Friday, 19 April 2019

Asia

Indian politician Sajjan Kumar gets life over 1984 anti-Sikh riots

NEW DELHI: A veteran Indian politician was given a life sentence on Monday over anti-Sikh riots in 1984 that killed nearly 3,000 people following the assassination of then-premier Indira Gandhi. The Delhi High Court found Sajjan Kumar, 73, guilty of instigating mobs during the mass killings triggered by the death ...

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Sri Lanka’s re-instated PM vows to develop, strengthen nation

COLOMBO: Leader of Sri Lanka’s United National Party, Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was re-instated as the Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena after being sacked from the post on Oct. 26, said he would continue his work to develop and strengthen Sri Lanka. In a live televised address to the nation, ...

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China Arrests Second Canadian in Response to Huawei CFO’s Arrest

BEIJING: China has detained a second Canadian national in what seems to be a direct retaliation to the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that two Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are “being investigated” on suspicion of “activities that endangered China’s ...

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Pakistan set to release Indian prisoner Ansari

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is set to release Indian prisoner Hamid Ansari in the coming weeks as he completes his three-year term on December 15, officials said. Senior officials at the foreign ministry told The Nation that Ansari will be sent back to India by mid-January. One official said: “We have to ...

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Isha Ambani’s most lavish wedding in the past 35 years

JAIPUR: Isha Ambani is a daughter of India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani. She recently got married with Anand Piramal – a childhood friend and son of billionaire Ajay Piramal – on December 12 at her family home, the billion-dollar Antilia in Mumbai. Beyonce performed at Isha Ambani’s pre-wedding celebrations in Udaipur, ...

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Singapore: Indian-origin man stabs pregnant wife, jailed

SINGAPORE: In a shocking incident, an Indian-origin man was convicted of stabbing his pregnant wife in the abdomen and assaulting her in Singapore. A court sentenced him to seven years in jail as well as six strokes of the cane for his crime. As per reports, the accused, identified as ...

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US adds Pakistan, China to its blacklist for religious freedom violations

The Trump Administration on Tuesday designated Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran and seven others as countries of particular concern for having engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of religious freedom.” Simultaneously, the Trump Administration also designated al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, Boko Haram, ...

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MSF worried about health care situation in Afghanistan

KABUL: Humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, or Doctors Without Borders) is concerned over the fact that situation with health care in war-torn Afghanistan continues to further deteriorate, Djoen Besselink, the head of MSF mission for Afghanistan, told Sputnik in an interview. The MSF is currently implementing its projects in ...

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