Everything you need to know about Mary Land: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Mary Land: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Sonamarg/Ganderbal, May 24 (IANS) Thanks to the skyrocketing land prices in the countryside, Kashmiri villagers are basking in their newfound financial affluence, caring little for the land of their ancestors that are being sold to buy modern-day luxuries.
Singapore, May 23 (IANS) The death of a 32-year-old Indian-origin man while in police custody in Malaysia has now been classified as a murder.
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A global team of scientists has completed the largest sequencing study of human disease to date, investigating the genetic basis of six autoimmune diseases.
Washington, May 22 (ANI): The decisions about where to live and how to get from home to work happen simultaneously, a research has suggested.
New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will present the report card of UPA-II today in which he is expected to list the schemes such as Direct Benefit Transfer and FDI in retail.
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) global development centre in suburban Goregaon east here Tuesday.
Tokyo, May 21 (ANI): "The Land of the Rising Sun" - Japan - attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world.
Washington, May 21 (ANI): American singer Mary J. Blige has been slapped with a 3.4-million-dollar bill by Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Washington, May 21 (ANI): A study has claimed that exposure to traffic during the prenatal period is associated with an increased risk of respiratory infection being developed in young children by the age of 3.
Washington, May 20 (ANI): A new study looks to the past to learn about the future of tropical climate change, and our ability to simulate it with numerical models.
London, May 20 (ANI): Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas has said that it is necessary for them to keep a tight hold on star winger Gareth Bale so that the club can reach the top four 'Holy Land' in the Premier League next season.
Paris, May 20 (ANI): To promote India as a " Filming Destination", Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi will inaugurate incredible India exhibition at the 66th Cannes film festival in France today.
Shanghai, May 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva won her first competition of the season by jumping 4.70 metres at the Diamond League meeting here.
* The Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011 is meant to replace the Land Acquisition Act, 1894.
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) While political consensus on the land acquisition bill, hailed as one of the most important reform measures, has been worked out, civil society activists are unhappy with its provisions and say it will lead to "corporatization" of land. They also say it lacks provisions for rehabilitating the displaced.
Film: "Epic"; Voices: Amanda Seyfried, Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz, Aziz Ansari, Steven Tyler, Jason Sudeikis, Pitbull, Judah Friedlander, Blake Anderson, Chris O'Dowd, Emma Kenney, and Jason Harris; Director: Chris Wedge; Rating: *** 1/2
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors Wednesday reported a 7.02 percent decline in group global sales in April, which stood at 81,241 units from 87,377 units sold in the corresponding month of 2012.
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Terming the land acquisition and food security bills "far too important", union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Tuesday said they needed to be debated in parliament.
Patna, May 14 (IANS) The Bihar Human Rights Commission has ordered a probe into the non-payment of salaries of some revenue clerks for six months, an official said Tuesday.
Washington, May 14 (IANS) US police are looking for a 19-year-old man identified as a suspect in the Mother's Day parade shooting in New Orleans, the largest city in Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal's state of Louisiana, that injured 19 people.
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Tata Motors' British luxury car unit Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Monday opened a new engineering test centre in Dubai to conduct extreme hot weather vehicle research, testing and development.
Delhi Chief Minister. Sheila Dikshit has interacted with the MPs and MLAs on the issues related to unauthorized colonies, section 81 of the Delhi Land Rules, extension of Lal Dora and overlapping jurisdiction of police and other agencies in the presence of UD
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Neetu Singh and Ranbir Kapoor were voted as India's most popular mother-son and Tanuja-Kajol as best mom-daughter team in an online poll conducted by Shaadi.com.
Milan, May 10 (IANS/EFE) The economic and financial reforms implemented to deal with the financial crisis must have the support of "the majority of the political parties" in Spain, Spanish Business Council for Competitiveness, or CEC, executive director Fernando Casado said.
New York, May 9 (IANS) Amanda Bynes, who is soon to launch a clothing line, thinks singer Justin Bieber dresses well.
Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday assured industrialists of speedy clearance of land for industries and promised to solve issues related to infrastructure within a specific timeframe.
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Results from a 14-year long study has indicated that fast food restaurant menus have only modestly increased nutritious offerings, and much improvement is still needed.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other opposition parties of stalling the passage of key bills in Parliament, Congress Party spokesman Sandeep Dikshit on Tuesday warned that any further delay could affect the socio-economic welfare of the people of the country.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary Party, which met here on Tuesday said that it would support the government in passing the Food Security Bill 2011 and the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011 provided Union Law and Justice Minister Ashwani Kumar and Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal are asked to step down from their respective offices.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) As the government tried to debate the Food Bill in the Lok Sabha Monday, opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said they would not allow any important bill to be passed amidst the din.
Aizawl, May 4 (IANS) The Planning Commission has asked the Mizoram government to create an investor-friendly environment to promote handloom, handicrafts, food and bamboo based industries in the northeastern state using locally available resources, an official said here Saturday.
London, May 3 (IANS) "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has described "Frankenstein" as one of the best scripts that he has ever read.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): The government on Friday ruled out the sine die adjournment of Parliament before the scheduled end of the Budget Session, and expressed its determination to go ahead with key bills, including the Food Security Bill and the Land Acquisition Bill.
Film: "Mud"; Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon, Sam Shepard, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon; Director: Jeff Nichols; Rating: ***
Panaji, May 2 (IANS) Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in Goa are "out of question" now, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Thursday, adding that over 38 lakh square metres of land given to seven SEZ promoters would be taken back.
Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry's father gets emotional whenever he sees her perform because he feels people are "loving and worshipping the wrong thing".
London, May 02(ANI): Katy Perry's own father has branded the pop star as a "devil child."
Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Singers Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon renewed their wedding vows in Disneyland, and the entire entertainment destination here was reportedly shut down for their special day.
London, May. 1 (ANI): Anne Bronte, sister of Charlotte and Emily, has been given a new gravestone after 164 years to correct a mistake in the original.
Washington, May 1(ANI): Economic changes have the greatest impact on reducing family size, and thus slowing population growth, compared to other factors, according to a recent study by a University of Missouri anthropologist.
New York, May 1 (ANI): An ancient limestone tablet covered with a mysterious Hebrew text that features the archangel Gabriel is being exhibited in Jerusalem.
Beijing, Apr. 26 (Xinhua-ANI): China successfully sent high-definition earth observation satellite "Gaofen-1" into space at 12:13 p.m. Beijing time on Friday, announced the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND).
Moscow, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A man from Russia's Chelyabinsk city has changed his name to Yeshua Ben Maryam Al-Masih, which means in Hebrew "Jesus Son of Mary, Messiah".
Chennai, April 25 (IANS) Four women died in a fire that broke out in a commercial complex in Coimbatore Thursday morning, police said.
Paris, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Spain must maintain its "push for reform" despite the short-term impact that effort entails, Fernando Casado, executive director of the Spanish Business Council for Competitiveness, or CEC, and economist Jose Manuel Campa said in the French capital Wednesday.
New Delhi, Apr. 24 (ANI): Finance Minister P. Chidambaram today said that India would limit the fiscal deficit for 2013-14 to below 4.8 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Vatican City, April 24 (IANS/AKI) Six million people are now tracking Pope Francis on his Twitter account @pontifex.
Sydney, Apr 23 (ANI): Come August, and the new poster car for the electric vehicle Venturi VBB-3 will take to the famous Bonneville salt flats, with the aim of shattering its own record.
Sydney, Apr. 22 (ANI): China-based Icona Design and Engineering has unveiled the Vulcano at the Shanghai motor show.
New Delhi, April 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday urged all Members of Parliament to allow the House to function during the second half of the Budget Session, even as the opposition sought to disrupt proceedings over issues such as the coal allocation and 2G spectrum allocation scams, besides rising crimes against women.
