Saturday, March 24, 2018

Monica eliminates Caroline from Miami Open

Miami |Saturday, 2018 3:15:05 PM IST
Puerto Rico's Monica Puig pulled off a surprise win 0-6,6-4,6-4 over second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on the fourth day of the Miami Open.... read..

Amit Shah terms TDP decision to quit NDA 'unfortunate and unilateral'

New Delhi | Saturday, Mar 24 2018 IST
Terming the decision of the Telugu Desam Party to quit the NDA as 'unfortunate' and 'unilateral', BJP president Amit Shah has said the step will be construed as being guided wholly and solely by political considerations instead of developmental concerns. ... read..

TDP's decision to quit NDA 'unfortunate, unilateral': Amit Shah to Naidu

New Delhi [India] | March 24, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah on Saturday termed the decision of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu to pull out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over special category status to the... read..

Kovind, Modi urge stakeholders to help eliminate TB by 2025 (Lead)

New Delhi |Saturday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged all stakeholders to help eliminate the disease by 2025.... read..

Venezuela to eliminate three zeros from currency

Caracas |Friday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has decided to eliminate three zeros off the country's inflation-ridden currency, the bolivar, taking effect from June 4, as an economic measure to "guarantee commercial activities".... read..

US Senate passes $1.3tn bill, funds government till September (Lead)

Washington |Friday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
The US Senate on Friday passed a $1.3 trillion spending package that will increase funding for military, domestic spending and will keep the government funded till the end of September.... read..

US designates KIB as SDG Terrorist

Washington | Friday, Mar 23 2018 IST
The US Department of State has designated Katibat al-Imam al-Bukhari (KIB) -- Uzbek fighting force in Syria -- as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT), according to a press release issued by the Office of the Spokesperson here. The action has b... read..

Pondy govt should go for an appeal in the nominated members issue : Anabzhagan

Puducherry | Friday, Mar 23 2018 IST
Blaming that the 'inefficiency' in the functioning of Chief Minister V Narayanasamy led to the Madras High Court's ruling in the nominated members issue, AIADMK legislature party leader A Anbazhagan on Friday demanded that the government should go for a... read..

Saminathan cautions Speaker, CM of dire consequences if nominated members not allowed in Assembly

Pudcuherry | Friday, Mar 23 2018 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State President V Saminathan on Friday cautioned Speaker V Vaithilingam and Chief minister V Narayanasamy of ''dire consequences'' if the three nominated members were not allowed in the Assembly on Monday next respecting the M... read..

Hamilton dominates in 2nd free practice ahead of Australian GP

Melbourne |Friday, 2018 7:15:09 PM IST
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton continued the pace he showed in the first practice session in the second session also on Friday, ahead of Formula One's first Grand Prix of the season here.... read..

Madras HC dismisses pleas against appointment of 3 nominated MLAs to Pondy Assembly

Chennai | Thursday, Mar 22 2018 IST
The Madras High Court on Thursday upheld the appointment of three nominated MLAs to the Puducherry Assembly. Dismissing the writ petitions filed against the nominations made by the Centre to the Puducherry Assembly without the consent of Chief Minister V... read..

Govt should go for an appeal in the nominated MLAs case : CPI (M)

Puducherry | Thursday, Mar 22 2018 IST
The Puducherry unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Thursday urged the government to go for an appeal in the case of three BJP nominated members to the territorial assembly in which the ruling of the Madras High court came in favour of them.... read..

BJP celebrates Madras HC judgement over 3 nominated members to Assembly

Puducherry | Thursday, Mar 22 2018 IST
The Puducherry unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday celebrated the Judgement of the Madras High Court which is in favour of the party's three nominated members to the territorial assembly. The volunteers burst crackers and distributed s... read..

Pakistan urges foreign forces to eliminate terror sanctuaries in Afghanistan

Islamabad |Thursday, 2018 11:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan on Thursday urged foreign forces in Afghanistan to take action and eliminate sanctuaries of Pakistani militant groups there.... read..

U.S. Senate Intel chairman: Need for U.S. election security "urgent"

WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Mar 21 2018 IST
U.S. Senator Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on Wednesday the need for improvements in security for the election system is "urgent." "This issue is urgent. If we start to fix these problems tomorrow, we still might not ... read..

Millions of people in WHO European Region drink contaminated water

Bonn (Germany) | Wednesday, Mar 21 2018 IST
Millions of people in the WHO European Region drink contaminated water, often without knowing it. According to WHO estimates, everyday 14 people die of diarrhoeal disease due to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Clean and safe drinking wate... read..

U.S. Senate committee launches effort to prevent election hacking

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON | Tuesday, Mar 20 2018 IST
A U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday released its first draft recommendations on how to prevent foreign hacking of U.S. elections, calling on Congress to help states tighten security after spending more than a year investigating Russian attempts to target t... read..

