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Day: May 28, 2019

Supreme Court upholds Indiana abortion law on fetal remains

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains, a sign that the conservative court is more open to abortion restrictions. But the justices rejected the state’s appeal of a […]

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Freed Sri Lanka Buddhist monk vows to expose Islamist militancy

COLOMBO – A hardline Buddhist monk accused of inciting violence against minority Muslims in Sri Lanka said on Tuesday he planned to denounce Islamist militants after he was freed from prison last week by presidential pardon. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, head of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) or “Buddhist […]

BJP consolidates big vote win in West Bengal with opposition defections

NEW DELHI – Three Indian opposition state assembly members and more than 50 municipal leaders from West Bengal joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party on Tuesday, days after he was re-elected with big gains in places like the populous eastern state. The defections came as opposition parties in […]

Rizwan, Abid told to stay put in England as Pakistan’s World Cup back-up players

Karachi, May 28: The Pakistan Cricket Board on the request of the national team management has decided to keep batsmen Muhammad Rizwan and Abid Ali in England for the duration of the World Cup as back-up players. While wicketkeeper-batsman Rizwan did not make it to the final 15 for […]

Pak’s nukes make its defence ‘invincible’, says Sharif from jail

Lahore, May 28: As Pakistan Tuesday marked the 21st anniversary of its atomic tests, jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said that his decision to make the country a nuclear power has made its defence “invincible.” On May 28, 1998 Pakistan carried out five nuclear tests at Chaghi in […]

61 security personnel, 11 civilians killed in JK in 4 months: MHA

Jammu, May 27: Sixty-one security personnel and 11 civilians were killed while 142 people were injured in 177 terror-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in the first four months of 2019, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said. The statement by Sulekha, Director, MHA came in response to […]

J-K admin announces 47 day summer vacation for schools in Jammu division

Jammu, May 28: The Jammu and Kashmir administration Tuesday announced a 47-day summer vacation from June 1 in government and recognised private schools up to higher secondary level falling in summer zone of Jammu division. According to an order issued by the School Education Department, these schools shall observe […]

Rahul best person to lead party, too premature to write Cong’s obituary: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi, May 28:  Rahul Gandhi is the best person to pull the Congress out of its predicament following the setback in the Lok Sabha polls, says party leader Shashi Tharoor while declaring that his party is “alive and kicking” and it is too premature to write its […]

Pak shells forward posts in J-K’s Rajouri district

Jammu, May 28: Pakistani troops fired from small arms and shelled forward posts in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district using mortar on Tuesday, officials said.  “The Pakistan army, at about 1600 hours Tuesday, initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation starting with firing of small arms followed by shelling using mortars along […]

US climber becomes 11th Everest fatality

A US climber has died after descending from Everest, officials said Tuesday, taking this season’s toll to 11 including several deaths blamed on overcrowding on the world’s highest mountain. Christopher John Kulish, 61, had already climbed the 8,848-metre (29,029-feet) peak, and was safely back at a camp below […]

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