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P Jimshar, a writer in Kerala, was assaulted on Sunday by a group of four men after he announced the name of his new book, Padachonte Chithrapradarshanam (The Creator's Art Exhibition). The attackers took offence to the word 'Padochon' (A Malayalam word meaning Creator) in the title of the book.Jimshar, a young writer from Malappuram, has been receiving threats after he changed his Whatsapp display ...
In a rare move, a poverty-stricken woman chose to sell her four goats for financing the construction of a toilet at her house in a village in Bihar's Rohtas district over the treatment for her paralysed husband as she considers it a shame for a woman to defecate in the open. Shanti Devi, in her early 40s, had kept four goats to raise money for the medical treatment of her husband, who has been paralysed ...
Chennai/New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) No traces of the Indian Air Force's missing AN-32 were found on Monday, the fourth day after it went missing, with officials saying the search has more difficult due to the fact that there was no signal from the emergency locator of the aircraft. IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha called it "unfortunate" adding that a detailed probe will be done in the incident.A Coast ...
Philadelphia (US), July 25 (IANS) The Democratic Party Convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for the presidency of the United States opens here on Monday with the party's leadership thrown into unprecedented disarray as Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned following leaks of party emails allegedly by Russia. Accusing Moscow of interfering in US presidential elections, Clinton's campaign manager ...
In a severe blow to the ongoing revival process, the United Peoples Liberation Army (UPLA) and other terrorist groups operating in the hill districts of Assam, a joint team of the army and the Assam Police have arrested UPLA commander-in-chief Nikunja Kathar and his two accomplices.Based on specific intelligence, a surgical operation was launched by a joint team of army and police, which apprehended ...
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a charge-sheet before an NIA Special Court against Alam Zeb Afridi, alias Mohammed Rafiq, alias Javed, for his involvement in the Bangalore Church Street blast in front of Hotel Coconut Grove Restaurant and Bar at 8.30 p.m. on December 28, 2014, claiming the life of a woman while leaving three injured.Afridi, who was arrested on January 22 in ...
Kathmandu, July 25 (IANS) President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday called on the political parties of Nepal to elect within a week a new Prime Minister based on political consensus and form a cabinet, a day after Prime Minister K.P. Oli stepped down. Earlier, the President ordered to remove the constitutional impediment in the formation of a new government as per the recommendation made by the outgoing ...
Dhaka, July 25 (IANS) The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Monday announced a countrywide demonstration on Wednesday to protest the conviction of party's Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman in a money laundering case. The demonstration will be held at all divisional, district and upazila level headquarters simultaneously, BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed ...
The killing of Burhan Wani exposed the mindset of separatists, soft separatists in garb of mainstream politicians and their sympathizers in the academia and the media. Nawaz Sharif’s comments hailing Burhan Wani, as martyr was in consonance and resonance with Burhan’s Indian sympathizers. They were not happy that a dreaded terrorist had been eliminated. There was not a word of praise for the security ...
Dayashankar Singh, Vice President of the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh unit has been sacked for his remarks against Bahujan Samajwadi Party leader Mayawati.Singh likened Mayawati to a prostitute who sells party tickets to the highest bidder. The comments have drawn wide spread criticism and outrage, leaving the BJP no choice but to sack him.DMK Leader Kanimozhi raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.BJP ...
By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets edged lower on Monday as a 2 percent drop in crude prices weighed on investor sentiment and traders awaited signals of a potential interest rate increase this year from this week's meeting of U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers. Oil prices fell to two-and-a-half month lows amid worries that a global glut of crude and refined products would ...
WASHINGTON/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - LATAM Airlines Group SA , Latin America's largest airline, has agreed to pay more than $22 million in civil and criminal fines relating to a decade-old Argentine bribery case, U.S. authorities said Monday. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said the fine of LATAM unit LAN related to "improper payments it authorized during a dispute between the airline and ...
By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips is on course to hit its 2016 profitability target as it reinvents itself as a pure healthcare company, with strong growth in medical technology partially offset by the costs of heavy research and development investments. The company's first results since spinning off the lower-margin Philips Lighting business, in which it still owns a 70 percent stake, ...
, Jul 25 (ANI): Have you ever picked one e-cigarette over another because of the nicotine content claims on the label? You may have been tricked.Researchers at North Dakota State University, Fargo, found that 51 percent of labels on e-cigarette liquid nicotine containers from 16 North Dakota stores don't accurately reflect the levels of nicotine found in the products. In one instance, actual nicotine ...
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 ...
As new education minister Prakash Javadekar takes charge of a ministry that appeared to impede the Prime Minister’s desire to see world-class Indian universities, step one could be to get his ministry’s first-ever national ranking in order. The Ministry of Human Resource Development’s maiden ranking exercise for Indian universities, India Rankings 2016—a guide for students—lacks three key ...
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