Thursday, 27 February 2020

Asia

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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Sweden tells India to restore free movement in Kashmir

STOCKHOLM: Ahead of its delegation’s arrival, Sweden has sent a strong message to India asking it to lift the restrictions in Indian-Kashmir which has been in lockdown since August 5 when the government revoked Article 370 from its constitution. The Swedish Royal couple King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Foreign Minister ...

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Bangladesh sentences 7 militants to death in cafe attack

DHAKA: A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people, mostly foreigners. Judge Mojibur Rahman found the men from the Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh group guilty of various ...

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15 killed in roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan

Fifteen people were killed in a roadside bomb attack in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province, according to an Afghanistan presidential spokesman. Siddik Siddiki said the bomb was detonated as a civilian vehicle was passed it. He claimed the bomb was placed by the Taliban. The Taliban has not ...

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Carrie Lam promises ‘open mind’ after Hong Kong election rout

HONG KONG’s leader Carrie Lam has said the government will “seriously reflect” after local elections saw massive gains by pro-democracy candidates. Seventeen of the 18 district councils are now controlled by pro-democracy councillors, according to local media. The election, the first since the wave of anti-Beijing protests began, saw an ...

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