Day: April 12, 2019

Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe

Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe

April 12, 2019 11:47 pm

Washington: Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig has been indicted on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig was charged Thursday in a two-count indictment that accuses him of willfully concealing material facts from the Justice Department about work he […]

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Trump's controversial transgender troop ban takes effect

Trump’s controversial transgender troop ban takes effect

April 12, 2019 11:42 pm

Washington: US President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on transgender Americans in the military comes into force on Friday following a protracted legal battle. Trump’s administration has insisted that there is “too great a risk to military effectiveness and lethality” to allow transgender people to serve — reversing a policy enacted under his predecessor Barack Obama. […]

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Mackenzie Davis joins political comedy 'Irresistible'

Mackenzie Davis joins political comedy ‘Irresistible’

April 12, 2019 11:35 pm

Los Angeles: “Blade Runner 2049” star Mackenzie Davis has boarded the cast of filmmaker Jon Stewart’s “Irresistible”. The 32-year-old actor joins Steve Carell, Chris Cooper, Rose Byrne AND Topher Grace in the political comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Stewart, who previously directed incarceration drama “Rosewater”, has also penned the script. It tells the story […]

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Disney reveals launch date of its streaming service

Disney reveals launch date of its streaming service

April 12, 2019 11:30 pm

Los Angeles: Disney has announced that its highly anticipated streaming service, which is set to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon, would launch in the US on November 12. The company said the viewers would be able to watch its content on Disney+ after paying a subscription fee of USD 6.99 per month. […]

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Naresh Goyal puts in bid for Jet Airways

April 12, 2019 11:29 pm

Mumbai: Jet Airways founder Naresh Goyal has put in bid for buying stake in the ailing airline, sources said. Goyal quit as chairman of the carrier last month under a debt resolution plan that saw lenders taking control of the airline. Airline sources said Goyal has put in bid for Jet Airways. It couldn’t be […]

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Woman sets self on fire over dowry dispute, dies

Woman sets self on fire over dowry dispute, dies

April 12, 2019 11:22 pm

Gorakhpur (UP): A woman, allegedly fed up with dowry demands from her husband and in-laws, set herself on fire in Rajghat area here, police said Friday. The woman’s family, however, alleged her in-laws burnt her to death. The woman in her 20s, Poonam Gupta, a resident of Laldiggi locality, was seen running in the street […]

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Navy gets virtual reality centre for designing warships

Navy gets virtual reality centre for designing warships

April 12, 2019 11:18 pm

New Delhi: A new, state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Centre (VRC) was Friday inaugurated by Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba here that would provide a “major boost” to indigenous warship design capabilities of the Navy, officials said. The VRC at the the Directorate of Naval Design (Surface Ship Group), seeks to also provide impetus to “self-reliance and […]

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BHU students demand CBI probe into youth’s killing

April 12, 2019 11:14 pm

Varanasi (UP): Scores of Banaras Hindu University students on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the last week’s incident where a youth was shot dead at the campus. Some of the students also took out a candle march near BHU, holding placards that read: “We want justice for Gaurav Singh” and “We demand CBI probe.” […]

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Choose between honest "chowkidar" and corrupt "naamdar": Modi

Choose between honest “chowkidar” and corrupt “naamdar”: Modi

April 12, 2019 11:11 pm

Ahmednagar: Seeking to make the Lok Sabha polls a contest between him and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday asked voters to choose between “imaandar (honest) chowkidar’ and ‘bhrashtachari (corrupt) naamdar”. Gandhi has been hurling the “chowkidar chor hai” jibe at Modi to claim irregularities in Rafale deal, while the PM has […]

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25.6 per cent voting till noon in Bihar

Arunachal registers 71 pc polling

April 12, 2019 11:07 pm

Itanagar: An estimated 71.08 per cent of 7.94 lakh voters of Arunachal Pradesh exercised their franchise during the Lok Sabha and assembly polls held simultaneously in the state on Thursday, the election department said here. This figure is till 5 pm on Thursday. Reports from all parts of the state with many inaccessible terrains are […]

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