Day: January 5, 2019

Floods, blackouts after Thai storm, but tourist islands spared

Nakhon Si Thammarat (Thailand), Jan 5:Floods and blackouts caused by Tropical Storm Pabuk left nearly 30,000 people in evacuation shelters across southern Thailand Saturday, as relieved tourists stranded on islands further north were spared the worst and began to plot routes home. Pabuk, a once in three-decades weather […]

Watchdog group urges probe of Ivanka Trump tax break role

Washington, Jan 5:An ethics watchdog group asked the Justice Department on Friday to investigate whether President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka violated federal conflict-of-interest law by promoting an Opportunity Zone tax break program from which she could potentially benefit. The complaint from the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in […]

Pak Govt seeking extradition of Haqqani from US on embezzlement charges

Islamabad, Jan 5:Pakistan has initiated a process of seeking the extradition of its former envoy to the US Hussain Haqqani through the foreign office on embezzlement charges after it failed to get it through Interpol, a media report said on Saturday. The Supreme Court had issued warrants to […]

Encounter breaks out between militants, security forces in J&K’s Pulwama

Srinagar, Jan 5: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Aripal village of the south Kashmir district this morning following specific information about the presence of […]

MP electricity firm meets record 14050 MW demand on Sat

Bhopal, Jan 5: The state-run Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Saturday set a record by supplying 14050 MW electricity in a single day, a senior official said Saturday. “For the first time in the history of Madhya Pradesh, 14050 MW power demand was met successfully without any disturbance,” MP […]

Modi an ‘incompetent man’ who listens to nobody: Rahul

New Delhi, Jan 5: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, farm distress and job losses, alleging the PM was an “incompetent man who listens to nobody”. In a series of tweets and Facebook posts, Gandhi cited various media reports to allege […]

Let every Indian ask PM & his ministers questions I asked on Rafale: Rahul

New Delhi, Jan 5: Stepping up his attack on the Modi government over the Rafale deal issue, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged all Indians to ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers the questions he posed in Parliament on the fighter jet agreement with France. “RM […]

Netflix and chill no more – streaming is getting complicated

Streaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now. Disney and WarnerMedia are each launching their own streaming services in 2019 in a challenge to Netflix’s dominance. Netflix viewers will no longer be able to watch hit movies such as “Black Panther” […]

Pence leading shutdown talks with congressional staffers

WASHINGTON — With many federal workers frozen out of the jobs and vacationers blocked from public attractions their tax dollars pay for, talks between White House officials and congressional aides kicked off Saturday aimed at ending a government shutdown that President Donald Trump has said could last years. […]