Nepal votes in landmark poll; army blames rogue Maoists for blasts

Nepal votes in landmark poll; army blames rogue Maoists for blasts

An officer (C) from election commission shows an empty ballot box towards the party representatives before sealing it during the parliamentary and provincial elections at Chautara in Sindhupalchok District on November 26. (REUTERS Photo)   KATHMANDU, November 26 (Reuters): Nepalis began voting for a new parliament on Sunday with the army on alert on Sunday […]

Physical fitness may boost kids’ academic performance

London, November 26 (IANS): Children who go in for physical fitness may possess a greater volume of gray matter that may help enhance their academic performance, reveals a new finding. Physical fitness especially cardiorespiratory fitness, speed-agility and muscular fitness, leads to the presence of more gray matter in the brain. Increase in grey matter in […]

Saudi Arabia among most preferred destinations for Indian job seekers

New Delhi, November 26 (IANS): Saudi Arabia continues to be among the most preferred destinations for Indians seeking jobs abroad, resulting in the Gulf kingdom becoming among the highest sources of remittances to India, according to official data.   According to figures provided by the Embassy of India in Riyadh, the number of expatriate Indians […]

Brand Hyderabad to get boost with Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Hyderabad, November 26 (IANS): Two events happening in Hyderabad on Tuesday underscore the importance of this southern city as a booming tech hub, a key centre for entrepreneurship and the top ranking city in terms of quality of life.   Hyderabad will not only achieve the distinction of becoming the first Indian city to host […]

World leaders denounce Egypt’s deadly mosque attack

Beijing, November  26 (IANS): World leaders have strongly condemned the deadly terrorist attack on a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Friday which claimed the lives of at least 305 people.   Some 25 to 30 assailants bombed and opened fire at the mosque during Friday pryers, killing 305 worshippers, including 27 children, and wounding […]

News in brief

20 militants killed in Afghanistan Kabul, November 26 (IANS): Up to 20 militants were killed and 33 injured in military operations across Afghanistan, the Defence Ministry said on Sunday.   “The Afghan National Defence and Security Forces carried out 12 clean-up operations and 15 special operations in nine provinces in the past 24 hours, killing […]

Ireland will block Brexit talks unless border issue agreed

LONDON, November 26 (Reuters): Ireland’s EU commissioner said Dublin would “continue to play tough” over its threat to veto talks about trade after Brexit unless Britain provided guarantees over the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.   Phil Hogan, the EU’s agricultural commissioner, said that Britain, or Northern Ireland at least, should remain in […]

Rs 15 cr bank deposits made post DeMo declared benami property

New Delhi, November 26 (PTI): Cash deposits of Rs 15.39 crore made in a Delhi bank post demonetisation have been held as ‘benami’ property by a special court even as the depositor and the beneficial owner of the stash are “untraceable”.   The deposits were declared ‘benami’ in the ruling in one of the first […]

The controversy over ‘Padmavati’ alarming for democracy: film fraternity

The controversy over ‘Padmavati’ alarming for democracy: film fraternity

Mumbai, November 26 (IANS) A large number of members of the film and entertainment industry gathered here on Sunday to express their support to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming “Padmavati”, and question the status of freedom of speech and expression in India’s democracy when a caste group like the Karni Sena could constantly threatening the filmmakers […]

Populist nationalism damages economic growth: Rajan

Populist nationalism damages economic growth: Rajan

New Delhi, November 26 Nov 26 (IANS) Populist nationalism is potentially quite damaging to economic growth, and which is often articulated as the majority community’s feelings of aggravation at being discriminated against, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Sunday.   In a conversation, the recording of which was shown at the Times Litfest event […]

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