Globe trotting

Friday, 09 Feb 2018 | Pioneer

China deploys Su-35 jets in SCS to counter US patrols Beijing: China has deployed the newly-acquired Russian made Su-35 fighter jets in its combat mission over the disputed South China Sea to challenge recurring US aerial and naval patrols asserting freedom of navigation and over-flight in region. The Chinese air...

China warns against intervention

Thursday, 08 Feb 2018 | PTI | Beijing

China on Wedneasday warned against any military intervention in the Maldives, saying such a move would further complicate the situation, amid repeated calls for India’s military intervention by exiled former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed to resolve the political crisis. The picturesque Indian Ocean archipelago plunged into a political chaos last week...

Trump for shutdown if Dems don’t agree to immigration deal

Thursday, 08 Feb 2018 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

President Donald Trump has taunted Democrats with a new prescription to deal with the immigration impasse, saying he would much rather prefer another government shutdown if the Democrats do not come round and agree to his terms for protecting nearly 7,00,000 young, illegal immigrants. “I’d love to see a shutdown if...

Tension ahead of graft case verdict against Zia

Thursday, 08 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | dhaka

Bangladesh tightened security amid mounting tensions over an impending corruption trial verdict against ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia that may disqualify her from contesting next elections slated for December. Elite RAP and armed police were called out to guard Dhaka streets while Sheikh Hasina’s ruling Awami League said their activists will...

Student lynching: One gets death, 5 others life in Pak

Thursday, 08 Feb 2018 | PTI | Peshawar

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Wednesday sentenced a student to death and five others were given life imprisonment for lynching a 23-year-old university student who was falsely accused of blasphemy. Anti-Terrorism court Judge Fazal-e-Subhan announced the verdict in a jail in Haripur, due to security reasons. According to the verdict,...

Globe trotting

Thursday, 08 Feb 2018 | Pioneer

Merkel hails deal on stable Govt Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel hailed a hard-fought deal on Wednesday on a new “grand coalition” Government which she said International partners had long been waiting for. “I am convinced that the coalition agreement that we agreed together can form the foundation for the...

EU calls for lifting of emergency

Thursday, 08 Feb 2018 | IANS | Brussels

With a political crisis raging in the Maldives, the European Union (EU) has called for the lifting of the state of emergency that President Abdulla Yameen has imposed in the country. “The declaration of the state of emergency on February 5 by the President of the Maldives undermines democracy and human...

UN chief asks Maldives to uphold rule of law

Thursday, 08 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | United Nations

UN chief Antonio Guterres has expressed serious concern over the declaration of a state of emergency in the Maldives and asked the government led by President Abdulla Yameen to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law. Guterres’ statement comes after President Abdulla Yameen ordered a state of emergency in the...

Trump lawyers want him to refuse interview in Russia probe: Report

Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

President Donald Trump’s lawyers have reportedly advised him against sitting down for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his ongoing probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Although Trump has declared from time to time that he would be more than willing for an interview...

Bill moved in US House to end non-Defence Pak aid

Wednesday, 07 Feb 2018 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

Dubbing Pakistan “a country that knowingly provides resources for terrorists”, two Republican lawmakers have introduced a Bill in the House of Representatives to end non-defence US aid to the country and use the money saved on this score for rebuilding American infrastructure. “Since September 11, 2001, the United States has provided...


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9 killed in Rajasthan LPG cylinder blast, Rs 2L ex gratia announced

18 Feb 2018 | IANS | Jaipur

At least nine persons were killed and 18 others injured when two LPG cylinders exploded at a wedding in Beawar in Rajasthan's Ajmer district, police said on Saturday. According to police, six persons were referred to a hospital in Ajmer while 12 were referred to the district hospital in Beawar...

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Narottam campaigns at Kolaras bypoll

18 Feb 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh Government has worked with dedication in education, health, food, agriculture, irrigation and tribal welfare, said Public Relations Minister Narottam Mishra while addressing public meeting during campaigning for Kolaras by-election. Minister Mishra addressed meetings at Khatorda, Barod, Hairpur, Emloda and Toria regions...

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