Day: November 7, 2018

UN gender agency hails record-breaking number of women in new US Congress

Women dominated US midterm elections; nearly 100 won seats

November 7, 2018 9:43 pm

New York: A record number of close to 100 women won seats in the US House of Representatives in the high-stakes 2018 midterm elections, a massive victory for female candidates across the political spectrum. As of early Wednesday, CNN had projected 98 women would win House races, with 33 women newly elected to the House. […]

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Chhattisgarh: CPI worker killed by Naxals in Sukma

Chhattisgarh: CPI worker killed by Naxals in Sukma

November 7, 2018 9:21 pm

Raipur: A village sarpanch’s husband was killed by Naxals in Sukma district of poll-bound Chhattisgarh Wednesday afternoon, police said. Kalmu Dhruva, the victim, was a worker of the Communist Party of India (CPI) while his wife is sarpanch of Bodko village, said Sukma Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena. “According to villagers, he was brutally beaten […]

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Twitter suspends two fake accounts run in EC's name

ECI sets up panel to look into Mizos’ demand for ouster of state poll panel chief

November 7, 2018 9:17 pm

Aizawl/New Delhi: The Election commission of India Wednesday set up a high-level committee headed by a deputy election commissioner to hold talks with protestors seeking ouster of the Mizoram poll panel chief. In a statement, the ECI said it has accepted the broad contours of the resolution passed by the Mizoram’s NGOs coordination committee, spearheading […]

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Royal Enfield showcases Continental GT 650 Twin and Interceptor INT 650

Royal Enfield showcases Continental GT 650 Twin and Interceptor INT 650

November 7, 2018 9:14 pm

Milan (Italy): Niche bike maker Royal Enfield showcased its mid-sized Continental GT 650 Twin and Interceptor INT 650 motorcycles at the ongoing EICMA 2018 motorcycle show here. “Following… September’s California launch of its all new Continental GT 650 Twin and Interceptor INT 650 Twin mid-sized motorcycles, the company is delighted to display the first full […]

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling sues ex-employee for misuse of funds

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling sues ex-employee for misuse of funds

November 7, 2018 9:08 pm

London: Harry Potter author J K Rowling has launched a legal claim worth around 24,000 pounds against a former personal assistant for alleged misuse of her funds by going on unauthorised shopping sprees. The 53-year-old novelist claims Amanda Donaldson, who worked for her between February 2014 and April 2017 before being sacked for gross misconduct, […]

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

Sibal accuses Dassault Aviation CEO of trying to hide truth in Rafale deal

November 7, 2018 8:59 pm

London: Congress leader and former Union minister Kapil Sibal has accused the CEO of French aviation company Dassault of trying to hide the truth in the 2016 sale of 36 Rafale planes to India and warned that the company is “falling into its own trap.” “Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier has deliberately tried in recent […]

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Police seizes over 240 kg of illegal firecrackers from Dwarka

Police seizes over 240 kg of illegal firecrackers from Dwarka

November 7, 2018 8:52 pm

New Delhi: Three people were arrested for storing firecrackers without licence and over 240 kg of illegal crackers was seized on Diwali from different parts of Dwarka, police said. Three cases have been registered on the basis of a Supreme Court order on sale of old firecrackers, they said. In the early hours of Wednesday, […]

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Trader association sell vegetables stuffed with old crackers to protest SC order

Trader association sell vegetables stuffed with old crackers to protest SC order

November 7, 2018 8:47 pm

New Delhi: Traders in Sadar Bazar here on Wednesday stuffed old firecrackers inside vegetables to protest the Supreme Court’s order on use of green crackers this Diwali. Members of the Sadar Bazar Welfare Association sold firecrackers inside bitter gourds, cauliflowers, capsicums and ladies’ fingers. Last month, the top court had said people in the country […]

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Pak court summons Imran Khan in Sita White case

Pak court summons Imran Khan in Sita White case

November 7, 2018 4:32 pm

Peshawar: A court in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Prime Minister Imran Khan to appear before it on December 13 in a case filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief’s rival candidate in the July 25 general elections over his alleged relation with a US national, Sita White. The division bench of the Peshawar High Court […]

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'Samosa Caucus' fails to increase its strength in US midterm

‘Samosa Caucus’ fails to increase its strength in US midterm

November 7, 2018 4:23 pm

Washington: The so-called Samosa Caucus informal group of the Indian Americans in the US Congress failed to increase its strength, even as its all four incumbent members were most likely to be re-elected to the House of Representative in the highly polarised midterm elections held Tuesday. None of the more than half a dozen new […]

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