Day: October 6, 2018

Indonesia mulls leaving quake-flattened villages as mass graves

open view web desk More bodies were unearthed from the earthquake-and-tsunami-ravaged Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, as authorities move closer to calling off the search for the dead trapped under flattened communities and declaring them mass graves. Officials said Saturday the death toll had climbed to 1,649 […]

US Senate poised to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

open view web desk The US Senate is expected to confirm conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice on Saturday — offering President Donald Trump a big political win and tilting the nation’s high court decidedly to the right. The months-long battle over Kavanaugh’s nomination […]

Five states to go to polls at year-end in test for Modi

open view web desk NEW DELHI  – Five Indian states will go to the polls later this year, the country’s election commissioner said on Saturday, in a test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity ahead of his re-election bid in May 2019. The state elections come at a […]

Nana Patekar denies Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations

  open view web desk Mumbai, Oct 6: Nana Patekar Saturday denied he misbehaved with actor Tanushree Dutta on the sets of a 2008 film, calling her claims a “lie”. In a recent TV interview, Dutta alleged Patekar misbehaved with her when the two were shooting a special song […]

Bar demands lifting ban on lawyers’ strike, but CJI unimpressed

open view web desk New Delhi, Oct 6: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Saturday disagreed with a suggestion by the apex bar body to lift a 16-year-old ban on strikes by lawyers, wondering why there should be a strike at all. Justice Gogoi’s response came after Bar […]

High-stakes polls in 5 states in Nov-Dec; Chhattisgarh to vote in 2 phases

open view web desk New Delhi, Oct 6: Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana will be held between November 12 and December 7 in what may be a virtual semi-final to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Counting of votes will be taken up together in […]

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