Daily Archives: October 2, 2018

Quake-hit Indonesia seeks foreign aid

Indonesia’s President formally invited foreign donors to contribute to rescue and recovery efforts on the quake-and-tsunami-struck-island of Sulawesi on Monday, but his government was at pains to stress the situation was under control. “The President has decided to accept aid from abroad,” said Army General-turned-Minister Wiranto. Giving a less than …

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Xi Jinping reaches out to new Maldives leadership

Offers to lift ties between the two nations to ‘a new level’ Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday congratulated Ibrahim Solih, Maldives’s President-elect. In his message, President Xi offered to “lift the comprehensive friendly cooperative partnership between China and Maldives to a new level”. Mr. Xi stressed that he “highly …

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U.S.-Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize

Lauded for their path-breaking research on cancer therapy Two immunologists, James Allison of the U.S. and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how the body’s natural defences can fight cancer, the jury said on Monday. Unlike more traditional forms of cancer treatment that …

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U.S., Canada agree on free trade pact

The agreement replaces the 25-year-old NAFTA, which Trump had threatened to cancel Canada and the U.S. reached a deadline deal on a new free trade pact that will include Mexico, the governments announced late on Sunday, after more than a year of talks to revamp a pact President Donald Trump …

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Plea to stop deportation of Rohingya

A petition has been moved in the Supreme Court to restrain the government from taking steps to deport Rohingya refugees lodged in jails or detention centres in Assam or other parts of the country. The plea has been made by Mohammed Salimullah, the lead petitioner in a PIL plea against …

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Universal protest for old-age pension

From his petty shop opposite the Jeevan Deep building on Parliament Street, Lal Poddar has had a ringside view of thousands of dharnas organised at Delhi’s premier protest venue. Monday’s rally by the Pension Parishad and HelpAge India, however, had a personal significance for him. “They are demanding a pension …

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Rajasthan HC upholds verdict under adultery law

Shortly before the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code, which defined adultery as a punishable offence, the Rajasthan High Court upheld a man’s conviction under the law. Last conviction This was probably the last conviction under the legal provision described by the apex …

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Leaders will have to pay for damage by cadre: SC

Calls for setting up Rapid Response Teams to curb mobs Leaders of outfits who instigate a mob to an act of vandalism, which results in death or loss of public and private property, will personally face criminal action and are liable to compensate the victims of the violence, the Supreme …

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