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SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 By Geeta Goindi   Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (right) was conferred with the inaugural Meryl Streep Award of Excellence at an awards gala in the Washington area co-hosted by Women in Film & Television (WIFT) and the DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF). The award was presented by Oscar-nominated actress Candy Clark. Zoya Akhtar, Janhvi Kapoor, Catherine Hand also...
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds an Oval Office meeting on preparations for hurricane Florence at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened further retaliation against China if Beijing targets U.S. agricultural or industrial workers amid a trade dispute, and accused China of...
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 Employees at a manufacturing plant in McKeesport, Pa., earlier this year. China said it will hit back by imposing its own tariffs on United States goods. - Credit: Ross Mantle/NY Times China said it will institute new tariffs on U.S. goods worth $60 billion on Sept. 24, according to a Reuters report. The media outlet said the...
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 Personality tests are hugely popular, though if you ask working psychologists, they’ll tell you the results are little better than astrological signs. But a new study, based on huge sets of personality data representing 1.5 million people, has persuaded one of the staunchest critics of personality tests to conclude that maybe distinct personality types exist, after all. In...
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 Petrol and diesel prices have gone up every day since August 16. The prices of petrol and diesel are at an all-time high across the country. In Delhi, petrol sells today, September 17 at Rs 82.06 per litre 15 paise up from yesterday. Prices are highest in Maharashtra, where petrol prices have breached Rs 90 mark in...
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 NEW DELHI - "We're really, you know, stuck and there's no fuel," a terse message from Captain Rustom Palia, commanding an Air India Boeing 777-300 to Air Traffic Control in New York. There were 370 passengers on board AI-101, Air India's flagship flight, which tried, and failed to land at New York's John F Kennedy International airport on...
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Prime Minister Theresa May cautioned rebels in her party that unless they support her potential Brexit deal with the EU then they will face a potentially disorderly "no-deal" exit that the IMF said would make the United Kingdom significantly poorer. The United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29 and yet...
SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 The Indian Space Research Organisation has launched two British satellites tonight for which India will earn upwards of Rs. 200 crore. It is the 44th launch of the Indian rocket the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) at Sriharikota, India's rocket port on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Andhra Pradesh. This is a fully commercial launch...
SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 Brief Scorecard: Pakistan 120 for 2 (Imam 50*, Azam 33, Ehsan Khan 2-34) beat Hong Kong 116 (Aizaz 27, Usman 3-18, Hasan 2-19, Shadab 2-31) by eight wickets DUBAI - Pakistan got off to the comfortable start everyone expected from them, as they overpowered Hong Kong in Dubai and cruised to an eight-wicket win. After Hong Kong, who...
SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 Tropical Storm Florence dumped "epic" amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland on Saturday, knocking out power and causing at least eight deaths as flood waters that have devastated many communities kept rising. Florence's intensity has diminished since it roared ashore along the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast on Friday as a hurricane. But its...