Day: January 16, 2019

China rapidly building robust lethal force to impose its will in the region: US official

Washington :  China, seeking “great power status”, is rapidly building a robust lethal force with advanced capabilities in the air, at sea, in space and in cyberspace to enable it to impose its will in the region and beyond, according to a top US intelligence official. “The strategic objectives […]

UN chief hails ‘historic’ moment as Palestine takes over reins of G77

United Nations : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the “historic leadership” of Palestine which assumed the chairmanship of G77, the global body’s largest intergovernmental organisation of developing countries including India. Egypt was the previous Chair of the Group of 77 (G77), a coalition of 134 members, along with China […]

Over 2,300 women to go on Haj this year without ‘Mehram’: Naqvi

New Delhi : Over 2,300 Muslim women from India will go on Haj this year without ‘Mehram’ or male companion as all those who applied under this category have been exempted from the lottery system, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Wednesday. The Modi government had last year […]

Will join hands with like-minded parties who strive for

Coimbatore : Actor-politician Kamal Haasan Wednesday said his party was willing to join hands with like-minded parties who are against corruption and focused on making Tamil Nadu a progressive state. “The Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) is ready to join hands with those parties, who dream to make Tamil Nadu […]

Zaggle Launches Expense Management Solution

HYDERABAD, India, January 16, 2019/PRNewswire/ — An Innovative and smart platform to manage corporate expenditures, anytime, anywhere, across any device Zaggle, the leader in digital payments, employee benefits, reward & recognition, loyalty and gift cards space, launched its Expense Management Solution today. Solving one of the biggest challenges […]

UP couple that eloped in December traced in Haryana

Muzaffarnagar :  Police have recovered a minor girl and boy who had eloped in December last year from their village in Shamli district, an official said Wednesday. The two were recovered from Haryana’s Kinnar village, where they were living as husband and wife, he said. They had fled from […]

AP WAS THERE: Shah leaves Iran as 1979 revolution looms

EDITOR’S NOTE :  On Jan. 16, 1979, Iran’s powerful Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi abandoned his Peacock Throne and left his nation, never to return home, setting the stage for the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution a month later. His departure and the ensuing chaos blindsided the United States, which […]

The rules for Wednesday’s no-confidence vote in Parliament

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn of the Labour Party has put forward a “no-confidence” motion in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, triggering a vote on its future that is scheduled for Wednesday. He acted after May’s plan to withdraw Britain from the European Union was overwhelmingly rejected Tuesday […]

Kenyan president says all gunmen killed at hotel complex

NAIROBI,Kenya — Kenya’s security forces have killed the Islamic extremist gunmen whose assault on a luxury hotel and shopping complex took 14 “innocent lives,” the country’s president said Wednesday. “All the terrorists have been eliminated,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said in announcing an end to the operation to secure […]

Northridge earthquake shattered Los Angeles 25 years ago

LOS ANGELES  — Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage. A look back at the damage, deaths and developments in seismic safety since the disaster: THE QUAKE […]