29 German tourists killed in Portuguese bus crash

29 German tourists killed in Portuguese bus crash

April 18, 2019 3:19 pm

Lisbon: Twenty-nine German tourists were killed on Wednesday when a bus crashed on the Portuguese island of Madeira. Televised images showed the bus had spun off the road, apparently having flipped several times, before crashing into a house at the bottom of a slope. “Horrible news comes to us from Madeira,” a German government spokesman […]

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Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

Ivanka Trump says she passed on World Bank job

April 18, 2019 3:15 pm

Abidjian (Ivory Coast): White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump says her father asked her if she was interested in the job of World Bank chief but she passed on it. In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump’s daughter said Wednesday she was happy with her current role in the administration. She was travelling in […]

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's imposing statue in Gujarat

Sardar Patel statue not built to spite Nehru: Modi

April 18, 2019 3:02 pm

Amreli: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s imposing statue in Gujarat has not been built to “belittle” former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Speaking at an election rally here, Modi said though the Congress says Patel was their leader, no leader of that party has visited the statue so far. “Don’t you feel […]

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Rahul urges voters to 'vote for Nyay'

Rahul urges voters to ‘vote for Nyay’

April 18, 2019 2:59 pm

New Delhi: As voting for the second phase of polling started Thursday morning, Congress president Rahul Gandhi urged voters to “vote for Nyay” (justice). Gandhi also appealed to voters to vote for justice to the unemployed youth, struggling farmers, small businessmen and those who were persecuted due to their religion or caste. He used the […]

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Man hurls shoes at BJP leaders during press conference

April 18, 2019 2:43 pm

New Delhi: A man flung shoes at BJP leaders addressing a press conference at the party’s headquarters here on Thursday. It was not immediately clear why the person, who identified himself as a doctor by profession, threw the shoes. He was immediately bundled out by security guards at the party office and will be handed […]

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Toxin Free Products Startup Mamaearth Set to Grow 3x

Toxin Free Products Startup Mamaearth Set to Grow 3x

April 18, 2019 2:36 pm

Mumbai: In an industry that is dominated by MNC giants and homegrown behemoths, Asia’s first Madesafe certified brand Mamaearth, has swiftly set a new milestone for bigger brands by offering 100% toxin-free baby and baby care products. The Gurgaon-based startup has disrupted the personal and baby care segment with its nature-based products which are free […]

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18 per cent polling in Odisha till 11 am

18 per cent polling in Odisha till 11 am

April 18, 2019 2:31 pm

Bhubaneswar: Around 18 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the first four hours of polling Thursday in five Lok Sabha and 35 assembly constituencies in Odisha, election officials said. The electoral fortunes of 279 candidates, including Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union minister Jual Oram, will be decided in the second phase of […]

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25.6 per cent voting till noon in Bihar

25.6 per cent voting till noon in Bihar

April 18, 2019 2:13 pm

Patna: Bihar recorded 25.6 per cent voting in five Lok Sabha seats till noon on Thursday amidst reports of EVM malfunctioning and poll boycott delaying the start of polling in some booths. Banka recorded the highest turnout at 28 per cent followed by 26.2 per cent in Kishanganj, 25.5 per cent in Purnea, 25 per […]

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Iran Rouhani says floods revealed ‘vicious’ nature of US

April 17, 2019 11:51 pm

Tehran: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the United States’ reaction to floods that killed dozens of people had revealed Washington’s “vicious” nature. At least 76 people have died after torrential rainfall which has also caused billions of dollars worth of damage since March 19. Iran’s Red Crescent has repeatedly complained that US banking sanctions re-imposed last year […]

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France launches global contest to replace Notre-Dame spire

France launches global contest to replace Notre-Dame spire

April 17, 2019 11:45 pm

Paris: France on Wednesday announced it would invite architects from around the world to submit designs for replacing the spire of Notre-Dame cathedral after a devastating blaze, as the government braced for a mammoth restoration challenge. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the contest would decide whether the monument should have a new spire at all and if so, whether it should be identical […]

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