Day: November 22, 2019

Pakistan grapples with drug-resistant typhoid outbreak

KARACHI, Pakistan – Early this year Muhammad Haider Sajjad, a thin bespectacled boy of 15, was hospitalised in Karachi, Pakistan’s commercial capital. Doctors suspected typhoid, but when the most common antibiotics failed to work, the boy’s family began to panic. Sajjad is one of more than 11,000 people, […]

Hong Kong election a referendum on anti-government protests

HONG KONG — Cathy Yau remembers the first time she was called a “dirty cop” by Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters, days after police deployed tear gas to repel tens of thousands of black-clad demonstrators blocking the legislature. The former officer, exasperated at the increasing use of force to […]

Water quality report fabricated to benefit RO companies: AAP

New Delhi, Nov 22: The recent BIS report which said Delhi’s water quality failed quality tests was “fabricated” to benefit manufactures of reverse osmosis (RO) purifiers, the Aam Aadmi Party claimed on Friday. The party also asked what connection does Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan have with these companies. […]

Consensus on Uddhav Thackeray to lead Maha govt: Pawar

Mumbai/New Delhi, Nov 22: There is consensus in the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance that Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray should lead the new government in Maharashtra, NCP president Sharad Pawar said here on Friday. Pawar’s announcement capped a day of hectic meetings between the Congress, NCP and their pre-poll allies and […]

Israel braces for bitter fight after Netanyahu indictment

Jerusalem, Nov 22: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s indictment is expected to sharpen the battle lines in Israel’s already deadlocked political system and could test the loyalty of his right-wing allies, Israeli commentators said Friday. The serious corruption charges announced Thursday appear to have dashed already slim hopes for a […]

NRC crucial for border states, will settle issue of infiltration: U’khand CM

Dehradun, Nov 22: Welcoming the Centre’s decision to implement the NRC process across the country, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said the exercise will permanently settle issues related to infiltration and anti-national elements. He said the exercise is particularly important for border states like Uttarakhand. His remarks came […]

BHU Sanskrit department ‘reopen’, protests continue

Varanasi (UP), Nov 22: The Sanskrit department of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) reopened on Friday even as a section of the students continued their protests against the appointment of a Muslim professor in the faculty. The protesters, mostly from the RSS-affiliated student’s union ABVP, have been demonstrating against […]

India-Uzbek sign pact on counter-terror cooperation

New Delhi, Nov 22: India and Uzbekistan have signed a pact for further strengthening of cooperation in the fields of counter-terrorism and organised crime, the Home Ministry said on Friday. The agreement was signed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and his Uzbekistan counterpart Pulat Bobojonov here to further […]

Netanyahu charged with corruption, says he won’t resign

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would not resign despite being charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a corruption scandal that he denounced as an “attempted coup”. The charges announced by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit were the first of their […]

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