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Japanese director wins Cannes’ top award

Kore-eda is only the second Asian Palme d’Or winner this millennium (after Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul for ‘Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives’, 2010). This is the seventh time that a director from Asia has bagged the coveted trophy. Spike Lee’s engaging, feisty anti-racism period drama ‘BlacKkKansman’, the true ... Read More »

China, U.S. vow against trade war in joint statement

Based on the directions of Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump, the Chinese and U.S. delegations conducted constructive consultations on trade issues on Thursday and Friday, the statement said. The two sides agreed to take effective measures to substantially decrease the U.S. trade deficit in goods with ... Read More »

Lava from Hawaii volcano courses towards Big Island coast

Large streams of lava have erupted from fissures below Leilani Estates on Hawaii’s Big Island. Aerial images showed numerous fingers of fast-moving lava streams flowing downhill, threatening homes and property in their way. Local media reported that the lava flow was less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) away from Highway ... Read More »

PM Modi inaugurates 330-MW Kishenganga hydel power project in Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Jitendra Singh were present on the occasion. The project has been built by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district. It has been constructed at a cost of 5200 crore rupees.  It is expected ... Read More »

Yeddyurappa steps down as Karnataka CM before trust vote

In an emotional speech in the Assembly, Yeddyurappa said the BJP didn’t get the numbers needed to prove majority in the House. “I will lose nothing if I lose power, my life is for the people,” he said. “If only people would have given us 113 seats instead of 104, ... Read More »

PM Modi kick starts work for Zojila tunnel in Leh

The prime minister who is on a day’s visit to all the three regions Leh, Kashmir and Jammu- of Jammu and Kashmir also attended the closing ceremony of the 100th birth anniversary celebrations of the 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche (Buddhist spiritual guru). The tunnel will be cutting down the time ... Read More »