Day: February 6, 2020

Venezuela’s Guaido meets Trump but overshadowed by impeachment

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido on Wednesday visited the White House like a head of state, but President Donald Trump’s impeachment drama overshadowed the moment. Guaido, who with US support has been seeking for more than a year to topple leftist president Nicolas Maduro, pulled up to the […]

Trump unleashes fury at impeachment enemies at prayer event

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump unleashed his fury against those who tried to remove him from office at a prayer breakfast Thursday, a day after his acquittal by the Senate in his impeachment trial. Speaking from a stage where he was joined by congressional leaders, including Democratic House […]

Remark on Mamata Banerjee sparks gender debate in Kerala Assembly

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 6: A remark on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by an opposition MLA in the context of the NPR and a veiled reference to her counterpart in the state Pinarayi Vijayan triggered a gender debate in the Kerala Assembly on Thursday. When IUML legislator K M […]

Kashmir continues to reel under sub-zero temperatures

Srinagar, Feb 6: Kashmir continued to reel under sub-zero temperatures on Thursday, with Gulmarg recording a low of minus 9.0 degrees Celsius, a MeT department official said. Mercury in Pahalgam, the south Kashmir resort that serves as the base camp for annual Amaranth Yatra, dropped to minus 7.4 degrees […]

Jammu outfit demands probe into encroachment of land

Jammu, Feb 6: An organisation advocating the cause of Dogras on Thursday alleged that over 6 lakh hectares of government land in Jammu had been encroached to setup dozens of illegal colonies under “political patronisation”. IkkJutt has called for high level probe into the alleged encroachment “We demand a […]

Amitabh Bachchan now has 40 million followers on Twitter

Mumbai, Feb 6: Amitabh Bachchan on Thursday clocked 40 million followers on Twitter. The megastar is one of the most active Bollywood personalities on Twitter. He is also present on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, among others and has a personal blog on Tumblr. At the […]

India plans to fully electrify rail network in the next 4-5 years

NEW DELHI – India hopes to electrify its entire railway track in the next 4-5 years, railway minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday, as part of the network’s efforts to cut its carbon footprint. Goyal said currently 55% of the railway network uses electricity while the remainder is […]

Exclusive: China’s mobile giants to take on Google’s Play store – sources

SHENZHEN, China – China’s Xiaomi, Huawei Technologies, Oppo and Vivo are joining forces to create a platform for developers outside China to upload apps onto all of their app stores simultaneously, in a move analysts say is meant to challenge the dominance of Google’s Play store. The four […]

India’s divisive protests could help Modi’s BJP in Delhi election test

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party this week face their first electoral test since deadly anti-government protests erupted nearly two months ago, with the divisive turmoil likely to win them votes at polls in the capital. Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won […]

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