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4th December 2019

ARIES: You are more prone to diving deeply into your own sensual and erotic nature right now. In some area of your life that you are trying to get a handle on, sexuality and the release of this power within may be the key now. Explore and shed some of your outdated beliefs and experiment a little more. TAURUS: If you aren't feeling well it's best to postpone an outing especially if you'll be in a different environment. You may have more work on your plate than you can handle....

Indian techie helps NASA find Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram lander on Moon

Washington, December 3: Chandrayaan-2's Vikram lander, which crashed on the surface of the Moon in September, has been found by NASA, the US space agency confirmed on Tuesday, lauding a Chennai-based techie who helped it trace the debris of India's ambitious lunar mission by spending hours comparing before and after images of the landing site. NASA's confirmation came nearly three months after India's Chandrayaan-2 mission made a hard landing near the uncharted lunar south pole in the wee hours of September 7. "The Chandrayaan2 Vikram lander has been found by...

CAB as important as move to nullify Article 370: Rajnath

New Delhi, December 3: The BJP leadership on Tuesday underscored the significance of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill by equating its importance with the move to nullify Article 370 provisions, with senior leader Rajnath Singh asking party MPs to be present in large numbers when Home Minister Amit Shah tables it in Parliament. The issue of absenteeism among BJP MPs from Parliament was also raised at the parliamentary party meeting, as Singh underlined Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dissatisfaction over lack of their adequate presence many times, sources said. Modi, who was...

Rajya Sabha passes bill to amend SPG Act

New Delhi, December 3: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill to amend the Act governing the elite-Special Protection Group (SPG) with Home Minister Amit Shah rejecting the opposition's charge of political vendetta and asserting the government was concerned about security of all 130 crore Indians and not just the Gandhi family. Replying to a debate on the SPG (Amendment) Bill, Shah said that the BJP does not carry out any action with a vindictive approach and it was the Congress that took many such decisions in the past....

Lionel Messi claims record sixth Ballon d’Or, Rapinoe wins women’s award

Lionel Messi with his six Ballon d'Or trophies. Photo: FC Barcelona PARIS, December 3: Lionel Messi claimed a record sixth men's Ballon d'Or award on Monday, beating Liverpool's four leading nominees to claim soccer's most prestigious individual trophy. The Argentine, who won the Liga title with Barcelona but only managed third place in the Copa America with his country, added to his 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015 trophies. He beat Virgil van Dijk, the runner-up, and third-placed Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal, who has won the award five times. "Ten...

‘One Nation One Ration Card’ to be effective nationwide from June: Paswan

New Delhi, December 3: The government's 'One Nation One Ration Card' initiative that will largely cover migrant labourers and daily wagers will come into force across the country from June 1, 2020, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday. Under the initiative, eligible beneficiaries would be able to avail their entitled food grains under the National Food Security Act from any Fair Price Shop (FPS) in the country using the same ration card. This would be made available after biometric/Aadhaar authentication on ePoS (electronic Point of Sale) devices, Paswan,...

DCW chief writes to Modi, demands rapists be hanged within 6 months of conviction

New Delhi, December 3: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Tuesday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding that rapists be hanged within six months of their conviction. Stressing that implementation of laws is important, she demanded that police resources be increased and their accountability fixed. "Merely making the law is not enough, it will also have to be implemented. You are requested to immediately implement the law of death sentence for all rapists in six months and all the necessary mechanisms should be started...

Australia to stop bilateral aid to Pakistan by next year: Report

Canberra, December 3: Australia would cease all bilateral aid to Pakistan, including support to programmes helping poor women and girls, as the funds were being redirected to meet new commitments in the Pacific, according to the latest Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) report. The report titled "Aid Program Performance report 2018-19 on Pakistan" said Pakistan bilateral aid programme will be reduced to 19 million Australian dollars in 2019-20, and will fully phase out during 2020-21. "However aid to Pakistan will continue through DFAT's regionally and globally funded programs,...

Cristiano Ronaldo crowned Serie A ‘Player of the Year’

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo poses with the trophy for best Italian Serie A player.(AP) MILAN, December 3: Cristiano Ronaldo was named the Italian league's player of the year on Monday following his debut season at Juventus. Ronaldo was at the Gran Gala del Calcio in Milan to collect his prize, instead of attending the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris where he was third in the voting for best player in the world. The Juventus forward turned up about an hour before the main award was announced, arriving more than two hours...
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