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Lebanese PM resigns amid tensions with Hezbollah

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | AP | Beirut | in Sunday Pioneer

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post on Saturday during a trip to Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions. In a televised address from Riyadh, Hariri fired a vicious tirade against Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah group for what...

Spain’s most wanted: Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | AFP | Barcelona | in Sunday Pioneer

Catalonia’s deposed leader Carles Puigdemont, who has fled to Belgium and is facing an EU arrest warrant, has been a convinced secessionist since his youth, long before the issue moved to the centre of Catalan politics. Spanish prosecutors want to charge Puigdemont, with rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds over...

Deposed Catalan leader could stay in Belgium for 3 months

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | AFP | Brussels | in Sunday Pioneer

It could take three months for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his ex-Ministers to be returned to Spain under a European arrest warrant, Belgian authorities said on Saturday. Spanish prosecutors want to charge Puigdemont with rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds over his role in the region’s...

JFK assassination: 676 Govt documents released

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | AP | WASHINGTON | in Sunday Pioneer

The National Archives has released another 676 Government documents related to the assassination of President John F Kennedy. It’s the third public release so far this year. Last week, President Donald Trump ordered all remaining records released to the public. He also directed agencies to take another look at their proposed...

China’s answer to anthem disrespect: Up to 3 yrs in jail

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Agencies | Beijing | in Sunday Pioneer

China’s rubber-stamp legislature on Saturday made disrespecting the national anthem a criminal offense punishable by up to three years in prison amid rising nationalist appeals from the ruling Communist Party under the leadership of President Xi Jinping. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed an amendment to the country’s...

Anniversary of Embassy takeover: Iran displays missile

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | AP | TEHRAN | in Sunday Pioneer

Iran on Saturday displayed a surface-to-surface missile as part of events marking the anniversary of the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover and hostage crisis amid uncertainty about its Nuclear deal with world powers. Thousands gathered at the former US Embassy in downtown Tehran where a missile, believed to be a 2,000-kilometer (1,243-mile)-range...

S Korea holds pro, anti-Trump rallies ahead of visit

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | AFP | Seoul | in Sunday Pioneer

Rallies welcoming and opposing US President Donald Trump’s two-day visit to South Korea next week were held here on Saturday. Conservative voters, mainly elderly loyalists of impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye who was ousted from office in March and stood trial over corruption charges, held a rally, the local media...

Russian chopper raised from the seabed in Arctic

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | AP | Copenhagen | in Sunday Pioneer

A Russian helicopter that crashed off Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago with eight people onboard last month has been raised from the seabed. Norway’s Accident Investigation Board says none of the missing people were inside the helicopter that went down October 26 near the Svalbard settlement of Barentsburg. So far, only one body...

Globe Trotting

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Agencies | in Sunday Pioneer

US strikes ISIS fighters in Somalia for first time Washington: The US has conducted a pair of drone strikes against ISIS fighters in Somalia, the first time America has hit the jehadis in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said. Typhoon slams into Vietnam, 15 killed Hanoi: Typhoon Damrey slammed into Vietnam’s south-central...

Violation leads SC to cancel ex-BJP MP’s bail

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The conduct of a former BJP Member of Parliament (MP) from Gujarat Dinubhai Boghabhai Solanki in terrorising and influencing witnesses appearing against him in a case of murder forced the Supreme Court recently to cancel his bail and boldly comment that for the criminal justice system to remain vibrant, victims...


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Charges filed against 592 in PMT 2012 case

24 Nov 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against 592 accused persons, including promoters of three private medical colleges from Bhopal - JN Choksey, chairman of LN Medical College, SN Vijaywargiya of People's Medical College and Ajay Goenka of Chirayu Medical College - and one from Indore - Suresh Singh Bhadoriya of Index Medical College, in the MPPEB scam. In the charge-sheet, four MPPEB officials, three persons...

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