North and South Korea will discuss the details for their planned joint bid for the 2032 Olympics later this month to follow up on an ambitious agreement reached between their leaders in September. "The South and North agreed to...discuss the issue of South-North joint hosting of the 2032 Summer Olympics around the end of the month at the joint liaison office," read a joint statement issued after a high-level meeting Monday. The February Games saw athletes from the two Koreas march together at the opening ceremony behind a unification flag showing an undivided peninsula, and the first unified Olympic team, in women's ice hockey. North Korea's participation in hosting the Summer Games, which include thousands of athletes from around the world and an even larger number of spectators, would be a watershed event requiring a degree of openness and financial muscle now lacking in the isolated and impoverished country. It would also force an extraordinary level of cooperation between two Cold War foes that have no formal avenues for regular contact and are still technically at war.
October 15, 2018 13:07 UTC
Third seed Ramkumar Ramanathan was knocked out of the ATP Challenger event in Ningbo, China after a stupendous start but his compatriot Prajnesh Gunneswaran advanced to the second round on Monday. Ramkumar took the opening set for the loss of just one game but Korea's Yunseong Chung turned the tables on the Indian, winning the opening round match 1-6 7-6(7) 7-6 (2) in two hours and 16 minutes. Left-handed Prajnesh moved to the pre-quarterfinals after taming Mohammad Safwat 7-6(2) 6-2 in one hour and 29 minutes. The 21-year-old Nagal, who has made a number of first round exit this season, is placed 312 in the world. He will open his campaign against Spaniard Roberto Carballes Baena, ranked 18 places above him at number 82.
October 15, 2018 13:07 UTC
Malaika Arora and her son Arhaan Khan were seen in the Bandra area. Tanushree Dutta, who is busy battling a court case with Nana Patekar, nonetheless took time out to go for a dandiya event with sister Ishita Dutta and her husband Vatsal Sheth. Raveena Tandon was spotted at pet shop while Khushi Kapoor was spotted at the Olive restaurant. Bhumi Pednekar was seen at the restaurant Bastian while Jacqueline Fernandez was seen at pali village. Tanushree Dutta and Vatsal Sheth at dream Dandiya(All pictures by Viral Bhayani)Follow @htshowbiz for moreFirst Published: Oct 15, 2018 18:35 IST
October 15, 2018 13:06 UTC
The defamation suit against Priya Ramani comes amid widespread calls on social media for M.J. Akbar’s resignation from his post as the minister of state for external affairs. Photo: HTNew Delhi: Journalist-turned-politician M.J. Akbar on Monday filed a criminal defamation case against Priya Ramani, the first woman journalist to publicly accuse him of harassment, a day after issuing a statement denying charges of sexual assault andharassment levelled against him. More than 10 women, apart from Mint Lounge columnist Priya Ramani have over the past few days recounted instances of alleged sexual misconduct by Akbar. The criminal defamation case was filed in the Patiala House court in New Delhi, seeking relief under Sections 499 and 500 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. The last high profile defamation case seen was Union finance minister Arun Jaitley’s defamation case (civil and criminal) against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders alleging financial irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association during his tenure as president of the association.
October 15, 2018 13:03 UTC
सीबीआई ने पुलिस की एक साल से अधिक की जांच के बाद पिछले साल 16 मई को जांच का जिम्मा अपने हाथों में लिया था. इससे पहले बीते 8 अक्टूबर को दिल्ली उच्च न्यायालय ने इस मामले में सीबीआई को 'क्लोजर रिपोर्ट ' दाखिल करने की इजाजत दे दी थी.दिल्ली हाईकोर्ट नजीब की मां फातिमा नफीस के इस आरोप से सहमत नहीं हुआ था कि सीबीआई राजनीतिक मजबूरियों के चलते क्लोजर रिपोर्ट रिपोर्ट दाखिल करना चाहती है. सीबीआई ने कहा कि इसने मामले के हर पहलू की जांच की. उसका मानना है कि लापता छात्र के खिलाफ कोई अपराध नहीं किया गया है. इसका ब्योरा शिकायतकर्ता के साथ साझा करने की जरूरत नहीं है.पीठ ने कहा था कि सीबीआई के क्लोजर रिपोर्ट दाखिल कर देने के बाद शिकायतकर्ता इसका विरोध करते हुए एक याचिका दायर कर सकती हैं.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of a Saudi journalist in Turkey and the U.S. reaction (all times local):8:55 a.m.President Donald Trump says he has spoken to the king of Saudi Arabia, who denies any knowledge of what happened to a Saudi journalist who visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and then disappeared and is feared dead. Trump tweets, "Just spoke to the King of Saudi Arabia who denies any knowledge of whatever may have happened 'to our Saudi Arabian citizen.'" Trump says he's dispatching Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) to meet with the king of Saudi Arabia to try to find out what happened to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Trump said Monday the Saudis told him they are working closely with Turkey to find an answer. Two leading Republican senators said Congress stands ready to act, including a possible halt of military sales, if President Donald Trump doesn't.
