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Kuala Lumpur: Debris found in the Indian Ocean appears to be part of Flight MH370, officials said today even as Malaysia sent a team to verify whether the wing part belonged to the plane that vanished mysteriously over a year ago with 239 people, including five Indians, on board. The two-metre long flaperon, a wing component, was found yesterday on Reunion Island off the east coast of Africa. Malaysia's ...
Rameswaram: Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was laid to rest on Thursday here with full military honours in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other leaders. PM Shri @narendramdi offers condolences to the family of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam,at State Funeral in Rameswaram pic.twitter.com/7Z2YvIAdVi— MIB India (@MIB_India) July 30, 2015 The People's President's body, draped ...
Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Rapper Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles are reportedly expecting their second child together. It has been rumoured that she has conceived through in vitro fertilisation (IVF). The couple, who already have three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy together, are feeling incredibly "lucky" over their apparent impending arrival, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "They've been trying for a while, ...
By Howard Schneider and Michael Flaherty WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, leaving the door open for a possible interest rate hike when central bank policymakers next meet in September. Following their latest two-day policy meeting, Fed officials said they felt the economy had overcome a first-quarter slowdown and ...
The Delhi High Court today dismissed pleas of Congress MPs Ambika Soni and Kumari Selja challenging the central government's orders to evict them from type-VIII bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi. "Petitions are dismissed," Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said. The two MPs had alleged that the Urban Development Ministry and Directorate of Estates acted in "collusion" and were "hounding" them to vacate the premises, ...
Lawyers at the Calcutta High Court continued to boycott the court of Justice Girish Gupta for the sixth day today alleging misbehaviour and demanded that he apologise to the Bar. "There is no solution in sight to the stalemate so far," Calcutta High Court Bar Association secretary Rana Mukherjee told PTI. A new secretary would take over tomorrow replacing Mukherjee. "Let us see whether any solution ...
United Nations Secretary-General has condemned the bomb attack on Monday in the village of Sitra, Bahrain, which reportedly killed two policemen and injured several others.The Secretary-General conveys his deep condolences to the Government and people of Bahrain and the families of the victims and wishes a swift recovery to the injured. He calls for a full and transparent investigation into this terrorist ...

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 ...
(Updates death toll, adds detail) KATHMANDU, July 30 (Reuters) - Landslides triggered by torrential rain in Nepal swept through two villages on Thursday killing at least 20 people, the home ministry said. The landslides struck the villages near the resort town of Pokhara, 125 km (77 miles) west of Kathmandu shortly after midnight. At least 22 houses were destroyed, said ministry spokesman Laxmi ...
* Heavy clashes in southern Afghanistan * Taliban spokesman pours cold water on peace talks * Death of leader Mullah Omar likely to spark succession tussle (Releads with peace talks, adds details) By Kay Johnson KABUL, July 30 (Reuters) - The Taliban's official spokesman disavowed peace talks with the Afghan government on Thursday, throwing fledgling efforts to negotiate an end to 14 years ...
LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening around 6 points or 0.1 percent higher on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. For more on the factors affecting European stocks, please click on * The UK blue-chip index closed 1.2 percent higher at 6,631.00 points on Wednesday after rising 0.8 percent in the previous session, when it snapped a five-day losing streak. ...
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline , which was fined a record 3 billion yuan ($483 million) for corruption in China last year and is examining possible staff misconduct elsewhere, faces new allegations of bribery in Romania. GSK confirmed it was looking into the latest claims of improper payments set out in a whistleblower's email sent to its top management on Monday. ...
"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 Emma Batha LONDON, July 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is set to overtake China and become the world's most populous country in less than a decade - six years sooner than previously forecast, the United Nations said on Wednesday. Fast-growing Nigeria is on course to outstrip the United States by about 2050 to become the country with the third largest population, the United Nations predicted. ...
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 ...
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