Rajnath Singh leads Indian delegation at Castro’s funeral

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lead the eight member Indian delegation to attend the pre-funeral commemoration of Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro. The team will leave for Havana on Tuesday and is expected to return on Thursday. The team includes Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai, Congress leader Anand Sharma, CPI(M)[Read More…]

WikiLeaks releases 1979 US diplomatic cables

Marking the sixth anniversary of “Cablegate”, WikiLeaks released over half a million US diplomatic cables from 1979. WikiLeaks described 1979 as “year zero” as The year saw the start of a great many political conflicts and alliances which continue to define the present world order, as well as the rise[Read More…]

China might waste $490 billion on surplus coal plants: Study

According to a study from an environmental think tank, China risks wasting $490 billion by building more coal power plants than it needs. A climate campaign group on Monday argued that the world’s top carbon polluter already has more than enough such facilities, reported Bloomberg. As of July, the country[Read More…]

Francois Fillon wins French Republican primary

French Republicans have picked Francois Fillon as their presidential candidate for the next year’s election. Fillon won 66% of the total votes in the Republican Party’s first ever US-style primary run off. “France wants the truth and France want action,” Fillon told supporters after his rival Alian Juppe conceded defeat.[Read More…]

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