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Over the last week, the wedding between acid attack victim Sonali Mukherjee and her partner Chittaranjan Tiwari has been celebrated in the media.This is the story: A man is moved by the life-story of a girl who was attacked when she was 17, and who overcame the assault on her physical faculties to win 25 lakh rupees on Kaun Banega Crorepati; he gets in touch with her, and they become friends; eventually, ...
Porbander: The Indian Navy and the Coast Guard have confirmed news of intercepting a boat off the Porbandar coast on Monday that came from Pakistan. A television channel reported that large quantities of heroin and satellite phones were allegedly seized from the boat that had eight men on board. All eight have reportedly been arrested, it added. Two Indian Navy ships, one Coast Guard ship and the ...
A joint operation between a non-governmental organisation, My Home India, and the Maharashtra government has helped 65 children, who had run away from their homes, come closer to reuniting with their families. Of the 65 children, the parents of 10 came to pick up their wards, while the remaining were sent back to their families in Bihar on a special coach of the Rajendra Nagar Superfast Express on ...
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) After a week of pleasant weather and an overcast sky, the fury of summer has finally been unleashed in the state with the mercury rising by 12 degrees Celsius over the past two days -- and the regional Met Office on Monday forecast harsher days ahead. The maximum temperature recorded on Sunday was 39.5 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was 21.5 degrees Celsius ...
Over the last week, the wedding between acid attack victim Sonali Mukherjee and her partner Chittaranjan Tiwari has been celebrated in the media.This is the story: A man is moved by the life-story of a girl who was attacked when she was 17, and who overcame the assault on her physical faculties to win 25 lakh rupees on Kaun Banega Crorepati; he gets in touch with her, and they become friends; eventually, ...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his grief and condolences of the passing away of former Odisha chief minister J. B. Patnaik, and described him as a pillar of that state's politics, and an extremely popular personality. Taking to Twitter to offer his condolences, the Prime Minister said, " Shri J B Patnaik will be remembered as a pillar of Odisha politics, a popular leader always ...
Thousands of children affected by the devastation of last month’s Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu are slated to receive new birth certificates through a United Nations-supported campaign, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Monday.Birth registration is an official recording of a child as a citizen by a Government. It is both a right and an important process for child protection, UNICEF Pacific ...
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Islamabad stood by Beijing at a time when it stood isolated on the world stage, said visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping during his address to a joint session of Pakistan's parliament on Tuesday. Xi extended best wishes to the "brotherly people of Pakistan" on behalf of the 1.3 billion people of China, Dawn online reported. He said Islamabad stood by Beijing at a time ...
Over the last week, the wedding between acid attack victim Sonali Mukherjee and her partner Chittaranjan Tiwari has been celebrated in the media.This is the story: A man is moved by the life-story of a girl who was attacked when she was 17, and who overcame the assault on her physical faculties to win 25 lakh rupees on Kaun Banega Crorepati; he gets in touch with her, and they become friends; eventually, ...
Unlike the Biblical tale of a prodigal son, the return of a foot-loose family member may not be a cause of great joy to his relatives. In Rahul Gandhi's case, it can be a source of embarrassment and misgivings. The embarrassment is likely to be caused by speculation about where the not-so-young prince was for nearly two months, what he learnt during the days away from the madding crowd, and whether ...
BEIJING (Reuters) - Industrial and Commerical Bank of China (ICBC), the world's biggest lender by assets, said on Tuesday it has agreed to provide $4.3 billion in financing for energy and electricity projects in Pakistan. The four power projects, all located in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, are major infrastructure projects for China's "One Belt, One Road" initiative, the bank said in a statement ...
By Serajul Quadir DHAKA, April 20 (Reuters) - Assailants wielding iron rods attacked the car of Bangladesh's former prime minister and main opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Monday during an election rally and then shot at it as the vehicle sped away but she was unhurt, officials said. The attack highlighted tensions in the politically unstable South Asian country, where Khaleda's Bangladesh Nationalist Party ...
If you a animal companion in your home, be careful, as a new study shows that household pets can transmit infection to people, and make them sick. People with weak immune systems, young children, pregnant women and seniors are especially vulnerable, and health care providers and pet owners should be aware of this risk to prevent illness. Dr. Jason Stull, assistant professor at Ohio State University ...
STOCKS ----------------------- India's benchmark BSE index down 0.29 percent and the broader NSE index lower 0.45 percent, its lowest since March 30 and heading towards a fifth day of fall, as concerns over retrospective taxation weighed among foreign investors. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries falls as much as 10.9 percent as Japan's Daiichi Sankyo Company Ltd sells shares worth up to $3.6 billion ...
Washington: Analysis of meteorites that reached the Earth long after the cosmic collision which created the Moon indicate the satellite is 4.47 billion years old, according to an article published in the journal Science. The article described the work of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists from NASA, the University of Arizona and the Institute for the Science of Exploration Targets, or INET. Scientists ...
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 ...
NTPC today signed a MoU with the Odisha government for setting up of an ITI (Industrial Training Institute) at an investment of Rs 7.72 crore in Ganjam district. The ITI would be established at Bhusanda in Shergarh area of Ganjam district. The ITI was expected to be operational during 2016-17 with all infrastructure in readiness. While Arvind Kumar, regional executive signed the agreement on behalf ...
By Astrid Zweynert OXFORD, England, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - - B oys campaigning for girls' education is not common in most parts of the world but in India's Rajasthan state they are at the heart of a drive to get more girls into schools. Educate Girls trains young people to go into villages to find girls that are not in the classroom in a country where more than three million girls ...
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