of trying to "terrorise" Greeks into accepting austerity, warning Europe stood to lose as much as Athens if the country is forced out of the euro after a referendum on Sunday on bailout terms. After a week in which Greece defaulted, shuttered its banks and began rationing cash, Greeks vote ...
Bangkok: The signing of a revised treaty to avoid double taxation may have hogged the limelight during the recent visit of the Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to Thailand, but the two-day June-end trip also signalled a significant push to Indian cultural promotion and soft power in Southeast Asia. EAM Sushma Swaraj arrives in Bangkok, Thailand on a two-day visit. pic.twitter.com/uMLpuRALPt— ...
A great economic experiment began in 1951 with the formation of the European Coal and Steel Community. It was an attempt to make war within Europe impossible by establishing free trade in coal and steel, eliminating all tariffs and restrictions on cross border economic shipments. Ideally, it would ensure that French steel mills relied on German coal and vice versa so that any future differences ...
By Michael Martina and Samuel Shen BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China froze share offers and set up a market-stabilization fund on Saturday, the Wall Street Journal said, as Beijing intensified efforts to pull stock markets out of a nose-drive that is threatening the world's second-largest economy. Beijing's reported suspension of initial public offers (IPOs) came a few hours after extraordinary ...
By Lefteris Karagiannopoulos and Matt Robinson ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's finance minister accused creditors of trying to "terrorise" Greeks into accepting austerity, warning Europe stood to lose as much as Athens if the country is forced out of the euro after a referendum on Sunday on bailout terms. After a week in which Greece defaulted, shuttered its banks and began rationing cash, Greeks vote ...
Ending the AIDS epidemic – in all places and all communities – is essential to realizing the vision of a life of dignity for all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared Friday in Barbados at the Caribbean region launch of a major new United Nations report the calls for scaling up an inclusive, rights-based and stigma-free response to wipe out the deadly disease.A quarter of a million people in ...
New York, July 4 (IBNS) In a speedy response to Liberia's first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating those under quarantine, hygiene kits and chlorine and buckets for handwashing stations.In Margibi County, where the body of a child tested positive ...
Sydney: An Australian judge banned a woman, who got a tattoo four weeks ago, from breastfeeding her 11-month-old child saying it will expose her baby to unacceptable risk, media reported on Thursday. Federal Circuit Court Judge Matthew Myers' decision comes despite the mother recording negative results on hepatitis and HIV tests, according to ABC channel. The judge determined that in this case, brought ...
Mary Smith, 76, left, is being adopted by Muriel Clayton, 92, today in Dallas. Muriel raised Muriel when she was 14. pic.twitter.com/auyacM9aHM— David Woo (@dwoo_woo) June 9, 2015 A 92-year-old Dallas woman legally adopted a 76-year-old as her daughter, after 60 years of referring to one another as mother and daughter.Muriel Clayton and Mary Smith, who are actually cousins, made it official in a ...
By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Erica Hagen started mapping schools in the sprawling Nairobi slum of Kibera, she was surprised by their sheer number. Primary education is free in Kenya, yet its poorest people were supporting hundreds of informal, private schools. By geotagging the schools crammed into ramshackle huts and tucked down dirt alleyways, Hagen ...
LONDON, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 170 million youth are trapped in child labour, deprived of education and facing a life without decent jobs, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. From India's brick kilns to the cotton fields of Uzbekistan and Bolivia's sugar plantations, child labourers are more likely to have to settle later in life for unpaid work for ...
most popular on facebook
talking point on sify news
today`s most read on sify news