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AUGUST 15, 2018 NGT, NGT chairperson, National Green Tribunal, mail complaints to NGT, India news, Indian Express news Since before Justice Goel took over as NGT chairperson in July, the four regional benches — Pune, Bhopal, Chennai and Kolkata – were lying closed. Soon people in remote parts of India will be able to send an email to the National...
AUGUST 15, 2018 North Koreans stand before a roadside mosaic of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to pay their respects to the dead leaders. Kim Jong Il died in 2011, Kim Il Sung in 1994. - David Guttenfelder, AP SEOUL – South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for a single economic community between North and South Korea on...
AUGUST 15, 2018 President Trump revoked the security clearance of John Brennan, the former C.I.A. director, on Wednesday. - Al Drago/NY Times WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a remarkable attack on a political opponent, President Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of John O. Brennan, the former C.I.A. director under President Barack Obama, citing what he called Mr. Brennan’s “erratic” behavior. The...
AUGUST 15, 2018 Former India captain Ajit Wadekar died on Wednesday after battling a prolonged illness at Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital. The 77-year-old, who made his debut in 1966 against West Indies, played 37 Tests and scored 2,113 runs in his career at an average of 31.07. Other than this, he appeared in two ODIs too. His biggest achievement was when...
AUGUST 15, 2018 R. Smith/ Lilian Calderon, center, cries while describing her experiences while in ICE custody alongside her husband, Luis Gordillo. - AP Photo/Michelle Lilian Calderon told her daughter not to worry, that she would be coming right back. Calderon and her husband, Luis, had an interview they couldn’t miss at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Rhode Island Jan....
AUGUST 14, 2018 A migrant holds a bag with a tag saying “Welcome to the UK” as he boards a mini-bus that left Lunar House, which houses the headquarters of U.K. Visas and Immigration in Croydon, south London. File   | Photo Credit: AP Migration Watch says companies exploiting a ‘gaping’ loophole in Britain’s immigration system. A lobbying group, which pushes for...
AUGUST 14, 2018 A team of scientists from Harvard University and the company Carbon Engineering announced on Thursday that they have found a method to cheaply and directly pull carbon-dioxide pollution out of the atmosphere. If their technique is successfully implemented at scale, it could transform how humanity thinks about the problem of climate change. It could give people a decisive...
AUGUST 14, 2018 The rupee hit an all-time low of 70.1 to a US dollar Tuesday morning on concerns over Turkey's economic woes. The government on Tuesday blamed “external factors” for the rupee’s fall to an all-time low against the US dollar and said that there is nothing to worry about as of now. Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chander Garg...
AUGUST 13, 2018 A report by the South China Morning Post has said that China is printing currencies for the governments of several countries, including India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Brazil. The Chinese media report quoted a top official of the state-owned banknote printer. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has expressed his shock and asked Union ministers, Arun Jaitley and Piyush...
AUGUST 13, 2018 John Lennon and Paul McCartney - Getty Images No, we’re not talking about Paul being dead. That one is still up for debate. But, , a mathematician recently settled the long-disputed question of who actually wrote the 1965 hit “.” While the majority of Beatles songs are credited to , the general rule of thumb has always been, “Whoever...