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Modi, Widodo visit Arjuna Chariot

PTI   Jakarta Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday visited the Arjuna Wijaya Chariot statue, one of the iconic monuments in the heart of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, during his first official visit to the key East Asian country. Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by Indonesia President Joko Widodo during his visit to the ‘Arjuna Wijaya Chariot’ (chariot of the victorious ... Read More »

Saudi outlaws sexual harassment

AFP   Riyadh Saudi Arabia has passed a new law to criminalise sexual harassment, state media said Wednesday, less than a month before the conservative kingdom lifts its decades-long ban on women driving. The kingdom’s Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, passed a draft law on Monday which would introduce a prison term of up to five years and a ... Read More »

Indian national dies in fall from Yosemite’s Half Dome trail in US

PTI   New York A 29-year-old Indian national fell to his death while ascending Yosemite National Park’s famous Half Dome trail, the US National Park Service has said. Asish Penugonda, who lived in New York City, was hiking with friends up the steep north side of Half Dome in the park when he slipped from the cables and fell to ... Read More »

Grieving families of MH370 want govt to continue search

PTI Singapore Some of the still grieving family members of the 239 people on the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, including Indians, have urged the new Malaysian government to renew the search for the plane after the latest, privately funded search ended today. The Malaysian Airlines flight disappeared on March 23, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, in ... Read More »

UK MPs probe unpublished UN ‘sex-for-food’ findings: report

AFP   London British MPs probing sexual abuse in the international charity sector are investigating an unpublished UN report from 2001 naming 15 major aid organisations implicated in a “sex-for-food” scandal, The Times newspaper reported Tuesday. The charities were listed in a probe by UN and Save the Children officials who collected testimony from children in West Africa that aid ... Read More »

Pak Army orders inquiry into revelations made by ex-ISI chief

PTI   Islamabad Pakistan’s powerful Army Monday ordered a Court of Inquiry into the revelations made by former ISI chief Lt Gen (retd) Asad Durrani and approached the government to place his name on the Exit Control List (ECL) to prevent him from leaving the country. Durrani, who headed the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency from August 1990 till March 1992, ... Read More »

Nepal’s key Madhesi party to join Oli govt

PTI   Kathmandu The Federal Socialist Forum, a key Madhesi party in Nepal, has decided to join the Nepal Communist Party government after an agreement that “appropriate” demands of the Madehsis will be addressed. Upendra Yadav, chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum, signed a two-point agreement with NCP chairpersons — K P Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ . ... Read More »

US delegation in N Korea to prepare for summit

PTI   Washington President Donald Trump Monday said a US team was in North Korea for preparatory talks ahead of a potential meeting between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, signalling that the much-talked about summit in Singapore on June 12 was back on track. “Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the ... Read More »

Carlo Cottarelli set to appoint technocrat PM amid political chaos

AFP Rome Italy’s President was set to appoint a pro-austerity economist as prime minister Monday as the country lurched into fresh political chaos after a bid by two populist parties to form a government collapsed. Carlo Cottarelli, an economist formerly with the International Monetary Fund, arrived at the presidential Quirinal palace on Monday morning, with a temporary technocrat government on ... Read More »

Indian-origin Sikh dies after being shot at in Ohio

NEW YORK: A 32-year-old Sikh truck driver, who was shot at two weeks ago in Ohio, has succumbed to his injuries, with prosecutors saying they will seek a murder charge against the accused in the case. Please like & share: Read More »