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Lucknow: The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) of Asaduddin Owaisi plans to contest the coming three-tier panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh, giving the jitters to the ruling Samajwadi Party. Both the BJP and the Samajwadi Party have announced they will contest the elections on party symbol at some places and support strong candidates at others. Highly placed sources in the Hyderabad-based ...
Sofia Ashraf's video, posted online by a nongovernmental organization called Jhatkaa, or "shock" in Hindi, has had more than a million views on YouTube, drawing attention to accusations against a thermometer factory in the town of Kodaikanal that closed down 14 years ago. Hindustan Unilever, the Indian subsidiary of the consumer goods company, has denied wrongdoing. It disputes claims of former workers ...
Locals today intercepted four pick-up vans illegally smuggling 40 cows to Bangladesh at a place near Dumdim on NH 31 in Jalpaiguri district. The locals then informed the nearest SSB and police outpost from where personnel immediately rushed to the spot. Nine persons were arrested in connection with the illegal cattle smuggling, a police officer said. ...
One of the two Indian teachers from Karnataka who was kidnapped in Libya, allegedly by Islamic State (IS) terror group and released subsequently, today said they were treated with respect by the abductors and not tortured in captivity. Lakshmikant, from Raichur district in Karnataka, arrived at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) here. "...Nobody tortured us...they did not harm...they ...
After opting for status quo in policy rates, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today said any more cut will depend on further transmission of previous rate cuts by banks, softening in inflation and progress of monsoon. "We are looking whether the recent increase in inflation is temporary and whether the monsoon will continue to be near normal. The oil price development is very beneficial and ...
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced concern over the situation in Burundi, where the security situation continues to worsen following the recent elections, and strongly condemned the assassination on Sunday of General Adolphe Nshimirimana.A statement issued by Bans spokesperson said the UN chief notes with great concern the continuing deterioration of the security environment in Burundi following ...
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Pakistan must admit its mistakes for allowing Pakistani terrorists to sail to Mumbai in 2008 and carry out a massacre, a retired Pakistani official said in remarks published on Tuesday. "Pakistan has to deal with the Mumbai mayhem, planned and launched from its soil," Tariq Khosa, a former director general of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), wrote in the Dawn newspaper. "This ...
Lucknow: The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) of Asaduddin Owaisi plans to contest the coming three-tier panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh, giving the jitters to the ruling Samajwadi Party. Both the BJP and the Samajwadi Party have announced they will contest the elections on party symbol at some places and support strong candidates at others. Highly placed sources in the Hyderabad-based ...
A lion in Zimbabwe was shot dead by an American dentist. And now, suddenly, everyone on Facebook cares about hunting.They want the dentist put away forever.They want hunting to be banned.They want Glenn McGrath fired by BBC Sport, not for his insipid commentary and drab presentation skills, but for a safari on which he killed animals seven years ago.Hell, Cecil is not even a lion anymore. He is Everyman ...
By Kirstin Ridley and Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - He was so obsessed with the numbers that he did not see his downfall coming. The first trader convicted by a jury in the global Libor rate-rigging scandal was a maths whiz nicknamed "Rain Man", who slept as an adult under a superhero duvet cover he had owned since he was eight. Tom Hayes, found guilty of eight counts of conspiracy to defraud, ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has sold a 2.1 billion pound ($3.3 billion) stake in Royal Bank of Scotland to kick off the disposal of its holding seven years after bailing out the bank. Finance Minister George Osborne on Tuesday hailed the sale as "an important first step in returning the bank to private ownership" and said it was right to start selling the stake at a loss to the price paid for the ...
(Adds company comment) MUMBAI, Aug 4 (Reuters) - An Indian rapper has gone viral with a music video calling on consumer products giant Unilever to clean up alleged toxic waste from a forested southern hill station. Sofia Ashraf's video, posted online by a nongovernmental organization called Jhatkaa, or "shock" in Hindi, has had more than a million views on YouTube, drawing attention to accusations ...
MUMBAI, Aug 4 (Reuters) - An Indian rapper has gone viral with a music video calling on consumer products giant Unilever to clean up alleged toxic waste from a forested southern hill station and compensate residents. Sofia Ashraf's video, posted online by a nongovernmental organization called Jhatkaa, or "shock" in Hindi, has had more than a million views on YouTube, drawing attention to accusations ...
"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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