Day: January 2, 2019

Firebomb thrown at home of Greek deputy minister

US Senator for FTA with Pakistan for pushing Taliban for peace talks to end Afghan war

January 2, 2019 11:39 pm

Washington: A Republican Senator wants the US to offer Pakistan a free trade agreement as an incentive for Islamabad to push the Taliban to the peace table to end the Afghan war. South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham, who is considered close to President Donald Trump, told CNN in an interview that if Pakistan helped the US in bringing the Taliban to the table for negotiations, then the US would focus on counterterrorism and the […]

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All girls from Mokama shelter home found: police

Domestic help commits suicide in Safdarjung Enclave

January 2, 2019 11:35 pm

New Delhi: A young domestic help has allegedly committed suicide in the building where she worked in south-west Delhi’s Safdarjung Enclave, police said Wednesday. The incident took place on December 27, they said. Police said the woman, suspected to be in her 20s, worked as a domestic help at the residence of one Gagandeep Gill. When police […]

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RSS chief holds meeting of swayamsewaks in Virar

Bhagwat pitches for Ram temple in Ayodhya

January 2, 2019 11:30 pm

Nagpur: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat Wednesday asserted that only a Ram temple will be constructed in Ayodhya. His comments came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested that any decision on an ordinance on the Ram temple could only be taken after the completion of the judicial process, but stressed that the Centre was ready to make all efforts to fulfil its […]

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Mitt Romney says Trump hasn't 'risen to the mantle' of presidency

Romney says Trump hasn’t ‘risen to the mantle’ of presidency

January 2, 2019 11:26 pm

Washington: Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, has slammed US President Donald Trump, saying his conduct over the past two years, particularly his recent actions, is “evidence that he has not risen to the mantle of the office.” Romney, 71, who was elected as a Republican Senator from Utah in November, will be sworn in on Thursday. “The Trump presidency made […]

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UK police arrest suspect in fatal train stabbing

UK knife attack suspect held under mental health law

January 2, 2019 11:21 pm

London: A 25-year-old knife-wielding man arrested during a New Year’s Eve terror attack in Manchester is being detained under the Mental Health Act after an assessment by medical experts, police said on Wednesday. The man stabbed three people – including a police officer – at Manchester Victoria station before being arrested on Monday night. Greater Manchester Police said the counter-terrorism investigation launched in the wake […]

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'China, China, China': New Pentagon chief sets priority

‘China, China, China’: New Pentagon chief sets priority

January 2, 2019 11:14 pm

Washington: Patrick Shanahan, the acting US defense secretary, started his first full day at the Pentagon’s helm Wednesday by telling colleagues he sees China as a key priority. Shanahan, who took the top spot January 1 after Jim Mattis resigned amid disagreements with President Donald Trump, told key Defense Department staff to focus on the National Defense Strategy, a broad review […]

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Modi meets victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Modi meets victims of 1984 anti-Sikh riots

January 2, 2019 11:09 pm

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met victims of the 1984 anti-sikh riots here after the Union cabinet meeting on Wednesday and assured them of the government’s full support, SAD leaders said. The victims were accompanied by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal, Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, party MP Naresh Gujral and heads of Sikh religious bodies SGPC and DSGPC. “It was heart-wrenching to listen to travails […]

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Firebomb thrown at home of Greek deputy minister

Russia says US staff visit detained American accused of spying

January 2, 2019 11:03 pm

Moscow: US consular officials were given access on Wednesday to an American ex-Marine arrested in Moscow accused of espionage, the Russian foreign ministry said. The consular visit took place five days after 48-year-old Paul Whelan was detained in the Russian capital last Friday. “Russia has given America consular access to US citizen Paul Whelan,” the foreign ministry said, according to news agency RIA Novosti. Whelan […]

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Meghalaya illegal mining: Draining out of water goes on in mines

Meghalaya illegal mining: Draining out of water goes on in mines

January 2, 2019 9:27 pm

Shillong: The divers from the Indian Navy and the NDRF on Wednesday could not go down the 370 foot-deep mine, in which 15 miners are trapped for nearly three weeks, even as draining out of a nearby abandoned mine they believe may be connected to it continued, officials said. A high-powered submersible pump from Coal India Ltd will be put into operation […]

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Search of Russian building ends with 39 dead, 1 survivor

Death toll in Russian apartment collapse rises to 21

January 2, 2019 9:20 pm

Moscow: Search crews have pulled more bodies from a huge pile of rubble at a collapsed Russian apartment building, bringing the known death toll to 21. The bodies found on Wednesday in the city of Magnitogorsk included a 3-year-old girl, Russian news agencies cited the emergencies ministry as saying. An 11-month-old boy who was pulled alive from the wreckage […]

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