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Spain to hold 4th General Election today

At the last vote, in April this year, acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, won the most seats. But after failing to rally enough support to form a government, he announced a fresh vote in September. His predecessor Mariano Rajoy, of the conservative, Christian democratic ... Read More »

Eid Milad-un-Nabi being celebrated

The Prophet’s birthday falls on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi-ul-Awwal.  President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime minister Narendra Modi have extended his greetings and good wishes on the occasion. In his message the President said “Let us learn and get inspired ... Read More »

Saudi Aramco stock offering to launch on November 17

After years of delay and false starts, the state-owned company last week said it will sell an unspecified number of shares on the Riyadh stock exchange in what is expected to be the biggest IPO in history. Aramco will sell a part of its shares to institutional investors, including foreign ... Read More »

25th Kolkata International Film Festival begins

Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan inaugurated the eight-day festival at a glittering function at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in the city in presence of a galaxy of cine personalities and dignitaries of cultural and sports field. Speaking on the occasion Shahrukh Khan said that, the Kolkata Film Festival is an important ... Read More »

Mauritius Premier claims victory in legislative ballot

With 80 percent of votes counted at 22:00 local time (1800 GMT), projections from the Electoral Commission gave a large lead to a coalition led by Jugnauth, who took the helm of one of Africa’s wealthiest countries when his father stepped down in 2017. Partial results from the state-run commission ... Read More »

Brazil’s leftist icon Lula walks free from jail

The former president, wearing a black T-shirt and suit jacket, pumped his fist in the air as he exited the federal police headquarters in the southern city of Curitiba and was quickly mobbed by hundreds of supporters and journalists. In an impassioned address, Lula vowed to “continue fighting” for ordinary ... Read More »

Sri Lanka Elections: War of words between rival camps intensifies

Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa has condemned opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa for the latter’s attempt to create ethnic divisions  terming them a cabal of extremists trying to terrify and divide people just to consolidate their own power. In a letter, Premadasa said it is his duty to unite all Sri Lankans and ... Read More »

Ayodhya Verdict: Leaders appeal for peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya land dispute should not be seen as anybody’s win or loss, and appealed to countrymen for peace, unity and amity. In an unanimous verdict, the top court cleared the way for the construction of a Ram ... Read More »

PM Modi to inaugurate Kartarpur corridor today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurating the Kartarpur corridor on Saturday which will take pilgrims from India across the border to Pakistan to one of their most sacred shrines.  A state-of-the-art Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) Complex at Kartarpur Corridor in Dera Baba Nanak of Punjab’s Gurdaspur district has been built for ... Read More »

Maharashtra: Devendra Fadnavis to stay as caretaker CM

As the stalemate over govt formation in Maharashtra continued, BJP Leader Devendra fadnavis resigned as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra a day before the term of the previous assembly is to expire. His govt which was in alliance with the Shiv Sena, was re-elected on October 24 with a comfortable ... Read More »

Ayodhya case: Supreme Court to announce verdict today

The supreme court will deliver its verdict on the Ayodhya land case today. The apex court had reserved its judgement on October 16 after completing a day to day hearing of the case. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi heads the 5 judge constitution bench. A bunch of appeals challenging ... Read More »

Cyclone Bulbul turns very severe, to hit West Bengal coast

Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm and is expected to make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh in the early hours of Sunday. It is expected to bring with it heavy rain and gusts of up to 135 kmph in the coastal areas. The storm could ... Read More »

PM Modi to inaugurate historic Kartarpur Corridor today

Celebrations along with massive preparations are on for the glorious 550th Prakash Parv of the first Sikh Guru and founder of the faith Guru Nanak Dev. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kartarpur corridor today which will take pilgrims from India across the border to Pakistan to one of ... Read More »

No agreement on China tariff rollback: US President Donald Trump

Amid a steady stream of conflicting reports, Trump’s remarks appeared to push back against Beijing’s claims that the two sides had agreed to remove tariffs in stages as part of a partial deal announced last month. Hopes for progress in defusing trade tensions have driven global stocks higher this month, ... Read More »