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Nirav Modi denied bail in London court, to stay in jail till March 29

India, March 20 -- Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi was arrested and denied bail at the Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday, setting off another high-profile extradition trial involving large-sc... Read More


Nipah virus alert sounded in Tripura

Agartala, March 20 -- Tripura government Tuesday sounded an alert after the death of five members of a family in Nipah virus attack in a Bangladesh village bordering West Bengal, an official said here... Read More


Ex-Gurkhas give UK govt until July 1 to ensure pension parity

KATHMANDU, March 20 -- The agitating Gurkhas Joint Satyagraha Struggle Committee (GJSSC) has threatened to launch stringent protests from July 1 if their demand to form a talks team comprising the rep... Read More


LPA formerly 'Chedeng' to bring rains in Mindanao

Manila, March 20 -- ressure area formerly known as Tropical Depression Chedeng will continue to bring rains in Mindanao. In its 4 a.m. forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomic... Read More


BSP leader from Amethi joins BJP

New Delhi, March 20 -- Bahujan Samaj Party leader from Amethi and former MLA Chandra Prakash Mishra 'Matiyari' on Wednesday joined the BJP here and said he would work to ensure the defeat of Congress ... Read More


Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress in a huddle to clinch alliances in Delhi, Bihar, Maharashtra

India, March 20 -- From Delhi to Bihar to Maharashtra, the Congress scrambled to finalise its alliances on Tuesday, a day after the notification for the first phase of voting in the April-May Lok Sabh... Read More


CDO, Nestle open Mindanao's first 'eco-brick' facility

Manila, March 20 -- The city government, Nestle Philippines, and Green Antz company opened Tuesday Mindanao's "Eco-bricks" facility that converts plastic wastes into bricks used in construction. The f... Read More


Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Kolkata Dakshin is a Trinamool pocket borough

India, March 20 -- West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee held the Kolkata Dakshin Lok Sabha seat for 20 years between 1991 and 2011 as a Congress and Trinamool Congress candidate. In 2011, senio... Read More


DOH alarmed over rising dengue cases in Zambo Peninsula

Manila, March 20 -- The Department of Health (DOH) 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) has expressed alarm over the high number of cases of dengue in the region, amounting to 1,850 cases from January to March 14.... Read More


Youth engagement in local governance sought for sustainable dev

Dhaka, March 20 -- Speakers at a programme here on Wednesday called for greater youth participation in Bangladesh's local governance for attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The two-day ev... Read More