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Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Wednesday said as many as 31 people have died of dengue in the state while more than 14,500 have tested positive this year. "As per the report till 4 PM, Wednesday, 14,693 people have been affected by dengue in West Bengal. The number of recorded deaths is 31 so far," Director of Health Services B.R. Satpathy told IANS. The officer, however, claimed the state ...
New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadhra Singh will contest the November 9 Assembly polls in the state from Arki while state Congress chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu will contest from Nadaun, according to the first list of 59 Congress candidates declared on Wednesday. Virbhadra Singh's son, Vikramaditya, who was being speculated as party candidate from Shimla Rural, did not figure in the ...
BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a "modern socialist country" that will never copy the political systems of others and will remain open to the world. Xi's wide-ranging speech kicked off the twice-a-decade congress, a week-long, mostly closed-door conclave that will culminate with the selection of a new Politburo Standing ...
[India], Oct 18 (ANI): The festive season is upon us and like every time, this period comes with a joyful spirit and the promise to change one's lifestyle for the better.Every small decision assumes great importance as we spend a considerable amount of time selecting the right gifts from the market for our loved ones, to choosing the right clothes for that evening Diwali party!With plenty of options ...
[India] October 19 (ANI): Tamil actor Ilayathalapathy Vijay's fans allegedly clashed with pro-Kannada activists outside a theatre in Malleshwaram on Wednesday.The clashes erupted after the fans of the Tamil actor allegedly attacked a local for staring at Vijay's cutouts erected outside the Sri Radhakrishna Theatre, where his film 'Mersal' was being screened.The screening of the film was also stopped ...
[U.S], October 19 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday arrived in Chicago on the first leg of his 9-day tour of United States, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates.Naidu's three-nation tour is aimed at attracting investments for his state.During his visit, Naidu will participate in internationally renowned World Food Prize-2017 award ceremony event on October 19 in ...
[U.S.A.] Oct 19 (ANI): A top official of former President Barack Obama has said that President Donald Trump has used Obama's plan to kick the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) out of Raqqa.The U.S. backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) declared on Tuesday that Raqqa, the last of ISIS's major strongholds, had been taken back from the terror group.Former Obama State Department spokeswoman Marie ...
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A senior Pakistani Taliban leader Omar Khalid Khorasani is presumed dead in recent air strikes on the Afghan side of the border, local media and the militant sources said late on Wednesday. However, Khorasani's Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (TTP JuA), has not commented on the reports. Ahrar is blamed for many deadliest terrorist attacks in Pakistan in recent ...
Earlier this month, Allahabad High Court made it compulsory for all madrasas in Uttar Pradesh to sing the national song. This perpetuates the negative image of madrasas or Islamic centres of learning in India. An image surrounding the madrasas has painstakingly been created by an overtly zealot media showing the madrasas in a negative light. The media has tried to project madrasas as the centres ...
Addressing a massive crowd of party workers in Bhat, Gujarat, Prime Minister Modi focused on development and his attacks on the Congress stating that dynasty politics are bound to fail. Speaking of the party leader and the strong showing in the Uttar Pradesh elections, he said Amit Shah was the man of the match in UP. He’s surely hoping that form can be replicated in Gujarat. Accusing the Congress ...
By Anna Irrera, Steve Stecklow and Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi ZUG, Switzerland/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just three months ago, a tech project called Tezos raised $232 million online in a wildly successful "initial coin offering," in which new digital currency is parcelled out to buyers. At the time, it was the most money ever raised from the public in the white-hot cryptocurrency sector. But the venture ...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce his decision on who will be the chair of the Federal Reserve in the "coming days," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday. Trump has an interview scheduled on Thursday with current Fed Chair Janet Yellen, whose term expires in February. She is one of five candidates Trump is considering for the job. The president is expected ...
By Akankshita Mukhopadhyay and Manas Mishra REUTERS - Abbott Laboratories' quarterly results beat estimates and the company raised the top end of its full-year earnings forecast range on Wednesday, as a string of recent deals and medical device approvals help spur growth in its largest unit. The company has acquired several rivals this year, including St. Jude Medical and Alere, to bolster its ...
By Martinne Geller LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Reckitt Benckiser will split its business into two divisions -- consumer healthcare and home and hygiene products -- to try to revive sales that are set to stall this year. The change follows the group's sixth straight quarter of weak results. It hopes to improve performance in its newly expanded health business, while bringing greater focus and accountability ...
London: Russian President Vladimir Putin does not have bad days because he is "not a woman", and would rather not shower next to a gay man because he wouldn't want to "provoke him".The Russian President's comments came in series of interviews with American film director Oliver Stone on topics ranging from geopolitics to gay rights and Edward Snowden."The Putin Interviews", a documentary comprised of ...
Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has banned training institutions from offering courses on Reiki therapy, the media reported on Tuesday. The ban covers 1,000 private training centres which will be monitored to ensure compliance, Xinhua news agency reported. The ban followed an order issued this month to stop all forms of Reiki therapy in Saudi Arabia. Reiki is an alternative therapy that is said to reduce stress ...
New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday announced implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for teachers in central, and state universities and government-aided colleges. The decision to implement the recommendations was taken in a meeting of Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The move will benefit over 7,58,000 teachers ...
By Ross Kerber BOSTON (Reuters) - University of Chicago professor Richard Thaler may have won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for his work on behavioural economics, but the behaviour of investors has him stumped. Thaler said on Tuesday he is puzzled by the steady rise of global stock markets in recent years, even as many countries are gripped by political and social drama. "It's a mystery ...


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