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Donald Trump waives Iran sanctions for ‘last time’

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | S Rajagopalan | Washington | in Sunday Pioneer

Waiving American sanctions on Iran for the “last” time, President Donald Trump has set a virtual 120-day deadline to fix the “terrible flaws” in the 2015 nuclear deal, failing which he held out the possibility of the United States withdrawing from the landmark pact. “Today, I am waiving the application of...

Leaving Iran nuke deal will be grave mistake: Moscow

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | AFP | Moscow | in Sunday Pioneer

Russia on Saturday said Washington would be making a grave mistake by pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, adding that Moscow would work hard to keep the landmark agreement alive. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov criticised remarks by US President Donald Trump, who yesterday said the US will not reimpose...

Sherin’s foster father charged with her murder

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PTI | Houston | in Sunday Pioneer

The Indian-American foster father of Sherin Mathews, a 3-year-old Indian girl whose body was found in a culvert near their suburban Dallas home in mysterious circumstances last October, was on Saturday indicted for capital murder by a grand jury. The murder charge, which could carry the death penalty, was filed against...

Indian-origin boy jailed for trying to buy car bomb to kill father in UK

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PTI | London | in Sunday Pioneer

An Indian-origin teenager has been sentenced to eight years in jail by a UK court for trying to buy explosives online to kill his conservative Sikh father who did not approve of his white girlfriend. Gurtej Singh Randhawa was arrested in May last year after undercover officers from the UK’s National...

UN hails India, China’s climate change fight when others are failing

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PTI | United Nations | in Sunday Pioneer

The United Nations has hailed India and China for their leadership role and strong commitment in fighting climate change at a time when “others are failing”. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the UN has a “very solid commitment” for climate action, pointing out that African nations were the biggest victims of the...

Britain’s first woman Sikh MP appointed Shadow Minister

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PTI | London | in Sunday Pioneer

Preet Kaur Gill, Britain’s first woman Sikh MP, has been elevated to the Shadow Cabinet by the Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. The Shadow Cabinet is the team of senior Parliamentarians chosen by the Leader of the Opposition to mirror the Cabinet in Government. Each member is appointed to lead on...

UN chief calls for ‘balance of power’ in UNSC

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PTI | United Nations | in Sunday Pioneer

UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for establishing “balance of power” in the Security Council to make the world body more “democratic”. Speaking at a ceremony yesterday at which Egypt took over the chairmanship of the G77 and China from Ecuador, the UN Secretary-General called for a more democratic UN,...

China demolishes megachurch, draws flak

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | AFP | Beijing | in Sunday Pioneer

Authorities in northern China have demolished a Christian megachurch in a move denounced by a religious rights group as “Taliban-style persecution”. China’s officially atheist Communist authorities are wary of any organised movements outside their control, including religious ones. The huge evangelical Jindengtai (“Golden Lampstand”) Church, painted grey and surmounted by turrets and...

Baghdad bombing kills 8, hurts 10

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | AP | Baghdad | in Sunday Pioneer

Iraqi officials say a suicide bombing in Baghdad has killed eight and wounded at least 10 others. Police and hospital officials say the Saturday blast struck a northern Baghdad neighborhood targeting a police checkpoint on a busy street, and that a number of policemen were among the wounded. All officials spoke on...

2 Indians held for printing counterfeit Nepali notes

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PTI | Kathmandu | in Sunday Pioneer

Two Indian nationals have been arrested for their alleged involvement in printing counterfeit Nepalese rupee notes, police said. Acting on a tip-off, a special team of police caught Balbir Singh, 22, and Krishna Singh, 20, on Thursday from Bhimdutta Municipality of Far-Western region when they were printing counterfeit Nepalese rupee notes...


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State in dilemma over SC orders on Padmaavat release

19 Jan 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

With the decision of the Supreme Court setting aside notification issued by the Madhya Pradesh Government banning the release of Hindi movie ‘Padmaavat’, the State Government is in dilemma.The Government does not know what to do in the new scenario...

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