Day: November 9, 2018

Oz navy ship arrives in Kochi for 5-day visit

Oz navy ship arrives in Kochi for 5-day visit

November 9, 2018 11:59 pm

Kochi: Australian Navy Ship HMAS Ballarat, commanded by Commander Paul Andrew Johnson, arrived Friday on a five-day visit to Kochi. The Commanding Officer called on Rear Admiral R J Nadkarni, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command and discussed subjects of common interest to both the navies. The Chief of Staff conveyed his gratitude to the Commanding Officer for the assistance rendered by HMAS Ballarat for locating and rendering […]

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15 newborns die in Assam hospital in 6 days, probe ordered

15 newborns die in Assam hospital in 6 days, probe ordered

November 9, 2018 11:52 pm

Jorhat/Guwahati: At least 15 newborns have died at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) in upper Assam between November 1 and 6, prompting the state health department to rush a team to investigate the matter, officials said Friday. The hospital authorities have also formed a committee to look into the matter, they said. According to JMCH Superintendent Saurav Borkakoti, 15 newborns have died […]

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Britain's Transport minister Jo Johnson resigns over Brexit

Britain’s Transport minister Jo Johnson resigns over Brexit

November 9, 2018 11:47 pm

London: Britain’s Transport Minister Jo Johnson Friday became the latest member from Prime Minister Theresa May’s government to resign over the issue of Brexit. Johnson, the younger brother of hard-Brexiteer Boris Johnson, called for the public to have a fresh say on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU). The Conservative Party MP, who was a New Delhi-based journalist for ‘The Financial Times’ between 2005 […]

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NRI businessman dies after accidentally falling from Delhi hotel's terrace

NRI businessman dies after accidentally falling from Delhi hotel’s terrace

November 9, 2018 11:38 pm

New Delhi: A 48-year-old NRI businessman died after he accidentally fell from the terrace of Taj Mansingh hotel in Lutyens’ Delhi, police said Friday. During investigation, police learnt that Narrender A Mangalam, a resident of Maryland in the US, was inebriated and had gone to relieve himself on the terrace garden. Mangalam probably lost balance and fell down, police said. He […]

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4 car bombs explode by hotel in Somalia's capital; 20 dead

4 car bombs explode by hotel in Somalia’s capital; 20 dead

November 9, 2018 11:29 pm

Mogadishu : Four car bombs by Islamic extremists exploded outside a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 20 people and injuring 17, said police. After the three explosions in front of the hotel, a fourth blast hit as medics attempted to rescue the injured. The suicide bombs detonated near the perimeter wall of the Sahafi […]

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Over Rs 1 cr gold bars,biscuits seized

Over Rs 1 cr gold bars,biscuits seized

November 9, 2018 11:20 pm

Kochi: Gold bars and biscuits worth over Rs one crore were seized from an Air India Expressflight by customs officials at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport Friday, a senior official said here. The gold bars and gold biscuits, weighing 3.57 kilograms and valued at Rs 1.13 crore, were recovered from behind the seat of the flight, which […]

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Russia says France 'illegitimately' holding Indian Ocean island

Russia says France ‘illegitimately’ holding Indian Ocean island

November 9, 2018 11:05 pm

Moscow: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday accused France of ignoring UN resolutions and illegitimately holding the Indian Ocean archipelago of Mayotte. Situated between Madagascar and Mozambique, Mayotte is the only island in the Comoros archipelago which did not split from France after an independence referendum in 1974. Even though Mayotte opted to remain […]

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Michelle Obama slams Trump in new book

Michelle Obama slams Trump in new book

November 9, 2018 10:48 pm

Washington: Former US first lady Michelle Obama says she can “never forgive” Donald Trump for questioning her husband’s American citizenship, saying the president and other “birthers” put her family at risk, in her hotly anticipated new memoir. Obama also says she was surprised that so many American women voted for the “misogynist” Trump over Hillary […]

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

Moscow hosts peace conference on Afghanistan; India attends at ‘non-official level’

November 9, 2018 10:38 pm

New Delhi/Moscow: India Friday attended in a “non-official” capacity a conference on bringing back peace in Afghanistan, which was hosted by Russia and participated by the Taliban as well as representatives from several countries including Pakistan, China and Iran. Hours after the multi-lateral conference began in Moscow, India made it clear that its participation was in sync with its Afghan policy and asserted that attending […]

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Delhi govt to launch 14-day campaign to eradicate leprosy

Delhi govt to launch 14-day campaign to eradicate leprosy

November 9, 2018 10:20 pm

New Delhi: The Delhi government will launch a 14-day Leprosy Cases Detection Campaign (LCDC) starting from Saturday in the national capital, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said Friday. The campaign will be conducted in eight districts of the city — Shahdara, north, northwest, west, southwest, south, central and new Delhi. Talking to reporters here, Jain said the campaign will see field teams, comprising Accredited Social […]

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