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New Delhi: Reflecting his discontent about the functioning of the Aam Aadmi Party, senior leader Prashant Bhushan has written a letter raising questions about some decisions of party convenor Arvind Kejriwal who is now chief minister of Delhi.In the letter, apparently written to members of party's national executive, Bhushan has raised questions about the party running a "person-centric" campaign in ...
London: British schoolgirls as young as 15-16 years are believed to have fled to Syria via Turkey to join the Islamic State (IS) jihadi group, media reported on Sunday. CCTV images captured last month showed three Bethnal Green Academy girls -- Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, both 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16 -- on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join the IS in Syria, ...
Brisbane, March 1 (IANS) A relieved Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq credited his pacers for their 20-run victory over Zimbabwe in a World Cup Pool B ncounter at the Gabba here Sunday. With this win, the 1992 edition champions registered their first win in the tournament. Pakistan chose to bat and put on 235 runs on the scoreboard. But it was the bowlers who came out with bounce and swing to bundle ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Information Technology has revolutionised the way the world looks at India, adding that progress is incomplete without 'information ways'. "Times are changing. I-ways or information ways are as important highways. Progress is incomplete without I-ways. The faster you all make mobile apps, the faster you will capture the market," the Prime Minister ...
New Delhi: Reflecting his discontent about the functioning of the Aam Aadmi Party, senior leader Prashant Bhushan has written a letter raising questions about some decisions of party convenor Arvind Kejriwal who is now chief minister of Delhi.In the letter, apparently written to members of party's national executive, Bhushan has raised questions about the party running a "person-centric" campaign in ...
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Barkha Shukla Singh on Sunday strongly condemned the thrashing of a woman by a policeman in Jalgaon, demanding that swift action be taken in the incident. The woman in question was reportedly accused of another woman's purse, before the policeman beat her up. "The tyranny of the police is well known across the nation. Even if the woman was stealing, no ...
(Adds government's decision to engage FBI, more background) By Ruma Paul DHAKA, March 1 (Reuters) - Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the predominantly Muslim nation. Avijit Roy, an engineer of Bangladeshi origin, was killed by machete-wielding ...
Hundreds of people marched in memory of Russian politician Boris Nemtsov in Moscow city on Sunday.Nemtsov was shot dead in central Moscow last week. With portraits of the deceased leader, posters, Russian flag and mourning bands, people walked from Kitai-Gorod metro station to the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge. Mikhail Kasyanov, a co-chairman of the RPR-Parnas party, was quoted as saying by Tass: ...
There may be a deeper and more unsettling reason for Rahul Gandhi's present farewell to active politics than the explanation that he has gone away to mull over the factors which led to the Congress's recent electoral reverses. Even the reticent and reclusive heir apparent cannot be unaware that a spell far away from the madding crowd will not be long enough for him, or anyone else, to understand ...
West Asia becomes more mysterious by the minute. Who is fighting whom on whose behalf? The lines were always blurred. Now they are more so. Iraq's army has just shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons to the ISIS in Al Anbar province. How do we know this to be true? The Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defence Committee have photos of the planes that have been shot down. So, ...
(Adds government's decision to engage FBI, more background) By Ruma Paul DHAKA, March 1 (Reuters) - Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the predominantly Muslim nation. Avijit Roy, an engineer of Bangladeshi origin, was killed by machete-wielding ...
By Paul Taylor LONDON (Reuters) - The latest episode of Greece's debt crisis has revived doubts about the long-term survival of the euro, nowhere more so than in London, Europe's main financial centre and a hotbed of Euroscepticism. The heightened risk of a Greek default and/or exit comes just as there are signs that the euro zone is turning the corner after seven years of financial and economic ...
By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI, Feb 28 (Reuters) - India's federal government on Saturday kept its healthcare budget for 2015-16 on a tight leash and asked states to contribute more funds for running the country's flagship health programmes. The government announced 297 billion rupees ($4.81 billion) for its main health department, roughly 2 percent higher than current year's revised budget of 290 billion ...
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will allocate 331.5 billion Indian rupees ($5.38 billion) to the country's health sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday, when presenting the government's full-year budget. ($1 = 61.6489 rupees) (Reporting by New Delhi bureau) ...
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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