Day: May 11, 2019

For Harris, memories of a warrior mother guide her campaign

NEW YORK — Speaking from the Senate floor for the first time, Kamala Harris expressed gratitude for a woman on whose shoulders she said she stood. In her autobiography, Harris interspersed the well-worn details of her resume with an extended ode to the one she calls “the reason for everything.” […]

Man jumps to death from Mumbai airport building

Mumbai, May 11:A 31-year-old man allegedly committed suicide after jumping from the 6th floor of the Mumbai International Airport building on Saturday, police said. The family of the deceased Akshay Saraswat, hailing from Ghaziabad district in Uttar Pradesh, has claimed he was mentally disturbed over the past two […]

Ready to back any party except BJP that supports full statehood for Delhi: Kejriwal

New Delhi, May 11 (PTI) Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal said post-elections they would be ready to back any party, except the BJP, that supports full statehood for the national capital. The AAP national convenor, in an interview to PTI, said their only aim is to […]

J&K police forms SIT to probe minor’s rape

Srinagar, May 11: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Saturday constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the alleged rape of a minor girl in Bandipora district of the state, it said.  An SIT comprising sub-divisional police officer Sumbal, station house officer Sumbal, and senior prosecuting officer has been […]

Stage set for penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, May 11 (PTI) The fate of several Union ministers including Radha Mohan Singh, Harshvardhan and Maneka Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leaders Digvijay Singh and Jyotiraditya Scindia will be decided Sunday in the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held in […]

US sends naval strike group as tensions rise with Iran

The United States is deploying an amphibious assault ship and a Patriot missile battery to bolster an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers already sent to the Gulf, ratcheting up pressure Saturday on archfoe Iran. In response to alleged threats from Iran, the USS Arlington, which transports marines, amphibious […]

Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Pakistan port city of Gwadar

At least one person has been killed after three gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Gwadar, the centrepiece of a multi-billion dollar Chinese infrastructure project, the military said Saturday. The gunmen shot dead a security guard at the entrance to the five-star Pearl […]

Space-tourism enters ‘home stretch’ toward commercial flight

SANTA FE, N.M. — Billionaire Richard Branson is moving Virgin Galactic’s winged passenger rocket and more than 100 employees from California to a remote commercial launch and landing facility in southern New Mexico, bringing his space-tourism dream a step closer to reality. Branson said Friday at a news […]

New French rules for Facebook? Zuckerberg likes the idea

PARIS — France welcomed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Paris on Friday with the threat of sweeping new regulations against his social media behemoth — and Zuckerberg himself called that proposal a good thing. With his company under fire on multiple fronts, Zuckerberg came to France to show […]

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