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21 November, 2017 3:07 PM FIFA panel bans three former soccer officials for life

Zurich: FIFA's ethics watchdogs have banned three former soccer officials from Guam, Nicaragua and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body said on Tuesday. The latest officials to be hit by FIFA bans are Richard Lai, the former Guam Football Association president and a former 13

21 November, 2017 6:33 AM Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees, says Suu Kyi

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the “safe return” of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months. A military clearance operation launched in Myanmar's Rakhine State has driven more than 6,00,000 Rohingya out of the Buddhist-majority 24

21 November, 2017 4:29 AM Bill Clinton visits Puerto Rico, distributes relief supplies

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton visited Puerto Rico on Monday and met with those left homeless after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory as a Category 4 storm. Mr. Clinton arrived with medical supplies and solar energy equipment donated by the Clinton Foundation, which has already shipped 76 tons of medicine and medical equipment since the storm 20

21 November, 2017 2:44 AM Farmer’s death: forum seeks action

Banks urged to stop distraint proceedings Members of the Cauvery Rights Retrieval Forum staged a demonstration here on Monday demanding action against those responsible for the death of a Tiruvannamalai farmer during forced distraint proceedings for loan default. Tamilaga Vivasayigal Sangam district president Manimozhiyan led the demonstration in which 19

20 November, 2017 8:28 PM 'Padmavati' will not be released in Rajasthan without changes, says Vasundhara Raje

Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said on Monday that the state government was considering a ban on 'Padmavati'. Jaipur: Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday said that 'Padmavati' will not be released in Rajasthan till necessary changes as per the suggestions given to the Centre were incorporated into the movie. Raje, in a letter to Union 55

20 November, 2017 7:27 PM Over 8,000 building plans pending with local bodies

Corporation cites challenges in implementation of regularisation scheme The Chennai Corporation has not cleared 1,347 applications for building approval in the past six months, citing challenges in the implementation of the regularisation scheme for unauthorised layouts and plots as the reason. As many as 8,500 applications are pending with other local 27

20 November, 2017 7:27 PM Encouraging people touse public transport

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah took a bus from the Sambra Airport to the Suvarna Soudha in Belagavi as part of NWKRTC’s Bus Day celebrations on Monday evening. He paid for his ticket fair and the conductor returned the change with a ticket. Earlier, in the morning, Transport Minister H.M. Revanna inaugurated Bus Day, to encourage more people to use public 14

20 November, 2017 1:31 PM China complains again over Arunachal, this time over visit of President Ram Nath Kovind

China routinely objects to any senior Indian officials' visit to Arunachal Pradesh. Beijing: China on Monday objected to President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying India should refrain from "complicating" the border dispute when bilateral relations are at a "crucial moment". "The Chinese government never acknowledged the so-called 66

20 November, 2017 2:20 AM Padmavati row: BJP hopeful of 'amicable solution'

Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor has been facing protests from various communal groups, including Shree Rajput Karni Sena, for allegedly tampering historical facts. Bangalore: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said it is hopeful that the Centre and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) will find an amicable 26

18 November, 2017 3:53 PM Abu Dhabi woos Indians with a cruise

The Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi, is wooing travellers from Indian metros with a sail- through cruise and an art museum. “We are offering two new attractions. A sail by Celebrity Cruises to Abu Dhabi and the recently opened Louvre Art museum,” said Bejan Dinshaw, country manager-India, Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi. “The maiden 29