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International News
  • SpaceX launches 60 more mini satellites for global internet
    on 11/11/2019 at 5:55 pm

    SpaceX launched 60 mini satellites Monday, the second batch of an orbiting network meant to provide global internet coverage. The Falcon rocket blasted into the morning sky, marking the unprecedented fourth flight of a booster for SpaceX. The compact flat-panel satellites — just 575 pounds (260 kilograms) each — will join 60 launched in May.

  • Myanmar faces genocide lawsuit at top UN court
    on 11/11/2019 at 5:48 pm

    Myanmar faced accusations of genocide in a lawsuit filed by Gambia at the UN's top court on Monday over the southeast Asian nation's treatment of Rohingya Muslims, Gambia's government said. Gambia said it was acting on behalf of the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in bringing the case against Myanmar before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.

  • Morales resignation rocks Bolivia, splits region
    on 11/11/2019 at 4:57 pm

    Looting, fighting and roadblocks convulsed Bolivia on Monday after President Evo Morales' resignation ended his 14-year rule and created a power vacuum following weeks of violent protests. The departure of Bolivia's first indigenous president came on Sunday when the military abandoned him amid unrest over his disputed October 20 re-election.

  • 'Uranium particles' detected at undeclared site in Iran: IAEA
    on 11/11/2019 at 4:46 pm

    The United Nations' nuclear watchdog said it had detected uranium particles at an undeclared site in Iran in its latest report on the country's nuclear programme issued on Monday. "The agency detected natural uranium particles of anthropogenic origin at a location in Iran not declared to the agency," the report said.

  • Nawaz Sharif to be removed from ECL today, will fly for London on Wednesday: PML-N spokesperson
    on 11/11/2019 at 2:13 pm

    Claiming that former Prime Minister Sharif's health is not good, Aurangzeb said that air ambulance has been arranged to send him abroad for treatment. The ambulance will arrive in Pakistan on Wednesday. Sharif, 69, was admitted to the Services Hospital in Lahore on October 22 from Pakistan's anti-graft body's custody after his platelets dropped to a critically low level of 2,000.

  • Rohingyas 'threat' to national and regional security: Bangladesh PM Hasina
    on 11/11/2019 at 1:43 pm

    Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has said the over 10 lakh Rohingyas who fled Myanmar to her country in the wake of "persecution" are a "threat to the security" of the entire region. "I urge the world community to take appropriate action realising the gravity of the threat. It will not be possible to ensure development and prosperity of any country without having peace and safety," she said.

  • China to host rare meeting between Afghan govt, Taliban
    on 11/11/2019 at 12:16 pm

    China, seeking to play a greater role in the Afghan peace process, on Monday said it is making efforts to host a rare meeting between the Afghanistan officials and the Taliban in the country to discuss reconciliation efforts. Taliban, whose talks with the US collapsed in September, has so far declined to hold direct talks with the Afghanistan government.

  • Workers strike at Kuwait airport for better working conditions
    on 11/11/2019 at 11:30 am

    Hundreds of workers at Kuwait's international airport held a one-hour strike Monday to demand better working conditions, threatening to stage longer walkouts in the coming days. The right to strike is guaranteed for citizens in Kuwait, but such actions remain rare in the Gulf country.

  • China welcomes India-Pakistan initiative to open Kartarpur corridor
    on 11/11/2019 at 10:54 am

    The first batch of the Indian Sikh pilgrims entered Pakistan on Saturday through the historic corridor which was thrown open ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev. The corridor links Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev, to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Punjab's Gurdaspur.

  • China accuses US of using UN to 'meddle' in Tibet
    on 11/11/2019 at 10:25 am
National News
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  • NCP will play its cards today, but not sure if Sena will support it
    on 11/11/2019 at 10:03 pm

    On Monday evening, Sena leader Aditya Thackeray, accompanied by legislature party leader Eknath Shinde, submitted a letter to Koshyari, saying the party has the support of legislators required for government formation and sought time. But Thackeray failed to produce letters of support, and Koshyari rejected the plea for extension of time.

  • Industrial output's worst fall in 8 years
    on 11/11/2019 at 8:36 pm

    Data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Monday showed the index of industrial production contracted 4.3% in September, the second successive month of decline after the fall of 1.4% in August and lower than the 4.6% expansion posted in the year earlier period. Between April and September, the sector grew an annual 1.3% compared with a 5.2% expansion in the year earlier period.

  • Initially keen, Cong did rethink on Sena
    on 11/11/2019 at 8:19 pm

    Congress is dithering on supporting the Sena-led government as it feels that if the Sena-NCP and Congress comes to power, it will strengthen NCP and, in the months to come, Congress will be wiped out, said a senior NCP leader.

  • Maha musical chairs: Cong dithers, guv times out Sena, calls NCP
    on 11/11/2019 at 7:47 pm

    Shortly, the governor called NCP legislature party chief Ajit Pawar to Raj Bhavan and asked him to indicate within 24 hours whether his party was “willing and able to form government”. NCP said it will hold meetings with Congress before a decision.

  • 'Prez used Art 370 power 6 times before Aug 5'
    on 11/11/2019 at 7:30 pm

    In its affidavit responding to a bunch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the August 5 move, the Centre has said the decision was taken following the constitutionally-mandated process as the regime that had existed under Article 370 was “impeding full integration of erstwhile state of J&K with the rest of the country...&rdquo