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Indian-origin ‘Yogi’ wins ward assembly elections in Japan

Japan is neat and everyone was kind, Yogi said PTI Tokyo A 41-year-old Indian-origin Japanese, who goes by the nickname “Yogi”, has been elected to Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward assembly, becoming the first Indian to win an election in Japan. Puranik Yogendra, a naturalised Japanese, secured 6,477 votes, the fifth highest of the 226,561 valid ballots cast, in the April 21 ... Read More »

Powerful quake hits Philippines Tuesday

AP Porac A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after a magnitude 6.1 quake rattled the country’s north and left at least 16 people dead, including in a collapsed supermarket, where rescuers scrambled to find survivors. The US Geological Survey put the magnitude of Tuesday’s quake at 6.4, while the local seismology agency said it ... Read More »

Past govts didn’t care about India’s security: Modi

IANS Bhubaneswar Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the past Congress governments, saying they were only concerned about the interest of a ‘namdar’ family, not the country’s security. He added that these “incompetent and scared” governments also failed to demonstrate India’s defence capability in space. “Balasore recorded its name in history with Mission Shakti, which was conducted from here. ... Read More »

1 killed in violence-marred Bengal polls

IANS Kolkata One Congress worker was killed in clashes outside a polling booth, and hurling of bombs, bids to intimidate voters and EVM snags marred the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Tuesday. Around 68 per cent voting was recorded in the five constituencies — Balurghat, Malda North, Malda South, Jangipur and Murshidabad — till 3 ... Read More »

Modi Has Picked Up A Liability In Sadhvi’s Form

S KAMAT, ALTO ST CRUZ In nominating Sadhvi Pragya from Bhopal, the BJP will meet its Waterloo in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. Narendra Modi’s impudence in first approving her nomination and then defending it will come a cropper as May 23 comes around. The BJP poll pundits may have done their calculations while giving her the ticket but one ... Read More »

Blue Ocean Waves turns ten

NT BUZZ A gospel concert titled ‘Jesus, lover of my soul’ was organised to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Blue Ocean Waves, a music school. The concert featured gospel songs in various genres. Apart from performances by students, there were special performances by Sonia Shirsat, Johnny B Gud and the National Association for the Blind. Blue Ocean Waves is run ... Read More »

Central forces influencing Bengal voters towards BJP: Mamata

IANS West Bengal West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused Central forces personnel of influencing voters to cast their vote in favour of the BJP and said her Trinamool Congress party had lodged an “official complaint” with the Election Commission (EC) against the offenders. “Today I have got news that in Malda South constituency’s Englishbazar, the Central force ... Read More »

10 voters drop dead in Kerala during LS polls

IANS Thiruvananthapuram At least 10 deaths were reported from various places in Kerala on Tuesday while polling was underway for 20 Lok Sabha seats in the state. However, the Election Commission said it had nothing to do with voting. The state poll panel asked the district collectorate to compile the figures as the incidents were reported in Kasargode, Kollam, Kannur, ... Read More »

Lanka pays homage to 310 people killed in Easter Sunday bombings

PTI Colombo Sri Lanka observed a nationwide three-minute silence Tuesday to pay homage to more than 300 people killed in the gruesome Easter Sunday bombings, the country’s worst terror attack blamed on a local previously little-known Islamist outfit. National flags were lowered and people bowed their heads as the silence began at 8.30 am local time, the time the first ... Read More »

India to stop importing oil from Iran

Says will make up lost volumes from alternate sources PTI New Delhi India will stop importing crude oil from Iran following the US move to end sanction waivers, and will use alternate supply sources such as Saudi Arabia to make up for the lost volumes, top officials and industry sources said Tuesday. The Trump administration Monday decided not to renew ... Read More »