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Daily Archives: 4th October 2019

Robert De Niro accused of gender discrimination, “Beyond absurd” responds the actor

De Niro's company, Canal Productions, is also named in the lawsuit.

Osaka, Tsitsipas through to China Open quarters

The German will face Sam Querrey, after the American served up 32 aces on his way to defeating Argentina's Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (2), 6-7 (6), 6-3.

Apple ups production of iPhone 11 as demand surges

"Demand is good for now. But we have to be careful not to be too optimistic. I hope that this year's peak season lasts longer than last year," said the report, quoting one executive-level source.

Spain’s Ortega given a bronze after appeals over 110m hurdles result

China's Xie Wenjun was originally fourth in 13.29 and now was pushed to the fifth.

USA-North Korea to hold preliminary nuclear talks in Stockholm

Seoul: US and North Korean officials were slated to meet on Friday in the Swedish capital of Stockholm, the eve of their formal working-level nuclear...

Hong Kong introduces anti-mask law

Hong Kong has emerged from 17 straight weekends of protest, triggered by the now-withdrawn extradition bill, which would have allowed criminal suspects to be sent back to mainland China.

Banksy’s UK Parliament painting sells for $12mn

The auction took place a year after Banksy himself intervened in a Sotheby's auction, when his artwork "Girl with Balloon" self-destructed as the gavel came down to become the newly titled "Love is in the Bin".

‘EU open but unconvinced with Johnson’s Brexit plans’

The UK government has said that it was aiming to reach a final agreement at an EU summit on October 17.

Over 3,000 pigs culled in Philippines over swine fever

The disease's causative agent, the African swine fever virus of the Asfarviridae family, only impacts pigs and cannot be transmitted to humans, who are therefore completely unsusceptible to contagion.

Iraq: Protest continues, Toll climb to 26

Defence Minister Najah al-Shammari said in a statement on Wednesday that he has decided to raise the state of alert for the Iraqi armed forces "to preserve state sovereignty and protect all foreign embassies and diplomatic missions operating in Iraq".

Pakistan: SC to constitute special bench for minority right

The court, however, told Vankwani that being in the government he should have fulfilled the demands through the government.

Article 370: 2 months on, no injunction by SC

The restrictions had been imposed on August 4, a day ahead of the Central government moving a resolution in Parliament to scrap special status of Jammu and Kashmir granted under Article 370.

Not aware’ of interim dividend demand from Centre, RBI Governor

The MPC also revised the growth forecast of India downwards to 6.1 per cent for the financial year 2019-20.

Demi Lovato sorry about free Israel trip after facing fan flak

"This was meant to be a spiritual experience for me, NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT. Now I realize it hurts people and for that I'm sorry. Sorry, I'm not more educated, and sorry for thinking this trip was just a spiritual experience. I'd rather get in trouble for being authentic to myself than staying quiet to please other people," she added.

Kerala businessman alleges cheating by Pala legislator

"That person (Menon) has said he doesn't have anything to do with me. This allegation against Kappen first surfaced just before the Pala elections. This It's nothing but an election stunt by them (the Congress-led UDF)," said Balakrishnan.

Kochi flats: Some residents leave, others seek more time

In a related development, state police's Crime Branch chief Tomin Thachenkery arrived at the flat complex and later told the media that they have also begun their job and all those who have erred in their duty, including government officials and builders, will be proceeded against.

Maharashtra Elections: Cong releases names of 19 candidates, Nirupam upset

The party has fielded two former Chief Ministers -- Prithviraj Chavan from Karad South and Ashok Chavan from Bhokar. Maharashtra will go to polls on October 21. The Congress is contesting 125 seats of the 288-member Assembly.

SC notice to CBI on Chidambaram’s bail plea

The former union minister and his son Karti Chidambaram were named in the INX Media case by Peter and Indrani Mukerjea, who are currently in a Mumbai jail in connection with the murder of Indrani's daughter Sheena Bora.

Witch-hunt continues, UP government registers new charges against Dr. Kafeel Khan

He was also not found guilty of not informing is seniors of the emergency situation back then nor was he involved in corruption related to tendering process for oxygen cylinders, as per the earlier report which surfaced in the media on September 27.

PMC scam: ED files PMLA case, raids at 6 places in Mumbai

The FIR was filed by Jasbir Singh Matta, manager, recovery department, of PMC Bank. It is also alleged that as many as 21,049 fictitious bank accounts were allegedly created to hide the loans, which were disbursed in violation of the Reserve Bank of India norms.

RBI lowers repo rate by 25 basis points to 5.15%, loans likely to get...

"The MPC also decided to continue with an accommodative stance as long as it is necessary to revive growth while ensuring that inflation remains within the target," the policy statement said.

NGT Appointments: SC Seeks Response from Centre

The petition has claimed that due to non-appointment of judicial and expert members, several NGT benches are lying non-functional.

Wayanad: Rahul Gandhi joins protest, assures best legal aid

In Wayanad, the division is 4.8 km of the core zone and 5.8 km of the buffer zone. In all, 24.2 km of the highway passes through protected areas in Karnataka, and 10.4 km through protected areas in Kerala.

Neighbouring galaxy is violent, say researchers

“One of our main motivations in studying astronomy is to understand our place in the Universe. A way of learning about our galaxy is to study others that are similar to it, and try to understand how these systems formed and evolved.”

Doha Worlds: Holloway wins dramatic gold in 110m hurdles

The 23-year-old, who won silver in the 100m, was the outstanding favourite and outclassed the field to take gold in a British record of 21.88 seconds.

Rohit-Mayank become 3rd Indian opening pair to score 300

The other two Indian opening pair to stitch together a partnership of more than 300 runs in Test cricket are Vinoo Mankad-Pankaj Roy (413 runs against New Zealand in 1956) and Virender Sehwag-Rahul Dravid (410 runs against Pakistan in 2006).

Why aspiring parents should avoid drinking alcohol

Regarding specific defects, the study found that compared to abstinence, maternal drinking was correlated to a 20 per cent greater risk of tetralogy of Fallot, a combination of four abnormalities in the heart's structure.