Canon India to double last year’s growth, unveils 6 new printers

New Delhi, January 16 (IANS): After registering double-digit growth in 2017, Canon India on Tuesday said the company, while expanding its “PIXMA G” ink tank series with 6 new printers, will double down on the last year’s performance this year. The new PIXMA G series, in the price range of Rs 8,195-Rs 17,425, have printers […]

Pak clerics issue fatwa against suicide bombings

ISLAMABAD, JANUARY 16 (REUTERS): More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, in a book unveiled by the government on Tuesday.   For years, the South Asian nation has been plagued by violence by Islamist militants, who often use suicide bombers and preach that their struggle is […]

Patanjali debuts online, announces partnership with Amazon India, Flipkart

New Delhi, January 16 (IANS): Aiming to expand its footprint in the country’s FMCG sector, Baba Ramdev promoted Patanjali on Tuesday launched its e-commerce platform under the tagline “Haridwar to har dwar” (Haridwar to every door step online).   The company has also announced its partnership with leading e-retailers and aggregators to authorise online sales […]

Palestinians see Gaza peace dividend pass them by

Palestinians see Gaza peace dividend pass them by

A Palestinian refugee woman gestures as she waits to receive aid at a United Nations food distribution center in Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City on January 15. (REUTERS Photo)   GAZA, JANUARY 16 (Reuters): Life began to look up for Gaza’s Palestinians when reconciliation between its Hamas Islamist rulers and the West Bank-based Palestinian […]

Bitcoin slides 18 percent on crackdown fears; crypto rivals also plunge

LONDON, January 16 (Reuters): Bitcoin tumbled 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week trough close to $11,000, after reports that a ban on trading of cryptocurrencies in South Korea was still an option drove fears grew of a wider regulatory crackdown.   Bitcoin’s slide triggered a massive selloff across the broader cryptocurrency market, with biggest […]

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

Rohingya refugee children play at the Palongkhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh on December 22. (REUTERS File Photo)   DHAKA/COX’S BAZAAR, JANUARY 16 (REUTERS): Bangladesh said on Tuesday it would complete the process of returning within two years many of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled a conflict in Myanmar, […]

We will ‘strangle’ US backed force in Syria: Erdogan

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL, JANUARY 16 (REUTERS): Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to “strangle” a planned 30,000-strong U.S.-backed force in Syria “before it’s even born,” as Washington’s backing for Kurdish fighters drove a wedge into relations with one of its main Middle East allies.   The United States announced its support on Sunday for plans for a […]


Som Kamei It’s been a year since my father, Prof. Gangmumei Kamei passed away but his memories and thoughts never really faded even a single moment. To the world, he was “Oja Gangmumei”, a teacher, a politician, a social activist, a friend, a philosopher and guide, but to us, his children and grandchildren he was […]

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for ‘Oh Happy Day,’ dies

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for ‘Oh Happy Day,’ dies

Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit “Oh Happy Day” and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music, died Monday at age 74. Hawkins died at his home in Pleasanton, California. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer, publicist Bill Carpenter told The Associated Press.   Along with Andrae Crouch, […]

Lebanon bans Spielberg’s ‘The Post’, citing his ties to Israel

Lebanon bans Spielberg’s ‘The Post’, citing his ties to Israel

Lebanon has banned the screening of Steven Spielberg’s latest movie ‘The Post’, citing Spielberg’s associations with Israel. According to the Independent, the authorities of Lebanon has blocked the film, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, because it failed to pass an Economy Ministry committee and a Lebanese censorship board.   The decision was made entirely on the basis of Spielberg’s interactions […]

Tom Hanks hailed as ‘Greatest actor of all Time’ by fans

Tom Hanks hailed as ‘Greatest actor of all Time’ by fans

‘Forrest Gump’ Tom Hanks has been voted as the ‘Greatest Actor of all Time’ by the fans, reports the Independent. In a poll conducted by Ranker poll website, Hanks was voted the greatest movie actor in entertainment history by 1.1m voters.   Veteran actress Late Bette Davis claimed the second spot, while ‘The Godfather’ star Marlon Brando clinched the […]

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