Day: April 19, 2019

House subpoena for Mueller report escalates investigation

WASHINGTON  — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel’s Robert Mueller’s report as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump. “It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must take […]

India suspends Kashmir border trade with Pakistan

India has suspended trade across its disputed Kashmir border with Pakistan, alleging that weapons and drugs are being smuggled across the route, as tensions simmer between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Kashmir has been on edge since a February suicide attack that killed 40 Indian paramilitaries and brought the two […]

Protesters mass outside Sudan army complex

Thousands of protesters massed outside Sudan’s army complex in Khartoum on Friday, piling pressure on the country’s new military rulers to swiftly transfer power to a civilian administration, witnesses said. The army on April 11 ousted Sudan’s longtime leader Omar al-Bashir after a months-long protest movement. A military […]

Journalist shot dead in N.Ireland in ‘terrorist incident’

A journalist was shot dead during riots in Northern Ireland in what police Friday were treating as a terrorist incident following the latest upsurge in violence to shake the troubled region. “Lyra McKee was murdered during orchestrated violence in Creggan last night,” Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said […]

Extreme Easter: Flogging, crucifixions in Philippines

Eight men and a woman were nailed to crosses while hundreds of barefoot men beat themselves with flails on Good Friday, in a blood-soaked display of religious fervour in the Philippines. Frowned upon by the Church, the ritual crucifixions and self-flagellation in the north of the country are […]

Sudan protest leaders to unveil civilian ruling body

Protest leaders Friday announced plans to unveil a civilian body to take over from Sudan’s ruling military council as crowds of demonstrators kept up the pressure outside army headquarters and Washington said it will send an envoy to encourage the transition. The military council, which took power after […]

CPI condemns attack on Hardik Patel

Thiruvananthapuram : The CPI Friday condemned the attack on Congress leader Hardik Patel, who was slapped by an unidentified man while addressing a poll rally in a village in Gujarat’s Surendranaga district. “CPI condemns attack on Hardik Patel. After all we are a democracy and in an election campaign, […]

Priyanka Chaturvedi joins Shiv Sena

Mumbai :  Former Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi Friday joined the Shiv Sena. Addressing a press conference with Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Chaturvedi said she left the Congress after being upset over reinstatement of party workers who misbehaved with her. “It is not true that I quit the Congress after […]

Violence in Darjeeling a day after polls, boy injured

Chopra (WB) :  A day after Darjeeling went to polls in the second phase of Lok sabha elections, violence broke out in the Hills Friday allegedly between the supporters of rival political parties, triggering panic among the locals, an election official said. Bombs were hurled and bullets fired by […]

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