For Shivaji memorial, Maharashtra makes sculpture shorter, sword taller

The project, a flagship programme of the BJP-led government in the state, saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi lay the foundation stone for the memorial and a ‘jal poojan’ in December 2016. Written by Vishwas Waghmode | Mumbai | Updated: July 16, 2018 6:54:41 am In a bid to bring down the cost of constructing the proposed statue of […]

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Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic says Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin key to peace

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said Trump’s meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin could calm international tensions instead of inflame them. By: AP | Moscow | Published: July 16, 2018 7:40:38 am Croatia’s president hopes her American and Russian counterparts show “responsibility” and remember they are the guarantors of the whole world’s stability when they hold their first […]

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Saudi Arabia woman arrested for hugging singer during concert

Women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to mix in public with men who are unrelated to them. By: IANS | Riyadh | Published: July 15, 2018 12:50:14 pm A woman in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after she ran on stage to hug a male singer during a concert, the media reported. Singer Majid al-Mohandis was performing […]

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London’s ‘Trump Baby’ Balloon Flies as Protests Take Off Across U.K.

By Ceylan Yeginsu and Iliana Magra LONDON — Tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in London alone. A “Trump Baby” balloon was launched into the sky above Parliament Square. Many people banged pots and pans and chanted slogans. Those were some of the ways people on Friday mounted protests at every stage of President Trump’s working visit […]

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Blast in a China chemical plant kills 19, injures 12

It is not yet clear what caused Thursday evening’s blast at Yibin Hengda Technology in an industrial park several hours southeast of Chengdu, the capital of the southwestern province of Sichuan, authorities in Jiang’an county said. By: Reuters | Shanghai/beijing | Updated: July 13, 2018 12:08:25 pm An explosion at a chemical plant in China has killed 19 […]

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Donald Trump blasts UK PM Theresa May’s Brexit plan, says it puts trade deal in doubt

Donald Trump said May’s plans for a business-friendly Brexit would leave it too close to the EU to allow a new trans-Atlantic trade deal to be struck. By: Reuters | Published: July 13, 2018 9:36:09 am US President Donald Trump said a free trade deal with Britain might be impossible if London went ahead with Prime Minister Theresa […]

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Nigeria’s President Buhari says will soon sign up to African free-trade agreement

Buhari’s government had refused to join a continental free-trade zone established in March, on the grounds that it wishes to defend its own businesses and industry. By: Reuters | Abuja | Updated: July 12, 2018 11:14:27 am Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari said on Wednesday the country will sign up soon to a $3 trillion African free-trade agreement. Nigeria […]

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Japan flood toll nears 200, sun scorches thousands battling thirst

More than 200,000 households had no water a week after torrential rains caused floods and set off landslides across western Japan .By: Reuters | Kurashiki | Published: July 12, 2018 10:02:57 am People walk around a housing area after flood waters receded in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture, western Japan Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (Yohei Nishimura/Kyodo News via AP) Intense […]

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Indian Railways to launch Shri Ramayana Express — All you need to know about it

The Indian Railways is introducing a special tourist train this November which will visit places associated with the mythological character Lord Ram. By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 11, 2018 11:24:01 am The Indian Railways is introducing a special tourist train this November which will visit places associated with Hindu epic Ramayana. The Shri […]

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South Africa: 20 injured in plane crash outside capital Pretoria

20 people are reportedly injured in the plane crash as emergency services rush to the spot outside Pretoria. By: Reuters | Johannesburg | Updated: July 10, 2018 9:08:39 pm An aircraft crashed outside South Africa’s capital Pretoria on Tuesday, injuring 20 people with at least one in a critical condition, emergency medical services ER24 said on Tuesday. ER24 […]

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