Day: January 5, 2019

Federer wins third Hopman in dramatic fashion

January 5, 2019 11:58 pm

Perth: Roger Federer became the most successful player in Hopman Cup history when he led Switzerland to a 2-1 win in an enthralling final of the mixed teams tournament in Perth Saturday. In what is tipped to be the final edition of the unique tournament, the best was saved for last as Federer became the first player to win three Hopman Cups, teaming with Belinda Bencic to make it […]

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Shipping firm says will pay for Dutch island clean-up

Shipping firm says will pay for Dutch island clean-up

January 5, 2019 11:50 pm

The Hague: The owner of a ship that lost some 270 containers in the North Sea this week, pledged Saturday to pay “the full costs” for cleaning up debris littering the northern Dutch and German coastlines. The Panama-registered MSC Zoe, one of the world’s largest container ships, lost hundreds of containers late Tuesday while battling a storm near the […]

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Trump aide trying to allay Israeli concerns on Syria pullout

Trump aide trying to allay Israeli concerns on Syria pullout

January 5, 2019 11:46 pm

Tel Aviv: The White House has sent national security adviser John Bolton on a mission to allay Israel’s concerns about President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria. The pullout announced before Christmas was initially expected to be completed within weeks, but the timetable has slowed as the president acceded to requests from aides, allies and members of Congress for a more orderly drawdown. Bolton planned to […]

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France's 'yellow vest' protestors back on the streets

France’s ‘yellow vest’ protestors back on the streets

January 5, 2019 11:27 pm

Paris: France’s “yellow vest” protestors were back on the streets again Saturday as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government. Several hundred protestors gathered on the Champs Elysees in central Paris, where around 15 police wagons were also deployed,  a news agency journalist said. Marches were underway in several […]

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UK police arrest suspect in fatal train stabbing

UK police arrest suspect in fatal train stabbing

January 5, 2019 11:25 pm

London: British police have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man in front of his 14-year-old son on a suburban London train. The 51-year-old man was killed Friday afternoon onboard a train traveling from the town of Guildford to London Waterloo station. Chief Inspector Sam Blackburn said the attack was “not believed to be a random assault.” He said the two […]

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Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone launches official website on 33rd birthday

January 5, 2019 8:58 pm

Mumbai: Actor Deepika Padukone, who turned 33 on Saturday, has launched her official website. The “Padmaavat” star has been teasing her fans about “something super exciting” since Friday. “Can’t wait to share this with you all!” she said in hand-written note posted on her Instagram story along with a countdown timer. When the countdown ended, the actor announced the launch […]

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DU's admissions committee to meet Tuesday, may discuss upper caste quota

NHAI to sign pacts with 3 OMCs for issuing FASTags at petrol pump outlets

January 5, 2019 8:46 pm

New Delhi: The NHAI will Monday sign pacts with state-owned oil marketing companies — IOC, BPCL and HPCL — to ensure availability of FASTags at petrol pump outlets across India, the transport ministry said Saturday. Promoted by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), Indian Highways Management Company (IHMCL) has been mandated to implement the National Electronic Toll Collection Programme (NETC) in […]

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Modi should speak in Parliament on Rafale deal: Deve Gowda

Modi should speak in Parliament on Rafale deal: Deve Gowda

January 5, 2019 8:45 pm

Bengaluru: Janata Dal (Secular) supremo H D Deve Gowda on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should speak on the Rafale deal in Parliament as charges had been levelled directly against him. The former prime minister also hailed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for her speech on the issue in the Lok Sabha on Friday, but said it was not sufficient. In her point-by-point reply on the Rafale debate, […]

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VVIP chopper case: Michel received money from other defence deals as well, ED tells court

VVIP chopper case: Michel received money from other defence deals as well, ED tells court

January 5, 2019 8:24 pm

New Delhi: Alleged middleman Christian Michel, arrested in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case, received money from other defence deals as well which was to be probed, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Saturday told a Delhi court, which sent the accused to judicial custody. The agency told special judge Arvind Kumar that Michel had received 24.25 million euros and 1,60,96,245 pounds from the AgustaWestland deal. “During […]

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Indian student fall from cliff while taking selfie in Ireland; dies

Indian student fall from cliff while taking selfie in Ireland; dies

January 5, 2019 8:18 pm

London: An Indian student died after falling from cliffs in Ireland while clicking a ‘selfie’, media reports said. The man, whose identity was not immediately known, is said to be an Indian national studying in Dublin, The Irish Sun reported. He was visiting the popular tourist attraction on Friday afternoon when the incident happened south of the main viewing areas near […]

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