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A Florida family who has hunted treasure for years found more than $1 million worth of gold artefacts this summer from the wreckage of a 1715 Spanish fleet that sank in the Atlantic, according to a salvage company’s estimate.The find included 51 gold coins of various denominations and 40 feet (12 metres) of ornate gold chain, said Brent Brisben, whose company, 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels LLC, owns ...
Nestle India Ltd , battling a reputational crisis after a food scare, slipped into a loss in the June quarter, as sales plunged after its hugely popular Maggi noodles were pulled off shelves over safety concerns. The unit of Swiss food giant Nestle SA said on Wednesday that net loss for its second quarter ended June was 644 million rupees ($10 million), compared with a profit of 2.88 billion rupees ...
Bengaluru, July 29 (IANS) Dr. D.Y. Patil Cricket Academy from Mumbai raced to a comfortable innings and 114-run win over Andhra Cricket Association (CA) with a day to spare in the KSCA All-India tournament here on Wednesday. Having piled up 370 runs, the Mumbai outfit dismissed Andhra for 133 and 123 to pick up seven points in the four-day match. Brief scores: At Bangalore (Day 3): Dr. DY Patil Cricket ...
A Florida family who has hunted treasure for years found more than $1 million worth of gold artefacts this summer from the wreckage of a 1715 Spanish fleet that sank in the Atlantic, according to a salvage company’s estimate.The find included 51 gold coins of various denominations and 40 feet (12 metres) of ornate gold chain, said Brent Brisben, whose company, 1715 Fleet – Queens Jewels LLC, owns ...
Aiming to make the public transport system better in the national capital, Delhi government has planned to constitute a United Multi-modal Transport Authority (UMTA) which will coordinate between various agencies to expedite the transport projects. According to the government, it was also contemplating installing CCTV cameras which have in-built Global Positioning System (GPS) and WiFi in buses ...
A political colour was sought to be given to the hearing in the Supreme Court today on the plea seeking stay of execution of Yakub Memon's death sentence by referring to political divide witnessed in the case of hanging of Parliament attack case convict Mohd Afzal Guru. "While the BJP wanted Afzal Guru to be hanged, the Congress was not in favour," senior advocate T R Andhyarujina submitted before ...
KABUL, July 29 (Reuters) - A spokesman for Afghanistan's intelligence agency said on Wednesday that Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar died two years ago in a Pakistani hospital. The statement by National Directorate of Security spokesman Hasib Sediqi came after the Afghan government said it was investigating reports of Omar's death, just days ahead of an expected second round of peace talks ...
From Aditi Khanna London, Jul 29 (PTI)�The Tata Group's international business helped push its profits up by 5.3 per cent last year, with the Indian conglomerate contributing 8 billion pounds to the UK's GDP in 2013-14. Tata Sons chairman Cyrus P Mistry told the group's leadership and senior management at the Annual Group Leadership Conference (AGLC) in Mumbai today that the group increased its ...

The girl behind 'Who is Kalam'?

2015-07-28 22:20:00

New Delhi: The book title "Who is Kalam?" may be intriguing but has a heart-warming story behind it -- of a teenaged schoolgirl who asked the tough question to the former president and was in turn inspired by him and went on to become a scientist. It was in 2001, that Sudarkodi Sukumar, a 14-year-old from Tamil Nadu's Vellore district, sent a question to Kalam in a Tamil monthly for children, with ...
Jammu: It does not take long or very much for peace to be disturbed in Jammu and Kashmir. Till mid-summer, the feeling was one of peace with tourism in full swing, hotels fully booked and flights packed with tourists. Suddenly it began to change. In June ISIS and Pakistani flags made an appearance once again. The last time when ISIS flags appeared in Srinagar was in June last year.Recent incidents ...
KABUL, July 29 (Reuters) - A spokesman for Afghanistan's intelligence agency said on Wednesday that Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar died two years ago in a Pakistani hospital. The statement by National Directorate of Security spokesman Hasib Sediqi came after the Afghan government said it was investigating reports of Omar's death, just days ahead of an expected second round of peace talks ...
* Punjab security forces unprepared for militant attacks * Much of India-Pakistan border not heavily guarded * Indian police say attackers who killed seven came from border * Hallmarks of Pakistani group LeT, Modi yet to respond By Andrew MacAskill and Frank Jack Daniel DINANAGAR, India/NEW DELHI, July 29 (Reuters) - Three men carrying assault rifles, bombs and a rocket launcher who went ...
The World Health Organization on Wednesday called for bolstering efforts for malaria control and elimination by targeting malarial parasites believed to be less fatal, but now causing high disease burden.As nearly 3.2 billion people continue to live in areas with risk of malaria infection, malaria needs to be high on the global agenda to achieve the target of 90% reduction in deaths and disease, and ...
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Nestle India Ltd slipped to a second-quarter loss as sales plunged after its hugely popular Maggi noodles were pulled off shelves over safety concerns. The unit of Swiss food giant Nestle SA said on Wednesday the quarter was "extremely challenging", as it reported a net loss of 644 million rupees ($10 million), compared with a profit of 2.88 billion rupees a year earlier. Sales ...
"We are not just Americans, but citizens of Earth." —@StationCDRKelly http://t.co/eOShEche3z pic.twitter.com/nGPsTVC4Hh— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2015 Washington: Clicked from 1.6 million kms away in space, a NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first stunning view of the entire sun-lit side of Earth. DSCOVR is equipped with the Earth ...
Checking in at the reception desk at the Henn na Hotel in Sasebo, Japan - Photo by Akio Kon pic.twitter.com/7ZlBZ5g9Sp— Bloomberg Photos (@BloombergPhotos) July 15, 2015 Tokyo: A hotel in Japan almost entirely run by robots has opened its doors to the public. The 72-room Henn na Hotel - whose name means "weird" - will offer a different experience to visitors at Huis Ten Bosch, an amusement park ...
By Liana B. Baker, Greg Roumeliotis and Mike Stone (Reuters) - Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school and university classrooms, is exploring a sale that it hopes could value it at as much as $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Blackboard's majority owner, private equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has ...
New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI) With a view to taking forward NDA government's Skill India campaign, the railways will provide space and manpower for the carrying out of skill development programmes across the country.The public transporter will sign an MoU with the Skill Development Ministry tomorrow to firm up the National Skill Development Mission, a senior railway ministry official said. "We will provide ...
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