Day: April 12, 2019

Sudanese defy curfew to demand new military 45

Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations on Friday. Protest leaders dismissed the transitional military council formed by top brass after they toppled Bashir […]

Japan court says Carlos Ghosn detention extended until April 22

A Japanese court on Friday ruled that Carlos Ghosn will remain in detention until April 22, as prosecutors grill the former Nissan boss over allegations of financial misconduct. His lawyers immediately appealed the decision and have already asked the Supreme Court to intervene in his detention. But unless […]

Suicide blast rips through Pakistani fruit market, killing 20

At least 20 people were killed and 48 wounded Friday by a powerful suicide blast apparently targeting the Shia Hazara ethnic minority at a crowded fruit market in Pakistan’s Quetta city, officials said. Body parts littered the scene and injured people screamed for help as black smoke cloaked […]

Ex-Obama WH counsel charged with lying in lobbying probe

Washington :  Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig has been indicted on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe. Craig was charged Thursday in a two-count indictment that accuses him of willfully concealing material facts […]

North Korea bolsters diplomatic lineup amid stalled US talks

Seoul :  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has retained his most important leadership post as his rubber-stamp parliament made a slew of personnel changes that bolstered his diplomatic lineup amid stalemated nuclear diplomacy with the United States. Some observers say the personnel appointments could show Kim’s desire to […]

Trump, South Korea’s Moon look for way to curb NKorea nukes

Washington :  President Donald Trump’s meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in comes amid uncertainty over whether the leader of North Korea is considering backing out of nuclear negotiations or restarting nuclear and missile tests. Trump, in his first meeting with Moon since the unsuccessful US summit with Kim […]

Trump’s controversial transgender troop ban takes effect

Washington :  US President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on transgender Americans in the military comes into force on Friday following a protracted legal battle. Trump’s administration has insisted that there is “too great a risk to military effectiveness and lethality” to allow transgender people to serve — reversing a […]

HC comes down hard on Guj govt over ban on cattle export

Ahmedabad :  The Gujarat High Court has quashed three notifications of the state government aimed at stopping export of livestock from Tuna Port, terming it “colourable exercise of powers” to do something which cannot be done directly. A division bench of justices Harsha Devani and Bhargav Karia passed the […]

SC directs all political parties to furnish receipts of electoral bonds to EC

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Friday directed all political parties to furnish receipts of electoral bonds and details of identity of donors in a sealed cover to the Election Commission. In an interim order, the apex court also directed all political parties to provide details of the amount […]

SC directs ex-Jharkhand minister to surrender before Ranchi court by Apr 15

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Friday directed former Jharkhand minister Yogendra Sao to surrender before a court in Ranchi by April 15 in cases related to rioting and inciting of violence. A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde said that Sao will have to surrender by Monday. […]

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