Daily Archives: December 3, 2018

Chinese state media welcomes trade truce

Chinese state media has welcomed the truce in the trade war between China and the U.S., amid apprehensions that follow-up negotiations are unlikely to yield quick returns.A commentary in the state run Xinhua news agency, following talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines …

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Trump could meet Kim ‘soon’

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he hoped to organise a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in early 2019, perhaps as soon as January or February.Mr. Trump told reporters travelling home to Washington with him aboard Air Force One from Argentina that “three sites” were …

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Macron chairs Paris crisis meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday surveyed the damage from a day of riots across Paris and led a crisis meeting that ended with a call for further talks with anti-government activists who have staged two weeks of protests.Mr. Macron held crisis talks with the Prime Minister, Interior Minister and …

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No change in PRC process, says Malik

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday said the government was not considering any changes to the Act governing the process of issuing Permanent Resident Certificates (PRCs). “It is an integral part of the legal structure of Jammu and Kashmir and there is no attempt whatsoever to tamper …

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India to host G20 summit in 2022

For the first time, India will host the annual G20 summit in 2022, when the country celebrates its 75th anniversary of Indepen- dence.Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement at the closing ceremony of the 13th G20 summit here in the Argentinian capital on Saturday.He thanked Italy for allowing India …

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60,000 visit Hornbill festival

More than 60,000 people have visited the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland at Naga Heritage Village Kisama near here since its inauguration on Saturday, a State tourism official said Sunday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the 10-day-long annual festival on Saturday.Altogether 63,032 visitors with 780 foreignershave visited the picturesque venue, …

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34 years after Bhopal leak, survivors continue fight

Thirty-four years after the Bhopal gas tragedy, survivors continue to demand proper rehabilitation, adequate compensation and proper medical treatment for ailments caused by the toxic leak.In what is termed as the world’s worst industrial disaster, over 15,000 people were killed after methyl isocyanate leaked on the intervening night of December …

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The decision to open the Kartarpur Sahib shrine to devotees from across the border was taken in good faith, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Sunday.Mr. Qureshi’s clarification came as India indicated that it would reciprocate Pakistan’s diplomatic outreach without ceding points for either political opponents at home …

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Mangroves mitigated Gaja’s impact

Muthupet in Tiruvarur district was among the coastal towns that faced the wrath of Cyclone Gaja. But considering the extent of the damage elsewhere, this town seems to have been spared the worst, thanks to its mangrove forests.“They functioned as a shield and broke the velocity of the wind. In …

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