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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the right to live does not extinguish with the top court upholding the death sentence of convicts in murder cases as it quashed the execution of death warrants of Shabnam and her paramour Salim for killing seven members of the woman's family."Right to live under Article 21 does not end with the confirmation of the death sentence by the Supreme Court," ...
New Delhi/Kolkata/Nagpur/Hyderabad: With a blistering heat wave sweeping across the country forcing people to stay indoors, the toll in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh alone mounted to 1,200 on Wednesday as the national capital reported its first two victims of the season. Guntur in Andhra Pradesh and Wardha in Maharashtra recorded the highest temperature of the day at 47 degrees Celsius. However, Kolkata ...
New Delhi/Surat, May 27 (IANS) Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday denied having ever used public office to enrich himself or his family, prompting BJP president Amit Shah to mount a fresh attack on him over the 2G allocations controversy. Singh, who faced criticism from the BJP following allegations by former TRAI chairman Pradip Baijal relating to 2G allocations, told a NSUI convention ...
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Here comes a revolutionary new gene test that will help oncologists get a deeper insight into tumours and assist them in deciding if chemotherapy is actually needed in some breast cancer patients. Launched by genetics and genomics company ILife Discoveries in the capital on Wednesday, the new "MammaPrint & Blueprint" test will help evaluate the risk of distant recurrence ...
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said the right to live does not extinguish with the top court upholding the death sentence of convicts in murder cases as it quashed the execution of death warrants of Shabnam and her paramour Salim for killing seven members of the woman's family."Right to live under Article 21 does not end with the confirmation of the death sentence by the Supreme Court," ...
New Delhi/Kolkata/Nagpur/Hyderabad: With a blistering heat wave sweeping across the country forcing people to stay indoors, the toll in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh alone mounted to 1,200 on Wednesday as the national capital reported its first two victims of the season. Guntur in Andhra Pradesh and Wardha in Maharashtra recorded the highest temperature of the day at 47 degrees Celsius. However, Kolkata ...
Dhaka, May 27 (IANS) Indian golfer Amardip Malik fired four-under 67 to grab the tied third position, while Sanjay Kumar and Sajjan Singh shared the sixth position as they scored identical three-under 68s in the first round of the $300,000 Bangladesh Open here on Wednesday. Amardip surprised one and all and came out all guns blazing at the Kurmitola Golf Club that is hosting inaugural Asian Tour ...
NEW DELHI, May 27 (Reuters) - Indian soyoil, soybean and rapeseed futures rose on Wednesday on concerns that a below-par monsoon may hit oilseed crops, shrugging off a weak overseas market. * Malaysian palm oil futures ended lower on Wednesday as the contract succumbed to selling pressure in late afternoon trade, reversing gains stemming from a weak ringgit which had lifted the tropical oil to a ...
Rejoice—'Tis the season of clean chits! Corruption is going away from India and we are becoming a more and more honest country. Suddenly the number of tainted people is going down and there seem to be no tainted politicians anymore!Take the case of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. The poor woman had a raid at her residence way back in 1997 and a disproportionate assets case foisted on her. ...
“Throughout my youth, adolescence and young adulthood, it was a criminal offence to be gay...there was a fear of criminal prosecution, of being involuntarily placed in a lunatic asylum, losing your job, being socially destroyed. It was a terrible situation.”That was what 70-year-old senator and long-time civil rights campaigner, David Norris, told The New York Times after the results of the Irish ...
By Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's government on Wednesday said it is starting to draft an agreement with creditors that would pave the way for aid, but European officials quickly dismissed that as wishful thinking. Greece and its European and International Monetary Fund lenders have been locked in tortuous negotiations on a reforms agreement for four months without a breakthrough ...
By David Gaffen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro stabilized in volatile trading and stocks rose on Wednesday after reports that Greece and its creditors, including the European Union and IMF, had reached an agreement that will provide debt relief to the struggling nation. The agreement between Greece and the Brussels Group, comprised of major creditors that include the EU and International Monetary ...
(Reuters) - General Electric Co is in advanced talks to sell assets of its vehicle fleet management business, GE Capital Fleet Services, to Element Financial Corp , Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. While a deal has not yet been reached, GE hopes to draw up terms of a sale by the end of the quarter, Bloomberg reported. GE and Element were not immediately available for ...
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said on Tuesday it has started to detain imports from India of corn for feeding livestock to allow for testing of aflatoxins. The move is intended to prevent contamination of livestock feed after high levels of aflatoxin were detected in organic feed corn from India, the CFIA said. Aflatoxins are chemicals produced by certain ...
Washington: American doctors were shocked to find that an Indian computer science PhD student from Hyderabad who underwent brain surgery had an embryonic "evil twin" instead of a tumour in her head. The 26-year-old Yamini Karanam had jokingly called her "evil twin sister who's been torturing me for 26 years". According to NBC, Karanam, who was studying at Indiana University, was unaware of what ...
Washington: Analysis of meteorites that reached the Earth long after the cosmic collision which created the Moon indicate the satellite is 4.47 billion years old, according to an article published in the journal Science. The article described the work of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists from NASA, the University of Arizona and the Institute for the Science of Exploration Targets, or INET. Scientists ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, May 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In his first year in power, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought in banking for the poor, set up campaigns to improve sanitation and curb the abortion of female foetuses - but slashed funds for education, health, women and children. In "Promises and Reality" - a report focusing on policies affecting the poor and marginalised ...
By Emma Batha CASABLANCA, May 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At the age of 14 Usha Choudary was betrothed to a man she had never met. She refused to go through with the marriage. When her parents insisted, she threatened to kill herself. Choudary wanted to stay at school and break the cycle of child marriage and domestic abuse that blights millions of women's lives in India, and which nearly ...
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