Month: September 2019

Floods kill 113 in northern India in late monsoon burst, jail, hospital submerged

LUCKNOW, India – Heavy rains have killed at least 113 people in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar over the past three days, officials said on Monday, as flood waters swamped a major city, inundated hospital wards and forced the evacuation of inmates from a jail. India’s monsoon season that […]

Corrected: Amid gleaming skyscrapers, Hong Kong’s poor set aside hardships and join protests

HONG KONG – Just before midnight in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district, a slight man in his seventies peels away from a crowd of protesters jeering at police. Behind him, a young woman calls out, “Be safe!” They make an improbable pair: she a smartly dressed 24-year-old; he […]

Top Iran general says destroying Israel ‘achievable goal’

The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Monday that destroying arch-rival Israel has become an “achievable goal” thanks to his country’s technological advances. “This sinister regime must be wiped off the map and this is no longer… a dream (but) it is an achievable goal,” Major General Hossein […]

World leaders pay final tribute to France’s Chirac

Dozens of world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Monday paid their final respects to ex-president Jacques Chirac as France held a national day of mourning for the popular former head of state. Putin, former US president Bill Clinton and other dignitaries joined President Emmanuel Macron for […]

‘Treason,’ ‘civil war,’ Trump ramps up rhetoric on Twitter

Conspiracy theories, calls to arrest Democrats for treason, ominous warnings about civil war: President Donald Trump, facing the threat of impeachment, is ramping up his bellicose rhetoric on Twitter to a new level. Trump is lashing out wildly in all directions as the Democratic-led House of Representatives moves […]

Sensex tumbles over 310 pts; Nifty slips below 11,500

Mumbai, Sept 30: The BSE benchmark Sensex plunged over 310 points in opening trade on Monday due to sell-offs mainly in financial, metal and auto stocks amid subdued global cues. Likewise, the NSE gauge Nifty too dropped over 84 points to slip below the psychological 11,500-level. Yes Bank, IndusInd […]

SC refuses to further entertain plea for producing Farooq Abdullah

New Delhi, Sep 30: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to further entertain Rajya Sabha MP Vaiko’s plea seeking production of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah before it and said the MDMK leader can challenge the detention order under the Public Safety Act. “He (Abdullah) is […]

China to send its top trade negotiator to US for talks

Beijing, Sep 30: China’s top trade negotiator will lead an upcoming 13th round of talks aimed at resolving a trade war with the United States, a senior Chinese official said Sunday. Vice Premier Liu He will travel to Washington for the negotiations, Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said. He […]

World has “great expectations” from India, says PM

Chennai, Sep 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the world has “great expectations” from India, and asserted his government will lead the country to a path of ‘greatness’ where it will be beneficial to the entire globe. On his first visit to Tamil Nadu after retaining power […]

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