Day: August 17, 2018

Tributes pour in for ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin

open view web desk Tributes have poured in for the beloved and iconic singer Aretha Franklin from friends, musicians, politicians and fans after the legendary “Queen of Soul” died aged 76. “It’s difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer, […]

India warns of ‘extremely grave’ crisis as flood toll rises

open view web desk Hundreds of troops led a desperate operation to rescue families trapped by mounting floods in India’s Kerala state Thursday as the death toll reached 106 with nearly 150,000 left homeless. Helicopters airlifted stranded victims from rooftops and dam gates were thrown open as incessant […]

If rupee slump persists, it can hurt Modi

open view web desk NEW DELHI/MUMBAI- The rupee’s plunge to a record low has worried a wide cross-section of India’s society: companies, importers, those going on vacation and students planning to study overseas. But if the weakness persists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s job could become a lot harder […]

Indians gather as former premier Vajpayee is cremated

open view web desk NEW DELHI — Thousands of Indians gathered Friday as the funeral pyre was lit for former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who was respected across the political spectrum. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the mourners who walked under a hot […]

Imran Khan elected as Pakistan’s new prime minister

open view web desk Islamabad, Aug 17 : Cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan was elected as Pakistan’s new prime minister today after he defeated veteran politician Shahbaz Sharif in a one-sided election in the National Assembly. The election for the top post became just a formality after the Pakistan Peoples […]

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