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New Delhi: Single parents, homosexual couples and couples in live-in relationships will not be allowed altruistic surrogacy, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj told reporters today after Cabinet cleared a draft bill on surrogacy that aims to secure the rights of surrogate mothers. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Briefing reporters here after ...
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday came down heavily on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for filing defamation cases against her critics. 'You are a public figure and you have to face criticism', the apex court told Jayalalithaa, adding 'No other state misuses the state machinery like Tamil Nadu government. Defamation cases can't be slapped for merely reporting on the chief minister’s ...
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Bajaao.com, a direct online retailer for musical instruments and pro audio gear, is providing customers with warranty support plans. The premium warranty aims to raise the bar on product support, by providing customers a consistent and one-stop warranty support experience. The premium warranty includes notable features like a dedicated Premium Service Support line, an ...
Canberra, Aug 23 (IANS) The rise in popularity of Australia's domestic Big Bash League (BBL) Twenty20 tournament and the growing interest in the women's game has propelled cricket to become the nation's most popular participation sport. On Tuesday, Cricket Australia (CA) revealed that record numbers of Australians picked up the bat and ball in 2015-16, including a record number of women, with almost ...
Asserting that authorities in Paris are taking the Scorpene submarine data leaks very seriously, French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler said here on Wednesday that France will work on very close cooperation and full transparency with Indian authorities to get to the bottom of the matter."I've seen the report in the press. What I can tell you is that the French Authorities are taking the matter very seriously ...
Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Amit Shah on Wednesday appointed Union Minister Nitin Gadkari as the election in-charge for forthcoming Goa Assembly Elections.BJP leader Laxman Giluwa was appointed as the state party president for Jharkhand.Earlier, sounding the poll bugle in Goa, Amit Shah had said that the results of 2017 Goa assembly elections will lay the foundation of party's victory in the 2019 ...
The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul city came under attack on Wednesday evening with security forces exchanging gunfire with the attackers.Dozens of students and staff are believed to be trapped inside the university building in Darul Aman Road, reports the Tolo News.Reports suggest that there was an initial explosion followed by gunfire.While few students have managed to escape many are ...
The world's largest aircraft Airlander 10 crashed during its second test flight on Wednesday in Bedfordshire, after it was revamped in the UK.The Airlander 10 aircraft is 92-metre-long (302ft) aircraft and is part plane, part helicopter, part airship.It was damaged after reportedly hitting a telegraph pole at its base at Cardington airfield, Bedfordshire, reports the Guardian.The statement issued ...

India's Olympic shame

2016-08-24 08:18:55

Across the country, people who once associated vaults with banks and DC comics are now allowing ‘Produnova’ to roll off their tongues.Pizza chains are giving away freebies to women called Sindhu.The clouds that shrouded Indian wrestling in the wake of the Narsingh Yadav doping scandal have been partially blown away by Sakshi Malik.And, somehow, Indians credit themselves for forgetting the washed-out ...
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, shuttler P.V Sindhu and wrestler, Sakshi Malik were welcomed with great fanfare and celebration today after creating history at the Olympics in Rio. While Karmakar did not win, Sindhu became the youngest Indian to win a medal, silver in badminton, and Sakshi Malik won the bronze. Tripura: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar arrives in Agartala, gets a grand welcome pic.twitter.com/jm7ZYFav5p— ...
By Caroline Copley BERLIN (Reuters) - Britain's vote to leave the European Union has spurred a surge in the number of financial service industry workers now based in the UK applying to work in Berlin's burgeoning fintech scene, several of the city's start-ups told Reuters. The German capital is jostling to position itself as a hub for the financial technology - fintech - industry and is home to ...
By Mayank Bhardwaj NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Monsanto Co has withdrawn an application seeking approval for its next generation of genetically modified cotton seeds in India, a major escalation in a long-running dispute between New Delhi and the world's biggest seed maker. A letter sent by Monsanto's local partner in India, the conglomerate's biggest market outside the Americas, strongly objects to ...
, Aug. 24 (ANI): A recent research has found that parents who are directly and actively engaged with their children ensure healthy living and are significantly more likely to see their kids match up to Canadian guidelines when it comes to physical activity, healthy eating and screen time.Heather Manson, chief of health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention at PHO, reveals, "In Canada, more ...
, Aug. 24, (ANI): A recent research has found that faulty inhibitory neuro-transmission and abnormally increased activity in the hippocampus of the brain impairs our memory and attention.Neurons in the brain interact by sending each other chemical messages, called 'neurotransmitters'. Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) is the most common inhibitory neurotransmitter, which is important to restrain neural ...
New York: Dodo, an extinct bird whose name has entered popular culture as a symbol of stupidity, was actually fairly smart, new research suggests. The overall size of the dodo's brain in relation to its body size was on par with its closest living relatives: Pigeons - birds whose ability to be trained implies a moderate level of intelligence. "It is not impressively large or impressively small -- ...
Astronomers, though not entirely sure what it is, are viewing a ball of hot gas billions of light years away that is radiating the energy of hundreds of billions of suns. If the gas ball is the result of a supernova, then it's the most powerful supernova ever seen. An international team of professional and amateur astronomers spotted the possible supernova, now called ASASSN-15lh, when ...
Chennai: The UK-based Staffordshire University, having an international reputation of delivering quality skills-based vocational education for over 100 years through its specifically designed coursework and faculty with real-world expertise, is going to conduct student counseling sessions and provide on-spot offers in Chennai on 5th August 2016. Priyanka Mishra, the Country Coordinator of Staffordshire ...
In Image: Muslim children read the Koran at a madrasa in the northern Indian city of Mathura. The government increased the spending on the Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM), launched in 2009-10, from Rs 46 crore to Rs 294 crore–a five-fold increase. The central government has spent over Rs 1,000 crore over seven years to modernise madrasas (an Arabic word for educational ...

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