Daily Archives: November 18, 2017

Manushi Chillar crowned Miss World 2017


India’s Manushi Chhillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant here, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000. Chhillar competed against 108 contestants from various countries at a glittering event held at Sanya City Arena here. Miss World 2016 winner Puerto Rico’s Stephanie Del Valle gave away the coveted crown to the winner. Chhillar, who is from ...

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Medium intensity quake jolts Rajasthan, Uttarakhand


Rajasthan and Uttarakhand were today jolted by medium intensity earthquakes measuring 4.2 and 3.3 on the Richter scale, the India Meteorological Department said. The first quake hit Jodhpur at 1521 hrs, while the second quake hit Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand at 1832 hrs, it said. However, there were no immediate reports of loss of life and property. Earlier in the day, ...

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Footballer turned terrorist returns back after seeing wailing family on TV


MajidIrshad Khan, a 20-year-old footballer who used to play as goalie for his team in Anantnag, renounced the life of violence behind and returned to mainstream after the heart wrenching video of his inconsolable mother appealing him ‘to come back or kill them’ went viral. Twenty-year-old Khan walked into an Army camp quietly after videos of his mother Ayesha and ...

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Amitabh Bachchan dismisses accident rumors on social media


Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has rubbished reports claiming he had a close shave when the rear wheel of a car taking him to Kolkata airport rolled off. Bachchan had gone to Kolkata at the invitation of the West Bengal government for the inaugural programme of the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival on November 10. The 75-year-old actor took to Twitter ...

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India, China hold 1st border consultation mechanism meet after Dokalam standoff

India and China today held their first meeting on the border consultation and coordination mechanism in Beijing after the Dokalam standoff and reviewed the situation in all the sectors of their border and exchanged views on enhancing CBMs and military contacts. The 10th round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China Border Affairs (WMCC) was held in ...

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Moody’s upgrade Sovereign Credit Rating of India to Baa2 from Baa3


Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has upgraded the Government of India’s local and foreign currency issuer ratings to Baa2 from Baa3 and changed the outlook on the rating to stable from positive. India’s rating has been upgraded after a period of 13 years. India’s sovereign credit rating was last upgraded in January 2004 to Baa3 (from Ba1). Government of India welcomes ...

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