Globe trotting

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | PNS

2 killed, 7 injured in house explosion in Pak Karachi: At least two persons were killed and seven others injured in an explosion in a house in Pakistan, police said. migrant death: 6 held in Madrid protest Madrid: Spanish authorities arrested six people during a violent protest in Madrid over the death...

N Korea Foreign Min arrives in Sweden

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | IANS | Stockholm

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho has arrived in Sweden on a surprise visit, the first significant diplomatic move by Pyongyang since US President Donald Trump said that he was willing to meet Kim Jong-un, the media reported. Ri arrived at the Swedish Foreign Ministry on Thursday night, reports CNN. Sweden, whose...

Iran lashes out at ‘simple-minded’ Saudi crown prince

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | AFP | tehran

Iran on Friday lashed out at Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, calling him a “simple-mind” after the royal likened Iran’s supreme leader to Adolf Hitler. “These words are worthless ... Because they come from a simple-mind full of illusions who speaks only bitterness and lies,” said Iranian Foreign ministry spokesman...

Court orders Pak to explain JuD, charity ban

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | PTI | Lahore

The Lahore High Court today gave a deadline of 15 days to the Pakistan Government to explain why Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s outfit JuD and its charity wing had been banned and their accounts frozen. The court order came during a petition filed by Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Saeed yesterday, challenging...

ISI still providing covert support to Taliban: US media

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | PTI | Washington

Pakistan’s intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) continues to covertly support the Taliban in the border region, a US media report on Friday claimed, naming specific neighbourhoods in the country that are being used as safe havens by the terrorists. The Washington Times’ investigative story alleged that Taliban terrorists from Afghanistan travel...

Russia ‘complicit’ in Assad atrocities: Pentagon

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | AFP | Washington

Russia is “complicit” in atrocities perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because of its “deliberate” choice to violate terms of a ceasefire in besieged Eastern Ghouta, the Pentagon said, in comments hammered home separately by the US national security advisor. Thousands of civilians poured out of Eastern Ghouta as the capture...

57 killed in airstrikes on Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | IANS | Damascus

At least 57 people were killed and hundreds injured in airstrikes allegedly carried out by Russian warplanes over Syria’s rebel-held region of Eastern Ghouta, a war monitor said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Russian jets, which are allied to the Syrian regime, launched an attack on...

Will develop N bomb if Iran does, says MBS

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | PNS | Riyadh

Saudi Arabia will develop a nuclear bomb if its arch-rival Iran does so, the kingdom’s 32-year-old crown prince said in a preview of a television interview released on Thursday. “Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb, but without a doubt if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will...

Trump admin sanctions Russians for meddling in US polls, cyber attacks

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

In the first major action by the Trump administration against Russia, the United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a host of Russian individuals and entities for their alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election and “malicious” cyber-attacks. The US Treasury Department announced sanctions against 19 individuals, including the 13...

Foreign Secretary Gokhale holds talks with US officials

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

India’s Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held meetings with senior State Department officials here on Wednesday and discussed bilateral issues, including US-India strategic cooperation. On his maiden visit to the US as Foreign Secretary, Gokhale held consultations with Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon. Apart from bilateral matters, they are...


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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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Bank shooting: ‘Guard not properly trained’

20 Mar 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

Police investigation in the case of a security guard of district cooperative bank in Champawat shot dead two of his colleagues following an altercation on March 16 revealed that the guard Dinesh Bora contracted through a local security agency was not properly trained. Bora had reportedly shot dead the bank cashier Lalit Bisht and peon Rajesh Verma at the bank in Khetikhan...

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