Month: April 2018

Thrifty at 50: Pakistan keeps ageing Mirages flying

open view web desk The sprawling complex at Kamra, west of Islamabad, reverbates at the thundering take-off of a Mirage Rose-1, the latest ageing fighter jet to have been gutted and reassembled by the Pakistani Air Force. Fifty years after Pakistan bought its first Mirages, many planes in […]

Trump escapes ‘swamp’ for another Washington, in Michigan

open view web desk President Donald Trump swapped one Washington for another Saturday, pointedly opting to connect with American “deplorables” in a Michigan town rather than exchange barbs at the “phony” White House correspondents dinner. The US leader attended a campaign-style rally in Washington Township, north of Detroit, […]

May warned of pregnant duck at Downing Street during talks with Modi

open view web desk London April 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with his British counterpart Theresa May at her Downing Street office earlier this week could have turned chaotic if a pregnant duck nesting in one of the windows had been accidentally disturbed, it has emerged. On Wednesday, […]

‘World’s oldest person’ dies in Japan at 117

open view web desk A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world’s oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday. Nabi Tajima, who was born August 4, 1900, died around 8:00 pm (1100 GMT) Saturday at a hospital on her native Kikai Island in Kagoshima […]

Indore’s lawyer body decides not to represent any rape accused

open view web desk Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Apr. 21: The Indore Bar Association on Saturday decided not to represent any rape accused in the wake of the rape and murder of an eight-month-old girl. The association’s president Dinesh Pandey, while addressing media, stated that the victim’s family would be offered free legal service […]

Cabinet nod to ordinance providing death penalty for raping girls below 12

open view web desk New Delhi, Apr 21: The Union Cabinet approved an ordinance on Saturday to provide stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of rape of girls below 12 years, amid a nation-wide outrage over cases of sexual assault and murder of minors in Kathua and […]

Ali Zafar accused of sexual harassment by Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi

open view web desk New Delhi [India], Apr . 19: Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi on Thursday accused actor-singer Ali Zafar of sexual harassment . In a social media post, the 36-year-old said Zafar harassed her on multiple occasions and that “my conscience does not allow me to be silent anymore .” “Sharing this because […]

Loya death: SC says attempts to scandalise judiciary, dismisses pleas

open view web desk New Delhi, Apr 19: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed pleas seeking an independent probe into the death of special CBI judge B H Loya, ruling that the judge died of natural causes and the petitions were a serious attempt to scandalise and obstruct the […]

Post-Brexit UK will be just as important to India, says Modi

open view web desk LONDON – Britain will be just as important to India after it leaves the EU as it is now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his British counterpart Theresa May on Wednesday, May’s spokeswoman said. “Prime Minister Modi said there would be no dilution in […]

Eight go on trial for rape, murder of Kashmir girl amid public outrage

open view web desk Eight men accused of involvement in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Jammu and Kashmir appeared in court on Monday for the first hearing in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and criticism of the ruling party. The girl, from […]

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