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Parrikar comes to RS; Cong MPs protests

New Delhi: The presence of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in the Rajya Sabha today evoked sharp reactions from Congress members who raised slogans against him and even trooped into Well of House in protest. Parrikar, who was sworn in as the Goa chief minister earlier this month, walked in during the Zero Hour when

CAG raps Meghalaya govt for failure to implement RTE

Shillong: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has rapped the Meghalaya government for its failure to implement the Right To Education Act, 2009, resulting in underutilisation of funds of over Rs 900 crore, shortage of nearly 1700 teachers and appointment of over 70 per cent untrained staff. In its report tabled in the just concluded

Girls of residential school forced to strip by Principal

Muzaffarnagar: A group of girls at a residential school here were allegedly threatened and forced to strip by the Principal, following which an inquiry has been ordered into the incident. According to a complaint filed by the parents of the victims, the students of Kasturba Gandhi Residential School at Digri village were yesterday forced to

324 deaths due to rabies since 2014: Govt

New Delhi: A total of 324 people have died due to rabies since 2014, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Responding to a question during Question Hour, Health Minister J P Nadda said while 125 deaths were reported in 2014, 113 people died due to rabies in 2015. The provisional figures of such deaths in

Trump set for action on trade gaps with China,India and others

Washington:President Donald Trump is set tosign executive orders instructing his administration to examine the cause of trade imbalances with over 15 countries, including China and India. The announcement, which would come just days ahead of Trump’s first meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, is widely seen as targeting China. However, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross,

6 killed, 38 injured in blast in northwest Pak

Peshawar:At least six people were killed and38 others injured today in a suicide blast at a market in restive northwest Pakistan’s Kurram Agency. The bomber blew himself up in Parachinar’s Shandak Bazaar.The blast left at least six people dead and 38 others injured, officials said. The condition of many of the injured people was said

Gaikwad made 3 failed bids to fly Air India using alias

New Delhi:Barred from flying by domestic airlines and booked by police for assaulting an Air India staffer, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad has tried at least thrice to book a seat on the national carrier, using a new alias each time. Earlier this week, a staff member of the Sena politician dialled Air India’s call

Kohli’s friendship comment said in heat of moment: Warne

Melbourne:Spin legend Shane Warne says hewould be disappointed if Indian captain Virat Kohli did not rethink his “heat of the moment” comment on friendship with the Australian cricketers. At the end of one of the most bitterly-fought but intense Test series in recent times, Kohli had stated that he would no longer be friends with

Twitter allows more room in users’ replies

San Francisco:Giving its over 300 million users more room to reply to other people’s tweets, Twitter has announced that it will not count usernames towards 140-character limit. “Now, when you reply to someone or a group, those @usernames won’t count toward your Tweet’s 140 characters,” Sasank Reddy, Product Manager at Twitter, said in a blog

Old notes of Rs 92 lakh face value seized; two held

Hyderabad: Two persons were today arrested here for allegedly trying to exchange demonetised currency notes with face value of over Rs 92.3 lakh, police said. The duo was arrested under Karkhana police station limits here and scrapped notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations were seized from them, police said. Earlier, the city police

Most of Mars’ atmosphere was lost to space: NASA

Washington: Solar wind and radiation were responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could have supported life billions of years ago into a frigid desert world, new results from NASA have revealed. “We’ve determined that most of the gas ever present in the Mars atmosphere has been lost to space,”

Paul Walker was the best guy: Jordana Brewster

Los Angeles: The entire cast of “The Fast andthe Furious” series may have remained incredibly close over the years but its one of the leads, Jordana Brewster, says no one will ever be able to fill the void Paul Walker has left. Walker made his last appearance in the film’s seventh installment, “Furious 7”. His

Game of Thrones’ season 7 teaser out

Los Angeles, Mar 31 (PTI) The much awaited first teaserof the seventh season of “Game of Thrones” has been unveiled.The video titled “Long Walk” shows various contenders for the Iron Throne appearing to gear up for battle. The teaser of the HBO fantasy series shows Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen moving towards their

Navratra diet: Restaurants shift to healthier low-calorie dishes

New Delhi:When it comes to “fasting” during the Navratras, people usually opt for puris, pakoras and sweets, but keeping in mind the health-conscious generation, restaurants in different Indian cities have experimented with innovative and alternative low-calorie dishes to cater to the tastes of the new age devout. Ashish Ugal, Executive Sous Chef of the capital’s

17.57 lakh acres defence land in the country: Govt

New Delhi: The total extent of defence land in the country is about 17.57 lakh acres, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said today. Bhamre said in Lok Sabha that of the total defence land, the largest chunk of 3,73,040 acres is in Rajasthan, followed by 1,02,257 acres in Madhya Pradesh, 67,464 acres in

Sushma appreciates release of Indians in South Sudan

New Delhi:External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday appreciated the efforts of Indian envoy in South Sudan, Srikumar Menon, in the release of two Indian engineers abducted there by rebels earlier in March. “I am happy to inform about the release of two Indian nationals Midhun and Edward who were abducted in South Sudan. I

Higher dose of Vitamin C may cut duration of cold

London:Suffering from common cold? Take larger doses of Vitamin C, which may significantly help in reducing the duration of the viral infection, a study shows. The findings showed that people who consumed six-eight grams of Vitamin C per day during their cold helped them reduce its duration. Vitamin C administration does not decrease the average

Justin Bieber spotted with a mystery woman after Brazilian gig

Los Angeles:Pop star Justin Bieber wasspotted cuddling up to a mystery brunette after his concert in Brazil. The 23-year-old singer had his arm draped around the girl’s shoulder after stepping out from a party at the Hotel Fosano in Rio De Janeiro, reported HollywoodLife. The mystery woman was reported to be Luciana Chamone, who was

Solar wind stripped Mars of its atmosphere: NASA

Washington:Solar wind and radiationstripped the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could have supported life billions of years ago into a frigid desert world, according to NASA scientists. “We’ve determined that most of the gas ever present in the Mars atmosphere has been lost to space,” said Bruce Jakosky, principal investigator for NASA’s

AB to lead if Kohli is unavailable, Rahul set to miss

Bengaluru: A B de Villiers is likely to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in the initial phase of Indian Premier League 10 in case Virat Kohli fails to recover from a shoulder injury. Another bad news for RCB could be KL Rahul’s unavailability, also due to a shoulder injury. Team sources said the India opener will