Day: December 7, 2019

US resumes talks with Taliban in Doha

Washington resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar Saturday, both sides said, three months after President Donald Trump abruptly halted diplomatic efforts that could end America’s longest war. In September, the United States and the Taliban had appeared on the verge of signing a deal that would have […]

Dr. Jitendra Singh says Prime Minister has described Northeast as a new engine of a New India.

The Union Minister of State (IC) for Development of Northeastern Region ( DoNER), Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Pension and Public Grievances, Atomic Energy & Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh today attended the ongoing Hornbill festival at Kisama near state capital Kohima. Addressing a colourful cultural […]

Cinema is cinema: George Miller on Marvel-Scorsese debate

Los Angeles, Dec 7: Filmmaker George Miller is the latest Hollywood veteran to weigh in on Martin Scorsese’s criticism of Marvel movies, saying cinema as a broad field has room for every kind of film. In an interview with Deadline, the “Mad Max: Fury Road” helmer defended the existence […]

Robert Vadra seeks Delhi court’s permission to travel abroad

New Delhi, Dec 7: Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday moved a Delhi court, seeking its permission to travel abroad for medical treatment and business purposes. Vadra is facing probe under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, following allegations of money laundering related to […]

Another daughter has lost her life while awaiting justice: Rahul on Unnao rape victim death

New Delhi, Dec 7: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday condoled the “heart-wrenching” death of the Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze and said another daughter has lost her life while awaiting justice. The rape victim, who was airlifted to a Delhi hospital after she was set ablaze […]

J-K Admin extends LTC benefit to employees

Jammu, Dec 7: Jammu and Kashmir administration has approved Leave Travel Concession (LTC) in favour of its employees benefitting over 3.5 lakh regular government employees working in the Union Territory. A notification prescribing the mandatory rules has already been issued by the General Administrative Department in this regard, an […]

Justice can never be instant, loses its character when it becomes revenge: CJI

Jodhpur, Dec 7: In the backdrop of the Hyderabad rape-murder incident and gunning down of the four accused in an alleged encounter, Chief Justice of India S A Bobde on Saturday said justice can never be instant and loses its character when it becomes revenge. At the same time, […]

Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

BEIRUT — Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days of anti-government protests, despite Lebanon’s reputation as a haven for free speech in a troubled region. Nationwide demonstrations […]

Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran and the U.S. conducted a prisoner exchange Saturday that saw a detained Princeton scholar released for an Iranian scientist held by America, marking a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and Washington after months of tensions. In a trade conducted in Zurich, Switzerland, Iranian officials […]

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