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Daily Archives: 6th September 2019

Mamata writes to Modi, opposes merger of banks

Kolkata: Urging the Centre not to 'deprive' her state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi opposing the decision...

Sonia to decide Cong plans on Mahatma’s 150th anniversary

New Delhi: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has called a meeting of all party leaders on September 12 to discuss the party's week-long programme on...

Kerala opposition asks CM to resolve Muthoot strike

Thiruvananthapuram: Leader of opposition in Kerala and senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Friday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to resolve the ongoing strike called...

Pope Francis slams corruption, wraps up Mozambique visit

Maputo: Pope Francis on Friday ended a visit to Mozambique with a mass denouncing corruption in the worlds poorest nations and called for reconciliation because...

Kartarpur: Pak to add religious tourism category to online visa

Islamabad: Pakistan's Interior Ministry has decided to add a religious tourism category to the online visa system for Sikh pilgrims looking to apply for visas...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in China

Beijing: German Chancellor Angela Merkel was welcomed by Premier Li Keqiang here on Friday amid calls for her to take a stronger line on China's...

UK House of Lords approves bill to block no-deal Brexit

London: The United Kingdom's upper house of Parliament on Friday passed a bill that will force Boris Johnson's Conservative Party government to seek a Brexit...

Motorsports has potential to be a mass sport in India: Gaurav Gill

New Delhi: Gaurav Gill believes that motorsports has the potential to become a mass sport in India. The 37-year-old rally car, who recently became the...

Payas assured of silver, enters final in TT meet

New Delhi: Seventh-seed Payas Jain stormed into the Cadet Boys singles final of the 25th Asian Junior and Cadet Championships when he felled South Korean...

Views on casual sex may put your marriage at risk: Report

New York: An individual's premarital views about uncommitted sex, such as one-night stands or casual sex, may make it more difficult to remain blissfully married,...

The first level of selection of Indian astronauts for Mission Gaganyaan has been completed

Bengaluru: The first level of selection of Indian astronauts for Mission Gaganyaan has been completed at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine here, the Indian Air...

Preserve Town Hall, showcase legacy: Himachal HC

Shimla: Nearly a year after Shimla's British-era Town Hall was reconstructed in its original half-timbered Tudor style with the Asian Development Bank's funding of Rs...

Justice D.K. Jain, appointed by NCLAT to oversee the IL&FS resolution process

New Delhi: Justice D.K. Jain, appointed by NCLAT to oversee the IL&FS resolution process, on Friday approved the transfer of the Gurgaon Rapid MetroRail to...

SC seeks govt’s response on plea on violence against doctors

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre, the Health Ministry and the Law Ministry on a petition seeking steps...

Arif Mohammad Khan sworn in as new Kerala Governor

Thiruvananathapuram: Former Union minister and veteran politician Arif Mohammad Khan was sworn in as the 24th Governor of Kerala on Friday.Chief Justice of the Kerala...

News Behind The Barbed Wire : Kashmir’s Information Blockade

Kashmir: “When life is at stake, credibility takes a back seat" Key findings: Curbs on the media and its implicationsSurveillance, informal ‘investigations’ and harassment of journalists...

Imran Khan seeks report card from ministers

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has started seeking accountability from his Ministers, as his office issued a 'red letter' to 27 Ministries over their...

Kerala HC directed the police to give protection to employees of Muthoot Finance

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday directed the state government and the police to give protection to employees of Muthoot Finance, a leading non-banking...

Sahitya Akademi awardee novelist Kiran Nagarkar passed away

Mumbai: Acclaimed English-Marathi journalist and writer Kiran Nagarkar died here on Thursday after a brief illness, family sources said. He was 77.He had been admitted...

Mohammad Nabi set to retire from Test cricket

Chittagong: Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will bring curtains down to his Test career after the ongoing one-off match against Bangladesh being played at the Zahur...

Commonwealth Games Federation gets new executive board

Kigali (Rwanda): The 2019 Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) General Assembly has elected members to the executive board and sports committee of the federation in Rwanda's...

Shailene Woodley helping to save oceans

Los Angeles: Actress Shailene Woodley is helping to save the oceans alongside Greenpeace, as she joined the charity on an expedition to the world's most...

Facebook Dating with Secret Crush feature launched in US

San Francisco: Facebook on Thursday launched its Dating feature in the US where users can choose to opt into Facebook Dating and create a dating...

Brad Pitt plans to step back from acting

Los Angeles:Actor Brad Pitt says he is planning to take a step back from acting to focus on his work with his production company...

Drinking coffee may protect against gallstones

London: In a treat to coffee lovers, researchers have found that drinking coffee may help in reducing the risk of developing gallstones."We have tested the...

Lahore Museum holds first-ever Sikh exhibition

Lahore: A first-ever Sikh exhibition is currently on display at the Lahore Museum which has been organised in connection with the 550th birth anniversary of...

Russian executive arrested in Italy on US charges

Washington The US Justice Department has said that Italian police arrested a top executive of Russia's state-owned aircraft-engine maker on American charges that he tried...

New Development Bank to provide Rs 6,000 crore loan to AP

Amaravati: The New Development Bank (NDB) is ready to sanction a Rs 6,000 crore loan to Andhra Pradesh.NDB Vice President N. Jong and Project Head...

ED notice to Amnesty for foreign exchange violation

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has issued a show-cause notice to global human rights Amnesty International's India chapter over an alleged violation of foreign exchange...

Government will restore 130 wetlands in next 5 years

New Delhi: The Union government has identified 130 wetlands in the country to be restored in the next five years, while to speed up the...

‘Solar leads decade of investment in renewable energy’

Nairobi: Global investment in new renewable energy capacity this decade -- 2010 to 2019 inclusive -- is on course to hit $2.6 trillion, with more...