Day: November 2, 2018

French minister warns of new Cold War from US/China tensions

Chinese have very sustained, persistent campaign to change policies affecting them: US

November 2, 2018 11:54 pm

Washington: The Trump administration on Friday accused China of trying to influence Americans ahead of the November 6 midterm polls. “The Chinese have a very sustained, persistent campaign through foreign influence techniques to change the way in which Americans think about China and particularly to change our policies with respect to China,” US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen told a Washington audience. “We see that in […]

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CBI officer's allegations 'baseless and malicious': Union minister Haribhai Chaudhary

US adds 250K jobs in Oct, unemployment rate steady

November 2, 2018 11:48 pm

Washington: Over 250,000 new jobs were added to the US economy in October and the unemployment rate remained steady at 3.7 per cent, official figures stated Friday. The average hourly earnings, a closely watched measure of worker pay in the US, also rose 0.2 per cent from September, putting wages 3.1 per cent above the […]

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UK, Irish ministers say 'very close' to Brexit deal

UK, Irish ministers say ‘very close’ to Brexit deal

November 2, 2018 11:48 pm

Dublin: British and Irish ministers said Friday they were “very close” to agreeing how to keep open the land border between them after Brexit, which is holding up a divorce deal with the EU. “I think we’re very close to resolving it, I certainly hope we are,” Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney told reporters after talks in Dublin. British Cabinet […]

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Rahul Gandhi is 'confused man' on Rafale

Rahul Gandhi is ‘confused man’ on Rafale: Nirmala Sitharaman

November 2, 2018 11:38 pm

Coimbatore: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday took a swipe at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s comments about the Rafale deal, saying he is ‘a confused man’ as he has been saying different things about it over time. She was responding to questions from reporters here on Gandhi’s comments over the issue, that the Rafale deal was between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and businessman Anil Ambani. “You don’t get confused…Rahul Gandhi is a confused […]

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Canada in talks with Pakistan over possibly taking in Asia Bibi

US rights body praises Pak judges for acquitting Christian woman convicted of blasphemy

November 2, 2018 11:33 pm

Washington: A top congressional rights body on Friday praised Pakistan’s Supreme Court judges who acquitted a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy. Asia Bibi, a 47-year-old mother of four, was convicted in 2010 after being accused of insulting Islam in a row with her neighbours. She always maintained her innocence, but has spent most of the […]

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CBI officer's allegations 'baseless and malicious': Union minister Haribhai Chaudhary

NEEPCO briefs Arunachal CM on status of 2 hydro projects

November 2, 2018 9:25 pm

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu Friday held a meeting with NEEPCO officials to discuss the status of two upcoming hydro electric projects in the state. The projects are 110 MW Pare Hydro Electric Project and 600 MW Kameng Hydro Electric Project. In the meeting, the chief minister sought to know the issues related to the status of these power projects […]

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If Rafale jets were used in Kargil war, casualties would've been less: Centre to SC

Dassault Aviation’s investment in RADL not linked to Rafale deal: Reliance Infra

November 2, 2018 9:19 pm

New Delhi: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group said Friday that French firm Dassault Aviation’s investment in another Reliance firm has no link with the Rafale fighter jet deal, and accused the Congress of resorting to “blatant lies” for political gains. Launching a fresh offensive, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has alleged that Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of Rafale jets, paid Rs 284 crore as “first instalment of kickbacks” to Ambani’s company. […]

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SC verdict on homosexuality, adultery detestable: Church body

CJI in awe as Centre clears names of 4 judges for elevation to SC in 48 hours

November 2, 2018 9:13 pm

New Delhi: The Centre’s clearing of names of four chief justices of high courts for elevation as Supreme Court judges within 48 hours of the recommendation has left Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi awe-struck. The apex court collegium, headed by the CJI and comprising its four-senior most judges, had on October 30 recommended to the Centre the names of the […]

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American Hindu teacher for Ram temple at Ayodhya

Ram temple should be built at the earliest, even if legislation is required: Vijay Goel

November 2, 2018 9:08 pm

New Delhi: Joining the chorus for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Union Minister Vijay Goel said Friday it should be done at the earliest even if a legislation is required. Goel, the Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, said a campaign, ‘Ek Diya, Ram ke Naam’, for the construction of the Ram temple would be launched on Saturday. Under the campaign, BJP workers […]

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NPPA fixes retail price of 68 drug formulations

NPPA fixes retail price of 68 drug formulations

November 2, 2018 9:02 pm

New Delhi: Drug price regulator NPPA Friday fixed prices as well as revised ceiling and retail prices of 68 formulations, including those used for treatment of diabetes, blood pressure and HIV. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) said while the retail price of 55 scheduled formulations has been fixed, that of 10 has been revised. Further, the authority has also fixed ceiling […]

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