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Whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had pointed out alleged irregularities in allotment of land to Robert Vadra in Haryana, was tonight transferred yet again for the umpteenth time. A senior IAS officer, Khemka, who had in November last been posted as Transport Commissioner and Secretary by the Haryana government has now been transferred and given the dual charge of Secretary and Director ...
Gandhinagar: Gujarat has witnessed a 76 per cent rise in the number of cases of rape of minor girls between 2012 and 2013, a latest Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has stated.The CAG audit report on the general and social sector tabled in the Gujarat Assembly yesterday, has suggested a gradual increase in the number of minor girls raped in Gujarat. According to the CAG report, 92 minor ...
By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI, April 1 (Reuters) - When it comes to the wrappers of India's state-supplied condoms, boring is out, attractive is in, but erotic is too much. India is readying a redesign of the staid packaging of its half-century-old condom brand, incorporating pictures of handsome men and gorgeous women, in a desperate bid to seduce customers drawn to fancier versions sold by private ...
A major update introduced by Whatsapp will now allow android users to make voice calls on the application. The feature, which had been teased for months, was introduced to select users earlier when the last update was rolled out a few weeks ago. However, it can now be availed by all, reported The Verge. The latest version of Whatsapp offers a cleaner layout with three tabs for Calls, Chats, and Contacts. ...
Whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had pointed out alleged irregularities in allotment of land to Robert Vadra in Haryana, was tonight transferred yet again for the umpteenth time. A senior IAS officer, Khemka, who had in November last been posted as Transport Commissioner and Secretary by the Haryana government has now been transferred and given the dual charge of Secretary and Director ...
Gandhinagar: Gujarat has witnessed a 76 per cent rise in the number of cases of rape of minor girls between 2012 and 2013, a latest Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report has stated.The CAG audit report on the general and social sector tabled in the Gujarat Assembly yesterday, has suggested a gradual increase in the number of minor girls raped in Gujarat. According to the CAG report, 92 minor ...
Over 2,000 people were evacuated from buildings in central London on Wednesday after underground fire was reported at Holborn. Six fire engines and 35 firefighters have been deployed to douse the flames. 200 people were evacuated from the London School of Economics, after it was cleared by the emergency services. The university also urged students to avoid the area. Many workers, and students at ...
London: More than 2,000 people were today evacuated from buildings in central London as toxic smoke filled the streets after an electrical fault triggered a massive underground fire near the Indian High Commission here as well as the London School of Economics (LSE).Fire crews were called in after smoke was seen coming out of an inspection cover on a pavement off Kingsway in Holborn area. Firefighters ...
From the happenings of recent weeks, it will be tempting to deduce that Arvind Kejriwal is a Stalinist who, like all autocrats, hates democracy and dissension and loves yes-men. That's what Prashant Bhushan will want us to believe. But the stormy story of the Aam Aadmi Party's internal crisis is far more complicated than such a black-and-white narrative. The most curious case in the entire episode ...
Merely 3 years after 1984's anti-Sikh riots, Meerut and Malyana were gripped in communal frenzy. But what took place on 22 May 1987 is beyond any iota of imagination. 42 Muslims were picked from their homes in Meerut's Hashimpura locality by Uttar Pradesh's Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and killed 36 of them in cold blooded manner. A few days ago a local court acquitted all the accused in the ...
By Rupam Jain Nair and Tommy Wilkes VARANASI, India, April 2 (Reuters) - As India launches an $18 billion plan to spread the information revolution to its provinces, the problems it faces are a holdover from the past - electricity shortages, badly planned, jam-packed cities, and monkeys. The clash between the old world and the new is sharply in focus in the crowded 3,000-year-old holy city of Varanasi, ...
By Renee Maltezou and Costas Pitas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece sent an updated list of reforms to lenders on Wednesday to try to unlock financial aid and avoid a default but euro zone officials said more work was needed before new funds could be released. Greece is weeks away from running out of cash but its euro zone and International Monetary Fund lenders have frozen support payments until it ...
GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, reiterated its commitment towards 'Make in India' by strengthening its R&D, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Distribution capabilities and Education initiative.With enhanced capabilities, GE on Wednesday announced the launch of Revolution ACTs, first Computed Tomography system designed and developed by GE Healthcare in India. The Revolution ACTs is ...
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Drugmaker Indoco Remedies Ltd said on Wednesday it would buy Piramal Enterprises Ltd's clinical research business for an undisclosed amount to reduce its research costs. Piramal Clinical Research, the Hyderabad-based contract research organisation (CRO), conducts clinical trials for generic drugs, and is approved by the U.S. and UK health regulators, Indoco said. The business ...
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, ...
By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, March 30 (Reuters) - A northwestern Pakistani province is taking criminal action against 70 schools that have failed to tighten security with measures such as installing barbed wire following a December high school attack that killed 132 children. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa made it compulsory for all schools to hire armed guards, raise the height of boundary walls ...
By Nita Bhalla MUMBAI, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing before a classroom packed with teenagers, Yojana Salunke begins her weekly one-hour lesson on a subject which many experts say is crucial to helping India address one of its biggest challenges - gender inequality. "Hands up all those girls who have to do housework before or after school?" Salunke asks, as every pig-tailed girl ...
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