Day: May 20, 2019

Election results to be in consonance with exit polls outcome: Jaitley

New Delhi, May 20: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday expressed hope that the results of 2019 general election would be in consonance with the outcome of multiple exit polls, which has predicted a second term for the Narendra Modi-led NDA government. Most exit polls have forecast another term for […]

Sensex vaults 1,422 pts as exit polls predict NDA win

Mumbai, May 20: Benchmark Sensex zoomed over 1,422 points and the NSE Nifty surged 421 points after most exit polls showed that the Narendra Modi-led NDA is returning to power with a thumping majority in the Lok Sabha elections.  The 30-share index ended 1,421.90 points, or 3.75 per cent, […]

Tsitsipas reaches career-high ranking ahead of French Open

Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas reached a career-high ranking of sixth on Monday after his run to the Italian Open semi-finals last week. The 20-year-old failed to repeat his Madrid last-four win over Rafael Nadal, as the 17-time Grand Slam champion went on to lift his ninth Rome […]

Japan survive Sudirman scare after Momota gamble backfires

Japan gambled by resting top-ranked Kento Momota and nearly paid the price, suffering a huge scare before battling back to beat Russia 3-2 in their Sudirman Cup opener on Monday. Top-seeded Japan are bidding to win the mixed-team world championships for the first time, but a major shock […]

Ukraine’s new president Zelensky calls snap elections

Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelensky called snap parliamentary polls in his inaugural speech Monday and said his top priority is ending the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the country’s east. The 41-year-old comedian was sworn in as Ukraine’s youngest post-Soviet president a month after scoring a landslide victory […]

Tehran says Trump’s ‘genocidal taunts won’t end Iran’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the “genocidal taunts” of US President Donald Trump will not “end Iran”, as tensions spike between the two countries. “Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. Economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won’t ‘end Iran’,” Zarif wrote on […]

Texas transgender woman seen in videotaped attack found dead

DALLAS — A 23-year-old transgender woman whose beating in front of a crowd was captured on video has been found dead on a Dallas street, police said. Muhlaysia Booker was found face-down early Saturday after officers were called following reports of shots being fired. She was pronounced dead […]

Reports: Iran quadruples production of low-enriched uranium

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has quadrupled its production of low-enriched uranium amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran’s unraveling nuclear accord, two semi-official news agencies reported Monday, an announcement just after President Donald Trump warned Iran it would face its “official end” if it threatened America again. While […]

Modi’s jobs deficit: J&J’s largest India plant idle three years after completion

PENJERLA/NEW DELHI, India – It was supposed to be Johnson & Johnson’s biggest manufacturing plant in India. It was to eventually employ at least 1,500 people and help bring development to a rural area near Hyderabad in southern India. Yet, three years after the U.S. healthcare company completed […]

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