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New Delhi: In what seems to be a clear gaffe, the New York Times, in an article on #selfiewithdaughter, has carried a tweet that has a photo of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh with journalist Amrita Rai.The image in the tweet got leaked and went viral almost a year back and made the former Madhya Pradesh chief mionister to come out in public and announce that he would soon marry Rai.The twitter user ...
New Delhi: Petrol prices were today cut by 31 paise per litre and diesel by 71 paise a litre in line with fall in international oil rates and rupee appreciation.The cut in petrol prices comes on back of three successive increases since May, while this is the second reduction in diesel rates this month.Petrol in Delhi will cost Rs 66.62 per litre from tomorrow instead of Rs 66.93 at present. A litre ...
Jakarta, June 30 (IANS) All 113 people on board a Hercules C-130 military cargo aircraft were feared killed when the military plane crashed into a residential area in Medan city on Indonesia's Sumatra island on Tuesday, media reported. A total of 101 passengers and 12 military crew members -- comprising three pilots, one navigator and eight technicians -- were on board the plane, Air Marshall Agus ...
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) "Gunday" actor Arjun Kapoor has been announced as the brand ambassador of bicycle manufacturer Hero Cycles at an event here. He calls it a "match made in heaven". "It's a match made in heaven. I have grown up cycling on a Hero cycle. I'm a consumer before being an actor, and I corelate my childhood to cycling, so it was a genuine match made in heaven," Arjun told IANS here. The ...
New Delhi: In what seems to be a clear gaffe, the New York Times, in an article on #selfiewithdaughter, has carried a tweet that has a photo of Congress leader Digvijaya Singh with journalist Amrita Rai.The image in the tweet got leaked and went viral almost a year back and made the former Madhya Pradesh chief mionister to come out in public and announce that he would soon marry Rai.The twitter user ...
New Delhi: Petrol prices were today cut by 31 paise per litre and diesel by 71 paise a litre in line with fall in international oil rates and rupee appreciation.The cut in petrol prices comes on back of three successive increases since May, while this is the second reduction in diesel rates this month.Petrol in Delhi will cost Rs 66.62 per litre from tomorrow instead of Rs 66.93 at present. A litre ...
Jakarta, June 30 (IBNS) More than 100 people have lost their lives as an Indonesian military transport plane crashed in the country's Medan city, media reports said.A huge ball of fire was created as the Hercules C-130 plane crashed into two houses and a car in the city, reports said. Air Force head Agus Supriatna visited the crash site and told reporters he believed there were no survivors among ...
By Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece pleaded for a short-term bailout extension on Tuesday to avert a midnight default as frantic efforts gathered pace to salvage a deal that could keep Athens in the euro, with Germany warning that time had run out to extend vital credit lines. As the clock ticked down towards midnight, when billions of euros in locked-up bailout funds ...
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, ...
The landmark verdict by the SCOTUS, the Supreme Court of the United States, legalising gay marriage across America, has been met by two kinds of extreme reactions.The more popular one, the default recourse of all those who are neither bigots nor liberal fundamentalists, is to celebrate. Facebook has introduced an app that allows users to wash their display pictures (DPs) with the rainbow. Some people ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Help is at hand for the indebted Greek people: a bailout fund has been set up for them on crowd-funding website Indiegogo. The campaign goal is to raise 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion), the same amount Greece was expected to fail to pay the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday. By mid-afternoon, 120,302 euros had been pledged by 7,550 funders. As with most crowd-funding campaigns, ...
By Renee Maltezou and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece pleaded for a short-term bailout extension on Tuesday to avert a midnight default as frantic efforts gathered pace to salvage a deal that could keep Athens in the euro, with Germany warning that time had run out to extend vital credit lines. As the clock ticked down towards midnight, when billions of euros in locked-up bailout funds ...
New Delhi, June 30 (IBNS) After Maggi controversy, central food safety regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has forced 'Top Ramen' noodles to be off-shelved in the Indian market.Since Top Ramen product approval is pending with the regulator. They have requested us to withdraw the product until they give the product approval, Indo Nissin Foods Pvt Ltd Managing Director Gautam ...
MUMBAI, June 30 (Reuters) - Indian shares rose on Tuesday, snapping a two-day losing streak, as window-dressing at the end of the month and the quarter propped up shares even as overall sentiment remained weak because of continued concerns about a Greek default. India's broader NSE index rose 0.6 percent, while the benchmark BSE index gained 0.49 percent. Among individual gainers ITC Ltd rose 1.68 ...
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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