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Rude MLAs Must Be Pulled Up

GANAPATHI BHAT, AKOLA Politician and power form a heady cocktail. Look at Akash Vijayvargiya, the first-time BJP legislator from Indore. The man beat a government servant doing his duty of anti-encroachment drive. A government servant follows the orders of his superior or the government higher-ups. But what did this Akash Vijayvargiya do? He came with a load of supporters, ‘warned’ …

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Indian among 9 injured in Yemeni rebels attack on Saudi airport

China slams US, UK, EU for backing ‘ultra-radicals’ in Hong Kong PTI Riyadh An Indian national was among nine people injured in an attack by Yemeni rebels on Abha international airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, a spokesperson of the Saudi-led military coalition said. “A terrorist attack at Abha International Airport…Led to the injury of 9 civilians – eight …

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Pope to declare Mariam Thresia as saint on October 13

PTI Kochi Pope Francis will declare Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan, an Indian nun, a saint on October 13, her congregation said here Tuesday. The Pope has formally approved the canonisation of Mariam Thresia, foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Family, at an ordinary public consistory of cardinals on causes of canonisation at the Vatican on July 1, it said. …

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Schoolgirl Cori Gauff shocks veteran Venus Williams

REUTERS London Cori Gauff served up the perfect excuse for playing hooky from school on Monday as the 15-year-old American student caused one of the biggest shocks in Wimbledon history by jettisoning her idol Venus Williams in the first round. The 39-year-old Williams is considered Wimbledon royalty as she has been part of the All England Club family for over …

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Top cops in UP shifted after violent protests over Jharkhand lynching

IANS Lucknow The Yogi Adityanath government, late on Monday night, transferred top police officials in Agra and Meerut for their apparent failure to contain violence that erupted during an unauthorized protest marches taken out against the lynching of Tabrez Ansari in Jharkhand. The state government transferred Inspector General Kanpur Alok Singh to Meerut in the same capacity while A Satish …

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OPEC inks new charter with Russia and other allies

AFP Vienna The OPEC bloc of oil producers on Tuesday formally signed a new charter of cooperation with other major producers — including Russia — a day after thrashinAg out the document at a marathon meeting. The new agreement between OPEC and its so-called OPEC+ partners is being seen as a sign of the cartel’s efforts to stay relevant in …

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India to contribute US $5 million to UN Palestine refugee agency

PTI United Nations India has pledged to contribute US$ 5 million in 2019 to the UN Palestine refugee agency, even as it voiced concern over the agency’s difficult financial situation due to voluntary contributions from a limited donor base and called for ensuring sustained fiscal support for its work. India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador K Nagaraj Naidu …

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Big push likely for PSU asset monetisation in Budget

IANS New Delhi Governments asset monetisation programme involving development and sale of surplus land parcel and other non-core assets of public sector enterprises (PSEs) is expected to be big focus of Budget 2019-20 that is constrained to look at various innovative models to mobilise additional resources amidst a slowing economy. Senior government officials said that the new asset monetisation programme …

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China slams US, UK, EU for backing ‘ultra-radicals’ in Hong Kong

PTI Beijing China on Tuesday warned the US, the UK and the EU against sending any “misleading signals” to the “ultra-radicals” who violently attacked the legislature in Hong Kong, saying Beijing strongly opposes their “gross interference” in the country’s internal affairs. A group of protestors on Monday broke through the Legislative Council (LegCo) building in Hong Kong and occupied it …

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Kiran Bedi earns AIADMK, DMK’s wrath for ‘slur’ on TN people

IANS Chennai Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK and the main opposition DMK on Monday condemned Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi allegedly terming the state’s people as “selfish and cowards”. Condemning Bedi’s statement about the people of Tamil Nadu, AIADMK spokesperson P Valarmathi said Bedi does not know the decency to say what and when. Without realising the dignity of the office …

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