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Meghan Markle promises more time for Indian charity

Monday, 21 May 2018 | PTI | London

Newly-wed Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, has promised to give more time to the Indian charity handpicked for donations in lieu of gifts for her royal wedding to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. As the 36-year-old former actress mingled with the 600 guests invited to St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle...

Bishop steals show with powerful sermon on power of love

Monday, 21 May 2018 | PTI | London

An American Bishop stole the show at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a powerful and passionate sermon emphasising the power of love that transfixed the guests, British media reported on Sunday. The Chicago-born Michael Curry spoke passionately for over 10 minutes before Queen Elizabeth...

Will go on to next step if summit doesn't happen: Trump

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | PTI | Washington

President Donald Trump on Friday said the US will go on to the next step if his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un does not materialise, as he sought to blame China for a change in Pyongyang's stance on the historic meeting between the two leaders. A cloud...

S Korea downplays Pyongyang's threat to cancel dialogue

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | AP | Seoul

South Korea said on Friday it believes North Korea remains committed to improving relations despite strongly criticizing Seoul over ongoing US-South Korean military drills and insisting it will not return to inter-Korean talks unless its grievances are resolved. South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesman Baek Tae-hyun said Seoul expects Pyongyang to faithfully...

Globe trotting

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | PNS

will continue to use word ‘animal’: Trump Washington: US President Donald Trump on Friday defended his use of the word “animals” against some illegal immigrants, asserting that he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members. foiled suspected terror attack: France Paris: Police in France have foiled a...

10 people killed in Texas school shooting, gunman arrested

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | PTI | Houston

A student opened fire at a high school in the US State of Texas on Friday, killing at least 10 people, mostly students, in the latest such incident in the country. The incident took place at Santa Fe High School in the city of the same name, located about 50...

Plane carrying 104 passengers crashes after takeoff from Havana

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | AFP | Havana

The Boeing 737 operated by Cubana de Aviacion carrying 104 passengers crashed in a field near the airport, and a column of acrid smoke was rising over the crash site, an AFP journalist at the scene said. There were no initial reports of casualties on the ground. Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel,...

Anti-homophobia day: French Minister comes out as gay

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | AFP | Paris

France's Digital Minister Mounir Mahjoubi has come out as gay, saying it was important to speak up on the International Day Against Homophobia as a public figure who has himself suffered prejudice in the past. Mahjoubi, at 34 one of the youngest members of President Emmanuel Macron's centrist government, tweeted yesterday...

Gina Haspel set to become first female director of CIA

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | PTI | Washington

Gina Haspel is all set to become the first female director of the CIA, despite her role in the spy agency's controversial interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, post the 9/11 terror attacks. The United States Senate yesterday voted 54-45 to confirm the 61-year-old veteran as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency...

No talks with Seoul until ties improve: N Korea

Friday, 18 May 2018 | AFP | Seoul

North Korea said on Thursday it will not hold talks with Seoul under the current diplomatic situation, calling South Korean officials "ignorant and incompetent" a day after the hermit state abruptly cancelled planned inter-Korean discussions. A high-level meeting between the two neighbours had been scheduled for Wednesday, but the North...


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Court proceedings end in a lighter vein

20 May 2018 | PNS

New Delhi: “Now, let us enjoy our holidays,” this is how the Supreme Court concluded the hearing on the Karnataka power row on Saturday. The courtroom burst into a bout of laughter as Justice AK Sikri, who headed the three-judge Bench, made the jovial remark ...

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Women’s youth camp under ‘Go Rurban’ series

22 May 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A women’s youth camp under Go Rurban camp with the objective to connect rural and urban youth together will be held at village Sijora district Dindori. The basic idea of the camp is to build a stronger bridge in order to fill the gap between rural and urban society...

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