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Onion prices and the stock markets have recently been in the news but for contrary reasons-one is rising precipitously while the other is falling rapidly.Recently, after the Indian stock markets plummeted by over a thousand points, there was a joke doing the rounds on social media that showed a picture of a housewife threatening to hit her husband who had not heeded her advice of investing in onions ...
For the past couple of weeks, social media has been dominated by two things – the infamous Indrani Mukerjea case, where the family tree appears to be of national interest; and the demand by the Patels for reservation. We’ve seen videos of policemen vandalising vehicles. We’ve seen the shells of burnt buses. And we all have an opinion on the Patels’ contention.Hardik Patel and his antics – ...
Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Having put India in a strong position with a five-wicket haul on Day 3 of the third cricket Test against Sri Lanka, medium-pacer Ishant Sharma says he is enjoying bowling with the new ball. The lanky pacer bagged figures of 5/54 in 15 overs on Sunday to enable the visitors bowl out Sri Lanka for 201 runs in the first innings at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground here. "I ...
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Despite hopes of healthy economic expansion data, the slide in Asian bourses and a weaker rupee dented the Indian equity markets during the late-afternoon trade session on Monday. Bearish sentiments due to negative Asian cues dampened trade at the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which fell by 59 points or 0.23 percent. Weak sentiments ...
The Gujarat High Court today disposed of a petition filed in the case of alleged custodial death of a 32-year-old man of Patel community during the reservation stir, saying there was no need for the court to monitor the case when CID has taken over probe into it. Justice J B Pardiwala disposed of the petition filed by Prabhaben, mother of Swetang Patel who died allegedly in custody after being caught ...
The next round of agitation to press for the demand for reservation to Patel community under OBC quota will kick-start tomorrow from Surat, Hardik Patel, who is leading the stir that plunged Gujarat into violence said today. Hardik, convener of the Patidar Ananmat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), who arrived at the Ahmedabad Airport from Delhi here today claimed that the agitation for reservation has gained support ...
A gritty fifty from Rohit Sharma and crucial contributions from lower-order batsmen helped India reach 234 for eight at tea, stretching their lead to 345 against Sri Lanka on Day 4 of the third and final cricket Test, here today. Starting at 132 for five after lunch, India saw Binny (49) and Naman Ojha (35) stitch a 42-run sixth-wicket partnership to spell more trouble for the hosts after Binny's valuable ...
From Lalit K Jha Washington, Aug 31 (PTI) Returning to power in 1980, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had considered a military strike on Pakistan's nuclear installations to prevent it from acquiring weapons capabilities, a declassified CIA document has claimed. Such a consideration by the then Indian Prime Minister was being made when the US was in an advanced stage of providing its fighter ...
For the past couple of weeks, social media has been dominated by two things – the infamous Indrani Mukerjea case, where the family tree appears to be of national interest; and the demand by the Patels for reservation. We’ve seen videos of policemen vandalising vehicles. We’ve seen the shells of burnt buses. And we all have an opinion on the Patels’ contention.Hardik Patel and his antics – ...
New Delhi: This week, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced (quoting the World Health Organisation) that India was free of maternal and neo-natal tetanus, the state of maternal health in Jharkhand indicates the long road still ahead in the country's dark spots. Modi was speaking at the just-concluded 24-nation Call to Action Summit, which discussed how to end preventable maternal ...
By Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - When Italian Public Administration Minister Marianna Madia tried to take advantage of a reform that should have allowed her to change her residency online, the local council said it couldn't be done. Instead, Madia had to go three times in person to the council offices to overcome the habitual bureaucratic hurdles. Her experience will not surprise millions of ...
(Corrects figure in final paragraph to 158,608 bpd) By Aaron Sheldrick TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) - Asian imports of Iranian oil fell slightly from a year ago in July following a landmark agreement on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme that may pave the way for an increase in crude exports as early as next year. Imports by Iran's four biggest buyers - China, India, Japan and South Korea ...
New Delhi: India's healthcare sector is expected to be USD 280 billion in size by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 16 per cent, but it is in "dire need" of right policy framework and infrastructure push, says a FICCI-KPMG report. With the healthcare industry seeing a robust growth trajectory, workforce in the sector is expected to be at 7.4 million in 2022, said the report -- 'Healthcare: ...
, Aug. 31 (ANI): Have you ever wondered why obese people crave more for food? A new study reveals that food craving activates different brain networks between obese patients, indicating that the tendency to want food may be hard-wired into their brain.Researchers from the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology have suggested that the brain mechanisms underlying obesity might be similar to those ...
A 19-year-old in the city of Dongguan, in the southern Chinese region of Guangdong Province, who went to his doctor complaining of a ear ache, was horrified when he was told that 26 cockroaches were living inside his ear.Li, 19, recalled that he woke up in the middle of the night with an unbearable itch in his ear that grew increasingly painful, reports news.com.au.In desperation, he stuck a finger ...
Citizens of the small Dutch town of Noordwijkerhout had a strange shock today when their little town market received a very unexpected visitor. Named Buba, the huge pachyderm had apparently just earlier strolled out of her circus in a nearby field and decided to do a little shopping. In a video captured by a surprised shopper, the elephant is seen quite literally checking out the stalls, trunk ...
A son of a samosa vendor in Pakistan has secured the top position in Class 12 examination, a media report said on Monday.Shah Faisal, like his father, sells samosas -- a fried snack with a savoury filling.His hard work and love for education turned him into a brilliant student, The News International reported.Shah Faisal has got himself enrolled for System Engineering program in the Peshawar University ...
(Adds extra details about the photographer, new headline) By Alex Whiting LONDON, Aug 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When photographer Graeme Robertson who has covered wars and famines met a boy in Uganda whose skin looked as if it was falling off his face, he was shocked to discover the boy had been attacked for being blind. "Sometimes when you have a blind child they will try and kill them, ...

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