October 15, 2018 12:56 UTC
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar believes every woman must be given the dignity she deserves. In the midst of the #MeToo wave in India, she says nobody could mess around with her and get away with it. No one could mess around with me and get away with it. There were many books written about you. These authors have not even asked me if they can write books on me.
October 15, 2018 12:56 UTC
It’s no secret now that the internet loves a good optical illusion. Twitter user Marty Mula shared the picture last week saying he thought “this was her neck”. Several people have been left confused about what they see in the picture - making it go completely viral. Why tf I thought this was her neck pic.twitter.com/4gMnOlTegc — MartyMula (@LilMaarty) October 7, 2018Can you tell what the picture shows? “Been staring for five minutes and if it’s not a neck, I’m stupid,” says one Twitter user.
October 15, 2018 12:55 UTC
Dainik Bhaskar Oct 15, 2018, 06:30 PM ISTयूटिलिटी डेस्क. दस साल पुराने छेड़छाड़ के मामले में बीते दिनों बॉलीवुड एक्ट्रेस तनुश्री दत्ता ने नाना पाटेकर के खिलाफ एफआईआर दर्ज कराई। तनुश्री की कम्प्लेन पर मुम्बई के ओशिवारा थाने की पुलिस ने नाना के खिलाफ आईपीसी की धारा 354A और 509 के तहत केस दर्ज किया है।नाना के खिलाफ एफआईआर दर्ज कराए जाने के बाद लोगों के मन में सवाल उठने कि अगर मामले में नाना को दोषी करार दिया गया तो उन्हें कितनी सजा दी जाएगी। लोगों के इसी सवाल को ध्यान में रखते हुए हमने मध्य प्रदेश हाईकोर्ट में क्रिमिनल मामलों के वकील प्रमोद सक्सेना से बात की। उनके अनुसार, इस मामले में नाना को कोई सजा नहीं हो सकती।इसलिए नहीं मिल सकती सजा
October 15, 2018 12:50 UTC
(Source: Sonam Kapoor/Instagram)Trust Sonam Kapoor to floor one with her sartorial choices. The Veere Di Wedding actor was recently spotted wearing an all-white ensemble and she carried it off like only she could have. Styled by Rhea Kapoor, the actor donned an outfit by Rahul Misra that consisted of a white dress, layered with a matching jacket. In the past, with the same elan the actor had carried off floral on floral and grey on grey. ALSO READ | Sonam Kapoor effortlessly pulls off floral on floral; see picsSonam Kapoor was at Bengaluru for an event.
October 15, 2018 12:45 UTC
Canadian cannabis companies have been involved in at least 97 announced acquisitions and investments with a combined value of $8.06 billion this year. Photo: BloombergMarijuana has fuelled about $8 billion of deals in Canada this year, with Canopy Growth Corp. and Aurora Cannabis Inc. among the most active. Canadian cannabis companies have been involved in at least 97 announced acquisitions and investments with a combined value of $8.06 billion this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That surpassed activity for all of 2017, which saw 31 deals valued at about $1.16 billion, and the $361 million from 27 deals in 2016. Aurora did a C$230 million sale of convertible debentures in January, the same month Canopy raised C$200.7 million in a stock sale.
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However, at this pandal, it’s about making it easy for visually challenged people to enjoy the festivities with as much fervour as everyone else. ALSO READ | A Kolkata Durga Puja pandal pays tribute to sex workersAt the mouth of the path leading up to the pandal, is a huge façade of Ma Durga made from 22,000 screws. At this pandal, visually challenged people are invited to have a wholesome experience of the festival. Special artefacts have been made for the visually challenged to experience the essence of Durga Puja through paper artworks and braille. Finally, they could enjoy the Durga Puja festival in all its splendour.
October 15, 2018 12:43 UTC
Actor Kritika Sharma has accused Bollywood casting director Vicky Sidana of attempted rape almost six years ago. She was asked to enact a scene which had a lot of abusive words and she found it difficult to mouth the words. Unable to find an accommodation, she called Vicky who promised to find some place with his female friends for her to stay. The actor allegedly kept pleading with him “to let her go” but he refused to stop. Kritika ended her narration saying that people should stop protecting such people, that he did ‘something bad’ to her and that they should at least stop saying “he’s a nice guy because he’s not.”Vicky Sidana is yet to respond to HT’s request for a comment.
October 15, 2018 12:33 UTC
October 15, 2018 12:33 UTC
Writer-producer Vinta Nanda has accused Alok Nath of sexually assaulting herFilm and television actor Alok Nath on Monday responded to the show-cause notice sent to him by the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association. The notice was sent to Alok post sexual assault charges against him by veteran writer-producer Vinta Nanda. In his response, the actor has said that he is not liable or answerable to any organisation since no formal police complaint has been filed by the accused. Alok Nath’s lawyer says the actor is not liable to any organisationAlok Nath has responded to IFTDA’s noticeAlso read | Bollywood actor Alok Nath files Re 1 defamation case against Vinta NandaVinta Nanda had first alleged in a Facebook post that she was sexually violated by an actor known for his “sanskaari” image. “It is Alok Nath.
October 15, 2018 12:26 UTC