EU to limit visas if countries refuse to take back migrants

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | AP | Brussels

The European Union moved on Wednesday to speed up the return of unauthorized migrants, announcing plans to punish countries that refuse to take back their nationals by restricting visas for their diplomats. While the number of people entering Europe in search of better lives has dropped dramatically over the past year,...

EU’s Tusk says Moscow ‘most likely’ behind UK ex-spy attack

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | PTI | Helsinki

EU Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday said Moscow was “most likely” behind the poisoning of a Russian former double agent on UK soil. Tusk tweeted in Helsinki that he expressed his “full solidarity” with UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May “in the face of the brutal attack inspired, most likely, by...

Globe Trotting

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | Pioneer

8 killed in blast near Sharif's house in Pak Lahore: A powerful blast tonight near the residence of Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif here killed at least eight persons, including four policemen, police said. 25 killed in fresh clashes in Nigeria Lagos: Herders are believed to have killed 25 villagers in central...

Attack on Afghan checkpoint kills 10 security forces

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | AP | Kabul

Insurgents attacked a security checkpoint in western Afghanistan early on Wednesday, killing at least 10 security forces, officials said. No one immediately claimed the attack, but a series of assaults by the Taliban in Farah province over the past week have killed at least 38 security forces, while another five were...

Scotland Yard probes ‘unexplained’ death of Russian in exile

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | PTI | London

A Russian man living in exile in the UK and a critic of President Vladimir Putin has been found dead in his London home, prompting Scotland Yard to launch a probe into the “unexplained” death. Nikolai Glushkov was found dead by his family and friends late Monday night and the cause...

Merkel re-elected German Chancellor for 4th term

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | AP | Berlin

Germany’s parliament elected Angela Merkel for her fourth term as chancellor on Wednesday, putting an end to nearly six months of political drift in Europe’s biggest economy. Lawmakers voted 364-315 to re-elect Merkel, Germany’s leader since 2005, who ran unopposed. The coalition of Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union, its Bavaria-only sister party,...

Tillerson to step down by March end

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | PTI | Washington

Rex Tillerson, who was fired by President Donald Trump as the US secretary of State, said he would ensure an orderly and smooth transition by delegating his responsibilities to his deputy before stepping down by the end of this month. Tillerson, who was travelling to Africa, had to return in midway...

Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly passes historic bill to regulate Sikh marriages

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | PTI | Lahore

A provincial assembly in Pakistan on Wednesday created history by unanimously passing a bill that will provide legal status to Sikh marriages in the Muslim-majority country. The Punjab Assembly unanimously passed the Punjab Sikhs Anand Karaj Marriages Act 2017. This is the first time that family matters of the community, such...

Trump views designs for border wall while bashing California

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | AP | San Diego (California)

President Donald Trump has eagerly inspected eight towering prototypes for his long-sought wall at the US-Mexico border and accused California of putting “the entire nation at risk” by refusing to take tough action against illegal immigration. Trump, making his first trip to California as president, said he preferred a fully concrete...

Wang Yang to head China’s top political advisory body

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 | IANS | Beijing

Wang Yang will be the new chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country ‘s top political advisory body. Wang, who was one of the four Vice Prime Ministers of China, succeeded Yu Zhengsheng as the head of the body, which has nearly 2,200...


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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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