Friday, 22 February 2019

Asia

Indian Dad and son battle for billion-dollar empire

NEW DELHI: Vijaypat Singhania thought he was keeping his billion-dollar Indian textile empire in the family when he gifted control of the Raymond Group to his son Gautam three years ago. But their relationship has disintegrated spectacularly since, with the father accusing the son of cheating him out of a exclusive ...

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Bangladesh arrests journalist over election reporting

DHAKA: A Bangladeshi journalist was arrested and another was on the run Wednesday for publishing “false information” about voting irregularities in an election won by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, police said. Hedayet Hossain Mollah, who works for the Dhaka Tribune newspaper, was detained late Tuesday under a controversial digital security ...

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Over 3,000 people join annual demonstration in Hong Kong

BEIJING: More than 3,000 people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Tuesday to take part in a traditional annual January 1 demonstration to express their protests against the policy of the regional administration. According to the South China Morning Post, organizers of the march expected 5,500-5,800 people to ...

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At least 2 Killed as bomb detonates in Philippines

MANILA: A powerful blast detonated outside a shopping mall in the Philippines’ southern island of Mindanao, leaving at least two people dead and dozens injured, the Mindanao Examiner reported. The bomb was allegedly planted on a motorcycle taxi parked outside the shopping mall in Cotabato City, where people were buying ...

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Kill, don’t complain, Indian University VC urges students

GHAZIPUR-UP: A top official at a Indian state-run university urged his students to “murder” fellow students if confronted instead of complaining to him, amid a wave of violence being reported from across the state where the school is based. “If you’re a student of this University, never come crying to ...

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Qatar promises more jobs to Pakistanis

DOHA: Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman al Thani on Sunday assured Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi that his country will take new measures to provide more jobs to Pakistanis. The assurance came during Foreign Minister Qureshi’s one-day official visit to Qatar. Qureshi held ...

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Hasina heading for landslide win after deadly Bangladesh elections

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appeared headed for a landslide win in a general election Sunday marred by opposition claims of rigged voting as 14 people were killed in clashes between rival supporters. Early results showed Hasina racing into a clear lead, winning each of the first 29 seats ...

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Indonesia re-routes flight as volcano alert level upgraded

LONDON: Flight authority in Indonesia has re-routed airway to avoid the risk of volcanic ash spewed from the Anak Krakatau volcano, as volcanologists have raised the level of danger, a senior official of transport ministry said. The volcanologists have ratcheted up the alert level of the volcano amid fear of ...

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3 Central Asians charged in Sweden with plotting terrorist crime

STOCKHOLM: Three Central Asian men have been charged in Sweden with plotting to commit a terrorist crime as well as – along with three others – financing the Daesh militant group, prosecutors said. “Three (of the suspects) acquired and stored large quantities of chemicals and other equipment in order to, ...

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Pakistani man’s wedding goes viral in India

NEW DELHI: As India is being hit with a extravagant weddings, simple wedding of a Pakistani photographer has gone viral in India. Rizwan, a Pakistani photographer organized his wedding in a very simple manner inviting only 25 guests and in a budget of only Rs20,000. Rizwan said in series of ...

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