Fri, 14 Dec 2018
(Photo: AP / Min Kyi Thein)Myanmar urged to help refugees
Rohingya refugees gather near a fence during a government organised media trip at Zero line better zone, Myanmar border near Taungpyolatyar village, MaungDaw district, northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, Friday, June. 29, 2018....Full Story

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(Photo: Creative Commons / Michael Vadon)US lashes out at 'predatory' China, Russia in Africa
John R. Bolton at CPAC February 24th 2017, in National Harbor, Maryland...Full Story

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India’s state elections: a new beginning?
The recent elections in five Indian states – Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and Mizoram – have somewhat paused the Hindutva tide for the first time since Prime Minister Modi assumed office in 2014. | Three of the states – Madhya Pr...Full Story
IIT-Madras removes posters segregating students
Chennai: After a section of students took offence to the segregation of students on the basis of their food choices at a mess in IIT Madras, the Mess Monitoring Committee (MMC) of the institute removed the posters on Friday. | It also clarified to students that it was &...Full Story
Mastermind behind 100 billion yuan pyramid scheme gets 17 years in jail
Zhang Tianming, the mastermind behind a pyramid scheme involving more than 100 billion yuan ($14.5 billion), was sentenced to 17 years in prison and fined 100 million yuan at a court in Yongzhou, Hunan province, on Friday. | Nine other people received jail terms ranging...Full Story
Eleven dead in India after eating temple offering
At least 11 people in southern India died Friday of suspected food poisoning after a ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Hindu temple, police said. | Another 32 people were hospitalised after they ate at the ceremony in Chamarajnagar district of Karnataka st...Full Story
China launches program in Lebanon for burns treatment under UN initiative
BEIRUT, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's MEBO International launched on Friday a program in Lebanon under a UN initiative for supporting local hospitals to treat women and children suffering burns. | The program, named United Nations Every Woman Every Child China Partnership...Full Story
IIT-M clears up mess: pulls ‘discriminatory’ notices
Notices announcing separate entry/exit and handwash areas for vegetarians and non-vegetarians at a mess on the campus of IIT Madras were withdrawn on Friday evening following opposition from a section of students who labelled the move discriminatory. | Students posted p...Full Story
Infertility is not gender specific, says Dr Gouri Devi
Kochi: An expert has said that infertility is estimated to have affected 15 percent of the population in India and it is not a gender specific issue. | “The issues are more common in urban area with one out of six couple experiencing infertility issues. Fifty perc...Full Story
Kollam: Three-day butterfly survey in Chinnar wildlife sanctuary
Kollam: The forest department in association with the Travancore nature history society has initiated a three-day butterfly survey in Chinnar wildlife sanctuary in Idukki. The area that also includes rain shadow region is home to over 240 species of butterflies, includi...Full Story

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TTV Dhinakaran's key aide V Senthil Balaji quits AMMK, joins DMK
TTV Dhinakaran aide quits AMMK, joins DMK
China thinks it's a developing country now
Where's the money? China accuses rich nations of 'backsliding' on climate change aid pledges
US Senate votes to end aid for Saudi-led Yemen war
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8 devotees die of suspected food poisoning in Karnataka
Suryaa Bengaluru, Dec 14 (IANS) At least eight persons, including a girl and a woman, died of suspected food poisoning in Sulvadi village in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar district, police said on Friday. | The victims, including four men in mid 30s, died ...
Minor domestic help rescued in Dwarka
The Hindu An 11-year-old girl from Bihar, who was allegedly working as a domestic help at a Dwarka household was rescued, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) said on Friday. | Following a tip-off on the commission’s helpline number, a team reached the house...
Hartal affects life in city
The Hindu The State-wide dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the BJP on Friday following the self immolation of a man in the city on Thursday caught commuters off guard and left them stranded. | Scores of commuters were stranded in various parts of the city as KSRTC...
A lifetime at the Taj Mahal Palace
The Hindu In the late 1960s, Dattatray Chaskar arrived in the city, then known as Bombay, after completing his Class XI exam on the insistence of his father, Dhondiba Chaskar, who worked as a porter at the dock. His father’s sole wish was to see Dattatray wo...
Central Police play Good Samaritan
The Hindu The city police came to the help of Ayyappa devotees put to hardship by yet another hartal called by the Bharatiya Janata Party on the Sabarimala issue on Friday. | Officials attached to the Central Police served food to devotees at the South railway...
‘They began collapsing one after the other’
The Hindu The tragedy at Maramma temple at Sulwadi village of Hunsur taluk in Chamarajanagar district on Friday, which claimed 10 lives in a suspected case of food poisoning, could have been worse in scale but for the fact that the prasada ran out. | Locals pr...
Hartal evokes mixed response in district
The Hindu The hartal called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) evoked mixed response in the district. Shops and other establishments, and educational institutions remained closed. Public transport largely remained off the road though private vehicles were out...
Rajan warns against farm loan waivers
The Times Of India New Delhi: Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday cautioned against farm loan waivers and instead backed income transfers to ease distress in the agriculture sector . "I have said forever, even written a letter to the Election Commissioner they...
The bet is on
Manila Standard Today "Has this candidate not been making the rounds?" Last week, while waiting for a friend at the coffee shop of the Manila Peninsula, I stumbled upon a news forum in one of the function rooms of the hotel which was ongoing at that time. As luc...
Senior citizens fare better in Chhattisgarh than in Telangana
Deccan Chronicle Hyderabad: Senior citizens in Telangana State have more access to protected water supply compared to Chhattisgarh, according to a report titled ‘Study of the policies and programs for senior citizens in Telangana and Chhattisgarh’ by the ...
Disruption comes first from the cold
China Daily Rising disposable income around the globe is generating greater demand for quality food, healthcare products, cosmetics and perishable products like flowers. This is where cold chain logistics comes into play as a low-temperature environment is essen...
Legendary tales of pre-concert rituals
The Times Of India The concert season has already begun in Kolkata. Though the number of music conferences has dipped, stories of maestros who had or still perform in the city haven’t. If the story of Pandit Ravi Shankar’s insistence on gold and amber stage lights ...
Higher fines for imports of meat come into effect
Taipei Times A maximum fine of NT$1 million (US$32,397) for people caught illegally carrying meat products from areas infected by African swine fever came into effect yesterday, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said, adding that first-time violators would be give...
Workshop focuses on disaster relief work
Taipei Times Experts from 10 countries in the Indo-Pacific region yesterday gathered in Nantou County for a workshop on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief under the Taiwan-US Global Cooperation and Training Framework. | The workshop was hosted by the Min...
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