Jun 04

India’s forex reserves dips marginally to $360.19 bn

Chennai: India’s foreign exchange reserves dipped marginally to $360.19 billion as on May 27, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said. According to the foreign exchange data released by RBI, the foreign exchange reserves stood at $360.19 billion as on May 27, as against $360.90 billion as on May 20. On May 27, the

Obese toddlers consume larger meals but don’t eat more often

London: Obese infants consume larger mealsbut do not eat more frequently than healthy toddlers, a new study has found. Hayley Syrad from University of London in the UK and colleagues used parent- reported intake for 2564 children aged 4-18 months to study meal size and meal frequency in relation to weight. They found that overweight

US warns China against building ‘Great Wall of Self-zisolation’

Washington: US Defence Secretary Ash Carter has warned China against aggression in the South China Sea, saying the nation is bucking positive regional cooperation in Asia in pursuit of its own ambitions. Carter made the remarks on Friday at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, an annual conference addressing security

Hello India, Africa’s $1 tn agriculture sector seeks suitors

Accra: Here’s a heaven-sent opportunity for Indian investors: Africa’s $1 trillion agriculture sector is seeking suitors and a report has already been drawn up on how India can benefit. “The agricultural sector is regarded as one of the most critical industries for the African continent due to economic potential and is projected to become a

Facebook is disabling messaging in its mobile web app

New York: Social media giant Facebook is removing the messaging capability from its mobile web application to push people to Messenger, a media report has said. According to the report in tech website, Techcrunch.com, the company served notice to the users saying, “Your conversations are moving to Messenger”. For now, the users can skip the

Farmer commits suicide; 13 relatives booked for abetment

Nashik: A 45-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in a jungle in Saptashrungi Devi Gad locality here following which 13 persons were booked on abetment charge, police said today. The farmer, identified as Sanjay Ramachandra Ahire, a resident of Wakhari village, hanged himself from a tree on June 2, Police

Farmer commits suicide; 13 relatives booked for abetment

Nashik: A 45-year-old farmer allegedlycommitted suicide by hanging himself from a tree in a jungle in Saptashrungi Devi Gad locality here following which 13 persons were booked on abetment charge, police said today. The farmer, identified as Sanjay Ramachandra Ahire, a resident of Wakhari village, hanged himself from a tree on June 2, Police Inspector

Two policemen shot dead in Anantnag

Srinagar: Striking for a second time in lessthan 24 hours in South Kashmir, militants today killed two police personnel in poll-bound Anantnag from where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is contesting. In a targeted action against security personnel, suspected militants opened fire at a police party in the main bus stand in Anantnag at 11.20 AM

NASA astronaut to step into expandable space habitat on Monday

Washington: NASA astronaut Jeff Williams on Monday will enter the first human-rated expandable habitat deployed in space, a technology that could prove beneficial for deep space exploration and commercial low-Earth orbit applications, the US space agency said. Williams and the NASA and Bigelow Aerospace teams working at Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Lucknow and Moscow: How the two cities deal with traffic violators

Moscow: Comparisons between Lucknow – capital of India’s most populous state – and Moscow – capital of the world’s largest country – don’t come easy. Differences between the two are umpteen – but this one caught my eye over the others. Breaking traffic rules comes easily to us in Uttar Pradesh. Incidents happen, find a

Why target me? I’m doing my job: Hema Malini

Mathura: Veteran actress-politician Hema Malini has lashed out at media reports and people who criticised her over posting images from a film’s shoot on social media while Mathura was engulfed by violence and tension. She says being a “sincere” person, she is doing her job and feels that people are “diverting attention from the main issue”.

Modi in Afghanistan’s Herat to inaugurate Salma Dam

Herat (Afghanistan):  Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Afghanistan city of Herat on Saturday where he will inaugurate along with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani the Afghan-India Friendship Dam, also known as Salma Dam, rebuilt with Indian assistance. “Beginning with Afghanistan. PM arrives in Herat to launch Afghan-India Friendship Dam,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas

The Greatest is gone: Daily Post India tribute to Muhammad Ali

Arguably the greatest sportsman of all times, boxing legend Muhammad Ali is no more. Ali’s fame transcended sport during a remarkable heavyweight boxing career that spanned three decades. He had been hospitalized in the Phoenix, Arizona, area with a respiratory ailment this week. Born as Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr, Ali began training for a boxing career

UN expresses concern over killing of Congolese in India

United Nations: In the wake of the killing of a Congolese national in India and a spate of attacks on African students in recent days, the UN has voiced concern over the incidents saying it encourages tolerance and inclusivity in every country. “Well, we would be concerned of any information if that were the case. But…what

Former mentor UCLA gunman targeted had helped him graduate

Los Angeles: The kindly professor whom the gunman blamed for his ruin had, in truth, quietly seen to his academic success. As a shy graduate student struggling to secure his Ph.D., Mainak Sarkar had bristled at the doubts expressed by professors at UCLA’s engineering department. His dissertation, they told him, simply was not good enough.

Google teaching its driverless car to honk

New York: Software giant Google, in its Self-Driving Car Project’s latest monthly report, has said that it has been experimenting with horn algorithms in the vehicle. The company is experimenting with the algorithm by playing the horn inside the car to make sure the honking does not confuse other drivers. “It is also an important

‘Tiffin bomb’ explodes setting afire lorry

Madurai:  An Improvised Explosive Device,packed in a tiffin box, exploded on Vaigai river bank here setting ablaze a stationary lorry, police said today. The IED, which exploded last night at around 10 PM, was not a powerful one and no one was injured in the incident, they said. The vehicle was partially damaged. It was

Woman kills husband, son; commits suicide

Nagpur: A 25-year-old woman allegedly killed her husband and child and then committed suicide in Timki locality of the city, police said today. Nisha slit her husband and son’s throat with a sharp weapon and then ended her life in the wee hours of yesterday, they said. The incident came to light last evening when

Rousseff’s defence team to file petitions

Brasilia: The defence team for Brazil’s suspended president Dilma Rousseff said that it will file four petitions in the Supreme Federal Court on the impeachment process against her. Defence team head Jose Eduardo Cardozo said at a press conference on Friday that the petitions would be filed before Ricardo Lewandowski, Chief Justice of the Supreme

Nine US soldiers die in training mishap

Houston: Four US soldiers who were missing after their vehicle overturned in flood waters during a training exercise at the Fort Hood military post were found dead, taking the death toll from the accident to nine. The toll had stood at five early yesterday, but later in the day Fort Hood deputy commander Maj Gen