Day: February 2, 2019

Venezuela air force general defects from Maduro government

CARACAS, Venezuela — A Venezuelan air force general defected from the administration of President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday and called on his compatriots to participate in protests against the socialist leader’s rule. Gen. Francisco Yanez is the first high ranking officer to leave Maduro’s government since Jan. 23, […]

Russia to pull plug on nuclear arms pact after US does same

MOSCOW — Following in the footsteps of the U.S., Russia will abandon a centerpiece nuclear arms treaty but will only deploy intermediate-range nuclear missiles if Washington does so, President Vladimir Putin said Saturday. U.S. President Donald Trump accused Moscow on Friday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces […]

NCDRC asks SBI to allow widow access to monthly pension

New Delhi :  The apex consumer forum has directed the State Bank of India (SBI) to allow the widow of a defence personnel access to her monthly family pension which was withheld. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) bench said freezing the woman’s bank account and denying her […]

Shahabuddin’s close aide shot dead in Siwan

Siwan (Bihar)  :  A close aide of mafia don-turned-politician Mohammed Shahabuddin was shot dead late on Friday night, triggering tension in the town, a police official said on Saturday. Superintendent of Police, Siwan, Naveen Chandra Jha said Mohd Yusuf (40) was gunned down at a spot about half a […]

Inner strength necessary to look beautiful: Geeta Phogat

Mumbai :  Geeta Phogat believes a woman can only look beautiful if she is healthy and strong. The Commonwealth gold medallist, who made her ramp debut on Friday with designer Rina Singh’s label ‘Eka’ at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019, said women must focus on developing their […]

Jeweller shot at in Raipur, loses ornaments worth lakhs

Raipur : A 45-year-old jeweller was shot at and injured allegedly by three unidentified men who robbed his bag containing precious jewellery, believed to worth lakhs, when he was headed to his home from his shop in Raipur, police said Saturday. The victim Jasraj Soni’s 24-year-old son Mohit was […]

“Yakshi” the iconic nude woman statue in Kerala to get

Thiruvananthapuram :  Kerala’s iconic ‘Yakshi’ statue, the gigantic nude woman sculpture which had shocked the conventional mindset of the society, is all set to get a facelift as it completes 50 years of construction. The imposing structure, located at the sprawling Malampuzha gardens of Palakkad district, was sculpted by […]

Boat carrying 11 devotees capsizes near Sangam

Allahabad :  A boat carrying 11 devotees capsized near the Sangam Saturday, an official said. No loss of life was reported during the incident. NDRF personnel reached the spot on time and rescued all the pilgrims — three women and eight men, the official said. The boat capsized apparently […]

Demi Moore laments portrayal of older women as ‘evil, bitter villains’ in films

Los Angeles :  Actor Demi Moore wonders why female actors are typecast as “evil, bitter villains” in Hollywood after they attain a certain age. The 56-year-old actor currently stars in horror comedy “Corporate Animals” where she plays an egoistical CEO of an MNC. In an interview with IndieWire, Moore, […]

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