Day: April 9, 2019

CBI opposes Lalu Yadav’s bail plea in SC, says he is likely to get involved in political activities

New Delhi, Apr 9: The CBI Tuesday opposed in the Supreme Court the bail plea of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is serving jail term in connection with fodder scam cases, saying he is likely to indulge in political activities ahead of Lok Sabha polls. The CBI, which […]

Modi baptized in politics through riots, killings: Mamata

Raiganj (WB), April 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “baptized in politics through violence and riots”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Tuesday, claiming that Adolf Hitler would have committed suicide if he witnessed Modi’s activities. Addressing a rally here, Banerjee also said that the grand old party […]

Seven dead after pre-poll attacks on Hindu leaders in two Indian states

BHUBANESWAR/SRINAGAR – At least seven people including a state legislator for India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were killed in two separate attacks on Tuesday, officials said, days before India begins a general election. Five people including BJP lawmaker Bheema Mandavi were killed in Chhattisgarh after Maoist militants […]

BJP MLA, 4 security personnel killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

Raipur, Apr 9: BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi and four security personnel were Tuesday killed when their convoy was attacked by Naxalites in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, days before the first-phase elections in the state, police said.  The incident occurred at Shyamagiri hills when the MLA’s convoy was heading towards Kuwakonda […]

UN chief calls for immediate halt to Libya fighting

UN chief Antonio Guterres on Monday appealed for an immediate halt to fighting in Libya, after strongman Khalifa Haftar’s forces claimed an airstrike on Tripoli’s only functioning airport. Thousands have fled violence in the capital city, according to the United Nations, since Haftar launched a surprise assault last […]

May to meet Merkel, Macron ahead of crucial Brexit summit

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday started a last-minute flurry of European diplomacy that includes visits to Paris and Berlin as she prepares for a make-or-break Brexit summit. Still struggling to get her EU divorce deal through parliament, May is hoping European leaders will agree on Wednesday […]

US proposes new tariffs on EU products over Airbus subsidies

The US on Monday threatened to impose tariff counter measures of up to $11.2 billion on a host of European products in response to subsidies received by aircraft maker Airbus. In a statement, the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) said the World Trade Organization (WTO) had […]

Pearls of wisdom: Japan’s cultured farms still glisten

In Japan’s picturesque Ago Bay, a couple sits in a little hut picking out oysters from a net, cleaning them carefully one-by-one before replacing them gently back in the water. Their hope: in several months, these oysters will produce a glistening white pearl from a cultured farming technique […]

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