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UK MP’s motion for Jallianwala apology

UK MP’s motion for Jallianwala apology

Breaking news, Latest headlines, world October 21, 2017 at 3:19 am 0 comments

London, October 21 One of Britain’s seniormost Indian-origin MPs has tabled a parliamentary motion, calling for Prime Minister Theresa May to apologise for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar during the Raj in 1919. Virendra Sharma tabled his Early Day Motion (EDM) titled ‘Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of 1919’ earlier thisRead More

72 die in twin terror attacks on Afghanistan mosques

72 die in twin terror attacks on Afghanistan mosques

world October 21, 2017 at 3:17 am 0 comments

KABUL, October 21 Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said. One bomber walked into a Shi’ite Muslim mosque in the capital Kabul as people were praying on Friday night and detonated an explosive, one of the worshippersRead More

British PM Theresa May wins Brexit reprieve, faces tough weeks ahead

British PM Theresa May wins Brexit reprieve, faces tough weeks ahead

world October 21, 2017 at 3:16 am 0 comments

Brussels, October 21 British Prime Minister Theresa May won a modest reprieve in stalled Brexit talks on Friday, with European Union leaders signalling their readiness to move the negotiations forward in the coming months. But despite a more positive tone, a weakened May now faces a delicate political balancing actRead More

Austrian ‘whizz-kid’ set to become world’s youngest leader

Austrian ‘whizz-kid’ set to become world’s youngest leader

world October 21, 2017 at 3:15 am 0 comments

Vienna, October 21 Austria’s President on Friday tasked election-winner Sebastian Kurz with forming a government, putting the 31-year-old conservative on course to become the world’s youngest leader. Kurz, nicknamed “wunderwuzzi” (“whizz-kid”), is now expected to enter coalition talks with the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), potentially giving the European Union aRead More

Sharif indicted in third graft case

Sharif indicted in third graft case

world October 21, 2017 at 3:15 am 0 comments

Islamabad, October 21 Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was today indicted by an anti-graft court in a third case of corruption related to his investments abroad and in other offshore companies. Accountability Court Judge Mohammad Bashir charged 67- year-old Sharif in absentia for holding assets beyond his known sourcesRead More

30 lakh Americans carry loaded handguns daily: Survey

30 lakh Americans carry loaded handguns daily: Survey

world October 21, 2017 at 3:14 am 0 comments

Washington, October 21 An estimated 30 lakh adult American handgun owners carry a loaded firearm on a daily basis, and 90 lakh do so on a monthly basis, a study has found. The vast majority cited protection as the primary reason for carrying a firearm. The study is the firstRead More

Catalan separatists can still back down: Spanish PM’s party

Catalan separatists can still back down: Spanish PM’s party

world October 21, 2017 at 3:14 am 0 comments

Madrid, October 21 Spain’s ruling party today signalled that Catalonia’s separatists still have time to abandon their independence bid before Madrid suspends the region’s autonomy in a move that would escalate the crisis. “As long as independence has not been proclaimed, and if (Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont) backs down, thereRead More

PM-elect Ardern, 37, youngest New Zealand leader in 160 yrs

world October 21, 2017 at 3:12 am 0 comments

Wellington: New Zealand’s Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday that her Cabinet will comprise 28 members, including three who will sit out, and pledged to fight against climate change, poverty and gender inequality. The 37-year-old, who will be the youngest female head of government in the world, took overRead More

Missing Indian toddler in US: No breakthrough yet

world October 21, 2017 at 3:12 am 0 comments

Houston, The FBI has seized nearly 50 items, including cellphones, laptops, a washer and a dryer from the home of a 3-year-old Indian girl who disappeared nearly two weeks ago in Richardson city, a case that has caught the attention of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Sherin Mathews vanished on OctoberRead More

Xi foiled coup by ex-political heavyweights: Official

world October 21, 2017 at 2:44 am 0 comments

Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping has foiled a coup by former political heavyweights who were at the receiving end of his high-profile anti-graft campaign, a top Chinese official has revealed. Xi, who is set for a second five-year term as general secretary of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), hasRead More