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Brazil backs out of hosting 2019 climate change meeting

Brazil this week set out of hosting next year’s United Nations global summit meeting on climate change, the latest signal that Latin America’s widest nation no longer aspires to be an influential player in efforts to mitigate the effects of a warming planet. The decision leaves the UN scrambling to find a new place for …

Rajasthan

The BSP candidate in Alwar district’s Ramgarh constituency in Rajasthan expired of cardiac arrest on Thursday, an official stated. Following the death of Laxman Singh, 62, elections will now take place in 199 out of the total 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan. “BSP candidate Laxman Singh died Thursday morning. Elections are postponed on the demise of …

Pakistan to invite PM Modi for SAARC summit in Islamabad

Pakistan Foreign Ministry on Tuesday stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be invited to Islamabad for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, Dawn reported. The last summit in 2016 was canceled after India backed out following the terrorist attack on an Army camp in Uri where 19 soldiers died. The previous …

PM takes dig at AkbaruddinOwaisi over ‘CM has to bow before us’ comment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday sought to appeal to Telangana pride when he said about AIMIM leader AkbaruddinOwaisi’scurrent remark that whoever became the chief minister of Telangana or undivided Andhra Pradesh had to bow before his party. Labeling a poll rally at Mahbubnagar, Modi asked the people whether they would vote for someone who bows …

PM Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet on sidelines of G20 summit in Argentina

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet on the project of the tenth upcoming G20 meeting in Argentina on November 30, the Ministry of External Affairs said Tuesday. Modi and Xi have met twice after their informal summit in Wuhan this year — at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit held …

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The space agency’s latest lander – known as InSight – will plunge by the Martian atmosphere and touch down on the Red Planet’s surface today. It marks the main moment for Nasa, which hasn’t sent anything new to Mars for a full six years. The new lander will be a major addition to the space …

India will not participate in SAARC unless Pakistan ends terror, says Sushma Swaraj

Ahead of the stone laying ceremony of Kartarpur corridor by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday threatened to pull out of the SAARC Summit, stating that there would be no dialogue with Pakistan until it stops sponsoring terrorist activities. “Unless and until Pakistan stops terrorist activities in India there …

UN report says fragile climate puts food security at risk

Feeding a hungry planet is growing increasingly difficult as climate change and reduction of land and other resources undermine food systems, the U.N. Food, and Agricultural Organization said Wednesday as it renewed appeals for better policies and technologies to reach “zero hunger.” Population growth needs supplies of more nutritious food at affordable prices, but increasing …

1984 Anti-Sikh riots

The Delhi High court on Wednesday upheld the jail-term of 88 people, more than 22 years after they were convicted for their indulging in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and awarded them five-year jail term. On August 27, 1996, a sessions court had convicted 88 out of 107 people captured on November 2, 1984, for rioting, …

Aam Aadmi Party A

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Monday thanked party workers on the sixth year of its founding and stated that the “political revolution” was moving forward to rid the nation of corruption, communalism, and casteism. “Aam Aadmi Party’s journey commenced six years ago on this very day. This political revolution is moving …

Reviewing This Fees, Says Centre, On Airlines Charging For Web Check-In

The government said on Monday that it was reviewing airlines’ decision to charge passengers for any of the seats chosen at the time of web check-in to ascertain whether the move is in compliance with existing rules. No-frills airline IndiGo, which has a domestic market share of nearly 43 percent, has been levying charges for …

Shiv Sena Says Lack Of Political Will Delaying Ram Temple Construction

The Shiv Sena today charged that “lack of political will” was delaying the building of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should stop doing “political nautanki” (drama) over the matter while keeping a gun on shoulders of the Congress. Taking potshots at PM Modi for his “56-inch chest” remark made …