Day: January 19, 2019

Laquan McDonald’s family laments sentence for white officer

CHICAGO — The explosive video of a white Chicago officer shooting a black teenager 16 times shocked consciences around the world with footage of Laquan McDonald getting gunned down as he walked away from police. The graphic images of McDonald crumpling to the street while bullets kept striking […]

Opposition stages giant joint rally to oust Modi

KOLKATA, India – India’s main opposition parties joined forces against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday at a rally in Kolkata which attracted hundreds of thousands of people months ahead of elections. The 23 regional groups said they forged a common front to stop Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya […]

Legal route should be followed: Kartik Aaryan on sexual harassment allegations against Hirani

Mumbai, Jan 19: Kartik Aaryan is the latest Bollywood actor to maintain a ‘no comment’ stance on the sexual harassment allegation against filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani. Kartik said due course of law should be followed in such cases.  “We all have been his fans. The situation is such that one […]

India, Pak should engage in ‘meaningful dialogue’ to resolve their issues: UN chief

United Nations, Jan 19: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday hoped that India and Pakistan will engage in a “meaningful dialogue” to resolve their issues. The UN chief, speaking to reporters at the UN headquarters in New York, also said he has been offering his “good offices […]

JNU sedition case: Court questions Delhi Police for filing chargesheet without procuring requisite sanctions

New Delhi, Jan 19: A court here questioned the Delhi police on Saturday for filing a chargesheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a 2016 sedition case without procuring requisite sanctions. Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat granted police time till February 6 to […]

Sonia, Rahul have sent good wishes for opposition rally: Kharge

Kolkata, Jan 19: Representing the Congress at a mega gathering of opposition parties here on Saturday, Mallikarjun Kharge said party chief Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had sent their good wishes for the rally. At the rally, Kharge, the leader of the Congress party in the Lok […]

‘Delhi mein sarkar badal do’: Mamata’s war cry at opposition rally

Kolkata, Jan 19: Issuing a war cry ‘Delhi mein sarkar badal do’ (change the government at the Centre), Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Saturday asserted that the “expiry date” of the Modi government is over and a united opposition will win the coming general elections. Addressing an opposition rally […]

Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case asserted that […]

3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

DETROIT — Michigan’s attorney general in 2016 promised to investigate “without fear or favor” the scandal over Flint’s lead-tainted drinking water and pledged that state regulators would be locked up for fudging data and misleading the public. Yet three years later, no one is behind bars. Instead, seven […]