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Lanka SC suspends dissolution of Parliament, set aside President’s decision

The political turmoil escalated in the island nation when Sirisena dissolved Parliament on Friday and called for a snap parliamentary election on January 5, over two weeks after sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replacing him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa. The parties which filed petitions on Monday included the United National Party led by Read More…

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Congress allege Dassault CEO Manufacturing Lies : Rafale Scam

Responding to Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier’s defence of Rafale deal in an interview, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said the country needs fair investigation and not doctored explanations Asserting that the truth has a way of coming out, the Congress on Tuesday said “dictated interviews” and “manufactured lies” cannot suppress the Rafale scam. The nation Read More…

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Kuwait Floods : Flash floods after heavy rains in Kuwait killed one injured many

The Ministry of Health in Kauai  said the man, aged 30, was swept away by the flooding as he tried to rescue his family from their home, which was submerged in water in Al-Fahaheel area in the east. An unspecified number of people were also reported injured in traffic accidents caused by the rains. Several Read More…

America World

Democrats capture House majority in rebuke to Trump, Republicans retain Senate

Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, giving them the opportunity to block Trump’s agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny. With a House majority, Democrats will have the power to investigate Trump’s tax returns and possible conflicts of interest, Read More…

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India, China and six others temporary exempted from Iran oil sanctions

The US has told various countries, including India, to cut oil imports from the Persian Gulf nation to “zero” by November 4 or face sanctions. India, which is the second biggest purchaser of Iranian oil after China, is willing to restrict its monthly purchase to 1.25 million tonnes or 15 million tonnes in a year Read More…

Asia Politics

China , Pakistan issue joint statement

A joint statement, issued hereafter Prime Minister Imran Khan’s talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, said that China backed Pakistan’s efforts to improve ties with India to settle “outstanding disputes”, without directly mentioning the Kashmir issue. “China appreciates Pakistan’s quest for peace through dialogue, cooperation and negotiation, on the basis of Read More…

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Khashoggi was strangled was then dismembered and destroyed

Saudi Arabia has faced a torrent of international condemnation over the killing of the royal insider-turned-critic. Turkey’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday confirmed for the first time that Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the consulate on October 2 as part of a planned hit, and his body was then dismembered and destroyed. “They Read More…

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“Walkout For Real Change” Tsunami hits google

In Silicon Valley, women also are becoming fed up with the male-dominated composition of the technology industry’s workforce a glaring imbalance that critics say fosters unsavoury behaviour akin to a college fraternity house. Hundreds of Google engineers and other workers around the world walked off the job Thursday to protest the internet company’s lenient treatment Read More…

Asia Politics

After two days Silence India speaks up on Srilanka turmoil

President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday removed Ranil Wickremesinghe from the office of Prime Minister and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa. Wickremesinghe, refused to leave the office of Prime Minister, claiming that Sirisena’s move to replace him with Rajapaksa was unconstitutional and he still enjoyed majority in Parliament. China’s ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan, called Read More…

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Israel to supply missile defence systems to India for $777 million

The Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile system is an operational Air and Missile Defence (AMD) system used by Israel’s navy as well as by India’s navy, air and land forces. India has awarded an additional USD 777 million deal to a leading Israeli defence firm for supplying Barak 8 LR-SAM Air and Missile Defence Systems to seven Read More…

Asia Culture Women

Imran’s women Minister orders women to wear Dupatta / headscarf

Punjab Civil Secretariat in Pakistan’s Lahore has denied entry to women without a headscarf or dupatta upon ministerial orders. The diktat was given by Primary and Secondary Healthcare Minister of Punjab, Dr Yasmin Rashid. A Twitter user, Sidra Butt, recorded her experience and shared the video on the micro-blogging site. Sidra captioned the clip with Read More…

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India ranks 103 out of 119 in global hunger index

According to the report, prepared by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide, India is among the 45 countries that have “serious levels of hunger”. In 2017, India was ranked at the 100th position . India is ranked below many neighbouring countries, including China (25th spot), Nepal (72), Myanmar (68), Sri Lanka (67) and Bangladesh (86). Pakistan is Read More…

