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Geneva: Delegates from major powers and Iran on Friday continued nuclear talks into its final stretch to ink a framework agreement ahead of a March 31 deadline. After 90 minutes of negotiations with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday morning, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters: "Our feeling is that we certainly will be able to reach an agreement, but that will need ...
Cairo/Sanaa: Yemeni President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in Egypt's resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh on Friday to attend an Arab summit, as Saudi-led Arab forces conducted fresh air strikes in the evening targeting the largest military base in Yemen's capital Sanaa, media reports said. Hadi arrived in Egypt's resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi was at the ...
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth cooled in the fourth quarter as previously reported and after-tax corporate profits recorded their biggest drop since early 2011, as a strong dollar dented the earnings of multinational corporations. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 percent annual rate last quarter, the Commerce Department said on Friday in its third estimate ...
Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor Abhay Deol says he is choosy about his films and tries to pick original and out-of-the box scripts. Be he says it is tough. "I have always been choosy and try to do stuff which is original and out of (unique from) regular formula films," the actor said here on Thursday at a dance show. "It is tough to do such films nowadays, but I am trying. Let's see what happens," ...
Berlin: Prosecutors in Germany's Dusseldorf city announced on Friday that the co-pilot, who allegedly crashed the Germanwings plane in French Alps deliberately, killing all 150 on board, had a medical leave note for the day of the flight, which he hid from the company while a city hospital said he had been a patient there in the last two months. The sick leave note was found during a search ...
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: Two ships have set sail to Yemen to bring back stranded Indians, including a good number of Keralites, from the war-torn Arab country, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday. Chandy made the announcement after he was informed of the development by External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj informed him of the new developments Friday night. "I did speak to several ...
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil said on Friday it had accepted China's invitation to join its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member. "Brazil is very interested in participating in this initiative," the office of President Dilma Rousseff said in a short statement. It said no conditions were made for joining. The AIIB has been seen as a challenge to the World Bank and ...
Geneva: Delegates from major powers and Iran on Friday continued nuclear talks into its final stretch to ink a framework agreement ahead of a March 31 deadline. After 90 minutes of negotiations with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday morning, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters: "Our feeling is that we certainly will be able to reach an agreement, but that will need ...
Often described as the moderate face of BJP, charismatic Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an iconic leader whose acceptability across the political spectrum broke barriers pitchforking the saffron party to centrestage of politics in the late 90s. An orator par excellence and known for taking bold initiatives, notable being the attempt to bridge differences in Indo-Pak relations, Vajpayee, who is lauded as ...
Hardly has the dust settled on the infamous and utterly boring AIB Roast than they have struck again. This time it was over one of their unwatchable performances at the National Law University in Delhi, where some students finally took a stand and protested. This protest made clear the one thing that was completely missing from the debate around that sad and sorry Roast. That the fulcrum of the so-called ...
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil said on Friday it had accepted China's invitation to join its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member. "Brazil is very interested in participating in this initiative," the office of President Dilma Rousseff said in a short statement. It said no conditions were made for joining. The AIIB has been seen as a challenge to the World Bank and ...
By Ann Saphir and Michael Flaherty SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled that the U.S. central bank will likely start raising borrowing costs later this year, even before inflation and wages have returned to health, but emphasized the return to normal interest rates will be gradual. A downturn in core inflation or wage growth could force the Fed to delay ...
By Amrutha Penumudi REUTERS - ReWalk Robotics Ltd plans to launch its wearable robotic exoskeleton device in India by the second quarter of 2015, Chief Executive Larry Jasinski said. The device, ReWalk, provides powered hip and knee motion to enable people with lower-limb disabilities, such as paraplegia, to stand upright, walk, and in some cases, climb stairs. "We ship the first few units within ...
* Device aimed at patients with severe lower-limb disabilities * To be priced at about 4.6 mln-4.7 mln Indian rupees * Company estimates India has about 800,000 paraplegics By Amrutha Penumudi March 27 (Reuters) - ReWalk Robotics Ltd plans to launch its wearable robotic exoskeleton device in India by the second quarter of 2015, Chief Executive Larry Jasinski said. The device, ReWalk, provides ...
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 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 ...
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a circular asking teachers and school staff not to interact with pupils on social media, phone or through e-mails, a move which it said is intended to check "sexual harassment" of students."The circular has been issued to check incidents of sexual harassment of students by teachers and staff. We have asked them not to interact with students on social ...
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