Day: March 22, 2019

Yasin Malik-led JKLF banned by Centre

New Delhi, Mar 22: The Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) was banned on Friday for “promoting” secession of the militancy-hit state from the Union of India, officials said here. Banning the outfit under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act after a high-level meeting on security […]

May pleads with EU for time to save her Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May is due back in Brussels on Thursday on a last-gasp mission to beg EU leaders for more time to deliver a Brexit deal twice rejected by her own parliament. With just eight days until the UK’s four-decade-old European adventure comes to an abrupt […]

IndiGo launches Delhi-Istanbul flight; plans for wider global expansion

Istanbul : India’s budget carrier IndiGo has launched its flight on the Delhi-Istanbul sector and announced to use its expanding fleet of A320neo and A321neo aircraft to connect more Indian cities to countries such as China, Vietnam, England, Myanmar and Saudi Arabia. William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer of IndiGo […]

Trump says public should see ‘ridiculous’ Mueller report

  WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said he believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as “ridiculous.” “Let it come out, let people see it,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House on Wednesday […]

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last week. Ardern said a sales ban was effective immediately to prevent stockpiling and would be followed […]

Mosque massacre funerals resume with teen laid to rest

A teenager who dreamed of playing in goal for Manchester United was among the latest victims of New Zealand’s twin mosque massacre to be buried as funerals resumed Thursday. Hundreds of mourners, including many schoolchildren, gathered for an emotional farewell to Sayyad Milne, a 14-year-old football-mad youngster who […]

Levi’s raises $623 mn ahead of NYSE debut Thursday

US jeans company Levi Strauss & Co. announced Wednesday strong pricing ahead of its Wall Street return, enabling it to raise a better-than-expected $623 million. The iconic brand, which is set to begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange, said it would initially price at $17 […]

Osaka silent over ex-coach lawsuit as Miami Open begins

World number one Naomi Osaka refused on Wednesday to become embroiled in a dispute with one of her former coaches who is suing her for 20 percent of her career earnings. Christophe Jean, who helped the Japanese two-time Grand Slam champion when she was a junior, wants at […]

Aussie footy TV host slammed for mocking NZ PM’s accent

A leading Australian media personality faced a stinging backlash Thursday after mocking New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s accent during a moving speech in parliament about the Christchurch mosque attacks. Ardern has been widely praised for her handling of the tragedy that saw 50 lives lost when an […]

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