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Thiruvananthapuram: Everest conqueror at UST Global

Oct 18, 2013 at 20:37 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

Gary Guller, who scaled the Mount Everest, author and motivational speaker, addressed employees of UST Global here on Thursday. Guller spoke at length on how he led a cross-disability group to scale Mt Everest on May 23, 2003. Not willing to rest on...

Toyota recalls 885,000 vehicles to fix water leak risk

Oct 18, 2013 at 12:42 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

Toyota has said it was recalling 885,000 vehicles worldwide to fix a problem with air conditioning equipment that could cause a leak that could affect air bags. Toyota yesterday said the recall was for model years 2012 and 2013 of its Camry, Camry H...

Toyota to recall 885,000 vehicles

Oct 18, 2013 at 07:27 | Source: BBC

Toyota is recalling 885,000 vehicles to fix a problem that could cause a water leak from the air conditioning unit. It said water could leak into the airbag control module, causing a short circuit and illuminate a warning light. In some cases airbags...

Mumbaikars least aware of stroke, how to deal with it

Oct 18, 2013 at 07:27 | Source: DNA India

Thirty-eight-year-old Thane resident Samir Shah (name changed) lost his ability to speak and his limbs were paralysed after he suffered a brain stroke. This happened because he failed to seek treatment within the first two hours of the attack. Accord...

University of Hyderabad to create facilities for students with disabilities

Oct 17, 2013 at 23:37 | Source: The Hindu BusinessLine

Students and staff with disabilities studying or working in the University of Hyderabad will get some facilities, to make their campus life a bit more easier. As per a new plan, 18 lifts will be installed in the 15 buildings, including academic, lib...

US government employees head back to work

Oct 17, 2013 at 18:22 | Source: BBC

Hundreds of thousands of US government employees are heading back to work after President Barack Obama signed a law ending a 16-day government shutdown and extending the US debt limit. The cross-party deal came hours before the US government risked r...

Bombay HC more than doubles relief for disabled driver

Oct 17, 2013 at 11:42 | Source: DNA India

The Bombay HC on Wednesday enhanced the compensation awarded to a driver who suffered permanent disability in an accident, from Rs1.8 lakh to Rs4.87 lakh. While increasing the compensation of Sanjay Sule, 37, justice AP Bhangale observed: The wage he...

dna exclusive: Family hurt in mishap comes home after 33 days, thanks timely aid

Oct 17, 2013 at 10:22 | Source: DNA India

On the Ganesh immersion day last month, a family of three on their way home were knocked down from their motorcycle and critically injured. Jayesh Bhanushali (29) suffered a fracture on his right hand. His wife Leena (25), who was pregnant, nearly lo...

U.S. default could pay off for bond investors

Oct 16, 2013 at 19:47 | Source: Market Watch

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — With the U.S. government toying with default, Congress looks like the gang that couldn’t spend straight. The irony is that obstinate elected officials might be just what bond investors need to avoid their own painfu...

The shutdown: 5 things worse than closing a park

Oct 16, 2013 at 16:17 | Source: Market Watch

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The people who brought you the government shutdown would like you to think that it’s no big deal, that they can furlough several hundred thousand workers and cut off a big chunk of the government’s services without a...

If Narendra Modi is role model, why's Gujarat behind Maharashtra?, asks RR Patil

Oct 16, 2013 at 07:47 | Source: DNA India

Home Minister RR Patil on Tuesday lambasted Modi, asking that if he is looked at as a role model for development, then why Gujarat is behind Maharashtra in terms of literacy rate and GDP growth. The state of Gujarat is ahead not because of Narendra M...

Google to add user photo to ads

Oct 13, 2013 at 04:47 | Source: DomainB

Google yesterday said it would start including recommendations made by Google users in its advertisements. The new policy is set to take effect from 11 November.Users could work on Google to rate some product or service, which the company behind t...

Efforts to delay ageing better investments than advances in cancer, heart disease

Oct 12, 2013 at 21:52 | Source: DomainB

On the heels of an announcement from Google that the company's next startup, Calico, will tackle the science of ageing, a new study shows that research to delay ageing and the infirmities of old age would have better population health and economic r...

Why can't hearing impaired get driving licence, asks HC

Oct 11, 2013 at 12:07 | Source: DNA India

The Bombay HC on Thursday issued notice to the state government, transport commissioner and the RTO in Pune asking them to file reply to a petition submitted by an employee of the Sasoon Hospital, Pune. Petitioner Amit Tribhuvan s application for get...

Textiles Ministry for restoration of FMS to cotton, cotton yarn exporters

Oct 10, 2013 at 13:32 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: The Textiles Ministry today said it will soon ask the Commerce Ministry to restore the export incentives under the Focus Market Scheme (FMS) given to cotton and cotton yarn exporters. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) was of...

Australia bike gang violence poses 'growing menace'

Oct 10, 2013 at 09:42 | Source: BBC

A smouldering feud between motorcycle gangs in Australia is a step away from an all-out war, according to one of the country's most senior former police officers. In recent weeks there have been multiple shootings in Sydney blamed on the gangs. ...

Offensive 'mental' to be dropped from names of Maha hospitals

Oct 10, 2013 at 08:22 | Source: DNA India

Never mind what Shakespeare said, but there s a lot in a name, after all. So believes the state health department which has decided to change the names of four state hospitals treating mental illnesses so as to drop the word mental from the names. In...

10 things you should know about the US debt ceiling

Oct 09, 2013 at 18:50 | Source: FirstPost

The American government is staring at a big problem ahead. Come 17 October, and it will hit the debt ceiling set by the American Congress. If this happens it will have global implications. Given that, it is important to understand what the debt ceili...

10 things you should know about the American debt ceiling

Oct 09, 2013 at 16:01 | Source: FirstPost

The American government is staring at a big problem ahead. Come 17 October, and it will hit the debt ceiling set by the American Congress. If this happens it will have global implications. Given that, it is important to understand what the debt ceili...

Indian media: Job quota for disabled people

Oct 09, 2013 at 15:07 | Source: BBC

Media in India are welcoming a landmark Supreme Court order that ensures equal opportunities for disabled citizens in government jobs. The court has ordered the centre and the state governments to implement within three months an 18-year-old law that...

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