Apr 24

Indian-Origin Appointed Dean At Calgary University In Canada

Toronto: An Indian-origin veterinary medical expert has been appointed as the Dean of the prestigious University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Canada. Baljit Singh, will take over the position of Dean on September 1, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) of the university Dru Marshall said in a statement. Mr Singh is a highly accomplished

Michelle Obama targets ‘religious freedom’ bill

Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama has targeted Mississippi’s recent controversial “religious freedom” bill that has come under attack from rights groups. “We see it right here in Mississippi how swiftly progress can hurtle backward,” Michelle said at the Jackson State University on Saturday. “How easy it is to single out a small group and

Suspect in US shooting of five people found dead

Washington: A man suspected in two connected shootings that left five people dead on Friday night in the southern US state of Georgia has been found dead, police said. Police sources said the shootings occurred at two separate locations early Friday evening in Appling. Four victims died at the scene, while the fifth one died

Obama makes plea for Britain to stay in European Union

London: US President Barack Obama arrived here with a message for the UK to vote to remain within the European Union in the June 23 referendum, saying the bloc “enhances Britain’s global leadership”. In an article for the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Obama on Friday said the UK is stronger within the 28-member bloc and will

Russia elects retired police chief as human rights ombudsman

Moscow: The Russian parliament on Friday elected a retired senior police officer to serve as presidential human rights ombudsman amid an outcry about her lack of democratic credentials. The State Duma voted overwhelmingly for Tatyana Moskalkova, a police general and lawmaker of the Just Russia party, on Friday. President Vladimir Putin had the right to

Delayed Yemen peace talks begin in Kuwait

Kuwait: The UN sponsored peace talks between Yemen’s rival forces began in Kuwait on Thursday night, according to Kuwait’s state radio broadcast live. The talks came after a three-day delay as warring parties traded accusations over truce breaches and differences of the talks agenda between Saudi-backed internationally recognised Sunni government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Japan succeeds in test flight of first stealth fighter jet

Tokyo: Japan’s first stealth fighter jet successfully took to the skies on Friday as the country joins a select group of world military powers wielding the radar-dodging technology. Technological super power Japan, despite strict constitutional constraints on the use of military force imposed after World War II, has one of the world’s most advanced defence

Pankaj Oswal told not to leave Australia by tax authorities

Sydney: Amid a takeover tussle with his mother for control of Oswal Greentech and Oswal Agro Mills, Pankaj Oswal has been ordered by authorities in Australia not to leave the country due to a taxation case involving millions of dollars. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued Pankaj Oswal and his wife with Departure Prohibition

Should meet half-way to resolve Sino-India border dispute: China

Beijing: China and India should “meet each other halfway” to reach a “fair and reasonable” political solution to the border dispute acceptable to both sides, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has said in an indication of Beijing’s willingness to make concessions on the vexed issue.As National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, who along with his Chinese counterpart

IS terror suspect plotted beheadings in US from jail

Washington: A Rhode Island man awaiting trial on terrorism charges plotted with others — from behind bars to behead people in the US, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. A superseding indictment said Nicholas Rovinski, arrested last June and charged with plotting Islamic State-inspired attacks, “has attempted to recruit people to assist” in carrying out a

Nepal’s first woman President to visit India in May

Kathmandu: Nepal’s first woman President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will visit India next month, her first official foreign trip after assuming office in October last year. Her visit comes nearly three months after Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli also chose India to be his first foreign destination after becoming the premier in October. Preparations are

India, UK plan first-ever ministerial energy summit

London: India will host the first-ever ministerial-level energy summit with the UK that could become the defining feature of a new type of engagement between the two “natural partners”, Power Minister Piyush Goyal has said here. The minister of state for power, coal, new and renewable energy, who is in London to hold talks with

Two top Generals among 11 officers dismissed in Pak

Islamabad: Pakistan’s two senior Generals were among 11 top officers dismissed by Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on charges of corruption, a rare move in the country where the military wields enormous power. A Lieutenant General, one Major General, five Brigadiers, three Colonels and one Major were dismissed by the Army Chief on corruption charges,

India, China for ‘mutually acceptable’ border solution

Beijing: India and China on Wednesday agreed to adhere to ‘peaceful negotiations’ to settle the vexed border issue and reach a ‘fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution’, amid negativity over Beijing’s blocking of India’s bid in the UN to ban Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar. The decision was taken during the annual 19th round of

Trump, Clinton triumph towards final nominations

  The emphatic wins give Clinton and Trump edge over their rivals Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz and solidify their front-runner status after a series of losses recently.  It also resoundingly answers questions about their command of the White House race.  Trump’s win means he could sweep the state’s 95 delegates and position himself to win

Trump, Clinton win in New York primary

New York: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump improved his chances of winning the party nomination on Tuesday night after registering a commanding victory in the New York primary, while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton snapped Senator Bernie Sanders’s winning streak and took an important step toward clinching the nomination, the media reported. Queens-born Trump campaigned vigorously

Global economic situation grim, worrisome: Jaitley

New York: The global economic situation is “grim” and “worrisome” that has prompted the nations to put up “firewalls” around their own systems to save themselves from the slowdown and grow within the limitations, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. “If you were to ask me how’s the global situation, I think it’s grim and

Indian-American physician jailed for USD 3 million healthcare fraud

Houston: A 60-year-old Indian-American physician has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for a USD 3 million healthcare fraud scheme in the US in which he filed claims for procedures that were never performed. Paramjit Singh Ajrawat, was ordered to forfeit and pay restitution of USD 3 million in federal court in Greenbelt. The

Saudi Arabia warns of economic fallout if Congress passes 9/11 bill

Washington: Saudi Arabia has told the The Obama administration has lobbied Congress to block the bill’s passage, according to administration officials and congressional aides from both parties, and the Saudi threats have been the subject of intense discussions in recent weeks between lawmakers and officials from the state department and the Pentagon. The officials have

233 killed in Ecuador quake

Quito/London: At least 233 people have been confirmed dead and 500 people were injured as a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador on Saturday evening, President Rafael Correa said on Sunday. According to BBC, around 10,000 troops and 3,500 police personnel have been deployed in the affected areas. Officials said the toll was likely to rise,