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Death toll in Muzaffarpur due to encephalitis rises to 104; Heatwave claims 94 lives

PATNA: The number of children who have succumbed to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur rose to 104 on Monday even as the National Human Rights Commission issued notices to the Union Health ministry and the State government over the increasing number of deaths due to encephalitis. Separately, the State government ordered the closure of all schools till June 24 as it tries to minimise the toll from a heatwave that has claimed as many as 90 lives till Monday. In Gaya, the district administration enforced Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to ensure people stay indoors and are not exposed to the blistering heat....more More

US to deploy more troops to West Asia as tensions with Iran rise

WASHINTON: The United States on Monday despatched more troops to West Asia further boosting its military buildup to growing alarm about another war in the region as it also sought to urge Iran to abide by its commitments to the international community on uranium enrichment. Acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan said in a statement he was deploying 1,000 additional troops to the region “for defensive purposes to address air, naval, and ground-based threats”....more More

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US commerce secy urges Modi govt to open up Indian economy, market

NEW DELHI: US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who is planning to visit India, has urged the Modi government to carry out reforms that will open up the Indian economy and market for American companies. In an unusually blunt remarks, Ross asked India to remove the overly restrictive market access barriers for US firms....more More

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By Ambassador Tien Chung-Kwang

NEW DELHI: The largest and the most arduous election in India has accomplished with great success. On behalf of the government and people of the Republic of China (Taiwan), I wish to extend our hearty congratulations to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the landslide victory in the recently concluded 17th Lok Sahba election. The election was widely commended for demonstrating once again India’s strong democratic foundation as well as the Indian people’s staunch support and recognition for the National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) Government under the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister Modi....more More

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Air India on recovery path with new international flights

NEW DELHI: Loss-making national carrier Air India expects to earn an operational profit of at least Rs 1,000 crore per year with more frequent flights to the US and Australia as well as direct flights to Bali, Toronto and Nairobi that the airline will launch in October, a senior official of the airline said on the condition of anonymity. In 2017-18, the airline had earned a revenue of Rs 23,000 crore but a year later, it incurred a loss of about Rs 4,000 crore, adding to the Rs 50,000 crore debt it already had....more More

After Protests, Hong Kong Suspends Divisive Extradition Bill

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's embattled leader on Saturday said a divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China would be "suspended" in a major climbdown from her government after a week of unprecedented protests. The city's pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam has come under huge pressure to abandon the controversial legislation, including from her own political allies and advisers....more More

US ups the ante for India on S-400, says defence ties at risk

WASHINGTON: A senior Trump administration official said on Thursday there were “serious concerns” about India’s planned acquisition of Russian S-400 missile defense systems that could not only leave India vulnerable to sanctions but also “limit” interoperability between US and Indian militaries, a key focus of growing ties between the two countries. India’s acquisition of S-400s “effectively could limit India’s ability to increase our own interoperability”, Alice Wells, head of the state department’s South and Central Asia bureau told lawmakers at a congressional hearing....more More

Modi sets goal to make India 5 trillion dollar economy

NEW DELHI: Soon after his return form the SCO summit in Bishkek, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Satuyrday unveiled his vision of the Indian economy in his address at the Niti aayog’s first meeting at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Modi said the goal to make India a 5 trillion dollar economy by 2024. The PM noted that the task was challenging but achievable....more More


Terrorism ‘gravest threat’ people face in Asia: Jaishankar at CICA Summit

DUSHANBE: Terrorism poses the “gravest threat” to the people in Asia and terrorists and their victims must never be equated, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said here on Saturday. Addressing the fifth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) Summit in the Tajik capital, Jaishankar said that the CICA members are the victims of terrorism....more More

BJP picks Om Birla for Speaker

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata party has named Kota MP Om Birla as its candidate for the post of Lok Sabha Speaker. BJP said that they have spoken to the Congress and the party will not oppose Birla's candidature. Birla is just a second term MP and the BJP leadership ignored many veterans to choose the 56-year-old MP of Kota in Rajasthan. Birla won his first parliamentary election in 2014 and got re-elected from the desert state that the BJP swept despite losing the last year’s assembly election....more More

Salman Khan's Bharat to enter 200 crore club

MUMBAI: Ten days and a little over Rs 180 crore later, Salman Khan's Bharat has entered the safe territory of Rs 200 cr club for sure. The film had benefitted immensely from zero competition in the past, present or future. There was no other film in the running at its arrival, no clash with another film on release and no competition on the Friday to follow....more More

India's auto sales see biggest fall

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) reported that domestic sales of passenger cars in May 2019 suffered the steepest annual drop in almost two decades. The annual growth in domestic passenger car sales in May 2019 was -26%, the lowest since the -31% figure in September 2001. To be sure, annual growth in passenger car sales has been going down since November 2018. Even two-wheeler domestic sales have been falling continuously since December 2018. When read with the fact that India’s GDP growth has been going down for four consecutive quarters (beginning June 2018), the car and two-wheeler sale statistics paint a disconcerting picture. Should we brace ourselves for an even bigger fall in GDP growth in the next quarter?...more More

Former UEFA President Michel Platini Arrested Over Awarding of 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar

PARIS: French footballing legend Michel Platini, the former president of UEFA and head of European football, has been arrested over the decision to award the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Qatar. The former France international captain was detained by French police from Nanterre, a western suburb of Paris, as part of the investigation into corruption surrounding how the 2022 World Cup hosting rights were awarded, French investigative outlet Mediapart reported....more More

With no rains since June 1, Delhi the only 100% rain-deficient state in India

NEW DELHI: The national capital tops India’s rain-deficiency chart in a dismal June, during which the city is reeling from its longest heatwave in at least three decades. According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) data, Delhi did not get any rain between June 1 and 13, making it the only 100% rain-deficient state in the country. Overall, India is reeling from 42% rain deficiency this month, with Jammu and Kashmir, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep the only states or Union Territories with higher-than-average rain....more More



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Mario Bellini Honoured With Lifetime Award At Salone del Mobile.Milano

Mario Bellini, a multifaceted and innovative Milanese designer, has been awarded a Special Lifetime Award during the Salone del Mobile.Milano. The life time award to Mario Bellini is celebration for one of Italy’s most versatile and iconic architects and designers.


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Just continue to help, sustain, wipe tears, listen attentively and carefully repair all the 'leaks' you find

A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought with him paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him. While painting, he noticed that there was a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.When finished painting, he received his money and left.

Countries must up their game to reduce low birth weights, warns UN-backed report

Many countries need to invest more and take greater action to reduce the number of babies born with low birth weights which put their health at risk, urges a United Nations-backed report. Around one-in-seven babies worldwide weighed less than 5.5 pounds, or 2.5 kilogrammes at birth, according to latest data from 2015.


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