Wednesday , 20 March 2019

World News

Travel-obsessed Indian couple was ‘intoxicated’

New York A travel-obsessed Indian couple, who  plunged 800ft to their deaths after taking a selfie at a scenic cliff in California’s popular Yosemite National Park, were “intoxicated” at the time of the incident, according to autopsy results. Vishnu Viswanath, 29, and his wife, Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, both engineers, were “intoxicated with ethyl alcohol” prior to falling 800 feet from ... Read More »

Pak halts Mumbai attack case hearing temporarily

PTI   Islamabad A Pakistani has temporarily halted the hearing of the 2008 Mumbai attack case to let the prosecutor produce more witnesses. Ten Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists had sailed into Mumbai from Karachi and carried out coordinated attacks, killing 166 people and injuring over 300 in November 2008. The trial, underway in an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan against seven activists, ... Read More »

Mastermind of military base attack killed: Afghan intelligence agency

IANS Kabul A Taliban commander, believed to be the mastermind of a deadly attack on a military base in Afghanistan that killed and injured a large number of troops earlier this week, has been brought down by security forces in an airstrike, the country’s intelligence agency said on Wednesday. The retaliatory strike by security forces followed the Monday attack by ... Read More »

Kamala Harris’ 2020 presidential bid excites Indian-Americans

PTI   Washington Kamala Harris’ plunge in the US presidential race has thrilled the Indian-American community which considers the first Indian-origin Senator’s “groundbreaking” announcement a “proud moment” and a reflection that Indian-Americans have finally arrived. Harris, 54, officially launched her campaign for the US presidential election in 2020 to take on President Donald Trump on Monday, saying she was “honoured” ... Read More »

China warns US, Canada against extradition of Huawei CFO to America

PTI   Beijing China on Tuesday warned the US and Canada that it will “take action” against them if they went ahead with the extradition of the CFO of Chinese telecom giant Huawei to America and accused both the countries of “abusing” their extradition treaty. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s global chief financial officer, was arrested in Canada on December 1 and ... Read More »

27 killed in deadly oil tanker-bus collision in Pak

PTI   Karachi At least 27 people were killed and over a dozen others injured when an oil tanker collided with a passenger bus in the Hub area of Pakistan’s Balochistan province, police said Tuesday. The accident took place in the Lasbela district on Monday when the bus, travelling to Panjgur from Karachi and carrying 40 passengers, was hit by ... Read More »

Nawaz Sharif shifted to hospital from jail

PTI   Lahore Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a seven-year imprisonment in a Lahore jail, was rushed to a hospital on Tuesday after he complained of heart related complications. Sharif, 69, was taken to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology Lahore from Kot Lakhpat Jail in high security. Wearing off-white shalwar qameez and blue waistcoat, Sharif chose ... Read More »

Indian-origin senator Kamala jumps into US presidential race

PTI   WASHINGTON Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin senator, Monday officially launched her campaign for the US presidential election in 2020 to take on President Donald Trump, saying she was “honoured” to announce her bid on a day when Americans celebrated Martin Luther King Jr, who sought inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi. A rising party star and vocal critic of President ... Read More »

EU citizens in UK can apply to stay after Brexit

IANS   London Citizens from the European Union member states who are currently living in the UK and who wish to stay in the country after it leaves the bloc, would from Monday be able to apply for a scheme allowing them to do so, according to the British government. The Home Office has opened the process up to some ... Read More »

Disqualification of Pakistan’s ex-president Zardari sought

PTI   Islamabad Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party on Monday filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking the disqualification of former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chief Asif Ali Zardari. Khurram Sher Zaman, a Member of Sindh Assembly from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, filed the disqualification petition against 63-year-old Zardari in the apex court, Geo TV reported. ... Read More »