Day: December 6, 2018

Gauhati HC asks health department to examine thalassemic student for disability certificate

Cabinet approves pact with France for energy efficiency

December 6, 2018 11:45 pm

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet Thursday approves a pact between India and France in the field of energy efficiency and conservation. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and France in the field of energy efficiency/energy conservation. The MoU was signed on October 17, 2018, an official statement said. The pact involves knowledge exchange and cooperation in the nature of technical assistance only. The MoU is expected […]

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A year after Doklam stand-off, soldiers of India China seen dancing together

After Doklam stand-off, armies of India & China to partake in joint military drill

December 6, 2018 11:37 pm

New Delhi: The armies of India and China will participate in a joint military ‘Exercise Hand-in-Hand’ at Chengdu in China from December 10 to 23, the Indian Army said in a statement. Both the countries had given the joint military drill a miss last year following the Doklam stand-off between the armies of India and China. The aim of the exercise is to build and promote close relations […]

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China pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

China demands Canada release executive of tech giant Huawei

December 6, 2018 11:28 pm

Beijing: China on Thursday demanded that Canada release an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei who was arrested in a case that compounds tensions with the U.S. and threatens to complicate trade talks. Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Ltd., faces possible extradition to the United States, according to Canadian authorities. The Globe and Mail newspaper, citing law enforcement sources, said she is suspected of trying to evade […]

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'Phony' Russian probe a 'witch hunt' and presidential harassment: Trump

‘Phony’ Russian probe a ‘witch hunt’ and presidential harassment: Trump

December 6, 2018 11:20 pm

Washington: US President Donald Trump said Thursday that the “phony” Russian investigation is a “witch hunt” and a presidential harassment without which his approval ratings would have been 75 per cent. Trump said that the latest Rasmussen reports showed that his approval rating at 50 per cent. Rasmussen Reports is an American polling company which collects, publish and distribute public opinion […]

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Scolded by teacher, Class 7 student commits suicide in Delhi

Scolded by teacher, Class 7 student commits suicide in Delhi

December 6, 2018 11:13 pm

New Delhi: Upset over being scolded by her teacher, a class 7 student allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in west Delhi, police said Thursday. The teacher allegedly called the girl “characterless”, which might have forced her to take the extreme step, her mother claimed. However, the police said an investigation was underway to ascertain the exact reason. The girl allegedly […]

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President Kovind to visit Myanmar from Dec 10 to 14

President Kovind to visit Myanmar from Dec 10 to 14

December 6, 2018 11:01 pm

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind will visit Myanmar from December 10 to 14 during which he will hold talks with his counterpart U Win Myint and state counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Ministry of External Affairs said Thursday. Elaborating on the visit, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said the president and First Lady Savita will reach Nay Pyi Taw on December 10. Kovind will have his first engagement on December 11 during […]

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Letter bomb sent to Norway police station

Letter bomb sent to Norway police station

December 6, 2018 10:49 pm

Oslo: Norwegian police said Thursday they had defused a potentially devastating letter bomb that had been sent to a police station, a rare incident in the tranquil Scandinavian country. The Ski police station, located southeast of Oslo, was evacuated early Wednesday after an employee alerted superiors to a suspicious package. It turned out to contain a homemade bomb […]

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Anniversary of Babri mosque demolition passes off peacefully

Anniversary of Babri mosque demolition passes off peacefully

December 6, 2018 10:37 pm

Lucknow: The 26th anniversary of demolition of Babri Mosque passed off peacefully in Uttar Pradesh Thursday with Hindu and Muslim organisations observing the day as “shaurya diwas” and “black day” respectively. While the VHP and Bajrang Dal burst crackers and resolved to build a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya, Muslim outfits held protests to express grief over the incident. In Ayodhya, Mahant Suresh […]

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'Vice', 'Green Book' and 'A Star is Born' dominate Golden Globe Awards nominations

‘Vice’, ‘Green Book’ and ‘A Star is Born’ dominate Golden Globe Awards nominations

December 6, 2018 10:23 pm

Los Angeles: Christian Bale’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” and Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut “A Star Is Born” dominated the Golden Globe Awards nominations announced on Thursday, kicking off annual awards season in the Hollywood which culminates with the much-awaited Academy Awards in February. Actors Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann, and Christian Slater unveiled the nominations for 25 categories of the 76th Golden Globes Awards. “Vice,” the […]

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UK to suspend 'golden visa' used by global super-rich over abuse fears

UK to suspend ‘golden visa’ used by global super-rich over abuse fears

December 6, 2018 9:20 pm

London: The UK government on Thursday said it plans to suspend a visa category used by many high net worth Indians over fears that it was being misused. The Tier 1 Investor visa, referred to as a “golden visa” for the fast-track route to settlement rights in the UK it offered to the super-rich willing to invest millions in […]

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