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Trump to decide on Iran nuclear deal in October

Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 | PTI | Washington:

US President Donald Trump has said that he will announce his decision on the Iran nuclear deal in October. “You’ll see what I’m going to be doing very shortly in October. But I will say this: The Iran deal is one of the worst deals I’ve ever seen,” Trump told...

CIA chief cancels Harvard talk over hiring of Chelsea Manning

Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 | PTI | Washington:

CIA Director Mike Pompeo has cancelled a talk at the Harvard Kennedy School after it hired Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow. In 2013, Manning was sentenced to 35 years of imprisonment for releasing confidential documents. The sentence was then commuted by the then-President Obama to seven years. “My conscience and...

far right Israeli mins seek to curb Supreme Court power

Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 | AFP | Jerusalem:

Key Israeli Ministers have announced plans to limit the power of the Supreme Court, accusing it of hindering the work of the rightwing Government. The plan by Justice and Education Ministers Ayelet Shaked and Naftali Bennett respectively, from the far right Jewish Home party, would give the Israeli parliament the...

US imposes new Iran sanctions

Saturday, 16 Sep 2017 | IANS | Washington:

The US Treasury Department announced it has imposed sanctions on 11 entities and individuals for supporting Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Iran’s elite force. The sanctions announced on Thursday targeted one entity engaging in supporting IRGC ballistic missile programme, two Ukraine-based entities supporting designated airlines, and two Iran-based networks...

US Prez denies Democrats’ claim on deal for ‘Dreamers’

Friday, 15 Sep 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

Hours after rejecting a claim by Democrats about a deal to protect 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation, President Donald Trump on Thursday confirmed that he was “fairly close” to a deal with Congressional leaders, but stressing that the agreement should simultaneously include ‘massive border security’ measures. “We’re working on a...

Donald Trump slams Hillary for blaming others for her defeat

Friday, 15 Sep 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

In what seemed like an action replay segment of their epic electoral battle, President Donald Trump has once again slammed his former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, this time round for blaming everyone else except herself for her stunning electoral defeat last November. Trump’s comments came in the wake of excerpts from...

Pakistan reassessing ties with United States: Defence Minister

Friday, 15 Sep 2017 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan is ‘reassessing’ ties with the US, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said and accused Washington of ignoring the ‘threats’ to his country from India. Khan’s remarks came amidst tension in ties between the US and Pakistan after President Donald Trump accused the country of providing safe havens to terrorists. Khan...

Pak court summons Sharifs in two more corruption cases

Friday, 15 Sep 2017 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children were on Thursday summoned by an anti-graft court to appear before it on September 19 in two more corruption cases. They were summoned after the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last week filed four cases against Sharif, his family members and finance minister...

UNSC expresses concern over situation in Myanmar

Friday, 15 Sep 2017 | PTI | United Nations

The UN Security Council has expressed concern over violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state from where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, asking the government to take immediate steps to de-escalate the situation and re-establish law and order. An estimated 380,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled Myanmar and reached Bangladesh...

Euro MPs condemn violence against Rohingyas

Friday, 15 Sep 2017 | AFP | Brussels

The European Parliament on Thursday demanded the Myanmar military immediately end violence against Rohingya Muslims, adding to international pressure over the crisis that has sent nearly 380,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh. MEPs urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been pilloried by rights groups for failing to speak up...


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38-yr-old held for duping people coming to ATM

17 Sep 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A 38-year-old man has been arrested by the Farsh Bazaar police for allegedly duping people coming to ATM and fraudulently withdrawing their money. Twelve ATM cards have been recovered from his possession...

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19 Sep 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

MP warns against fake ads Koderma MP Ravindra Kumar Roy has warned youths to beware of fake job advertisements for KISAN TV Channel as a gang is cheating on the name of the job in this TV channel. Roy appealed to the youths not come in such a hoax as in the name of training they are asking youths to deposit money in their accounts...

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