Kim Jong-Un warns of serious consequences if coronavirus reaches N Korea

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned top party officials of the "serious consequences" of failing to prevent an outbreak of the new coronavirus in the country, state media reported Saturday (February 29).

Donald Trump nominates controversial ally John Ratcliffe as intel chief

Washington: US President Donald Trump announced Republican lawmaker John Ratcliffe as his intelligence chief Friday (February 28), sparking fresh controversy over a crucial position that has lacked a permanent officeholder for months.

Saudi bars Gulf citizens from Mecca and Medina over coronavirus fears

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Friday (February 28) barred citizens from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council from entering two of Islam's holiest cities amid fears over the new coronavirus, the foreign ministry said.

China reports 47 more coronavirus deaths, toll reaches 2,835

Beijing: China on Saturday (February 29) reported 47 more deaths from the new coronavirus, raising the death toll in the country to 2,835.

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Offloading baggage of past: How Andhra is reforming school education sector

If Arvind Kejriwal has earned accolades for improving quality of education in Delhi schools, his Andhra Pradesh counterpart Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is going beyond the template set by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and has embarked on a much more ambitious drive to reform school education in the state. Unlike his political moves, which are ...

Gully Boy deserved all 13 Filmfare Awards; the outrage is uncalled for

Gully Boy impressed critics and audiences alike; India sent it as the official entry in the Best Foreign Language category at the 92nd Academy Awards. The fact that this movie won 13 Filmfare Awards should, therefore, come as no surprise.

Delhi riots: Blame thy neighbours? A big no, say citizens

New Delhi: Commoners on Delhi streets lament how the city had to go through the communal carnage and maintain ‘fundamentalism’ on both sides were responsible for this disgrace. “My firm stand is that the police must identify the culprits who brought this violence, tragedy and shame to the country’s capital,” says Zarina Khalla, 55, in Delhi's Shiv Vihar.

Tourism in India takes a hit as people defer travel plans on Coronavirus fear

Sadasivam M, a government authorised tourist guide in Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), the heritage site in Tamil Nadu, gets foreign customers regularly every year between October and March. While Europeans flock the place during the tourist season, post October 2019 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mamallapu...

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Kim Jong-Un warns of serious consequences if coronavirus reaches N Korea

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned top party officials of the "serious consequences" of failing to prevent an outbreak of the new coronavirus in the country, state media reported Saturday (February 29).

Donald Trump nominates controversial ally John Ratcliffe as intel chief

Washington: US President Donald Trump announced Republican lawmaker John Ratcliffe as his intelligence chief Friday (February 28), sparking fresh controversy over a crucial position that has lacked a permanent officeholder for months.

Saudi bars Gulf citizens from Mecca and Medina over coronavirus fears

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Friday (February 28) barred citizens from the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council from entering two of Islam's holiest cities amid fears over the new coronavirus, the foreign ministry said.

China reports 47 more coronavirus deaths, toll reaches 2,835

Beijing: China on Saturday (February 29) reported 47 more deaths from the new coronavirus, raising the death toll in the country to 2,835.

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Coronavirus impact: India pulls out of shooting world cup in Cyprus

New Delhi: India on Friday (February 28) pulled out of next month's shooting World Cup in Cyprus, citing the novel coronavirus threat there as the epidemic continued to wreak havoc on sporting calendars across the world.

Quo vadis Indian economy as govt revises GDP estimates yet again

India's economic or gross domestic product growth was put at 4.7% in the quarter ended October-December 31, 2019 as compared to the previous quarter. The GDP growth was 5.6 per cent in the corresponding quarter of 2018-19 and was 4.5% in the preceding quarter of 2019-20.

Amid coronavirus fear, H1N1 haunts India with 11,000 deaths in 10 years

Bengaluru: Even as the world battles novel coronavirus and its impact on the global economy, another contagious disease, swine flu made a comeback to haunt India. According to the National Centre for Disease Control, over the past decade, about 11,030 people have died due to the fast-spreading H1N1 virus.

Women’s T20 World Cup: India to address batting issues against Sri Lanka

Melbourne: With a semifinal berth ticked right, the Indian women's cricket team would look to address the problems with its batting line in the final Group A game against a deflated Sri Lanka in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Melbourne on Saturday.

