Trump blasts Congress over Health Bill failure

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 | AP | WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and “a few Republicans” on Tuesday over the failure of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law, and warned, “we will return.” Trump’s early morning tweet unleashed a barrage of criticism at Congress over the collapse of the GOP’s flagship legislative priority....

London Mayor warns against red carpet for Trump

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 | PTI | London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on Tuesday opposed the UK Government’s plan to “roll out the red carpet” for Donald Trump, saying the US President should not be accorded the honour as his policies are at odds with many around the world. “State visits are different from a normal visit and...

Protests against Pak brutality erupt, demand for free Sindh raised

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 | Agencies | Karachi (Sindh)

Hundreds of activists of the Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM), a banned Sindhi organisation in Pakistan, recently participated in a march in Hyderabad to demand independence for Sindh province and the release of Sindhi political activists abducted and enforced disappeared by the Pakistani Army and its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) wing. The...

US slaps sanctions on Iran over ballistic missiles, terrorism

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 | PTI | Washington

The US on Tuesday announced fresh sanctions against Iran, targeting 18 individuals or entities for supporting the country’s ballistic missile programme or militant groups like Hezbollah, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad that threaten Israel and stability in the West Asia. The move came a day after the Trump administration told the...

Venezuela rejects Trump sanctions threat, reviews relations

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 | AP | CARACAS (Venezuela)

Venezuela rejected President Donald Trump’s call to halt a rewriting of its constitution that is widely seen as a move to consolidate the Government’s power, saying on Tuesday that it is reviewing its relations with the United States in response to Trump’s threat to impose economic sanctions. Foreign Minister Samuel Moncada...

547 boys suffered massive abuse in German Catholic choir: Report

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 | IANS | Berlin

At least 547 children in Germany’s world-famous Regensburger Domspatzen boy’s choir have been confirmed as victims of sexual and physical abuse, a report on one of the biggest Catholic abuse scandals in the German history showed on Tuesday. There was for decades a “system of fear” with beatings and sexual abuse,...

China begins commercial production of drone that rivals US MQ-9 Reaper

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 | PTI | Beijing

China has started commercial production of its CH-5 Rainbow drone, touted to be a rival to the US unmanned aerial vehicle MQ-9 Reaper, which could attack targets on the ground. Wang Song, an associate professor with the school of aeronautic science and engineering at China’s Beihang University, said the first flight...

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 | AFP | Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will this month visit Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are locked in a deep diplomatic crisis, his office announced on Tuesday. Erdogan will also visit Kuwait, the main mediator in the Qatar crisis, during his July 23-24 tour. Turkey is a key ally of Qatar, which has...

First ever wedding takes place in British Antarctic Territory

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 | PTI | London

In a first, a couple got married in the British Antarctic Territory, with the bride sewing an orange piece of tent on to her dress for her “something old”. Polar field guides Julie Baum and Tom Sylvester got married in sub-zero temperatures in a two-day celebration. The wedding guests included the couple’s...

Iran parliament vows to fight US adventurism

Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017 | Agencies | Tehran

Iran’s parliament voted on Tuesday to urgently work towards increasing funds for the country’s missile programme and Revolutionary Guards in response to Washington’s “adventurism” in the region, media reported.


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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

23 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, were prepared (March 2016)...

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Sanskar Bharti holds Rangoli-Mehndi competition

25 Jul 2017 | PNS | HAZARIBAGH

The Hazaribagh district unit of Sanskar Bharti organized Rangoli-Mehndi competition in the premises of Hindu +2 High School. Despite continuous rain 140 participated in the Rangoli competition and 78 in Mehndi competition...

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