Monday, July 13, 2020

BJP adopts ‘wait and watch policy’ on Rajasthan: Sources

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has adopted "wait and watch policy" regarding the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, according to sources. "BJP is waiting to see what will happen at the Congress party meeting in Jaipur. We will see how many MLAs will attend the meeting," it added. Asked if there is a possibility of Sachin Pilot joining the BJP, the sources quickly stated, "One thing is definite that Pilot has made...

Vogue Institute, AIC NIFT-TEA sign MoU for skill enhancing

Vogue Institute of Art and Design, Bengaluru, and Atal Incubation Centre (AIC) of NIFT- TEA, Tiruppur, have entered into an agreement to create...

Stuart Broad given no guarantee of a recall by England for 2nd Test

England cricket coach Chris Silverwood refused to give any guarantees that Stuart Broad will be recalled for the second Test against the West Indies, saying Monday selection was still up for grabs.

Rajasthan Congress legislature party backs Ashok Gehlot

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Congress Legislature Party here on Monday passed a resolution supporting the Ashok Gehlot-led government in the state amid a tussle for power between him and deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot. It also recommended strong disciplinary action against any Congress MLA and...

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England’s batting still their nemesis: Nasser Hussain

England's batting continues to remain their "nemesis" despite the focus being on stand-in captain Ben Stokes' questionable decisions in the opening Test against the West Indies, feels former skipper Nasser Hussain.

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Brazil surpasses 70,000 coronavirus deaths

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil surpassed 70,000 coronavirus deaths on Friday, the health ministry said, though the number of daily fatalities appears to be stabilizing....

Canada now widens ambit of its Express Entry draws

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Pakistan restores bank accounts of Hafiz Saeed, his four top aides: Report

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has restored the bank accounts of the outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz...

E.U. Plans to Bar Most U.S. Travelers When Bloc Reopens

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Afghan Contractor Handed Out Russian Cash to Kill Americans, Officials Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — He was a lowly drug smuggler, neighbors and relatives say, then ventured into contracting, seeking a slice of the billions of...

Hong Kong Security Law Sends a Chill Over the City

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Nepal: 60 dead, 41 missing in floods, landslides

KATHMANDU: At least 60 people have died while 41 have gone missing in floods and landslides in the last four days in various parts of Nepal. Myagdi District of Western Nepal is the worst affected with 27 deaths. Search and rescue operations are underway with officials and police personnel looking through the debris to find the missing people. Hundreds have been displaced in the district as landslides have swept away their homes. They have now taken refuge in local schools and community centers. "My child is just six months old. We are taking shelter...

French feminists criticise choice of justice, interior ministers over sexism and rape claims

Issued on: 07/07/2020 - 20:05 French feminists have reacted strongly to the appointment on Monday of Gérald Darmanin as interior minister and Éric Dupond-Moretti as minister of justice in France’s reshuffled government. Dupond-Moretti has been accused of making sexist remarks while judges last year ordered that an investigation be reopened into rape allegations against Darmanin. Advertising Read more Several feminists started expressing their dismay on social media soon after the appointments were announced on Monday.“How can you imagine for one moment that the fight against gender-based and sexual violence...
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