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Philippines’ Duterte says he’ll never visit ‘lousy’ America

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | AFP | Manila

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday vowed that he would never visit “lousy” America despite an earlier invitation extended by US President Donald Trump. Duterte made the declaration as he expressed anger at a US Congress human rights commission hearing where various advocate groups assailed his bloody war on drugs. “There will...

Three dead as clashes erupt over Jerusalem holy site

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | Agencies | Jerusalem

Three Palestinians were killed and dozens wounded on Friday as clashes erupted between protesters and Israeli forces over new security measures at an ultra-sensitive Jerusalem holy site where police restricted access for Muslim prayers. One Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli gunfire in the A-Tur neighbourhood of east Jerusalem, according...

Shanghai records highest temperature in 145 yrs

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | Agencies | Beijing

Shanghai on Friday recorded its highest temperature in 145 years at 40.9 degrees Celsius with authorities issuing a red alert for China’s economic hub which is reeling under an intense heatwave. The previous record high temperature of 40.8 degrees Celsius was recorded on August 7, 2013 in the city. The red...

Prosecutors: Death toll in Venezuela protests since April reaches 100

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | AFP | Caracas

The death toll in anti-Government protests in Venezuela since April has reached 100, after a third death was reported from a day-long nationwide strike against embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s rule, prosecutors said on Friday. A 15-year-old boy was killed in skirmishes on the sidelines of Thursday’s national strike in the...

Globe Trotting

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | Agencies

2 killed, 55 injured in blast at shop in China Beijing: A powerful explosion on Friday tore through a shop in China’s eastern Hangzhou city popular among tourists, killing at least two persons and injuring 55 others, officials said. Greece-Turkey earthquake: 2 killed Athens: A Swedish tourist and a Turkish visitor were killed...

Pak SC warns Sharif’s children of 7-yr-jail

Friday, 21 Jul 2017 | PTI | Islamabad

The children of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could face up to seven years in jail if it was proved that they had submitted fake documents to the Panama panel probing the money laundering allegations against the family, the Supreme Court warned on Thursday. The apex court heard the Panamagate scandal...

SC exempts grandparents, grandkids from travel ban

Friday, 21 Jul 2017 | AFP | Washington

The Supreme Court has dealt President Donald Trump’s Government a fresh setback, saying its controversial travel ban cannot be applied to grandparents and other close relatives of people living in the United States — for now. The court on Wednesday accepted a Hawaii federal judge’s ruling last week that the Trump...

From the chinese press

Friday, 21 Jul 2017 | Pioneer

The following are headlines and extracts of English translations of selected India related articles in five Chinese official newspapers of the last few days, since the column of July 14, 2017. The contents of these opinion pieces, etc, (published in Chinese) are meant for domestic (Chinese) audiences, unlike the commentaries...

Congressional panel moves to restore US aid for Tibet

Friday, 21 Jul 2017 | PTI | Washington

Reversing the Trump administration’s move to slash aid to Tibetans to zero, a key congressional committee has approved a bill to maintain the US policy of providing funds for Tibet and support “democracy and human rights programmes” in the Chinese-ruled region. The administration, in its maiden budget proposal in May, had...

Assailant tries to stab soldiers in West Bank, shot dead: Army

Friday, 21 Jul 2017 | AFP | Jerusalem:

An assailant tried to stab Israeli soldiers south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and was shot dead, the Israeli Army said. “An assailant armed with a knife attempted to stab (Israeli) soldiers at a checkpoint in Tekoa. In response to the immediate threat, forces fired...


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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

23 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, were prepared (March 2016)...

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Sanskar Bharti holds Rangoli-Mehndi competition

25 Jul 2017 | PNS | HAZARIBAGH

The Hazaribagh district unit of Sanskar Bharti organized Rangoli-Mehndi competition in the premises of Hindu +2 High School. Despite continuous rain 140 participated in the Rangoli competition and 78 in Mehndi competition...

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