Slovak PM-designate reworks cabinet list after president rejects proposals

By Tatiana Jancarikova BRATISLAVA | Tuesday, Mar 20 2018 IST
Slovakia's prime minister-designate Peter Pellegrini was forced to rework his cabinet list on Tuesday after the president called for more government changes to calm a crisis brought on by the murder of a journalist. Tens of thousands of people have take... read..

US Senate sides with Trump to provide military support to Saudi

Washington D.C. [United States] | March 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The United States Senate on Tuesday sided with President Donald Trump and rejected an effort to force him to end the U.S. military's support for Saudi Arabia's bombing operations in Yemen.... read..

Indiscriminate use of chemical fertilisers in Agriculture cause for concern: Radha Mohan

New Delhi | Wednesday, Mar 21 2018 IST
Indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers in Agriculture is a cause for concern and has drawn the attention of the government because of its implications on environment, socio-economic and production fronts, Union Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Ministe... read..

House lawmaker urges banks to push Senate on further rule-easing

WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Mar 21 2018 IST
- A leading U.S. House of Representatives member has privately urged banks to push Senate Democrats to agree to further easing of rules in a bid to end a stalemate over the first rewrite of regulations since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, sources said on... read..

US Senate committee urges action to prevent election hacking

By Patricia Zengerle and Dustin Volz WASHINGTON | Wednesday, Mar 21 2018 IST
Just months before the country's next general election, U.S. senators said Russian cyber attacks on the voting system were unabated and called for urgent action and funding on Tuesday to help states battle foreign attempts to intervene in U.S. democracy. ... read..

Slovak president to meet PM designate Pellegrini at 1500 GMT

PRAGUE | Monday, Mar 19 2018 IST
Slovak President Andrej Kiska was due to meet designated Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini at 4 p.m. (1500 GMT) on Monday, the presidential office said. Pellegrini said earlier he was ready to present the president with a list of candidates for posts in a... read..

Slovakia's PM designate to propose new cabinet to president

BRATISLAVA | Monday, Mar 19 2018 IST
Slovakia's prime minister-designate Peter Pellegrini will present the ruling coalition's proposals for the make-up of a new government to the president on Monday, the ruling party's leader Robert Fico said. Fico said his Smer party proposed politically ... read..

Osaka dominates Kasatkina for career-first title

Undated | Monday, Mar 19 2018 IST
Japan's Naomi Osaka claimed her first career title with a commanding 6-3 6-2 victory over Russian Daria Kasatkina in a battle of 20-year-olds at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday. The unseeded Haitian-Japanese player became the youngest Indian Wells champio... read..

Matt Smith urged to donate pay disparity to Time's Up

Los Angeles |Monday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
A petition has surfaced urging "The Crown" actor Matt Smith to take action after he was paid more for his role as Prince Philip than actress Claire Foy.... read..

China president's confidante Liu He nominated as a vice premier, Yi Gang as PBOC chief

BEIJING | Monday, Mar 19 2018 IST
Liu He, a key economic adviser to China's President Xi Jinping, was nominated to be a vice premier, while vice central bank governor Yi Gang was nominated to take over the helm at the People's Bank of China (PBOC). China is overhauling key government pos... read..

PAHO urges countries to vaccinate against measles to maintain its elimination in the Americas

Washi ngton | Sunday, Mar 18 2018 IST
The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) warned that in the face of ongoing measles outbreaks in the Americas, countries should redouble efforts to vaccinate their populations, strengthen surveillance to detect possible pa... read..

Rs 26 lakh ex-gratia, 2 compassionate appointments approved for militancy-hit families

Srinagar | Sunday, Mar 18 2018 IST
Jammu and Kashmir government has approved two compassionate appointments and sanctioned Rs 26 lakh ex-gratia for militancy-hit families in south Kashmir district of Kulgam, an official spokesman said on Sunday. He said District Magistrate Kulgam Talat Pa... read..

India face rejuvenated Bangladesh in Nidahas Trophy final (Preview)

Colombo |Saturday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Fresh from a thrilling win in their last league game against hosts Sri Lanka, Bangladesh will have their tails up as they prepare to take on a confident India in the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on Sunday.... read..

'Okay' for outsiders to be discriminated against in film industry, says Kangana

New Delhi |Saturday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who raked up the nepotism debate last year, on Saturday said "outsiders" in the film industry should not lose heart if they face discrimination.... read..

Yamaha's Zarco dominates final MotoGP practice

Lusail (Qatar) |Saturday, 2018 9:45:05 PM IST
French MotoGP rider Johann Zarco (Yamaha Tech 3) on Saturday dominated the third and final free practice session for the Grand Prix of Qatar at the Losail circuit, but could not top the best time set on the first day by Italy's Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati).... read..

ACB unearths disproportionate assets worth Rs 3.57 cr

Hyderabad | Saturday, Mar 17 2018 IST
Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) unearthed disproportionate assets worth Rs 3.57 crore from Mr Gandhi, Presiding Officer, Labour Court-I, here. On credible information, the ACB conducted simultaneous searched at his residence and at the residences of his re... read..
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