Tuesday , 11 December 2018

World News

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 »

EU, non-EU nationals to face similar post-Brexit immigration rules: May

PTI   London British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday gave the first major indication that immigration rules for non-EU citizens such as Indians are set to be closely aligned with those for European Union nationals once Britain has left the economic bloc by next year. The UK is at present bound by the EU’s freedom of movement rules, which ... Read More »

Passenger’s laptop explodes causing injuries, panic in Spain

IANS   Madrid Several travellers were treated for injuries and anxiety attacks after a laptop being carried by a passenger exploded and caught fire aboard a Madrid metro train on Monday, filling a carriage with smoke, authorities said. The fire generated a large amount of smoke, forced the evacuation of the train and interrupted traffic on line 9 between the ... Read More »

Sharifs sent back to jail after end of parole

PTI   Lahore Pakistan’s former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were sent back to the jail on Monday after the end their five-day parole to attend the funeral of Begum Kulsoom who died last week in London after battling with cancer. Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) M Safdar, currently serving jail terms in the Adiala ... Read More »

Kavanaugh’s accuser willing to talk to Congress, lawyer says

AP   Washington The woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her is willing to tell her story in public to a Senate panel considering his nomination to the Supreme Court, her lawyer said Monday. Kavanaugh had been on a smooth confirmation track, but the new allegations have roiled that process. Republican senators have expressed concern over a woman’s ... Read More »