Globe Trotting

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | Agencies

World Happiness Report: India ranks 133 London: India continues to lag behind most of its neighbours, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, ranking 133 in the latest World Happiness Report released by the UN. Six dead in Senegal military copter crash Dakar: Six people were killed and 14 others injured when a Senegalese military...

US sees changes in Pak's behaviour after Trump's new South Asia strategy

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | PTI | Washington

There have been changes in Pakistan's behaviour with respect to fight against terrorism after President Donald Trump blasted Islamabad for providing safe havens to militants and suspended more than $1 billion security aid to the country, a top American official has said. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis also said that there...

10 killed in Taliban suicide attack near Sharif's house

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | PTI | Lahore

A teenaged Taliban suicide bomber attacked a police check-post near the residence of Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, killing 10 people, including six policemen, police said. According to rescue officials, the blast took place last night close to a police check post, a few kilometers from the palatial...

S Korean ex-Prez Lee admits taking $100,000 from spy

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | AFP | Seoul

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak has admitted receiving $100,000 from the State spy agency while still in office, reports said on Thursday, after he faced a marathon interrogation by prosecutors over corruption allegations. Lee returned home on Thursday after lengthy questioning as he became the last of the country's living...

Don weighs temporary fix for Dreamers

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | IANS | Washington

US President Donald Trump is open to an agreement to find a temporary solution for undocumented youths known as "Dreamers" in exchange for funding to build a border wall, a White House official has said. White House officials were negotiating with Congress to find a bipartisan solution to the issues of...

Slovakia Prez accepts PM resignation: Coalition partner

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | AFP | Bratislava(Slovakia

Slovakia's president has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Fico, who offered to step down after facing a public backlash over the murder of a journalist, a junior partner in the ruling coalition said on Thursday. Fico's Smer-SD party will put forward a candidate to replace him, according to Most-Hid,...

Pak raises Kashmir at UN, attacks India

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | PTI | United Nations

Using a two-pronged tactic in the Human Rights Council, Pakistan has raised the Kashmir issue while speaking on behalf of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and then for itself. In its reply during the debate on Wednesday at the UN in Geneva, India rejected the OIC statement saying the group...

Lankan Muslims speak of tragedies back home

Friday, 16 Mar 2018 | IANS | United Nations

Sri Lankan Muslims and supporters protested outside the UN against the recent violence targeting their community, and for some of them it had been an intimate family tragedy. While participating in the demonstration of about 250 people, on Wednesday, they narrated to IANS the harrowing moments they went through as they...

Russia responsible for attack on ex-spy: May

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | PTI | London

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday held Russia responsible for the nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter as she expelled 23 Russian diplomats and suspended high-level bilateral contact. Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found collapsed after being poisoned...

Nepal’s CJ removed

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | IANS | Kathmandu

Nepal’s controversial Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli was removed by the Judicial Council on Wednesday amid a raging dispute over his multiple birth certificates. Minutes before he was preparing to administer oath to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, a day after she was re-elected to the post, the Council sacked him saying...


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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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