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New Delhi: 1993 Mumbai blasts death row convict Yakub Memon has reportedly filed a fresh mercy plea with President Pranab Mukherjee.This is the second mercy plea to the President filed by Memon.Leaders from different political parties and members of the legal fraternity had earlier submitted a petition to the President, requesting him to consider the mercy plea against Memon's execution.A three-judge ...
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday exempted Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani from appearing before a trial court in a defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam. Justice Suresh Kaith granted exemption to Irani, who was to appear on August 1. The high court posted for August 13 the plea of Irani against summons issued to her to appear in court. The court of a ...
Copenhagen, July 28 (IANS) The Indian women's recurve archery team made a strong comeback to book a place in the 2016 Rio Olympics and later qualified for the final, but the men failed to advance after losing to Italy in a tie break at the World Championships here on Tuesday. The women's trio comprising Laxmi Rani, Rimil Buriuly and Deepika Kumari had their backs against the wall at 1-3 against Germany. ...
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) US technology firm InFocus' India arm on Tuesday revealed that it was tying up with Foxconn to produce phones and TVs in India and was also looking to become a $1 billion company by 2016. "We are tying up with Taiwan-based manufactuer Foxconn to produce phones and TVs for the Indian market. All our phones will come from Foxconn's Andhra plant and our TVs from its Chennai ...
New Delhi: 1993 Mumbai blasts death row convict Yakub Memon has reportedly filed a fresh mercy plea with President Pranab Mukherjee.This is the second mercy plea to the President filed by Memon.Leaders from different political parties and members of the legal fraternity had earlier submitted a petition to the President, requesting him to consider the mercy plea against Memon's execution.A three-judge ...
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday exempted Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani from appearing before a trial court in a defamation case filed by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam. Justice Suresh Kaith granted exemption to Irani, who was to appear on August 1. The high court posted for August 13 the plea of Irani against summons issued to her to appear in court. The court of a ...
London: British Indian MP Keith Vaz on Tuesday called for the world-famous 'Koh-i-Noor' diamond to be returned to India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's UK visit in November.Vaz's comments came in response to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's recent stirring speech at the Oxford Union calling for Britain to pay reparations to India for 200 years of its brutal colonial rule."I welcome Dr Tharoor's speech ...
The verdicts in the trial of 37 Qadhafi regime officials, including against the former leader’s son, Saif al-Islam Qadhafi, handed down today by the Tripoli Court of Assize, has drawn serous concern from senior United Nations human rights officials in Libya, as well as in Geneva, amid fears the trial did not meet international standards on a number of fronts.Concerns over the trial include the fact ...

The girl behind 'Who is Kalam'?

2015-07-28 22:20:00

New Delhi: The book title "Who is Kalam?" may be intriguing but has a heart-warming story behind it -- of a teenaged schoolgirl who asked the tough question to the former president and was in turn inspired by him and went on to become a scientist. It was in 2001, that Sudarkodi Sukumar, a 14-year-old from Tamil Nadu's Vellore district, sent a question to Kalam in a Tamil monthly for children, with ...
Jammu: It does not take long or very much for peace to be disturbed in Jammu and Kashmir. Till mid-summer, the feeling was one of peace with tourism in full swing, hotels fully booked and flights packed with tourists. Suddenly it began to change. In June ISIS and Pakistani flags made an appearance once again. The last time when ISIS flags appeared in Srinagar was in June last year.Recent incidents ...
By Krishna N. Das and Manoj Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Punjab National Bank (PNB), India's fourth-largest state lender by assets, could take control of some of the country's most heavily indebted steel companies and sell them on as part of a restructuring backed by New Delhi, bank officials said. PNB, a quarter of whose nearly $4 billion portfolio of steel loans is stressed, is considering taking ...
By Renee Maltezou and Francesco Guarascio ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Conflicting statements and denials flew between Athens and Brussels on Tuesday in a war of nerves highlighting the depth of mutual mistrust over a new round of negotiations on an 86 billion euro bailout that started this week. Any hope of a fresh start in fraught relations between Greece's leftist government, purged of its most ...
The West Bengal health department, along with the UNICEF, launched an Intensified Diarrhea Control Fortnight (IDCF) at Budge Budge area in South 24-Parganas district on Monday.The event will be observed till Aug 8. One of the primary reasons of the increase in infant mortality rate in our state is due to diarrhea. In this fourteen days long awareness campaign our main focus will be to educated ...
Lyon, France, July 28 (IBNS) Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced on Tuesday that new data analyses published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) provide a comprehensive picture of the potential public health impact of vaccinating endemic populations from pre-adolescence to adulthood against dengue.Not only is this the largest population at risk of dengue globally, ...
"We are not just Americans, but citizens of Earth." —@StationCDRKelly http://t.co/eOShEche3z pic.twitter.com/nGPsTVC4Hh— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 20, 2015 Washington: Clicked from 1.6 million kms away in space, a NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has returned its first stunning view of the entire sun-lit side of Earth. DSCOVR is equipped with the Earth ...
Checking in at the reception desk at the Henn na Hotel in Sasebo, Japan - Photo by Akio Kon pic.twitter.com/7ZlBZ5g9Sp— Bloomberg Photos (@BloombergPhotos) July 15, 2015 Tokyo: A hotel in Japan almost entirely run by robots has opened its doors to the public. The 72-room Henn na Hotel - whose name means "weird" - will offer a different experience to visitors at Huis Ten Bosch, an amusement park ...
By Liana B. Baker, Greg Roumeliotis and Mike Stone (Reuters) - Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school and university classrooms, is exploring a sale that it hopes could value it at as much as $3 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Blackboard's majority owner, private equity firm Providence Equity Partners LLC, has ...
New Delhi, Jul 13 (PTI) With a view to taking forward NDA government's Skill India campaign, the railways will provide space and manpower for the carrying out of skill development programmes across the country.The public transporter will sign an MoU with the Skill Development Ministry tomorrow to firm up the National Skill Development Mission, a senior railway ministry official said. "We will provide ...
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