Monday , 16 July 2018

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World gathers to tackle climate change challenges

Da Nang (Vietnam): World leaders and officials from over 100 nations,  including India, top heads of UN agencies and multilateral financial institutions, scientists and  activists gathered in this Vietnamese city on Sunday for the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF)  Assembly to tackle global climate change challenges. Please like & share: Read More »

Pak rejects allegation of preventing Indian envoy from visiting Gurduwara 

Islamabad: Pakistan Sunday rejected the allegations that Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria was denied access to a famous Sikh Gurduwara near here, saying the diplomat had agreed to cancel his visit following the protests by the Sikh pilgrims against the release of controversial movies in India. Please like & share: Read More »

Indian students visa policy: London Mayor condemns UK

PTI   LONDON London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said he will continue to lobby the UK government to change its rules around immigration as he branded the exclusion of Indians from an easier student visa application regime as “offensive” and a “wasted opportunity”. Dismissing UK government claims over visa overstayers from India, Khan said the evidence did not back up ... Read More »

Trump’s treatment of migrants crime against humanity: Indian-origin Senator

IANS   WASHINGTON Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris has accused the Trump administration of committing “crimes against humanity” after she visited an immigration and detention facility in California and met migrant mothers separated from their children. Harris joined hundreds of protesters along the San Diego border with Mexico on Friday to denounce Trump for his zero-tolerance immigration policy, which has separated ... Read More »

DNA on napkin cracks 32-year-old case

IANS   WASHINGTON DNA evidence from a discarded restaurant napkin was used to identify a suspect in the slaying of a 12-year-old girl in 1986 in Seattle, Washington, police said. Gary Hartman, 66, was arrested on Wednesday and has been charged with murder in the first degree and rape in the first degree, Tacoma Police Chief Don Ramsdell said at ... Read More »

India seeks Cuba’s help in empowering developing nations

IANS HAVANA President Ram Nath Kovind has urged Cuba to lead alongside to empower the developing nations, seeking to “play a leading role in enhancing the South-South cooperation”. Marking the end of the first visit by an Indian leader to the Caribbean island in more than six decades, Kovind here on Friday expressed his wish that Cuba and India “claim ... Read More »

Nearly 100 Indians held at 2 detention centres in US

PTI   WASHINGTON The Indian mission in the US has established contact with two immigration detention centres where nearly 100 Indians, mostly from Punjab, are detained for illegally entering the country through its southern border. According to officials, around 40-45 Indians are at a federal detention centre in the Southern American State of New Mexico while 52 Indians, mostly Sikhs ... Read More »

Hafiz Saeed’s son, son-in-law among 265 JuD candidates in Pak

PTI   Lahore Mumbai-terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s son and his son-in-law are among 265 candidates fielded by the Jamaat-ud -Dawah for national and provincial assembly seats across Pakistan in the July 25 general election, with the banned group’s political wing vowing to make the country a “citadel of Islam.” Saeed, who also carries a US$ 10 million American bounty ... Read More »

New Zealand PM gives birth to healthy baby girl

AFP   Auckland New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl in an Auckland hospital Thursday, becoming only the second world leader to do so while in office. It was the first child for the 37-year-old and her 40-year-old partner Clarke Gayford, with the new arrival weighing in at 3.3 kilogrammes (7.3 pounds). “I’m sure we’re ... Read More »

Trump’s order on family separation slammed

PTI   Washington Indian-American lawmakers and rights activists have slammed US President Donald Trump for his new executive order that calls for indefinite detention of families who illegally enter the country even though it stopped the practice of separation of children from their parents. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal said Trump’s new executive order allows for indefinite detention of families which is ... Read More »