Day: March 19, 2019

Letter points to terror motive in Dutch tram attack

Dutch authorities said Tuesday they were “seriously” investigating a terrorist motive for the Utrecht tram attack because of evidence including a letter found in the suspected gunman’s getaway car. Police were questioning Turkish-born main suspect Gokmen Tanis, 37, and two other men over Monday’s rampage in which three […]

Exclusive: Government asked banks to save Jet, avoid bankruptcy – sources

NEW DELHI – India’s government has asked state-run banks to rescue privately held Jet Airways without pushing it into bankruptcy, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to avert thousands of job losses weeks before a general election, two people within the administration told Reuters. The finance ministry has […]

Death of man in custody in Kashmir sparks protests

SRINAGAR – Protests flared in parts of Kashmir on Tuesday after police said a man being questioned in connection with a security investigation had died in custody, the latest disturbances in one of the world’s most militarised regions. The dead man, Rizwan Asad Pandit, a chemistry graduate who […]

Pakistan tells China of ‘deteriorating situation’ in Kashmir

BEIJING – Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday of the “rapidly deteriorating situation” and rights violations in Kashmir, and called for India to look again at its policies there. India launched an air strike on a militant camp inside Pakistan last month […]

Jet Airways crisis worsens as government steps in, pilots threaten strike

NEW DELHI – A crisis at India’s Jet Airways deepened on Tuesday as an increasingly worried government called for an emergency meeting, angry passengers demanded refunds and pilots threatened to go on strike over unpaid salaries. The Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu, asked his officials to call for […]

Pak court mulls options for recording Musharraf’s statement in treason case

Islamabad, Mar 19: A special court hearing the treason case against Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday ordered the preparation of a questionnaire for the former military ruler and sought assistance to determine whether or not he can record his statement via video link. The previous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government […]

Mamata lashes out at BJP for questioning her religion

Kolkata, Mar 19: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday lashed out at the BJP for questioning her religion and said neither she nor the people of the state need to learn the meaning of ‘communal harmony’ from the “divisive BJP”.  “There are people who question my religion. I […]

Pulwama attack: CRPF not to celebrate Holi

Gurgaon, Mar 19: The CRPF will not officially celebrate Holi this year as a mark of respect to its 40 jawans killed last month in a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir, where the force eliminated 210 terrorists in 2018, the force’s chief said Tuesday.  During an event to […]

Undertrial escapes from Srinagar court complex

Srinagar, Mar 19: An undertrial, accused in a militancy related case, managed to escape from police custody when he was brought to the district court complex here Tuesday, an official said. Ishafaq Ahmad Rah gave cops the slip while he was being presented before the court at Monminabad, a […]

Jet pilots threaten to stop flying from Apr 1, set Mar 31 deadline on bailout, salaries

Mumbai, Mar 19: The umbrella body of the domestic pilots of the nearly crippled Jet Airways Tuesday threatened to stop flying from April 1, if the resolution plan is delayed and salary dues are not cleared by the end of this month. The decision was taken at the annual […]

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