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Darjeeling/Siliguri: At least 38 people have been killed in a series of landslides caused by heavy rain in the three sub-divisions of Darjeeling district since last night. Visuals from Simulbari, Darjeeling landslide. A bridge has collapsed. pic.twitter.com/lcKRnpWsjN— ANI (@ANI_news) July 1, 2015 Twenty-one deaths occurred in Mirik alone, where another 13 people were also reported missing, officials ...
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the "Digital India Week" as part of the larger initiative to empower the people and extend services better with the use of information technology and its tools.The prime minister also unveiled a logo for Digital India, an umbrella programme that seeks to transform India into a digitally-empowered, knowledge economy with a host of initiatives ...
* Markets rally as Greece cedes ground on creditor demands * Unfazed after Greece misses IMF loan payment * Euro volatile on Greek speculation, losses minor * Euro zone manufacturing data tepid * U.S. stock futures higher By Marc Jones LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Global shares and peripheral euro zone bonds jumped on Wednesday as Greece's prime minister signalled he was prepared to accept ...
London, July 1 (IANS) Revealing why men find women's face more attractive when they are ovulating, an interesting research reveals that redness increases in the faces of females during the peak fertility period but human eyes cannot pick up on it. "Women do not advertise ovulation but they do seem to leak information about it. Previous studies have shown they are seen more attractive by men when ...
Darjeeling/Siliguri: At least 38 people have been killed in a series of landslides caused by heavy rain in the three sub-divisions of Darjeeling district since last night. Visuals from Simulbari, Darjeeling landslide. A bridge has collapsed. pic.twitter.com/lcKRnpWsjN— ANI (@ANI_news) July 1, 2015 Twenty-one deaths occurred in Mirik alone, where another 13 people were also reported missing, officials ...
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched the "Digital India Week" as part of the larger initiative to empower the people and extend services better with the use of information technology and its tools.The prime minister also unveiled a logo for Digital India, an umbrella programme that seeks to transform India into a digitally-empowered, knowledge economy with a host of initiatives ...
By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 1 (Reuters) - Border clashes between Pakistani and Afghan security forces broke out on Wednesday morning, officials said, killing at least one person and potentially undermining efforts by both sides to improve relations. One Afghan border policeman was killed in the fighting near the border town of Angoor Adda, Afghan Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq ...
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Pakistan and India on Wednesday exchanged lists of prisoners in accordance to an Agreement on Consular Access signed between the two countries in May 2008, the Pakistan foreign ministry said here. Both countries are required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other's custody twice a year, on January 1 and July 1. Consistent with the provisions of this agreement, the Pakistani ...
A pro-democracy activist from the Civic Passion group burns a placard representing deputy leader Carrie Lam during the commemoration of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Hong Kong / AFP PhotoAs India recalled its darkest period 40 years ago in June, China too marked its worst days in its recent history in the same the month. But the remembrance of the events 29 years ago was more in the breach ...
On 21 November 2014, President Obama announced a series of immigration reforms, including one that allows spouses of H-1B workers, who have applied for a green card, to work legally in the United States. This new rule is estimated to affect roughly 100,000 immediately and about 55,000 every year from now.The beneficiaries of this provision have one woman to thank - Rashi Bhatnagar.Originally from Haryana, ...
* Modi's digital drive backs 'Make in India' campaign * Imports of electronic goods second after oil * Bosses pledge 4.5 trillion rupees in investments (Writes through with Modi speech, business leaders) By Douglas Busvine and Aman Shah NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, July 1 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged more companies to make electronic and digital goods on Wednesday, reviving ...
By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, July 1 (Reuters) - Border clashes between Pakistani and Afghan security forces broke out on Wednesday morning, officials said, killing at least one person and potentially undermining efforts by both sides to improve relations. One Afghan border policeman was killed in the fighting near the border town of Angoor Adda, Afghan Ministry of Interior spokesman Sediq ...
New York, July 1 (IBNS) While some 16,000 new cases of cholera have been reported in Haiti so far this year, the disease is now under control but it will not be eradicated unless improving water and sanitation conditions are given a higher priority by both the Government and donors, says the outgoing United Nations official tasked with leading the response to the outbreak.And in todays world, in the ...
New York, July 1 (IBNS) Cuba has become the world's first country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, "a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and an important step towards having an AIDS-free generation," the World Health Organization announced today.Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health achievements ...
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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