Month: September 2017

Donald Trump slams Puerto Rican mayor, says islanders want everything done for them

US President Donald Trump today attacked a Puerto Rican mayor over her “poor leadership ability”. (Image: Reuters) US President Donald Trump today attacked a Puerto Rican mayor over her “poor leadership ability” after she criticised the pace of relief efforts in the wake of devastating Hurricane Maria. Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of the territory’s …

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500-yr-old Durga temple to be declared heritage site: Kiren Rijiju

Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said that Nartiang village in West Jaintia Hills district – which is home to a 500-year-old Durga temple will be declared as a national heritage site.Perched on a hill top and overlooking the Myntang river, the Durga Bari at Nartiang in the Jaintia Hills district was built by Jaintia …

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Gurdaspur bypoll: Will ensure Bamial sub-station is constructed, says Swaran Salaria

The foundation stone of the electricity sub-station in Bamial was laid during the Akali-BJP government regime and the village sarpanch had donated his land for the project. BJP candidate for the Gurdaspur bypoll Swaran Salaria met residents of Bamial, a village near the Indo-Pak border, and assured them that he will ensure that the construction …

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray tells BJP not to teach patriotism; asks it’s definition of Hindutva

Shiv Sena chief made his comments while addressing the annual Dussehra rally of his party at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park. (Image: PTI) Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday attacked its ally Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and asked it to refrain from ‘teaching patriotism’. “Don’t teach us patriotism. The day when we need to be taught …

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Happy Gandhi Jayanti 2017 Wishes, Quotes, Whatsapp & Facebook Messages, SMS, Status

Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2 every year to mark the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He was born in the year 1869. Gandhi is popularly known as ‘Bapu’ and is also considered as the Father of the Nation for his selfless contribution in India’s freedom struggle. Throughout his life he lived on the …

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DMRC defends fare hike citing increased input costs

Even as the DMRC defended another fare hike by saying its input costs had gone up, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday urged the Centre to direct Delhi Metro to withhold the “unjustified” proposed increase from October 10.In a letter to Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Kejriwal urged him to direct the …

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5 held as international fake currency racket busted by UP Police

Fake currency with a face value of Rs 16 lakh and the equipment to print them were seized after the arrest of five people involved in the international racket, police said today.Mushtaq Ahmed Khan Gojar, a resident of Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir; Praveen Kumar, a resident of Kanpur Dehat district; Pankaj Saini of …

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Soccer-Neymar on the spot as awe-inspiring PSG demolish Bordeaux

By Julien Pretot PARIS, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Neymar scored a double as Paris St Germain’s awe-inspiring firepower was on show again in a 6-2 demolition of Girondins de Bordeaux that stretched their Ligue 1 lead to three points on Saturday. Edinson Cavani, Thomas Meunier and Julian Draxler also found the back of the net …

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Democrats in Iowa looking for ways to win back Trump voters

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Democrats are looking for the prescription that will help them emerge from their withered condition, after dominating just a decade ago. After sending progressive Tom Harkin to the Senate for 30 years and twice delivering the state for Barack Obama, Democrats are powerless in the House, Senate and statehouse, …

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Two AAP leaders join Congress ahead of Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll

The AAP leaders joined Congress along with their supporters in presence of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. (Image: PTI) Two leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party today joined the Congress party, ahead of the Lok Sabha by-poll in Gurdaspur constituency scheduled for October 11. AAP leader Kulbhushan Singh, who contested the last assembly polls, and party …

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2 held in Sri Lanka for attack on Rohingya Muslims in UN-run safe house

A woman was among two persons arrested on Saturday in Sri Lanka for allegedly attacking a group of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar here on Tuesday, police said.The police had to relocate about 30 Rohingya Muslims to a safe location following the attack.A 43-year-old woman and a 34-year-old man were arrested after the government, led by …

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Amit Shah to launch march in Kerala to expose CPI’s red terrorism: BJP leader

The march would crisscross through 11 of the 14 districts of the southern state, Muraleedharan, the coordinator of the yatra, said. (Image: PTI) BJP president Amit Shah would launch a 15-day statewide ‘padayatra’ (foot march) from Payyannur in Kannur district of Kerala on October 3 to expose the ruling CPI(M)’s “red terrorism” and “political fascism” …

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Elphinstone stampede: Police to probe ornament theft at site

