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New York: Facebook board member Marc Andreessen set off a controversy by terming India's decision to bar discriminatory Internet tariff as an "anti-colonialist" idea and said the country would have been better off if it remained under British rule.Andreessen, one of Silicon Valley's foremost venture capitalists, and his partner Benedict Evans took to Twitter to vent out their frustration about telecom ...
New Delhi: Trouble mounted for R K Pachauri, who is in the thick of a legal battle over sexual harassment allegations, when another woman, a former employee of TERI, today came out in public making similar allegations while demands were made for putting on hold his fresh appointment as its Executive Vice Chairman. The woman, to whom he had made sexual advances more than 10 years ago, today also slammed ...
Chhattisgarh Home Minister Ram Sevak Paikra was severely injured in a road accident on Wednesday late night when he was on his way to Surajpur after addressing a rally in Ambikapur district. The accident took place at Ghat Pendari area after his car collided with a pick up van.The police officials and ambulance immediately reached the accident site and took him to a hospital at Bhatgaon.The ...
New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have created a robotically-driven experimentation system to determine the effects of a large number of drugs on many proteins, reducing the number of necessary experiments by as much as 70 percent. "Biomedical scientists have invested a lot of effort in making it easier to perform numerous experiments quickly and cheaply," ...
New York: Facebook board member Marc Andreessen set off a controversy by terming India's decision to bar discriminatory Internet tariff as an "anti-colonialist" idea and said the country would have been better off if it remained under British rule.Andreessen, one of Silicon Valley's foremost venture capitalists, and his partner Benedict Evans took to Twitter to vent out their frustration about telecom ...
The security cooperation between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been exemplary, and there is a complete meeting of minds on this issue, said Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs, Anil Wadhwa here on Wednesday.In terms of counter-terrorism steps, officials of both sides meet regularly, while a media briefing on State Visit of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander ...
By Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India, concerned at being sidelined from the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), is stepping up efforts to reach agreement with an alternative trade bloc centred around China, and hopes to reach a deal this year. New Delhi has long been seen by many countries as an intransigent player at the World Trade Organization (WTO), a multilateral forum that has ...
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) A senior Pakistani diplomat on Wednesday emphasised a "step-by-step approach" and opposition to any precondition for the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. The comments came days after the four-nation meeting in Islamabad decided to set date for the Afghan peace talks by the end of February. The Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) of Afghanistan, ...
It is always amusing to see grown adults with serious and stately titles bicker over the pettiest of things. Clearly education and prestige are not a barrier to snide remarks and tearful harangues.Before we get into the play, let us have a look at the main characters.Ramachandra Guha is considered by some to be one of India's foremost historians. He has taught in the University of California, Stanford ...
The fruits of a people's movement and the world's largest anti-poverty public works, the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) last year provided employment to 22% of all rural homes. At its peak five years ago, it was a lifeline for 55 million, or one in every three rural homes. But it has yet to expand to its full potential. Up to 70% of interested poor households did not receive ...
By Sam Forgione NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most U.S. shares ended little changed to lower on Wednesday, erasing early gains on concerns about global growth and sliding commodity-related shares, while greater calm surrounding the European banking sector boosted that region's shares. The benchmark U.S. S&P 500 stock index rose as much as 1.6 percent following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's prepared ...
(Adds Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's comment) By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Marc Andreessen, a prominent venture capitalist and Facebook Inc board director, apologized on Wednesday for tweets that condemned the Indian government for banning the social media company's free Internet service. India introduced rules on Monday preventing Internet service providers from having ...
MUMBAI, Feb 9 (Reuters) - India's fifth-largest drugmaker, Cipla Ltd, reported third-quarter profit below analysts' expectations. Cipla, which gets a majority of its sales from India, posted a net profit of 3.43 billion rupees ($50.58 million) for the quarter ended Dec. 31, slightly above the 3.28 billion reported a year earlier. Analysts, on average, expected a profit of 4.28 billion rupees. ($1 ...
, Feb 10 (ANI): When post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) meets pregnancy, healing starts off in many women, according to a recent study.Contrary to what researchers expected, the University of Michigan study shows that pregnancy may actually reduce the PTSD symptoms or at the least, it won't cause a flare-up.For about one in four women with PTSD, the opposite is true, the researchers find. Not only ...
Astronomers, though not entirely sure what it is, are viewing a ball of hot gas billions of light years away that is radiating the energy of hundreds of billions of suns. If the gas ball is the result of a supernova, then it's the most powerful supernova ever seen. An international team of professional and amateur astronomers spotted the possible supernova, now called ASASSN-15lh, when ...
New York: Want to convey more to your friends and policymakers on Twitter? Soon, you may be able to tweet in 10,000 characters on the micro-blogging site. According to media reports, Twitter is building a new feature that will allow users to tweet longer than its traditional 140-character limit. The company is currently considering a 10,000-character limit, recode.net reported, adding that Twitter ...
New Delhi: Missouri State University (MSU), long-established university of Midwest US, is inviting applications for its Master’s Degree Program in Administrative Studies with a concentration in Cyber Security, under the Department of Computer Information Systems. The program provides hands-on labs and exercises to teach aspiring Cyber Security professionals how to secure and defend Information ...
* Four gunmen entered school campus under cover of fog * Many victims were shot execution-style in the head * Confusion on responsibility as Taliban make contradicting claims * Attack comes more than a year after Peshawar school massacre (Adds Taliban spokesman denial) By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Jibran Ahmad CHARSADDA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Armed militants stormed a university ...

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