Day: April 17, 2019

Valley of the dolls: scarecrows outnumber people in Japan village

In the tiny village of Nagoro, deep in the mountains of western Japan, the wind howls down a deserted street with not a living soul to be seen. But yet the street appears busy, dotted with life-sized dolls that outnumber humans 10 to one, the product of a […]

Macron vows to rebuild a ‘more beautiful’ Notre-Dame in 5 years

President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to rebuild Notre-Dame “even more beautifully” within five years, as all of France’s cathedrals prepared to ring their bells on Wednesday to mark 48 hours since the colossal fire began. The blaze on Monday gutted the great Paris landmark, destroying the roof, causing […]

Saudi court adjourns hearing in trial of women activists

A Saudi court on Wednesday postponed a hearing in the trial of 11 women activists which has drawn international censure, officials said, just days after campaigners reported a new crackdown on their supporters. The activists, among them Loujain al-Hathloul who has accused her interrogators of sexual abuse and […]

Indonesia’s ‘everyman’ leader on track to beat firebrand ex-general

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo was on track to be re-elected leader of the world’s third-biggest democracy with pollsters giving him a wide lead over rival Prabowo Subianto, a firebrand ex-general, hours after voting closed Wednesday across the 17,000-island archipelago. While official results are not due until next month, a […]

Sudan’s Bashir transferred to prison: family source

Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been transferred to a Khartoum prison following his toppling by the army last week, a source from his family told AFP on Wednesday. “Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Khartoum,” the source said without revealing his name for security […]

Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi, says he “divided” country

Kannur(Ker):  Hitting out at the Prime Minister,Congress President Rahul Gandhi Wednesday alleged that Narendra Modihas “divided” the country and made it fight within itself. Speaking to reporters here after the Parliamentary coordination committee meeting, Gandhiheld Modi responsible for the rising unemployment among the youth, farmers’ suicides and allegedly giving […]

Not here to make false promises, committed to resolving

Sulthan Bathery(Ker) : Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Wednesday reached out to the people of Wayanad, saying he did not want to make false promises,but was committed to resolving their issues after hearing their “heart and soul”. Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi said he was not […]

Kamal Nath targets PM Modi over Gujarat storm tweet

Bhopal :  Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath Wednesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his tweet on unseasonal rains, charging he was concerned only about Gujarat. Overnight rains in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan have left nearly 30 people dead. Soon after the prime […]

BJP won’t allow two prime ministers in India: Shah

Tasgaon (Maha) :  Kashmir is an integral part of India and it would continue to remain so as long as the BJP exists, party president Amit Shah said here Wednesday. Shah’s remarks came at a poll rally, in response to National Conference leader Omar Abdullah’s recent suggestion of having […]

Playing XI not clicking, says Paddy Upton

Mohali :  Rajasthan Royals head coach Paddy Upton feels the inability to pick the right combination is the reason for his side’s below-par performance this season. Rajasthan Royals suffered their sixth loss of the season at the hands of Kings XI Punjab. They are currently placed at the penultimate […]

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