Day: January 11, 2019

Saudi asylum seeker in Thailand en route to Canada after saga

The 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family and harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation from Thailand was en route to Canada late Friday, in a surprise twist after officials gave heavy hints she was bound for Australia. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun’s attempt to flee […]

SP, BSP unite in Uttar Pradesh in a bid to beat Modi in election

NEW DELHI – The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), two political rivals in Uttar Pradesh, will form an alliance in a bid to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in national election scheduled for May, leaders of the parties said. The […]

India’s Iranian oil imports slide in December under U.S. pressure

NEW DELHI – India’s oil imports from Iran fell by 41 percent in December to 302,000 barrels per day oil (bpd), ship tracking data reviewed by Reuters showed, as pressure from U.S. sanctions took effect. The United States introduced tough sanctions aimed at crippling Iran’s oil revenue-dependent economy […]

India slaps cases against critics of plan to grant citizenship to non-Muslims

GUWAHATI, India – Indian police on Friday said they are investigating an academic, a journalist and a peasant leader for possible sedition for publicly opposing a proposal to grant citizenship to non-Muslims from neighbouring Muslim-majority countries. Critics have called the proposal blatantly anti-Muslim and an attempt by Prime […]

Pakistan says 5 arrested over attack on Chinese consulate

KARACHI, Pakistan — A Pakistani police officer says investigators have arrested five suspects charged with aiding a separatist group accused of attacking the Chinese Consulate in Karachi last year, killing two civilians and two policemen. At a news conference on Friday, officer Amir Sheikh said the men arrested […]

APNewsBreak: US approved thousands of child bride requests

WASHINGTON — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl. […]

Social media giants plan push-back on India’s new regulations – sources

NEW DELHI – Global social media and technology giants are gearing up to fight sweeping new rules proposed by the Indian government that would require them to actively regulate content in one of the world’s biggest Internet markets, sources close to the matter told Reuters. The rules, proposed […]

Banker-turned-politician Meera Sanyal dead

Mumbai, Jan 11: Banker-turned-politician Meera Sanyal died Friday after a brief illness. Sanyal, 57, had joined the Aam Aadmi Party after quitting her job as the country chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, and contested a Lok Sabha election in 2014. AAP leader and Delhi’s deputy chief minister […]

Div Com issues fresh avalanche warning

open view news desk SRINAGAR, JANUARY 11: In view of the inclement weather and snow prediction, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today issued fresh avalanche warning for nine avalanche prone districts of Kashmir Division. The warning has been issued for the avalanche prone areas in district Anantnag, […]

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