Technology World

iOS 12.0.1 users complaint software update causing new issues

Though Apple’s first update to iOS 12 has cured the iPhone charging problem, iOS version 12.0.1 is causing users to complain about frequently broken calls, network and signal connectivity problems and battery life issues, the media reported. “Since upgrading, owners of both new and old iPhones are finding their phones either don’t make or receive Read More…

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Data breach affected 29 million users, details impact: Facebook

Cyber attackers stole data from 29 million Facebook accounts using an automated program that moved from one friend to the next, Facebook Inc (FB.O) announced on Friday, as the social media company said its largest-ever data theft hit fewer than the 50 million profiles it initially reported. The company said it would message affected users Read More…

America Asia

India will soon find out about US sanctions: Trump

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that India “will soon find out” about his decision on the punitive CAATSA sanctions after India signed a $5 billion deal to purchase the much-vaunted S-400 air defence system from Russia. Under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act or CAATSA sanctions, which was amended early this year, only Read More…

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Tunnel with rail and Solar System found in Mexico California border

Officials have found what was described as a “sophisticated” cross-border tunnel likely designed for drug smuggling between the US and Mexico, that included a rail system and a solar system to provide ventilation and lighting. Agents from the US Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigations and the Drug Enforcement Administration, measured that the tunnel reached 336 Read More…

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Putin – Modi Summit Signed eight Pacts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian president Vladimir Putin met on Friday for the 19th India-Russia annual bilateral summit and the two sides signed eight pacts after talks between the leaders. Modi said that talks with Putin have given a new direction to the bilateral strategic partnership and Russia has always been a part of India’s growth Read More…

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Hyperloop capsule unveiled at Spain

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT/HTT) provided the first look of their full-scale passenger Hyperloop capsule at an unveiling ceremony in Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain. The capsule, “Quintero One” is constructed almost completely out of HyperloopTT’s Vibranium — a specially made dual-layer smart composite material.  It was built at the Southern Spain aerospace facilities of HyperloopTT’s Read More…

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BJP government awards 84.6% contracts to Vedanta, and 16.4 % to Government giants ONGC, IOC

Indian Government   has set a target of cutting oil import bill by 10 per cent to 67 per cent by 2022 and to half by 2030.  But Import dependence has increased since 2015 after set of  target. India currently imports 81 per cent of its oil needs.  BJP Government under Prime Minister  Modi  had Read More…

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Indian Origin USA Citizen Gita appointed Chief Economist in IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday appointed Indian-origin Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath as its new chief economist. “International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde appointed Gita Gopinath on Monday as Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF’s Research Department,” IMF said in a statement. “Gita is one of the world’s outstanding economists, Read More…

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Nobel Prize 2018 for medicine to James Allison, Tasuku Honjo

Medicine is the first of the Nobel Prizes awarded each year .The prizes for achievements in science, literature and peace were created in accordance with the will of dynamite inventor and businessman Alfred Nobel and have been awarded since 1901. James Allison and Tasuku Honjo won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for Read More…

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50 million accounts hacked claims Facebook

Facebook Inc’s worst security breach ever is a major blow to the company’s effort to rebuild trust with users of the social network after a privacy scandal in March. Facebook shares dropped more than 3% Friday after the company disclosed that hackers took advantage of a security issue to attack its systems, impacting almost 50 million accounts. A Read More…

Asia Environment Nature

Tsunami waves death in Indonesia crossed 400+

The Earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province left many victims, a disaster official said Saturday, as rescuers raced to the region saw numerous bodies in a hard-hit city. Disaster officials haven’t released an official death toll but reports from three hospitals seen Saturday  listed 400+  dead. Local daily  revealed a devastated coastline Read More…

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India will continue to buy oil from Iran

India is committed to buying Iranian oil and continuing the two nations’ economic cooperation, the Iranian foreign minister said after a meeting with his Indian counterpart and ahead of US sanctions aimed at halting Tehran’s oil exports. US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal in May from an international nuclear pact with Iran was followed up with Read More…

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Macron’s “government-to-government discussion” stirs more trouble for BJP #rafalescam

