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New Delhi: Setting the stage for the installation of PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed today shook hands and hugged each other noting that the coalition was like "bringing together of North Pole and South Pole". 79-year-old Sayeed will take oath as the state's Chief Minister along with 12 members each from PDP and BJP ...
Dhaka: Those who killed US-based blogger Avijit Roy in Dhaka were professionals and dealt three blows with sharp weapons "very expertly and brutally" on the right side of the head of the victim who died from profuse bleeding, said the doctor who did the postmortem on the body Friday. Sohel Mahmud, assistant professor in Dhaka Medical College's forensic department, said there were three deep gashes ...
The Government remains committed to fiscal consolidation. The Economic Survey 2014-15 presented in Parliament Friday states that the deficit target of 4.1% as envisaged in the Budget 2014-15 will be met.However, should the revenues not pick-up sufficiently, there would be need to persist with some compression in expenditure so as to meet the deficit target. It says that achieving the target is ...
By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - The stark choice faced by Britons in May's national election is summed up nowhere more clearly than by the two men vying to be finance minister. One wants more austerity to erase the deficit, the other says it is time to talk about living standards. The Conservatives' George Osborne, 43, and Labour's Ed Balls, 48, have helped define what their parties stand ...
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government on Friday announced that a 'Delhi Dialogue Commission' would be set up to look after the gaps and loopholes in governance. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia briefing the media in this regard said the 'Delhi Dialogue Commission' will consist of task forces. "These task forces will go in the public and take ideas from them regarding different ...
Congress leader Ashwani Kumar said on Friday that the grand old party needs services of both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in the current scenario, which he termed as a 'difficult juncture'. "Rahul Gandhi occupies the second highest position in the Congress and all his views are taken into consideration. I believe that at this difficult juncture, the Congress needs the services of both Sonia Gandhi ...
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) The UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, Nicholas Haysom has arrived in Pakistan amid media reports that the Taliban and the Afghan government are set to start peace talks, officials said Friday. The UN envoy met Pakistan's Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and other senior officials at the foreign ministry and"exchanged ...
New York, Feb 27 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council called for all parties in Yemen, including the Houthis, to adhere to resolving their differences through dialogue and consultation, according to a press statement released yesterday.In the statement, the 15-member body also called on the parties to reject acts of violence to achieve political goals, and refrain from provocation and all unilateral ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent speech on religious tolerance and communal amity has been welcomed by people of different faiths and cultures in the country. After being at the receiving end of extremist elements in the Sangh Pariwar following BJP's ascent to power, it resembled a sweet breeze for many.While talking at a canonization ceremony of two priests of Syro-Malabar in the Indian Catholic ...
On 18-Feb-2015, an Indian Newspaper attributed to a DIG of Coast Guard BK Loshali that a Pakistani vessel carrying terrorists / smugglers and headed for Indian shores was blown off on his orders on 31-Dec-2014. The said Officer had made these remarks during the launch of Coast Guard interceptor boat ICGS C-421, designed and built by L&T, Surat, in capacity as a Chief Guest. Later the newspaper ...
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter amid a slow pace of stock accumulation by businesses and a wider trade deficit, but the underlying fundamentals remained solid. Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.2 percent annual pace, revised down from the 2.6 percent pace estimated last month, the Commerce Department ...
By Himank Sharma MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has cancelled the portfolio management license held by Sahara's asset management division in yet another setback for the group that is trying to raise $1.6 billion to free its jailed boss. Sahara Chairman Subrata Roy has been held in a New Delhi jail since last March after he failed to comply with a court order ...
A new research has revealed that a compound found in an Asian herb may help in treating Ebola. Dr. Robert Davey, scientist and Ewing Halsell Scholar in the Department of Immunology and Virology at Texas Biomedical Research Institute announced that a small molecule called Tetrandrine derived from an Asian herb has shown to be a potent small molecule inhibiting infection of human white blood cells ...
MUMBAI (Reuters) - U.S. private equity fund TPG Capital Management will buy a "significant minority stake" in Indian private hospital operator Manipal Health Enterprises Ltd for 9 billion rupees ($145.86 million), the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday. Manipal Health, part of Manipal Education and Medical Group, owns and operates 10 multi-specialty hospitals across five states in western ...
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 NEW DELHI, Jan 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. President Barack Obama raised the issue of women's rights as he ended a visit to India on Tuesday, saying that if countries wanted to develop effectively, they must educate and empower their daughters as much as their sons. "We know from experience that nations are more successful when their women are successful," said Obama, ...
By Krista Mahr NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the blight of India's dwindling number of girls on Thursday, launching a campaign to address the problem the United Nations has said amounts to a national emergency. "In our neighbourhood, girls are commonly killed in their mothers' wombs and we don't feel the pain," Modi said in a speech in the northern state of ...
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