Month: February 2019

India welcomes Pakistan’s return of captured pilot, as powers urges de-escalation

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD – Indian military officials said on Thursday they welcomed Pakistan’s planned return of a captured pilot, but refused to confirm they would de-escalate a conflict between the two nuclear powers. The pilot, identified as Wing Commander Abhinandan, became the human face of the flare-up over the […]

Be wary of social media, mindless warmongering: JD(U)

Patna, Feb 28: The ruling Janata Dal (United) in Bihar, an ally of the BJP, Thursday cautioned against “social media jingoism and mindless warmongering” that are being mistaken for bravery. Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, JD(U) national vice president Prashant Kishor said #SayNoToWar, which has been trending on microblogging site Twitter […]

5G presents security challenge for telecom operators

While Washington’s concerns that future 5G wireless networks could be vulnerable to spying by China have dominated headlines, businesses have long been pushing to make sure the technology is as secure as possible. With fifth-generation wireless networks, or 5G, starting to be rolled out this year, the issue […]

Bon appe-teeth: man chomps on ‘molar’ in airline meal

A horrified Australian traveller discovered a suspected human tooth in a meal on a Singapore Airlines flight, prompting the carrier Thursday to apologise and launch an investigation. Bradley Button was eating rice on the flight on Tuesday when he heard a crunch and spat out what appeared to […]

Former Trump lawyer back in Congress for third day of testimony

US President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen was testifying in Congress again on Thursday, one day after a dramatic appearance during which he accused his longtime boss of being a racist, conman and cheat. Unlike Wednesday’s riveting nationally televised public testimony, Cohen’s appearance on Thursday before the […]

Pakistan says will free Indian pilot as ‘peace gesture’

Pakistan said Thursday it will release a captured Indian pilot as a “peace gesture”, taking a step towards rapprochement as clashes between the nuclear-armed rivals ignited fears of a disastrous conflict. The pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, has become the face of the crisis since he was shot […]

Irish drivers warned to get paperwork for ‘no-deal’ Brexit

LONDON — Ireland’s deputy prime minister said Thursday that the European Union wants to work with Britain to ensure there is a Brexit deal, as Irish drivers were warned they will need new paperwork to cross the currently invisible border to Northern Ireland if the U.K. leaves the […]

Cohen returns to Capitol Hill after slamming Trump as liar

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday for hours of closed-door questioning after publicly branding his former boss a racist and a con man who lied about business dealings in Russia and directed him to conceal extramarital relationships. Cohen was speaking privately […]

SAC approves 3% hike in DA of Government employees, pensioners

open view news desk JAMMU, FEBRUARY 28: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the release of an additional installment of 3% Dearness Allowance (DA) payable on basic pay to State Government employees and pensioners […]