Day: June 13, 2019

Tankers struck near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-US tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz came under a suspected attack Thursday, setting one of them ablaze in the latest mysterious assault targeting vessels in a region crucial to global energy supplies amid heightened tension between Iran and the U.S. […]

Trump says would take foreign info on 2020 presidential opponent

Washington, Jun 13: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would be willing to accept information from a foreign country on his opponent in the 2020 election race, after years of denying Moscow helped him win office. Trump team contacts with Russians during the 2016 presidential race led to […]

Police tell court no proof to prosecute Patekar; Tanushree cries foul, to challenge closure report

Mumbai, Jun 13: In a relief to actor Nana Patekar, Mumbai Police has informed a local court that it has no evidence to prosecute him in a molestation case lodged against him by actor Tanushree Dutta. Dutta, whose complaint against Patekar in October last year sparked a nationwide ‘#MeToo’ […]

Congress pays tributes to 13 people killed in AN-32 crash

New Delhi, Jun 13: The Congress Thursday paid tributes to the 13 people killed in the IAF aircraft crash in Arunachal Pradesh, saying the country shall remain indebted for their valiant contributions. Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the “13 brave men in […]

Can’t fathom Modi mania despite ‘bad state’ of the economy: Siddaramaiah

Bengaluru, June 13 : Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah Thursday said he was unable to understand the Modi mania, despite the “bad state” of the economy under the previous BJP regime led by him. The former Chief Minister alleged that the BJP won the Lok Sabha election raising emotive […]

Telegram hit by cyber-attack, CEO points to HK protests, China

Encrypted messaging service Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that appeared to originate from China, the company’s CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political unrest in Hong Kong. Many protesters in the city have used Telegram to evade electronic surveillance and coordinate their demonstrations against a controversial […]

Candidates face first cull in battle to be British PM

The 10 candidates running to replace Britain’s outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May face the first round of voting on Thursday — when at least one will get the chop. Conservative MPs hold their first secret ballot in the governing party’s leadership contest as they begin whittling down the […]

Trump Jr grilled by US senators, says unconcerned about perjury

Donald Trump Jr wrapped up a return interview Wednesday with US lawmakers who questioned him about his contacts with Russians, with the president’s eldest son dismissing concerns he may have perjured himself in his 2017 testimony. The 41-year-old appeared relaxed as he emerged from a three-hour closed-door session […]