After Shatrughan Sinha, Ram Vilas Paswan loses VIP status at Patna airport

Denial of VIP privileges to Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan at the airport in Patna a day ago raised some eyebrows though an official asserted on Tuesday that the situation arose since orders for extending the facilities were not issued by the competent authority. Paswan had arrived in Patna on Monday morning to attend the last rites of former Union minister Jay Narayan Nishad, who passed away a fortnight ago. The shradh ceremony was held in Hajipur, Paswans Lok Sabha seat, and attended by him besides Bihar Chief Minister Nitish…

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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un visits China’s Xi Jinping

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Beijing for an unannounced visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mr Kim will be in China until 10 January with his wife Ri Sol-ju, according to state media reports. The visit comes amid reports that negotiations are under way for a second summit between Mr Kim and US President Donald Trump. The two met last June, the first such meeting for a sitting US president. Speculation had grown on Monday that Mr Kim was possibly making his way to…

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Saudi women in ‘inside-out abaya’ protest

Some Saudi women have launched a protest against the abaya – a long loose-fitting robe used to cover their bodies in public – by saying that they will wear it inside out. Under the hashtag “inside-out abaya” they have posted pictures of the robe, which they feel under pressure to wear. In March Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the garment was not a legal requirement. About 5,000 tweets using the hashtag have been sent, most from Saudi Arabia. What can Saudi women wear? The Saudi authorities for decades enforced…

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OnMobile launches ONMO Videos in India: focus on curated exciting regional content

OnMobile [an NSE India listed corporation], the global leader in mobile entertainment, has launched ONMO Videos across 5 leading operators in India, Bangladesh, and the Middle East. Your one-stop destination for 5 Indian language content: Across the globe, Indians take a deep sense of pride in their local language. They prefer content in their native language as it brings them closer to their culture and community but the challenge has always been that the desired content is available at different destinations and in different formats, across various channels. ONMO Videos is…

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