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Protesters stage sit-down in Barcelona to prevent violence

The peaceful demonstration was a change of scene after Barcelona saw its worst night of disturbances in decades on Friday  as masked youths blocked roads with blazing garbage bins and hurled rocks at security forces, who responded by firing repeated rounds of smoke grenades and tear gas. Spain’s acting interior ... Read More »

Tens of thousands protest in Lebanon for third day

They streamed into the streets around the country’s parliament in Beirut, as well as elsewhere across the country, despite calls for calm from politicians and dozens of arrests on Friday. The demonstrators are demanding a sweeping overhaul of Lebanon’s political system, citing grievances ranging from austerity measures to poor infrastructure. ... Read More »

Mary Kom replies to Abhinav Bindra

Mary Kom claimed her eighth world medal at the recently-concluded championships in Russia and the BFI now plans to send the Manipuri boxer for the Olympic qualifiers in China, moving away from the previous decision to give direct selection only to the gold and silver winners. Read More »

MPs debate PM Johnson’s Brexit deal

Incidentally, Mr Johnson’s plan to get Parliament to approve his divorce deal with the European Union was thrown into doubt today, as lawmakers were first given a vote on whether – yet again – to delay their final decision on Brexit.  At a rare weekend sitting of Parliament, Johnson implored ... Read More »

President Ram Nath Kovind interacts with parents of infants in Philippines

The President expressed happiness about India’s engagement with the key Southeast Asian country that has brought people’s causes within its expanding ambit. In the last 28 months, 35 babies from the Philippines have undergone successful liver transplant in India as a part of the Philippines-India Pediatric Liver Transplant Program. The ... Read More »

Bye Bye, Bei Bei: National Zoo panda leaves for China next month

“Bei Bei is part of our family,” Steve Monfort, director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, said in a statement. “We’re sad he’s leaving, but excited for the contributions he will make to the global giant panda population.”The bear and his parents are a favourite among visitors, said a zoo spokeswoman. ... Read More »

Sri Lanka removed from FATF’s Grey List

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said in a statement that FATF in Paris informed the removal of Sri Lanka’s name from the blacklist commending the new measures taken by the country on financial security. Sri Lanka was first included in the blacklist in 2011. By 2012, Sri Lanka was listed ... Read More »

UK PM leaves Brexit delay letter unsigned, sends 2nd note

Johnson was required by law to send the delay request after MPs refused to back his Brexit deal on Saturday, but has insisted Britain must leave the European Union on October 31 as planned. The Downing Street source said Johnson had sent a photocopy of the letter contained in the ... Read More »

PM Modi interacts with members of creative and entertainment world

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with members of the creative and entertainment world on ways to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The interaction was held at his residence at Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi. Addressing the gathering, Prime Minister said that Gandhi Ji is ... Read More »

Girls to be admitted in Sainik Schools from next academic session: Govt

The decision has been taken following the success of the pilot project started by the Ministry for admission of girl children in Sainik School Chhingchhip in Mizoram two years ago.  Rajnath Singh has directed concerned authorities to ensure availability of necessary infrastructure and sufficient female staff in Sainik schools for ... Read More »

Amit Shah addresses rally in Gadchiroli in Maharashtra

He was addressing an election campaign rally of BJP Candidate at Allpalli near Aheri in Gadchiroli, a Maoist affected district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.  The BJP President attacked the Congress over the issue of tribal welfare and asked its leader Rahul Gandhi what his four generations have done for ... Read More »

Renowned painter Kalidas Karmakar dies in Dhaka

Born on January 10, 1946, in Faridpur district, he completed his graduation from the Government College of Fine Arts and Crafts in Kolkata in 1969. An icon of modern art in Bangladesh, Kalidas was awarded Shilpakala Padak in 2016 and the Ekushey Padak in 2018 by the Government of Bangladesh ... Read More »

SC reserves verdict on Chidambaram’s plea in INX Media Case

The Central Bureau of Investigation, told the Supreme Court today, that 15 accused, including Chidambaram, his son Karti and some companies have been charge-sheeted in the case. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for CBI told the bench headed by Justice R Banumathi, opposing Chidambaram’s bail plea, that the country needs ... Read More »