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Chennai: Protesting the recent ban on selling and possession of beef by the Maharashtra government, a group of lawyers of the Madras High Court today distributed cooked beef on court campus, a report in Hindu said.More than 30 lawyers who gathered and shared the dishes also raised slogans against the ban by the BJP government besides distributing pamphlets. The group was also joined by the members ...
New Delhi: Editors Guild of India today appealed to the government to revoke the ban on the telecast of the BBC documentary, depicting the aftermath of the brutal gangrape and murder of Nirbhaya in 2012, saying the move was "wholly unwarranted". The Guild said in a statement here that the documentary, 'Storyville: India's daughter', portrayed the courage, sensibility and liberal outlook of a family ...
(Corrects the size of the economy to $76 billion from $67 billion in paragraph 8) COLOMBO, March 4 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund urged Sri Lanka on Wednesday to limit its intervention in foreign exchange markets to curbing excessive short-term volatility, while emphasing the need for exchange rate flexibility. The IMF, which ended a $2.6 billion loan programme to Sri Lanka in 2012, ...

Budgeting helps you curtail costs

2015-03-06 13:40:00

Washington, March 6 (IANS) Creating a budget will help you prioritise and make you more productive, shows a new study. "Budgeting makes it very clear how much you have to spend, making it difficult to deceive yourself into thinking you can accomplish more than you can. This forces you to make tradeoffs sooner, before the situation is too dire," said Philip M. Fernbach, Christina Kan and John G. Lynch ...
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday strongly condemned the statement of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed with regards to the 'rehabilitation' of militants, terming it an insult to the people of the state. The BJP was reacting to Mufti's statements on Thursday, directing the state police to initiate the release of all political prisoners. "The BJP strongly condemns the release ...
The Nagaland Police on Friday said that it has imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which prohibits unlawful assembly, on the Dimapur region after a lynch mob attacked and killed a man in the city. The man in question, identified as 35-year-old Syed Farid Khan, was accused of rape and had been produced in Dimapur Central Jail. According to reports, the mob overpowered security ...
The living conditions of nearly 2 million Palestinians residing in the Gaza Strip have been undermined by the enduring blockade against the enclave, the United Nations humanitarian office reported on Thursday.The longstanding restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza have led to steadily deteriorating living standards for Gazas 1.8 million people since the imposition of the ...
(Adds details, fresh quote) By Serajul Quadir DHAKA, March 6 (Reuters) - Bangladeshi customs officers caught a North Korean diplomat trying to smuggle an estimated $1.4 million worth of gold into the country, a senior official said on Friday. "We recovered the gold both in the form of bars and ornaments from Son Young Nam, the First Secretary of the North Korean Embassy in Dhaka," said Moinul ...
When the new censor chief took out a list of words that filmmakers were not to use, few were alarmed at a disturbing inclusion: "violence against woman s" (typos part of the circular issued).What was that phrase doing in that list? Were actors not supposed to speak it or were filmmakers not supposed to show it? Both are strange premises. Imagine Aamir Khan saying the sentence 'violence against women ...
When news reports started coming out that Mukesh Singh, one of the rapists in the horrific December 2012 Delhi gang-rape case had been interviewed, social media started to outrage. Twitter went berserk even before the full details of the story came out and many started calling for a ban on the interview.Then it came to known that it wasn’t a one-off interview but actually something part of a documentary ...
By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employment accelerated in February and the jobless rate fell to a more than 6-1/2 year low of 5.5 percent, signs that could encourage the Federal Reserve to consider hiking interest rates in June. Nonfarm payrolls rose 295,000 last month after rising 239,000 in January, the Labor Department said on Friday. The decline in the unemployment rate from ...
* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.5 pct, hits fresh 7-year high * Stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data lifts sentiment * Steelmakers rise after sources say EU to impose duties * $35 bln poured into Europe stocks, bonds since QE unveiled By Blaise Robinson PARIS, March 6 (Reuters) - European stocks rose on Friday with shares in stainless steel producers surging after news the European Union was set ...
MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - German industrial group Siemens will house its German healthcare operations in a standalone unit in the form of a GmbH legal entity on May 1, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. Siemens wants to give the investment-hungry unit independence within the group, creating standalone companies in major markets that will be capable of holding their own licences for ...
MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - German industrial group Siemens will house its German healthcare operations in a standalone unit in the form of a GmbH legal entity on May 1, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. Siemens wants to give the investment-hungry unit independence within the group, creating standalone companies in major markets that will be capable of holding their own licences for ...
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, ...
India is a political democracy, but India's society is not democratic. That has been a hypothesis offered by many social scientists. Now there is empirical proof–from India's hope for the future, its school and college students: 65% school children "don't know" that they are citizens of India 65% of college students disapprove of boys and girls from different religions meeting in public places 44% ...
By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI, Jan 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. President Barack Obama raised the issue of women's rights as he ended a visit to India on Tuesday, saying that if countries wanted to develop effectively, they must educate and empower their daughters as much as their sons. "We know from experience that nations are more successful when their women are successful," said Obama, ...
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