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Kolkata: Former Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan has written to West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi seeking bail or parole, his counsel Mathew J. Nedumpara said on Monday. The 62-year-old judge was sentenced to six months in jail on May 9 for contempt by the Supreme Court. After remaining untraceable for a while, Karnan was arrested in Chennai and brought to Kolkata on Wednesday where ...
Jammu: The Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing on Monday evening on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. Defence Ministry spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said in winter capital Jammu that the Pakistan Army "initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing" of small arms, automatics and mortars in Bhimber Gali sector along the LoC. The Pakistan shelling and firing ...
By Ross Kerber and Michael Flaherty BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors betting trillions on ethically-appealing stocks may not be getting all they expect. Buying into companies based on environmental, social and governance factors, has become a hot trend on Wall Street, spawning a new industry that sells investors company ratings based on those factors and funds dedicated to rated companies. ...
SHANGHAI - A Chinese court handed short jail terms to three Australian employees of Crown Resorts Ltd in a quick-fire trial following a lengthy probe into how the firm lured Chinese high-rollers to its casinos. The Australian consul general in Shanghai told reporters at the Baoshan District Court that Crown's head of international VIP gambling Jason O'Connor was given a ten month sentence. Two ...
[India], June 26 (ANI): Minister of State for Micro Small and Medium Enterises Giriraj Singh waded into controversy yet again, as he slammed the Congress Party for hosting an iftar party, saying it was spreading appeasement politics in the country."The Congress Party has started the appeasement politics in the country. Today, the so called secular leaders are following this politics and are organising ...
[India], June 26 (ANI): The Pakistan Army on Monday initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars in Jammu and Kashmir's Bhimber Gali sector along the Line of Control (LoC).The Indian Army is retaliating strongly and effectively.The Pakistan initiated the firing at around.08:15 pm.Yesterday, the Pakistan Army continued to initiate unprovoked and indiscriminate ...
[USA], June 26 (ANI): Director of India Initiative at Hudson Institute Dr. Aparna Pande has said that closer ties between India and U.S. will surely send a strong message to China and especially Pakistan, who would come under pressure to take action against terror groups enjoying safe haven in the country.Speaking here ahead of the Modi-Trump meeting, Pande told ANI, "Whenever India and US come close, ...
[USA], June 26 (ANI): Ahead of his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis.Later in the day, Prime Minister Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump will have a one-on-one meeting in the Oval Office of the White House for 20-minutes between 3.50 p.m. and 4.10 p.m. (EST) (that is ...

Is Meira Kumar the right choice?

2017-06-24 10:41:28

As the Bharatiya Janata Party’s choice for President, Ram Nath Kovind, filed his nomination on Friday, the opposition on Thursday named their candidate; Meira Kumar, the former Lok Sabha speaker and Congress veteran. 17 opposition parties including the Left, the Trinamool Congress, the Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the National Conference were present ...
S P Udayakumar, the activist at the centre of anti-nuclear protests at Kudankulam, has found himself in the middle of a controversy after an ‘expose’ on Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV. The 56-year old activist has been in the forefront of protests against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant. He joined the AAP in 2014 when he stated that he found the AAP a credible alternative to the Congress and ...
By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nestle's jump to a record high boosted European stocks and helped buoy a global index, while the U.S. dollar index was close to recent lows and the U.S. yield curve flattened after soft capital goods data. Stocks were volatile on Wall Street, with technology going from top gainer to top decliner in the course of the morning. A massive trade in gold futures ...
By Alissa de Carbonnel BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Thirteen EU nations voiced support on Monday for a proposal to empower the bloc's executive to negotiate with Russia over objections to a new Russian gas pipeline to Germany, despite opposition from Berlin. At an informal debate among EU energy ministers, Germany's partners in the 28-nation bloc spoke out against Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline plan to ...
By Foo Yun Chee and Ben Hirschler BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The first ever EU antitrust probe into excessive drug pricing is taking the European pharmaceuticals industry into uncharted territory, unnerving some companies and lawyers worried about the reach of market intervention. It comes as drugmakers face global pressure over the high cost of prescription medicines, with particular anger focused ...
[India], June 26 (ANI): Chikungunya, the bone breaking fever, being one of the reasons for polyarthritis , may become a rampant disorder.It is a condition, which if left untreated, can lead to permanent joint distortions. Polyarthritis, also referred to as polyarthralgia, is a disorder which affects five or more joints and can afflict across all ages and gender. Since it is not curable, it can only ...
London: Russian President Vladimir Putin does not have bad days because he is "not a woman", and would rather not shower next to a gay man because he wouldn't want to "provoke him".The Russian President's comments came in series of interviews with American film director Oliver Stone on topics ranging from geopolitics to gay rights and Edward Snowden."The Putin Interviews", a documentary comprised of ...
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has banned training institutions from offering courses on Reiki therapy, the media reported on Tuesday. The ban covers 1,000 private training centres which will be monitored to ensure compliance, Xinhua news agency reported. The ban followed an order issued this month to stop all forms of Reiki therapy in Saudi Arabia. Reiki is an alternative therapy that is said to reduce stress ...
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the list of upcoming examinations in the month of July 2017, for recruitment to various positions in the central government. Candidates, who had already applied for these exams, can download the notification on their official website, ssc.nic.in treating this as a reminder call.  The commission in its notice has listed the names of examinations that ...
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has uploaded the e-admit cards for the examination of Assistant Commandants in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).Applicants can download the admit cards from the official website, upsc.gov.in  The UPSC CAPF Assistant Commandants exam 2017 is being held all over India on 23rd July 2017 (Sunday) to fill 179 vacancies, this current year.  Since no paper ...


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