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Day: November 28, 2018

Safeguards provided for actions taken earlier under J&K State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act-2001

open view web desk JAMMU, NOVEMBER 28: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved repeal of the Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001, (commonly known as Roshni scheme). Advisors B […]

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The Latest: Scientist reports 2nd gene-edited pregnancy

HONG KONG — The Latest on a scientist’s claim to have made the world’s first gene-edited babies (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway. The researcher, He Jiankui […]

Kremlin says it still expects Putin-Trump summit to go ahead

WASHINGTON — Russia said on Wednesday it still expects a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump to go ahead as planned. Trump, in an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday, said he may cancel the sit-down with Putin in Argentina following Russia’s seizure of […]

Winter risks ‘dire’ for 1 mln children in MENA region: UNICEF

The UN children’s fund warned Tuesday that a funding gap and the start of winter could leave nearly one million children “out in the cold” in the Middle East and North Africa. “Years of conflict, displacement and unemployment have reduced families’ financial resources to almost nothing. Staying warm […]

Powerful sheikh quits top Olympic body amid late drama

One of the most influential figures in international sport on Wednesday officially stepped down from a powerful Olympic body as he fights forgery charges in Switzerland. Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah had already announced he was “temporarily” stepping aside from his IOC duties and asked not to be re-elected […]

Azim Premji conferred highest French civilian honour

Bengaluru, Nov 28: IT czar and philanthropist Azim Premji was bestowed with the highest French civilian distinction Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) here Wednesday. Premji, who is the chairman of Bengaluru-headquartered IT major Wipro, received the distinction from the Ambassador of France to […]

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