Day: March 7, 2019

Saudi hit with rare rebuke at UN rights body over Khashoggi

Saudi hit with rare rebuke at UN rights body over Khashoggi

March 7, 2019 10:58 pm

Geneva: Thirty-six nations condemned Saudi Arabia on Thursday over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a rare censure of the oil-rich kingdom at the UN Human Rights Council. A statement read by Iceland on behalf of a group of states expressed “significant concerns” about reported abuses in Saudi Arabia and demanded justice following Khashoggi’s killing. “Investigations into the killing must be prompt, effective and thorough, independent and […]

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Hardik Patel joins Congress; praises Rahul, attacks Modi

Hardik to join Cong on March 12 in Rahul’s presence

March 7, 2019 10:54 pm

Ahmedabad: Patidar leader Hardik Patel will join Congress on March 12 in presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) announced here Thursday. The announcement came after the Samiti’s core committee meeting in Rajkot. Hardik Patel is the convenor of PAAS. “Hardik will join Congress on March 12 when Rahul Gandhi will be in Gujarat. Hardik will be inducted into the party at a […]

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Airlines promise many goodies on Women's Day

Airlines promise many goodies on Women’s Day

March 7, 2019 10:48 pm

Mumbai: As the world gears up to celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday, the country’s airlines have decided to mark the occasion in their own special way by operating all-women crew flights and promising complimentary upgrades to women passengers. Taking the lead is the national carrier Air India which will operate 12 international flights and over 40 domestic flights with all-women […]

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AIADMK promises national poverty eradication scheme

CISF head constable kills self with service rifle

March 7, 2019 10:25 pm

Guwahati: A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) head constable posted at the airport here allegedly committed suicide by firing himself from his service rifle. Surender Singh was deployed at Watch Tower No. 2 of the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. Singh allegedly fired a bullet into his chest from an INSAS rifle around half an […]

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"How he can be a proud Indian": Afzal Guru’s son

“How I can be a proud Indian”: Afzal Guru’s son

March 7, 2019 10:16 pm

Srinagar: Terrorist Afzal Guru’s son, who aspires to be a doctor has blasted the Times of India report for trying to portray him as a proud Indian, because he is not. In a video clip which was shared on social media last evening, Afzal Guru’s son Ghalib is seen expressing his anger at a report […]

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Swine flu death toll crosses 150 in Rajasthan

Swine flu death toll crosses 150 in Rajasthan

March 7, 2019 9:31 pm

Jaipur: Swine flu has claimed 153 lives in Rajasthan this year, according to health department records. On Thursday, 26 people tested positive out of the 208 suspected swine flu patients. A total of 4,467 people have tested positive during this period, of which 153 people succumbed to the virus, officials said. Jodhpur recorded the highest […]

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Minor fire in Vande Bharat Express, none hurt

Minor fire in Vande Bharat Express, none hurt

March 7, 2019 9:28 pm

New Delhi: A minor fire broke out in the transformer of a coach of the railways’ ambitious Vande Bharat Express, sources said Thursday, making it the latest in a series of incidents plaguing India’s fastest train. Even before its first commercial run on February 15, the train’s windows were damaged by stones thrown at it […]

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Book highlighting Modi govt's decision launched

PM launches smart city projects for northeast

March 7, 2019 9:25 pm

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday launched integrated command and control centres, which use technology to integrate services like police, transport and water, for five cities in the northeast. He launched the facility for Gangtok and Namchi in Sikkim, and Pasighat and Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh and Agartala in Tripura. Smart City Command and […]

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Mumbai eye revenge against Goa in ISL semis

Lajong have nothing but pride at stake against Mariners

March 7, 2019 9:23 pm

Shillong: Bottom-placed Shillong Lajong will look to end their disappointing I-League campaign on a high when they host Mohun Bagan for the last time at the JLN stadium here Friday. While Shillong are facing certain relegation finishing bottom of the 11-team pile, Bagan could hope most for a fifth-place finish. Hosts Shillong, who decided to […]

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HC directs reinstatement of sacked CISF constable

Modi to attend CISF 50th Raising Day celebrations

March 7, 2019 9:18 pm

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the 50th Raising Day celebrations of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Sunday, CISF Director General Rajesh Ranjan said on Thursday. “It is a moment of great pride for the CISF as in the last four decades no Prime Minister had graced the occasion of Raising Day parade,” Ranjan said at the CISF annual press briefing. […]

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