Judges don’t write judgments to settle scores: Pak Chief Justice

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 | PTI | Islamabad

Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar on Monday said that judges don’t write judgments to ‘please’ someone or to ‘settle scores’, a day after ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter criticised the judiciary for disqualifying her father in the Panama Papers case. In its landmark verdict earlier this year, the Supreme...

UN warns of ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 | AFP | Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh)

The situation in Myanmar is a ‘textbook example of ethnic cleansing’, the United Nations said today, as the number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh topped 300,000. The Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority, have faced decades of persecution in Myanmar where they are regarded as illegal immigrants. But since the latest...

John McCain to N Korea: Aggression will lead to ‘extinction’

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 | AP | Washington

Senator John McCain says the US needs to step up actions against North Korea and send a message to leader Kim Jong Un that aggressive acts will lead to his country’s destruction. The Senate Armed Services chairman spoke on CNN’s ‘State of the Union.’ McCain says Kim needs to know that...

N Korea warns of harsh response if new sanctions imposed

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 | AP | Tokyo

North Korea says it will make the United States pay a heavy price if a proposal Washington is backing to impose the toughest sanctions ever on Pyongyang is approved by the UN Security Council this week. The North’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement early today saying it is watching the United...

Death toll reaches 96 in Mexico after massive quake

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 | AP | Juchitan

Life for many has moved outdoors in the quake-shocked city of Juchitan, where a third of the homes are reported uninhabitable and repeated aftershocks have scared people away from many structures still standing. The city yesterday was littered with rubble from Thursday night’s magnitude 8.1 earthquake, which killed at least 96...

Hurricane Irma slams into Florida, 3 dead

Monday, 11 Sep 2017 | PTI | Washington

Hurricane Irma made landfall on Florida's southern islands today and claimed three lives as millions of people, including thousands of Indian-Americans, evacuated the state in the wake of the storm that left a trail of death and destruction across the Caribbean. Hurling 130 mph winds, Irma struck Florida Keys as it...

60 Indian nationals being evacuated from St Martin

Monday, 11 Sep 2017 | PTI | Washington

About 60 Indian nationals are being evacuated from the vacation island of St Martin in the Caribbean, which has been devastated by Hurricane Irma, an extremely powerful storm that wreaked havoc in the region. Most of the Indian nationals have a transit visa, a temporary short period visa, to the...

Miami a ghost town as Hurricane Irma approaches

Monday, 11 Sep 2017 | AP | Miami

As Hurricane Irma barrels across the Caribbean toward Florida, Miami Beach residents who refused to join the millions fleeing their State are out walking dogs and surfing in a ghostly city. Miami Beach, a beachfront barrier island in front of Miami normally teeming with tourists, young families, and beautiful people hoping...

Concern for animals a major issue

Monday, 11 Sep 2017 | PTI | Miami

The evacuation took 12 seconds. As bands of Hurricane Irma started making their arrival at Zoo Miami, Diesel was led from his rain-soaked cage, walked a few feet into a nearby reinforced building and settled in next to another cheetah in their new temporary home with a hay-covered floor. Until...

Australia gay marriage vote: PM nods for ‘Yes’

Monday, 11 Sep 2017 | Agencies | Australia

More than 20,000 people gathered in Sydney to campaign ahead of a non-binding postal vote on changing Australia’s marriage act. Turnbull made a surprise appearance and speech at the launch of the New South Wales Yes campaign. Opposition leader Bill Shorten then addressed the crowd at the main rally. The non-binding...


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38-yr-old held for duping people coming to ATM

17 Sep 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A 38-year-old man has been arrested by the Farsh Bazaar police for allegedly duping people coming to ATM and fraudulently withdrawing their money. Twelve ATM cards have been recovered from his possession...

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In brief.

19 Sep 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

MP warns against fake ads Koderma MP Ravindra Kumar Roy has warned youths to beware of fake job advertisements for KISAN TV Channel as a gang is cheating on the name of the job in this TV channel. Roy appealed to the youths not come in such a hoax as in the name of training they are asking youths to deposit money in their accounts...

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