People pay their respects to the victims of Elphinstone Foot Over Bridge tragic stampede. (PTI) Visuals have emerged showing some people allegedly stealing ornaments from a victim of the stampede at a railway station here, prompting the Mumbai Police to launch a probe. The victim, Sumalata Shetty, was among the 23 people who lost their …

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Indian-origin founder of UK’s 2 Sisters Food Group faces hygiene inquiry

The Indian-origin founder of Britain’s 2 Sisters Food Group — the largest supplier of chicken to supermarkets in the country — is facing a parliamentary inquiry after an undercover investigation revealed poor hygiene standards and safety dates of chicken being allegedly manipulated in his factory.Ranjit Singh Boparan’s 2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG), which owns the …

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Hafiz Saeed slaps Rs 100 mn suit on Pak FM for ‘darling-of-US’ remark

Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has slapped a Rs 100-million defamation notice on Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for calling him the “darling of the United States”.The minister had also said that the US, which was putting pressure on Pakistan to tackle terrorist groups operating from its soil, once used to treat them as …

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Brexit transition should not last ‘a second more’ than 2 yrs: Boris Johnson

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Saturday insisted that any transition period after Britain leaves the European Union (EU) should not last “a second more” than two years.Johnson, in an interview, called for four conditions for Brexit: transition period must be a maximum of two years; UK must refuse to accept new EU rules during …

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Donald Trump’s visit to China ‘most important bilateral event’: Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Reuters) China regards US President Donald Trump’s November visit as “the most important bilateral event”, President Xi Jinping today said, as the two countries grappled to deal with deepening crisis over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes. Xi met US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson here, amid mounting pressure from Trump …

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Hafiz Saeed slaps Rs 100 million defamation notice on Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for darling of US remark

Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. (Associated Press) Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has slapped a Rs 100-million defamation notice on Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for calling him the “darling of the United States”. Asif, while speaking at the Asia Society forum in New York on Tuesday, acknowledged that Saeed, the Haqqanis and …

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Erdogan sees Israel’s Mossad hand in Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence vote

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency played a role in Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence vote, proved by the waving of Israeli flags during celebrations of the overwhelming “yes’ vote.During a televised speech, Erdogan claimed that Turkey had been saddened to see some Iraqi Kurds acclaiming the independence referendum with …

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Trump’s visit to China ‘most important bilateral event’: President Jinping

China regards US President Donald Trump’s November visit as “the most important bilateral event”, President Xi Jinping on Saturday said, as the two countries grappled to deal with deepening crisis over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes.“His (Trump’s) visit will be a major opportunity for the development of China-US relations,” Xi was quoted saying to …

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PNC Infratech bags Rs 2,159 cr highway contract in Uttar Pradesh

PNC Infratech on Saturday said it has bagged Rs 2,159 crore contract for six-laning a highway stretch in Uttar Pradesh. Source: Business Standard

Australian Hockey League 2017: India ‘A’ men’s hockey team lose 0-1 to New South Wales

India A, who had got off to a rollicking start with a 4-1 win over Western Australia in their opening match, gave their best today as well before going down by a solitary goal. (PTI) India ‘A’ men’s hockey team today went down to New South Wales 0-1 in a closely fought encounter at the …

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Piyush Goyal tightens reins on Railways, gives top priority to safety; here’s all you need to know

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. (Reuters) Tightening the reins on the railway administration, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal here on Saturday announced a series of measures according topmost priority to passenger safety in the wake of Friday’s stampede which killed 23 Mumbai commuters. Chairing a high-level meeting comprising officials of the Railway Board, top officials of Western …

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Soccer: Kagawa’s record goal gives Dortmund win at Augsburg

BERLIN (Reuters) – Shinji Kagawa became the top Japanese scorer of all time in the Bundesliga when he chipped in the winner in Borussia Dortmund’s nervous 2-1 victory at Augsburg on Saturday. Dortmund, who wasted a second-half penalty, bounced back from their midweek home loss to Real Madrid in the Champions league to move five …

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Soccer-Kagawa’s record goal gives Dortmund win at Augsburg

BERLIN, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Shinji Kagawa became the top Japanese scorer of all time in the Bundesliga when he chipped in the winner in Borussia Dortmund’s nervous 2-1 victory at Augsburg on Saturday. Dortmund, who wasted a second-half penalty, bounced back from their midweek home loss to Real Madrid in the Champions league to …

