Hurricane Florence plows inland, leaving five dead, states flooded

Florence had been a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale with 120-mph winds as of Thursday, but dropped to a Category 1 hurricane before coming ashore near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington. By: Reuters | Wilmington | Published: September 15, 2018 9:16:11 am Florence plowed into the Carolinas and lumbered slowly inland on Friday, knocking down […]

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Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir dissolves government amid economic crisis

The announcement came just after Bashir called an emergency meeting of ruling party officials in the presidential palace on the back of growing economic concerns over price rises and shortages. By: Reuters | Khartoum | Published: September 10, 2018 7:40:48 am President Omar al-Bashir dissolved the Sudanese government on Sunday and named a new prime minister, moves aimed […]

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Missing HDFC Bank Vice President found dead, Mumbai Police suspect professional rivalry behind murder

The Navi Mumbai Police, who are conducting a parallel investigation, got the first breakthrough Sunday morning after they picked up Shaikh from CBD Belapur. Written by Sagar Rajput | Mumbai | Updated: September 10, 2018 9:17:08 am Four days after a senior HDFC Bank executive went missing, Mumbai Police detained a 20-year-old man in connection with the murder. […]

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This 9-year-old Indian got UK to tweak visa norms, says next goal is grandmaster tag

Shreyas’s father Jitender Singh can now apply for Tier-2 work visa, which is valid for up to four years without needing to leave the country. Written by Sriram Veera | London | Updated: September 10, 2018 6:44:42 am “MAGNUS CARLSEN is a bit boring. Too positional… not attacking enough for me. He has the patience to win out […]

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PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate first Global Mobility Summit today

The two-day summit is being organised by the government think-tank Niti Aayog. By: ENS Economic Bureau | New Delhi | Published: September 7, 2018 5:00:06 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday inaugurate the first Global Mobility Summit called MOVE, which will deliberate on steps to promote electric vehicles and shared mobility. The summit will deliberate on five themes […]

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Fuel price hike: Petrol at Rs 79.99/litre in Delhi, 87.39/litre in Mumbai today

On Wednesday, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said the government need not respond to daily or weekly changes in the oil prices as they declined in July after showing northward movement a month ago. By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 7, 2018 9:54:06 am Petrol and diesel prices continued to rise for the […]

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New York subpoenas 8 Catholic dioceses in sex abuse probe: report

The subpoenas are part of an ongoing civil investigation by Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office into how dioceses reviewed and potentially covered up allegations of extensive sexual abuse of minors, said the source, who asked not to be identified. By: Reuters | New York | Published: September 7, 2018 12:04:29 am New York’s attorney general has issued civil […]

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Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro stabbed during event

Bolsonaro’s son Flavio Bolsonaro has posted on Twitter that his father is doing fine. Flavio says: says the wound “was superficial and he is OK.” By: AP | Rio De Janeiro | Updated: September 7, 2018 1:28:14 am A leading presidential candidate in Brazil was stabbed during a campaign event. Numerous videos on social media show conservative Jair […]

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Kolkata Majherhat bridge collpase brings back horrors of Vivekananda flyover tragedy

A look at the bridge reveals its dilapidated condition. Beams have rusted and parts of the concrete over the iron beams have started falling down. Under it, cars, buses, rickshaws and some people are seen. Written by Ravik Bhattacharya | Kolkata | Published: September 6, 2018 3:50:22 am Every time Piyush Rastogi, his wife Archana and son Vyom […]

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Eleven aboard flight from Dubai hospitalized in apparent flu outbreak

Around 106 people initially reported feeling sick during the flight but the “vast majority” were found to be free of any illness when screened. By: Reuters | New York | Published: September 6, 2018 8:13:41 am Eleven people on an Emirates airline flight were taken to a New York City hospital suffering flu-like symptoms on Wednesday after scores […]

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