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Sharif barred from contesting polls for life

Saturday, 14 Apr 2018 | PTI | Islamabad

Pakistan’s deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday became ineligible to hold public office for life after the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the disqualification of two lawmakers, including him was permanent, in a landmark verdict ending the political future of the three-time premier ahead of general elections this year. The...

Globe trotting

Saturday, 14 Apr 2018 | Pioneer

Trump ran Wh like a ‘mob boss': Comey Washington: Former FBI director James Comey says in a new book that President Donald Trump reminded him of a mafia boss who demanded absolute loyalty, saw the entire world against him, and lied about everything. Indian-origin family of 5 killed in S Africa Johannesburg:...

Taliban, Haqqani still enjoy safe havens in Pak: Pentagon

Saturday, 14 Apr 2018 | PTI | Washington

Asserting that the Taliban and the Haqqani network still enjoy safe havens in Pakistan, a top US Army General on Thursday told the lawmakers that it was “very difficult” to contain insurgency in Afghanistan if Islamabad continues to harbour terrorists on its soil. In his new South Asia Policy in August...

Trump yet to make final decision on Syria: WH

Saturday, 14 Apr 2018 | PTI | Washington

Donald Trump was yet to make a “final decision” on how to respond to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria, the White House said today after the US President met with his national security advisors. “President Trump just finished a meeting with his national...

‘UNSC must prevent Syria spiralling out of control’

Saturday, 14 Apr 2018 | PTI | United Nations

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appealed to the five permanent members of the Security Council to break the current deadlock on reported use of chemical weapons in Syria and prevent the situation spiralling out of control in the war-torn country. “I have also been closely following developments in the Security Council...

UK Govt agrees on ‘need to take action’ over Syria

Saturday, 14 Apr 2018 | AFP | London

The British Government on Thursday agreed on the “need to take action” over a chemical weapons attack in Syria, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said. “Cabinet agreed on the need to take action to alleviate humanitarian distress and to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime,” Downing...

‘I will arrest you’ Philippines’ Duterte tells ICC prosecutor

Saturday, 14 Apr 2018 | AFP | Manila

President Rodrigo Duterte threatened on Thursday to arrest the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, who is probing his deadly drug war, telling her to stay away from the Philippines. Fatou Bensouda launched a preliminary investigation in February into allegations that Filipino police were murdering thousands of drug suspects, prompting Manila last...

Saudi aims to put pressure on Iran at Arab League summit

Saturday, 14 Apr 2018 | AFP | Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s push for a tough stand against its arch-rival Iran is expected to dominate an Arab League summit on Sunday as regional tensions grow over the wars in Syria and Yemen. The fate of Jerusalem will also be on the summit’s agenda, as the United States prepares to move...

Britain reveals major cyberattack against ISIS

Friday, 13 Apr 2018 | PTI | London

Britain’s leading spy chief on Thursday revealed that the UK’s first major cyberattack was against the dreaded Islamic State which hindered the terrorist group’s ability to coordinate attacks and suppressed their propaganda. Jeremy Fleming, director-general of the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), told a conference in Manchester that the surveillance...

Guv among 7 killed in Af blast

Friday, 13 Apr 2018 | AFP | Ghazni

Taliban militants launched a pre-dawn raid on a district Government compound in Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least seven people including the local Governor, officials said. Six policemen also died and 10 intelligence officers were wounded in the attack on the Khwaja Omari district headquarters in the southeastern province of...


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L-G inspects Anand Vihar ISBT

15 Apr 2018 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday inspected Anand Vihar ISBT area and reviewed issues related to traffic, parking, encroachment and sanitation. He directed Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS) and East Delhi Municipal Corporation to remove all unauthorised encroachments near the entry point of Anand Vihar ISBT and surrounding footpaths to facilitate easy movement of pedestrians...

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21 Apr 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Earth Day at DPS, Ranchi Students of DPS, Ranchi of Class II celebrated Earth Day on Friday. It was a day to remind that the planet we live on is not our property, but responsibility...

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