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Pak-origin MP Sajid Javid appointed new UK home secretary

PTI London Pakistani-origin MP Sajid Javid was Monday appointed as Britain’s new Home Secretary, hours after his predecessor Amber Rudd resigned after admitting that she had “inadvertently misled” Parliament over the existence of deportation targets for immigrants. Javid, the son of a Pakistani bus driver whose family migrated to Britain in the 1960s, was promoted from his Cabinet post of ... Read More »

Double Kabul suicide bombing kills 25, including eight journalists

AP Kabul A coordinated double suicide bombing by the Islamic State group hit central Kabul this morning, killing at least 25 people, including eight journalists, officials said. An AFP photographer and a cameraman for a local TV station were among the fatalities, the police said. At least 45 people were wounded in the twin attacks, according to Kabul police spokesman, ... Read More »

Indian-origin woman, grandparents killed in fire: report

PTI New York An Indian-origin woman and her grandparents died and her two children were injured after a fast-moving blaze swept through their home in the US as they celebrated a relative’s upcoming wedding, a media report said. Harleen Maggo and her paternal grandparents Ragvir Kaur-Kainth, 82 and Pyara Kainth 87, died in the tragic incident late Saturday. Maggo’s two ... Read More »

Financial mismanagement at Singapore’s Hindu Temple

PTI Singapore Two office bearers at a Hindu temple in Singapore’s Little India precinct have been suspended after an inquiry commission found “severe” financial mismanagement by its administration. The Commissioner of Charities (COC) said that, between January 1, 2011 and July 31, 2014, there were multiple instances of “severe mismanagement” in the administration of the Sri Veeramakaliamman temple, which obtained ... Read More »

Pak removes chief prosecutor of Mumbai terror attack case

PTI Lahore Pakistan’s Interior Ministry has abruptly removed the chief prosecutor from the Mumbai terror attack case for “not taking the government line”, an official said Sunday, in a major setback to India’s efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice. Ten Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists had sailed into Mumbai from Karachi and carried out coordinated attacks, killing 166 people and injuring ... Read More »

Blast at India-developed hydroelectricity project in Nepal

PTI Kathmandu A bomb exploded Sunday at the  office of a hydroelectricity project being developed with  Indian assistance in eastern Nepal, an official said, weeks  before its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The compound wall of the 900 MW Arun III Hydroelectric  Power Plant’s office in Tumlingtar area, nearly 500 km from  here, was damaged in the explosion, said ... Read More »

Kim offers to close nuclear site, invite US experts

AFP Seoul North Korea promised to close its atomic test site next month and invite US weapons experts to the country, Seoul said Sunday, as US President Donald Trump expressed optimism about securing a nuclear deal with the secretive regime. The reported pledge from Kim Jong Un follows weeks of whirlwind diplomacy that saw the leaders of North and South ... Read More »

Trump elated at Korean thaw

agencies   WASHINGTON US President Donald Trump said Saturday that “things are going very well” after talking with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in about an upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. “Just had a long and very good talk with President Moon of South Korea. Things are going very well, time and location of meeting with North ... Read More »

Modi, Xi stroll by lake, have a boat ride in Wuhan

K Varma | PTI   WUHAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday walked together along a sidewalk on the shores of the picturesque East Lake here and later took an hour-long boat ride for “peace, prosperity and development” in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Modi and Xi on Saturday began their last round of one-on-one ... Read More »