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No politics, tweets for Digvijay Singh as he embarks on 6-month-long Yatra

Known for his sharp political remarks, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Saturday embarked on the 3,300-km Narmada Parikrama from here after performing rituals, but with a resolve not to tweet.The former Madhya Pradesh CM, who often stokes controversies with his comments, before starting the parikrama (circumambulation), said he will not talk about politics during …

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Two AAP leaders cite party failure, join Cong ahead of Gurdaspur bypolls

Two leaders of the Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday joined the Congress party, ahead of the Lok Sabha by-poll in Gurdaspur constituency scheduled for October 11.Welcoming them, the chief minister said the two leaders would strengthen the party and ensure a landslide victory for PPCC president and its nominee from Gurdaspur Sunil Jakhar.Assuring the chief …

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Two top Tata Motors executives call it a day

Tata Motors said its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) C Ramakrishnan has retired with effect from today.Besides, the company said Ravindra Pisharody, who has resigned, ceases to the Executive Director (Commercial Vehicles) and key managerial personnel of the company with effect from September 30.In June, Pisharody had resigned from his role as head of the company’s …

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China to back fight against terror financing, money laundering in non-financial sectors

According to a government guideline, made public earlier this week, China will coordinate supervision to counter money laundering, terrorist financing and tax evasion. (Reuters) After backing the BRICS declaration on terrorism naming Pakistan-based militant groups, China today said it will extend support to the fight against terrorist financing and money laundering in non-financial sectors. “Money …

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‘Cow protectors’ not involved in violence: Mohan Bhagwat

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. (PTI) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today strongly supported “cow protectors”, saying probes into recent incidents of violence have made it “amply clear” that the “activists” were not involved in them. On the contrary, many activists were attacked and killed while being “peacefully” involved in cow protection, he said in his address …

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BSF detects 14-foot-long tunnel on international border in Jammu

A 14-foot-long tunnel, dug from the Pakistan side across the international border, was discovered on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district, the BSF said.The tunnel from which, the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers said they have recovered war-like stores, was discovered a day after the its field commanders and those of Pakistan Rangers held …

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Arrest warrants for ousted Pak PM Sharif’s children, son-in-law delivered

Pakistan’s anti-corruption officials have visited the home of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif here and delivered notices of arrest warrants issued against his children and son-in-law, a media report said on Saturday.The move came in the wake of the failure of Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Maryam Nawaz and her husband Mohammad Safdar to appear in …

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Soccer-Kane scoring leaves Pochettino struggling for words

By Simon Evans HUDDERSFIELD, England, Sept 30 (Reuters) – With 13 goals for club and country in the month of September, including seven in the past week, Tottenham striker Harry Kane’s form is leaving his manager struggling for words. Four days after scoring a hat-trick at Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League and a week …

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Rohingya crisis: India has no plans to mediate between Myanmar-Bangladesh

India has said that it has no plans to mediate between Myanmar and Bangladesh to solve the Rohingya refugee crisis.“India’s Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that the government has no plans to act as a mediator between Myanmar and Bangladesh to solve the Rohingya refugee crisis,” Sputnik news agency reported.However, the Russian news …

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PCB wants $70 mn compensation from BCCI over cancelled bilateral series

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants its Indian counterpart (BCCI) to pay approximately USD 70 million as compensation for not playing two “home” bilateral series.“Our case is that the BCCI signed an MoU with us in 2014 to play six bilateral series, starting with our home series, which they have not done as yet. Secondly …

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Badrinath to close for winters on November 19

The ceremonial annual closure of the Himalayan temple will take place at 7.30 pm on November 19. (Source: IE) The sacred portals of the Badrinath shrine will be closed for the winters this year on November 19, marking the conclusion of the annual Chardham Yatra. “The auspicious time for the ritual was ascertained by the …

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Fare hike of Delhi Metro is unacceptable: Kejriwal to Centre

The proposed fare hike of the Delhi Metro is “unacceptable”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to the Centre, demanding that the decision be withheld and reviewed.“The fare-fixation committee had recommended a gap of one year between two fare hikes. This recommendation is being completely violated because the proposed second hike in October, 2017 will …

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Hero MotoCorp extends support to Indian football team

