Cambodia marks 39 yrs since fall of brutal ‘killing fields’ regime

PHNOM PENH, January 7 (Reuters): Thousands of Cambodian survivors of the Khmer Rouge on Sunday marked 39 years since the fall of the brutal regime that killed an estimated 1.7 million people. Up to 40,000 people attended an event in the capital Phnom Penh, organized by the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) of Prime Minister […]

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European lawmakers urge Britain to stay in single market London, January 7 (IANS): A group of European politicians (MEPs) released a letter on Saturday calling on Britain to remain a member of the single market. Their intervention comes as the man who launched Britain’s campaign to leave the European Union prepares to hold a face-to-face […]

PSU Banks face 1,463 NPA fccounts of Rs. 100 Crore each

New Delhi, January 7 (PTI): As many as 1,463 entities account for bad loans of Rs. 100 crore or more in 21 public sector banks (PSBs), finance ministry data showed. In State Bank of India (SBI) alone, 265 accounts had bad loans of more than Rs. 100 crore each, totalling Rs. 77,538 crore, at the […]

China to move millions from homes to eradicate poverty

Beijing, January 7 (IANS): Chinese authorities will move millions of people from their homes across the country as part of President Xi Jinpings goal of eradicating extreme poverty by 2020, a media report said on Sunday. Over the next three years, Xi’s anti-poverty crusade, which the President has declared one of the key themes of […]

Need GST anti-profiteering rules to avoid price rise: CII

New Delhi, January 7 (IANS) Noting that the GST anti-profiteering clause could lead to hardship, industry chamber Assocham on Sunday urged more clarity in rules to curb price hike arising from a rollout of the new indirect tax regime, saying tax authorities will need to be more sensitive to avoid undue harassment of assessees.   […]

Seoul, Pyongyang finalise delegations for bilateral meet

Seoul, Pyongyang finalise delegations for bilateral meet

A South Korean government official checks the direct communications hotline to talk with the North Korean side at the border village of Panmunjom, South Korea. (REUTERS Photo)   Seoul, January 7 (IANS): North and South Korea have agreed on the composition of the delegations which will participate in the first high-level meeting on Tuesday between […]

Brutal cold snap stuns US East Coast after blizzard

Brutal cold snap stuns US East Coast after blizzard

A woman digs out her car following winter snow storm Grayson in Boston, Massachusetts, US on January 5.  (REUTERS Photo)   BOSTON/NEW YORK, January 7 (Reuters): A shroud of bone-chilling arctic air covered the U.S. East Coast and Midwest on Saturday, creating dangerous conditions as tens of millions of people struggled to clean up from […]

Arab League to lobby UN to recognise Palestinian state

Arab League to lobby UN  to recognise Palestinian state

(L-R) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry , Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al Maliki and Morocco’s Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita, pose before their meeting to discuss the U.S decision […]

Tactlessly incommunicado

Technology today has become an indispensable tool and a pervasive way of life. The advent of internet and subsequent proliferation of portable media devices, such as smartphones and interactive platform like social media, has become a game-changer on the way human beings communicate with each other.   Naturally, it is both considered a boon and […]

Tremors felt in Manipur

New Delhi, January 7 (IANS): A moderate quake measuring 6 on the Richter Scale jolted regions around the India-Myanmar border on Sunday afternoon, with tremors felt in Manipur, officials said.   According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the quake occurred at a depth of 35 km below the surface and was recorded at 12.17 p.m. […]

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