Jaitley compares Indira to Hitler

Union Minister Arun Jaitley, in a three-part blog on the Emergency on its 43rd anniversary today, compared former PM Indira Gandhi with Nazi Germany's Adolf Hitler. He also writes about his own tryst with the Emergency. Excerpts from Arun Jaitley's blog. "Having imposed Emergency on 26th June, 1975, Mrs. Indira Gandhi got...

Man who threatened to rape Cong spokesperson’s daughter held

The Mumbai Police has arrested a 36-year-old man in Gujarat for allegedly giving a rape threat on Twitter to the daughter of Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi, an official said today. Girish Maheshwari was arrested from Bavla near Ahmedabad late last night, a senior police official said. The accused was being brought...

Peruvians march against corruption as head of judiciary resigns

Peruvians marched in the streets across the Andean country on Thursday, many carrying effigies of rats or vultures, to demand anti-corruption reforms to clean up the country’s institutions as the head of the judiciary resigned. Thousands took to the historic district of the capital Lima carrying signs that read “Kick...

Trump threatens to ‘shut down’ government if Dems don’t support border measures

Irritated at the stalling of his border wall plans, US President Donald Trump has threatened to “shut down” the government in his latest tweet taking aim at Democrats over immigration reform. The Sunday morning tirade saw the president claim he “would be willing to ‘shut down’” the federal government if members of...

Spain lifts lockdown for non-essential workers amid harsh debate & fears of new wave of Covid-19 cases

Staff in food distribution, communications, sanitation and other non-essential sectors are now allowed to go to work in Spain, despite the country’s status as the world’s second-largest Covid-19 hotspot with over 17,000 deaths. These workers will be able to return to work this Monday following a 14-day self-isolation regime that...

11 hospitalized as rival right-wing & anti-fascist protests face off in Chemnitz, Germany

A total of 11 people have been taken to hospital in the wake of a right-wing demonstration and an anti-fascist counter-protest in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, where a fatal stabbing sparked a wave of rallies. Tensions were running high in Chemnitz with sporadic clashes reported between the participants...
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Bright fireball flies across Siberian sky

A dazzling fireball has streaked over several towns in Western Siberia. Stunned locals managed to film the object as it sped by glowing yellow and green. The event was recorded in the towns of Yugansk and Surgut on Saturday night. People gazing at the fireball and watching the videos have been...

Supreme and High Court’s verdict on Panchayat Election 2018 : No barrier for May 14 polls

There is no barrier to the Supreme Court's verdict. On this day, the Supreme Court has made it clear that there is no objection if voted on May 14. Besides, the Supreme Court has given the stay order on the e-nomination of High Court order. Meanwhile, the Calcutta High Court has also...

Police discover 11 blindfolded dead bodies from Delhi home

Indian police have launched a probe into the deaths of 11 members of a family, whose bodies were found hanging from the ceiling of their home near New Delhi. There were no bullet marks on the bodies, officials said. Eleven members of a family — four men and seven women...

Covid-19 ‘avalanche’ in Africa & India could lead to FOUR waves of virus hitting Europe & US, health expert...

A WHO public health expert has warned that if the coronavirus is allowed to “march through” Sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian sub-continent unarrested, the rest of the world risks being hit by repeated bouts of Covid-19. Professor Lawrence Gostin, director of the World Health Organization’s Center on Public Health and...

PM rules out single rate under GST, says Mercedes and milk can’t have same tax

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today ruled out a single tax rate under the GST, saying Mercedes car and milk cannot be taxed at the same rate and accepting Congress party's demand for a uniform 18 per cent rate would lead to a spike in food and essential items' taxation. Modi...

New Asia’s richest: India’s Mukesh Ambani overthrows China’s Jack Ma

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani, who controls the world’s largest oil refining complex Reliance Industries, has stolen the richest man in Asia crown from Jack Ma, founder of China's biggest e-commerce company Alibaba Group. Ambani was worth of $44.3 billion as his company surged 1.6 percent to a record 1,099.8 rupees on...

Americans ask Russians to fix their space-toilet

When you want a job done right, send in the Russians. NASA has renewed a contract with Russian firm Energia to maintain and repair toilets on board the US segment of the International Space Station. Why does the US segment use Russian toilets? In 2007, NASA bought the Russian-designed commodes...
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Astronaut rocks synth from International Space Station during Kraftwerk gig

Kraftwerk gave fans an out of this world music experience when they commanded the synth skills of astronaut Alexander Gerst, who banged out futuristic tunes live from the International Space Station. The incredibly in synch earth-to-space collaboration was put into action at the Jazz Open Festival in Stuttgart, Germany. Footage...

US ‘prepared’ and may strike Iran next month – reports

The US may be ready to target Iran’s nuclear facilities soon amid a bellicose exchange of threats between the two countries, ABC reported. However, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull dismissed the claim as “speculation.” The outlet cites senior figures in the government of Malcolm Turnbull, who believe the United States is “prepared” to bomb...

Indian economy on shaky ground: Nobel Prize-winning economist Abhijit Banerjee

Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, who on Monday won the 2019 Nobel for Economics, said Indian economy is on a shaky ground. The data currently available do not hold any assurance for the country’s economic revival anytime soon, he stated. “The condition of Indian economy is on a shaky ground. After witnessing the present (growth)...

‘I always do what I promise’: Modi warns Pakistan he’s serious about using 100% of Indian river waters

Indian PM Narendra Modi has warned Pakistan he means what he said about not wasting a single drop of ‘Indian water’, after Islamabad stated that any attempt to divert rivers would be viewed as an ‘act of aggression.’ “Once I decide to do something, I always accomplish that,” the PM...

