Month: March 2018

Pakistanis welcome Malala home, but visit shrouded in security

open view web desk Malala Yousafzai’s whereabouts in Pakistan were being kept a tightly-guarded secret Friday, one day after her emotional return more than five years after being shot by Taliban gunmen. The Nobel laureate, whose arrival in the country dominated headlines and social media, broke down in […]

Kejriwal postpones hunger strike over sealing issue

open view web desk New Delhi, Mar 30: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has postponed his hunger strike that he had announced earlier this month, saying he would sit on fast if the ongoing sealing drive was not stopped in the city by March 31. According to the Aam […]

Modi ally Paswan says BJP suffers from perception it is anti-Muslim

open view web desk NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party is struggling to change a “perception” that it is against minority Muslims and lower-caste people, a political ally said, which could cost it votes in a general election due next year. Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya […]

Pak PM frisked as he was on private visit: US Embassy

open view web desk New Delhi [India], Mar 29: Deputy Spokesperson of the United States Embassy in India, Alexander McLaren on Thursday said Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was frisked at the US airport as he was on private visit. Speaking to ANI, McLaren said that if an individual is on a private visit, irrespective of whether […]

CBSE paper leaks: Students take to streets; Cong demands HRD min’s sacking

open view web desk New Delhi, Mar 29: Students here took to the streets on Thursday to protest the CBSE’s decision to hold re-examination of Class 10 Mathematics and Class 12 Economics papers, even as the Congress demanded that Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and the board chairperson be […]

Rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent Reuters reporters held in Myanmar

open view web desk YANGON – Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has joined the legal team representing two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar, who are accused of possessing secret government papers, her office said on Thursday. A court in Yangon has been holding preliminary hearings since January […]

Secrecy, delays surrounded North Korea leader’s slow train to China

open view web desk SHANGHAI/BEIJING – For a regime obsessed with secrecy, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s decision to travel to Beijing on a distinctive green armoured train was an all-but-dead giveaway that he was making his first journey abroad since assuming power in 2011. The historic […]

China warns U.S. not to open Pandora’s Box, unleash trade ills on world

open view web desk BEIJING- China warned the United States on Thursday not to open Pandora’s Box and spark a flurry of protectionist practices across the globe, even as Beijing pointed to U.S. goods that it could target in a deepening Sino-U.S. trade dispute. China could target a […]

Dalai Lama faces cold shoulder as India looks to improve China ties

open view web desk NEW DELHI – The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, faces increasing isolation in his home in exile as India tones down an assertive stand toward its powerful neighbour and rival, China, in the hope of calming ties strained by a border stand-off. The […]

CBSE paper leak: Re-exam for Class X Maths, Class XII Economics

open view web desk New Delhi [India], Mar. 28: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct a re-examination for the Class X Maths and Class XII Economics papers over reports of the paper leak. “Board has taken cognizance of certain happenings in the conduct of certain examinations as are being reported. With the […]

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