Day: March 8, 2019

Man commits suicide by jumping before Delhi Metro train

Man commits suicide by jumping before Delhi Metro train

March 8, 2019 10:26 pm

New Delhi: A 23-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a moving train at a metro station in northwest Delhi on Friday, following which services on the line were delayed briefly, officials said. The deceased has been identified as Jitender Pandey, a native of Gopalganj in Bihar, police said. The incident took place at […]

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Chris Pratt talks about playing villain in 'The Kid'

Chris Pratt talks about playing villain in ‘The Kid’

March 8, 2019 10:19 pm

Los Angeles: Actor Chris Pratt says he agreed to play the bad guy in upcoming western feature “The Kid” as it presented him the opportunity to do something different. Pratt, who has mostly played the protagonist or supporting character in films, such as “Jurassic World” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” series, is portraying the villain […]

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Carlton Cuse to step down as showrunner of 'Jack Ryan' after season two

Carlton Cuse to step down as showrunner of ‘Jack Ryan’ after season two

March 8, 2019 10:15 pm

Los Angeles: Carlton Cuse, the showrunner of Amazon’s “Jack Ryan” series, will not be returning for the show’s third season. Amazon had renewed the spy thriller series, based on the character from several Tom Clancy novels, for a third season in February this year. Cuse is currently working on the sophomore season of the smash-hit […]

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India, Japan hold inaugural space dialogue

India, Japan hold inaugural space dialogue

March 8, 2019 10:08 pm

New Delhi: The inaugural India-Japan Space Dialogue was held here on Friday, with both the countries exploring ways to step up cooperation between their space agencies. The Indian delegation was led by Indra Mani Pandey, Additional Secretary for Disarmament and International Security Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, while the Japanese delegation was co-led by Kansuke […]

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SP releases 1st list, fields Mulayam from ‘safest’ Mainpuri seat

March 8, 2019 9:07 pm

Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party on Friday released its first list of nine candidates for the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, fielding party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav from its stronghold Mainpuri. The party later announced that SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife, Dimple Yadav, would contest from Kannauj, where she is the sitting MP. The party has decided to field MPs Dharmendra Yadav and Akshay Yadav […]

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Karna Minister questions timing of Sumalatha's political

Karna Minister questions timing of Sumalatha’s political

March 8, 2019 9:03 pm

Bengaluru: Karnataka PWD Minister H D Revanna Friday stoked a controversy, saying multi-lingual film actress Sumalatha, wife of late Congress MP Ambareesh, entered the political fray within months of losing her husband. Even as the remarks drew flak from BJP, the Minister, son of JDS supremo H D Deve Gowda, later said he did not […]

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NCLT allows ICICI Bank's insolvency plea against Punj Lloyd over Rs 854 cr default

NCLT allows ICICI Bank’s insolvency plea against Punj Lloyd over Rs 854 cr default

March 8, 2019 8:55 pm

New Delhi: In a setback to engineering and construction firm Punj Lloyd, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has admitted an insolvency plea against the company filed by ICICI Bank. A two-member Principal Bench headed by President Justice M M Kumar has admitted the lender’s plea to initiate insolvency proceedings against Punj Lloyd for a default of Rs 853.83 crore. Confirming the development, Punj Lloyd said in a […]

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Finland government resigns over failed reforms

March 8, 2019 8:46 pm

Helsinki: Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila’s centre-right government resigned on Friday after failing to push through a flagship social and health care reform package, just five weeks ahead of a legislative election. There has been a hard fought struggle for the wide-reaching reform for over a decade, dividing successive governments. Sipila called the failure to pass the reform “a […]

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Missing Rajouri girl found in Jammu

Missing Rajouri girl found in Jammu

March 8, 2019 8:40 pm

Jammu: A girl, who went missing two days ago, was recovered from Jammu bus stand by the police, an official said Friday. The girl hails from Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district and was handed over to her family, they said. On Wednesday, a missing report was lodged by the girl’s brother at Dharamshal police station, […]

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Government appoints five SPs in CBI

Government appoints five SPs in CBI

March 8, 2019 8:36 pm

New Delhi: The government on Friday appointed five superintendents of police in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), according to a Personnel Ministry order. Of these five officers, three — Sudha Singh, Thomson Jose and Jayadevan A — are from the Indian Police Service (IPS), it said. The two other officers belong to the Indian […]

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