Fly me to the moon: Tickets to space going on sale in 2019

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will start selling passenger tickets for trips into space as early as next year, according to Blue Origin, the space-tourism startup owned by the billionaire. The company expects its New Shepard suborbital vehicle to carry the first space tourists to orbit in 2019, according to Blue...

Greta gets the last laugh? Thunberg retools Trump’s mockery in new Twitter bio

Donald Trump provoked hysteria in the media after ribbing Greta Thunberg with a savage one-liner, but the Swedish climate activist has turned the tables on the US president, adopting his mockery as her new Twitter bio. The internet fracas began after Trump fired off a tweet that was double-dipped in...

Mexico: Journalist murdered in seaside town near Cancun

Ruben Pat Cahuich, manager of a local online news site, was shot to death in the resort town of Playa del Carmen. He had previously been threatened by police over his reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Journalist Ruben Pat Cahuich was gunned down as he walked out of...
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White House says Trump was answering different question when he said Russia wasn’t targeting US

When he appeared to claim that Russia was no longer a threat to US, Donald Trump was actually saying that he would not field the question asked, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders insists. At the end of a press briefing on Wednesday, Trump was asked “Is Russia still targeting...

New American Civil War? Some people think it’s already begun

From celebrities calling on citizens to take to the streets, to members of Congress calling for the public harassment of White House officials, to mob justice at restaurants — is the US heading toward a new kind of Civil War? Well, some people think the seeds of a new Civil...

Sexual violence, child soldiers & war crimes: UN report slams all sides of Yemen conflict

UN investigators said Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the Houthis may all have committed war crimes, including sexual violence and recruiting child soldiers, in a damning report detailing atrocities in the Yemen conflict. The UN’s Group of Regional and International Eminent Experts on Yemen found all parties in the conflict have committed...

Cong will give space to women; RSS is male chauvinist: Rahul

Congress president Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue of women safety and questioned his silence on the alleged incidents of rape of girls in some shelter homes in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The Congress leader said what they did against women in the...

Europe coronavirus cases dramatically SURGE as worldwide death toll surpasses 25,000

The worldwide death toll from Covid-19 has surpassed 25,000 and researchers have detected a huge spike in Europe with Spain, Germany and the UK reporting thousands of fresh cases. The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center noted that the grim milestone had been reached on Friday. Professor Steve Hanke from the...

Rainfall intensity over Kerala decreasing: IMD

The rainfall intensity over Kerala has decreased over the past two days, the meteorology department said today, adding that there is no alert of heavy precipitation for the next four days in the state. India Meteorological Department's Additional Director General Mritunjay Mohapatra said, yesterday the state recorded 9 cm of...

Woman who ‘tried kidnapping partner from past life’ arrested in Mumbai

While many remain sceptical about the whole concept of reincarnation, one woman believes in it so much that she allegedly sought to kidnap a 21-year-old student in Mumbai she believed had been her life partner in a past life. Veronica Borode, 35, also named locally as Kiran, was taken into...

‘Planet X & the ‘rogue star’: Can new astronomy theory explain world beyond Solar System?

A mysterious star hurtling past the Solar System may have sparked chaos throughout great expanse, sending objects deep into corners of space that are now captivating scientists searching for distant exoplanets. The celestial theory is the product of researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Radio Astronomy in Germany and...

How Kejriwal’s Twitter timeline hints at Ashutosh, Khetan’s decline

If tweets and retweets by the boss are an indication of popularity, Aam Aadmi Party leaders Ashutosh and Ashish Khetan had fallen out of favour with party chief Arvind Kejriwal long before they announced their resignation. The diminishing importance of the two leaders, both former journalists who made their political...

Amit Shah avoids NRC, CAB issues in Mizoram

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday addressed a huge gathering at Mizoram but avoided the issues of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB), who had led to protests in the state recently. Several NGOs and other organisations under the banner of a coordination...
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US bomb pieces found at Yemen bus strike site as Pentagon says ‘we may never know’ who supplied it

A Raytheon Mark 82 general-purpose free-fall bomb was likely used by the Saudi-led coalition to strike a bus full of children in Yemen on Thursday, a local journalist claims, after bomb fragments from the scene were recovered. The Saudi-led coalition struck a school bus in the Dahyan area of the...

Kashmir was in a mess before 5th Aug, Jaishankar says

Kashmir was in a “mess” before August 5, the day when India revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, asserting that the decision was taken to “try something very different” to change the economic and social landscape in the region. During an interactive session at...

Another Indian has been hanged at Balarampur, BJP asks CBI to probe The State Government removed the SP of...

A civilian assassination took place at Dabha village of Balarampur in Purulia on Saturday. The deceased is a 32- year-old Dulal Kumar. The incident happened three days after the killing of 18- year-old Trilonchan Mahato in Ballarampur . He was found hanging from a tree near the village of Supurdi, a little away from his house in the...

Will implement NRC across India after 2019 polls, says BJP MP

Bharatiya Janata Party MP OP Mathur on Monday said that the National Register of Citizens draft, which has been executed only in Assam under the Supreme Court's direction, would be implemented across the country after 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Mathur assured that no Indian citizen would be made to leave...
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Israeli jets strike Hamas in Gaza in response to ‘terror acts & violent riots’ at border

Israeli fighter jets have carried out strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza strip, in response to the violence and “terrorist acts” the group instigated at the border, as well as cross-border rocket launches, the IDF said. “Tonight, IDF fighter jets targeted an attack terror tunnel in southern Gaza, in...

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