Day: October 30, 2019

Beijing eyes facial recognition tech for metro security

Beijing will use facial recognition tools to speed up security checks in the city’s overcrowded metro, using a ‘credit system’ to sort passengers into different channels, state-run media reported on Wednesday. Long queues and commuters arguing with staff over slow security procedures are common sites during rush hour […]

Uzbek rape victim seeks arrest of accused police officer

Mumbai, Oct 30: An Uzbek woman, who was allegedly raped by a police officer, met senior officials on Wednesday seeking action against the accused. Alleging that the Chembur police were favouring the accused inspector Bhanudas Jadhav, the victim also demanded that the probe be handed over to the crime […]

In historic vote, US House recognizes ‘Armenian genocide’

The US House of Representatives passed a resolution Tuesday officially recognizing the “Armenian genocide,” a symbolic but unprecedented move that angered Turkey amid already heightened tensions with Washington. Cheers and applause erupted when the chamber voted 405 to 11 in support of the measure “affirming the United States […]

Lebanon reopens but crisis remains after PM resigns

The Lebanese government’s resignation under pressure from the street looked set to ease a two-week-old nationwide lockdown but protesters vowed Wednesday to keep pushing for deeper change. President Michel Aoun acknowledged Saad Hariri’s resignation as prime minister on Tuesday but asked his government to stay on in a […]

Diplomat: Bolton cautioned him about Giuliani and Ukraine

WASHINGTON — A State Department Foreign Service officer is telling House impeachment investigators that former national security adviser John Bolton cautioned him that Rudy Giuliani “was a key voice with the president on Ukraine” and could complicate U.S. goals in the Eastern European country.Full Coverage: Trump impeachment inquiry The […]

Boeing CEO faces another grilling on Capitol Hill over Max

Boeing’s CEO faces a second day of grilling on Capitol Hill over the 737 Max, the plane involved in two crashes that killed 346 people. House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., said Wednesday Boeing Co. showed a “lack of candor all through this” as it developed the […]

India moves to divide Jammu and Kashmir state despite protests, attacks

SRINAGAR, India – India will formally split up disputed Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories on Thursday, aiming to tighten its grip on the restive region that has been in the grip of a harsh security clampdown for nearly three months. Street protests against the measures […]

Opposition parties, some BJP allies attack govt over Kashmir visit of EU MPs

New Delhi, Oct 30: Opposition parties on Wednesday stepped up their attack against the government over EU MPs’ Kashmir trip with the Congress describing it as the “biggest diplomatic blunder” and others asking the Centre how these foreign lawmakers were allowed to visit the Valley while Indian leaders were […]

Raj HC quashes cattle smuggling case against Pehlu Khan, his two sons and driver

Jaipur, Oct 30: The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday quashed a case against Pehlu Khan, who was lynched by cow vigilantes in April 2017, his two sons and a truck driver for allegedly illegally transporting cows for slaughter. A single bench of Justice Pankaj Bhandari quashed the case under […]

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