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 Stories dated 2019-08-21

ED lays bare IL&FS cabal modus operandi of Rs 7,400 cr loot and scoot (IANS Exclusive)
  • ED lays bare IL&FS cabal modus operandi of Rs 7,400 cr loot and scoot (IANS Exclusive)(08:28)
    New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate charge sheet against IL&FS and the cabal which ran it gives the full scope and extent of the malfeasance and all pervasive rot. Pertinently, it refers to the closed user group individually and by name and provides details on their conduct. The conclusion is that it was pretty much a circus with Ravi Parthasarthy as the ringmaster or even King as the rest of the crew played courtiers.
First encounter in J&K since abrogation of Art 370 (2nd lead)
Huawei to launch first commercial AI chip on Friday
  • Huawei to launch first commercial AI chip on Friday(07:16)
    Brussels, Aug 21 (IANS) Chinese technology giant Huawei will launch its first commercial AI (artificial intelligence) chip and a new open-source AI computing framework on Friday, the company said.
US in contact with Venezuela's govt at highest level: Trump
  • US in contact with Venezuela's govt at highest level: Trump(06:44)
    Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his administration is in contact with Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro government "at a very high level," after being asked by the media about dialogue between the White House and the man considered to be Venezuela's No. 2 official, Diosdado Cabello.
Dollar falls amid declining US Treasury yields
Three dead in helicopter crash off Greek island of Poros
Manish Malhotra opens Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive
Will meet Modi in France, do best on Kashmir: Trump
  • Will meet Modi in France, do best on Kashmir: Trump(02:02)
    Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) After speaking with the leaders of India and Pakistan and urging them to reduce tensions over Kashmir, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the weekend at the G7 in France, and he would do his best to mediate in the issue.
Qureshi speaks to French counterpart on Kashmir
  • Qureshi speaks to French counterpart on Kashmir(01:26)
    Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Continuing with its diplomatic overdrive against India over the Kashmir issue, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday held a telephonic talk with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian and urged France as a UN Security Council permanent member to play its role to ensure peace in the region.
Modi speaks to British PM, raises vandalism of Indian HC (Lead)
  • Modi speaks to British PM, raises vandalism of Indian HC (Lead)(01:26)
    New Delhi/London, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a telephone conversation on Tuesday with his British counterpart Boris Johnson, drew his attention to vandalism of the Indian High Commission by a violent Pakistan-led mob on August 15. The British PM regretted the incident and assured that all necessary steps would be taken to ensure safety and security of the mission, its personnel and visitors.
Chidambaram missing, CBI pastes notice on his gate (Lead)
  • Chidambaram missing, CBI pastes notice on his gate (Lead)(01:26)
    New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) With senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram continuing to remain missing after the Delhi High Court refused to grant him protection from arrest in the INX Media case, the CBI late on Tuesday night pasted a notice on his gate asking him to appear before the investigation officer "within two hours".
Chidambaram missing, CBI pastes notice on his gate
  • Chidambaram missing, CBI pastes notice on his gate(01:02)
    New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) With senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram continuing to remain missing after the Delhi High Court refused to grant him protection from arrest in the INX Media case, the CBI late on Tuesday night pasted a notice on his gate asking him to appear before the investigation officer "within two hours".
  • Huge explosion hits ammunition depot in Iraq(00:40)
    Baghdad, Aug 21 (IANS) A huge explosion at an ammunition depot occurred on Tuesday at a paramilitary Hashd Shaabi camp near an air base in Iraq's central province of Salahudin, a security source said.
Mediterranean migrants in Himalayas: Roopkund bones study
  • Eastern Economic Forum in Russia to feature 70 events(00:14)
    Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) With an aim of expanding international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region and developing the economy in Russias Far East, over 70 business events, including panel discussions, will be held as part of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vlodivostok from September 4 to 6.
Two women held for buying people's data
  • Two women held for buying people's data(00:06)
    New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi police have arrested two women for allegedly duping more than 350 people on pretext of providing them health insurance at a low premium, the police said on Tuesday.
Yediyurappa asks ministers to help the flood-hit
  • Yediyurappa asks ministers to help the flood-hit(00:02)
    Bengaluru, Aug 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa directed all the 17 new ministers to reach out to the distressed people in the flood-hit districts across the southern state, an official said on Tuesday.
Bengal shouldn't differ with Centre on welfare: Athawale
  • Bengal shouldn't differ with Centre on welfare: Athawale(00:00)
    Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Citing various Central government welfare schemes, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday said that the West Bengal government shouldn't allow political differences to hinder state's progress.