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New Delhi: A war of words broke out between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress on Saturday over the "Hindu terror" issue, with the latter accusing the former of polarising the country. The BJP later asked Congress president Sonia Gandhi to clarify her party's stand on the issue. On Friday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had accused the Congress in the Lok Sabha of coining the term "Hindu ...
New Delhi: Suresh Narayanan, the new India chief of the $97.5 billion Swiss processed food giant Nestle, on Saturday said the popular instant noodle brand Maggi will be back on retail shelves as soon as possible, even as the company will launch more instant snacks and also focus on other areas of operations. Narayanan, 55, who officially took charge of India operations on Saturday replacing managing ...
New Delhi/Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) A decline in interest rates, fuel costs, low base and pick-up in consumer sentiment helped the Indian automobile manufacturers report healthy sales figures for the last month on Saturday. Passenger automobile major Maruti Suzuki's July sales grew by 20.1 percent to 121,712 units from an off-take of 101,380 units in the corresponding month of 2014. The company's domestic ...
Congress today said there should not be "pick and choose" policy for handing over bodies of those hanged to their family members and it should be same for all. "Generally whosoever have been hanged to death, bodies have been handed over to their family members. It happened in the recent case of Yakub Memon. Since Memon's body has been handed over to his family...after having done so there should not ...
Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria today advocated teaching of science along with theology in madarsas and said such a move will help students in these religious schools to become a great scientist like the former President A P J Abdul Kalam. "What will be the difficulty if science is taught in madarsas? Should the students toe a particular line for good? Why science shouldn't be taught to produce ...
While diesel prices across the country were cut by Rs 3.60 per litre yesterday, consumers in Himachal Pradesh will get benefit of only Rs 1.60 a litre as the state government has hiked VAT on the fuel by 4.50 per cent, pushing up the price by Rs 2 per litre. The decision of the government to hike Value Added Tax (VAT) on diesel from 11.5 per cent to 16 per cent to bring uniformity in prices of diesel ...

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Osama's stepmother, sister killed in UK plane crash From Aditi Khanna London, Aug 1 (PTI) Three members of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's family, including his stepmother and sister, were reportedly among four people killed when a private jet crashed in southern England while landing. The Phenom 300 jet which was arriving from Italy crashed during an attempt to land at Blackbushe Airport in ...
Oscar-winning actress and United Nations refugee agency Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie, travelled on Thursday to Myanmar’s Kachin state, where internally displaced persons (IDPs), including a number of women, told her their storiesWomen and girls need to have a meaningful and active role in the peace process, said Jolie, who is the Special Envoy for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees ...
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will rake up the issue of centre's denial of special status to the state as one of the top agendas to counter BJP in the upcoming state elections, several party leaders said. They said this will become a hot topic in the run up to the elections, scheduled for later this year and will be used as an effective means to counter the Bharatiya ...
"In the night of the tyrants, Who calls my name from afar? I must climb the scaffolding of the gallows to see beyond the prison parapets. Have they waylaid the caravan of the new dawn?"- Majrooh SultanpuriI had turned up in Mumbai to cover the aftermath of the 1993 bomb blasts. On my way to meet Rusi Karanjia editor of Blitz and journalist Olga Tellis, at the US Club in Cuff Parade, I tried to engage ...
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Qatar and China have expressed an interest in the assets of debt-laden state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), state news agency Bernama reported on Saturday. 1MDB, the centre of several investigations over graft and its management of funds, is seeking to offload assets parked under its power unit Edra Global Energy Bhd, and ...
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Bombay High Court has concluded hearing a case filed by Nestle India challenging a local regulator's report that Maggi instant noodles contained excess lead, a lawyer for the company said. The court will give a judgement at a later date, Rajesh Batra said in a statement late on Friday. Nestle has been at the centre of India's worst food scare in a decade after a regulator ...
(Updates number of injured people) By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, July 31 (Reuters) - One person was killed and 13 wounded on Friday in a drive-by shooting at a Sri Lankan election rally attended by the finance minister, a further act of political violence in a nation still recovering from civil war. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake called the attack an "act of political terrorism" and blamed forces ...
* Govt plans direct purchases of oilseeds, pulses for first time * PM Modi seeks self-sufficiency in five years * Imports of vegoils have grown 12 times over in two decades * Minimum prices, guaranteed purchases this fiscal year - sources * Critics say state buying leads to overproduction, waste By Mayank Bhardwaj and Krishna N. Das NEW DELHI, July 31 (Reuters) - India is to buy oilseeds ...
"We are not just Americans, but citizens of Earth." —@StationCDRKelly http://t.co/eOShEche3z pic.twitter.com/nGPsTVC4Hh— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2015 Washington: Clicked from 1.6 million kms away in space, a NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first stunning view of the entire sun-lit side of Earth. DSCOVR is equipped with the Earth ...
Checking in at the reception desk at the Henn na Hotel in Sasebo, Japan - Photo by Akio Kon pic.twitter.com/7ZlBZ5g9Sp— Bloomberg Photos (@BloombergPhotos) July 15, 2015 Tokyo: A hotel in Japan almost entirely run by robots has opened its doors to the public. The 72-room Henn na Hotel - whose name means "weird" - will offer a different experience to visitors at Huis Ten Bosch, an amusement park ...
By Emma Batha LONDON, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country in less than a decade - six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Fast-growing Nigeria is on course to outstrip the United States by about 2050 to become the country with the third largest population, the United Nations predicted. ...
By Liana B. Baker, Greg Roumeliotis and Mike Stone (Reuters) - Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school and university classrooms, is exploring a sale that it hopes could value it at as much as $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Blackboard's majority owner, private equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has ...
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