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Six die in Philippines bistro blast

Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | AFP | Manila

Six people were killed and more than 40 wounded in the Philippines when a bomb struck a restaurant filled with doctors after a national convention, police said on Saturday. Police said the improvised explosive device went off around midnight on Friday at a popular restaurant in the southern port city of...

Pak suicide bombings death toll rises to 57

Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | PTI | Peshawar

The death toll in two suicide bombings targeting the Shia community in northwest Pakistan’s restive tribal belt rose to 57 on Saturday more people succumbed to their injuries. Two suicide attackers blew themselves up in a busy market of Parachinar, the main town of Kurram Agency, on Friday while people were...

Six Indian-Americans charged in huge bribery scam

Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

The US authorities have charged eight individuals, six of them Indian-Americans, with involvement in a lucrative scheme in which information technology vendors paid over $2.3 million (about Rs 13.5 crore) in bribes and kickbacks in order to secure business from executives of a Manhattan-based medical cost management company. The defendants...

Indian students hit hard as sham US varsity closes

Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

After the closure of the dubious Tri-Valley and Herguan universities in California over the last two years, yet another sham American university comprising predominantly of Indian students, mostly from Andhra Pradesh, has been shut down. The unaccredited University of Northern Virginia (UNVA), with about 500 students and operating on the ground...

Obama names PIO as California judge

Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | PNS | Washington

Close on the heels of his appointment of Srikant “Sri” Srinivasan as a top appellate court judge in Washington, President Barack Obama has named yet another leading Indian-American attorney, Vince Girdhari Chhabria, for the key post of US District Judge for Northern California. Chhabria, who received his JD from Boalt Hall...

Zardari's party boycotts Pakistan Prez election

Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan People’s Party on Friday decided to boycott next week’s presidential election to protest over advancing of the polling dates. Senior PPP leader and presidential candidate Raza Rabbani said the rescheduling of the election date to July 30 from August 6 had drastically curtailed the time period needed for campaign. The...

No change: Russia won't extradite Snowden to US

Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | AP | Moscow

A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin says Russia has not budged from its refusal to extradite US leaker Edward Snowden, who has applied for asylum. Snowden, who is believed to have been staying at the Moscow airport transit zone since June 23, applied for temporary asylum in Russia last week. The...

Globe-trotting

Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | Pioneer

Pak PM’s aide to resign over conflict of interest Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor on aviation has decided to step down after it emerged that he has Canadian citizenship and interests in a firm involved in a major aviation project. Attorney General Munir Malik assured a three-judge bench of...

Egypt court orders Morsi’s detention

Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | PTI | Cairo

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s detention was ordered by a court on Friday for questioning over charges of colluding with Palestinian militant group Hamas, even as the Muslim Brotherhood slammed the decision as engineered by a “fascist military regime.” Morsi, already under detention by the army after he was deposed on...

Canadian charity funding terror in Kashmir?

Saturday, 27 Jul 2013 | PTI | Toronto

The dreaded Kashmiri militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen may be receiving money through a Pakistan-based agency from an Islamic charity in Canada engaged in helping the poor and needy in this country. The federal charity watchdog of Canada is now threatening to revoke the charity status of Mississauga’s ISNA (Islamic Society of...

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‚ÄėBring home the bacon,‚Äô Merkel tells voters on eve of poll

24 Sep 2017 | AFP | Berlin

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her rival Martin Schulz rallied voters on the eve of Sunday’s vote, urging Germans to shun the first hard-right party expected to enter parliament in force since the end of World War II. Merkel, the clear frontrunner after 12 years in power with a double-digit lead, also told her conservative base not to get complacent and to cast their ballots, rousing them with a folksy call to...

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Matikala Board to hold ‚ÄėMati ki Mehak‚Äô 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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