Crime 

At Least 23 Killed In Multiple Suicide Bombings, Attacks In Kabul

KABUL: At least 23 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the latest in a series of assaults in the war-torn country. In the biggest attack, Taliban terrorists stormed an army base in the western province of Farah overnight, killing at least 18 soldiers. “Last night a big group of militants attacked an army base in Bala Buluk district of Farah. Unfortunately, we lost 18 soldiers, two soldiers were wounded. We have sent more reinforcements to…

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India 

Fix accountability within 60 days in bank frauds case, says Congress

Kapil Sibal sought to know why people like Nirav Modi, who were indulging in banking scam, were “allowed to escape the country”. Demanding a thorough probe by the RBI into the alleged ? 11,400-crore PNB fraud, the Congress on Saturday said the prime minister should assure the nation that accountability of the finance ministry, the Reserve Bank of India and the management of defaulting banks would be fixed within 60 days. Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal sought to know why people like Nirav Modi, who were…

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World 

Trump again blames India, China for his withdrawal from Paris climate deal

Says the pact was unfair as it would have made US foot the bill of nations that benefited the most from the accord. President Donald Trump has again blamed India and China for his decision last year to withdraw from the historic Paris climate accord, saying the agreement was unfair as it would have made the United States pay for nations, which benefited the most from the deal. Mr. Trump in June last year announced his decision to withdraw from the Paris deal, saying the accord would have cost America…

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Sports 

Internet sensation Priya Varrier meets Sachin Tendulkar at ISL match in Kochi

Priya Varrier became an internet sensation overnight. While it looks like the entire country has become a fan of her, the actor of film Oru Adaar Love herself had a fan moment when she met Cricket God Sachin Tendulkar on Friday at an ISL match in Kochi. National crush Priya arrived at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi with co-actor Roshan Rahoof and her younger brother – all wearing the yellow jersey. While cheering for her team Kerala Blasters against Chennaiyin FC, the 18-year old shared pictures with her co-star,…

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Crime 

Groom Killed, Bride Injured As Wedding Gift Explodes 5 Days Later

Odisha: A newly-married man in Odisha was killed and his wife critically injured when a gift that they had received for their wedding reception exploded. The man’s grandmother also died in the blast. The incident took place in Odisha’s Bolangir district on Friday, just five days after their wedding, the police said. The police are trying to identify who gave the package to the couple at their reception ceremony on Wednesday and what kind of explosive was used in the incident. The gift package that was brought home after the…

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Sports 

ICC to present Test Championship mace to Kohli

On behalf of the ICC, ICC Cricket Hall of Famers Sunil Gavaskar and Graeme Pollock of South Africa will make the presentation. The International Cricket Council (ICC) will present the ICC Test Championship mace to India captain Virat Kohli at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town after the end of the third and final T20 International against South Africa on Saturday. On behalf of the ICC, ICC Cricket Hall of Famers Sunil Gavaskar and Graeme Pollock of South Africa will make the presentation immediately after the awards ceremony for the…

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Entertainment 

Caught Kissing Minor On Facebook Live, Papon Quits As Reality Show Judge

DELHI: On a day a police case was registered against Papon for “inappropriately kissing” a contestant in a children’s reality show, the singer-composer quit the show, saying “truth will prevail”. “Since I am in no mental state to fulfil most of my professional obligations, I have decided to step down as a judge on the show till the matter in which I have been falsely implicated is fully resolved and the investigations are over,” the 41-year-old singer from Assam said in a tweet. Today, the Guwahati police lodged a case…

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Politics 

Justin Trudeau Gets PM Modi’s Hug, On Day 6 Of India Visit: 10 Facts

NEW DELHI: Five days after landing in India, Canadian premier Justin Trudeau met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today at his ceremonial welcome in Delhi’s Rashtrapati Bhavan. PM Modi greeted Mr Trudeau with his signature bear-hug and posed for photographs with his family, including his daughter Ella Grace, seen in a 2015 photo tweeted by Mr Modi last evening. The two leaders will have a bilateral meeting today. Mr Trudeau’s first visit to India has been clouded by talk of a frosty reception on account of the Canadian government’s perceived soft…

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India 

“Why Should I React?”: Nirmala Sitharaman On Army Chief’s Comment

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today steered clear of Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s comments on the rise of a political party that champions the cause of Muslims in the northeast, saying she would not like to react to it. “I don’t want to react to anything…Somebody said something, somebody talking about….why should I react?” she told journalists on the sidelines of Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit when she was asked to comment on General Rawat’s remarks. In comments that have provoked political reactions, the Army Chief referred to reports of an…

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Sports 

Weather made it hard for the bowlers, says Kohli

Kohli praised South African batsmen for constructing their chase well. India skipper Virat Kohli blamed the weather god for making life difficult for his bowlers after they failed to defend a total of 188 against South Africa in the second Twenty20 International here. “Tough one for the bowlers. We were looking at 175 with the loss of early wickets. Manish and Raina batted well initially. Manish and MS were outstanding to get to 190. I thought that was a winning total. Then the weather made it hard for the bowlers….

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