17 killed in Florida school massacre

Friday, 16 Feb 2018 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

In yet another mass shooting tragedy, this time in a Florida high school, an expelled student went on the rampage with an assault rifle on Wednesday, killing 17 people and injuring 15 others, at least three of whom were stated to be in critical condition. An Indian-American student suffered minor...

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Friday, 16 Feb 2018 | Agencies

Will challenge Govt’s ‘illegal’ action: Saeed Lahore: Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has said he will challenge the Government’s “illegal” action in the court of law after Pakistan launched a crackdown on seminaries and health facilities run by him. Under pressure to act against banned groups, Pakistan took control of a...

Oli sworn in as Nepal PM for 2nd time

Friday, 16 Feb 2018 | PTI | Kathmandu

KP Sharma Oli was on Thursday sworn in as Nepal’s Prime Minister for the second time, weeks after his Left alliance with CPN Maoist swept the historic parliamentary polls, kindling hopes for much-needed political stability in the Himalayan nation. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to...

Remove Kurdish fighters from anti-ISIS force: Turkey to US

Friday, 16 Feb 2018 | AP | Ankara

Turkey’s Defence Minister says he has asked his American counterpart that the United States end its support for Syrian Kurdish fighters and remove them from a US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces that if fighting the ISIS in Syria. Nurettin Canikli also says in comments televised live from Brussels on Thursday that he...

S Africa Parliament elects Ramaphosa as new Prez

Friday, 16 Feb 2018 | PTI | Johannesburg

Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday promised to work very hard not to disappoint the people of South Africa after he was elected unopposed as the country’s new president, hours after scandal-hit Jacob Zuma resigned under pressure. The 65-year-old African National Congress president was elected unopposed in the National Assembly. The announcement was...

US Senator moves merit-based amendments to Immigration Bill

Friday, 16 Feb 2018 | PTI | Washington

A top Republican lawmaker has moved amendments to a White House-backed immigration bill to improve existing high-skilled, merit-based immigration laws, a proposal that could benefit technology professionals from countries like India. The amendments, moved by Senator Orrin Hatch, aim to eliminate annual per-country cap for employment-based green cards so that applicants...

Trump slams India’s high tariff on Harley-Davidson

Thursday, 15 Feb 2018 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

President Donald Trump has attacked India over its high import tariff on the Harley-Davidson motorcycles and held out the possibility of slapping a “reciprocal tax” on Indian motorcycles sold in the US. At a meeting on trade with lawmakers, Trump reserved his fire mostly for China over its trade practices, particularly...

Pak-backed terrorists to keep attacking India: US Intel Chief

Thursday, 15 Feb 2018 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

A day after President Donald Trump proposed a $336 million aid package to Pakistan in the budget for the next fiscal year, US Intelligence Chief Daniel Coats has projected that Islamabad will continue to go easy on terrorists who, with its backing, carry out attacks in India and Afghanistan. “Militant groups...

Hafiz Saeed’s dispensaries taken over in Punjab

Thursday, 15 Feb 2018 | IANS | Islamabad

Pakistan’s Punjab Government has launched a crackdown on seminaries and health facilities run by the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief and 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Rawalpindi. Following orders by the Pakistan Government, the Rawalpindi administration took control of a seminary and four dispensaries run by JuD and its charity...

Globe trotting

Thursday, 15 Feb 2018 | Pioneer

Taliban kill 4 security personnel in Pak Islamabad: At least four members of the Pakistani security forces were killed in an attack by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Pakistan’s Quetta city on Wednesday. 40 dead in Bolivian carnival festivities La Paz: At least 40 people died and over 100 were injured in Bolivia...


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Zuma’s downfall gives ANC a final chance

18 Feb 2018 | Gwynne Dyer

Now that Jacob Zuma has finally exited, the African National Congress, which has fallen a long way from its glory days, has one last chance to rebuild its reputation before next year’s election. Whether the ANC is the best bet for South Africans is a different question altogether As a passer-by in the upscale Johannesburg suburb of Saxonwold observed, the South African Police would never have raided the enormous, high-walled compound...

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Historic day for sportspersons of C'garh : Raman

18 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday dedicated to the people of the State an interntional standard 'Swami Vivekananda Stadium' built at a cost of Rs 17 crore at Kota in Raipur. After inaugurating the stadium, the Chief Minister had a look at various facilities at the stadium...

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