Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Asia

At least 43 killed in Delhi factory fire

NEW DELHI: At least 43 people have died in a factory fire in India’s capital New Delhi, with the toll expected to rise, police told AFP. The blaze broke out in the early hours in the city’s old quarter, whose narrow and congested lanes are lined with many small manufacturing ...

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Swedish king speaks up for Kashmir

NEW DELHI: King Carl Gustaf of Sweden said in Mumbai that his country had been observing the situation in Jammu & Kashmir for years, and indicated that the mandate of the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), of which it was a part, was too constrained ...

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Two Iranians among four arrested in Delhi for robbing tourists

NEW DELHI: Two Iranian nationals were among four persons arrested by the Delhi Police on charges of posing as cops and robbing foreign tourists on their arrival at Delhi-based “Indira Gandhi International Airport”, said media reports. The four arrested, including two Indians, were found to be involved in as many ...

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UK court orders British-Indian stolen car dealer to payback £1.4m

LONDON: British Indian Chirag Patel, who handled 19 high-value stolen vehicles and set up a rentals company, has been ordered to pay back over £1 million pounds after being convicted and jailed for eight years. Patel, 40, has to pay back £1,369,661.90 after being subject to a confiscation order under ...

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Indian border policeman guns down five colleagues

RAIPUR: A policeman from India’s armed border force opened fire on his colleagues on Wednesday, killing five of them before turning the gun on himself, police said. Constable Musudul Rehman of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (IPBP) opened fire on his comrades in Chhattisgarh, a restive central state long wracked by a ...

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Property tycoon Malik Riaz’s UK assets to be returned to Pakistan

LONDON: Pakistani property tycoon Malik Riaz has agreed to pay UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) £190m in a settlement after eight UK bank accounts linked to him were frozen in August 2019. “The assets will be returned to the State of Pakistan,” the NCA said, referring to the settlement amount. ...

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Gang-rape protests in India spread after girl’s killing

NEW DELHI: Hundreds of Indian protesters took to the streets on Monday as public anger grew over the brutal gang-rape and murder of a female veterinary doctor, with one MP calling for the perpetrators to be “lynched”. The demonstrations in New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore and elsewhere took place as police ...

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Sri Lanka’s new president suspends parliament

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new president suspended parliament for a month from Tuesday ahead of snap elections he wants to call in March to consolidate his sweeping victory. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, elected president last month in a landslide, issued a proclamation overnight proroguing the legislature and said a new session will begin ...

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Gurudwara in UK’s slough displays Khalistan banners

Gurdwara Sri Singh Sabha in Slough, part of Greater London, displays two huge Khalistan banners in its main hall. It is one of the main gurdwaras of the area that elected first turban clad Sikh MP of the Britain, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi. Speaking to India Today, the former president of ...

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