Month: July 2019

Tensions high as Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters face court

Dozens of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters appeared in court Wednesday after being charged with rioting, setting the stage for further unrest in a weeks-long crisis that has rocked the global financial hub. The announcement on Tuesday night that 44 people had been charged with rioting — an offence […]

In a first, Miss Venezuela ditches contestants’ measurements

For the first time in its history, the Miss Venezuela contest will not publish the 24 contestants’ waist, bust and hip measurements, organizers said — as pageants face criticism for their primary focus on physical appearance. The event, which will take place in Caracas on Thursday, has been […]

Escape bids by rebel princesses throw spotlight on UAE rights

Princess Haya, who is battling her husband Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum in a UK court, is the third princess who has sought to escape the Gulf emirate in recent years. Activists say the attempts by Haya and two of Sheikh Mohammed’s daughters to escape the […]

Sanders, Warren fight with moderates over ‘Medicare for All’

DETROIT — The signature domestic proposal by the leading progressive candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination came under withering attack from moderates in a debate that laid bare the struggle between a call for revolutionary policies and a desperate desire to defeat President Donald Trump. Standing side by […]

PM’s interaction through PRAGATI

In first PRAGATI meeting of the new term, PM strongly reiterates commitment for “Housing for All” by 2022 PM reviews progress of flagship schemes of Ayushman Bharat and Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan PM calls upon States to put in maximum efforts towards water conservation, especially during the current monsoon […]

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