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Delhi police book factory owner over 17 fire deaths

Delhi police book factory owner over 17 fire deaths

The bodies of 11 out of 17 people who died in a major fire in a factory here on Saturday evening have been identified and the establishment’s owner arrested, police said yesterday.

Hundreds of women threaten to end lives in film row

Hundreds of women threaten to end lives in film row

Thousands of women brandishing swords yesterday took out a ‘Chetavani Rally’ or a warning march in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh town to caution the authorities to stop the release of the film Padmaavat or else be prepared for ‘jauhar’ by them.

Irrfan Khan, Vidya Balan win Filmfare best actor awards

Irrfan Khan, Vidya Balan win Filmfare best actor awards

Actor Irrfan Khan won the Filmfare Best Actor in a Leading Role (male) award for Hindi Medium while Vidya Balan bagged the Filmfare Best Actor in Leading Role (female) award for Tumhari Sulu at the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards here.

Germany’s SPD backs talks with Merkel’s party

Germany’s SPD backs talks with Merkel’s party

Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) voted yesterday to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, bringing Europe’s top economy a step closer to a new government after months of deadlock.

Schulz’s speech greeted with sarcastic applause

Schulz’s speech greeted with sarcastic applause

Germany has inched closer towards forming a new government after the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) gave its lukewarm endorsement of a renewed Angela Merkel-led “grand coalition”.

Irresponsible company chiefs to face huge fines: PM

Irresponsible company chiefs to face huge fines: PM

Irresponsible company bosses who “line their own pockets” while failing to protect workers’ pension schemes are to be hit with huge fines, under plans to be announced by Theresa May’s government within weeks.

Ukip leader Bolton loses confidence vote

Ukip leader Bolton loses confidence vote

Ukip’s leader, Henry Bolton, has unanimously lost a vote of confidence from the party’s national executive committee, plunging it into renewed chaos and potentially a fourth leadership election in just 16 months.

Greeks protest over Macedonia name row

Greeks protest over Macedonia name row

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of northern Greece’s biggest city Thessaloniki yesterday, police said, in a long-running row between Athens and Skopje over the use of the name Macedonia.

Tensions in Rohingya camps ahead of planned relocation

Tensions in Rohingya camps ahead of planned relocation

Tensions mounted yesterday at refugee camps in Bangladesh holding hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims over an operation to send them back to Myanmar, from where they have fled following a military crackdown.

Protesters flock to women’s marches against Trump

Protesters flock to women’s marches against Trump

Protesters took to the streets en masse across the United States on Saturday, hoisting anti-Donald Trump placards, banging drums and donning pink hats for a second Women’s March opposing the president — one year to the day of his inauguration.

Hondurans block roads in election result protest

Hondurans block roads in election result protest

Activists blocked roads and clashed with police in Honduras on Saturday as part of nationwide protests against the contested re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

63 held in Lanka following clashes

63 held in Lanka following clashes

Sixty-three people were arrested following violent clashes in southern Sri Lanka yesterday, local police said.

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