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Leh freezes at minus 11.3, cold wave sweeps valley

December 1st, 2017 (0)
Srinagar, Dec 1 (IANS) Cold wave continued in the valley on Friday as the Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir remained frozen with Leh recording the night’s lowest temperature at minus 11.3 degrees Celsius. “Neighbouring Kargil town recorded a minus ...

Cyclone Ockhi: Navy, Coast Guard save 33 Kerala fishermen

December 1st, 2017 (0)
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 1 (IANS) The Indian Navy and Coast Guard have rescued 33 fishermen and have located another 70 following the bad weather conditions that hit Kerala and Tamil Nadu coasts a day ago, a Minister said on Friday. Several ...

BJP activist shot dead in Tripura

December 1st, 2017 (0)
Agartala, Nov 30 (IANS) A BJP party member was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Tripura’s Gomati district on Wednesday night, hours after Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Joti ended his two-day visit to the Left-ruled state to review poll preparedness ...

Debt on Gujaratis increased due to Modi’s mismanagement, publicity: Rahul Gandhi

December 1st, 2017 (0)
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Gujarat’s rising debt of “Rs 2,41,000 crore”, which he said was due to Modi’s “mismanagement and publicity” and asked why ...

Japanese Emperor to abdicate in April 2019

December 1st, 2017 (0)
Tokyo, Dec 1 (IANS) Japanese Emperor Akihito is set to abdicate on April 30, 2019, after a nearly 30 years reign and marking an end of an imperial era, the Imperial House Council announced on Friday. The 10-member Council including ...

4 charged in $3.5 mn-fraud ‘likely’ linked to India: US prosecutor

December 1st, 2017 (0)
New York, Dec 1 (IANS) Four men of Indian descent have been charged in a $3.5 million-fraud in which they pretended to be tax officials and collected money by allegedly threatening over 7,300 people, a federal prosecutor has announced. Gregory ...

Canadian lawmaker makes statement on Japanese atrocities during WWII

December 1st, 2017 (0)
Ottawa, Dec 1 (IANS) Canadian lawmaker Jenny Kwan has made an open statement in the parliament on the Nanjing Massacre and other Japanese atrocities committed during World War II. It was the first time for a Canadian lawmaker to deliver ...

Trump lights US national Christmas tree

December 1st, 2017 (0)
Washington DC, Dec 1 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has lit the national Christmas tree, located behind the White House, in a ceremony followed by a performance of the 1960s-hit pop band, The Beach Boys. On Thursday, Trump and his ...

Tillerson to remain as Secretary of State: White House

December 1st, 2017 (0)
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) The White House has dismissed reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is about to be replaced. The US top diplomat “continues to lead the state department”, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Thursday, BBC ...

Chinese shuttlers are scared of us now: Srikanth

December 1st, 2017 (0)
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who won four Super Series titles this year, feels the strong Chinese shuttlers are scared of the Indian contingent now after a string of good performances against them. On the back ...