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Conflict with N Korea is US' ‘biggest worry': TrumpUS President Donald Trump.

Conflict with N Korea is US' ‘biggest worry': Trump

28 Apr 2017 | 9:11 AM

NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump has admitted that conflict with North Korea is presently the biggest concern on his plate. The President stated that there is an absolute chance that the US could end up having a major conflict with North Korea.

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New York, April 28

US President Donald Trump has admitted that conflict with North Korea is presently the biggest concern on his plate.

In a recent interview, the President stated that there is an absolute chance that the US could end up having a major conflict with North Korea.

North Korea has conducted several tests ever since the new US administration came to power and refused to halt its nuclear weapons development programme.

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In the most recent show of force, Pyongyang put its military might on display during a parade on April 15 marking the 105th birth anniversary of the country's founder Kim II Sung, grandfather of present ruler Kim Jong Un.

According to reports, North Korea displayed what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) during the parade. The parade also featured the North's submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) for the first time.

A day after it conducted a failed missile launch on its east coast following which  U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has said that all options are still on table with North Korea, not ruling out military actions.

Ever since, the two sides have been engaged in a spat of verbal warnings. Last week, a North Korean newspaper said Pyongyang was ready to take out a US aircraft carrier conducting drills with Japanese destroyers near the Philippines.

With mounting Pyongyang's nuclear threats, Washington has also speeded the installation of its advanced missile defense system Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea.

Designed to shoot-down missiles at a high altitude, a THAAD battery is made up of six truck-mounted launchers carrying some 50 interceptor missiles, and a fire control and communications unit, which are linked to the very long-range X-band radar system.

The Trump administration has also said it will tighten economic sanctions against Pyongyang to halt Kim Jong-Un's nuclear weapons programme and ballistic missile tests. —ANI

GST to push Indian growth to over 8 per cent: IMF

GST to push Indian growth to over 8 per cent: IMF

28 Apr 2017 | 11:25 AM

WASHINGTON: The ambitious Goods and Services Tax to be implemented from July 1 would help raise India's medium-term growth to above eight per cent, the International Monetary Fund has said adding that the reforms being done is expected to pay off in terms of higher growth in the future.

Govt must do something or our sons will keep dying: Capt Ayush's father

Govt must do something or our sons will keep dying: Capt Ayush's father

28 Apr 2017 | 10:28 AM

KANPUR: 24-year-old Captain Ayush was among the three Army personnel killed in the deadly terror attack on an Army camp in Kupwara on Thursday, and the news has left the young officer's family devastated and bereft of all hope.

Gunner Rishi single-handedly took on 2 ultras

Gunner Rishi single-handedly took on 2 ultras

28 Apr 2017 | 10:27 AM

PANZGAM (KUPWARA): Gunner Rishi Kumar of the Field Artillery Regiment will stand out in the Army history for single-handedly killing two fidayeens in the frontier district of Kupwara this morning.

My finances have nothing to do with my husband's deals: Priyanka Gandhi

My finances have nothing to do with my husband's deals: Priyanka Gandhi

28 Apr 2017 | 9:56 AM

NEW DELHI: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday said her finances had nothing to do with those of her husband Robert Vadra's or his company Skylight Hospitality, which is under the Haryana government's scanner over its land deals with realty major DLF.

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

28 Apr 2017 | 2:09 AM

One of the handsomest actors to have walked down the Bollywood hall of fame is no more. If Vinod Khanna’s last photograph — showing his emaciated condition — was any indication, he did appear to be battling a life-threatening disease.

US should review its options for dealing with Pak: Experts

US should review its options for dealing with Pak: Experts

28 Apr 2017 | 10:15 AM

WASHINGTON: The US should review its options for dealing with Pakistan, including taking unilateral actions against terrorist safe havens in the country, experts said.

Rishi criticises ‘actors of this gen’ for skipping Vinod’s funeral

Rishi criticises ‘actors of this gen’ for skipping Vinod’s funeral

28 Apr 2017 | 9:26 AM

MUMBAI: Veteran star Rishi Kapoor, in a series of tweets, has slammed the “actors of this generation” for not attending Vinod Khanna’s funeral on Thursday evening.

Indian-origin father strangles 7-yr-old son to death in South Africa

Indian-origin father strangles 7-yr-old son to death in South Africa

28 Apr 2017 | 9:15 AM

JOHANNESBURG: An Indian-origin man has been arrested in South Africa for allegedly strangling his seven-year-old son to death while his four-year-old daughter watched in horror.

BS Sandhu is new Haryana Police chief

BS Sandhu is new Haryana Police chief

28 Apr 2017 | 2:22 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Haryana Government today appointed 1984-batch IPS officer BS Sandhu as the state’s Director General of Police (DGP).

