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Thomas sent to judicial custody

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | Parvesh Sharma | Gurugram | in Sunday Pioneer

Francis Thomas, North India head of Ryan International School, was sent to judicial custody till September 18. Francis Thomas and coordinator and Human Resource (HR) chief Jeyus Thomas were arrested on September 10 under section 75 of the Juvenile Justice Act. Jeyus is already in judicial custody. Ashok Kumar, the prime...

CBSE showcauses Ryan, says it failed in basic security measures

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The CBSE on Saturday issued a show- cause notice to Ryan International School, Gurgaon, asking why its affiliation should not be withdrawn and said it had failed to observe “basic security measures”. A two-member fact finding committee set up by CBSE following the murder of seven-year-old Pradhuman Kumar last week...

Teen arrested for London Tube bombing

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | IANS | LONDON | in Sunday Pioneer

An 18-year-old was arrested on Saturday in connection with the terror attack on a London Tube train that left 29 people injured. The youth was detained in the port area of Dover by Kent Police over the Friday morning rush hour attack at the Parsons Green station in southwest London, BBC...

US should stop threats over N Korea: China

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | Agencies | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

China's ambassador to Washington called on the United States on Friday to refrain from making threats over North Korea, which a day earlier launched another missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean. Ambassador Cui Tiankai told reporters at an embassy event: "Honestly, I think the United States should be doing ......

UN reform a top priority for Trump: Nikki Haley

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

US President Donald Trump will make his debut on the United Nations stage on Tuesday with his address to the annual General Assembly session, setting out his global priorities and pushing for long-pending UN reforms against the backdrop of the deepening North Korean nuclear challenge. Trump, who as presidential candidate denounced...

Indian workers’ fate unknown: Iraqi PM

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | AP | Baghdad | in Sunday Pioneer

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the fate of 39 Indians captured by the Islamic State group when the extremists initially overran Mosul three years ago is still unknown. Al-Abadi says the situation is "still under investigation at the moment. I cannot comment any further," in an exclusive interview with The...

36 Burundi refugees killed in clashes with Congo forces: UN

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | AP | Bujumbura | in Sunday Pioneer

At least 36 Burundian refugees have been killed in clashes with Congolese security forces who allegedly fired indiscriminately at protesters, the United Nations envoy to Congo said on Saturday. Maman Sidikou said he was "deeply shocked" at the violence. Another 117 people were wounded and one Congolese officer was killed, he...

Iran asks EU to ensure US compliance with nuclear deal

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | IANS | Tehran | in Sunday Pioneer

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the EU will press the US to abide by its commitments to the nuclear deal reached in 2015, Tehran Times daily reported. "We expect the European Union to fully implement the nuclear deal, known as JCPOA, and press the US to be committed...

Egyptian court confirms Morsi's life sentence

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | PTI | Cairo | in Sunday Pioneer

An Egyptian court on Saturday upheld the life sentence against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in what is known as the Qatar espionage case. The Court of Cassation, Egypt's highest appeal court, rejected the former president's appeal and said the ruling is "final and unappealable," state-run MENA news agency reported. The...

Bangladesh begins vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh Rohingya children

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | IANS | ArrayDhaka | in Sunday Pioneer

A rubella and polio vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh children of Rohingya refugees started in Bangladesh on Saturday as the country witnesses an influx of people fleeing persecution in Myanmar. All the children, aged between six months and 15 years, will be vaccinated for rubella (measles), Cox's Bazar Civil Surgeon Abdus...



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Matikala Board to hold ‘Mati ki Mehak’ exhibition-cum-sale

26 Sep 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh Matikala Board is organising ‘Mati ki Mehak’ exhibition-cum-sale and state level prize distribution ceremony at Gauhar Mahal on September 26. The ceremony will be inaugurated by Cottage and Gramodyog Minister Antar Singh Arya at 7 pm...

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