Day: April 11, 2019

Anti-BJP votes deleted across India: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi :  AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal Thursday claimed that genuine anti-BJP votes have been deleted across India at an “unprecedented scale” and questioned the Election Commission over the fairness of the ongoing polls. His deputy Manish Sisodia accused the EC of “serving the BJP”. In a series of […]

India’s Independence, Constitution under threat: Mamata

Darjeeling : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday claimed that India’s Independence and its Constitution were under threat in BJP regime. Addressing a public meeting at Chauk Bazaar area here, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo said the saffron party was trying to “take advantage of the political […]

Anti-opioid addiction drug maker charged with fraud

RICHMOND, Va. — Shares in a British company that makes an opioid addiction-withdrawal drug lost about 70% of their value Wednesday after its executives were accused of lying about the product for years to boost profits. Federal prosecutors in Virginia filed fraud charges Tuesday against Indivior, which makes […]

South Korean court orders easing of abortion ban

SEOUL, South Korea  — In a major reversal, South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the easing of the country’s decades-long ban on abortions, one of the strictest in the developed world. Abortions have been largely illegal in South Korea since 1953, though convictions for violating the ban […]

Brain scans may reveal concussion damage in living athletes

Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they’re alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels of an abnormal protein tied to the disease in a study of former National Football […]

Principal who went into coma after bone marrow donation dies

WESTFIELD, N.J.  — A New Jersey high school principal who had agreed to donate bone marrow to a 14-year-old stranger in France has died, weeks after he lapsed into a coma during the procedure, his family said. Westfield High School Principal Derrick Nelson, 44, told the school’s newspaper that he […]

China’s spreading influence in Eastern Europe worries West

BELGRADE, Serbia — Coal-powered plants, mobile networks, major bridges, roads and railways: Chinese investments have been booming throughout Central and Eastern Europe’s cash-strapped developing countries, even as European Union officials scramble to counter Beijing’s mounting economic and political influence on the continent. EU member Croatia is hosting a […]

Sudanese officials say army forced president to step down

CAIRO  — Sudan’s armed forces were to deliver an “important statement” and asked the nation to “wait for it” on Thursday, state TV reported, as two senior officials said the military had forced longtime President Omar al-Bashir to step down. The circumstances of al-Bashir’s apparent ouster and his […]

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