India had inked an inter-governmental agreement with France in September last year for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets at a cost of around Rs 58,000 crore, nearly one- and-half years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the proposal during a visit to Paris. The delivery of the jets is scheduled to begin from September, Read More…

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WhatsApp appoints grievance redressal mechanism for india

India is WhatsApp’s biggest market with more than 200 million users. It, in July, limited message forwards to five chats at a time and had also removed the quick forward button placed next to media messages to discourage mass forwarding. It has also introduced a ‘forward’ label to help users identify such messages. The Indian Read More…

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Per capita alcohol consumption in India doubled : WHO

The WHO has emphasized on the development, implementation and evaluation of cost-effective interventions for harmful use of alcohol as well as creating, compiling and disseminating scientific information on alcohol use and dependence, and related health and social consequences. The “Global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol”, negotiated and agreed by WHO Member States Read More…

Asia National Politics

India Pakistan stops peace talk and restores blame game

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan Saturday hit out at India’s “arrogant and negative response” after it cancelled the proposed meeting of foreign ministers in New York later this month.  However, all my life I have come across small men occupying big offices who do not have the vision to see the larger picture,” he said Read More…

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Opposition nails Modi after former French President Francois Hollande speaks

Ten days after India sealed the government-to-government agreement on the Rafale deal, Reliance Defence and Dassault had announced a joint venture (JV) in the aerospace sector and a year later, the foundation stone of a manufacturing facility was laid in Mihan, Nagpur.  The opposition parties  alleged that the Reliance Defence was formed just 12 days Read More…

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Vajpayee helped Sri Lanka in war against LTTE : Srilankan PM

After demise of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the age of 93 ., Srilankan  Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Wickremesinghe made these comments after visiting the Indian High Commission on 19th august 2018 here to sign a condolence book for Vajpayee “Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a “true friend” of Sri Lanka and had assisted Read More…

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Post Ex HAL Chief views RG calls for RM – Rafale Minister Resignation

State-run plane maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) could have built Rafale fighters in India had the government managed to close the original negotiations with Dassault and had actually signed a work-share contract with the French company, said T Suvarna Raju, who was heading HAL till three weeks ago. This is the first time anyone from Read More…

America Asia Market

China and America does a tom and jerry game in trading

China announced it will take retaliatory tariff action against $60 billion of US goods, in a reaction sharply escalating trade war as the Trump administration considers imposing duties on virtually all Chinese imports. China’s retaliatory tariffs, ranging from 5 per cent to 10 per cent on more than 5,000 items, will take effect on Sept. Read More…

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44th flight of the PSLV launched

After 33-hour countdown, India’s premier space agency ISRO launched two commercial satellites from Sri Harikota on Sunday. The British satellites  NovaSAR and S1-4  together weighing about  889 kilograms were launched at 10.08 PM. The foreign satellites, meant for forest mapping and flood and disaster monitoring, among other uses, would be released into sun synchronous orbit Read More…

Asia Environment Nature

Fierce typhoon Mangkhut takes aim at south China

Typhoon Mangkhut now moved from the Philippines to Hong Kong resulted  in  heavy rain and strong winds are lashing the south coast of China as Typhoon Mangkhut closes in. Authorities in the heavily populated province of Guangdong have issued their highest warning level, a red alert. More than 100 people were injured when the storm Read More…

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Hurricane Florence in Carolina : 8 months of rain in 2 days anticipated

Hurricane Florence crashed into the Carolinas as a giant, slow-moving storm on Friday, threatening catastrophic flooding while leaving scores in need of rescue from rising waters and hundreds of thousands without power. There were no immediate reports of storm-related deaths or serious injuries so far. The center of the hurricane’s eye came ashore at about Read More…

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First sikh retaining his culture inducted in to Security detail of USA president

Ludhiana-born Anshdeep Singh Bhatia has become the first Sikh to have been inducted into the security detail of US President Donald Trump. Anshdeep was inducted last week after he completed his gruelling training in the United States. His grandfather Amreek Singh Bhatia, manager with Punjab and Sind Bank, opted for a transfer to Ludhiana. His Read More…