PayPal abandons Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency group

PayPal abandons Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency group

Saturday, 05 October 2019 | AFP | San Francisco

Pioneering digital payments firm PayPal has said it will no longer be part of an alliance intended to oversee the Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency, which has come under attack by regulators. "PayPal has made the decision to forgo further participation in the Libra Association at this time," the California-based company said on...

US finalises sale of 150 anti-tank missiles to Ukraine

US finalises sale of 150 anti-tank missiles to Ukraine

Friday, 04 October 2019 | AP | Washington

The State Department has approved a sale of military equipment to Ukraine that includes 150 anti-tank missiles to help fight Russia-backed separatists. A Defense Security Cooperation Agency notice says the USD 39.2 million sale includes 10 launch units for the Javelin missiles and related equipment. The agency announced the sale on Thursday...

Taliban delegation meets PM Khan, discusses stalled Afghan peace process

Taliban delegation meets PM Khan, discusses stalled Afghan peace process

Friday, 04 October 2019 | PTI | Islamabad

A high-level Taliban delegation on Friday met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss the stalled peace process in Afghanistan. The 12-member delegation of Taliban Political Commission (TPC), which arrived here on Wednesday for their first such visit, was lead by its head Mulla Abdul Ghani Baradar during the meeting. "The delegation...

Thousands march as Hong Kong government mulls face mask ban

Thousands march as Hong Kong government mulls face mask ban

Friday, 04 October 2019 | AP | Hong Kong

Thousands of masked protesters marched through Hong Kong on Friday as the government readied to use emergency powers to ban face coverings in a bid to put an end to months of violent protests. Large crowds of mostly office workers hit the streets during the workday lunch break over the pro-Beijing...

Trump says could 'certainly' ask China's Xi to investigate Biden

Trump says could 'certainly' ask China's Xi to investigate Biden

Thursday, 03 October 2019 | AFP | Washington

Donald Trump said Thursday he would "certainly" think about approaching Chinese leader Xi Jinping to investigate the US president's domestic political rival Joe Biden. Trump told reporters at the White House Ukraine should probe the frontrunning Democratic presidential hopeful and his son, Hunter Biden -- and that China should follow suit. "Certainly...

Four police killed in Paris stabbing, attacker shot dead

Four police killed in Paris stabbing, attacker shot dead

Thursday, 03 October 2019 | AFP | Paris

A man wielding a knife stabbed and killed four officers at the police headquarters in the heart of central Paris on Thursday, before being shot dead. The premises were cordoned off after the lunchtime attack in the historic centre of Paris, usually thronged with tourists, and a dozens of police and...

Lexus unveils new RX 450hL in India priced at Rs 99 lakh

Lexus unveils new RX 450hL in India priced at Rs 99 lakh

Thursday, 03 October 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Japanese car-maker Toyota's luxury vehicle arm Lexus on Thursday launched luxury hybrid electric SUV RX 450hL in India priced at Rs 99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The fourth generation model, which now comes with an additional third row seating, will be available for booking starting this month. The model comes with a BS...

Shots fired as deadly Iraq protests resume despite curfew

Shots fired as deadly Iraq protests resume despite curfew

Thursday, 03 October 2019 | AFP | Baghdad

Iraqi security forces fired live rounds on Thursday to break up protests held for a third day in Baghdad despite an open-ended curfew in effect since dawn. Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi ordered the ban on movements across the capital starting at 5:00 am (0200 GMT) to stem the popular demonstrations...

State Editions

CM issues instructions for cultural programmes

16 October 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

24 farmers, 3 officials depart for Israel

16 October 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Cabinet OK’s 5% DA hike of State Govt employees

16 October 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Need to conserve tribal culture: Das

16 October 2019 | PNS | Ranchi

Naveen’s biggest asset is not reacting to his critics

16 October 2019 | BISWARAJ PATNAIK | Bhubaneswar

Lawyers’ frequent strikes irk Orissa HC Full Bench

16 October 2019 | PNS | Bhubaneswar

Sunday Edition

The French Bulldozer

13 October 2019 | Miniya Chatterji | Agenda

the power of Forgiveness

13 October 2019 | Swami Mukundananda | Agenda

Yoga and mindfulness

13 October 2019 | Jacqualine Tara Herron | Agenda

Attention feels good

13 October 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | Agenda

Astroturf | Check your child’s behaviour early

13 October 2019 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

It’s a fine job

13 October 2019 | MUSBA HASHMI | Sunday Pioneer