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Mumbai: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta has come in for flak from rationalists after accepting a necklace, apparently produced from thin air by a godman.The incident occurred during an awards event organized by a Pune-based educational institute.In visuals aired non-stop by Marathi channels, the godman, Guruvanand Swami, is shown giving Amruta, a banker, a necklace, which ...
Mumbai: Continuing his expose on the role of Pakistan-based terror organisations, its army, spy agency ISI and others, LeT terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley on Tuesday described how he was assigned to gather military intelligence in India and recruit spies from the Indian Army. On the second day of his deposition through video-conferencing from a US jail before the special TADA court ...
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) As half a million voters in snowy New Hampshire set out to pick up their presidential nominees Tuesday, polls suggested two outsiders, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders, may clinch victory. Polls opened at 8 a.m. across the state which kicks off the US presidential race with the first primary, though nine voters cast their votes in the traditional curtain ...
Melbourne, Feb 9 (IANS) Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has taken a dig at Steve Waugh, calling the iconic former Test captain "the most selfish cricketer I've played with", recalling his axing from the fourth and final Test against the West Indies in 1999. The stunning assault will air on the episode of Channel Ten's I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here later on Tuesday where Warne revisits ...
Lauding New Delhi and Islamabad's efforts to resume dialogue between both countries, Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said India and Pakistan must come close to resolve the long pending Kashmir issue.Farooq, who met Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Sunday, said that the Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan should take place at the earliest so that ...
Mumbai: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta has come in for flak from rationalists after accepting a necklace, apparently produced from thin air by a godman.The incident occurred during an awards event organized by a Pune-based educational institute.In visuals aired non-stop by Marathi channels, the godman, Guruvanand Swami, is shown giving Amruta, a banker, a necklace, which ...

Sushma meets Nepal president, PM

2016-02-09 15:50:00

Kathmandu, Feb 9 (IANS) Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and members of an all-party delegation on Tuesday paid courtesy calls on Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli. The Indian delegation -- comprising National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Congress leader and former union minister Anand Sharma, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury and ...
Pakistan's Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, on Tuesday said the country is entering the most difficult and crucial phase of the military operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.He was addressing a special provincial apex committee meeting in Peshawar. The meeting laid special focus on the return of Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs) with further discussion on the current progress ...
It is always amusing to see grown adults with serious and stately titles bicker over the pettiest of things. Clearly education and prestige are not a barrier to snide remarks and tearful harangues.Before we get into the play, let us have a look at the main characters.Ramachandra Guha is considered by some to be one of India's foremost historians. He has taught in the University of California, Stanford ...
The fruits of a people's movement and the world's largest anti-poverty public works, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) last year provided employment to 22% of all rural homes. At its peak five years ago, it was a lifeline for 55 million, or one in every three rural homes. But it has yet to expand to its full potential. Up to 70% of interested poor households did not receive ...
By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) - A drop in bank shares kept European shares under pressure on Tuesday, after losses in Asian markets sent investors scurrying for safe havens. Turmoil in Asia set the tone for the session, as yields on longer-term Japanese bonds fell below zero for the first time, the yen surged to a 15-month peak and gold reached its highest since June. After a choppy morning, ...
By Josh Smith KABUL, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Hundreds more U.S. troops are headed for Afghanistan's strife-torn Helmand province to shore up security forces who have struggled in the face of sustained Taliban attacks, officials said. The core of the new force will provide more security and act as advisers to the Afghan army's 215th Corps, U.S. Army spokesman Col. Michael Lawhorn said in a statement. ...
* Q3 profit 5.79 bln rupees vs 6.55 bln expected by analysts * Emerging markets sales down 28 pct * U.S. sales up 7 pct, India sales up 34 pct * Shares fall as much as 4 percent in Mumbai MUMBAI, Feb 9 (Reuters) - India's second-largest drugmaker, Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, reported a quarterly profit that fell short of analysts' estimates due to lower sales in emerging markets such as Russia. ...
* Sees Q1 revenue $3.18 bln-$3.24 bln vs est $3.32 bln * Q4 revenue up 17.9 pct to $3.23 bln, short of estimates * Shares fall as much as 8.7 pct in early trading (Adds executive comment, details; updates shares) By Abhirup Roy Feb 8 (Reuters) - IT services provider Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp forecast its slowest quarterly revenue growth in 14 years, adding to mounting worries about ...
Astronomers, though not entirely sure what it is, are viewing a ball of hot gas billions of light years away that is radiating the energy of hundreds of billions of suns. If the gas ball is the result of a supernova, then it's the most powerful supernova ever seen. An international team of professional and amateur astronomers spotted the possible supernova, now called ASASSN-15lh, when ...
New York: Want to convey more to your friends and policymakers on Twitter? Soon, you may be able to tweet in 10,000 characters on the micro-blogging site. According to media reports, Twitter is building a new feature that will allow users to tweet longer than its traditional 140-character limit. The company is currently considering a 10,000-character limit, recode.net reported, adding that Twitter ...
New Delhi: Missouri State University (MSU), long-established university of Midwest US, is inviting applications for its Master’s Degree Program in Administrative Studies with a concentration in Cyber Security, under the Department of Computer Information Systems. The program provides hands-on labs and exercises to teach aspiring Cyber Security professionals how to secure and defend Information ...
* Four gunmen entered school campus under cover of fog * Many victims were shot execution-style in the head * Confusion on responsibility as Taliban make contradicting claims * Attack comes more than a year after Peshawar school massacre (Adds Taliban spokesman denial) By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Jibran Ahmad CHARSADDA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Armed militants stormed a university ...

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