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Ten dead in possible arson attack at Paris apartment block

AFP   Paris At least 10 people died and 30 were injured in an overnight blaze at an apartment block in Paris that police are treating as possible arson, officials said Tuesday. The fire on the upper floors of the building in the rue Erlanger in the upmarket 16th district of southwest Paris is the most deadly in the capital ... Read More »

High On Populism, Low On Economics

R K PATTNAIK PRESENTING the interim Union budget 2019-20, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal categorically mentioned that this is not an interim budget but a medium of the country’s developmental journey. In saying so, he has broken the convention, sanctity and integrity of an interim budget and stretched the boundaries to make what essentially are a series of political announcements keeping ... Read More »

What Ails Goa’s Panchayats

PACHU MENON, MARGAO THE news that the state government is finalising the proposal to hike the salaries of all elected representatives of village panchayats as well as zilla panchayat members by 50  per cent should rejuvenate the spirits of the harried lot who have always felt that they deserve a better deal as they handle an increased workload in performing ... Read More »

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Defending Traffic Sentinel Scheme IT is heartening to  see Director General of Police  Dr Muktesh Chander putting his foot down on the traffic sentinel scheme,  which is being vehemently opposed by politicians and  lawbreakers. The argument that the sentinels taking photographs of girls and women violating traffic rules could use the photographs for nefarious activities  is laughable. Our politicians want ... Read More »

St Savio SC ease past DBO Panjim

NT NETWORK PANAJI St Savio Sports Club completed an easy 3-1 victory over Don Bosco Oratory, Panjim in the GFA’s U-16 League match played at Don Bosco Oratory ground, here on Tuesday. DBO Panjim scored the first goal in the 21st minute through Joaquim Rodrigues but St Savio SC soon levelled terms in the 26th minute through a goal by ... Read More »

Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council issues guidelines to check sexual abuse

PTI   KOCHI A body of catholic bishops in Kerala has come out with guidelines to protect minors and vulnerable adults in church-run institutions from any form of sexual exploitation or abuse and proposing action against anyone committing such offences. In a 16-page document for priests and other church officials, the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council emphasised that there should be ... Read More »

Supreme Court order halted ‘anarchist’ Mamata’s histrionics: Smriti Irani

IANS   NEW DELHI Union Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday said “anarchist Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s political histrionics” were brought to a screeching halt by the Supreme Court order asking Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear before the CBI and co-operate in the probe into the Saradha chit fund scam. The Union Textiles Minister asserted that “20 lakh poor ... Read More »

Priyanka Gandhi gets room at AICC headquarters next to Rahul

IANS   NEW DELHI Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the newest fifth generation member of the Gandhi-Nehru family to plunge into active politics, will function from a room at the AICC headquarters here next to the office of her brother and party chief Rahul Gandhi as she prepares to take charge as General Secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh East. The room, ... Read More »

Detained 130 foreign students were aware of their crime: State Dept

PTI   Washington All 130 foreign students, including 129 Indians,  detained in the US for enrolling in a fake university were aware that they were committing a crime to fraudulently remain in the country, the State Department has said amid claims that they knew nothing about the varsity’s illegal operation. The State Department’s response came after India issued a demarche ... Read More »

Trump to call for unity in State of the Union address

PTI   WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump will focus on key issues like immigration, national security and trade and call for unity in a hugely divided Congress in his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday as he begins the second half of his first term in the White House. Contrary to his aggressive tweets and his frequent lashing ... Read More »