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Day: August 21, 2019

IIMC holds offline admissions for vacant SC/ST seats

New Delhi, Aug 21: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is holding offline admissions to fill up vacant SC/ST seats in its PG diploma programmes, officials said on Wednesday.  According to officials, 32 seats reserved for SC/ST candidates are available for offline admission in Post Graduate Diploma Courses […]

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German city offers $1.1M to whoever proves it doesn’t exist

BERLIN — A German city that’s been the subject of a long-running online light-hearted conspiracy theory claiming it doesn’t really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that’s true. Officials in Bielefeld said Wednesday they’ll give 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to the person who delivers solid […]

Australian court upholds sex abuse verdict of Cardinal Pell

MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian appeals court Wednesday upheld convictions against Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, in a decision cheered by scores of abuse survivors and victims’ advocates demonstrating outside the court. A unanimous jury in December found […]

Srinagar, Jammu mayors get MoS status

Jammu, Aug 21: The mayors of Srinagar and Jammu civic bodies have been granted status equivalent to that of Minister of State (MoS), according to an official order. The order, issued by additional secretary Subash Chhibber on Tuesday, said the hospitality and protocol department shall make necessary insertion in […]

China ties shape cautious reaction to Hong Kong protests

For Canada and the European Union, they are a “situation.” For President Donald Trump, a potential stumbling block in ongoing trade disputes. And for South Korea, an issue to be monitored. With the notable exception of Taiwan, cautious comments from the few governments willing to speak out on […]

Trump insists US already has ‘strong’ gun background checks

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that the U.S. already has “very, very strong background checks” for gun purchases in the latest sign that he is backing away from throwing his political support behind changes to the system that are opposed by the powerful gun lobby. Speaking […]

Trump scraps Denmark visit after Danes say Greenland not for sale

US President Donald Trump Tuesday postponed a planned visit to Denmark after Danish officials insisted its autonomous territory of Greenland was not for sale. Trump’s decision confirms just how interested he was in purchasing Greenland, an idea initially dismissed as a joke by some, but which the White […]

Beijing says holding UK’s Hong Kong consulate employee

An employee of Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong who went missing earlier this month is being held in China, Beijing confirmed Wednesday. The incident comes as relations between Britain and China have become strained over what Beijing calls London’s “interference” in pro-democracy protests that have wracked Hong Kong […]

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