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PCC urges cadres to celebrate Rajiv's birth anniversary in a fitting manner

Puducherry, Aug. 17 -- Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) has called upon party functionaries and cadres to celebrate the 75th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in a fit... Read More


Tributes paid to Maran on his 86th birth anniversary

Puducherry, Aug. 17 -- Floral tributes were paid to DMK leader and former Union Minister Murasoli Maran on his 86th birth anniversary here on Saturday. Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, DMK (South) C... Read More


Reporter ID'd in New Orleans small plane crash

New Orleans, Aug. 17 -- A New Orleans TV journalist and the pilot of a small plane are dead after their aircraft went down Friday in a field near a city airport. WVUE-TV confirms that Nancy Parker, a... Read More


US urges India to lift market access barriers in trade

New Delhi, Aug. 17 -- : The US Deputy Secretary of State John J Sullivan on Friday urged India to remove the market access barriers that adversely impact foreign companies and impedes India's own inte... Read More


Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat dies at 84

Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), Aug. 17 -- : Noted social worker and Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat passed away at a hospital here on Friday night. He was 84. Bapat was known for his social work in... Read More


The dreamlife of Bombay

New Delhi, Aug. 17 -- Indian animated features are rare enough in themselves, so a premiere at a major international festival is a huge deal. Shilpa Ranade's Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaa played at th... Read More


Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' over NKorea weapons tests

Seoul, Aug. 17 -- North Korea on Saturday said leader Kim Jong Un supervised another test-firing of an unspecified new weapon, seen as an attempt to pressure Washington and Seoul over slow nuclear neg... Read More


Kyrgyzstan: Jailed former PM hospitalized with stroke symptoms

Bishkek, Aug. 17 -- Former Prime Minister Sapar Isakov on August 16 was transferred from a pretrial detention center in Bishkek, where he has been held since June 2018 on corruption charges, to a Bish... Read More


Kazakhstan: Court fines activist charged with 'inciting ethnic tensions'

Nur-Sultan, Aug. 17 -- A prominent Kazakh activist on trial for inciting ethnic tensions has been released from police custody and fined the equivalent of nearly $300, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reported... Read More


European Union provides 59 million to improve rural livelihoods in Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Aug. 17 -- The European Commission has announced a 59 million support program to boost rural development in Tajikistan. Agriculture contributes to about one quarter of the country's GDP and... Read More