Day: November 1, 2018

India wins 5th ODI easily and another series from Windies

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India— India humbled the West Indies by nine wickets in the final one-day international and took the five-match series 3-1 on Thursday. After bowling out the West Indies for 104, India made 105-1 in 15 overs to record its second biggest win in terms of balls to […]

#MeToo brings change, debate to literary magazines

NEW YORK— For literary magazines over the past year, much of the news has been in the masthead. Editor Lorin Stein of the Paris Review left amid allegations of sexual harassment and editor Ian Buruma of The New York Review of Books was fired after publishing an essay by Jian Ghomeshi, the […]

One ‘black box’ recovered from Indonesia jet as first funeral held

A black box from the crashed Lion Air jet has been recovered, authorities said Thursday, a find that could be critical to establishing why a brand new jet plunged into the Java Sea shortly after take-off, killing 189 people on board. Divers plucked the orange data recorder from […]

Sri Lanka president’s climbdown offers hope of end to political crisis

Sri Lanka’s President lifted a suspension of parliament Thursday and called a meeting of lawmakers next week that could end an increasingly bitter power struggle between two rival prime ministers, officials said. The climbdown by Maithripala Sirisena, who sparked the crisis by sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister […]

Judge Sergio Moro leaves the house of Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro on November 1, 2018 after accepting a post as justice minister

Brazil’s crusading judge Moro to be justice minister

The judge who has upended Brazilian politics with a sweeping corruption investigation, Sergio Moro, accepted an offer Thursday from far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro to be his justice minister. Bolsonaro publicly offered him the post after being swept to the presidency Sunday on a wave of anti-establishment anger fueled […]

Pakistani Christian woman’s blasphemy ordeal highlights plight of minorities

KARACHI, Pakistan – Islamist protesters blocked roads in Pakistan’s major cities for a second day on Thursday, opposing a Supreme Court decision the previous day to acquit a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy allegations, media said. Knots of protesters from an ultra-Islamist party blocked roughly 10 […]

Asia Rice: Thailand eyes deals with Philippines, China; India demand tepid

BENGALURU- A weaker baht pushed rice export prices in Thailand lower this week, although there were expectations of new deals with the Philippines and China, while rates in India languished at the 21-month lows hit last week due to sluggish demand. In Thailand, benchmark 5 percent broken rice […]

A tough road ahead for India’s battered rupee: Reuters poll

BENGALURU – There will be little respite for the bruised Indian rupee over the coming year, depressed by an escalating U.S.-China trade war and rising domestic political risks ahead of a general election, a Reuters poll showed. Investors have generally shunned emerging market assets this year, made riskier […]

Ministry of Railways rolls out All-India Unreserved Mobile Ticketing facility (UTS on Mobile)

The facility of booking unreserved tickets, including season tickets and also platform tickets is available through the ‘UTSONMOBILE’ app available for Android, IOS and Windows phones. Booking of unreserved tickets on all non-suburban sections across all Zonal Railways has been made available from 1st November to enable seamless […]

Pleasant weather in Delhi, max temperature at 31.1 deg C

New Delhi, Nov 1:  Pleasant weather conditions prevailed in the national capital Thursday, with the maximum temperature settling at 31.1 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. The minimum temperature was recorded at 16 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year, said a MeT Department official. […]

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