Benefits now reaching beneficiaries because of Aadhaar: Modi

New Delhi, January 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Aadhaar has lent “great strength” to the country’s development and benefits that were earlier going into the wrong hands are reaching the intended beneficiaries.   “Aadhaar has added great strength to India’s development,” Modi said while addressing the 70th foundation day of the […]

‘Padmaavat’ set to cross Rs 100 crore in opening weekend

‘Padmaavat’ set to cross Rs 100 crore in opening weekend

Mumbai, January 28 (IANS) Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat”, despite protests marring its screening in some states, is set to march past the Rs 100 crore mark in its opening weekend in India, say trade experts.   The Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh starrer opened to mixed reviews on January 25 — a day […]

Russian police raid opposition HQ as election protests begin

Russian police raid opposition HQ as election protests begin

Supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny take part in a procession during a rally for a boycott of a March 18 presidential election in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia January 28, 2018. The placard reads “Putin is the executioner of Russia”. REUTERS/Yuri Maltsev   MOSCOW/YEKATERINBURG, January 28 (Reuters) – Russian police raided […]

Trump says he would negotiate Brexit with ‘tougher’ attitude than Theresa May

Trump says he would negotiate Brexit with ‘tougher’ attitude than Theresa May

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 25, 2018 REUTERS/Carlos Barria   LONDON, January 28 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump would take a “tougher” approach to Brexit negotiations than Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May, he said in a […]

Deadlocked peace talks in focus as Cyprus votes for new president

Deadlocked peace talks in focus as Cyprus votes for new president

Cyprus presidential candidate Nicos Anastasiades of the right-wing Democratic Rally party addresses journalists after voting for a presidential election at a polling station in Limassol, Cyprus January 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou   ATHENS, January 28 (Reuters) – Cyprus went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president whose biggest task will be to […]

Nothing impossible for women if they have strong will: Modi

Nothing impossible for women if they have strong will: Modi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Advisor to the President of United States, Ms. Ivanka Trump visiting the Virtual Exhibition, at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017, in Hyderabad on November 28, 2017.   New Delhi, January 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that nothing is impossible for women if they have […]

Cold wave continues in J&K, Kargil coldest at minus 16

Jammu/Srinagar, January 28 (IANS) Minimum temperature in Jammu city dropped further on Sunday while it continued to remain several notches below the freezing point in Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region, the Met Office said.   “Jammu city recorded 4.1 degrees Celsius as the minimum temperature on Sunday. Kargil was the coldest in state where the […]

Colombia’s FARC launch 2018 campaign with anti-poverty pledge

Colombia’s FARC launch 2018 campaign with anti-poverty pledge

Colombia’s FARC leader and presidential candidate Rodrigo Londono, also known as Timochenko, during a presentation in Bogota, Colombia January 27, 2018. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga   BOGOTA, January 28 (Reuters) – Colombia’s FARC political party, made up of former members of the rebel group, on Saturday launched its campaign for this year’s legislative and presidential elections with […]

China’s Weibo social media site suspends portals after reprimand

China’s Weibo social media site suspends portals after reprimand

A picture illustration shows icons of WeChat and Weibo app in Beijing, December 5, 2013. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic/Files   BEIJING, January 28 (Reuters) – China’s Sina Weibo was ordered to move several portals offline for a week after spreading obscene and wrongly oriented content, the internet watchdog said.   The government has been tightening controls over […]

Soccer: Real Madrid roar back with big win at Valencia

Soccer: Real Madrid roar back with big win at Valencia

Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Valencia vs Real Madrid – Mestalla, Valencia, Spain – January 27, 2018 Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their second goal from the penalty spot. REUTERS/Heino Kalis   MADRID, January 28 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties as stumbling Liga champions Real Madrid hit back from their […]

Soccer: Cavani breaks PSG record as Neymar nets double on return

Soccer: Cavani breaks PSG record as Neymar nets double on return

Soccer Football – Ligue 1 – Paris St Germain vs Montpellier – Parc des Princes, Paris, France – January 27, 2018 Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring their first goal with Neymar and Giovani Lo Celso. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes   PARIS, January 28 (Reuters) – Edinson Cavani became Paris St Germain’s all-time top scorer and Neymar […]