Thursday, 21 June 2018

Asia

India: 23 killed, 64 injured in train crash

NEW DELHI: At least 23 passengers were killed and 64 others were injured after an express train derailed in north India, as rescuers battle to free people trapped in the wreckage, according to media reports. “Twenty-three people have died and 64 others are injured in the accident. Rescue and relief ...

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Pakistan grants nationality to 298 Indians

PAKISTAN has granted nationality to at least 298 Indian emigrants in the last five years, according to the interior ministry. “From 2012 till April 14, 2017, a total number of 298 Indian emigrants have been granted Pakistani citizenship,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. The statement was ...

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Thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists

HONG KONG: Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the Chinese-ruled city’s judiciary. On Thursday, Joshua Wong, 20, Nathan Law, 24 and Alex Chow, 27, were jailed for six ...

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Nearly 600 dead in floods in South Asia

NEW DELHI: Nearly 600 people have died and millions have been affected by monsoon floods in South Asia, officials said Saturday, as relief and rescue operations continued. Indian authorities sought military help in two districts of northern Uttar Pradesh state after heavy rains left hundreds of villages marooned. As many ...

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Mumbai jail safe for Vijay Mallya, UK court told

LONDON: The Centre has submitted a report to a London court about the living and security conditions at the city’s Arthur Road jail where it is planning to lodge fugitive liquor baron, Vijay Mallya (61), once he is extradited to India. Mallya is accused in a money-laundering case. When brought ...

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India faces threat from inside, not outside: Farooq

NEW DELHI: India can face China and Pakistan but the threat is from within the country as somebody is determined to spoil everything by dividing the people, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said today. The former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, while addressing a gathering of opposition leaders hosted ...

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10-year-old girl in India gives birth after being raped

CHANDIGARH: A 10-year-old girl who became pregnant after she was raped in India has given birth. The girl, who was refused the right to have an abortion by India’s Supreme Court, is in stable condition, according to reports. She is unaware that she was pregnant or that she has now ...

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Indian Air-hostess dies after falling from third floor

KOLKATA: A 23-year-old airhostess, who had become the head of the crew at such an early age, was found dead outside her building, in a pool of blood after possibly falling down from the sliding window of her third floor flat, early on Wednesday. Two of her friends – a ...

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Iranian president threatens to restart nuclear program

TEHRAN: The war of words between the US and Iran over the latter’s nuclear and missile development program continued. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to restart “within hours” some of the activities Tehran agreed to stop under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “The world has ...

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Human Rights Situation in Afghanistan Is Fragile: EU

EU Special Representative (EUSR) and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Afghanistan Franz-Michael Mellbin said that Afghanistan has made some gains in the human rights sector, but called for more work to be done to bolster human rights especially women’s rights in the country. Speaking at the same ...

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