President to meet EC Nov 1

The meeting is a formality ahead of the announcement of the polls schedule, EC says

The Horseface chronicles

Trump calls Stormy Daniels ‘Horseface’ in gloating Twitter post

Danish Kaneria admits guilt in Westfield spot-fixing case

Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has admitted his role in a spot-fixing case involving former Essex team mate Mervyn Westfield after more than six years

Sirisena talking to Modi on the phone. Photo: Presidential Media Division, Sri Lanka

Sirisena phones Modi to deny India remarks

He denies reports that he alluded to India’s involvement in an alleged plot to assassinate him

WCS exhibition on marine wildlife starts Nov 1

The first-of-its-kind interactive exhibition will run at the Shilpakala Academy for five days

A staff member of FANUC checks its collaborative robot CR-35iA at World Robot Summit in Tokyo, Japan, Oct 17, 2018. Reuters

Robot market growth slows

An escalating trade war between the US and China has dampened manufacturers’ appetite for investment in equipment, says robot industry chief

Anthea Bell in 2013. “Translators,” she said, “are in the business of spinning an illusion: the illusion that the reader is reading not a translation, but the real thing.” The New York Times

Translator Anthea Bell dies

Translating is ‘like acting,’ said Bell , the rare practitioner who became a well-known name herself in bringing works by Kafka, Freud and other major writers to English audiences

Police wield their batons against demonstrators during a protest against the lifting of ban by Supreme Court that allowed entry of women of menstruating age to the Sabarimala temple, at the Nilakkal Base Camp in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, Oct 17, 2018. REUTERS

Clashes as protesters block women from India temple

Protesters barred women devotees and journalists from Sabarimala temple

Ayub Bachchu dies

The LRB frontman who popularised rock music in Bangladesh passed away on Thursday morning

President Donald Trump and King Salman of Saudi Arabia join Arab leaders for a family photo in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017. Trump said his administration has asked Turkish officials for an audio tape that they claim to have as evidence of the 2018 killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Audio record of Khashoggi killing found: Turkey

Senior Turkish official says they have evidence Saudi agents beheaded and dismembered the dissident journalist


President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk welcome Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to the ASEM leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 18, 2018. Reuters

EU to sign trade deal with Singapore

The ASEM brings together leaders representing 65 percent of global economic output

US President Donald Trump, flanked by Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Republican candidate for US Senate Martha McSally (R-AZ), participates in a roundtable discussion on defence issues at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, US Oct 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Saudi account of Khashoggi death inadequate: Trump

European leaders also pushed for more answers after Riyadh changed its story of the dissident journalist’s death

Ayub Bachchu dies

The LRB frontman who popularised rock music in Bangladesh passed away on Thursday morning