Day: July 21, 2019

Ukraine president Zelensky’s party tipped to win parliament vote

Ukrainians on Sunday went to the polls to elect a new parliament as comedian-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky seeks to bring in political novices and consolidate his power. Zelensky’s newly-created party is expected to win the largest share of the votes in the election that should usher in a new […]

Don’t breach standards of ethical journalism, Vice President cautions media

Urges Fourth Estate to be beacon light of uprightness and objectivity; Don’t mix news with views; Pays rich tributes to veteran editor and writer, late Shri Gora Sastri at the latter’s Centenary Celebrations open view news desk The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has cautioned […]

Woman held for sending threat letters to Guj minister

Bardoli, Jul 21: A woman was Sunday arrested for allegedly threatening Gujarat minister Ishwar Parmar and demanding Rs 1.5 crore through anonymous letters. Pravina Maisuriya had dropped these letters, in which she threatened to defame and kill Parmar if he didn’t pay up Rs 1.5 crore, at the latter’s […]

1 dead, 18 injured after tempo overturns in Thane

Thane, Jul 21: A labourer was killed and 18 others injured Sunday morning after their tempo overturned on Saket bridge in Thane, police said. A Kapurbawadi police station official said occupants of the tempo were contract workers moving towards Mumbai to trim trees for the civic body there. “The […]

Rickshaw driver kidnapped, beaten up in Thane

Thane, Jul 21: Six people have been booked in Thane for allegedly kidnapping and beating up a rickshaw driver, police said Sunday. “Driver Babasaheb Kamble (34) has alleged that he was kidnapped late Saturday night by rickshaw union leader Ravi Malekar, his brother Datta Malekar and others. They took […]

‘Canary in the coal mine’: Singapore woes ring trade alarm bells

A plunge in exports and the worst growth rates for a decade have fuelled concerns about the outlook for Singapore’s economy, with analysts saying the figures offer a warning that Asia is heading for a slowdown as China-US tensions bite. While it may be one of the smallest […]

Brilliant Pacquiao downs Thurman to capture WBA crown

Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao rolled back the years to become the oldest welterweight champion in boxing history with a thrilling split decision victory over WBA champion Keith Thurman on Saturday. The 40-year-old Pacquiao, 10 years older than the previously undefeated Thurman, delivered a vintage performance at the MGM […]

Star-studded Marvel films storm Comic-Con as ‘Endgame’ claims record

Marvel’s all-conquering superheroes ripped through Comic-Con Saturday as the next batch of blockbuster movies were revealed to a hysterical crowd and Disney declared the wait for “Avengers: Endgame” to break the global box office record over. Hollywood A-listers Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Rachel Weisz will join the […]

Female suicide bomber strikes hospital in Pakistan, 9 killed

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan — A female suicide bomber struck outside a hospital in Pakistan on Sunday as the wounded were being brought in from an earlier shooting against police, in a complex assault claimed by the Pakistani Taliban that killed a total of nine people and wounded […]

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