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SCO headquarters in Beijing holds first Yoga Day event

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | PTI | BEIJING | in Sunday Pioneer

For the first time, a Yoga event was on Saturday organised at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) headquarters here, kicking off this year's UN International Day of Yoga celebrations in China. The United Nations has declared June 21 as the UN International Day of Yoga in 2014. China, which has huge...

NASA's spacewoman retires as astronaut

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Agencies | in Sunday Pioneer

Cape Canaveral: NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired on Saturday less than a year after returning from her last and longest spaceflight. She's spent more time off the planet than any other American: 665 days over three space station missions. She's also the world's most experienced female spacewalker, with 10 under her...

City's air quality improves but still in ‘severe' zone

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Though air quality in the national Capital showed slight improvement on Saturday, it remained in 'severe' category even as authorities expressed hope that the air quality would improve during the day due to dispersion of pollutants. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted a cloudy day in the national Capital with the...

Delhi BJP to hold protest as water crisis claims 3 lives

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Slamming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the death of three persons related to water shortage, the Bharatiya Janta Party announced that it will hold a protest against the situation across the city on Sunday. BJP president Manoj Tiwari said that following the acute water crisis in the city, BJP...

Internet services shut down in eastern Meghalaya

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | IANS | Shillong | in Sunday Pioneer

The Meghalaya Government on Saturday suspended internet services on mobile telephones in six districts in the State's eastern part due to the "serious law and order situation" The suspension came four days after the Government had restored internet services on mobile telephones in the Meghalaya capital as normalcy returned. In his...

My new residence out of bounds for media: Akhilesh

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | IANS | Lucknow | in Sunday Pioneer

The new residence of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will be out of bounds for the media, he said on Saturday. Apparently miffed with the media for sustained coverage of the damages done to his erstwhile house, which he vacated after a Supreme Court order, the Samajwadi Party leader...

Mamata, Nitish visit AIIMS to enquire about Vajpayee's health

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Chief Ministers of West Bengal and Bihar -- Mamata Banerjee and Nitish Kumar -- were among senior political leaders who on Saturday visited the AIIMS where former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is undergoing treatment, hospital sources said. Banerjee and Kumar are here to attend a meeting of the NITI Aayog...

Sushma to embark on seven-day trip to four European nations today

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will begin a tour of Italy, France, Luxembourg and Belgium tomorrow with an aim to boost India's strategic engagement with the European countries. The visit, from June 17-23, will provide an opportunity to hold in-depth discussions with the political leadership on a wide range of global,...

‘Priest bobbitises himself over remarks against religious leaders'

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | PTI | Jaipur | in Sunday Pioneer

A 40-year-old priest, said to be upset over allegations and remarks against various religious leaders, allegedly bobbitised himself, the police said on Saturday. Mahant Anil Purohit of Sewa Wali Sewagiri Dham was allegedly upset due to allegations and remarks levelled against various religious leaders, said Mandhan police station SHO Ram Kishan...

AAP disassociates from Khaira's referendum remark

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | PTI | Chandigarh | in Sunday Pioneer

The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday disassociated itself from remarks by its leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira after political parties slammed him for "supporting" a referendum to let Sikhs decide whether they want to secede from India. The AAP said it did not directly or indirectly support "Referendum 2020", allegedly promoted by...


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23 Jun 2018 | PNS

MCD still waiting for HC order on encroachment Dehradun: Days after the High Court ordered the officials to remove encroachment from different areas of Dehradun like markets, streets and footpaths in four weeks, the officials concerned said on Friday that they were still waiting for the order to come. They, however, assured that they would execute the order once they get a copy and read it thoroughly...

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