Delhi Police sanctioned to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in JNU sedition case

New Delhi: Delhi Police has received state government’s nod for prosecuting former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and two others in connection with a 2016 sedition case, reported PTI on Friday. They were accused of supporting seditious slogans during an event in JNU campus on February 9, 2016.
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Cops do an outreach; meet imams, maulavis from riot-stricken Delhi

New Delhi: An “outreach programme” was initiated by the Delhi Police on Friday (February 28) in which the officers met imams and maulavis of various mosques in the riot-hit northeast Delhi, a senior official said in the national capital.

Rare bonhomie: Amit Shah, Mamata face-to-face at Patnaik’s lunch

Bhubaneswar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who never fail to target each other over national and local issues, joined Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for lunch at his residence on Friday afternoon. This comes two days ahead of Shah’s rally in Kolkata on March 1.

₹25,000 solatium for those whose houses were burnt during riots: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced a compensation of ₹25,000 in cash for those whose houses were burnt during the communal violence in northeast Delhi earlier this week. Addressing reporters, he said the his government has also set up nine shelters for the riot-affected people.

South Africa hand Thailand 113-run thrashing in women’s T20 World Cup

Canberra: Opener Lizelle Lee smashed a blistering century before South African bowlers put up an outstanding effort to register an emphatic 113-run victory over debutants Thailand in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Canberra on Friday.

India’s GDP growth slips to 4.7% in October-December quarter

New Delhi: The growth of India’s GDP was recorded at 4.7 per cent in October-December quarter in 2019, according to the data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Friday. The GDP growth was registered at 5.6 per cent in the corresponding quarter of 2018-19, as per the official data.

Amit Shah blames opposition parties for inciting riots over CAA

Bhubaneswar: Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday blamed opposition parties for spreading misinformation about the CAA and inciting communal riots. Addressing a rally in Bhubaneswar, he said people ask those fomenting trouble to explain which clause of the CAA talked about snatching citizenship of people.

Delhi riots: Toll mounts to 42 as GTB hospital reports 4 more deaths

New Delhi: Four more deaths were recorded in Delhi’s GTB Hospital on Friday, taking the number of those killed in the communal violence to 42. Till Thursday, the toll stood at 38. Of the 42 fatalities, 38 deaths were recorded in GTB Hospital, three in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash hospital, and one in Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital.

Maharashtra govt to provide 5% quota for Muslims in education: Nawab Malik

The Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra will soon bring back five per cent reservation for Muslims in the state, Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik said on Saturday (February 28). This bill will be tabled during the budget session of the Maharashtra assembly. He said that ensuring quota for Muslims is part of the common minimum program...

Antarctica snow turns blood-red: Bad signs of climate change visible

In a bizarre phenomenon, Ukrainian scientists got a shock when they woke up on Monday to find that the snow around their station had turned blood-red. The red tint in the snow is caused by the microscopic Chlamydomonas nivalis algae. The carotenoids in the algae's chloroplasts give the snow a red colour. These carotenoids are produced when this ...

India should not succumb to US pressure on pharma price control

Amidst the spectacular roadshows, and big-ticket arms deals during the Trump visit, the proposed mini-trade deal between the US and India has gone into limbo. Considering India’s annual trade of $88 billion with the US and annual US trade volume of $4.2 trillion, a mini trade deal worth $10 billion is no big deal.

HC seeks Centre’s response on plea to book Gandhis for ‘hate speech’

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre, the Delhi government and the police, asking them to respond on pleas seeking FIRs against political figures, including Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, for allegedly making hate speeches.

Nirbhaya convict Pawan Gupta files curative plea in Supreme Court

New Delhi: Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, on Friday moved a curative plea in the Supreme Court, seeking a stay on his execution on March 3. Besides, Gupta has also sought commutation of his death penalty to life imprisonment.

Using Delhi riot image, ISIS asks Indian Muslims to join Jihad

The terrorist militant group Islamic State (IS) has used an image of the recent Delhi riots, turning it into a poster inciting Muslims to unite and join their Jihadist cause.

Muslim man gets pictures of Hindu gods printed on daughter’s wedding card

Meerut: In a kind gesture, a Muslim man in Meerut printed his daughter's wedding cards with photographs of Lord Ganesh and Radha-Krishna and also says 'Chand Mubarak'. The card was printed by Mohd Sarafat in Hastinapur for his daughter Asma Khatoon's wedding on March 4. "I thought it would be a good idea to showcase the Hindu-Muslim amity, especially wh...