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Nathuram Godse was a patriot: BJP’s Pragya Thakur; sparks outrage

NEW DELHI: Nathuram Godse, the man who assassinated Mahatma Gandhi, was a deshbhakt (patriot), the BJP’s Pragya Thakur said on Thursday setting up another controversy. Pragya Thakur, who had been banned from campaigning earlier for her hate comments, had earlier found herself in the middle of a row after her comments against the former chief of Mumbai’s anti-terrorism squad Hemant Karkare and the Babri Masjid. “Nathuram Godse was a patriot, is a patriot and will remain a patriot. People calling him a terrorist should look within. Such people will be given a befitting reply in these elections,” said Pragya Thakur....more More

Secretary-General António Guterres takes a tour on an eco-friendly, solar powered sail boat that teaches conservation as well as climate-related issues. UN Photo/Mark GartenClimate change is battle of my life: UN Chief Antonio Guterres

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SUVA: The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has revealed that the climate change was the battle of his life. “As Secretary-General, I have many battles”, the UN chief tweeted. “As a grandfather, the battle against climate change is the battle of my life” adding “it’s a battle we’re not winning”. He saw the frontline of “the battle against climate change” for himself on Thursday, by taking to the tropical waters of the South Pacific off the coast of Fiji, on a solar-powered boat....more More

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TrumpTrump declares national emergency over threats against US telecom

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning equipment from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from U.S. networks. It declared a national economic emergency that empowers the government to ban the technology and services of "foreign adversaries" deemed to pose "unacceptable risks" to national security — including from cyber espionage and sabotage. While the order did not name specific countries or companies, it followed months of U.S. pressure. It has given the Department of Commerce 150 days to come up with regulations....more More

BJP leader calls Mahatma Gandhi ‘Pakistan’s father of nation’, suspended

BHOPAL: A day after BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin, Nathuram Godse, a patriot, a state level spokesperson of BJP in Madhya Pradesh, Anil Saumitra, has created another controversy by saying that Mahatma Gandhi was Pakistan’s father of the nation. In a Facebook post Saumitra said, “He (Mahatma Gandhi) was father of the nation of Pakistan. India has produced crores of sons like him, some good and some bad”....more More

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Secretary-General António GuterresIn Christchurch, UN chief calls for tolerance, solidarity to extinguish ‘wildfire’ of hate speech

CHRISTCHURCH: On a three-day visit to New Zealand, UN Secretary-General António Guterres paid his respects to the victims of the horrific mosque attacks in Christchurch, where dozens of Muslims were gunned down in two separate incidents during Friday prayers on March 15. Calling for solidarity to counter the recent upsurge in hate speech, the UN chief visited both Linwood Mosque, where he laid a wreath, and Al Noor mosque. On 15 March, a lone gunman killed 51 people at the two places of worship while livestreaming the attacks on social media....more More

Ambassador Tien seeks Indian support for Taiwan participation in World Health Assembly

NEW DELHI: After Beijing’s blockage, Taiwan (Republic of China) has sought India’s support for its participation in the forthcoming World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland from May 20 to 28. Addressing a press conference here, TECC Representative Ambassador Chung-kwang Tien expressed deep disappointment about WHO’s decision not to invite Taiwan to participate in the 72nd World Health Assembly under the political blockage from the People’s Republic of China....more More

EU, India natural partners: Ambassador Kozlowski

NEW DELHI: Europe Day, an annual celebration of peace and unity, was celebrated in India and throughout the EU with commemorative events taking place worldwide. Speaking on the Europe Day celebrations here, European Union Ambassador Tomasz Kozlowski said the EU and India are natural partners and two would remain indispensable partners in the 21st century. Ambassador Kozlowski said “We share a desire to work closely together to support a rule-based international order. We welcome the growing convergence of views on contemporary global issues.”...more More

UNICEF/ Ron HavivUN advisers warn hateful attacks pushing Sri Lanka backwards

NEW YORK: Growing instances of religious-based violence in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka have prompted two United Nations Special Advisers to call for an end to “hateful attacks” directed towards the country’s Muslim minority. In retaliation for the deadly violence on Easter Sunday, against Christians churches and upscale hotels in various parts of the country that left more than 200 people dead and hundreds of others injured, revenge attacks reportedly took place against mosques and Muslims’ homes on Monday....more More

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Trump proposes 'Build America' visa for immigrants

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Rahul Gandhi Tried to Mock Modi with New Word 'Modilie'

NEW DELHI: On Wednesday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi shared a screenshot of what seemed like the Oxford Dictionary website. Gandhi took a jibe at Modi by sharing a screenshot of the word, "Modilie" which has been defined as "to constantly Modify the truth". With this screenshot, Gandhi subtly taunted Modi as he has done before by accusing him of lying to the people of the country on for not fulfilling promises he'd made. He wrote, "There’s a new word in the English Dictionary. Attached is a snapshot of the entry :)"...more More

Thailand extends visa-on-arrival fee waiver for India, 19 other countries until October 31

BANGKOK: The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced that the Royal Thai Government has approved the extension of the visa-on-arrival fee waiver for citizens of 20 countries, including India, for another six months ie until October 31. The decision was announced in the Royal Thai Government Gazette on April 30, reasoning it as a measure to stimulate and promote tourism as well as to enhance the kingdom’s attractiveness among foreign visitors....more More

Sonia Gandhi invites non-NDA parties for meet on May 23

NEW DELHI: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi will be chairing a meeting of Opposition leaders in New Delhi on May 23, the day election results will be announced. UPA ally DMK on Thursday confirmed the meeting, saying that party chief M K Stalin has received an invite from Gandhi. The UPA chairperson, who has not been seen on the campaign trail this election season, has reportedly been silently reaching out to leaders from non-NDA parties....more More

Priyanka Gandhi holds grand roadshow in Varanasi

VARANASI: In a big show of strength in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra held a roadshow in Varanasi on Wednesday evening. Priyanka Gandhi began the roadshow, which had a route similar to Modi's jamboree last month, by garlanding the statue of Madan Mohan Malviya at the gates of the Banaras Hindu University....more More

IM Pei, mastermind behind Louvre Pyramid, dies at 102

NEW YORK: I.M. Pei, the pre-eminent US architect who forged a distinct brand of modern building design with his sharp lines and stark structures, has died in New York, his sons’ architecture firm said Thursday. He was 102 years old. From the controversial Louvre Pyramid in Paris to the landmark Bank of China tower in Hong Kong, the Chinese-born Pei was the mastermind behind works seen as embracing modernity tempered by a grounding in history....more More

 

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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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