* The National Food Security Bill gives the right to food to around 67 percent of India's 1.2 billion population. It provides five kg grain per person per month - rice @ Rs.3 per kg, wheat @ Rs.2 per kg and coarse grains @ Re.1 per kg. The bill will add Rs.20,000 crore to the current Rs.1 lakh crore food subsidy.
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Chimpanzees use a mixture of passionate gestures, vocalizations and even sign language to get their points across with each other and with humans, a new study has found.
New Delhi, Apr. 19 (ANI): UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi held a strategy meeting with senior leaders here on Friday ahead of the second phase of Parliament's Budget Session beginning on Monday.
Extreme smelliness is the next big thing in movies. Modules containing 1,000 smells are being bolted to the backs of cinema chairs. Computerized smell-releasers recreate the aromatic pongs of whatever you see on the screen, as tiny motors shake your chair and tiny sprays spurt liquid in your face.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The government Thursday achieved a breakthrough when it reached a "broad consensus" on the land acquisition bill, paving the way for its introduction in parliament in the second half of the current budget session, which resumes Monday.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The government said Thursday there was broad consensus on the land acquisition bill, paving the way for its introduction in parliament in the second half of the budget session, resuming Monday.
New Delhi, Apr. 18 (ANI): Political parties have agreed to bring the Land Acquisition Bill in second half of Parliament's Budget Session beginning on Monday.
Zurich, April 18 (IANS/EFE) A new focus on exports - now 30 percent of Spain's GDP - as opposed to construction is crucial to the turnaround underway in the country's economic cycle, the executive director of Spain's Business Council for Competitiveness, or CEC, said Wednesday in Switzerland.
The UPA Government has called an all-party meeting in Delhi on Thursday to come to a common consent on the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011.
New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): The UPA Government has convened an all-party meeting here today to evolve a consensus on the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill 2011.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A day before an all-party meeting on the land acquisition bill, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday met leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) who have opposed the bill in its present form.
London, Apr 17 (Xinhua-ANI): The funeral of Margaret Thatcher, the first female British prime minister, started 11 a.m. local time on Wednesday at the St. Paul's Cathedral.
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Hollywood star Matt Damon, who won an Academy Award for the 'Good Will Hunting' screenplay he co-wrote with Ben Affleck, has said that he has to work with a partner on his writing projects because he "can't do it" alone.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Dalit land rights activists Friday said they would start a two-day agitation in the national capital beginning Saturday to press for their various demands.
Washington, April 12 (IANS/EFE) Spain will emerge from the current crisis with a much healthier economy, Spanish power giant Iberdrola's CEO, Jose Ignacio Sanchez Galan, said Thursday during an event at Harvard University.
Washington, April 12(ANI): The way our hands look today has been shaped by our behaviour over millions of years, say scientists.
Washington, April 11(ANI): Those looking to land a husband should make sure that you don't criticize him, encourage him to try new things, or speak your mind, according to a retro dating movie 'Choosing For Happiness.'
Book: "The Lost Fragrance"; Author: Amit Dasgupta; Published by: Wisdom Tree; Price: Rs.195.
New York, April 10 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish Business Council for Competitiveness, or CEC, embarks this week on a tour of several US cities during which it will explain the opportunities offered by Spain's economy to international investors.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Consensus eluded an all-party meeting on the land acquisition bill Tuesday, forcing the government to fix another meeting April 18. A minister said there "was a little progress" at the discussion during the day.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Consensus eluded an all-party meeting on the land acquisition bill Tuesday, forcing the government to fix another meeting April 18.
New Delhi, Apr 9 (ANI): An all party meet convened to reach a consensus on the Land Acquisition Bill remained inconclusive on Tuesday with no headway being made at all.
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Nearly 360 acres of prime land in Gurgaon has landed in the hands of private colonizers and developers, thanks to "poor planning" of the Haryana government.
Washington, Apr. 9 (ANI): Newborn babies' immune system development and levels of vitamin D have been found to vary according to the month in which they were born, according to a new research co-authored by an Indian-origin researcher.
Chandigarh, April 8 (IANS) The main opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in Haryana Monday demanded a probe by a sitting Supreme Court judge into all land deals done by the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government.
