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New SC bench to hear Nirbhaya gang-rape, murder convict’s review plea today

New Delhi, Dec 18: A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will today hear the review plea filed by one of the four convicts awaiting death penalty in connection with the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case. The matter was…

Nirmala Sitharaman to chair 38th GST council meeting today

New Delhi, Dec 18: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will chair the 38th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council Meeting here on Wednesday. A review of the tax rates and slabs under GST is expected to be announced in the…

Syria: 22 civilians killed in air raids in Idlib province

Damascus, Dec 18: At least 22 civilians, including several children, have been killed in northwest Syria as Russian and government forces launched a series of air raids which targeted a dozen towns and villages in Maaret al-Numaan district, Idlib province.…

US Senate approves bill to establish Space Force

Washington D.C, Dec 18: US Senate on Tuesday (local time) passed the annual defense authorization bill that includes a provision for creating a new space force branch of the Armed Services. Al Jazeera reported that the Senate voted overwhelmingly to…

Japan: Earthquake of 5.0 magnitude hits Kagoshima prefecture

Tokyo, Dec 18: An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale hit on Wednesday southern Japan’s Kagoshima prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The tremor was registered at a depth of 25 miles, while the epicenter of the earthquake…

Veteran actor Shriram Lagoo passes away

Pune, Dec 17: Veteran actor Shriram Lagoo passed away at a private hospital in Pune on Tuesday. The actor who was also an ENT (ear, nose, throat) surgeon passed away at the age of 92. Lagoo had worked in Hindi…

BFI quashes media reports, sticks to Olympic qualifying criteria

New Delhi: Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Tuesday brushed aside the media speculations and remained steadfast to the pre-decided Olympic Qualifying criteria. BFI announcement comes amid the media reports claiming that the Olympic qualifier trials are baseless and uncalled…

U-17 Women’s Football Tournament: India defeats Thailand, enters final

Mumbai: India U-17 women’s team on Tuesday defeated Thailand by 1-0 in the second game of the Women’s Football Tournament at the Mumbai Football Arena here. With this win, India qualified for the finals and will now take on Sweden…

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Robots to greet, guide visitors at Haneda Airport

Tokyo: As the 2020 Tokyo Olympics edge closer, Haneda airport’s operators have revealed that the robots will be greeting and guiding travellers. Haneda Airport is the main gateway to Japan, connecting Tokyo with many cities around the world. It is…

Laser fence installed at certain points along open border with Nepal

New Delhi: Para-military force Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) have installed laser fence at certain points along India’s open borders with Nepal to maintain an effective vigil and prevent intrusion by ‘third-country nationals’. “We have identified a few pockets at Indo-Nepal…

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