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Tokyo 2020 tickets now online

Tokyo: Thursday Tokyo 2020 organisers launched a portal detailing prices and timings for Olympic events, as they prepare to throw open ticket applications via lottery for Japanese residents. The new website lists prices for the record 339 events in 33...

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64% cast votes amid EVM snags

ECI orders re-polling in 6 booths of Kandhamal, Bargarh & Sundargarh districts Bhubaneswar: Technical glitches associated with EVM and VVPAT machines marred second phase polling in five Lok Sabha and 35 Assembly constituencies of Odisha, Thursday. Problems in EVM and VVPAT machines were reported from various places in the state...

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Four possible toeholds for BJP in Kerala

Hundreds of devotees, mostly women, take part in the 'namajapa' (chanting the name of Lord Ayyappa ) during march in Kottayam, Kerala (PTI photo)

New Delhi: The BJP secured 10 per cent or more votes on nine Lok Sabha seats in Kerala in 2014 but barring Thiruvananthapuram, it came nowhere near even the victory mark. However, in 2019, riding on the Sabarimala sentiment, the party sees a realistic chance for itself on at least four seats -- Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Pathanamthitta and Kasargod. An analysis of the 2014 Lok Sabha results show that the party just...

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Puducherry logs 80% polling in electing battle

Polling in LS constituency of Puducherry Thursday 18 April 2019 (File photo)

Puducherry: Polling for the lone Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency Thursday saw 80 per cent turnout while the by-election for Thattanchavady Assembly seat saw 77 per cent voting. An Election Commission official said the poll percentage may slightly go up as the numbers are being gathered. Polling in LS constituency of Puducherry Thursday 18 April 2019 (File photo) In the Lok Sabha constituency, the fate of 18 candidates...

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Death of techie still shrouded in mystery

Bhubaneswar: The puzzle around the death of an assistant Engineer at a city guest house still remains unsolved even after the lapse of three years of the fateful incident at a lodge in Khandagiri. The sleuths of crime branch— considered premier investigative agency of the state police— has also been groping in the dark. The death of the engineer is still shrouded in mystery as of yet. Akshaya Kumar Pothal’s mother,...

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I want to make Puri crime & corruption free: Satyaprakash

Satyaprakash Nayak, the state spokesperson of the Congress and the party’s Puri Lok Sabha candidate is targeting the BJP and the BJD while campaigning for his party. In an interview to Orissa POST, Nayak speaks about his vision for developing Puri. OP: Your rivals seem to be more aggressive in campaigning as compared to the Congress. How will you counter this? Yes. The BJP’s activities in the state have increased manifold...

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UNITED STATES - JUNE 19: FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Dirksen Building on oversight of the FBI. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Main points of Mueller report

Washington: These are some of the main points from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The 400-page document deals primarily with whether any members of the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to get him elected and whether the president sought to obstruct justice. Russian interference "The Russian government interfered in...

US President Donald Trump speaks following the release of the Mueller report (AP photo)

‘I am f**ked, it’s the end of my presidency’: Trump on Muellar report

Washington: Fearing that his presidency was doomed, an angry Donald Trump pushed for Robert Mueller to be fired before he could deepen his probe into Russian election meddling, the special counsel's long-awaited report said Thursday. The more than 400-page document, made public in redacted form by the Justice Department, detailed how Trump instructed his then White House...

The Jet Airways had late Wednesday suspended its operations indefinitely. (File photo)

Jet issues gag order, fearing impact on stake sale

New Delhi: The grounded Jet Airways has issued a gag order to its employees advising them to refrain from speaking with external stakeholders. An internal mail accessed by IANS suggests that talking with external stakeholders especially the media might impact the bidding process for airline's stake sale. "We are currently at a critical stage of our bid...

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif, speaks during an event in St. George, S.C., March 9, 2019. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. prepares to vote at the Capitol, Feb. 7, 2019. Sen. Cory Booker D-NJ addresses a crowd, Jan. 21, 2019, in Columbia, S.C.(AP photo)

2020 Democrats slam AG over Mueller report

Washington: Democratic presidential candidates have slammed Attorney General William Barr for the way he handled the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, saying that his framing of the probe findings amounted to a partisan attempt to protect President Donald Trump. The development comes after the 448-page, two-volume report...

Son Heung-min (centre) scored three of Tottenham's four Champions League quarter-final goals against Manchester City (AFP / Lindsey PARNABY)

City must ‘stand up’ from Spurs blow to keep The Reds at bay

Manchester City: The third act of Manchester City and Tottenham's trilogy has some living up to do after a Champions League classic saw Spurs prevail on away goals to reach the semi-finals. However, their Premier League meeting Saturday has huge implications for both City's bid to win the title and Spurs' hopes of just qualifying for the...

Hundreds of devotees, mostly women, take part in the 'namajapa' (chanting the name of Lord Ayyappa ) during march in Kottayam, Kerala (PTI photo)

Four possible toeholds for BJP in Kerala

New Delhi: The BJP secured 10 per cent or more votes on nine Lok Sabha seats in Kerala in 2014 but barring Thiruvananthapuram, it came nowhere near even the victory mark. However, in 2019, riding on the Sabarimala sentiment, the party sees a realistic chance for itself on at least four seats -- Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Pathanamthitta and...

Mueller report finds no Trump-Russia collusion: AG

Washington, April 18: The nearly two-year investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller found "no evidence" of a "collusion" between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 US elections, Attorney General William Barr announced Thursday, in a major relief to President Donald Trump. Mueller was chosen to head the investigation in 2017 following concerns from...

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‘India’s Most Wanted’ teaser creates suspense

New Delhi: In the midst of the election season, a teaser of Bollywood film 'India's Most Wanted' has generated curiosity on the social media about the real inspiration behind the film, with people interpreting it in different ways. The teaser, released last week, highlights: "52 blasts, 810 injured, 433 killed. Hyderabad. Jaipur. Ahmedabad. Bangalore. Pune. Delhi. Mumbai."...

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‘Fuh se Fantasy’ is different concept: Anupriya

Mumbai: Actress Anupriya Goenka says "Fuh se Fantasy" comes with a unique subject, and she enjoyed working on a special music video for the web show. "'Fuh se Fantasy' is a 'hatke' (unique) show with a hatke concept. I had a total blast shooting for the music video with my lovely co-stars Karan, Gaurav and Priya," Anupriya...

Uber wants to be at the forefront of the driverless car revolution (AP photo)

Uber bags $1bn investment from Toyota, SoftBank fund

New York: Japanese car giant Toyota and investment fund SoftBank Vision Fund Friday unveiled an investment of $1 billion in US company Uber to drive forward the development of driverless ridesharing services. Toyota has already invested $500 million in Uber as the firm races Google-owned Waymo and a host of other companies, including major automakers, to develop...

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