Web Sify
Follow us on

Article gallery

Over 10 years, the central government spent Rs 21,482 crore ($ 3.2 billion) building houses for the urban poor but 23% of them are vacant, according to this May 2016 answer to the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament).The vacant houses include 224,000 built under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and 14,448 houses under the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY)–now discontinued and subsumed ...
Seoul: India's wait for a coveted Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership continues even after eight years of lobbying, as China foiled its latest bid in Seoul on the grounds that New Delhi has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Shocker for India, Switzerland makes U-turn on NSG bidAlso upholding China's technical objection to India's membership were NSG members South Africa, ...
Madrid, June 25 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Anil Kapoor believes in the treasure trove of stories that India has to tell, and feels the more filmmakers pick tales that are in touch with reality, the better will be their reach across the world. During a tete-a-tete with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and US-based Indian actress Freida Pinto at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) extravaganza here, ...
, Jun 25 (ANI): It turns out, insects have been perfecting the art of disguise for a hundred million years.An international research team, with participation from the University of Bonn, has now discovered the oldest known evidence of bugs using the 'invisibility cloak.' The custom-tailored "costumes" also permit conclusions about the habitat at the time.The larva of the lacewing attacks a pseudoscorpion ...
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday accepted the resignation of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) president EVKS Elangovan.Elangovan had tendered his resignation owning moral responsibility for the poor performance of the party in the last month's assembly elections.Elangovan began steering the party after former union minister and now Tamil Maanila Congress chief GK Vasan quit the party, ...
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav today attended the Dawat-e-Iftar hosted by senior JD (U) functionary Shyam Rajak here.Lalu's son and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav was also present on the occasion."Every year we host Dawat-e-Iftar in Phulwari. People from all caste and religions come here and wish each other in this holy month of Ramadan," ...
By Estelle Shirbon and Ben Blanchard LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Turmoil unleashed by Britain's vote to leave the European Union heightened anxiety in Asia on Sunday, with China, Japan and South Korea all fretting over the risk to world financial stability a few hours before markets reopen. China's finance minister said fallout from Thursday's referendum "will cast a shadow over the global economy" ...
By Geert De Clercq, Svetlana Burmistrova and Jack Stubbs PARIS/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The $100 billion overseas order book of Russia's nuclear power plant builder Rosatom -- bigger than all its Western competitors combined -- makes it look like the giant in its field. But if the company -- formed in 2007 from the Russian Atomic Energy Ministry and tasked with turning nuclear power into a major export ...
Over 10 years, the central government spent Rs 21,482 crore ($ 3.2 billion) building houses for the urban poor but 23% of them are vacant, according to this May 2016 answer to the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament).The vacant houses include 224,000 built under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and 14,448 houses under the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY)–now discontinued and subsumed ...
During the promotions for his upcoming film Sultan, actor Salman Khan described his physical hardships in great detail. Talking about the taxing shoot, where he plays a wrestler the actor said that he had to lift his co-star multiple times so that the scene could be shot at varied angles and said "When I used to walk out of that ring, it used to be actually like a raped woman walking out….I don't ...
By Estelle Shirbon and Ben Blanchard LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Turmoil unleashed by Britain's vote to leave the European Union heightened anxiety in Asia on Sunday, with China, Japan and South Korea all fretting over the risk to world financial stability a few hours before markets reopen. China's finance minister said fallout from Thursday's referendum "will cast a shadow over the global economy" ...
By Geert De Clercq, Svetlana Burmistrova and Jack Stubbs PARIS/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The $100 billion overseas order book of Russia's nuclear power plant builder Rosatom -- bigger than all its Western competitors combined -- makes it look like the giant in its field. But if the company -- formed in 2007 from the Russian Atomic Energy Ministry and tasked with turning nuclear power into a major export ...
, Jun 26 (ANI): According to a recent study, combination therapy may hold the key to slowing down Alzheimer's disease.Resveratrol is a naturally occurring polyphenolic phytochemical produced in several plants, especially grapes skin and seeds. One epidemiological study reported a positive association between moderate red wine consumption and a low incidence of cardiovascular disease, known as the "French ...
Video games play an integral part in the lives of many, but this popular entertainment medium has sparked cries of outrage on just how "They're melting your brain, ruining your eyes and you into a violent person." But are these worries justified?Dr Mark Appelbaum of the American Psychological Association thinks so. Data collected from his 300 video game studies in the last eight years show a trend ...
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 ...
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's looming exit from the European Union is another huge setback for negotiations on a massive U.S.-EU free trade deal that were already stalled by deeply entrenched differences and growing anti-trade sentiment on both sides of the Atlantic. The historic divorce launched by Thursday's vote will almost certainly further delay substantial progress in ...
By Olivia Oran (Reuters) - Wall Street banks remain the employers of choice for new business school graduates, despite competition for talent from Silicon Valley, hedge funds and private equity firms, according to a study released on Tuesday. More than a quarter of those surveyed by Wall Street training firm Training the Street said they were looking to join large banks upon receiving their ...

talking point on sify news