Mar 25

UK PM should apologise from India and Pakistan for Bhagat Singh and his comrades’ death

Kusum Arora Jalandhar Pakistan based advocate Imtiaz Rashid Qureshi from Lahore Court Saturday said that British Prime Minister Theresa May should apologise from both India and Pakistan for the ‘judicial killing’ of Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh and his comrades and provide heavy compensation to their families. Qureshi, who is the chairman of Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation,

Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh’s martyrdom: Pakistan court to hand over case to five member bench

Kusum Arora Jalandhar Crusader of proving ‘innocence’ of revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh and his two comrades in the killing of British Police Officer John P Saunders, the single handed efforts of Pakistani advocate Imtiaz Rashid Qureshi has borne fruit, as the case would now be handed over to a five-member bench for hearing. Shaheed-E-Azam

Thailand votes in first post-coup general elections

Thailand votes :About 50 million voters headed to the polls in Thailand for the first general elections since the 2014 coup. Around 90,000 polling stations across the country opened at 8 a.m., and will close at 5 p.m., reports Efe news. Voters will elect 500 members of the House of Representatives, the lower house, for

NASA astronauts spacewalk to change ISS batteries

NASA astronauts spacewalk:Two NASA astronauts – Nick Hague and Anne McClain – have successfully completed an over six hour spacewalk and replaced the ageing batteries on the International Space Station (ISS). During the six hour, 39 minute spacewalk, Hague and McClain replaced nickel-hydrogen batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries for the power channel on

Messi to miss Morocco friendly after injury on international return Madrid

Messi miss Morocco:Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s friendly against Morocco next week after picking up a groin injury in the shock 3-1 defeat to Venezuela on Friday as he made his first international appearance since the 2018 World Cup. Barcelona star Messi started the fixture following a self-imposed eight-month exile in which he missed six

79th Pakistan Day celebrated with zeal, fervour

Pakistan Day celebrated: The 79th Pakistan Day was celebrated across the country on Saturday with traditional zeal and fervour.The day began with a 31-gun salute in Islamabad while provincial capitals marked the celebration with 21-gun salutes. The change-of-guards ceremony was held at the mausoleum of poet and politician, Allama Iqbal, in Lahore, Dawn news reported.

Sensex up 116 pts, Nifty above 11,550 mark

Sensex Nifty up:The Sensex and Nifty opened higher on Friday following firm Asian markets along with gains in the pivotal banking stocks. Sentiments continued to be upbeat on Friday over sustained inflows of foreign funds which has supported the equities and the domestic currency alike. The rupee gained against the US dollar and selling in

Grenade thrown at Russian consulate in Greece

Grenade thrown Russian consulate : A grenade was thrown early Friday into the courtyard of the Russian consulate in Athens, police said, an attack typical of domestic far-left groups. The area in the Athens suburb of Halandri was rapidly cordoned off and bomb specialists were dispatched, a police source said. The grenade did not explode

Wanted in multi crore frauds in India, Nirav Modi arrested in UK

London, Mar 20 (PTI) Nirav Modi, the main accused in the USD 2 billion PNB scam case, has been arrested in London, Scotland Yard said Wednesday, in a major boost to India’s efforts to bring back the fugitive diamantaire. The arrest came days after a London court issued an arrest warrant against him in response

Google benefiting Chinese military: US officials

Google benefiting Chinese military:Top Pentagon officials have slammed Google, saying its work with China is “indirectly benefiting” the military in that country. In a report published in The Hill on Thursday, senior defence officials blamed the tech giant of favouring China. “The work that Google is doing in China is indirectly benefiting the Chinese military,”

4 held for New Zealand mosques shootings

Mosques shooting:Four people were arrested on Friday after two gunmen opened fire at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch city, with the police saying that there were “multiple fatalities”. Police Commissioner Mike Bush said the four arrested people comprised three men and one woman, CNN reported. “We are not aware of other people, but we

Defying Trump, Senate votes to end US support for Yemen

US support end Yemen:The US Senate dealt a stinging bipartisan rebuke of Donald Trump’s foreign policy and his alliance with Riyadh, voting to refuse support for the bloody Saudi-led war effort in Yemen. By a 54 to 46 tally, lawmakers in the Republican-controlled chamber approved on Wednesday a historic curtailment of presidential war powers, citing

Over 1,100 children killed in Syria last year: Unicef

Children killed in Syria:At least 1,106 children were killed in Syria in 2018, the deadliest year for children in eight years since the ongoing war began in the country, the Unicef said on Monday. Unicef Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, said that these were verified figures, but the numbers were “likely much higher,” and called for

Qualcomm seeks $31 mn in damages from Apple

Qualcomm claim $31mn:Chip-maker Qualcomm is seeking nearly $31 million in damages from Apple for violating its intellectual property rights. The ongoing trial in a US court is focused on three Qualcomm technology patents, which the company claims Apple used without permission on its iPhone, CNET reported on Friday. “The figure is based on $1.40 per

US women’s football team sue federation for discrimination

Gender discrimination suit:Twenty-eight members of the American women’s national football team has filed a suit against the US Soccer Federation (USSF) for gender discrimination, marking a new phase in a dispute that goes back years. The lawsuit, filed on Friday in the US District Court in Los Angeles, accuses the USSF of “institutionalised gender discrimination“,

White House communications director resigns

BIll Shine resigns:Bill Shine, the White House communications director and deputy chief of staff, has stepped down to join President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign as a senior adviser.”Serving President Trump and this country has been the most rewarding experience of my entire life. To be a small part of all this President has done

Nirav Modi, India’s most-wanted man, tracked down to £8-mn flat in London

Tracking Nirav Modi:Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, who is wanted by Indian agencies in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud case, has been spotted in London, a media report said. A video released by the UK’s The Telegraph newspaper showed Nirav Modi walking the London streets. He wore a changed look — with handle

“Timing is everything” by Twitter

Twitter Tool Timing is Everything:In a bid to help publishers perform better and generate more revenue on the platform, micro-blogging site Twitter has announced its first publisher insights tool called “Timing is Everything”.’Timing is Everything’ displays historical data showing when audiences are on Twitter watching and engaging with a video highlighting the best times to

Poverty reduced in India but divisive policies undermining growth: UN human rights chief

Poverty reduced in India:While admitting that poverty has fallen in India, UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michele Bachelet cautioned that divisive policies will undermine the country’s economic growth. Addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday, she said that there had been “significant poverty reduction in overall terms”, but added that “inequality remains

World’s oldest tattooist’s toolkit found in Tonga

World oldest tattooing tool: Australian researchers on Tuesday revealed that the world’s oldest tattooing kit, which was found decades ago in Tonga, dates back 2,700 years and some were made of human bones.The researchers believe that two of these four tools were made of human bones and the other two with skeletal remains of birds,