JOHANNESBURG: Lenasia, the predominantly Indian suburb in south of the city, now has its first statue of Mahatma Gandhi, more than half-a-century after the area was developed by the South Africa’s apartheid government to settle all the Indians of the capital.Read More »
NEW YORK: The NATO forces would continue their action in Libya until the Libyan Leader, Mr Muammar Gadhafi is in power and a Libyan future including the strongman is “unthinkable”, the leaders of France, US and UK have said.Read More »
TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: As workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant continued to remove highly toxic water from reactors, hundreds of Japanese police personnel in protective gear today launched a massive search for tsunami victims in a 10-km zone around the radiation-leaking complex for the first time.Read More »
ROME: The Rome’s conservative mayor, Mr Gianni Alemanno received a letter and a bullet through the mail at his office in the town hall.
The typed letter was said to have been signed ‘The Armed Patriotic Groups’ (GAP) and was posted to Mr Alemanno with the bullet inside a yellow envelope. The items were being examined by police forensic experts.
PARIS: Condemning the ban imposed on ‘burqa’ in France, Muslim leaders and clerics today said the “undemocratic” move violates basic human rights and appealed to the government to raise the issue with the European nation.Read More »
ABUJA: Nigeria today started counting votes of the April 9 parliamentary elections, even as isolated poll violence killed at least 10 people and wounded several others during the polls, in Africa’s most populous nation.Read More »
TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: Surveying the tsunami- ravaged northeast for the third time since the disaster struck a month ago, the Japanese Premier, Mr Naoto Kan today pledged all assistance to rebuild the region, where the radiation-leaking Fukushima nuclear plant is yet to be stabilised.Read More »
JERUSALEM: Israel today vowed to respond “most harshly” if Gaza-based militant outfits continued to fire rocket and mortar shells in its southern territories, as an informal ceasefire between the two sides appeared in sight following the death of 19 Palestinians in Israeli pounding of the coastal Strip.Read More »
NICOSIA: Syrian security forces have killed a total of 28 people, human rights activists said today.Read More »
ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court Saturday adjourned the trial of LeT’s Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks till April 16 after hearing arguments on an application filed by defence lawyers to expedite the proceedings.Read More »