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Actor Morgan Freeman accused of inappropriate behaviour, harassment

The report said it spoke with 16 people as part of its investigation into the 80-year-old actor, some of whom also alleged inappropriate behaviour by Freeman at his production company, Revelations Entertainment. Eight people told the network they were victims of what some labelled harassment and others called inappropriate behaviour by Freeman. It said eight others told the network they ... Read More »

Global stocks fall on trade worries after Kim-Trump summit cancellation

Wall Street started the day in the red because after the US announced it would investigate auto imports on national security grounds, a move that could lead to yet more steep tariffs. The Dow and S&P 500 rebounded off earlier lows but still finished down 0.3 per cent and 0.2 per cent, respectively, while the Nasdaq was flat. While share ... Read More »

PM to visit Indonesia and Singapore from May 29 to June 2

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Indonesia and Singapore from 29th May to 2nd June during which he will hold bilateral talks with leaders of both the nations on key issues, including the defence sector. The visit takes forward India’s Act East policy whereby relations with ASEAN countries will be further strengthened. The Prime Minister is also likely to sign ... Read More »

PM Modi to visit West Bengal and Jharkhand

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jharkhand on Friday. He will lay the foundation stone of various projects of Central and state governments, including Ranchi City Gas Distribution Project, All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Deoghar, development of Deoghar Airport and revival of Sindri Fertilizer Project.  He will also interact with the District Collectors of Aspirational Districts of Jharkhand, ... Read More »

HRD Ministry launches Samagra Shiksha scheme

Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday launched Samagra Shiksha scheme for school education. The scheme focuses on improving quality of education, enhancing the Learning outcomes and using technology to empower children and teachers. The Minister said, an annual grant of five thousand to 20 thousand rupees will be provided for strengthening libraries in schools. The scheme will be ... Read More »

Indo-Dutch ties on the upswing; Netherlands joins Solar Alliance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who is in India at PM Modi’s invitation held wide-ranging discussions on bilateral and international issues at the Hyderabad House on Thursday. Both leaders acknowledged the private sector’s role in boosting trade and investment. PM Modi assured investors from the Netherlands that government of India is committed to economic reforms. ... Read More »

Unrest continues in Tuticorin; Home Minister appeals for peace

The Centre is keeping a close watch on the situation in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu in the aftermath of the recent violence. Home Minister Rajnath Singh while appealing to the people of Tuticorin to maintain peace said that, PM Narendra Modi is grieved by the events in Tuticorin and is keeping a watch on the situation. He asked the state ... Read More »

US President Trump cancels summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

In a letter addressed to Kim Jong Un and shared on Twitter by the White House, Trump cited recently hostilities from North Korea in his decision to cancel the meeting. “Based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting,” the letter reads. ... Read More »