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Paris hit by travel misery after strike

Commuters wait to board a train, in Gare du Nord railway station, in Paris, on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019.AP AddThis Sharing Buttons Parisian commuters faced travel misery on Friday as metro workers went on strike over plans to reduce their retirement privileges under President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms. …

Fish Marketing Society members thank officials

Ongole: The members of the Ongole Fish Marketing Society have thanked joint director of fisheries department Balarama Murthy, assistant director Usha Rani, FDO Kiran Kumar and other officials for cooperating and extending all support to form the society in the town. The society president Pedasingu Srinivasa Rao, vice president …

Bike insurance expired? Here’s what you should do

After the implementation of the new Motor Vehicle Act, fines for driving uninsured vehicles have increased. Here is how you can renew your lapsed policy or buy a new one. BL Research Bureau Across country, there has been a maddening rush to renew lapsed insurance policies by motorists, …

Traffic law quandary for bikes & scooters

A family of three on a bike at Karam Toli Chowk in Ranchi on Wednesday(Manob Chowdhary) AddThis Sharing Buttons An iconic image of middle-class India, a child riding with parents on a two-wheeler, depicts an offence according to the amended Motor Vehicles Act that came into force across …

Education has been reduced to cracking exams

Ashutosh Sharma, Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, with Pune Resident Editor Amitabh Sinha in The Indian Express newsroom Amit Mehra ASHUTOSH SHARMA: The good news is that our budget has been doubled. So you can’t complain about a lack of resources. In terms of scientific output, India …

Sportswashing: how Saudi Arabia lobbies the US’s largest sports bodies

 Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the kingdom’s General Sports Authority to set up a Sports Development Fund to bolster sports activity in the country. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images Last month, the foreign registration documentation for Saudi Arabia’s 2018 lobbying campaign in the United States were made …