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UN chief calls for political solution to Korean crisis

Friday, 15 Sep 2017 | PTI | United Nations

UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for a political solution to the current situation on the Korean peninsula, which has worsened in recent months in the wake of a series of ballistic missile and nuclear tests by Pyongyang. The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously passed a US-drafted resolution that imposes...

US Congress resolution slams white supremacists

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

A joint resolution unanimously adopted by the US Congress has condemned white supremacists and other neo-Nazi hate groups against the backdrop of last month’s racial violence in Charlottesville and urged President Donald Trump to denounce and deal firmly with such groups. In the interest of bipartisan support, the Democratic sponsors of...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi scraps UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 | AFP | Yangon

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has scrapped plans to attend the United Nations General Assembly later this month, her spokesman said on Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces intense global scrutiny over the Rohingya refugee crisis. “The state counsellor won’t attend the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly,” said...

UN asks international community to help Rohingya refugees

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 | PTI | United Nations

The UN has appealed to the international community to keep aside politics and support the ongoing humanitarian efforts to help Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar. The Rohingyas are a Muslim minority that live in the Buddhist-majority state of Rakhine, and they have experienced decades-long persecution in Myanmar, which — since gaining...

Trump elevates Indian-American to key White House slot

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 | PNS | Washington

President Donald Trump has elevated Indian-American Raj Shah to a key position in the White House communications team. In a first of sorts for the community, Shah has now been designated as Principal Deputy Press Secretary. “Raj Shah will serve as Deputy Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy Press Secretary,”...

After Irma, reverse migration back to Florida begins

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 | AP | Atlanta

With Irma having weakened into inland rainstorms, Floridians are beginning a mass migration back to a battered, waterlogged state where millions remains without power. But traffic maps, social media reports, gasoline trackers and the ever-reliable eye test all say it isn’t an easy trip yesterday and won’t be in the days...

Irma toll jumps to 12 in Florida: official

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 | AFP | Miami

Hurricane Irma killed at least 12 people in Florida when it cut a deadly path of destruction through the idyllic Key islands and deep inland in the southeastern US state, officials say. “Currently, the number of confirmed deaths attributable to Hurricane Irma stands at 12,” Florida Division of Emergency...

Macron, Johnson visit hurricane-hit Caribbean

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 | Agencies | Marigot

French President Emmanuel Macron and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson travelled to the hurricane-hit Caribbean, rebuffing criticism over the relief efforts as European countries boost aid to their devastated island territories. Macron’s plane touched down in Saint Martin as anger grew over looting and lawlessness in the French-Dutch territory...

Uk hikes aid for storm-hit Caribbean islands

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 | Agencies | London

Britain on Wednesday announced an extra £25 million ($33.2 million, 27.2 million euros) in aid for its territories in the Caribbean that have been devastated by Hurricane Irma. The funds were announced as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla, pledging “our absolute commitment” to Britons...

ICJ to resume hearing in Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 | IANS | Islamabad

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is set to resume on Wednesday hearing in the case of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death by Pakistan. The judicial body of the United Nations had earlier fixed time limits for the filing of the initial pleadings in the case. The court...


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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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