Tuesday , 25 September 2018

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Indian-origin family targeted in UK hate crime arson attack

PTI London An Indian-origin family of four in the UK had a lucky escape when their house was targeted in an “unprovoked” arson attack which the police is treating as a hate crime. Mayur Karlekar, called as Mac Karlekar, and his wife Ritu and two young children were asleep in their home late on Saturday night when they were woken ... Read More »

Sharifs’ jail sentences suspended in corruption case

PTI Islamabad In a relief to the still-grieving Sharif family, a top Pakistani court suspended on Wednesday the jail sentences of the embattled former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law in a corruption case and ordered their release. A large number of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders, including Sharif’s brother, Shehbaz Sharif were present in the courtroom and ... Read More »

Christine Blasey Ford calls for FBI investigation

PTI Washington Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor claiming that US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her nearly 36 years ago, Wednesday demanded a “full investigation” by the FBI before she attends any Congressional hearing or “interrogation” into her accusations. Kavanaugh’s nomination plunged into chaos after Ford, 51, told ‘The Washington Post’ that she was ... Read More »

Need to create global consensus for fighting menace: Venkaiah Naidu

PTI Bucharest Terrorism is an enemy of humanity and there is a need to create the needed atmosphere and global consensus for fighting the menace, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said on Wednesday in Romania. Naidu, who is visiting the southeastern European country on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of India-Romania diplomatic relations, met President of Romania Klaus Werner Iohannis ... Read More »

Call for ‘sensible’ immigration system post-Brexit

London: India-born Nobel Prize winning biologist Venkatraman (Venki) Ramakrishnan has called for a “sensible” post-Brexit immigration system to ensure that mobility of scientists is maintained when Britain leaves the European Union (EU) next year. Please like & share: Read More »

Iran still ‘very important’ as US sanctions loom: OPEC

Fujairah (UAE): The head of OPEC said Tuesday that Iran remains “a very important member” of the oil cartel, as Tehran braces for a new round of US sanctions partially targeting its crude exports. Please like & share: Read More »

Pak parliamentary committee formed to probe into vote rigging

Islamabad: Pakistan government and the Opposition on Tuesday unanimously agreed to form a parliamentary committee to investigate allegations of rigging in the July 25 general elections in which the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf emerged as the single largest party. Please like & share: Read More »

Moon landing: S Korean leader arrives in Pyongyang for summit

Seoul: South Korea’s President and the North’s leader Kim Jong Un drove through the streets of Pyongyang together past thousands of cheering citizens Tuesday ahead of a summit where Moon Jae-in will seek to reboot stalled denuclearisation talks between North Korea and the United States. Please like & share: Read More »

Taliban attacks kill 27 members of Afghan security forces

AP   Kabul The Taliban launched multiple attacks on Afghan checkpoints as well as police and military bases in different parts of the country, killing at least 27 members of the security forces, Afghan officials said Monday. The attacks and the high casualty toll underscore the difficulties Afghan forces face in trying to secure the country on their own. The ... Read More »