Day: December 2, 2018

Mehidy lifts Bangladesh to first innings win, series sweep

Off-spinner Mehidy Hasan claimed a career-best 12 wickets as Bangladesh thumped West Indies by an innings and 184 runs in Dhaka on Sunday to sweep the two-match series. Hasan took 7-58 and 5-59 in the first and second innings respectively to help the Tigers bowl out the visitors […]

Nations urged to tackle ‘urgent threats’ at UN climate talks

With the direst warnings yet of impending environmental disaster still ringing in their ears, representatives from nearly 200 nations gathered Sunday in Poland to firm up their plan to prevent catastrophic climate change. The UN climate summit comes at a crucial juncture in mankind’s response to planetary warming. […]

US, China agree to trade war ceasefire, more talks

US President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping agreed Saturday to suspend any new tariffs in the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies, even if huge existing duties will remain in place. Following more than two hours of dinner talks between the two leaders, the […]

NC to oppose any change in procedure to grant PRCs: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, Dec 2: National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Sunday said his party would oppose any move aimed at changing the procedure for granting permanent resident certificates (PRCs) in Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah described the reported directions of Governor S P Malik-led state administrative council (SAC) in this […]

Sonali Bendre to return to Mumbai after cancer treatment in US

Mumbai, Dec 2: Actor Sonali Bendre Behl, who was diagnosed with high grade cancer, is excited to return to the city she calls “home” after undergoing treatment in New York for about five months. In the first week of July, Sonali had revealed that she has been diagnosed with […]

Pak can seek India’s help if it cannot handle fight against terrorism alone: Rajnath

Jaipur, Dec 2:  Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday said Pakistan can seek India’s help if it cannot handle the fight against terrorism alone. He asserted there have not been any major terrorist related incident in the country in over four years of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government. “I want […]

Analysis: Indian politicians spar over dodgy economic data as election nears

NEW DELHI  – It may be the world’s sixth largest, but most other things about India’s economy are up for debate. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is under fire for the release of new historical GDP figures that significantly downgraded growth during the years the opposition Congress […]

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Mauritania

DUBAI  – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived on Sunday in Mauritania, resuming a tour of Arab countries after attending the G20 summit in Argentina. Saudi state TV showed footage of the crown prince’s plane arriving in Nouakchott. Before attending the G20 summit, he visited the United […]

Wanted in India, fiery Islamic preacher Zakir Naik says he has not broken any law

KANGAR, Malaysia – Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, wanted in his home country of India, said he has not broken any Indian law and was being targeted by the “enemies of Islam,” in a rare public speech in Malaysia where he has sought refuge. Naik, 53, is facing […]

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