Archive for: December, 2017

Angry at Iran & Turkey, UAE pleads for Saudi ‘leadership’

Angered by growing Iranian and Turkish influence, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – a Saudi Arabian satellite state – calls on Arab states to come together under the leadership of Riyadh and Cairo amid what it calls the “geostrategic competition” in the region. “The world is at an impasse,” Anwar Gargash, UAE state foreign minister, claimed in […]

40 killed, 32 injured in blasts near Afghan news agency office in Kabul

A bombing attack on a Shia cultural center and the nearby office of a media outlet in the Afghan capital of Kabul has left at least 40 people dead and more than two dozen others injured. Afghan officials and witnesses said the deadly incident took place in the west of the capital early on Thursday, […]

China accuses US, German embassies in Beijing of meddling

China has accused the US and German embassies of meddling in the country’s internal affairs after they objected to the prosecutions of an activist and a lawyer. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said during a press briefing in Beijing on Thursday that a joint statement by the embassies calling for Wu Gan’s release and for lawyer Xie […]

US building alliances to confront totality of Iranian threats: Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States is building alliances with certain countries in the Middle East in order to confront a wide range of threats Iran is presenting. Tillerson made the remarks in an opinion piece published in The New York Times on Thursday where he defended the foreign policy record of President […]

Delighted with the rest ahead of India series: Morkel

Cape Town,  South Africa pacer Morne Morkel on Thursday said he was delighted with the time for rest given ahead of the series against India in the first week of January. South Africa will host India in the first of three-match Test series here on January 5. Later the Proteas play six One-Day International (ODI) […]

Ceres mountain celebrates Kwanzaa festival

Washington,  To mark Kwanzaa, an African-American festival based on ancient harvest celebrations that takes place each year from December 26 to January 1, NASA has released images of a small mountain named after the event on the dwarf planet Ceres. Called Kwanzaa Tholus, this mountain measures about 35 by 19 kilometres and is elevated about […]

Sebi allows convergence of stock, commodity exchanges

Mumbai,  The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) on Thursday gave its nod to the convergence of both equities and commodity-backed stocks on exchanges from October 2018. The decision taken at the Sebi’s Board Meeting was announced by the regulator’s Chairman Ajay Tyagi. Tyagi said the convergence will be effective from October 2018 and […]

Ex-corporator Khaja Bilal quits MIM to join Congress

Hyderabad,  MIM former corporator Khaja Bilal Ahmed tendered his resignation today and announced that he was joining the Congress soon. He alleged that the MIM party has forgotten the development of Old City in collusion with the BJP. Speaking to the media here on Wednesday, Bilal said the MIM was not speaking on Metro Rail in Old City and 12 percent reservations […]

Harish Rao inspects Kaleshwaram Project works

Hyderabad, Irrigation Minister T. Harish Rao has directed the officials to complete pending works of land acquisition for Kaleshwaram Project in four days. The minister on Wednesday reviewed the progress of land acquisition and construction of barrages and gates with the senior officials in Jayshankar Bhupally district. Speaking on the occasion, he said that all pending works pertaining to […]

AP will be in third place in country by 2020: CM

Amaravati,  Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu today expressed hope that the State would be in third place in the country by 2020. Addressing the Indian Economic Association (IEA) 10th summit at Acharya Nagarjuna University, the chief minister said the State government would strive hard to put the State in third position in the country by 2020. The […]

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