Morsi faces fresh trial for ‘insulting judiciary’

Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | PTI | Cairo

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and 25 others, including liberal activists and journalists, will be tried for “insulting the judiciary”, the fourth case slapped on the Islamist leader. Attorney General Hisham Barakat has referred Morsi and 25 others to a criminal court for ‘insulting the judiciary’, state media reported today. These...

Minor Hindu girl raped and killed in Pakistani Punjab

Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | PTI | Lahore

A nine-year-old Hindu girl was raped and killed in Punjab province of Pakistan, officials said on Sunday. Basti Kata, a resident of Mauza Ghunia in Rahim Yar Khan district, located 400 km from provincial capital Lahore, said his daughter went missing while playing outside his home on Thursday. Kata informed police...

US envoy tweets concern at Japanese dolphin hunt

Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | AFP | Tokyo

US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy has tweeted her concern at the “inhumaneness” of a Japanese village’s traditional dolphin hunt. “Deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin killing. USG (US Government)opposes drive hunt fisheries,” she tweeted on January 17. Every year the fishermen of Taiji corral hundreds of dolphins in...

‘Prince William given discount at Cambridge’

Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | PTI | London

Prince William has been given a hefty discount on his fees for a special course at Cambridge University, a media report said on Sunday. William, 31, is paying around 10,000 pounds to study agricultural management but the Mirror quoted sources as saying that they had expected the cost to be higher...

Italy reform deal puts Berlusconi back centre stage

Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | Pioneer | Rome

Italy’s controversial ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has returned to the centre of the political stage, striking a reform deal with a centre-left rival. Silvio Berlusconi was thrown out of Parliament in 2013 after a tax fraud conviction.But he still heads the Opposition Forza Italia party and held lengthy talks with Democratic...

Death toll from wave of Baghdad bombs rises to 25

Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | AFP | Baghdad

The toll from a wave of bombings across Baghdad has risen to at least 25 dead, security and medical officials said, the latest in a surge of unrest. The violence on Saturday, which included at least a half-dozen car bombs and left more than 70 people wounded, struck all over the...

Assad says departure ‘not under discussion’: Interfax

Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | AFP | Moscow

A defiant Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday he had no plans to stand down, stressing that only the Syrian people had the right to determine the country’s future. “If we wanted to surrender, we would have surrendered from the start,” Assad told Russian parliament members during a meeting in...

Globe Trotting

Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | Pioneer

Compulsory military service IN uAE Dubai: The UAE has decided to make military service compulsory for all adult males, but kept it optional for women, the Gulf nation’s Prime Minister said on Sunday .Putin links gays to paedophiles Putin links gays to paedophiles Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered new assurances...


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18 Mar 2018 | PNS

AAI conducts international workshop for utilizing GAGAN In keeping with the Prime Minister’s objective of using technology as a means of development and co-operation, Airports Authority of India has now offered GPS-aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) to SAARC and Southeast Asian countries in order to allow them to reap the significant benefits that accrue from such an advanced navigation system. AAI conducted a two-day workshop on March 15 and 16, 2018...

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Suicide: Ajay charge against CM

19 Mar 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly Ajay Singh said that the claims of women well-wisher Chief Minister Shivraj Singh are deceiving as miscreants with minor offences are arrested with immediate effect, but in the matter related to a minister's son, Chouhan says enquiry would be conducted He further alleged that prime facie, minister's son was responsible for Preeti Raghuvanshi’s suicide. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today instructed police officials to...

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