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New Delhi: The controversial documentary on December 16 Delhi gang-rape was telecast by the BBC on Wednesday night in the UK and other countries, according to a report on NDTV.   Titled 'India's Daughter', the film, made by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin, was due to be released in India and many other countries on March 8 coinciding with International Women's Day.However, the telecast of ...
United Nations: The remarks by one of the Delhi gangrape convict blaming the victim for the assault are "unspeakable", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson has said, stressing the need for men to get involved in halting violence against women.Ban's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric refused to further comment on the remarks made by Mukesh Singh, the driver of the bus in which the 23-year-old ...
Nelson, March 5 (IANS) A splendid century by opener Kyle Coetzer (156) helped Scotland post an imposing total of 318/8 against Bangladesh in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Saxton Oval here on Thursday. Coetzer's second One-Day International (ODI) century and the first against a Test playing country is also a first by a Scottish player in World Cups. The highest score by a batsman from an Associate ...
New Delhi: A total of six rounds of bidding took place on Day One of the auctions of radio frequency spectrum, or airwaves, for telecom operators with a total offer for Rs.60,000 crore, sources said on Wednesday. "We have received bids in all bands. There was some good bidding in the 800 MHz and 1,800 MHz bands, whereas 2,100 MHz is yet see some traction. Auction will continue tomorrow (Thursday)," ...
(Adds analyst and delegate quotes) By Megha Rajagopalan and Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, March 5 (Reuters) - China will boost its military spending by 10.1 percent this year to 886.9 billion yuan ($141.45 billion) as it cranks up its development of high-tech weapons systems, the government announced on Thursday. The spending increase, which will outpace China's slowing, single-digit GDP growth, builds ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer island nations in the Indian Ocean a broad range of military and civilian assistance next week in a bid to wrest back some of the influence China has gained by spending billions of dollars in the region.Modi will make the pledges during a visit to Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles after decades of neglect by successive Indian governments. His ...
In eradicating sexual violence related to Colombia’s internal armed conflict, the main challenge now is translating resolve into tangible solutions in communities where the crime continues to occur, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence said at the conclusion of her trip to the Latin American country.There is a direct correlation between poverty, access ...
(Adds analyst and delegate quotes) By Megha Rajagopalan and Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, March 5 (Reuters) - China will boost its military spending by 10.1 percent this year to 886.9 billion yuan ($141.45 billion) as it cranks up its development of high-tech weapons systems, the government announced on Thursday. The spending increase, which will outpace China's slowing, single-digit GDP growth, builds ...
When news reports started coming out that Mukesh Singh, one of the rapists in the horrific December 2012 Delhi gang-rape case had been interviewed, social media started to outrage. Twitter went berserk even before the full details of the story came out and many started calling for a ban on the interview.Then it came to known that it wasn’t a one-off interview but actually something part of a documentary ...
The call to ban Leslee Udwin’s documentary India’s Daughter is misplaced not only because it muzzles freedom of expression (of the film-maker as much as Mukesh Singh) but, more crucially, because it is a refusal to face the realities of how men think of women in this country. An equally problematic response is that of the parents of the rape victim who see these views as evidence of the need for ...
By Sanjeev Miglani NEW DELHI, March 5 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer island nations in the Indian Ocean a broad range of military and civilian assistance next week in a bid to wrest back some of the influence China has gained by spending billions of dollars in the region. Modi will make the pledges during a visit to Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles after decades ...
By Koh Gui Qing and Kevin Yao BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday announced an economic growth target for this year of around 7 percent, signalling its lowest rate of expansion for a quarter of a century, and said it would increase government spending to support the slowing economy. Speaking at the opening of China's annual parliamentary meeting, Premier Li Keqiang vowed to fight corruption and ...
A new study has revealed that omega-3 fatty acids may help restrict further damage after a heart attack, suggesting this therapy may provide added benefits to standard care. As per the American College of Cardiology study, taking omega-3 fatty acids appeared to lower inflammation and guard against further declines in heart function among recent heart attack survivors already receiving optimal standard ...
The Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) in association with National Centre of Biological Sciences(NCBS) on Wednesday organized a public lecture by Infosys Prize Life Sciences Jury Chair Dr. Inder Verma.Verma is an American Cancer Society Professor and the first incumbent of the Irwin Mark Jacobs Chair in Exemplary Life Sciences, Laboratory of Genetics, Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The lecture ...
Amsterdam: A monk's 1,000-year-old mummified body was discovered inside a Chinese Buddha statue after it was taken to hospital for a CT scan in the Netherlands, a media report said Monday. The body belonged to master Liuquan, a monk who lived around the year 1100 and was a member of a Chinese meditation school, British daily Mirror reported. Examining the mummy, a gastroenterologist found "all kinds ...
New York: For men who resent wearing condoms, a new non-intrusive solution is on the anvil - a birth control pill. At least two projects are in the pipeline for choking male fertility. One is H2-gamendazole that makes sperms go half-cooked. Normally, premature sperm cells grow a tail and head in the testis, but H2-gamendazole keeps them from reaching this stage of development. "If there's no sperm, ...
India is a political democracy, but India's society is not democratic. That has been a hypothesis offered by many social scientists. Now there is empirical proof–from India's hope for the future, its school and college students: 65% school children "don't know" that they are citizens of India 65% of college students disapprove of boys and girls from different religions meeting in public places 44% ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, Jan 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. President Barack Obama raised the issue of women's rights as he ended a visit to India on Tuesday, saying that if countries wanted to develop effectively, they must educate and empower their daughters as much as their sons. "We know from experience that nations are more successful when their women are successful," said Obama, ...
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