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The BSE Sensex ended marginally lower on Tuesday, after hitting their highest intraday level in nearly 2-1/2 months, tracking weakness in Asian peers, which fell nearly 1 percent. The Nifty and the Sensex fell 0.13 percent each after earlier marking their highest intraday level since April 20. ...
Chennai: A video clip showing a child (appears to be 4-year-old) drinking alcohol while a group of men cheering him on has gone viral on social media.Tamil Nadu police have already arrested two persons in this respect and are looking for other people who appeared in the video.The video was filmed last month in a village in Tiruvannamalai district, an NDTV report said. "We are questioning the accused. ...
New York, July 7 (IANS) While high heels may help you put the best fashion foot forward, their prolonged use may be a step backward for the health of your feet, new research says. The research, done at a US university, proves that wearing high heels can strengthen the ankle initially, but leads to weakening and instability over time. "With prolonged use you get muscle shortening in the back of the ...
Toronto, July 7 (IANS) Canadian researchers have developed a new test to spot infectious diseases and some of the world's deadliest superbugs that is 10,000 times more sensitive than other detection systems. The new method could lead to unique diagnostic test to easily and quickly identify dangerous pathogens, says the study by researchers from McMaster University in Canada. "The method, we have ...
Chennai: A video clip showing a child (appears to be 4-year-old) drinking alcohol while a group of men cheering him on has gone viral on social media.Tamil Nadu police have already arrested two persons in this respect and are looking for other people who appeared in the video.The video was filmed last month in a village in Tiruvannamalai district, an NDTV report said. "We are questioning the accused. ...
New Delhi: In remarks which could trigger controversy, Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today termed the Vyapam scam as a "silly issue" on which Prime Minister Narendra Modi need not comment. "See, certain issues which are so simple issues, so silly issues that need not be answered by the Prime Minister. Our Home Minister (Rajnath Singh), ministers of concerned departments and even my party (BJP) ...
Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) Pakistani security forces on Tuesday said they had killed three suspected militants in Quetta city, the media reported on Tuesday. The dead in the targeted operation on Monday night included the Balochistan chief of the banned Jaish-ul-Islam group, Mehmood Rind, an officer said. Two security personnel too were injured in the "intense exchange of fire", the officer added. Police ...
New York, July 7 (IBNS) The capacity of the United Nations and its partners to meet humanitarian needs is under "unprecedented strain," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned on Monday at a forum in Oslo, Norway, where he highlight the critical role civil society plays as part of the global effort to save lives, support livelihoods and protect people from violence.From the earthquakes in Nepal to avalanches ...
Over the last week or so, Twitter has been all about the #SelfieWithDaughter hashtag-related targeting and shaming of actress Shruti Seth and activist Kavita Krishnan.Of course, the irony of these two women being abused in the crudest, most misogynistic terms by people who were purportedly expressing their support for the selfie-with-daughter movement, and had therefore positioned themselves against ...
Terrorism cost the Pakistani economy nearly $100 billion (Rs. 6.4 lakh crore) between 2004-05 and 2014-15, according to data in the Pakistan Economic Survey 2014-15. That's enough to finance Pakistan's education budget for 134 years (based on the current year). The losses are direct and indirect. Of the $6.63 billion lost due to terrorist attacks in 2013-14, 38 percent represented reduced tax collection ...
By Gederts Gelzis and Barbara Lewis RIGA/STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - A Soviet-era rubbish dump in a swamp on the outskirts of Riga was once an obstacle to Latvia's European Union membership. Now, it's becoming a model of the resource use and waste management EU policymakers are striving to promote. For Rigans, the new symbols of the Getlini landfill are yellow tomatoes grown with renewable energy ...
(Updates with details, airline comment) NEW DELHI, July 7 (Reuters) - A Turkish Airlines flight from Bangkok made an emergency landing in New Delhi after a written bomb threat was found in a toilet on the Airbus A330 passenger jet carrying 134 passengers, the airline and Indian security sources said. "Passengers have been asked to evacuate the plane, the drill is taking place right now," Hemendra ...
MUMBAI, July 7 (Reuters) - Indian shares ended marginally lower on Tuesday, after hitting their highest intraday level in nearly 2-1/2 months, tracking weakness in Asian peers, which fell nearly 1 percent. The NSE index and the BSE index fell 0.13 percent each after earlier marking their highest intraday level since April 20. For the midday report, click For stocks, see (Reporting by Karen ...
New York, July 7 (IBNS) Use of oral vaccines is proving to be an effective tool to control outbreaks of cholera, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, adding that the deadly water-borne disease is a major public health concern from Tanzania to South Sudan, and Nepal to Yemen.The use of Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV) must be both supported by local authorities and used hand-in-hand ...
Sydney: An Australian judge banned a woman, who got a tattoo four weeks ago, from breastfeeding her 11-month-old child saying it will expose her baby to unacceptable risk, media reported on Thursday. Federal Circuit Court Judge Matthew Myers' decision comes despite the mother recording negative results on hepatitis and HIV tests, according to ABC channel. The judge determined that in this case, brought ...
Mary Smith, 76, left, is being adopted by Muriel Clayton, 92, today in Dallas. Muriel raised Muriel when she was 14. pic.twitter.com/auyacM9aHM— David Woo (@dwoo_woo) June 9, 2015 A 92-year-old Dallas woman legally adopted a 76-year-old as her daughter, after 60 years of referring to one another as mother and daughter.Muriel Clayton and Mary Smith, who are actually cousins, made it official in a ...
By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Erica Hagen started mapping schools in the sprawling Nairobi slum of Kibera, she was surprised by their sheer number. Primary education is free in Kenya, yet its poorest people were supporting hundreds of informal, private schools. By geotagging the schools crammed into ramshackle huts and tucked down dirt alleyways, Hagen ...
LONDON, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost 170 million youth are trapped in child labour, deprived of education and facing a life without decent jobs, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Wednesday. From India's brick kilns to the cotton fields of Uzbekistan and Bolivia's sugar plantations, child labourers are more likely to have to settle later in life for unpaid work for ...
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