Washington, Apr. 5 (ANI): A controversial Fox News host has sparked anger for saying that there was 'some indication' that 'Jesus may have been gay'.
Washington, April 5 (ANI): Though they have tiny brains, bees are smart enough to pick out the most attractive flowers by watching other bees and learning from their behaviour, scientists have found.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said the Indian government's "quiet diplomacy" stood vindicated in the row with Italy and worked in taking a balanced line on Sri Lanka despite pressure to take a far tougher stance. He also maintained that Prime Manmohan Singh might still go to Pakistan if he had a "sense of comfort" that such a visit will result in a "substantive engagement" and "delivery".
Shillong, March 31 (IANS) Christians in Meghalaya Sunday joined their brethren the world over in celebrating Easter.
London, Mar 31 (ANI): The marriage between Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine Hozier almost never took place, because the bride-to-be threatened to call off the engagement after her fiance went on holiday with a former girlfriend in Scotland.
New York, March 31 (ANI): Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has reportedly signed a bill that permits livestock owners to slaughter horses for food as long as their processing plants are authorized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, on Friday.
Washington, March 31 (ANI): Angelina Jolie has reportedly been discharged of allegations of copyright infringement by a federal judge, saying she didn't steal the story for her movie 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' from a Croatian author.
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China plans to build two new research stations in Antarctica by 2015 and site inspections are already being conducted by an expedition team, authorities said.
New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): Good Friday, or the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified, is being observed by Christians across the world.
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China will launch its first satellite for a high-resolution system for Earth observation in April, a government agency said Thursday.
Los Angeles, March 28 (IANS) Singer-actress Beyonce Knowles, who has lent her voice to the queen's character in new animated film "Epic", says she always wanted to be a part of the project.
London, March 28 (ANI): Taking a step forward in the fight against cancer, researchers have for the first time mapped telomerase, an enzyme which has a kind of rejuvenating effect on normal cell ageing.
New Delhi, Mar. 26 (ANI): Inspectors and Superintendents of Central Excise will observe a countywide three-day strike from March 29 to 31 against the apathetic and indifferent attitude of the concerned authorities with regard to their promotional avenues, pay matters and working conditions.
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Facebook is now planning to offer its users the ability to reply directly to others in comment sections, or in simple words, users can start conversation threads.
London, March 26 (IANS) Hollywood actress Blake Lively is in talks to play legendary musician Freddie Mercury's former girlfriend Mary Austin in the forthcoming biopic about the late Queen singer.
London, March 25 (ANI): Teachers are blaming timid parents for breeding a generation of rowdy schoolchildren, according to a new survey.
London, March 24 (ANI): Children as young as five are resorting to violence in class as poor parenting leads to a rise in aggressive behaviour at school, according to a survey.
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A Catholic primary school in Australia has come out with a new classroom design, which look more like the Star Trek ship Enterprise than a traditional school setting, to help educate a new generation of smart students.
London, March 24 (ANI): Sacha Baron Cohen is reportedly busy taking up singing lessons as he is getting ready to play the role of the flamboyant singer Freddie Mercury in a new film.
London, Mar. 21 (ANI): Daniel Day-Lewis has reportedly been cast as Celtic football club founder Brother Walfrid in a new movie.
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory point to the origin of a famous supernova, discovered in 1604 by Johannes Kepler.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi, who made her debut with Anurag Kashyap's "Gangs of Wasseypur", has bought her first car, a Land Rover.
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Skull pieces of an early human buried for 100,000 years at Xujiayao in the Nihewan Basin of northern China exhibit a now-rare congenital deformation that indicates inbreeding might well have been common among our ancestors.
London, Mar 15 (ANI): Pork DNA has reportedly been found in halal chicken sausages served in a primary school in central London.
Rome, March 15 (IANS/EFE) Pope Francis Thursday ventured out of the Vatican for the first time as pontiff, visiting Rome's Basilica of St. Mary Major to pray privately.