8 women dead as train hits rickshaw in Pakistan

8 women dead as train hits rickshaw in Pakistan

October 17, 2018 2:02 am

Karachi: Eight women were killed when a passenger train hit a rickshaw at an unmanned crossing in Pakistan’s Sindh province on Tuesday. The Khushhal Khan Khattak collided with the vehicle carrying 15 travelers at the Haibat Shaheed railway station in Kashmore at around 1:30pm. Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed expressing his grief over the […]

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Sabarimala row: RSS-BJP backed elements creating communal frenzy, says AIDWA

Sabarimala row: RSS-BJP backed elements creating communal frenzy, says AIDWA

October 17, 2018 1:56 am

New Delhi: The CPI(M)’s women wing, All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA), Tuesday alleged that the BJP-RSS backed elements were creating “communal frenzy” against the implementation of the Supreme Court order in the Sabarimala Case. The court had upheld equal rights of women to worship at the temple under Article 25 of the Constitution. “Ever […]

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US working with nations to ensure their purchase of Iranian oil from comes down to zero: Official

‘US working with nations to ensure their purchase of Iranian oil comes down to zero’

October 17, 2018 1:48 am

Washington: The Trump Administration is working with countries on a case by case basis to ensure that their purchase of oil from Iran comes down to zero as soon as possible, a top US official said. President Donald Trump in May pulled the US out of the 2015 nuclear accord, saying it had “failed to […]

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Trump says Saudi prince vows 'full' probe into missing journalist

Trump says Saudi prince vows ‘full’ probe into missing journalist

October 17, 2018 1:43 am

Washington: US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had spoken with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and been assured that a “full” probe into the disappearance of a critical journalist was underway. “Just spoke with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia who totally denied any knowledge of what took place in their Turkish Consulate,” […]

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Middle East

India, US have goal of denying Iran money it needs to destabilise Middle East: Official

October 17, 2018 1:36 am

Washington: The US and India have a goal of denying Iran the money it needs to destabilise the Middle East, a top American official said after his visit to New Delhi for talks over slashing India’s Iranian oil imports ahead of the November 4 deadline. President Donald Trump in May pulled the US out of […]

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Nobel laureate Satyarthi to be chief guest at RSS event

Nobel laureate Satyarthi to be chief guest at RSS event

October 17, 2018 1:31 am

Nagpur: Nobel Prize winner and social activist Kailash Satyarthi will be the chief guest at this year’s annual “Vijaya Dashami” function of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The function, where the RSS chief speaks on a range of issues and outlines the organisation’s views on the present scenario and future agenda, will be held at […]

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20 women journalists come out in support of Ramani; to testify against Akbar

20 women journalists come out in support of Ramani; to testify against Akbar

October 17, 2018 1:27 am

New Delhi: As the #MeToo movement gains ground, 19 women journalists who have worked with ‘The Asian Age’ newspaper, came out in support of their colleague Priya Ramani who has accused Union minister M J Akbar of sexual harassment, said a joint statement issued by them. The journalists have urged the court to hear their […]

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Five panchaloha idols recovered

October 17, 2018 12:58 am

Madurai: Five ‘panchaloha’ (five metals) idols, stolen from a temple at Kuruvithurai in this district and totally estimated to be worth around Rs five crore, have been recovered, police said. The idols were recovered from a room at a roadside farm at Vilampatti in Dindigul district, IG (Idol wing) Pon Manickavel and IG (South Zone)S […]

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RANSOM

Class 6 boy flees home, calls parents to ‘reach in 5 minutes’, dad hears ‘Rs 5 lakh ransom’

October 17, 2018 12:53 am

Noida (UP): Scolded by family members, a Class 6 student left home for a few hours here, prompting his parents to approach the police fearing a kidnap and the “ransom” amount being Rs 5 lakh, officials said Tuesday. The 11-year-old boy, who lives in Noida’s Chhijarsi area, was peeved over his parents frequently scolding him. His father […]

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US imposes sanctions on Iranian network for supporting child soldiers

US imposes sanctions on Iranian network for supporting child soldiers

October 17, 2018 12:38 am

Washington: Intensifying its pressure on Iran, the US imposed sanctions on Tuesday on a multibillion-dollar financial network that supports an Iranian paramilitary force, alleging it recruits and trains child soldiers for the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards. The announcement came two weeks before the Trump administration reimposes some of the United States’ harshest sanctions against Iran, including its oil sector. Announcing […]

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