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Sunday, January 20, 2019Get ready for total lunar eclipse, Supermoon on Sunday evening

NEW DELHI /Jan /20: Super Blood Wolf Moon will be seen on January 20 and 21. This includes a total lunar eclipse, super blood moon and a "Wolf Moon". A "super moon" occurs when the moon is especially close to earth, while a "wolf moon" is the traditional name for the full moon of January when the howling of wolves was a sound that helped define winter. In a total lunar eclipse, the moon never goe

 

Sunday, January 20, 2019Mexico oil pipeline blast: Death toll rises to 73

Mexico City, Jan 20: The number of people killed in an explosion at a ruptured oil pipeline in Mexico's central Hidalgo state has increased to 73, Governor Omar Fayad said on Sunday.

"So far there have been 73 killed," the official said.
The incident occurred amid a fuel crisis in the country sparked by the government's campaign to curb fuel stealing.

 

Saturday, January 19, 2019Guterres expresses doubt in enabling India-Pakistan dialogue

United Nations, Jan 19: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed doubts about his efficacy in enabling talks between India and Pakistan but said he hoped that given their importance they would enter into a meaningful dialogue.

"I have been offering my good offices in relation to the dialogue between the two countries that until now had no condition of success," he said on Friday at a

 

Friday, January 18, 2019Indra Nooyi being considered to lead World Bank: Report

January 18: Indian-American business leader Indra Nooyi, who headed the multinational PepsiCo, is under consideration for heading the World Bank, according to multiple media reports.

If she is nominated by US President Donald Trump to be the Bank's president, she will succeed Jim Yong Kim, a Korean immigrant who unexpectedly announced at the beginning of the year that he is quitting.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019India, Pakistan trade fire on LoC

Jammu, Jan 17: Indian and Pakistani troops traded gunfire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday, defence sources said.

Pakistan troopers used small arms and automatics to target Indian positions in Khari Karmara area.

"Our troops effectively retaliated to the unprovoked ceasefire violation. Firing exchanges started at around 4.30 a.m. and contin

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019Kenyan hotel siege ends, claims 14 lives

Nairobi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday said a deadly attack by terrorists on an upscale hotel and office complex in the capital that left at least 14 civilians dead was over and all the attackers had been "eliminated".

Somali-based Al-Shabab terrorists struck the DusitD2 hotel compound, an upmarket cluster of shops and several offices in Nairobi's affluent Westland

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019Man bedridden after selling kidney to buy iPhone, iPad

San Francisco, Jan 16: A Chinese man who sold his kidney as a teenager to buy the latest Apple iPad and iPhone in 2011 is now bedridden with organ failure, the media reported.

Wang Shangkun was 17 years old when he made the decision to undergo surgery and sell his right kidney in the black market to buy the Apple products.

Shortly after the illegal surgery, he began suffering from a decreas

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019Indian mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta creates world record

New Delhi/ Kolkata, Jan 16: Indian mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta on Wednesday created a new world record by becoming the youngest in the world to complete both seven summits and seven volcanic summits.

He achieved the feat when he scaled Mt Sidley in Antarctica. Not only the youngest, Satyarup, a Bengali, also the first Indian to complete seven summits along with seven volcanic summits.

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019Philip Kotler congratulates PM Modi for Presidential award

New Delhi, Jan 16: Philip Kotler, an American marketing author, consultant, and professor on Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Congress President Rahul Gandhi mocked him for being awarded the Philip Kotler Presidential award.

The Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University tweeted after a controversy erupted amid Ra

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019At least 11 dead in attack at Nairobi hotel complex

Nairobi, Jan 16: At least 11 people, including a US citizen have been killed here by the suspected militants in a luxury hotel complex.

Authorities reported that scores of Kenyans and foreign nationals had been evacuated from the compound, and that the site had been secured, but sporadic gunfire continued to be heard hours after the all-clear had been given.

Police has asked that residents

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019Friendly Indo-Pak relations in the interest of border residents: Ex J&K MLC

Jammu, Jan 16: Against the backdrop of increased ceasefire violation incidents along the Line of Control, former National Conference MLC Shahnaz Ganai on Tuesday batted for friendly Indo-Pak relations in the interest of the border residents.

“Friendly ties between both the neighbouring countries is the only way out to restore calm on the borders, which will be in the interest and betterment o

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019UK Parliament readies for key Brexit deal vote

London, Jan 15 (IANS) British MPs are set to vote on Tuesday whether to support Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal and set the country on its final road to leaving the EU on March 29 or vote against it, leaving the Parliament and the country in a state of limbo it has inhabited for two-and-a-half years.

May has called for politicians to back her deal or risk "letting the British people d

 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019New UN envoy embarks on 1st visit to Syria

Damascus, Jan 15 (IANS) The newly-appointed UN special envoy to Syria made his first visit to the war-torn country on Tuesday since he assumed the post.

Geir Pedersen, who was appointed after his predecessor Staffan de Mistura stepped down in November, became the fourth envoy to take on the role since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011, Efe news reported.

"UN special envoy Geir Pedersen ar

 

Monday, January 14, 2019Umpire Taufel backs Hardik, Rahul

Kolkata, Jan 14: Australian umpiring great Simon Taufel on Monday backed under-fire cricketers Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul, calling for the issue to be handled with care as everyone makes mistakes and it is important to learn from them.

Chastised from every corner for their alleged "misogynistic" comments about women on a television show, the tainted pair have been suspended by the BCCI and

 

Monday, January 14, 2019New Gurudwara to come up in Fishers

Fishers, United States, Jan 14 :On the auspicious occasion of 253rd birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Sikh Community in Fishers, Indiana launched a $ 3 million Gurudwara project (Gurudwara Guru Nanak Darbar) on the existing property in Fishers to replace the current building with a new Gurudwara.


Speaking on the occasion, Sikhs Political Action Committee founde