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 Press Trust of india

Six Sri Lankan ministers quit Sirisena-led unity govt

Six Sri Lankan ministers quit Sirisena-led unity govt

Colombo, Apr 12:  Six ministers of President Maithripala Sirisena-led unity government in Sri Lanka resigned today, days after they voted against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the no trust motion moved by the Joint Opposition. The ministers, who were from the Sirisena-led ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which is a coalition partner in the unity […]

 Press Trust of india

First two yrs of breastfeeding would save 8.20 lakh babies annually: WHO

First two yrs of breastfeeding would save 8.20 lakh babies annually: WHO

New Delhi, Apr 11: Breast-feeding babies for the first two years would save the lives of more than 8,20, 000 children under five years of age annually, says a new 10-point WHO- UNICEF guidelines, aimed at promoting breast feeding. “Breastfeeding also improves IQ, school readiness and attendance, and is associated with higher income in adult life […]

 Press Trust of india

Indian man jailed in Dubai for e-mailing porn clips to 13-yr-old girl

Indian man jailed in Dubai for e-mailing porn clips to 13-yr-old girl

Dubai, Apr 12 (PTI) An Indian man has been jailed for three months by a Dubai court for sending email videos of pornographic content to his friend’s 13-year-old daughter and molesting her during home visits. The teenage girl’s mother, also from India, was checking out on her email when she realised that her daughter had […]

 Press Trust of india

My data also harvested, sold by Cambridge Analytica: Zuckerberg

My data also harvested, sold by Cambridge Analytica: Zuckerberg

Washington, Apr 12 :  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told US lawmakers that his personal data was also harvested and sold by Cambridge Analytica and he intends to initiate legal action against the British firm accused of stealing personal information and using it for political purposes. Zuckerberg replied “yes” when asked if his personal data […]

 Press Trust of india

Encouraged by Xi’s remarks but want concrete steps to avert new tariff: WH

Encouraged by Xi’s remarks but want concrete steps to avert new tariff: WH

Washington, Apr 11 :  The Trump Administration today said it was encouraged by the remarks of Chinese President Xi Jinping but ruled out reversing its recent move to impose 25 per cent tariff on import of products from China amounting to USD 150 billion. “Certainly, we are encouraged by President Xi’s words, and his kind […]

 Press Trust of india

Zuckerberg pledges to ensure integrity of elections in India, other countries

Zuckerberg pledges to ensure integrity of elections in India, other countries

Washington, Apr 11 : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today said his organisation was committed to ensure integrity of elections across the world, including India, as he testified before the US Congress amid a firestorm over the alleged hijacking of data of millions of Facebook users by British firm Cambridge Analytica. He said data privacy and foreign […]

 Agencies

Over 250 killed in Algerian military plane crash: State TV

Over 250 killed in Algerian military plane crash: State TV

ALGIERS, Apr 11: More than 250 people including members of Western Sahara’s Polisario independence movement were killed when a military plane crashed in a field outside Algeria’s capital on Wednesday, officials said. Television footage showed crowds gathering around the smoking and flaming wreckage near Boufarik airport southwest of Algiers. A line of white body bags […]

 A FP

  Israel targets Hamas posts in Gaza after border blast

   Israel targets Hamas posts in Gaza after border blast

  Jerusalem, Apr 11 :   The Israeli army said it fired at unspecified Hamas “military targets” in Gaza today after a Palestinian bomb attack on an army engineering unit working inside the Hamas-ruled territory. No Israelis were reported injured in the explosion, which the army’s radio station said appeared to have targeted a mechanical digger. […]

 Press Trust of india

Swaraj takes up denial of entry to Indian students in Georgia

Swaraj takes up denial of entry to Indian students in Georgia

New Delhi, Apr 10 :  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today took up with her Georgian counterpart Mikheil Janelidze the issue of Indian students being denied entry into that country despite having valid visas. Janelidze assured me that he would look into the matter personally and resolve it, Swaraj said in a tweet. “@SushmaSwaraj Why […]

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India top recipient of Commonwealth FDI: Report

India top recipient of Commonwealth FDI: Report

London, Apr 11 :  India has emerged as the top recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) from within the Commonwealth and is the second-most lucrative source of investment within the 53-member organisation after the UK, according to a new trade review. The trade review released in the lead up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government […]