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Trump and Democrats clash over President’s “racist” tweets

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Trump and Democrats clash over President’s “racist” tweets

Washington, July 16 (PTI): A livid Democratic Party has introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives, condemning the “racist” tweets of President Donald Trump against four non-white women lawmakers from the Opposition party. Trump sparked a furore on Sunday when he said the women lawmakers “originally came from countries whose governments are a […]

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Nepal floods: Death toll touches 78; over 17,500 displaced

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Top News, World  /  Comments Off on Nepal floods: Death toll touches 78; over 17,500 displaced

  Kathmandu, July 16 (PTI): Floods and landslides caused by incessant monsoon rains across Nepal have claimed at least 78 lives, left 40 people injured and displaced around 17,500 others, authorities said on Tuesday. Nepal has been hit by heavy rainfall since Thursday. More than 25 districts have been affected. Many parts of Kathmandu, including […]

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9 workers killed in coalmine collapse in Pakistan

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on 9 workers killed in coalmine collapse in Pakistan

  Karachi, July 16 (PTI): Nine miners were killed and two others rescued nearly two days after an underground fire trapped them in a coalmine in Pakistan’s resource-rich Balochistan province, officials said on Tuesday. At least 11 miners were trapped on Sunday more than a kilometre underground after the fire started in the coalmine following […]

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Quake off Indonesia’s Bali causes minor damage, sparks panic

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Quake off Indonesia’s Bali causes minor damage, sparks panic

  Denpasar, July 16 (PTI/AFP): A strong earthquake struck off the Indonesian holiday island of Bali on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said, causing residents to flee their homes and damaging several buildings. The quake, which had a magnitude of 5.7, hit at 7.18 am local time and was centred 82.1 kilometres southwest of […]

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Christine Lagarde resigns as IMF MD

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Christine Lagarde resigns as IMF MD

Washington, July 16 (PTI): French politician Christine Lagarde on Tuesday said she will resign as the Managing Director of International Monetary Fund with effect from September 12. She has been nominated by the European Council as President of the European Central Bank. Her resignation has been accepted by the IMF Executive Board with effect from […]

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Thailand’s new Cabinet sworn in, ending rule by army junta

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Thailand’s new Cabinet sworn in, ending rule by army junta

Bangkok, July 16 (PTI/AP): Thailand’s new Cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, creating a nominally elected government after five years of military rule but keeping power in the hands of the same allies of the army. King Maha Vajiralongkorn presided over the swearing-in of the 36-member Cabinet, during which they pledged their loyalty to the constitutional […]

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New Zealand coach calls for WC rules review, says ‘feeling very hollow’

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on New Zealand coach calls for WC rules review, says ‘feeling very hollow’

Wellington, July 16 (PTI): New Zealand coach Gary Stead Tuesday called for the ICC World Cup rules to be reviewed, saying the feeling is “very, very hollow” after England beat them on a bizarre technicality in the showpiece’ final. Both finalists could not be separated at the end of regular play as well as the […]

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Next India head coach should be below 60 and have minimum two-year international experience

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Next India head coach should be below 60 and have minimum two-year international experience

New Delhi, July 16 (PTI): The Indian cricket board on Tuesday invited applications for the men’s team support staff including head coach who will need to be less than 60 years of age with a minimum international experience of two years. The BCCI has streamlined the process of hiring the support staff including head coach, […]

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Sensex, Nifty extend gains for 2nd day, Yes Bank soars 11 pc

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Sensex, Nifty extend gains for 2nd day, Yes Bank soars 11 pc

Mumbai, July 16 (PTI): Equity benchmark BSE Sensex on Tuesday rose by 234 points, extending gains for the second straight day as index major Reliance Industries, Yes Bank and Tata Motors advanced. The 30-share index closed at 39,131.04 points, showing a rise of 234.33 points or 0.60 per cent. It touched an intra-day high of […]

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Banks bad loans down at INR 9.34 lakh cr at FY19-end, says Sitharaman

By   /  July 16, 2019  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Banks bad loans down at INR 9.34 lakh cr at FY19-end, says Sitharaman

New Delhi, July 16 (PTI): Total bad loans of commercial banks declined by INR 1.02 lakh crore to INR 9.34 lakh crore in the 2018-19 fiscal on the back of steps taken by the government, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Tuesday. The government has instituted a comprehensive 4R’s strategy for recognition of non-performing assets (NPAs) […]

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