Day: March 14, 2019

HC notice to EC on church seeking change in TN poll date

Pollachi sexual harassment case: HC refuses to interfere

March 14, 2019 11:54 pm

Chennai: The Madras High Court Thursday declined to order a court-monitored CBI probe into the Pollachi sexual harassment case, citing the Tamil Nadu government order transferring the sensational case to the central investigating agency. A group of women lawyers made an urgent mention before the first bench of Chief Justice VK Tahilramani and Justice M […]

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Anti-tank guided missile test-fired successfully

Anti-tank guided missile test-fired successfully

March 14, 2019 11:50 pm

New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation successfully test fired indigenously developed, low weight, Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile for the second time on Thursday in the ranges of Rajasthan desert, a statement said. The missile is incorporated with advanced features including state-of-the-art Imaging Infrared Radar (IIR) Seeker with integrated avionics, it said. The […]

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Russian Land Forces Commander meets Gen Rawat

Russian Land Forces Commander meets Gen Rawat

March 14, 2019 11:46 pm

New Delhi: Russian Land Forces Commander Salyukov Oleg Leonidovich met Army Chief Bipin Rawat on Thursday and discussed ways to enhance defence ties. Colonel General Leonidovich also laid a wreath at the National War Memorial here. In his meeting with Gen Rawat, the Russian Colonel General discussed key issues to enhance bilateral defence engagement, sources […]

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8th Congress MLA in Telangana switches loyalty to TRS

Another Telangana Cong MLA to jump ship, join TRS

March 14, 2019 11:42 pm

Hyderabad: The Congress in Telangana Thursday appeared headed for another setback ahead of Lok Sabha elections, with one more party MLA meeting TRS Working President K T Rama Rao and expressing intention to join the State’s ruling party. Sources in the TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samiti) led by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao confirmed that Kandala […]

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Patnaik revokes expulsion order on Prafulla Ghadai

Opp slams BJD minister’s cash reward offer for votes

March 14, 2019 11:39 pm

Bhubaneswar: Opposition BJP and Congress Thursday slammed Odisha’s Law Minister Pratap Jena for allegedly announcing cash reward for the panchayat from where the ruling BJD candidate of Salipur Assembly seat would get the maximum number of votes. An audio tape of the minister’s “announcement” of Rs 35 lakh reward has gone viral on social media. […]

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Weak Modi is scared of Xi: Rahul on Masood Azhar issue

Weak Modi is scared of Xi: Rahul on Masood Azhar issue

March 14, 2019 11:34 pm

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday hit out at Prime Minster Narendra Modi after China again blocked a UN resolution to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist, alleging that the PM was “weak” and “scared” of Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Congress termed the development at the UN as a sad day […]

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Democratic rising star Beto O'Rourke announces White House run

Democratic rising star Beto O’Rourke announces White House run

March 14, 2019 10:43 pm

Washington: Beto O’Rourke, a skateboarding former punk rocker feted as one of the Democratic Party’s rising stars, announced Thursday he is running for president — joining a crowded field of candidates vying to challenge Donald Trump in 2020. “The only way for us to live up to the promise of America is to give it our all and to give it for all […]

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Bridge near bustling Mumbai train station collapses; 5 hurt

March 14, 2019 10:27 pm

 Mumbai: At least five persons were injured after a foot overbridge near a train station in south Mumbai collapsed Thursday evening, police said. The bridge connected the bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station with the Azad Maidan Police Station. Some persons are feared dead, disaster management cell sources said. “Foot over bridge connecting CST platform 1 […]

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Hungary PM apologises for 'useful idiots' remark

Hungary PM apologises for ‘useful idiots’ remark

March 14, 2019 10:26 pm

Budapest: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has apologised to European conservative parties for calling them “useful idiots” over an anti-EU billboard campaign that could see his party ejected from the European Parliament’s dominant centre-right EPP bloc. “(Orban) has sent a letter of apology to the European People’s Party (EPP),” a government spokesperson told AFP Thursday. In a newspaper interview earlier this month, Orban called critics […]

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Woman, caught while stealing at Delhi factory, dies after being beaten up by locals: Police

Woman, caught while stealing at Delhi factory, dies after being beaten up by locals: Police

March 14, 2019 9:28 pm

New Delhi: A 37-year-old woman died after being allegedly beaten up by locals when she along with another woman was caught while stealing at a manufacturing unit of pressure cookers in north Delhi’s Samaipur Badli area, police said Thursday. The incident took place on Wednesday, when a group of around seven-eight women entered the factory’s godown after […]

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