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Day: January 26, 2019

Oxford chooses ‘Nari Shakti’ as Hindi word of 2018

Jaipur, Jan 26: Oxford dictionaries Saturday declared “Nari Shakti” as the Hindi word for the year 2018. The announcement was made during a session at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) at the Diggi Palace here. According to the Oxford dictionaries, the word has been derived from Sanskrit and […]

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Rahul, Sonia arrive in Goa on 3-day private visit

Panaji, Jan 26: Congress president Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi Saturday arrived in Goa on a private visit, a state party functionary said. Speaking to PTI on condition of anonymity, a senior police official further said the programme of the two Congress leaders is “under wraps” and […]

Family launch private search for missing footballer Sala

Relatives of missing Premier League player Emiliano Sala on Saturday began a private search for his plane, which disappeared over the Channel, after local police called off their own rescue mission. The news was announced by an online fund-raising campaign for the operation, and confirmed to AFP by […]

Holocaust museum stokes controversy among Hungary’s Jews

As the world prepares to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, Hungarian Jews find themselves divided in a bitter dispute over the long-delayed opening of a new Holocaust museum in Budapest. The “House of Fates” complex, located on the run-down fringe of the city centre, is fronted […]

USFS executives urge full investigation in Coughlin case

DETROIT — Two U.S. Figure Skating executives urged a full investigation into abuse allegations against former skater and coach John Coughlin, who killed himself last week. Anne Cammett, president of the federation, and David Raith, USFS executive director, held a news conference at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships […]

PM Modi’s popularity at all-time low; rival Rahul Gandhi closing in: poll

NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ratings have dropped to their lowest-ever level, but he still leads in popularity before a national election expected in the next few months, an India Today poll showed on Friday. Modi is facing discontent over lack of jobs for young people […]

RBI making u-turn, seen shifting to neutral in February, cutting rates by mid-year: Reuters poll

BENGALURU – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will change its stance to ‘neutral’ next month and cut interest rates in June at the latest, according to a Reuters poll of economists pointing to an extraordinary U-turn in policy. Just a month ago, economists predicted rates would start […]

Notify appointment of board of trustees in all temples: HC

Madurai, Jan 25: The Madras High Court bench here on Friday directed the joint commissioners of all districts in Tamil Nadu to issue a notification on the appointment of the board of trustees in the temples under the control of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) department. Justices […]

‘Shocked’ Osaka wins Australian Open to become world number one

Melbourne, Jan 26: Japan’s Naomi Osaka said she was “in a state of shock” Saturday after holding her nerve to battle past Petra Kvitova to win the Australian Open in a three-set thriller that also delivered her the world number one ranking. The fourth seed and US Open champion […]

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