Chinese state media pump up the jam to slam Hong Kong protests

Chinese state media pump up the jam to slam Hong Kong protests

Monday, 19 August 2019 | AFP | Beijing

"Get those foreign agents outta town", roars a music video by a patriotic Chinese rap group, one of a slew of creative efforts by Beijing attacking Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement as violent and spurred on by overseas governments. The rap video, overlaid with clips of protesters clashing with police and breaking...

63 killed, 182 wounded in Kabul wedding blast: official

63 killed, 182 wounded in Kabul wedding blast: official

Sunday, 18 August 2019 | AFP | Kabul

At least 63 people were killed and 182 wounded in an explosion targeting a wedding in the Afghan capital, authorities said on Sunday. The blast, which took place late Saturday in west Kabul, came as Washington and the Taliban are in the final stages of a deal to reduce the US...

DD News anchor Neelum Sharma no more

DD News anchor Neelum Sharma no more

Saturday, 17 August 2019 | IANS | New Delhi

News anchor Neelum Sharma, who was associated with Indias public service broadcaster Doordarshan News for over 20 years, breathed her last on Saturday. The news of her demise was flashed on the official Twitter account of DD News and, according to reports, she was batteling cancer. "DD News mourns passing away...

Martin Freeman confirms 'Black Panther' return

Martin Freeman confirms 'Black Panther' return

Saturday, 17 August 2019 | PTI | Los Angeles

Marvel Studios may not have made any formal announcements about "Black Panther" sequel, but actor Martin Freeman has confirmed his involvement in the project. Freeman, who played CIA Agent Everett Ross in the Chadwick Boseman-fronted 2018 film, said he is not sure when the much-anticipated sequel will get into production. "As far...

US cuts Pakistan's aid by $440 million

US cuts Pakistan's aid by $440 million

Saturday, 17 August 2019 | IANS | Washington

The US has cut its aid to cash-strapped Pakistan by $440 million, bringing its commitments to just $4.1 billion. The decision to cut Pakistan's economic assistance was officially conveyed to Islamabad about three weeks before the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the US, the Express Tribune reported. The aid was...

China successfully launches new rocket for commercial use

China successfully launches new rocket for commercial use

Saturday, 17 August 2019 | PTI | Beijing

China's new carrier rocket, designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Saturday, sending three satellites into planned orbit. The Smart Dragon-1 (SD-1), developed by the China Rocket Company affiliated to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALVT), blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China...

Trump says Apple will spend 'vast sums' in US

Trump says Apple will spend 'vast sums' in US

Saturday, 17 August 2019 | AFP | Washington

Donald Trump said Friday that tech giant Apple would be spending "vast sums" of money in the US in a tweet ahead of a dinner meeting with its CEO Tim Cook. The men have had several informal meetings before, including at Bedminster, New Jersey, where Trump is reportedly on a working...

Trump meets top advisers to discuss progress of Afghan peace deal

Trump meets top advisers to discuss progress of Afghan peace deal

Saturday, 17 August 2019 | PTI | Washington

US President Donald Trump chaired a meeting on the Afghanistan peace deal with his national security team that, the White House said, went "very well" and negotiations are proceeding. The talks, attended by Vice-President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton among others, were held...

State Editions

SC OK’s admission in 3 new medical colleges

20 August 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

15 IAS officers shifted in State’

20 August 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

3 from Odisha in Jr women’s hockey coaching camp

20 August 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Food bank for ‘Hunger-Fee Odisha’ opened

20 August 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

MCL holds pipping ceremony

20 August 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

Game on!

18 August 2019 | Pioneer | Agenda

Krishna, the nation builder

18 August 2019 | Dr. Asha Goswami | Agenda

Happiness in digital world

18 August 2019 | Dr Awdhesh Singh | Agenda

Faith does more than heal

18 August 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Let love play the game changer

18 August 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Art for the soul

18 August 2019 | Shalini Saksena | Sunday Pioneer