Day: December 23, 2018

Tsunami hits without warning in Indonesia, killing over 220

CARITA BEACH, Indonesia — The deadly tsunami struck in the dark, without warning. At least 222 people were killed as waves smashed into houses, hotels and other beachside buildings Saturday night along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, in a disaster that followed an eruption and possible landslide on Anak Krakatau, […]

AI technology bit frightening, feels Ruskin Bond

Indore (MP), Dec 23: Famous writer Ruskin Bond Sunday said technology associated with “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) is a bit “frightening”, as some people will be able to control a large population of world through the innovation. Bond, while participating in the Indore Literature Festival, told PTI, “AI technology is […]

Haryana: Party founded by Devi Lal splits

Chandigarh, Dec 23: The Indian National Lok Dal, a party founded by former deputy prime minister Devi Lal, split in 2018 after a bitter power struggle between his two grandsons. The year also saw a series of horrific rape cases, long strikes by roadways and sanitation workers, and sportspersons […]

Ex-serviceman held with 9 kg charas in Nagrota

Jammu, Dec 23:The police arrested an ex-army man on Sunday with 9 kg of high quality charas from Nagrota area here along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, officials said. Mohammad Ayoub Malik, who hails from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, was signalled to stop his car at a check point but […]

Woman with three children found hanging at home

Agra, Dec 23: A 30-year-old woman and her three children were found hanging from the ceiling of their home Sunday under the Fatehabad police station area, around 30 km from here, police said.  The deceased were identified as Mamta, Junu (5), Ranjit (3) and Ajit (six months), they said.  […]

Ex-MLA, 6 others join Peoples Conference in Jammu

Jammu, Dec 23: The Peoples Conference, headed by separatist-turned-politician Sajad Lone, received a shot in the arm when seven prominent persons, including a former legislator, joined the party here on Sunday. Former MLA Zanskar Syed Mohammad Baqir Rizvi, former PDP spokesperson Abhijeet Jasrotia, lawyers Abrar Ahmad Khan and Irfan […]

HC extends deadline to apply for Delhi Judicial Service Exam till Dec 24

New Delhi, Dec 23: The Delhi High Court has extended the deadline to apply for the Delhi Judicial Service Examination 2018 till December 24 night. A bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and A K Chawla said once the schedule for filling the online application form and last date had […]

Netanyahu seeks to calm Israeli concerns over Trump’s Syria pullout

Jerusalem, Dec 23:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought on Sunday to calm domestic concerns over US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria, saying his country will still act against Iran there. Netanyahu will also reportedly meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when he travels to […]

PM manipulating data to boast about govt achievements: Yechuri

Kolkata, Dec 23: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechuri on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was resorting to manipulation of statistics to paint a rosy picture of his government’s achievements. Yechuri claimed Modi’s announcement that 99 per cent goods will now attract 18 per cent or lower GST […]

India most tolerant country in world: Rajnath

Lucknow, Dec 23: Rebuffing allegations that intolerance was rising in the country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Sunday no nation in the world was as tolerant as India. Singh made the remarks two days after actor Naseeruddin Shah had expressed concern over “intolerance” in the country while referring […]

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