Day: March 6, 2019

FDA allows treatment of depression with club drug’s cousin

WASHINGTON — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness. The nasal spray from Johnson & Johnson is a chemical cousin […]

At least 16 killed in attack in eastern Afghanistan

At least 16 people were killed in a suicide attack Wednesday on a construction company in eastern Afghanistan, officials said, the latest bloody assault in the war-torn country. The hours-long attack in Jalalabad began early Wednesday when two suicide bombers detonated explosives at the gate of the compound, […]

Modi misused his office to benefit Dassault: Congress

New Delhi, Mar 6: The Congress Wednesday launched a fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale aircraft deal, alleging that he misused his office to “benefit” Dassault Aviation and that a case under the prevention of corruption law is made out against him. The party’s chief […]

Indian parliamentary panel asks Facebook to do more to curb fake news: sources

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI  – An Indian parliamentary panel on Wednesday asked Facebook Inc to do more to tackle so-called fake news on its platforms ahead of a general election due by May, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. Facebook executives, including its global policy chief Joel […]

U.N. rights chief warns India over divisive policies, harassment of Muslims

GENEVA  – U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned India on Wednesday that its “divisive policies” could undermine economic growth, saying that narrow political agendas were marginalising vulnerable people in an already unequal society. “We are receiving reports that indicate increasing harassment and targeting of minorities – in […]

Satellite images show madrasa buildings still standing at scene of Indian bombing

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE  – High-resolution satellite images reviewed by Reuters show that a religious school run by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in northeastern Pakistan appears to be still standing days after India claimed its warplanes had hit the Islamist group’s training camp on the site and killed a large number of […]

Ghosn’s journey: Star auto executive to masked suspect

Carlos Ghosn, the star auto executive credited with rescuing both Renault and Nissan, left a drab Tokyo detention center Wednesday after more than three months in custody, his identify obscured by a surgical mask, hat and construction worker’s outfit. The jet-setting turnaround wizard was pursued by TV news […]

Pakistan arrests key suspects over attack in Indian Kashmir

ISLAMABAD  — Pakistan’s Interior Ministry said Tuesday that authorities arrested dozens of suspects in the wake of last month’s suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 40 Indian troops, including the brother of the leader of the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group. The arrests were apparently aimed at easing […]

Pakistan minister quits over remarks against minority Hindus

LAHORE, Pakistan  — A spokesman says a provincial Pakistani minister has resigned after criticizing the country’s minority Hindu community in the wake of heightened tensions between Pakistan and India over Kashmir. Shahbaz Gill, a government spokesman, says Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, information minister in Punjab, stepped down Tuesday. Chohan […]

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