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Conservative leadership: Johnson and Hunt await result of vote

Conservative leadership: Johnson and Hunt await result of vote

London, :  Either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will become the new Conservative leader on Tuesday as the result of the contest to succeed Theresa May is announced. The outcome of the ballot of about 160,000 Tory members will be revealed at just before midday in London, said a BBC News report. The victor will […]

Post “amateurish mistake” on Kashmir by Trump, US on damage control exercise

Post “amateurish mistake” on Kashmir by Trump, US on damage control exercise

Washington, :  Within hours the US President Donald Trump made “amateurish and embarrassing mistake” by his remarks on ‘mediation’ on Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan, the US administration on Tuesday said “Kashmir is a bilateral issue for both parties to discuss”. Acting Assistant Secretary Alice Wells with the Bureau of South and Central Asian […]

Nearly 45 injured as rod-wielding mob storms Hong Kong railway stationNearly 45 injured as rod-wielding mob storms Hong Kong railway stationNearly 45 injured as rod-wielding mob storms Hong Kong railway stationNearly 45 injured as rod-wielding mob storms Hong Kong railway stationNearly 45 injured as rod-wielding mob storms Hong Kong railway stationNearly 45 injured as rod-wielding mob storms Hong Kong railway station

Nearly 45 injured as rod-wielding mob storms Hong Kong railway stationNearly 45 injured as rod-wielding mob storms Hong Kong railway stationNearly 45 injured as rod-wielding mob storms Hong Kong railway stationNearly 45 injured as rod-wielding mob storms Hong Kong railway stationNearly 45 injured as rod-wielding mob storms Hong Kong railway stationNearly 45 injured as rod-wielding mob storms Hong Kong railway station

Hong Kong, :  At least 45 people were injured in unprecedented late-night violence at a Hong Kong railway station on Sunday, as a rampaging mob of men in white T-shirts attacked black-clad protesters and passengers indiscriminately. No police officer was in sight as dozens of men, who witnesses suggested were triad gangsters, stormed into Yuen […]

Pak agrees to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Pak agrees to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Islamabad, :  Two days after the International Court of Justice in its verdict found that Pakistan has acted in breach of the obligations incumbent on it under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Islamabad on Friday agreed to grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. “Pakistan will grant consular access to Commander Kulbushan […]

US shoots down Iranian drone near Strait of Hormuz

US shoots down Iranian drone near Strait of Hormuz

Washington, :  Tensions between Iran and US further escalated as a US warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz that was threatening the ship and its crew, President Donald Trump told reporters at an event in White house. “The drone came within 900 meters of the USS Boxer and ignored […]

Nine killed, 14 hurt in bus-van smash in TN

Nine killed, 14 hurt in bus-van smash in TN

Chennai, : Nine people were killed and 14 others were injured when the van in which they were travelling collided with an omni bus at Emaper near Kallakurichi on Thursday. Police sources said while the bus was coming towards Chennai from Coimbatore, the van, carrying 14 people for a contract work, was proceeding to Kangeyam […]

Fire breaks out at Kyoto’s animation studio, 30 injured

Fire breaks out at Kyoto’s animation studio, 30 injured

Tokyo, : A fire at an animation studio in Kyoto city on Thursday injured more than 30 people. The fire started at Kyoto Animation’s studio at around 1030 hrs, company officials said. According to local police, there are reports that a man entered the facility, poured what appeared to be gasoline around and set fire […]

IMF: Executive Board accepts MD Lagarde’s resignation

IMF: Executive Board accepts MD Lagarde’s resignation

Washington,:  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board issued a statement saying that Managing Director Christine Lagarde resigns with effect from September 12. In a statement on Tuesday, the Board stated, “Today the IMF Executive Board accepted Managing Director Christine Lagarde’s resignation from the Fund with effect from September 12, 2019,” adding “We would like […]

Inclusion, empowerment and equality, must be ‘at the heart of our efforts: UN

Inclusion, empowerment and equality, must be ‘at the heart of our efforts: UN

United Nations, :  The world’s people are demanding ‘transformative change that is fair and sustainable,’ Secretary-General António Guterres said, calling on government leaders to use the upcoming slate of key United Nations meetings in September to ‘kickstart a decade of delivery and action for people and planet.’ His call for concrete action was the cornerstone […]

WHO finds market baby foods too much sugary

WHO finds market baby foods too much sugary

Copenhagen, :  Baby foods on market generally contain too much sugar, posing a source of health concern, a new report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The United Nations specialised agency on public health based the conclusion on an examination by its European office of about 8,000 baby food products on shelf between […]

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