Wednesday , 19 September 2018

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Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA’s first female director

IANS   WASHINGTON The US Senate has approved Gina Haspel as the first female Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) despite her role in the spy agency’s brutal detention and interrogation programmes post-9/11 terror attacks. Haspel’s confirmation on Thursday in a 54-45 vote followed a partisan fight among senators about Haspel’s past ties to the CIA’s former rendition, detention ... Read More »

Indian envoy summoned in Pakistan over border firing

IANS   ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Friday summoned India’s High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria over “unprovoked ceasefire violations” by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and international border which it said left four civilians dead. The Foreign Office said that the Acting Foreign Secretary summoned the Indian envoy and “condemned the unprovoked firing” by Indian forces in Pukhlian, Cahprar, ... Read More »

Delhi will be world’s biggest city by 2028: UN

IANS   UNITED NATIONS Delhi will become the world’s largest city in a decade, according to the UN. “Tokyo remains the world’s largest city in the world with 37 million inhabitants. Delhi, however, is projected surpass Tokyo as the world’s largest agglomeration around the year 2028,” John Wilmoth, the Director of Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and ... Read More »

EU leaders urge Trump to open dialogue with Iran

IANS   SOFIA European Union leaders, upon their arrival to a summit in the Bulgarian capital on Thursday, underscored the importance of the Iran nuclear deal and urged US President Donald Trump to open a dialogue with Tehran to avoid destabilizing the region. French President Emmanuel Macron said the EU was willing to uphold the Iran nuclear pact regardless of ... Read More »

Death toll from listeria outbreak in South Africa rises to more than 200

REUTERS JOHANNESBURG The death toll from the world’s largest ever outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria has risen to 204, but the number of new cases has declined sharply after products were recalled, South African authorities said on Thursday. The health department recalled processed meat products known as “polony”, after the source of the outbreak was traced to a factory ... Read More »

Anti-terror court summons last 2 Pak witnesses in 26/11 case

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court today summoned the last two Pakistani prosecution witnesses in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case and directed officials to submit in the next hearing the “concrete response” on the availability of 27 Indian witnesses “so as to conclude the trial expeditiously”. Please like & share: Read More »

Indians among thousands being denied skilled visas to UK

LONDON: Indian engineers, IT professionals, doctors and teachers are among 6,080 skilled workers holding a UK job offer who were denied visas to the UK since December 2017, according to a data released today, indicating that Indians are likely to be the hardest hit by the country’s annual visa cap.    Please like & share: Read More »

55 Palestinians killed as US opens embassy in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM: At least 55 Palestinians were killed and 2,771 were injured on Monday as Israeli troops fired on demonstrators along the Gaza-Israel boundary protesting the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, making it the deadliest day of violence since the 2014 Gaza war. Please like & share: Read More »