Hero MotoCorp Ltd on Saturday wished the Indian national U-17 football team best of luck for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.Hero MotoCorp is the ‘National Supporter’ of the marquee event to be held in India from October 6th.Pawan Munjal, Chairman, MD and CEO, Hero MotoCorp, met with entire Indian team and team …

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Pakistan Cricket Board is set to demand whopping $70 million from BCCI; here is why

BCCI had in 2014 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which stated that the two arch-rivals will play six bilateral series between 2015 and 2023. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to make a demand of $70 million from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The Pakistani board will demand …

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Google investigating possible Russian meddling in 2016 US elections

After Twitter deleted over 200 fake Russian accounts used to meddle the 2016 US presidential election, Google has now launched a probe into the role its services could have played in the Russian interference, reports said.“Google is conducting a broad internal investigation to determine whether Russian-linked entities used its ads or services to try to …

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New TN Governor will have significant role amid political turmoil: experts

The appointment of 77-year-old Bhanwarilal Purohit as Governor of Tamil Nadu gains significance, since his role is speculated to be crucial considering the political uncertainity in the State. This, despite the fact that the ruling party has been elected with a significant majority in the Assembly elections of 2016. The political turmoil within the ruling All …

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Constitution amendments needed to assimilate Kashmiris with rest of the country: Mohan Bhagwat

NAGPUR: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said today that “necessary constitutional amendments” will have to be made for the people of Jammu and Kashmir to be “completely assimilated” with the rest of the country. In his more than an hour-long address on Vijayadashmi, which is also the Hindutva organisation’s foundation day, he spoke on a host …

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China to back fight against terror financing, money laundering

iBEIJING: After backing the BRICS declaration on terrorism naming Pakistan-based militant groups, China today said it will extend support to the fight against terrorist financing and money laundering in non-financial sectors. “Money laundering and terrorist financing activities are gradually spreading to some non-financial sectors,” the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the country’s central bank, said …

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People living on China border our strategic assets, should not migrate: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh takES salute during his visit to ITBP Border Out Post (BoP), in Rimkhim, Uttarakhand. (PTI) Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today that people living along the China border were the country’s “strategic assets”, and directed the frontier guarding force ITBP to ensure that they did not migrate as this would …

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Seven belonging to Babbar Khalsa International held in Punjab

All the seven were arrested from Ludhiana where they planned to hold a meeting, Dhoke added. (Representative Image: Reuters) Seven persons allegedly belonging to banned terror outfit Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) were arrested today, Ludhiana Police said. Those arrested have been identified as Onkar Singh, Jagran Singh, Amritpal Singh, Kuldip Singh, Jasbir Singh, Amanpreet Singh …

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BSF unearths tunnel being dug from Pakistan side in Jammu’s Arnia sector

The tunnel was 14-feet long when it was detected by the alert troops, the officials said. (ANI) The Border Security Force (BSF) today unearthed a 14-feet long tunnel, which was being dug from the Pakistani side along the international border and recovered “war-like” store in Arnia sector here, officials said. “An under-construction tunnel was found …

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When Tom Alter took Sachin Tendulkar’s 1st ever interview; watch nostalgic video

When Tom Alter took Sachin Tendulkar’s 1st ever interview. (Twitter) Veteran theatre, film and television actor Tom Alter passed away, at 67 years. As per family sources, Alter was battling skin cancer, and passed away last night at his residence. As per Indian Express report,”It is with sadness we announce the death of Tom Alter, …

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Govt to position next India Mobile Congress as a global event

The government is planning to organise next India Mobile Congress with global theme to expand its horizon to attract global audience.The three day telecom sector event, held on September 27 -29, saw attendance from senior ministers – Communications Minister Manoj Sinha, Oil and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad …

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Pakistan NAB delivers arrest warrants to Nawaz Sharif’s children, son-in-law

Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz. (Reuters) Pakistan’s anti-corruption officials have visited the home of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif here and delivered notices of arrest warrants issued against his children and son-in-law, a media report said today. A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team yesterday visited Jati Umra – the residence of Sharif and delivered the …

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Malaysian state keen to collaborate with India on biotech, ICT

Chief Minister of Selangor, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali met Suresh Prabhu with a 10-member delegation of the Selangor Investment Mission. (Twitter) Malaysian state of Selangor has expressed interest in collaborating with India in the fields of biotechnology, ICT, life sciences, transport and logistics with a view to boost economic ties between the two …

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