Day: October 28, 2018

Asia Gold: Price rally takes sheen off India’s festive buying

MUMBAI/BENGALURU- Gold demand in India this week was muted as a recent rally in domestic prices prompted buyers to postpone purchases despite the approaching festival and wedding season. In the Indian market, gold futures were trading around 32,070 rupees per 10 grams on Friday, having touched 32,311 rupees, […]

Wickremesinghe’s arrogance led to his sacking: Sirisena

Colombo, Oct 28:  Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday said that Ranil Wickremesinghe was sacked due to his “arrogant” behaviour, and asserted that former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa has been made the new premier in strict accordance with the Constitution.  In his first address to the nation after the […]

#MeToo: MAMI organises session on sexual harassment

Mumbai, Oct 28: In the wake of #MeToo movement, the 20th edition of Jio MAMI Mumbai film festival, Sunday, arranged a special session on sexual harassment, with the aim to sensitise people about it. The session was held at a suburban multiplex with filmmaker Anusha Khan and Asiya Shervani, […]

BJP doesn’t have experience of running country: Azad

Gonda, Oct 28:  Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks more outside Parliament than inside the House and the BJP does not have the experience of running the country. The former Union minister made the statement while addressing party workers here. “Prime […]

Saudis vow ‘complete’ probe of Khashoggi murder: Mattis

Saudi Arabia has promised a “full” investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday following talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Bahrain. “We discussed it… the need of transparency, full and complete investigation. Full agreement from FM Jubeir, no […]

Three injured as shots fired in Sri Lanka as political crisis escalates

Sri Lanka police said three people were injured Sunday when shots were fired in Colombo, as a constitutional crisis sparked by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s shock sacking turned violent. Bodyguards for Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, a Wickremesinghe loyalist, fired live rounds as a mob allied to the president […]

Ayodhya dispute: SC likely to hear pleas against HC verdict on Monday

New Delhi, Oct 28:  The Supreme Court is likely to hear Monday a batch of pleas challenging the Allahabad High Court’s 2010 verdict by which the disputed land on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid area in Ayodhya was divided into three parts. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and […]

India, US talks ongoing to resolve trade issues: Prabhu

New Delhi, Oct 28:  Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu has said India and the US have exchanged offers for a possible trade deal with a view to resolving issues related to bilateral commerce. “The negotiations are ongoing. Of course, at this stage they have given an offer and […]

Militants attack Army patrol party in J-K’s Shopian

Srinagar, Oct 28: Militants Sunday attacked a patrolling party of the Army in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Militants opened fire on a patrolling party of the Army at Poterwal village of the south Kashmir district, a police official said. He said the Army retaliated, forcing […]

Prasad hits out at Tharoor over Shiv Linga remarks

New Delhi, Oct 28:  The BJP Sunday hit out at Congress leader Shashi Tharoor over his remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shiv Linga, asking Congress chief Rahul Gandhi whether he supports his party leader’s comments. The party, seeking a response from Gandhi, said he should apologise to […]

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