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New Delhi: A veteran Congress leader and former Union minister Paty Ripple Kyndiah passed away at a hospital here following cardiac arrest. He was 87. The octogenarian leader was admitted at the Bethany Hospital last night and he died just before midnight, family members said. Born on May 7, 1928, Kyndiah was survived by his two daughters, three sons and a number of grandchildren. He retired from ...
The body of the second missing Navy officer Lt Abhinay Nagori was today recovered from the fuselage of the ill-fated Dornier Aircraft which crashed during a training sortie off the Goa coast. With the recovery of the young officer's body, which is being taken to Goa, the Navy has called off its search and rescue operation launched after the maritime surviellance aircraft crashed on Tuesday night. ...
Madrid, March 27 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has a dilemma in picking his side to entertain Ukraine in their Euro 2016 football qualifying game in Seville on Friday night. The tendon injury to Diego Costa has left Del Bosque looking short of experienced strikers and the Spain coach was forced to call up Malaga's young forward, Juanmi on Monday to make up for the absence of the Chelsea forward, ...
India crushed out of the World Cup after Australia defeated the current World Champions by 95 runs in the semi-final of the tournament here on Thursday.Chasing a record 329 runs target, India were bowled out for 233 runs with 19 balls to spare. Losing wickets at regular intervals, India lost momentum and were never close to the required runrate after Australia posted a massive 328 runs for the loss ...
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday accepted that the widening rift within its ranks has marred the party's image. AAP spokesperson Ashutosh said that things have really got deteriorated. "Whatever is happening is not good. The party's image is getting marred," Ashutosh said. "We never made the inside talks public because there are always some things that aren't done," he added. Ashutosh further ...
The body of Lieutenant Abhinav Nagori, the second officer missing, was on Friday recovered from the fuselage of the ill-fated Navy Dornier, which crashed into sea on the night of March 24. His body is being taken to Goa. Flight Data Recorders have also been recovered from the fuselage while the search and rescue teams are being called off. Naval divers had earlier recovered the body of Lieutenant ...
A new study has recently revealed that Antarctic's ice shelves have shrunk by as much as 18 percent in over nearly two decades. A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego provided new insights on how the Antarctic ice sheet is responding to climate change. Data from nearly two decades of satellite missions have shown that the ice volume decline was accelerating. Merging ...
A new study has revealed that bats avoid collisions by following certain set of "traffic rules" laid down by them while trawling for food at high speed. Dr Marc Holderied of Bristol's School of Biological Sciences studied pairs of Daubenton's bats (Myotis daubentonii) foraging low over water for stranded insects at a site near the village of Barrow Gurney in Somerset, UK. These flying mammals perceive ...
Hardly has the dust settled on the infamous and utterly boring AIB Roast than they have struck again. This time it was over one of their unwatchable performances at the National Law University in Delhi, where some students finally took a stand and protested. This protest made clear the one thing that was completely missing from the debate around that sad and sorry Roast. That the fulcrum of the so-called ...

Five duds of Kapil Sibal

2015-03-24 16:23:29

During UPA rule, Kapil Sibal as minister held many important portfolios like Human Resource Development, Ministry of Communications & IT, Science & Technology and Law & Justice. He had a good chance to bringing about many reforms and achieving a lot of things. But in the end he is known more for his duds. A look at some of them…1. Section 66A: This Draconian law was briefly called ...
NEW DELHI, March 27 (Reuters) - India's state-backed oil producers Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd and Oil India Ltd may be exempt from paying subsidies to fuel retailers in the March quarter, a source familiar with the plan said on Friday. India regulates retail prices of liquefied petroleum gas and kerosene to keep prices under check, with producers like ONGC and Oil India selling crude and related ...
NEW DELHI, March 27 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday India should try to cut oil imports by 10 percent in 2022 from 77 percent now. He was addressing an energy summit in the capital city of New Delhi. India imports about 80 percent of its daily crude oil requirements, making it a major contributor to the country's import bill. (Reporting by Nidhi Verma; Writing by Malini ...
By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for a drastic cutback of an ambitious health care plan after cost estimates came in at $18.5 billion over five years, several government sources said, delaying a promise made in his election manifesto. Modi has had to make difficult choices to boost economic growth - his government's first full annual budget, announced ...
A new study has revealed that high-fat diet alters behavior and produces signs of brain inflammation. High-fat diets have long been known to increase the risk for medical problems, including heart disease and stroke, but there is growing concern that diets high in fat might also increase the risk for depression and other psychiatric disorders. The study at Louisiana State University raises the possibility ...
Amsterdam: A monk's 1,000-year-old mummified body was discovered inside a Chinese Buddha statue after it was taken to hospital for a CT scan in the Netherlands, a media report said Monday. The body belonged to master Liuquan, a monk who lived around the year 1100 and was a member of a Chinese meditation school, British daily Mirror reported. Examining the mummy, a gastroenterologist found "all kinds ...
New York: For men who resent wearing condoms, a new non-intrusive solution is on the anvil - a birth control pill. At least two projects are in the pipeline for choking male fertility. One is H2-gamendazole that makes sperms go half-cooked. Normally, premature sperm cells grow a tail and head in the testis, but H2-gamendazole keeps them from reaching this stage of development. "If there's no sperm, ...
By Nita Bhalla MUMBAI, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Standing before a classroom packed with teenagers, Yojana Salunke begins her weekly one-hour lesson on a subject which many experts say is crucial to helping India address one of its biggest challenges - gender inequality. "Hands up all those girls who have to do housework before or after school?" Salunke asks, as every pig-tailed girl ...
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a circular asking teachers and school staff not to interact with pupils on social media, phone or through e-mails, a move which it said is intended to check "sexual harassment" of students."The circular has been issued to check incidents of sexual harassment of students by teachers and staff. We have asked them not to interact with students on social ...
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