Items filtered by date: Sunday, 16 December 2018

Ranil Wickremesinghe will return as Sri Lankan prime minister on Sunday, a lawmaker from his party and an official at the president`s office said, likely ending a political crisis that began in late October when he was surprisingly ousted.

The Meteorological (MeT) department on Saturday warned that the cyclone Phethai will intensify and move towards Andhra Pradesh in the next 24 hours. "The deep depression in the south-eastern area of the Bay of Bengal has moved to the northern side with a speed of 17 Kilometres an hour and has now intensified and developed into a cyclonic storm named 'Phethai'.

To facilitate pilgrims arriving in large numbers during the Kumbh Mela in 2019, the Railways has proposed running 800 special trains from various stations of Allahabad district, an official has said. These trains would be in addition to the regular trains run by the North Central Railway (NCR).

Actor Tanushree Dutta has packed her bags and is ready to leave India after kick-starting the MeToo movement in the country. The actor revealed her plans of returning to New Jersey in an interview to Mid-Day saying, “My future lies there. I will head out early next year. When I came down to Mumbai, I thought I would go back after a month, but it’s been five months.”

The National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) plans to promote the use of inland waterways for ferrying people and cargo will be on full display during the upcoming Kumbh Mela at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh from January 15 to March 15 next year.

The killing of seven locals in Sirnoo village of Pulwama is the highest civilian death toll in clashes with security forces near an encounter site in recent times.

A compliment is sweetest when it comes from the opposition camp. While Shane Warne might no longer be playing for Australia, he is still one of the most competitive people around and one of the best pundits in the cricket world. And on Sunday, he was in complete awe of the brilliant century that Virat Kohli scored on a difficult Perth wicket where the rest of the batsmen have found the going tough in the second of the four-match Test series.

As many as 146 Indian citizens used sexual orientation as a ground to seek asylum in the United Kingdom, according to latest figures that show Pakistan topping the overall list with 1,681 of its citizens mentioning the ground for asylum.

A near final text on the Paris rulebook —guidelines for implementing the historic 2015 Paris Agreement — is now ready. After climate activists raised several concerns with the draft Paris rulebook text released by the Polish Presidency (host of climate negotiations — COP24) on Friday evening and countries disagreed on several key issues till late on Friday night, Poland extended the talks for a day and came out with another draft text on Saturday evening.

Turns out, breastfeeding for more than six months is independently associated with smaller waist circumference in the decade after delivery among women. Pregnancy contributes to an accumulation of abdominal adiposity, which is an indicator of cardiometabolic dysfunction in later life.

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