TOKYO: Most Japanese want a new prime minister to lead the massive rebuilding needed after last month’s earthquake and tsunami, newspaper polls showed on Monday, as the head of government was again scolded in parliament for his handling of the disaster.Read More »
KATHMANDU: Booker prize winner and social activist Arundhati Roy walked with comrades of a different kind in Kathmandu Monday on her maiden visit to the Himalayan republic.Read More »
TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: Japanese government today ordered the embattled operator of radiation-leaking Fukushima nuclear plant to urgently pay USD 12,000 in provisional compensation to each of 50,000 affected households near the facility, amid frantic efforts to tackle the atomic crisis.Read More »
JOHANNESBURG: Lenasia, the predominantly Indian suburb in south of the city, now has its first statue of Mahatma Gandhi, more than half-a-century after the area was developed by the South Africa’s apartheid government to settle all the Indians of the capital.Read More »
NEW YORK: The NATO forces would continue their action in Libya until the Libyan Leader, Mr Muammar Gadhafi is in power and a Libyan future including the strongman is “unthinkable”, the leaders of France, US and UK have said.Read More »
TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: As workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant continued to remove highly toxic water from reactors, hundreds of Japanese police personnel in protective gear today launched a massive search for tsunami victims in a 10-km zone around the radiation-leaking complex for the first time.Read More »
ROME: The Rome’s conservative mayor, Mr Gianni Alemanno received a letter and a bullet through the mail at his office in the town hall.
The typed letter was said to have been signed ‘The Armed Patriotic Groups’ (GAP) and was posted to Mr Alemanno with the bullet inside a yellow envelope. The items were being examined by police forensic experts.
PARIS: Condemning the ban imposed on ‘burqa’ in France, Muslim leaders and clerics today said the “undemocratic” move violates basic human rights and appealed to the government to raise the issue with the European nation.Read More »
ABUJA: Nigeria today started counting votes of the April 9 parliamentary elections, even as isolated poll violence killed at least 10 people and wounded several others during the polls, in Africa’s most populous nation.Read More »
TOKYO/FUKUSHIMA: Surveying the tsunami- ravaged northeast for the third time since the disaster struck a month ago, the Japanese Premier, Mr Naoto Kan today pledged all assistance to rebuild the region, where the radiation-leaking Fukushima nuclear plant is yet to be stabilised.Read More »