Day: January 6, 2019

French women reclaim 'yellow vest' protests with peaceful demo

French women reclaim ‘yellow vest’ protests with peaceful demo

January 6, 2019 11:58 pm

Paris: Hundreds of women on Sunday marched in Paris to reclaim France’s “yellow vest” movement from violent activists, a day after protesters smashed their way into a government ministry. The women, wearing yellow vests, turned out after 50,000 people returned to the streets of France on Saturday amid violent clashes with police. Some of the women waved yellow balloons […]

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Kerala CM has failed to control violence: Congress

Kerala CM has failed to control violence: Congress

January 6, 2019 11:49 pm

Kochi/Kottayam: Opposition Congress in Kerala on Sunday attacked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the Sabarimala issue, accusing him of not controlling the law and order situation and preparing ground for the BJP to grow. The Congress’s reaction came amid violence involving BJP-RSS and ruling CPI(M) workers over the Sabarimala issue in the state. Violence erupted following the entry of women into the hill shrine of Lord Ayappa in Sabarimala and a […]

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'Good will beat evil,' Bolsonaro says amid crime crackdown

‘Good will beat evil,’ Bolsonaro says amid crime crackdown

January 6, 2019 11:46 pm

Rio De Janeiro: Brazil’s new far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, vowed Sunday that “good will beat evil” as he oversaw a troop crackdown on gangs rampaging in a northeast city and mourned the murder of a Rio policeman. In a tweet, he sent condolences to the family of the officer who was shot and killed early Sunday when he confronted armed […]

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Firebomb thrown at home of Greek deputy minister

Spain rescues 549 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean

January 6, 2019 11:41 pm

Madrid: Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 549 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. The service says its craft intercepted six small smuggling boats carrying a total of 350 migrants on Saturday in waters east of the Strait of Gibraltar. On Sunday another 199 migrants were pulled from five different boats, including two tiny inflatable […]

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Fake news menace can only be controlled by people through self-restraint: Rathore

Fake news menace can only be controlled by people through self-restraint: Rathore

January 6, 2019 11:32 pm

New Delhi: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said Sunday the menace of fake news on social media can only be controlled by self-restraint and regulation. Speaking at a function here, the minister said that like electronic media controls itself through self-regulation, the people of the country should also self-regulate themselves and check the spread of fake news. “People on social media has the capacity to kill any fake news which is generated […]

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Sitharaman must submit documentary evidence on HAL contract: Cong's Manish Tewari

Sitharaman must submit documentary evidence on HAL contract: Cong’s Manish Tewari

January 6, 2019 9:54 pm

New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday demanded documentary evidence of claims made by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on contracts given to HAL and said in its absence the party will demand her resignation in Parliament. Party spokesperson Manish Tewari said the Congress will press for her resignation in case she fails to substantiate her claim in Parliament that HAL was given contracts worth Rs […]

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Fadnavis sets BJP target of winning 40 of 48 LS seats in Maha

Fadnavis sets BJP target of winning 40 of 48 LS seats in Maha

January 6, 2019 9:48 pm

Mumbai: Indicating that hopes of forging a fresh alliance with the Shiv Sena are dim, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said Sunday the BJP should aim to win 40 of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in the state. Fadnavis made the statement at a meeting of BJP workers at Latur in central Maharashtra where party chief Amit Shah was also present. “The party president will decide what to do […]

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Marathi literary meet withdraws invite to Nayantara Sahgal

Marathi literary meet withdraws invite to Nayantara Sahgal

January 6, 2019 9:43 pm

Yavatmal (Maha): Organisers of the All India Marathi Literary meet have withdrawn the inaugural function invitation extended to noted English language author Nayantara Sahgal, who was at the forefront of the “awardwapsi” campaign, after “some people” threatened to disrupt the function. The decision was taken to “avoid any untoward incident and in view of the controversy that has cropped […]

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Five stray cows die of cold in UP

Protest against stray cattle menace temporarily suspended in UP’s Mathura

January 6, 2019 9:36 pm

Mathura: Farmers protesting against the stray cattle menace here Sunday temporarily suspended their agitation after the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet empowered urban and rural civic bodies to run temporary shelters for stray animals. “On the assurance of the district administration, we have suspended the agitation for a fortnight,” Raj Kumar Tomar, district president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Tikait group) said. He […]

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Criticism of president attack on republic system: Nepal PM

Criticism of president attack on republic system: Nepal PM

January 6, 2019 9:11 pm

Kathmandu: Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday rapped the opposition for criticising the president, saying such an action was an attack on the republic system of the country. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and the ruling party have come under criticism from the opposition parties after the government procured a luxurious motorcade worth Rs 180 million for the president and also decided […]

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