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Second Trump-Kim summit in 2019: Pence

Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday confirmed that a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would take place next year. The first summit between Trump and Kim was held on June 12 in Singapore, in which the North Korean[Read More…]

Italy defies Brussels over spending plans

Rome, Nov 15 (IANS/AKI) Italy’s populist government has refused to revised its free-spending budget plans as demanded by the EU Commission, saying it will stick to a target deficit of 2.4 per cent – triple the previous administration’s – and a growth forecast of 1.5 per cent. Italian government bond[Read More…]

Naxalism will end in next three-five years: Rajnath

Raipur, Nov 15 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday expressed confidence over eliminating naxalism in the coming three-five years and asked Maoists to join the mainstream by surrendering under the rehabilitation policy for them. “Naxalism will end in next three to five years. The surrender process is continuous[Read More…]

Brexit Secretary resigns over EU agreement

London, Nov 15 (IANS) Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab resigned on Thursday saying he “cannot in good conscience support” the UK’s draft Brexit agreement with the European Union (EU). Raab’s resignation comes after British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Wednesday night that she had secured the backing of her cabinet[Read More…]

Delhi designer murdered, 3 held (Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A fashion designer and her help were stabbed to death in a south Delhi farmhouse, police said on Thursday, adding that the three suspects who have been detained went to a police station to confess their crime. Mala Lakhani, 53, who operated the Tulsi Creations[Read More…]

India reiterates vision of open Indo-Pacific region

Singapore, Nov 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reiterated India’s vision of an open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region during the 13th East Asia Summit here. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted that during his remarks at the Summit, Modi “reiterated India’s vision of a peaceful, open and[Read More…]

Sensex up 118 points, Nifty ends at 10,616 (Second Lead)

Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Broadly positive global cues along with recovery in the domestic currency helped the key Indian equity indices to end with gains on Thursday as the BSE Sensex closed 118 points higher and the Nifty ending at 10,616. Healthy buying was witnessed in finance, banking and realty[Read More…]

Football films to be screened at IFFI collateral event

Panaji, Nov 15 (IANS) Films celebrating football in six different languages will be a part of the upcoming Serendipity Arts Festival 2018, which will get underway along with the International Film Festival of India on November 22, organisers said on Thursday. According to the curator of the segment Jan Tilman[Read More…]

Bolt could call it day in football by end of month

Melbourne, Nov 15 (IANS) Star sprinter Usain Bolt will give himself until the end of November to take a call on whether to continue pursuing a career in professional football or not. “I’ve got a lot of offers from a lot of other clubs out there,” Bolt told Omnisport. “We’ll[Read More…]

Idris Elba’s daughter named Golden Globe ambassador

Los Angeles, Nov 15 (IANS) Isan Elba, daughter of Hollywood star Idris Elba, has been named this year’s Golden Globe Ambassador. Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna announced the news on Wednesday. Retitled last year as Golden Globe Ambassador, the role was previously known as Miss (or Mr.) Golden[Read More…]

All-party meet fails to end Sabarimala deadlock

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15 (IANS) An all-party meeting called by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday to discuss the upcoming Sabarimala pilgrimage season after the Supreme Court declined to stay its order allowing all women to pray at the temple ended with the Congress-led UDF and the BJP walking out.[Read More…]

Why music is used as a potential sleep aid?

London, Nov 15 (IANS) Besides its potential to help reduce anxiety as well as the negative effects of physical pain, a new study suggests that music might serve as a cheap, non-pharmaceutical sleep aid for people facing difficulty in getting proper sleep. Sleep loss is a widespread problem and poses[Read More…]

Woman activist-tantri spar ahead of Sabarimala pilgrimage

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 14 (IANS) Woman activist Trupti Desai on Wednesday waded into the Sabarimala issue when she asked for complete police protection during her visit to the temple starting Friday. But temple activist Rahul Eashwar promised to fight her tooth-and-nail to prevent her an entry. Desai wrote to Kerala Chief[Read More…]

Kubbra Sait, Mithila Palkar to be the POW-fect Girls

Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Stars Kubbra Sait, Mithila Palkar and Ira Dubey will be honoured for their contribution to the world of entertainment by featuring in the list of The POW-fect Girls. Cartoon Network, home to the three superhero sisters — Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup, celebrates the 20 years of[Read More…]

Telangana CM files nomination for Gajwel assembly seat

Hyderabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister and TRS President K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday filed his nomination in the Gajwel constituency in Siddipet district for next month’s Assembly elections. At 2.34 p.m., the ‘mahuratam’ fixed by his astrologers, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief submitted his nomination papers to[Read More…]

Pilot, Gehlot to contest Rajasthan polls (Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot and former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot — both claimants to the Chief Ministerial post — on Wednesday announced here that they will contest the December 7 state Assembly elections but avoided answering questions on who will be the CM face.[Read More…]

Trucker’s body recovered from landslide debris in J&K

Jammu, Nov 14 (IANS) The body of a truck driver, who was killed in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir on November 5, was recovered from the debris on Wednesday after nine days, officials said. The driver, Manjeet Singh, was behind the wheels of the ill-fated truck that was swept[Read More…]

ESA’s Gaia spots a ‘ghost’ galaxy next to Milky Way

London, Nov 14 (IANS) Using the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Gaia telescope, an international team of astronomers discovered an enormous ‘ghost’ galaxy lurking on the outskirts of the Milky Way. Behind the Milky Way’s disc, Gaia spotted a massive object with an extremely low density, named Antlia 2 (or Ant[Read More…]

IPL: Pacer Starc released by Kolkata Knight Riders

Sydney, Nov 14 (IANS) Australia pacer Mitchell Starc on Wednesday said that he was released by his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) ahead of the upcoming season. Starc, who missed the last edition due to an injury, was bought by KKR in the 2018 auction for[Read More…]

Elephant kills man during morning walk in Haridwar

Haridwar, Nov 14 (IANS) A man who was out on a morning walk was killed by an elephant here in Uttarakhand on Wednesday, police said. Eyewitness accounts said an elephant chased the 54-year-old man, identified as Virendra Singh. Though he tried to flee, he failed and was attacked by the[Read More…]

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