Tuesday , 11 December 2018

World News

2 Indian-origin women on Forbes list

PTI   New York Indian-origin technology executives Jayshree Ullal and Neerja Sethi have made it to the Forbes’ list of America’s 60 richest self-made women, with 21-year-old reality-TV star and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner the youngest to be featured in the power list. Ullal is ranked 18th in the list of 60 self-made women, having a net worth of 1.3 billion ... Read More »

Half a million Britons suffer poorest levels of well-being

IANS   London Over half a million people in Britain, representing 1 per cent of the total population, were estimated to suffer the poorest levels of personal well-being, an analysis has  revealed. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) used the three-year dataset covering the period from January 2014 to December 2016 from the Annual Population Survey, Britain’s largest household survey ... Read More »

Pakistan Chief Justice denies giving order to place Zardari, sister on ECL

IANS   Islamabad Pakistan’s Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Thursday denied that he had ordered placement of former President Asif Zardari and his (Zardari’s) sister Faryal Talpur on the Exit Control List (ECL) in connection with a probe into illegal transactions through 29 fake bank accounts. According to a Dawn report on Thursday, Attorney General Khalid Javed earlier told the ... Read More »

Legalising same-sex marriage will improve health care access for gays: study

IANS New York Legalizing same-sex marriage will offer the LGBT community a chance to significantly improve their quality of life by getting easy access to health services and care, a study has found. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community often face barriers to availing of health services, including of insurance, besides stigma and discrimination. “A very ... Read More »

Thai boys were passed “sleeping” through cave: rescue diver

AFP   Chiang Rai (Thailand) The boys rescued from a Thai cave were passed “sleeping” on stretchers through the treacherous pathways, a former Thai Navy SEAL who was the last diver to leave the Tham Luang complex told AFP today. The details of the complex operation are among the first to emerge from a rescue effort to save 12 boys ... Read More »

Zakir Naik thanks Malaysian PM for not deporting him

PTI   Kuala Lumpur Controversial Muslim preacher Zakir Naik, wanted in India for alleged terror activities and money laundering, has thanked Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for not deporting him and promised not to break any laws of the country. India had made a formal extradition request for Naik, who left the country in 2016, to be returned to the country ... Read More »

Sharif, Maryam will have to apply for ‘Better Class’ jail facility

PTI Lahore Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif will be sent to a jail in the ‘Better Class’ category by virtue of being a former parliamentarian, but his daughter Maryam Nawaz can avail the facility only if she proves that she has paid at least Rs 600,000 as annual income tax, according to authorities. Sharif and Maryam were convicted by a ... Read More »

Cement factories in Pak barred from using potable water

PTI   Islamabad Pakistan’s Supreme Court Tuesday barred cement factories in the vicinity of the historic Katas Raj temple complex in Chakwal district of Punjab province from using potable water, as it rebuked the private cement factories for putting profits before the environment, a media report said. The court in November last year took suo motu notice of the issue ... Read More »

Bail extended for ex-PM Zia in corruption case

PTI   Dhaka A court in Bangladesh Tuesday once again extended the bail granted to imprisoned former prime minister Khaleda Zia in a corruption case after her lawyer sought an extension citing her illness. The bail of the 72-year-old three-time former premier and opposition leader in the Zia Charitable Trust graft case has been extended at least five times since ... Read More »