Udaipur boy tops JEE with 100% score

Udaipur boy tops JEE with 100% score

28 Apr 2017 | 2:22 AM

NEW DELHI:Kalpit Veerval, hailing from Udaipur in Rajasthan, has topped the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main with a perfect 100 per cent score.


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Triple talaq — myths and misperceptions

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12 new expressways to be constructed: Gadkari

12 new expressways to be constructed: Gadkari

28 Apr 2017 | 11:35 AM

BAGPAT: At least a dozen new expressways would be constructed in the coming year to connect various states in the country, of which three would be started in 2017, it was announced here on Friday.

CITY FOCUS

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AAP’s Sanjay, Pathak quit Punjab posts

28 Apr 2017 | 11:35 AM

Chandigarh: Within days of Punjab leaders flaying party convener Arvind Kejriwal for the handling of the state’s Assembly elections, senior AAP leaders Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak today resigned as Punjab’s political affairs in-charge and co-observer, taking responsibility for the party’s defeat.

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Debt relief, not waiver, the way forward: Banks

28 Apr 2017 | 1:59 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Congress’ pre-poll promise of waiving agricultural loans, when translated into a figure, comes out to be Rs 62,931 crore.

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Monopoly of pvt transporters to go

28 Apr 2017 | 1:59 AM

CHANDIGARH: To end monopoly in the transport sector, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has mooted an open-door policy for bus permits, except on national highway routes.

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Govt under fire for fudging gender ratio figures

Govt under fire for fudging gender ratio figures

28 Apr 2017 | 12:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: Amid reports of a considerable improvement in the gender ratio in the state, known for people’s penchant for boy child, the alleged manipulation of figures by some districts has come as a dampener for the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign. However, it has been learnt that the state government has taken a serious view of the alleged fudging of gender ratio figures between January and March by some districts and ordered validation of the figures by an independent agency.

State suffers as CM busy with court cases: PM

State suffers as CM busy with court cases: PM

28 Apr 2017 | 2:23 AM

SHIMLA: Modi mania virtually gripped the Queen of Hills today as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has had a close association with Himachal, sought the cooperation of the people in his fight against corruption so as to provide the common man what had been denied to him in the last 70 years.

Capt, 2 soldiers die in Kupwara attack

Capt, 2 soldiers die in Kupwara attack

28 Apr 2017 | 10:21 AM

PANZGAM (KUPWARA):A Captain and two soldiers were killed and five others injured when militants carried out a fidayeen attack on an Army camp in Kupwara district today.

PDS wheat, rice to cost more

28 Apr 2017 | 1:10 AM

DEHRADUN: The state APL families will have to pay extra for procuring wheat and rice from the PDS stores. In a Cabinet decision taken by the Trivendra Singh Rawat-led BJP government yesterday, approval was given for hiking the price of wheat from Rs 5 to Rs 8.60 and that of rice from Rs 9 to Rs 15.

Won’t scrap NAFTA for now: Trump

Won’t scrap NAFTA for now: Trump

28 Apr 2017 | 1:56 AM

WASHINGTON:US President Donald Trump told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out from the NAFTA treaty for now but will swiftly begin renegotiating the trilateral deal with them, a White House statement said.

Govt earmarks Rs 50,000 cr to revive closed fertiliser plants

28 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

NEW DELHI: The government has outlined an investment of Rs 50,000 crore for the revival of closed fertiliser plants at Gorakhpur, Barauni, Sindri and Talcher and setting up of gas pipeline network to connect Eastern India to National Gas Grid.

NoGujarat Lions’ players celebrate after Ravindra Jadeja runs out AB de Villiers in Bengaluru on Thursday. PTI

Gujarat Lions devour helpless challengers

28 Apr 2017 | 1:48 AM

BENGALURU: Riding on Andrew Tye’s three-wicket haul and Aaron Finch’s whirlwind fifty, Gujarat Lions notched up a comfortable seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore here today. Chasing 135 to win, Gujarat lost both openers — Ishan Kishan (16) and Brendon McCullum (3) — cheaply but Finch’s 34-ball 72, studded with five fours and six sixes, took them home with 6.1 overs to spare.

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Big 3 model gone, BCCI left alone and fuming

28 Apr 2017 | 1:48 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Big 3 model of revenue-sharing in the International Cricket Council (ICC), which came into existence three years ago, has been broken down, despite the opposition of the Indian cricket board (BCCI).

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Sharapova ready to go to any extent for Wimbledon, French Open shot

28 Apr 2017 | 1:48 AM

STUTTGART: Maria Sharapova says she would ‘play in the juniors if I have to’ in order to compete at the French Open and Wimbledon, but has no interest in building bridges with her rivals after making her comeback from a doping ban.

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