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Day: October 23, 2019

Court dismisses Chinmayanand’s plea to book student under Gangster Act

Shahjahanpur, Oct 22: A local court on Tuesday dismissed a petition from BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand, who is accused of rape by a law student, demanding that the Gangster Act should be slapped on the woman and three others for trying to blackmail him. Chief Judicial Magistrate Omveer Singh […]

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Indonesia’s Jokowi taps election archrival for defense minister

Jakarta, Oct 23: Indonesia’s new cabinet were introduced at an informal presentation on the palace steps Wednesday, with President Joko Widodo tapping his election arch-rival — a former general with a chequered rights record — as defence minister. More than three dozen new ministers — the vast majority of […]

PM Modi, Nobel laureate Banerjee hold extensive discussions on varied issues

New Delhi, Oct 22: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held a “healthy and extensive” interaction on various subjects. Banerjee, an Indian-born American professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has won Nobel in economics, jointly with wife Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer […]

China plans to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam: FT

Beijing is drawing up a plan to remove Hong Kong’s beleaguered Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, after nearly five months of pro-democracy unrest. The pro-Beijing leader has faced sustained criticism from protesters in the semi-autonomous city. So far, the Chinese central government has given […]

Horror in Britain as 39 found dead in truck

Britain launched a major murder investigation after 39 dead bodies were found Wednesday in a refrigerated truck, once again putting the spotlight on the shadowy people trafficking business. The corpses were found in the truck container at an industrial park in Grays, east of London, triggering outrage among […]

Former AP civil rights reporter Kathryn Johnson dies

Kathryn Johnson, a trailblazing reporter for The Associated Press whose intrepid coverage of the civil rights movement and other major stories led to a string of legendary scoops, died Wednesday. She was 93. Her niece, Rebecca Winters, said Johnson died Wednesday morning in Atlanta. Johnson was the only […]

Zuckerberg appears in Congress as Facebook faces scrutiny

WASHINGTON — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced bipartisan, hostile questions in a congressional hearing Wednesday focused on the social media company’s plans to launch its own cryptocurrency known as Libra. Zuckerberg acknowledged concerns about the Libra project, saying he would not allow Facebook to move forward unless he […]

The Latest: Trump says Turkey calls cease-fire ‘permanent’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Syria (all times local): 11:45 a.m. President Donald Trump says Turkey has informed the U.S. it will make “permanent” a five-day cease-fire in Syria. In response, he says he’s directing the lifting of economic sanctions on Turkey. Claiming success at the […]

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