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Kishanganj: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Wednesday the party, if returned to power, will bring 70 crore people into the middle-class over the next five years. Addressing an election rally here, Gandhi said there was a new class comprising about 70 crore people who were above the poverty line but had an income below that of the middle-class and the party will make special effort for their ...
Patna: The BJP today described Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul as 'fake Gandhis' and questioned their rights to use the surname though the family has no relation with Mahatma Gandhi. "The Gandhi family has no right to use the Gandhi surname... They (Sonia and Rahul) are fake Gandhis," former BJP president M Venkaiah Naidu said here. This (Gandhi) family has had nothing to ...
Let's take a peek at Narendra Modi, the man most opinion polls now say will lead India in 2014. Others too could make it but it would take some doing. Narendra Modi, born 1950 Gujarat chief minister Most likely to: Make the BJP more efficient. Least likely to: Retire in Gujarat. Not many think of Narendra Modi as someone they can sup with. They see him as a man of robotic competence – great ...
Fancy an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) that punches the burglar in the nose if he tries to break it open? Well, not a punch exactly, but ATMs would soon be armed with a mechanism that would spray hot foam in the face of the attacker if he tries to force it open. Researchers at ETH University in Zurich have developed a special film that triggers an intense reaction when destroyed. "This could be ...
Kolkata, April 16 (IANS) Former Bollywood actor and Trinamool Congress candidate Moon Moon Sen - contesting the Lok Sabha polls from West Bengal's Bankura - Wednesday declared assets in excess of Rs.1 crore, most of which are moveable. Sen, in her affidavit, has shown Rs.293,455 as her annual income and said she possesses Rs.103.4 lakh worth of moveable assets and Rs.4.5 lakh worth of immoveable ...
Fatorda (Goa), April 16 (IANS) Defending champions Churchill Brothers got a big boost in their quest for survival after putting it across East Bengal 1-0 in an I-League football clash at Nehru Stadium here Wednesday. Raju Yumnam scored the only goal of the match in the 23rd minute to take Churchill just above the relegation zone with 22 points. Mohammedan Sporting are at the bottom of the pool with ...
The Pakistani Taliban says it will not renew a ceasefire it called to facilitate peace negotiations with the government but says talks will continue.In a statement emailed Wednesday to reporters, the organization's spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said the governing council of the militant group had decided unanimously to drop the ceasefire.The group announced a one-month ceasefire on March 1 and then ...
NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO's air policing aircraft will fly more sorties over the Baltic region and allied warships will deploy to the Baltic Sea, the eastern Mediterranean and elsewhere if needed. NATO's supreme ...
Misa Bharti, better known as “Lalu ki beti” or Lalu Prasad’s daughter and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate from the Pataliputra constituency, looks forward to the two hours in the morning she gets to spend with her children before setting out on a gruelling campaign trail at 10 am daily.With the youngest of her two daughters busy playing on the lawns of her mother Rabri Devi’s ...
In the US, Jayant Sinha is better known for his upper-class social circle and his capacity to make money for blue-chip companies. Back in India, he is fighting to be known as more than just the son of former finance minister Yashwant Sinha; and someone who has parachuted to step into his father’s shoes.After spending nearly 25 years in Boston and Philadelphia, Jayant, 51, has returned to fight ...
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Many stalwarts will try their luck as the stage is set for the crucial second phase of Lok Sabha election in Maharashtra Thursday. As many as 358 candidates are contesting for 19 Lok Sabha seats. The bigwigs include union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, former chief minister Ashok Chavan and senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde. Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad ...
Hyderabad, April 16 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday released its second list of candidates for the assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Seemandhra. The party announced candidates for one Lok Sabha and 28 assembly seats. B. Satyanarayana was named for the Visakhapatnam Lok Sabha constituency. D. Purandeswari, who was elected from the constituency in 2009, recently quit the Congress and joined the Bharatiya ...
A Malaysian man who went on a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has become the first death in Asia from Middle East respiratory syndrome, while the Philippines has isolated a health worker who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.Malaysia's health ministry said the Muslim man returned to Malaysia on March 29 and developed a high fever and cough and had difficulty breathing more than a week later. The ...
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The NHRC Wednesday asked the Rajasthan government to compensate a woman who delivered a baby by the roadside after a state government health centre refused to admit her. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the government, through its chief secretary, to pay monetary relief of Rs.50,000 to the woman, a resident of Bhilwara district. Taking cognizance of ...
A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Virginia mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges.Media outlets report that 19-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis of Christiansburg, Va., pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of using a firearm in a felony. Sentencing is set for July 10 in Montgomery County Circuit Court.Police ...
A federal judge has put on hold the majority of what attorneys have called a "momentous" change to Ohio's gay marriage law.Judge Timothy Black on Wednesday stayed his ruling ordering Ohio to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states.Black made an exception for the four couples who filed the February lawsuit that led to the court case, ordering Ohio to immediately list both spouses ...
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Waterless urinal technology, a wood cane crusher and a solar powered refrigeration system are some technologies that will be displayed at IIT-Delhi's Open House 2014. The open house, to be organised April 19 within the institute, will provide an insight into the research work, student projects and the advanced facilities available at the institute. The event is a platform ...
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Delhi University students and youths from nine urban settlements in the capital Tuesday released a charter of demands for India's policy makers, demanding safety, security for women, framing rights for the girl child and the right to education. The charter called the "Platform for Action: Of, for and by young people" was the result of three month field work, interacting ...
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