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Daily Archives: 10th December 2019

Nearly 1,500 artists to participate in Goa art festival

The eight-day festival which will showcase 100 dynamic projects showcasing visual, performing and culinary arts projects across the state capital, is also expected to unveil slices of yet-undisplayed Goan art

AR Rahman to open for U2 in India

Rahman will perform "Ahimsa", a collaborative single with the rock band, according to sources.

Pepsi, Salman Khan join hands

Speaking about the association, a PepsiCo India spokesperson said, "We are excited to announce Pepsi's collaboration with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan"

VHP tears into US body for proposing sanctions on Shah

"Sanctions had been tried after the atomic explosion during Vajpayee's regime. They did not deter India and had to be withdrawn," added the VHP, a prominent saffron offshoot of the RSS, BJP's ideological mentor.

Last remaining tropical glaciers will melt away in 10 years

The glaciers in Papua, Indonesia, are "the canaries in the coal mine" for other mountaintop glaciers around the world, "These will be the first to disappear; the others will certainly follow," said Lonnie Thompson

Players shouldn’t resort to doping, it brings bad name to India: Rijiju

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said that clean sports are the agenda of the government and players must adopt fair practices to achieve success and not resort to foul means like doping which brings a bad name to the country.

Centre clears allowances for J&K govt servants

The amount is meant for around 4.5 lakh state government employees of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, and currently serving the union territory since its inception.

Ind, WI battle it out in series finale at Pollard’s IPL home

After winning the first T20I by a comprehensive six-wicket margin, Team India came out with a dismal performance in all the three departments in the Thiruvananthapuram game, especially while bowling and fielding.

Delhi’s theatre festival promises to be a laughter riot

The seventh edition of the annual Hriday Manch theatre festival, dominated by comedy and satire, will be held at Shri Ram Centre, New Delhi. It is organized by Sparsh Natya Rang.

Chilean military plane disappears with 38 onboard

The Hercules C130 aircraft took off on Monday from the Chabunco Air Base in Punta Arenas at 4.55 p.m. and lost radio contact at 6.13 p.m.

Slowdown Saga: Auto sales decline by 12 % at November

The sector's total sales declined to 1,792,415 units in November from 2,038,007 units sold during the corresponding month of the previous year

HC junks plea seeking CBI probe in Delhi factory fire

A division bench of the High Court presided by Chief Justice D. N. Patel and Justice C. Harishankar while dismissing the petition said, "The incident took place on December 8, authorities are already working to extinguish the fire and also deliberating to stop such incidents in future. The Petitioner ought to have waited."

India will achieve 100 GW solar energy target Says Javadekar

"We are going to achieve 100 GW solar energy target in 2022 by adding 67 GW of power," he said while pointing out the sharp fall in the prices of solar energy due to enhancement of capacity.

Gal Gadot suffers spine injuries filming ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Gadot reprises her role as Amazonian warrior princess Diana Prince and her titular alter ego in "Wonder Woman 1984", which features the star pulling off several high-octane action sequences

WADA ban on Russia may not impact FIDE chief, chess tournaments

Russian chess players will also not be impacted by participating in global events like Chess Olympiad and others.

Imran condemns passing of India’s Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

In a tweet, Khan said: "We strongly condemn Indian Lok Sabha citizenship legislation which violates all norms of international human rights law and bilateral agreements with Pakistan.

Situation in J&K normal Says Shah

The Home Minister said not a single bullet was fired and not a single person died in police firing after the abrogation of Article 370 from the state on August 5, which gave special status to the erstwhile state which was carved into two Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.

Sennheiser launches new headphones at Rs 34,990

The speaker system is powered by 42mm transducers to reproduce the balanced depth and precision of a studio recording.

Sikh Uber driver racially abused, strangulated by passenger in US

The incident took place in the coastal city of Bellingham, Washington on December 5 when the Sikh driver picked Grifin Levi Sayers, The American Bazaar reported on Monday

Delhi HC stays summons against Kejriwal in defamation case

The court also issued a notice to the complainant and has now slated the matter for hearing on January 31.

Kerala govt seeks CBI probe in death of musician Balabhaskar

Speaking to the media his father C.K. Unni on Tuesday said the ongoing Kerala Crime Branch probe lacked conviction as, despite his requests, some things were not being looked into it.

Yes Bank slips 5% ahead of key board meet

Investors pushed the sell button over reports that the bank may decline to accept the $1.2 billion investments offered by controversial Canada based Erwin Singh Braich.

“Kochi my favourite place to commentate” says ISL commentator

About his favorite stadium in India for the ISL, he says, "It's a no-brainer really, it's Kochi. When there are 60,000 people in that stadium while you are reporting on a match, there is nothing like it."

Apple earns 3 Golden Globe nominations for ‘The Morning Show’

"The Morning Show" has been nominated for three Golden Globes: Best TV Series, Drama, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama, for Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon,

Students attack BHU professor for supporting Muslim colleague

The Dalit professor is a senior faculty member in the Sanskrit Vidya Dharam Vigyan (SVDV) department where Khan has been appointed.

Jaipur Lit Fest 2020 unveils its list of speakers

With over 250 speakers, which include the likes of Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, Christina Lamb, Dexter Filkins, Forrest Gander, Howard Jacobson, Javed Akhtar, Paul Muldoon, Prasoon Joshi, Shashi Tharoor and Stephen Greenblatt, there's a lot to look forward to.

Rohingya await justice as UN court begins hearing genocide allegations

The Gambia, a tiny West African Muslim-majority country, filed the case in November at the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing the Myanmar government of carrying out mass murders, rape and suspected ethnic cleansing operations against the Rohingya in Rakhine state, reports Efe news.

Sellers set their prices on their own, says Amazon India

"Amazon is a 100 per cent pure marketplace in India. Sellers set the prices on their own. We do not interfere there at all," Gopal Pillai, Vice President, Seller Services, Amazon India, told IANS in an interview.

Report finds no political bias behind FBI’s probe of Trump

The FBI had an "authorized purpose" in launching the probe, dubbed Crossfire Hurricane, department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in the 434-page document, Efe news reported.

Citizenship Bill anti-Muslim, says Owaisi

The Hyderabad MP expressed objections over the CAB's nature while participating in the debate, saying "secularism is the basic structure of the Constitution and the Bill was arbitrary in nature and was in violation of fundamental rights."