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#MeToo: #MeToo: MJ Akbar quits as minister on eve of defamation hearing | India News

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: In the wake of several allegations of sexual harassment dating to his career as a newspaper editor and a day ahead of the first court hearing in a defamation case filed by him, M J Akbar resigned as junior minister for external affairs and said he would fight the “false accusations” in his personal capacity. “Since I have decided to seek justice in a court of law
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Juventus invite schoolchildren into stand closed for racist chanting vs. Napoli

[ad_1] Juventus are to ensure their Allianz Stadium will be full for the visit of Genoa at the weekend, in spite of a partial closure, by inviting schoolchildren to fill the gaps. The Bianconeri were ordered to close the Curva Sud after fans in that area of the stadium were heard making racist and territorial discriminatory chants during their recent win over Napoli. Their appeal against the closure was rejected, meaning
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Over 50 crore mobiles with Aadhaar KYC could be disconnected

[ad_1] NEW DELHI: There could be a fresh KYC headache for over 50 crore mobile connections, or almost half of India’s phone population. They stare at the prospect of disconnection if SIM cards procured on the basis of Aadhaar verification are not backed up by a fresh identification. The issue has come to the fore following the Supreme Court’s judgment on Aadhaar where the court barred private companies from using
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Tatas in talks to pick up stake in struggling Jet Airways

[ad_1] MUMBAI: Tata Group, the country's largest business conglomerate, has held preliminary talks to buy a large stake in the struggling Jet Airways, people aware of the matter have told TOI. The Naresh Goyal-founded Jet, which has delayed salaries to pilots and is staring at default on payments, has sought an equity collaboration. But Tata Sons, the parent of the $103 billion business behemoth, has sought management control. Tata has
Football

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini fit Jesse Lingard doubtful for Chelsea

[ad_1] France captain Hugo Lloris believes Paul Pogba gets judged unfairly because of the record transfer fee Manchester United paid for the midfielder in 2016. Steve Nicol suggests Marcus Rashford's lack of game time at Manchester United is affecting his sharpness with England, despite creating chances. Jon Champion says Jose Mourinho makes himself an easy target for criticism and explains why the Man United boss' antics make him uncomfortable. Romelu
Politics

Theresa May: Brexit deal possible with intensive work

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty "Intensive" work is needed to overcome differences on the Irish border and reach a Brexit deal, Theresa May says.Speaking in Brussels, where she hopes to convince her counterparts to back her plan, the UK prime minister said "considerable progress" had been made in recent weeks.She has held meetings with key figures before addressing leaders ahead of their dinner this evening.A senior EU official suggested Mrs May
Football

Manchester City may buy big but they sell smart as business model becomes a cash cow

[ad_1] In spite of speculation that Real Madrid are interested in the talented winger, Craig Burley doesn't think Raheem Sterling is quite at the level of a Galactico. Manchester City have spent a lot of money. It is both a refrain of Jose Mourinho's and the truth. Yet it is also true that a club with the fifth-highest turnover in world football are beginning to bring in a lot. City
Politics

Brexit: Commons vote must be ‘unequivocal’, says Raab

[ad_1] Image copyright UK Parliament/Mark Duffy The decision on whether MPs approve or reject any Brexit deal must be "unequivocal", ministers have said.Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said the outcome of the "meaningful vote" due to take place in Parliament must be "clear to the British public". In a letter to MPs, he suggests they will have to choose between whatever deal is on the table and no deal - and
Business

Trump launches process to quit 144-year-old postal treaty

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says the system for global postage charges puts the US at a disadvantage The US has announced plans to withdraw from a 144-year-old postal treaty, which the White House says lets China ship goods at unfairly low prices.The United Nations treaty sets lower international rates for packages from certain countries, a move originally designed to support poorer nations. But the US