Pak SC quashes Musharraf’s hope of contesting July polls

Friday, 15 Jun 2018 | PTI | Islamabad

Pervez Musharraf’s hope of staging a political comeback by contesting the July 25 polls was quashed on Thursday when Pakistan’s Supreme Court withdrew the conditional permission given earlier to the former dictator after he failed to appear before it. Musharraf, the former military ruler has not returned to Pakistan since leaving...

Clashes kill 39 combatants outside Yemen’s Hodeida: Medics

Friday, 15 Jun 2018 | AFP | Duraihimi

Heavy clashes killed 39 combatants outside Yemen’s rebel-held port city of Hodeida on Thursday, as a Saudi and UAE-backed offensive to retake the key aid hub entered its second day. Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels suffered 30 fatalities in the fighting, which took place two km from Hodeida airport, south of the...

Satellites used to track vanishing Antarctic ice

Friday, 15 Jun 2018 | PTI | London

Monitoring Antarctica from space has revealed how its ice is being lost to the oceans, providing crucial insight into the continent’s response to a warming climate, scientists say. The researchers, including those from the University of Leeds in the UK, reviewed decades of satellite measurements to reveal how and why Antarctica’s...

Saudi-led forces begin assault on Yemen port city of Hodeida

Thursday, 14 Jun 2018 | AP | Dubai

The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s exiled Government began an assault Wednesday on the port city of Hodeida, the main entry point for food in a country already teetering on the brink of famine. The assault on the Red Sea port aims to drive out Iranian-aligned Shia rebels known as Houthis, who...

N Korea ‘no longer nuclear threat’ to US: Trump

Thursday, 14 Jun 2018 | PTI | Washington

An upbeat President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday that the North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat to the US following his landmark summit with Kim Jong-un, even though the meeting produced no verifiable proof that Pyongyang will dismantle its nuclear programme. In a series of tweets, Trump sought to...

US Prez’s Mideast team to push peace plan in region

Thursday, 14 Jun 2018 | AP | Washington

The White House says President Donald Trump’s Mideast negotiating team will visit the region next week as it finalises its as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and will hold talks on deteriorating conditions in the Gaza Strip. The trip comes as officials say the Trump administration is near completion of the plan...

Globe trotting

Thursday, 14 Jun 2018 | Pioneer

‘China should engage in direct dialogue with Dalai Lama’ Washington: The US should express publicly that China needs to engage in a meaningful and direct dialogue with the Dalai Lama or his representatives, without preconditions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told lawmakers, ahead of his visit to Beijing. The Chinese...

Her life saved, Bulgarian cow Penka waits to rejoin herd

Thursday, 14 Jun 2018 | AP | Bulgaria

Swatting away the flies with her long tail, Penka the cow happily munches on hay, unaware of the international stir she has caused. The cow from the Bulgarian village of Kopilovtsi has won fame and Europe-wide support since she wandered into neighboring Serbia for two weeks last month and authorities threatened...

Trump: No more ‘war games’ with South Korea

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 | PTI | Singapore

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the US will stop conducting military drills with South Korea after his historic summit here with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “We will be stopping the war games which will save us a tremendous amount of money,” Trump told reporters, adding he had agreed...

US Prez depicts benefits of peace in a video

Wednesday, 13 Jun 2018 | PTI | Singapore

Donald Trump on Tuesday played a Hollywood-style video to Kim Jong-un, which depicted the North Korean leader and the US President as its leading men, showing the prospect of peace. The video made a dramatic pitch for the benefits of peace between the two Cold war-era rivals laying out the...


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24 Jun 2018 | PNS

Book on Renewable Energy Technology Released Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, New and Renewable Energy, Shri RK Singh released a book titled “Renewable Energy Technology” co-authored by Shri IS Jha, CMD (POWERGRID), Shri Subir Sen, COO (CTU Planning &Smart Grid) POWERGRID, Shri Manish Kumar Tiwari, Asst GM (Smart Grid) POWERGRID and Prof DP Kothari in the august presence of CMD, POWERGRID, senior officials of Ministry of....

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U.P. ministers constructs road

24 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

Cabinet minister and Suheldeo Bhartiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar along with his supporters constructed a road in his village near Varanasi on Saturday. The minister, a compulsive dissident in the Yogi government, resorted to the extreme step maintaining that despite repeated requests, the Public Works Department (PWD) refused to construct the road...

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