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Day: June 2, 2019

A look at key events in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests

BEIJING — Over seven weeks in 1989, student-led pro-democracy protests centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square became China’s greatest political upheaval since the end of the Cultural Revolution more than a decade earlier. Corruption among the elite was a key complaint, but the protesters were also calling for a […]

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PM mourns Veeru Devgan’s demise, sends condolence letter to family

New Delhi, Jun 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a condolence letter to action director Veeru Devgan’s family remembered the Hindi film industry veteran for his contribution to Indian cinema.  Veeru Devgan, who was the popular action director behind films such as “Roti Kapda Aur Makaan” and “Mr Natwarlal” […]

TSBIE flip-flop on result of girl who “killed self after

Hyderabad, June 2: A girl intermediate student in Telangana, who committed suicide allegedly after results showed her as ‘failed’ in the annual exams, was declared pass following re-verification, but within hours the board reversed the decision, citing a “clerical error”. The Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education (TSBIE), which […]

Virginia victims had 150 years of combined service with city

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Four were engineers who worked to maintain streets and protect wetlands. Three were right-of-way agents who reviewed property lines. The others included an account clerk, a technician, an administrative assistant and a special projects coordinator. In all, they had served the city of Virginia […]

Chinese defence minister says Tiananmen crackdown was justified

SINGAPORE – Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe said on Sunday that the bloody crackdown on protesters around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square 30 years ago was the “correct” decision, citing the country’s “stability” since then. Responding to a question at the Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore after a hardline speech […]

Summit fever: Everest’s budget climbing boom puts Indians most at risk

KOLKATA/KATHMANDU – Earlier this month Dipankar Ghosh, a 52-year-old Indian photographer, scaled the world’s fifth-highest peak, the snow-capped Mount Makalu. He didn’t make it back down alive. After being separated from the rest of his team in bad weather, he collapsed and died along with Narayan Singh, an […]

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