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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 …

nasa

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 …

Dharmendra Pradhan to be BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in Odisha Senior BJP leader

Senior party leader and Union minister Jual Oram Tuesday stated that Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in Odisha. He was talking to reporters here after former Odisha-cadre IAS officer Aparajita Sarangi joined the saffron party in the presence of party president Amit Shah in Delhi Tuesday. …

IRCTC joins the bandwagon, trolls IndiGo over new web check-in controversy

“We believe in being as clear with our customers as we can be! No hidden charges on any bookings made via IRCTC Air!” tweeted the official Twitter handle of IRCTC. The tweet comes after budget airlines IndiGo was slammed for launching extra charges for web check-in for all seats. Though IndiGo clarified that there is …

Lashkar terrorist, allegedly involved in editor Shujaat Bukhari murder, killed in Kashmir encounter

Lashkar-e-Taiba commander and Pakistani terrorist Naveed Jatt, wanted in the killing of Kashmiri editor Shujaat Bukhari, was killed in an encounter in Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday. Another militant was also murdered and three army personnel injured in the gunfight. AscertainingJatt’s death, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbagh Singh said, “We’ll be writing to the …

Trump signals new willingness to reach a trade agreement with China

President Donald Trump is projecting a steely facade as he prepares for a major meeting on trade this weekend with President Xi Jinping of China. But behind his tough talk and threats of larger tariffs is a creeping anxiety about the costs of a prolonged trade war on the financial markets and the broader economy. …

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, …

Rupee Edges Higher To Close At 70.79 Against Dollar

The rupee recovered marginally by 8 paise to close at 70.79 against the US dollar on Tuesday on grows selling of the greenback by exporters and softening crude oil prices, reported Press Trust of India (PTI). The rupee’s rise was helped by dollar-selling by exporters and banks after the Chinese foreign ministry announced a mutually …

Maharashtra

In his over forty years as a farmer, Ramesh Bacchav does not remember anything, neither depressed markets nor burgeoning loans, ever causing him to question his pride in his work. Until three years ago, when the 50-year-old accompanied his younger son for an entrance exam in Vadodara. “At the exam center, other parents seeing off …

NASA to review workplace safety culture at SpaceX, Boeing

US space agency NASA said on Tuesday it would review the workplace protection culture at SpaceX and Boeing Co, as the two companies gear up to fly astronauts to the International Space Station. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration said it would conduct a “cultural assessment study” of the companies, “comprising the adherence to a …

Take the lead in the fight against climate change Union minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan to developed nations

The climate output of developing nations are ambitious despite their contribution to climate change is minimal, Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan said Tuesday, asking developed nations to fulfill their climate obligations “expeditiously”. Labeling the ministerial meet of BASIC (Brazil, South Africa, India, and China) countries hosted by the Union Environment Ministry, Vardhan said developed countries …