Day: March 3, 2019

At least 2,000 protest Algerian president in France

At least 2,000 protest Algerian president in France

March 3, 2019 10:41 pm

Paris: At least 2,000 demonstrators Sunday gathered in Paris and other French cities to protest Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid to stand for a fifth term in office. The demonstrations coincide with large-scale rallies in Algeria to denounce the ailing president’s bid to hang on to power. Bouteflika, 82, who uses a wheelchair and has rarely been seen in public since […]

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UK PM May calls on Imran Khan to take action against terror groups

UK PM May calls on Imran Khan to take action against terror groups

March 3, 2019 10:39 pm

London: British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke to Pakistani Premier Imran Khan on Sunday to emphasise the importance of Pakistan taking action against all terrorist groups, Downing Street said. During the phone conversation between the two leaders, May welcomed Khan’s commitment to reduce tensions following the return of captured Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman by the Pakistani authorities earlier this week. “The Prime Minister spoke to Pakistan’s Prime […]

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Lalu, Sushil Modi cross swords over PM's rally in Patna

Lalu, Sushil Modi cross swords over PM’s rally in Patna

March 3, 2019 10:31 pm

Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Sunday likened the turnout at the BJP-led coalition’s rally here, which was addressed among others by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to the gatherings that he attracted whenever he stopped by at a betel shop on the roadside. The characteristic swagger of the jailed RJD supremo evoked an angry response from […]

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Baijayant Panda likely to join BJP

Baijayant Panda likely to join BJP

March 3, 2019 10:22 pm

New Delhi: Former Biju Janata Dal leader Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda is likely to join the ruling BJP, party sources said Sunday. Panda, who fell apart with the BJD chief Naveen Patnaik, had recently said that he is willing to join hands with anybody “committed to tackling the severe problems that Odisha now faces”. BJP sources […]

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PM chairs National Security Council meet

PM chairs National Security Council meet

March 3, 2019 10:12 pm

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the National Security Council on Sunday following heightened tensions with Pakistan. Official sources said the meeting was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Besides the union ministers, NSA Ajit Doval and […]

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Five arrested for leaking MCA, BCA question papers

Five arrested for leaking MCA, BCA question papers

March 3, 2019 10:07 pm

New Delhi: Five men, including an employee of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), were arrested for allegedly leaking MCA and BCA third semester question papers from its study centre in Jharkhand’s Bokaro, police said Sunday. The accused were identified as Dev Shankar (31), Vivek Kumar Sharma (27), Johanson Hans (30), residents of Jharkhand, Ankit […]

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Fashion designer ends life owing to dowry harassment

Fashion designer ends life owing to dowry harassment

March 3, 2019 10:02 pm

Hyderabad: A 29-year-old fashion designer allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of a residential apartment building here Sunday due to dowry harassment, police said. The woman had got married eight months ago. Her parents lodged a complaint saying her husband and his kin had harassed her for additional dowry, which drove her […]

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CR wants increase in frequency of new Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani

Rajdhani Express turns 50, passengers pampered

March 3, 2019 9:53 pm

Kolkata: The country’s first Rajdhani Express, which revolutionised Indian Railways by way of speed and luxury in the 1960s, turned 50 Sunday as the flower-beddecked train chugged out of Howrah station on its golden jubilee run. An Eastern Railway (ER) official said that the Kolkata-New Delhi Rajdhani Express embarked on its maiden journey on March […]

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Woman arrested for mowing down mechanic by car in Delhi

Woman arrested for mowing down mechanic by car in Delhi

March 3, 2019 9:49 pm

New Delhi: A 21-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly mowing down a man and injuring two others by her speeding car near Moolchand underpass in southeast Delhi, police said Sunday. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Afaq (24), a resident of Jakir Nagar, they said. According to Chinmoy Bisawal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast), the […]

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Army chief visits forward locations in Jammu region

Army chief visits forward locations in Jammu region

March 3, 2019 9:45 pm

Jammu: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat Sunday visited various forward locations along the International border in Jammu region, expressing confidence of thwarting any hostile activity. The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited various forward locations of Samba and Ratnuchak in Jammu region to review the operational deployment and preparedness, a defence spokesman said. Gen Rawat […]

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