Paris, April 25 (UiTV/IANS) - French presidential front-runner representing the far-right National Front (FN) Marine Le Pen said that she would step down as the party's leader to focus on gathering large number of voters ahead of the decisive round in May.
"I have always considered that the President of the Republic is the President of all the French and must gather all the French, but it is necessary to translate words into act," she told France 2 public television on Monday.
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), April 25 (UiTV/IANS) - Terming the BJP as a party that endorses the ideology of polarisation and riots, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee on Tuesday urged people not to join the party at any cost.
"I will urge everyone, whatever you do, do not join BJP. This political party creates polarisation among people, fuels violence and riot, and makes people fight with each other," Banerjee said at a public meeting in West Bengal's Cooch Behar.
Kabul, April 25 (UiTV/IANS) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met with visiting US Defense Secretary James Mattis, ahead of expected decision on more US troops for militancy-hit country, government officials said.
According to a statement by the Afghan Presidential Palace on Monday, the two sides discussed the security situation of Afghanistan and the region, fight against terrorism and bilateral ties, Xinhua news agency reported.
"Both sides talked over bilateral relations and cooperation. They also discussed fighting terrorism, narcotics and corruption," the statement added.
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China, April 25 (Uitv) - The Belt and Road Initiative has been given a sweeping push by the Chinese. They have now scheduled an International Cooperation meet from 14th to 15th May in Beijing. President Xi Jinping will host the meet. Leaders from 28 countries and delegates from 110 countries are expected to attend the meet. Also in attendance will be the UN Secretary General and representatives of large numbers of organisations
First of all, from a historical and cultural perspective, India has always been on the Belt and Road.
Today’s Belt and Road Initiative is stretching in two directions, the land and the sea, roughly similar to the ancient Silk Road network. The Belt and Road Initiative is the inheritance and upgrade of the ancient Silk Road, as well as the revival of the ancient Silk Road and Asia.
Second, from the perspective of reality, India has already closely linked to the Belt and Road Initiative.
China is strongly pushing for the integration of the development strategies between the Belt and Road Initiative and Shanghai Cooperation Organization and its member states
North America ( USA, Canada, Mexico)
South America (Guyana,Surinam,Brazil)
Africa (Mauritius,South Africa, Kenya)
Hollywood / Bollywood
Tokyo, April 25 (UITV/IANS)- Actress Zoe Saldana says she gets insecure and conscious as soon as camera starts rolling.
When asked her about other genres she wants to explore, Saldana said that she wants to try her hand at comedy.
"It is so funny because whenever the camera are not on, I am much more comfortable with being myself. I get so insecure and self-aware when the cameras are on," Saldana told IANS during a Disney press meet for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" here.
Education / Universities
London, April 25 (UITV/IANS)- A solution to the global problem of plastic waste is in sight as researchers have discovered that the larva of wax worm has the ability to degrade plastic -- which is incredibly resistant to breaking down.
The researchers believe that the findings, published in the journal Current Biology could help devise a biotechnological solution to managing polyethylene waste.
"We have found that the larva of a common insect, Galleria mellonella, is able to biodegrade one of the toughest, most resilient, and most used plastics: polyethylene," said Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of...
Science & Technology
Washington, April 25 (UITV/IANS)- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has completed its last close brush with Saturn's hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set of 22 orbits around the ringed planet.
In its final close approach to Titan on April 21, the spacecraft passed at an altitude of about 979 kilometres above the moon's surface and Cassini transmitted its images and other data to Earth following the encounter, NASA said in a statement on Monday.
Scientists with Cassini's radar investigation will be looking this week at their final set of new radar images of the hydrocarbon seas and lakes that spread across Titan's north polar region....