N Korea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of dialogue

N Korea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of dialogue

Friday, 19 April 2019 | AP | Seoul

North Korea said on Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of "tactical guided weapon," its first such test in nearly half a year, and demanded that Washington remove Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from nuclear negotiations. The test, which didn't appear to be of a banned mid- or long-range...

UN finds torture, ill-treatment in Afghan prisons

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | AP | Kabul

A UN report says around a third of all conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan report being subjected to torture or ill-treatment. UN officials interviewed a total of 618 detainees held in 77 facilities across the country between January 2017 and December 2018. The alleged torture included suffocation, electric shocks, pulling of genitals...

Sudan’s Bashir moved to prison as protesters rally

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | AFP | Khartoum

Sudan’s military rulers have transferred ousted president Omar al-Bashir to prison, a family source said Wednesday, as demonstrators keep up their sit-in outside the army complex calling for a swift transfer to civilian government. Following the dramatic end to Bashir’s rule of three decades last week, he was moved late Tuesday...

Globe Trotting

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | Agencies

2 women elected to Qatar municipal council Doha: Two women won seats on Qatar’s 29-member municipal council, the Gulf emirate’s sole elected body, the elections committee said on Wednesday.Sheikha al-Jafiri and Fatima al-Kuwari retained the seats they had won in 2015. 6 killed in Libya capital as UN debates ceasefire Tripoli: Rocket fire...

China claims Azhar issue at UNSC headed for settlement; says no Apr 23 deadline

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | PTI | Beijing

China Wednesday dismissed reports that the US, the UK and France have served an ultimatum to Beijing to lift its “technical hold” by April 23 on branding Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN but claimed the vexed issue was “moving towards settlement”. After the Pulwama...

Indonesia’s ‘everyman’ leader on track to beat firebrand ex-general

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | AFP | Jakarta

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo was on track to be re-elected leader of the world’s third-biggest democracy with pollsters giving him a wide lead over rival Prabowo Subianto, a firebrand ex-general, hours after voting closed Wednesday across the 17,000-island archipelago. While official results are not due until next month, a series of so-called...

UNESCO experts offer help to reconstruct Notre Dame

Thursday, 18 April 2019 | PTI | United Nations

Two-thirds of the largely medieval roof of the famed Notre Dame cathedral in Paris have “gone” after the devastating fire, but UN cultural experts are standing by to offer help in rebuilding the iconic structure, UNESCO World Heritage Centre Director Mechtild Rossler said. Rössler, who visited the site Tuesday, told UN...

Over 100 held at London climate protests

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | AFP | London

More than 100 people have been arrested in ongoing climate change protests in London that brought parts of the British capital to a standstill, police said Tuesday. Demonstrators started blocking off a bridge and major central road junctions on Monday at the start of a civil disobedience campaign that also saw...

State Editions

C’garh polling figure swells to record 75%

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

BJP’s Rao Inderjit Singh files papers from G’gram

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Over Rs 2 cr seized ahead of Lok Sabha election

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

EC cancels mega PTM on BJP’s complaint

20 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | Delhi

Sunday Edition

Links Hanuman to Dalits

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Prashant Kishor rubbishes Rabri's merger bid claim

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

513 ceasefire violations by Pak post Balakot strike: Army

14 April 2019 | PTI | Sunday Pioneer

Sadiq Batcha’s wife wants his death re-probed

14 April 2019 | Kumar Chellappan | Sunday Pioneer