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New Delhi: India's latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working.The census conducted in 2014 counted at least 2,226 tigers in forests across the country, around 500 more than were counted four years ago.Environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday described the figures as a huge success story and said ...
New Delhi: India's latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working.The census conducted in 2014 counted at least 2,226 tigers in forests across the country, around 500 more than were counted four years ago.Environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday described the figures as a huge success story and said ...
Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) India Saturday successfully conducted the first canister-based trial of its nuclear-capable Agni-V missile, which is capable of hitting targets over 5,000 km away, from a military base in Odisha, an official said. The missile, which has the ability to hit targets deep inside China, was fired from a mobile vehicle at the Inner Wheeler Island launch site in Bhadrak district, ...
Bhubaneswar: India Saturday successfully conducted the first canister-based trial of its nuclear capable Agni-V missile, which is capable of hitting targets over 5,000 km away, from a military base in Odisha, an official said.The long range missile was fired from a mobile vehicle at the Inner Wheeler Island, a launch site in the district of Bhadrak, about 200 km from Bhubaneswar."It is a canisterised ...
New Delhi: India's latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working.The census conducted in 2014 counted at least 2,226 tigers in forests across the country, around 500 more than were counted four years ago.Environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday described the figures as a huge success story and said ...
New Delhi: India's latest tiger census shows a sharp increase in the number of endangered cats in the wild, raising hopes that conservation efforts are working.The census conducted in 2014 counted at least 2,226 tigers in forests across the country, around 500 more than were counted four years ago.Environment minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday described the figures as a huge success story and said ...
Mumbai: Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested a member of Dawood Ibrahim's gang in Mumbai, an official said Tuesday.In a joint operation carried out by a team of Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Lucknow police, the Dawood gang member, Tariq Parveen, was arrested from Mumbai late Monday after a tip-off.Lucknow Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Yashashwi Yadav said the Special Task Force (STF) had arrested ...
A US intelligence official has said that the gunman who killed four people at a kosher market in eastern Paris this month recorded the attack on a camera. According to CNN, the information backed up a report by Eric Pelletier, a national security reporter at the French magazine L'Express, who wrote that Amedy Coulibaly recorded seven minutes of the attack, including the moments when he killed three ...

Open Letter to Jayanthi Natarajan

2015-01-31 11:24:52

Respected Honourable ex-Minister Jayanthi Natarajan,You wrote a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi which got leaked recently and created a furore. You have tried to present yourself as the victim but in fact you have shown yourself as the main part of the problem.Let me explain…1. You fully accept that dynasty loyalty is paramount…In the very first para of the letter, you use the word “loyal” ...

The forgotten Mahatma

2015-01-30 15:40:00

We remember Mahatma Gandhi only on October 2 and January 30. The symbolic spinning of the charkha, recital of bhajans and selling khadi at a discount are the only activities that remind us of him. For the rest of the year, Gandhi remains a forgotten Mahatma, deified like one of our numerous gods and his teachings reduced to mundane rituals. Long back, Albert Einstein had said that the coming ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd has won U.S. approval to buy Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd on condition that it sells its interest in a generic anti-bacterial medicine, the Federal Trade Commission said on Friday. India's Sun Pharmaceutical's said in April that it had agreed to buy generic drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd for $3.2 billion from the current owner, Japan's Daiichi ...
By Sumeet Chatterjee and Himank Sharma MUMBAI (Reuters) - India has raised about $3.6 billion by selling a 10 percent stake in state-run Coal India Ltd in the largest ever equity deal in the local market, giving a welcome boost to the government's faltering divestment drive. The share sale will move the government closer to the still distant target of raising $10 billion by selling minority stakes ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd has won U.S. approval to buy Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd on condition that it sells its interest in a generic anti-bacterial medicine, the Federal Trade Commission said on Friday. India's Sun Pharmaceutical's said in April that it had agreed to buy generic drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd for $3.2 billion from the current owner, Japan's Daiichi ...
Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield has announced the launch of its Assisted Conception Unit (ACU).The department aims at providing a comprehensive fertility service for all couples that have difficulty getting pregnant, with contemporary facilities. Speaking at the launch, Santy Sajan, General Manager, Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield said, It gives us great pleasure to launch this world-class ...
Beijing: A restaurant in Zhengzhou, capital of China's Henan province, is offering a special deal in which women who achieve the highest scores in terms of beauty get a free meal. The offer, called "Pay by Beauty", was launched by a restaurant specialising in "huoguo" -- traditional dishes -- where a group of plastic surgeons selects the lucky ladies for a free lunch, the Xinhua news agency reported ...
Washington: Facebook is the leader of social media, says a new survey, adding that the social networking site has also made inroads into becoming the popular choice among the elderly. The findings of a survey by a US-based global thinktank Pew Research Centre that involved 1,597 internet users revealed that 71 percent of US adults were hooked to Facebook in 2014 - up significantly from 63 percent ...
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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