Day: January 1, 2019

Israel to open new Red Sea airport in January

Israel to open new Red Sea airport in January

January 1, 2019 11:49 pm

Jerusalem: Israel plans to inaugurate a new international airport in the south of the country near the Red Sea later this month, the transport minister announced Tuesday. The Ramon airport will begin with only domestic flights before gradually moving toward full operation, Transport Minister Israel Katz said in a statement. The inauguration ceremony will be held on January 21 with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in attendance. Initially domestic […]

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Three-legged UK police dog finds new home

House Democrats have plan to fund government, but not a wall

January 1, 2019 11:44 pm

Washington: A week and a half into a partial government shutdown, House Democrats released their plan to re-open the government without approving money for President Donald Trump’s border wall. At the same time, the president struggled to find leverage to break the stalemate before the GOP’s monopoly on Washington power ended. Democrats in the House unveiled two bills Monday to fund […]

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Celebratory firing: Delhi Police sends teams to UP, Bihar to nab former JDU MLA

Woman sustains celebratory gun fire wounds

January 1, 2019 11:42 pm

New Delhi: A 42-year-old woman sustained injuries after a former JDU MLA allegedly fired celebratory gun shots in the air during a New Year’s Eve party at his farm house in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj, police said Tuesday. The accused Raju Singh, a former JDU MLA from Bihar, is absconding, they added. The incident took place on […]

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15 yr old girl killed by unidentified persons in Delhi

15-yr-old girl killed by unidentified persons in Delhi

January 1, 2019 11:33 pm

New Delhi: A 15-year-old girl was killed after her throat was slit allegedly by some unidentified persons at her residence in west Delhi, police said Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday when the girl was at home in Khyala area with her 12-year-old brother and their parents were away, they said. According to a […]

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Three-legged UK police dog finds new home

US urges Bangladesh EC to address claims of alleged election irregularities

January 1, 2019 11:31 pm

Washington: The US on Tuesday expressed concern over reported harassment, intimidation and violence which made it difficult for many opposition candidates to hold rallies and campaign freely ahead of polls in Bangladesh and asked the country’s election commission to address the claims of alleged irregularities. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League and its allies won the general elections on Sunday, bagging 288 of the […]

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17 injured in two separate accidents in Jammu

New year revelry: Six men die in Chennai road accidents

January 1, 2019 11:27 pm

Chennai: Six men, who were out on the streets here during celebrations welcoming the new year, died in road accidents at various locations, police said Tuesday. Over 10 non-fatal accidents were recorded across the city and suburbs late Monday, mostly involving youths, they said. There were 16 non-fatal accidents recorded last year while eight people […]

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Yoga 'significantly reduces' blood pressure in pre-hypertensive patients, claims study

Yoga ‘significantly reduces’ blood pressure in pre-hypertensive patients, claims study

January 1, 2019 11:18 pm

New Delhi: Six months of yoga lifestyle “significantly reduces” blood pressure in pre-hypertensive patients, a new study by doctors at a city hospital has claimed. The study, recently published in the Journal of Hypertension, was conducted by researchers from the Department of Neurophysiology of the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH). “It was a randomised study of 120 patients to study the effect of yoga lifestyle […]

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UK police says Manchester stabbings terror related; 3 injured

UK police says Manchester stabbings terror related; 3 injured

January 1, 2019 9:43 pm

London: A knife-wielding man stabbed three people – including a police officer – at a busy railway station in the heart of Manchester in the UK on New Year’s Eve in an attack being treated as “terror-related”, police said Tuesday. The man and woman, in their 50s, sustained “serious” but non-life-threatening injuries. The woman had injuries to her face and abdomen and the man had injuries to his […]

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Modi demolishes opposition's motivated agenda, narrative: BJP

Modi demolishes opposition’s motivated agenda, narrative: BJP

January 1, 2019 9:37 pm

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completely demolished the “motivated agenda” of opposition parties with his comprehensive interview broadcast Tuesday by television channels, the BJP said. Hitting back at the Congress after the opposition party dubbed the interview as “fixed” and dared Modi to face a press conference, BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli said it is not surprising that it was “desperately […]

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Delhi's Air Quality Severe Due To Reduced Wind Speed

Air quality oscillates between ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ on New Year’s Day

January 1, 2019 9:30 pm

New Delhi: Delhi’s air quality oscillated between ‘very poor’ and ‘severe’ on the first day of 2019 as authorities said the pollution level was reducing despite adverse weather conditions, suggesting no additional emissions were added on New Year’s Eve. The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) on Monday warned that any new trigger, particularly due […]

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