Day: November 12, 2018

Airlines, oil marketing cos rally on decline in crude oil prices

India to operate four direct flights every week to Stockholm from next year

November 12, 2018 11:51 pm

Stockholm : Air India plans to operate four direct flights every week between New Delhi and the Swedish capital Stockholm from next year, a senior official of the national carrier said Monday. Air India presently operates three direct flights to Stockholm every week. “We are operating presently only thrice weekly to India … and in the forthcoming year we intend to make this thrice weekly into the fourth […]

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May warns MPs against 'catastrophic' failure to deliver Brexit

UK’s May says response to Skripal attack hurt Russian spying

November 12, 2018 11:45 pm

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May says the West’s response to the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy has seriously hurt Russia’s intelligence capability. May’s office says she’ll urge countries “to stand up for the rules around the world” during a foreign-policy speech on Monday. Britain accuses Russia of poisoning ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter with a Soviet-made nerve agent in the English city of Salisbury in March a claim Moscow denies. After the […]

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North Korea hiding missile bases, US researchers say

North Korea hiding missile bases, US researchers say

November 12, 2018 11:38 pm

Washington: North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study released Monday has found, raising fresh doubts over US President Donald Trump’s signature foreign policy initiative. Trump has hailed his July summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as having opened the way to denuclearization of the divided peninsula, defusing tensions […]

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PM Modi to meet US VP Mike Pence in Singapore

PM Modi to meet US VP Mike Pence in Singapore

November 12, 2018 11:31 pm

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet United States Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the 13th East Asia Summit in Singapore on November 14, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirmed. Addressing a presser here, Secretary (East) in the MEA, Vijay Thakur Singh said, “We can confirm that a meeting will take between the Prime Minister and the US Vice President on November 14. We will brief you later about the […]

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Investment in sports is investment for future: Odisha CM

Investment in sports is investment for future: Odisha CM

November 12, 2018 11:22 pm

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday pitched for more investment in sports, saying it is akin to investment on the youth and the future. Patnaik made the comment while replying to a question put forward by Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman Mukesh Ambani at the plenary session of the ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave here. “Can you share with us, how we in the […]

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Dengue cases rise to 1,875 in Delhi

Dengue cases rise to 1,875 in Delhi

November 12, 2018 11:16 pm

New Delhi: Nearly 280 fresh cases of dengue have been reported over the last one week in the national capital, taking the total number of people diagnosed with the vector-borne disease this season to 1875, a municipal report released Monday said. According to the report, there has been one death due to dengue this year […]

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Ethiopia arrests senior military and intelligence officers

Ethiopia arrests senior military and intelligence officers

November 12, 2018 11:09 pm

Addis Ababa: Ethiopia has arrested 63 senior military and intelligence officers accused of corruption and human-rights abuses, the country’s attorney general, Berhanu Tsegaye, said Monday. The arrests are a rare move against the country’s powerful security apparatus. They represent a further flexing of power by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who is seeking to break with Ethiopia’s authoritarian past, analysts […]

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Gaja likely to cross TN coast early hours Friday:IMD

Cyclone ‘Gaja’ likely to cross Nagapattinam area on Nov 15

November 12, 2018 11:04 pm

Chennai (Tamil Nadu): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) here on Monday said that the cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ is expected to cross the area between Chennai and Nagapattinam during the forenoon of November 15, during which the sea will be ‘very rough’. Speaking to media persons, IMD deputy director S Balachandran said, “Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ now lies at about 820 km east-northeast […]

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Kovind asks docs to adopt practices from US medical system

President Kovind extends Chhath Pooja greetings

November 12, 2018 10:45 pm

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday extended his wishes to the citizens on the occasion Chhath Pooja. A statement released by the Rashtrapati Bhavan read, “On the occasion of Chhath Pooja, I extend warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow citizens whether in India or abroad.” The President in his message also urged the people to make all efforts to combat pollution. “Chhath Pooja […]

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Canada in talks with Pakistan over possibly taking in Asia Bibi

Canada in talks with Pakistan over possibly taking in Asia Bibi

November 12, 2018 10:27 pm

Paris: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that his government was holding talks with Pakistan over potentially offering asylum to Asia Bibi, a Christian woman recently freed from prison after her blasphemy conviction was overturned. “We are in discussions with the Pakistani government,” Trudeau said in an interview with AFP in Paris, where he […]

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