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Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | in Sunday Pioneer

ESIC Toll Free Number gets IVR /Help Desk Facility ESIC has started a landmark facility with ‘Launching of IVR (Interactive Voice Response )' and 'Help Desk' for ESIC Toll Free No. - 1800-11-2526. The facility was launched formally on 10th Aug., 2018 by Sh. P. B. Mani, Addl. Commissioner, ESIC. ...

Globe Trotting

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Agencies | in Sunday Pioneer

Greek fire death toll at 94: officials Athens: The death toll from Greece's deadliest fire disaster rose to 94 on Saturday after one more victim died in hospital, the fire brigade said. Reports said the latest casualty was a 57-year-old woman. More than 30 people are still hospitalised after the July 23...

Turkey warns pact with America in ‘jeopardy’

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Agency | Turkey | in Sunday Pioneer

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey’s partnership with the United States is in jeopardy, warning Ankara could start looking for new allies. Relations between the NATO allies have sunk to their lowest point in decades over a number of issues, including the detention of US pastor Andrew Brunson on terrorism-related charges,...

Shah lied in poll affidavit: Cong

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The Congress on Saturday accused BJP chief Amit Shah of not declaring “his liabilities” in his Rajya Sabha election affidavit despite two plots of land owned by him being mortgaged by his son Jay for obtaining credit facility — charges strongly dismissed by the ruling party as “bogus and fake”. Giving...

BJD inching closer to NDA or drifting away from BJP?

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Deepak K Upreti | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Though the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) seems drawing closer to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), indicated in its support to the ruling coalition’s candidate for the Deputy Chairman’s post in Rajya Sabha and a helpful walkout from the no-confidence motion, it has not shed its role of an opponent at...

Plane stolen by ‘suicidal’ mechanic crashes near Seattle

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | AFP | San Francisco | in Sunday Pioneer

A young mechanic described as suicidal stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle-Tacoma Airport, took it on an hour-long flight that included a hair-raising loop as F-15 fighter jets gave chase, then crashed, killing himself. Officials ruled out any link to terrorism in the incident, which took place late on Friday,...

British Muslim convert admits plotting ISIS attack in London

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PTI | London | in Sunday Pioneer

A British Muslim convert has pleaded guilty to plotting an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack on targets in London, including the city’s shopping hub of Oxford Street and Madame Tussauds wax museum. Lewis Ludlow admitted to swearing allegiance to Islamic State (ISIS) terror group and preparing to drive a van through...

RaGa urges Centre to release funds for Kerala

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help the Kerala Government with sufficient funds to battle the flood crisis and restore critical infrastructure in the State. In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, Gandhi said that torrential rain over the past few days have resulted...

NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | AFP | Tampa(US) | in Sunday Pioneer

NASA postponed until Monday the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star’s sizzling atmosphere and unlock its mysteries. The reason for the delay was not immediately clear, but was called for after a gaseous helium alarm was sounded...

Dalai concerned over sectarian clashes among W Asia Muslims

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru | in Sunday Pioneer

Tibetan spiritual Guru the Dalai Lama worried over sectarian clashes amongst Muslims in West Asia. Tibetan spiritual guru in exile Dalai Lama expressed sadness and concern over sectarian clashes among Muslims in the West Asia. He said it is unthinkable and felt that killing in the name of religion is...



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Vajpayee’s death: Schools to remain shut today

17 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

All private and Government schools will remain closed today as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee passed away after prolonged illness at AIIMS in Delhi on Thursday...

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