Anti-money laundering pact with Cyprus to boost investment cross-flows: Kovind

Anti-money laundering pact with Cyprus to boost investment cross-flows: Kovind

Nicosia, September 3 (IANS): An anti-money laundering memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between India and Cyprus will help boost investment cross-flows between the two countries, President Ram Nath Kovind said here on Monday.   “We welcome the signing of the MoU between Financial Intelligence Unit, India, and the Unit for Combating Money Laundering of Cyprus,” […]

AAP will not ally with Congress: Gopal Rai

New Delhi, September 3 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will not ally with the Congress in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Gopal Rai, a cabinet minister in the Delhi government, has said, adding that being a part of a post-poll Grand Alliance will depend on the manner in which the electorate votes.   “No,” […]

65 LS members, 29 RS members yet to declare assets

New Delhi, September 3 (IANS) Sixty-five members of the Lok Sabha and 29 of the Rajya Sabha are yet to declare their assets and liabilities, a reply to a query under the RTI Act has revealed.   Out of the MPs belonging to the lower house, 61 have not furnished their details since 2014, while […]

Myanmar jailing of Reuters journalists “harsh setback” for media freedom – Germany

Myanmar jailing of Reuters journalists “harsh setback” for media freedom – Germany

People march to show solidarity for jailed Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo two days before a local court is due to deliver verdict against them on charges of breaching the country’s Official Secrets Act in Yangon, Myanmar, September 1, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang   BERLIN, September 3 (Reuters) – The German government’s human […]

India’s Bihar state takes over children’s shelters after finding abuse

India’s Bihar state takes over children’s shelters after finding abuse

Children eat their meal in Chapra district of the eastern Indian state of Bihar, July 19, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi   Victims also included women rescued from bonded labour or sexual slavery, and toddlers awaiting adoption   MUMBAI, September 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Government authorities will take over all shelters in India’s northern state of […]

Kerala requires Rs 30K cr for rebuilding: Minister

Alappuzha (Kerala) September 3 (IANS) Flood -battered Kerala needs Rs 30,000 crore to rebuild, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac said on Monday.   “We require Rs 20,000 for capital expenditure and Rs 10,000 for revenue expenditure,” Isaac told IANS, adding it would be raised through various means, including cash and kind.   The capital expenditure would […]

Massive fire tears through Rio’s 200-year old National Museum

Massive fire tears through Rio’s 200-year old National Museum

A fire burns at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 2, 2018. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes   RIO DE JANEIRO, September 3 (Reuters) – A massive fire raced through Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, probably destroying its collection of more than 20 million items, ranging from archeological […]

Lata Mangeshkar saddened by Atif Aslam’s ‘Chalte chalte’

Lata Mangeshkar saddened by Atif Aslam’s ‘Chalte chalte’

Mumbai, September 3 (IANS) For those who revere Lata Mangeshkars “Chalte chalte yuhi koi mil gaya tha”, the mellow ‘mujra’ melody composed by the great Ghulam Mohammed for the mythic Meena Kumaris swan song in “Pakeezah”, the new version of the song by Pakistan singer Atif Aslam for a Bollywood film titled “Mitron”, is a […]