Day: October 17, 2018

But for Twitter, would have to hold press conference every hour to counter 'fake news': Trump

But for Twitter, would have to hold press conference every hour to counter ‘fake news’: Trump

October 17, 2018 11:58 pm

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his frequent use of social media, especially Twitter, arguing that this is essential to counter “fake news” otherwise he would have to hold a press conference “every hour”. “That’s a way of getting out the message. Look, we have fake news,” Trump said in an interview when […]

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Bombay High court

Kids paraded naked for ‘stealing’ snacks: HC refuses bail to accused

October 17, 2018 11:46 pm

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court Wednesday refused bail to a man, arrested last year after a video showing two Dalit boys being beaten up and paraded naked for allegedly trying to pilfer a snack item went viral. Justice A M Badar rejected the appeal filed by Irfan Pathan, one of the three accused. Pathan had […]

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Madras High court

No Scheduled Caste status for Buddhist Adi Dravidars: HC

October 17, 2018 11:41 pm

Chennai: Noting that Buddhism has never advocated casteism in its ideology and preaching, the Madras High Court dismissed a plea seeking Scheduled Caste status under Buddhism. A division bench, comprising Justices R Subbiah and R Pongiappan noted there was no entry of Buddhist Adi Dravidar in the Scheduled Caste list prescribed under the Constitution. In […]

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Greetings from India: Vintage postcards exhibition arrives in Delhi

October 17, 2018 11:35 pm

New Delhi: Rare vintage postcards of the Indian subcontinent, some of them dating back to 1890s, and capturing an era gone, are on display here as part of an exhibition that kicked off Wednesday. Titled ‘Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj’, the exhibition charts the evolution of postcards in the country, with a dazzling display […]

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France floods death toll rises to 14

France floods death toll rises to 14, one still missing

October 17, 2018 11:31 pm

Paris: Authorities in the southwest region of France hit this week by destructive flash floods say the death toll has increased to 14, with one person still listed as missing. Previously, the toll from the floods in the Aude region had stood at 13, with three missing. The Aude prefect said Wednesday that 74 people […]

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Gun attack by student at Crimea college leaves 19 dead

Gun attack by student at Crimea college leaves 19 dead

October 17, 2018 11:24 pm

Simferopol: Nineteen people were killed and dozens more wounded, most of them teenagers, after a student opened fire in a technical college in Russian-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, the authorities said. The toll rose to 19 on Wednesday afternoon, regional medical officials told TASS state news agency. They said 39 remained hospitalised after the attack on […]

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Central team visits Odisha's cyclone-hit district

Odisha: Cyclone toll mounts to 57, govt pegs loss at Rs 2,200 cr

October 17, 2018 11:19 pm

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government Wednesday pegged the loss suffered due to Cyclone Titli and the resultant flood at around Rs 2,200 crore and hiked the ex-gratia for the kin of the victims to Rs 10 lakh each as the death toll in the natural calamity rose to 57, including 10 children. The state has stepped […]

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Controlled explosion carried out on suspect package near UK parliament

Controlled explosion carried out on suspect package near British parliament

October 17, 2018 11:14 pm

London: Police on Wednesday used a bomb disposal robot and carried out a controlled explosionon a package found in central London near the British parliament. Although the package was later found not to be suspicious, emergency services were called to gardens next to the River Thamesduring the afternoon, a police spokesmansaid. “We’ve just been told […]

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HC seeks Centre, Delhi govt replies as CS challenges fresh breach of privilege proceedings

4 Army personnel booked for raping speech and hearing-impaired woman at Military Hosp

October 17, 2018 11:10 pm

Pune (Maha): Four Army personnel have been booked for allegedly raping and molesting a 34-year-old speech and hearing-impaired woman employee of a military hospital at Khadki near Pune in 2015, police said Wednesday. The case came to light when the woman contacted an Indore-based sign language expert through video call in June and narrated the […]

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Sri Lanka president claims that RAW planning his assassination baseless

Reports of his claim that RAW planning his assassination baseless, Lankan Prez tells Modi

October 17, 2018 11:01 pm

New Delhi: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “categorically rejected” reports in a section of the media about him alluding to the involvement of India in an alleged plot to assassinate him and a former defence secretary, the Prime Minister’s Office said. A statement quoted him as saying […]

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