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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Cricketer Turned Into Bapu: When The Mahatma Weilded The Willow!

New Delhi(PTI): Those familiar with Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography will know that as a school boy Bapu was averse to all forms of physical exercises. But, little is known about his fascination for cricket. A new book 'Mahatma on the Pitch: Gandhi & Cricket in India' talks about how the father of the nation enjoyed and embraced the British sport, which went...

Over 50 Dead In Las Vegas Concert Shooting: Police

Los Angeles(AFP): More than 50 people were killed and 200 wounded when a gunman opened fire on a concert in Las Vegas, police said on Monday, making it the deadliest mass shooting in US history. "We are looking at in excess of 50 individuals dead and of 200 individuals injured at this point," Las Vegas Metro Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo...

Mark Zuckerberg Apologises For Facebook’s Negative Effects

Washington(PTI): Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has publicly apologised for the social-media platform's negative effects and asked for forgiveness for his work that was used to divide people rather than uniting them. Zuckerberg, 33, did not mention any specific incident, but his apology came in the face of mounting evidence that Russians had used Facebook he created more than a decade...

Mahatma’s 148 Birth Anniversary Commemorated In Mao’s China

Beijing(PTI): Mahatma Gandhi's favourite bhajans and quotes today resonated in the sprawling Chaoyang Park in central Beijing where people from all walks of life gathered to commemorate his 148th birth anniversary. While a cultural team from the Indian Embassy here sung Vaishana Jana, the famous bhajan included in Gandhi's daily prayer, a batch of Chinese school children dressed in green...

Did US Intelligence Agency Try To Protect Mahatma: PIL In SC

New Delhi(PTI): Did the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), an intelligence agency of the United States during World War II and a predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), try to protect Mahatma Gandhi? This question is one among many raised before the Supreme Court in a petition which has sought the re-opening of investigation into Mahatma Gandhi's murder, suggesting...

Mattis Meets PM, Discusses Enhanced Indo-US Cooperation

New Delhi(PTI): Enhanced cooperation between India and the US, regionally and globally, in pursuing shared priorities for peace, stability and combating terrorism were discussed when visiting Secretary of Defence James Mattis met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here today. During the meeting, Modi appreciated the close engagement between India and the US on regional and global issues of mutual concern, according...

Nawaz Sharif Appears Before Accountability Court

Islamabad(PTI): Pakistan's ousted premier Nawaz Sharif today for the first time appeared before an accountability court here to face the corruption charges filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau in the Panama Papers scandal. Sharif, who returned to Pakistan yesterday, reached the court located in the judicial complex this morning. During the brief hearing, 67-year-old Sharif informed Judge Muhammad Bashir that...

Heavy Loss: Egyptian National Known As World’s Heaviest Woman Dies In UAE

Dubai(PTI): Eman Abdul Atti, an Egyptian national believed to be the 'world's heaviest woman', died today in a hospital in the UAE due to complications from her weight, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, the hospital said. The 37-year-old weighed roughly 500 kilograms when she arrived in India in February, but had lost an astonishing 323 kilogrammes since undergoing a...

Obama Personally Warned Zuckberberg Over Fake News: Report

Washington (AFP): Former US President Barack Obama personally urged Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to counter the rise of fake news on the social network during a meeting held shortly after last year's election, the Washington Post reported. The encounter reportedly took place on the sidelines of a meeting of global leaders in Lima, Peru on November 19, two months before Trump's...

At The UN Sushma Urges Pakistan To Introspect Why It Has Become A “Terror Export Factory”

United Nations(PTI): Taking a dig at Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today asked its leaders to introspect as to why India is recognised as a global IT superpower while Pakistan is infamous as the "pre- eminent export factory for terror". In her address to the 72nd UN General Assembly session, Swaraj accused Pakistan of waging a war against India...

Pak Anti-Graft Body Freezes Accounts Of Sharif, Family

Lahore(PTI): Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today suffered a major setback after Pakistan's anti-graft body froze the bank accounts and seized the properties of him and his family members facing corruption and money laundering charges in the Panama Papers scandal. Sharif, 67, stepped down after the Supreme Court disqualified him on July 28 from continuing in his office for dishonesty...

Unemployment Reason For Modi, Trump’s Rise To Power: Rahul

Princeton in USA(PTI): Leaders like Narendra Modi and Donald Trump are being elected all over the world as the people are in pain due to unemployment, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said today, but stressed that even the prime minister was not doing enough to solve the key problem facing India. Gandhi, 47, who is in the US on a...

Rohingya Refugees Illegal, Pose Security Threat: Centre To SC

New Delhi (PTI): The Centre today told the Supreme Court that the Rohingya Muslims are "illegal" immigrants in the country and their countinous stay posed "serious national security ramifications". The Centre's affidavit, filed in the apex court Registry, said the fundamental right to reside and settle in any part of the country is available to citizens only and illegal refugees...

‘Pak Raising Kashmir At UN Is Like Miyan Ki Daud Masjid Tak’: Indian Diplomat

United Nations(PTI): Taking a jibe at Pakistan, a top Indian diplomat has said Islamabad's decision to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN, which has not been discussed at the world body for decades, is like 'Miyan ki daud masjid tak'. India on the other hand is focused on progressive, forward looking agenda during the UN General Assembly session beginning...