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New Delhi: Amid his ongoing standoff with the AAP government, Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today met Union Home Secretary L C Goyal and had a talk over phone with Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Jung arrived in the Home Ministry early and had a nearly 20-minute one-on-one meeting with the Home Secretary. Sources said they discussed about the resolution passed by the Delhi Assembly yesterday and the government's ...
New Delhi: The legal tussle between the Centre and the Delhi government over the Home Ministry notification clipping the powers of the AAP dispensation today reached the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court.The Supreme Court will tomorrow hear Centre's plea challenging Delhi High Court order terming as "suspect" its notification barring Delhi government's anti-corruption branch (ACB) from acting ...
Melbourne, May 28 (IANS) Former fast bowler Brett Lee on Thursday said if Australia's World Cup hero Mitchell Starc is to carry his good form in upcoming Ashes series, he has to heed the advice of legendary Glenn McGrath. Starc, player of the tournament in Australia's recent World Cup triumph, appears set to share the new ball with Mitchell Johnson in the upcoming two-Test series against the West ...
New Delhi/Surat, May 27 (IANS) Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday denied having ever used public office to enrich himself or his family, prompting BJP president Amit Shah to mount a fresh attack on him over the 2G allocations controversy. Singh, who faced criticism from the BJP following allegations by former TRAI chairman Pradip Baijal relating to 2G allocations, told a NSUI convention ...
New Delhi: Amid his ongoing standoff with the AAP government, Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today met Union Home Secretary L C Goyal and had a talk over phone with Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Jung arrived in the Home Ministry early and had a nearly 20-minute one-on-one meeting with the Home Secretary. Sources said they discussed about the resolution passed by the Delhi Assembly yesterday and the government's ...
New Delhi: The legal tussle between the Centre and the Delhi government over the Home Ministry notification clipping the powers of the AAP dispensation today reached the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court.The Supreme Court will tomorrow hear Centre's plea challenging Delhi High Court order terming as "suspect" its notification barring Delhi government's anti-corruption branch (ACB) from acting ...
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Reuters) - Indian oilseeds futures fell on Thursday on profit-taking as the onset of monsoon rains over the southern coast nears, raising hopes of timely summer sowing across the country. * A timely onset of the monsoon rains on the Kerala coast around June 1 normal date, and subsequent progress towards the central India would help planting of soybeans, the main summer oilseed ...
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned that the “unnecessary loss of innocent lives cannot go on” and spotlighted the increasingly dire medical situation in Yemen, where it says the health and lives of millions of people are at risk, and health facilities, staff and patients are under attack in widespread violations of international humanitarian law.Almost 8.6 million ...
Rejoice—'Tis the season of clean chits! Corruption is going away from India and we are becoming a more and more honest country. Suddenly the number of tainted people is going down and there seem to be no tainted politicians anymore!Take the case of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. The poor woman had a raid at her residence way back in 1997 and a disproportionate assets case foisted on her. ...
“Throughout my youth, adolescence and young adulthood, it was a criminal offence to be gay...there was a fear of criminal prosecution, of being involuntarily placed in a lunatic asylum, losing your job, being socially destroyed. It was a terrible situation.”That was what 70-year-old senator and long-time civil rights campaigner, David Norris, told The New York Times after the results of the Irish ...
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Reuters) - Indian oilseeds futures fell on Thursday on profit-taking as the onset of monsoon rains over the southern coast nears, raising hopes of timely summer sowing across the country. * A timely onset of the monsoon rains on the Kerala coast around June 1 normal date, and subsequent progress towards the central India would help planting of soybeans, the main summer oilseed ...
By Jamie McGeever LONDON (Reuters) - Relative calm on global markets during the latest Greek debt standoff more closely reflects the low probability assigned to a euro exit than how contained such a shock could be. As Greece has returned to the precipice of another default and the outsize chance of Grexit - Greece being forced out of the euro zone - world markets have barely flinched. Unlike ...
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform yoga at a public event next month, part of his international drive to increase participation in the ancient Indian discipline. Modi will practice physical poses and breathing control at the event on the country's main ceremonial avenue, in the capital New Delhi, on June 21, government and ruling party officials said. ...
(Adds link to Q&A with ABV Group chief executive) By Zeba Siddiqui and Aditya Kalra MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, May 28 (Reuters) - Cinemas, Rolls-Royces and rooms so plush they could belong in a five-star hotel: private hospital operators in India are all but rolling out a red carpet to lure affluent locals and tourists to seek medical treatment at their luxe facilities. Local hospital firms including ...
Washington: American doctors were shocked to find that an Indian computer science PhD student from Hyderabad who underwent brain surgery had an embryonic "evil twin" instead of a tumour in her head. The 26-year-old Yamini Karanam had jokingly called her "evil twin sister who's been torturing me for 26 years". According to NBC, Karanam, who was studying at Indiana University, was unaware of what ...
Washington: Analysis of meteorites that reached the Earth long after the cosmic collision which created the Moon indicate the satellite is 4.47 billion years old, according to an article published in the journal Science. The article described the work of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists from NASA, the University of Arizona and the Institute for the Science of Exploration Targets, or INET. Scientists ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In his first year in power, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought in banking for the poor, set up campaigns to improve sanitation and curb the abortion of female foetuses - but slashed funds for education, health, women and children. In "Promises and Reality" - a report focusing on policies affecting the poor and marginalised ...
By Emma Batha CASABLANCA, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the age of 14 Usha Choudary was betrothed to a man she had never met. She refused to go through with the marriage. When her parents insisted, she threatened to kill herself. Choudary wanted to stay at school and break the cycle of child marriage and domestic abuse that blights millions of women's lives in India, and which nearly ...
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