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Magisterial probe ordered: CM on Amritsar tragedy (Lead)

Amritsar, Oct 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Saturday the Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner will conduct an inquiry within four weeks into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 59 people were crushed by a speeding train. The Chief minister also said that nine of those killed were[Read More…]

Russia’s Rosatom ships out equipment for Kudankulam n-plant

Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) Rosatom, the Russian atomic energy corporation, on Saturday said its machine building division Atomenergomash has shipped out equipment for Unit 4 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP). In a statement issued here, Rosatom said the equipment includes moisture separator reheaters. In total, there will be[Read More…]

Assange sues Ecuador for ‘violating his rights’

Quito, Oct 20 (IANS) WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange is launching legal action against Ecuador, accusing its government of violating his “fundamental rights and freedoms”. In a statement, WikiLeaks said on Friday Ecuador had “threatened to remove his protection and cut off his access to the outside world”, CNN reported. The[Read More…]

‘Widows’: Steve McQueen wants to engage with wider public

Los Angeles, Oct 20 (IANS) Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen of “12 Years a Slave” fame likes making serious movies, but his new heist thriller “Widows” is made for multiplexes, not art houses. He says he wants to engage with a wider audience. After a career of largely limited releases —[Read More…]

Blanchett defends straight actors playing gay on screen

Rome, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Cate Blanchett has defends straight actors playing gay characters. Blanchett on Friday participated in a ‘Close Encounter’ discussion at the Rome Film Festival with its artistic director Antonio Monda when she commented on how Hollywood has been criticised by multiple human rights groups in recent[Read More…]

Montevideo, Oct 20 (IANS) Peñarol will look to clinch the Uruguayan football league’s Clausura title and a spot in the 2018 season’s championship play-off when it takes on arch-rival Nacional. Uruguay’s two most popular teams will face off at the emblematic Centenario Stadium here in a match that is nearly[Read More…]

Sexual harassment case against Pachauri heads to trial

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A Delhi court on Saturday paved the way for trial as it framed sexual harassment charges against noted environmentalist R.K. Pachauri and will start recording evidence from January 4, 2019. Metropolitan Magistrate Charu Gupta formally framed the charges against Pachauri dealing with harassing a woman[Read More…]

Sushma Swaraj calls on Sri Lankan PM

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Saturday and reviewed progress on development projects being implemented on the island nation with India’s aid “Continuing commitment to deepen our partnership with a close friend,” External Affairs Ministry[Read More…]

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