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OCTOBER 20, 2018 The newly-appointed U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, recently concluded a trip to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar aimed at setting the stage for talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Mr. Khalilzad met with Taliban representatives in Qatar in early October, following several statements made by the insurgent group reiterating its interest in...
OCTOBER 20, 2018 Actor Rajinikanth. File   | Photo Credit: A SHAIKMOHIDEEN On #MeToo movement, he says it is “beneficial” for women, but cautions that “it should not be misused and should used properly.” Actor Rajinikanth on Saturday said there should be no “interference” in temple traditions that were being followed for a long time. This his first response to the recent...
OCTOBER 20, 2018 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi government acknowledged early Saturday that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, saying he died during a fistfight, but the new account may do little to ease international demands for the kingdom to be held accountable. The announcement, which came in a tweet from the Saudi Foreign Ministry,...
OCTOBER 20, 2018 N. Anjaiah, Director of Centre of Scientific Socialism, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, in Kalaburagi on Sunday. N. Anjaiah, Director of Centre of Scientific Socialism, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday argued that the very idea of Hinduism as a religious faith was a colonial construction that the British floated as part of their bid...
OCTOBER 20, 2018 In this image made from a March 2018 video provided by Metafora Production, Jamal Khashoggi speaks during an interview at an undisclosed location.   | Photo Credit: AP The admission after weeks of vehement denials by the Gulf kingdom comes after Donald Trump said sanctions could be imposed if it was proved the journalist was killed. Saudi Arabia on...
OCTOBER 19, 2019 Kavitha, reporter for Mojo TV (foreground), and activist Rehana Fatima reach Pampa from the Sannidhanam on October 19, 2018.   | Photo Credit: LEJU KAMAL Woman journalist and the woman devotee detained at Nadappanthal due to vehement protests On a day of high drama, two young women, a journalist and an activist, were forced to abandon their attempt to...
OCTOBER 18, 2018 Traveling in United Airlines' cheapest seats? Pack light. The airline has no plans to follow American Airlines by allowing travelers flying in its cheapest class of service, known as basic economy, to bring a full-size carry-on that fits in the overhead bin on board, United said Wednesday. Airline executives have said these fares are offered to compete against low-cost...
OCTOBER 17, 2018 Twitter and Facebook have been widely criticized since the 2016 election for not doing more to stem the abuse of their platforms by Russians and other foreign actors hoping to manipulate American politics. - Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Twitter on Wednesday released a trove of 10 million tweets it says represents the full scope of foreign influence operations on...
OCTOBER 17, 2018 Special counsel Robert Mueller's work isn't expected to be completed before the midterms.  - J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo WASHINGTON, D.C. - Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation,...
OCTOBER 17, 2018 The SPG security around the prime minister, comprising of black cat commandos, is equipped with hi-tech security equipment (File Photo) New Delhi: The elite National Security Guard or NSG has undergone a major overhaul by introducing new weapon systems and gadgets. Be it semi-automatic sniper rifles or the world's smallest spy cam, the National Security Guard is now...