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New Delhi: Normal life was hit in many states on Wednesday as millions of industrial and blue collar employees struck work in the first nationwide protest since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took power more than a year ago.Leaders of central trade unions which called the day-long strike claimed "unprecedented success" as banks, insurance companies and state-run as well as private factories shut across ...
Europe is facing the biggest refugee crisis since World War 2. Manipur is on the edge. Lakhs of people are affected in Assam floods. Al Jazeera does a special programme on how lakhs of toilets will transform primary school education in India. Stories abound in the Pakistani press on how India’s new foreign policy is isolating Pakistan. Karnataka farmer suicides are reaching record levels.And yet ...
Mahrajganj , (PTI) A 55-year-old woman and her 25-year-old daughter were killed in a road accident at Pholanpur village here today, police said. The accident took place when Umrawati and her daughter Rinku along with one more person were riding on a motorcycle and were allegedly hit by a pick-up van, they said. While the mother-daughter duo died on spot, the third person sustained injuries in the ...
Government today flagged deflation as a new challenge for the economy but expressed hope that the growth will be close to 8 per cent in the current fiscal year, notwithstanding lower first quarter GDP number. "Overall, economic growth is moving in the right direction, although its pace is still below what the economy needs... but at a pace that is expected to pick up in response to the ongoing reforms." ...
From Jaishree Balasubramanian Bangkok, Sep 2 (PTI) Thai police today made considerable progress in its probe into a deadly bombing at a temple here after the main suspect admitted to being at the bombing scene and his fingerprints matched those found on a bottle containing bomb-making materials. Deputy police chief Chakthip Chaijinda said the main suspect - a foreign man national whose identity has ...
The nomination process for the keenly contested Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) concluded today with the varsity declaring valid 22 nominations for the central panel and 83 for the post of councillors. "The nomination and withdrawal process has concluded. After the scrutiny 22 nominations were found valid for the Central Panel. While seven candidates are in fray for the post of President, ...
Dhaka, Sep 2 (IANS) Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserve hit an all-time high of $26.18 billion at the end of August, said a central bank official on Wednesday. A Bangladesh Bank official, who preferred to be unnamed, said foreign currency reserves reached a new milestone last month, reflecting the country's strength in the economy, Xinhua reported. According to the official, the country's foreign ...
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) The Pakistani army chief has confirmed death sentences of five hardcore terrorists involved in acts of terrorism and sectarian killings, the military said on Wednesday. The death penalty had been handed down by the military courts and has now been confirmed under the law. This is the second time that army chief Gen Raheel Sharif has confirmed the death sentence of the terrorists, ...
Europe is facing the biggest refugee crisis since World War 2. Manipur is on the edge. Lakhs of people are affected in Assam floods. Al Jazeera does a special programme on how lakhs of toilets will transform primary school education in India. Stories abound in the Pakistani press on how India’s new foreign policy is isolating Pakistan. Karnataka farmer suicides are reaching record levels.And yet ...
In India, porn watching on internet, particularly among women, is on the rise. They are slowly bridging the gap with their male counterparts who have traditionally been leading consumers of sex online. Today Indian women are 30 percent of the regular visitors to porn websites, says a study undertaken by New York-based news website, The Daily Beast in collaboration with popular sex website Pornhub.The ...
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. private employers added fewer-than-expected workers in August, but the labor market momentum likely remains strong enough for the Federal Reserve to consider an interest rate hike this year. The ADP National Employment Report on Wednesday showed private payrolls increased 190,000 last month. While that was below economists' expectations for a gain of ...
By Jatindra Dash CUTTACK, India, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Sixty-one infants have died at an Indian children's hospital in just two weeks, sparking protests and forcing the state government to launch an investigation. The deaths highlight the challenges faced in India's underfunded public health system, where successive governments have failed to address the acute shortage of staff and clinics. Those ...
By Jatindra Dash CUTTACK, India, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Sixty-one infants have died at an Indian children's hospital in just two weeks, sparking protests and forcing the state government to launch an investigation. The deaths highlight the challenges faced in India's underfunded public health system, where successive governments have failed to address the acute shortage of staff and clinics. Those ...
If you also get irritated by running to the doctor for every tits and bits and find it hectic finds then this news might relieve as a new medical aid application '360 Degree Healthcare Solutions' has been launched to assist users with complete medical facilities online.The TopDoctorsOnline.com (TDO) has started their new Android application that will feature live chat with doctors, services to book ...
A 19-year-old in the city of Dongguan, in the southern Chinese region of Guangdong Province, who went to his doctor complaining of a ear ache, was horrified when he was told that 26 cockroaches were living inside his ear.Li, 19, recalled that he woke up in the middle of the night with an unbearable itch in his ear that grew increasingly painful, reports news.com.au.In desperation, he stuck a finger ...
Citizens of the small Dutch town of Noordwijkerhout had a strange shock today when their little town market received a very unexpected visitor. Named Buba, the huge pachyderm had apparently just earlier strolled out of her circus in a nearby field and decided to do a little shopping. In a video captured by a surprised shopper, the elephant is seen quite literally checking out the stalls, trunk ...
HERAT, Afghanistan, Aug 31 (Reuters) - More than 100 girls were taken to hospital from their school in western Afghanistan on Monday after breathing in toxic gas, officials said, and police were investigating whether the incident was deliberate. Elements of Afghanistan's ultra-conservative society oppose education for girls and schools have periodically come under attack. As many as 124 girls were ...
A son of a samosa vendor in Pakistan has secured the top position in Class 12 examination, a media report said on Monday.Shah Faisal, like his father, sells samosas -- a fried snack with a savoury filling.His hard work and love for education turned him into a brilliant student, The News International reported.Shah Faisal has got himself enrolled for System Engineering program in the Peshawar University ...

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