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Mumbai: 'No Muslims in my house,' said the landlord of an apartment in Mumbai, when a 25-year-old woman from Gujarat, approached him for taking his house on rent in Wadala area."I was told that they do not give flats to Muslim people," said a dissapointed Misbah Quadri, who never thought the Mumbai city, known for its cosmopolitan culture, would treat her this way.The day before she was moving into ...
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. ...
Washington, May 27 (IANS/EFE) Scientists have found a protein that acts like a "key" allowing the Ebola virus to infect cells, according to an article published in the journal mBio. A study by a group of scientists from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York and the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), claims to identify the "Achilles ...
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) "Heropanti" actress Kriti Sanon finds Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra chic. The budding actress says she doesn't look up to anyone in particular when it comes to style, but has some favourites from the industry. "I think style is something very personal. But I do find Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka very stylish," Kriti said in a statement. ...
Mumbai: 'No Muslims in my house,' said the landlord of an apartment in Mumbai, when a 25-year-old woman from Gujarat, approached him for taking his house on rent in Wadala area."I was told that they do not give flats to Muslim people," said a dissapointed Misbah Quadri, who never thought the Mumbai city, known for its cosmopolitan culture, would treat her this way.The day before she was moving into ...
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. ...
As he wrapped up a visit to Ireland on Tuesday, the Secretary-General congratulated the country on its “fruitful and strong” relationship with the United Nations over the past 60 years and looked forward to a continued partnership as the world tackled several significant challenges.Ireland has been a steadfast supporter of peacekeeping and an important contributor across the global agenda, said ...
The top United Nations human rights official drew attention to several issues of concern on Tuesday in an informal address to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council from the eruption of violence in Burundi and the overflowing migrant dilemmas in the Mediterranean and South-East Asia, to the protracted and worsening conflict in South Sudan.When I left Burundi, on 15 April, 6,000 Burundians had fled the ...
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 Mike Dolan LONDON (Reuters) - For anyone expecting interest rates to be stuck near zero for years to come, the past month has been uncomfortable. The so-called "new normal" or "secular stagnation" theses that posit years of paltry world growth, lingering economic slack and downward pressure on prices and interest rates have fast become consensus thinking among top investors, financial and academic ...
COLOMBO, May 27 (Reuters) - Position: Finance Minister of the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Incumbent: Sandresh Ravindra Karunanayake Date of Birth: Feb. 19, 1963. Term: Assumed office on Jan. 12, 2015. Key facts: - Karunanayake trained as a chartered management accountant and ran a travel business before entering politics in 1994. He represents the capital district of Colombo in the ...
(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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