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Day: January 20, 2019

Delhi HC grants police protection to J-K rape victim, her husband

New Delhi, Jan 20: An alleged rape victim and her husband, who have temporarily shifted here from Jammu and Kashmir apprehending threat to their lives, have been given protection by the Delhi High Court. The high court was informed by the couple that personal circumstances forced them to leave […]

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Sabarimala temple closes after annual pilgrimage season; political war continues

Sabarimala/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20: After witnessing unprecedented protests over the entry of women of menstruating age, the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala was closed Sunday marking the culmination of the over two-month-long stormy annual pilgrimage season. As the temple closed, the opposition BJP ended its 49-day-long relay hunger strike staged […]

Mahagathbandhan an alliance of corruption, negativity: PM

Margao (Goa), Jan 20: Unfazed by the Opposition’s show of unity at a rally in Kolkata, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday dismissed it as an alliance of corruption, negativity and instability, saying while those parties have “money power”, the BJP has “people’s power”. He also said that seats in […]

Taiwan holds live-fire exercises following China threats

HSINCHU, Taiwan — Taiwan held live-fire exercises along its east coast Thursday amid renewed threats from China to bring the island under its control by force if deemed necessary. Artillery and assault helicopters fired at targets off the west coast city of Taichung, while French-made Mirage fighter jets […]

AP Exclusive: Vatican knew of Argentine bishop misconduct

ORAN, Argentina — The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited “obscene” behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told The Associated Press, undermining Vatican claims that allegations of […]

Democrats aren’t buying Trump’s shutdown-ending ‘compromise’

WASHINGTON — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as a […]

Clashes break out in France as ‘yellow vests’ stage latest protest

PARIS – Clashes broke out throughout France on Saturday, as an estimated 84,000 “yellow vests” demonstrators took to the streets in a 10th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government. The demonstrations passed off relatively peacefully in Paris where 7,000 turned up, although Reuters Television reporters […]

From pariah to demi-god: transgender leader a star at Kumbh

PRAYAGRAJ, India – In a desert tent guarded by armed police and a thick-set bouncer, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is blessing a constant stream of pilgrims, who garland her with marigolds and kneel to touch her feet.Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, chief of the “Kinnar Akhara” congregation for transgender people speaks […]

Government sacks PNB executives for lapses in $2 billion fraud in first firings: sources

NEW DELHI – The government has sacked two executives of the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) for allegedly failing to prevent a $2 billion fraud, two sources said on Sunday, nearly a year after the country’s biggest bank scam came to light and also dragged the government into […]

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