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Ballot paper for SL presidential election finalised

Colombo, Oct 15 (IANS) The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has finalised the symbols for all 35 candidates contesting the November 16 presidential election and has also released a sample of the ballot paper which places name of candidates in alphabetical order, it was reported on Tuesday. The first name[Read More…]

Kashmiris feel the pinch as made to pay for suspended period

Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) As Kashmiris continue to celebrate the restoration of their post-paid mobile phones, service providers are having the last laugh with them charging the subscribers for the period when services were suspended in the valley. Ironically, the recharge packs credited by the subscribers to their phones have[Read More…]

Ronaldo scores 700th career goal as Portugal loses to Ukraine

Kiev (Ukraine), Oct 15 (IANS) Star striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal during Portugal’s match against Ukraine in the ongoing Euro 2020 qualifiers. The 34-year-old scored a penalty in the 72nd minute of the game which Portugal lost 1-2 to Ukraine on Monday night at the NSC Olimpiyskiy[Read More…]

Portman’s character may get breast cancer in ‘Thor 4’

Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Director Taika Waititi says Natalie Portman character Jane Foster in “Thor 4” could include breast cancer storyline. Marvel fans are eagerly waiting to see Natalie Portman back as Jane Foster and become the female Thor in “Thor: Love and Thunder”. Many are wondering how closely[Read More…]

Centre not keen on staff representatives on bank boards: AIBEA

Chennai, Oct 15 (IANS) The All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA) has written to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman stating that the Central government does not want its representatives on the boards of public sector banks. In his letter to Sitharaman on Monday, AIBEA’s General Secretary C.H.Venkatachalam said under the Banking[Read More…]

Facebook raises questions over EU ruling on removing content

San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) Facebook has raised objections over the European Union (EU) ruling that the bloc’s member countries can not only order the removal of content in their own jurisdiction, but all over the world. According to the social networking giant, the ruling opens the door for courts[Read More…]

Emotional Azam reaches out to Rampur residents

Rampur, Oct 15 (IANS) Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan is playing the sympathy card to ensure victory of his wife Tanzeen Fatima in the bypoll to the Rampur Assembly seat that he vacated after being elected to the Lok Sabha in May this year. An astute politician, Khan is using[Read More…]

Indian nurses in UAE may lose jobs over new requirement

Dubai, Oct 15 (IANS) Hundreds of Indian nurses diploma certificates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were at risk of losing their jobs due to a new educational requirement, a media report said. More than 200 nurses have already lost their jobs, while several others have been demoted after the[Read More…]

BSNL staff to get salary before Diwali: Purwar

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) With its employee unions threatening a day-long hunger strike on Friday over delayed salaries during the festival season, state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) has said that it is hopeful of paying salaries to its 1.76 lakh employees for September before Diwali. “We will give[Read More…]

England’s thrashing of Bulgaria overshadowed by racism

Sofia (Bulgaria), Oct 15 (IANS) England players were subjected to racial slurs during their 6-0 victory over Bulgaria in the ongoing Euro 2020 qualifiers. The match, played at Bulgaria’s national stadium on Monday night, was stopped twice because of the interruptions from the crowd and officials even threatened to boycott[Read More…]

Dubai malls launch Diwali ‘shop and win gold’ campaign

Dubai, Oct 15 (IANS) The Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) has announced their Diwali “shop and win gold” campaign, offering shoppers a chance to enter the draw and win upon spending 200 dirhams at any of the 10 participating malls from October 18 until November 2. The raffle coupon can[Read More…]

Huawei Mate X to go on sale later this month in China

Beijing, Oct 15 (IANS) Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei’s foldable smartphone Huawei Mate X will go on sale in its home country China by the end of this month. The sales of the foldable phone were expected to begin in August but it was was delayed by the company. The company[Read More…]

Dubai-based Indian buys tickets to send prisoners home

Dubai, Oct 15 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian businessman purchased one-way flight tickets for 13 prisoners facing deportation to help them fly back home, it was reported on Tuesday. The prisoners from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Uganda, Afghanistan, Nigeria, China, and Ethiopia were released on Monday upon completion of their jail term. “Unfortunately,[Read More…]

Sensex up 167 points, auto and banks gain

Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Sensex was up 167 points after opening in the green supported by buying in auto and banking stocks on Tuesday. The Sensex was up 167.49 points at 38,381.96. It opened at 38,316.49 from its previous close of 38,214.47. The broader Nifty was up 43.70 points to[Read More…]

VVIP security deployed for Prince William, Kate in Pak

Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Security personnel from the UK with the assistance of local forces, paramilitary troops and police will be providing security to the visiting royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, during their five-day stay in Pakistan. The royal couple, accompanied by their three children, arrived in Islamabad[Read More…]

Apple denies it shares Safari data with Tencent or Google

San Francisco, Oct 15 (IANS) After media reports surfaced that Apple is sending iOS users’ data via its Safari browser to Google and the Chinese tech company Tencent, the Cupertino-based iPhone maker refuted such reports, saying it safeguards people’s information in its own systems and never shares it with third-party[Read More…]

Top UP officials in Ayodhya today

Lucknow, Oct 15 (IANS) Top officials of Uttar Pradesh will be visiting Ayodhya on Tuesday to take stock of the security arrangements and also the preparations for the ‘Deepotsav’, scheduled to be held on October 26. Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary R. K. Tiwari, Director General Police O. P. Singh and[Read More…]

Neymar sidelined for four weeks with hamstring injury

Paris, Oct 15 (IANS) Paris Saint Germain’s star Neymar has been sidelined for four weeks with a hamstring injury. The Brazilian player underwent medical tests that revealed he sustained a Grade 2 injury to his left hamstring while on international duty, reports Efe news. The former Barcelona player limped off[Read More…]

Not feasible to relaunch universal suffrage debate: 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[Read More…]

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