President commends Keralites’ resilience

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 : President Ram Nath Kovind has praised the resilience shown by the people of Kerala while battling an unprecedented flood crisis. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Kovind made the comment while speaking to him over telephone and inquiring about rescue efforts. Around 370 people have been reported killed and thousands displaced in […]

US forces to stay in Iraq as long as needed – spokesman

By Tuqa Khalid ABU DHABI, Aug 19 : US forces will stay in Iraq “as long as needed” to help stabilize regions previously controlled by Islamic State, a spokesman for the US-led international coalition fighting the militants said on Sunday. “We’ll keep troops there as long as we think they’re needed … The main reason, […]

Kerala CM urges people to use social media cautiously

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 19 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinaryai Vijayan on Sunday urged the people of the flood-ravaged state to use social media cautiously in order to stop the spread of false news of the devastation. “Attention: Efforts are in progress to save even the last person stranded. Many of the requests coming to helpline numbers […]

Kerala floods: Adventure Tour operators join rescue operations

Kochi, Aug 19 : A 90-member team of the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India on Sunday began rescue operations in the flood-ravaged Kerala using 17 wide-body rafts brought in from Rishikesh, its team leader said. Speaking to IANS, Sam T.Samuel, who runs the Kalypso Adventures here, said that it was with the help of […]

Trump accuses social media of being unfair to conservatives

San Francisco, Aug 19 : After lambasting certain mainstream media houses for producing what he calls “fake news” for quite some time now, US President Donald Trump has now accused social media platforms of discriminating against Republican and conservative voices. But the Trump administration, he said on Saturday, would not let that happen. “Social Media […]

Asiad 2018: Sushil crashes out in first round

Jakarta, Aug 19 : India’s veteran Sushil Kumar suffered a shock defeat in the opening round to crash out of the men’s 74 kg category in the wrestling competition at the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday. Sushil seemed sluggish and off-colour right from the start during a rather lacklustre 3-5 defeat to Adam Batirov […]