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Not feasible to relaunch universal suffrage debate, says Lam

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Not feasible to relaunch universal suffrage debate, says Lam

Hong Kong, Oct. 15 (IANS): Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has told a EU representative here that it was not feasible to relaunch a debate on universal suffrage now, as the society was too polarised, according to an internal report. The report by the European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macau, dated October 8, […]

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Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo win Booker Prize

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London, Oct. 15 (IANS): The judging panel for the Booker Prize in London named Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo as the winners of the prestigious literary award. Despite the fact that the rules of the competition say that the award may only be bestowed on a single individual each year, the […]

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Policeman killed, 10 injured in IED blast in Pakistan

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Policeman killed, 10 injured in IED blast in Pakistan

Islamabad, Oct. 15 (IANS): A policeman was killed and 10 other people sustained injuries in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast triggered by unidentified militants in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwest Balochistan province, on Tuesday, a senior police officer said. According to initial investigation, the explosive material was detonated by militants when the police […]

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Angelina Jolie: Being strong woman not about beating men

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Angelina Jolie: Being strong woman not about beating men

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie wants women to show their strength by working with rather than fighting men to improve the world. The actress, filmmaker and activist plays the titular Disney villain in her latest movie “Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil”, but believes women need not act tough to get ahead in an unequal world, and can […]

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Ryan Reynolds’ witty hint at possible MCU future

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Ryan Reynolds’ witty hint at possible MCU future

Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds has hinted at his possible appearance in future installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The actor teased his meeting with Marvel Studios’ executives as he took to his Instagram page on Monday to share a photograph of his reported visit to the studio, reports aceshowbiz.com. In the picture, the “Deadpool” […]

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WC qualifier: India fight hard to draw against spirited B’desh

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on WC qualifier: India fight hard to draw against spirited B’desh

Kolkata, Oct. 15 (IANS): India snatched a 1-1 draw from the jaws of defeat against much lower ranked Bangladesh to dent their chances of qualification in a Group E Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup tie at the packed Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday. A first-half strike from Saad Uddin in the […]

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Monsoon withdraws from eastern, NE India

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Monsoon withdraws from eastern, NE India

Agartala/Guwahati, Oct. 15 (IANS): The four-month-long southwest monsoon has withdrawn from eastern and northeastern states and most parts of India during the last few days, a top Met department official said on Tuesday. According to the rainfall data of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the monsoon (June to September) rainfall was normal in seven of […]

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SC likely to conclude Ayodhya hearing today

By   /  October 15, 2019  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on SC likely to conclude Ayodhya hearing today

New Delhi, Oct. 15 (IANS): The hearing in Ayodhya title dispute case is likely to end on October 16 instead of October 17, with Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi hinting that the argument in the 70-year-old dispute will come to an end on Wednesday itself. On the final day of the hearing, the Chief Justice has […]

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Typhoon Hagibis toll reaches 66 in Japan

By   /  October 15, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Typhoon Hagibis toll reaches 66 in Japan

  Tokyo, Oct. 15 (IANS): The death toll due to the devastating typhoon Hagibis that lashed Japan has increased to 66, as search-and-rescue operations continued on Tuesday to locate the missing persons. Japan’s Self-Defence Forces were deployed to Nagano prefecture to help with search and rescue operations, public broadcaster NHK reported. The typhoon brought powerful […]

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Air India asks for equity dues to pay up fuel bills

By   /  October 15, 2019  /  Business  /  Comments Off on Air India asks for equity dues to pay up fuel bills

New Delhi, Oct. 15 (IANS): National passenger carrier Air India has asked the Centre to release equity payment due to the airline to pay up for past fuel bills that are owed by the company. The development comes after oil marketing firms have again threatened to suspend fuel supplies to the airline. According to a […]

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