Day: January 3, 2019

Rahul must visit Kumbh, light candle at grandpa's grave: Dy CM

Rahul must visit Kumbh, light candle at grandpa’s grave: Dy CM

January 3, 2019 9:48 pm

Gandhinagar: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma Thursday said Congress president Rahul Gandhi should participate in the Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj and light a candle at the grave of his grandfather Feroze Gandhi. Sharma was here to extend an invitation for the Kumbh Mela, which starts on January 15, to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and other ministers. “I would request Rahul Gandhi to visit the Kumbh mela. Probably his gotra […]

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Firebomb thrown at home of Greek deputy minister

Pakistani journalist gets Twitter notice over tweet seeking probe in high-profile murders

January 3, 2019 9:45 pm

Islamabad: A senior Pakistani journalist said on Thursday that he got a notice from Twitter over a recent tweet seeking probe in high-profile murders that the microblogging site branded as “violation” of local laws. Mubashir Zaidi of Dawn News TV channel in a tweet asked about probe into murders of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police officer, Tahir Dawar, and Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Ali Raza Abidi. “What happened to the […]

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Kerala turns into war zone after women's entry into Sabarimala

Kerala turns into war zone after women’s entry into Sabarimala

January 3, 2019 9:28 pm

Thiruvananthapuram: Hurling crude bombs and stones, Hindu fringe groups Thursday rampaged through the streets of Kerala, fighting pitched battles with police and political rivals, leaving scores of people injured including three BJP workers in a knife attack, officials said. The dawn-to-dusk ‘Hartal’ called by Sabarimala Karma Samithi, an umbrella organisation of pro-Hindutva groups, and the Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP), […]

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Dalit teen gang rape: All accused arrested

Woman gangraped in Khardah, BJP team visits area

January 3, 2019 9:23 pm

Barrackpore/Kolkata: A 30-year-old woman was allegedly raped by four men in an under construction building near her residence at Khardah area of North 24 Parganas district, police said Thursday. The incident took place on Wednesday night and the woman is under treatment at Panihati State General Hospital, police said. She told the police that she was accosted […]

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Tunisia says 2 jihadists blow themselves up in security raid

Tunisia says 2 jihadists blow themselves up in security raid

January 3, 2019 9:18 pm

Tunis: Two alleged jihadists blew themselves up Thursday during an early morning raid by Tunisian security forces on a house in the central region of Sidi Bouzid, the interior ministry said. Acting on a tip off, “police units raided a house in the Jelma area… and two terrorists blew themselves up with explosive belts”, national security […]

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President Trump cancels Speaker Pelosi's foreign 'excursion' amid government shutdown

Democrats to take on Trump as divided US Congress gets to work

January 3, 2019 9:16 pm

Washington: Democrats take over the US House of Representatives on Thursday, ushering in a new era of divided government in Washington with the goal of checking Donald Trump’s turbulent presidency. Battle-tested Nancy Pelosi was poised to take over as speaker of the House for the second time in her career, as a partial federal government shutdown over Trump’s insistence that lawmakers fund a US-Mexico border wall neared the […]

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Search of Russian building ends with 39 dead, 1 survivor

Search of Russian building ends with 39 dead, 1 survivor

January 3, 2019 9:06 pm

Moscow: Russian officials ended the search of a collapsed apartment building Thursday and said the rescue crews that raced through concrete rubble found 39 people dead and one survivor in the three-and-a-half days since part of the structure came down while residents slept. Officials think an explosion triggered by a gas leak caused the pre-dawn collapse Monday in the […]

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RBI scales down printing of Rs 2000 note to minimum Govt source

RBI scales down printing of Rs 2000 note to minimum: Govt source

January 3, 2019 8:58 pm

New Delhi: The printing of Rs 2000 banknote, introduced post-demonetisation in November 2016, has been reduced to the “minimum” by the Reserve Bank, a top finance ministry official said Thursday. Soon after the sudden decision to ban old Rs 500/1000 currency notes by the government, the Reserve Bank had come out with the Rs 2000 currency note along with a new look Rs 500 […]

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Firebomb thrown at home of Greek deputy minister

Croatia gives Israel deadline on F-16 jets delivery

January 3, 2019 8:52 pm

Zagreb (Croatia): Croatia has urged Israel to say whether it can carry out a deal to deliver 12 used F-16 fighter jets or the purchase will be annulled. Croatia’s Defence Ministry said Thursday it needs an answer by January 11. The tentative USD 500 million deal to buy the upgraded F-16 Barak fighter jets from Israel was made in March last year pending US approval […]

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Pak declares Panj Tirath Hindu religious site as national heritage

Pak declares Panj Tirath Hindu religious site as national heritage

January 3, 2019 8:47 pm

Peshawar: The provincial Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in northwest Pakistan has declared the ancient Hindu religious site of Panj Tirath in Peshawar as national heritage. Panj Tirath, which got its name from the five pools of water present there, also contains a temple and a lawn with date palm trees. The five pools of the heritage site now come under the ambit of Chacha Yunus Park […]

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