Day: November 28, 2019

Time running out on North Korea’s deadline to US on nukes

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump have signaled their affection for each other so regularly it might be easy to miss rising fears that the head-spinning diplomatic engagement of the past two years is falling apart. Pyongyang has issued increasingly […]

Iraqi crackdown kills 25 protesters after Iran mission torched

Iraq’s southern hotspot of Nasiriyah was in bloody upheaval Thursday after a government crackdown killed 25 protesters and thousands defied a curfew to march in their funerals, following the dramatic torching of an Iranian consulate. Iraq’s capital and south have been torn by the worst street unrest since […]

No fresh probe into Maharashtra’s Adarsh scam case: ED

New Delhi, Nov 28: The Enforcement Directorate said on Thursday it has not undertaken any fresh probe into the Adarsh society scam of Maharashtra. The federal probe agency issued a statement following media reports that its sleuths visited the society on Thursday for some measurements and related activities. “This […]

BPCL workers protest over PM Modi’s privatisation plans

KOCHI/BENGALURU – Thousands of employees across India on Thursday protested an upcoming stake sale at state owned refiner Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), fearing loss of jobs and benefits. In what is seen as the biggest privatisation push in India in decades, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government last […]

India plans security audit of WhatsApp after hacking attempt

NEW DELHI – India wants to conduct an audit of WhatsApp’s security systems following revelations that a spyware exploited vulnerabilities in the Facebook-owned messaging platform, the country’s technology minister said on Thursday. The Indian Computer Emergency Team (CERT-In) “sought submission of information from WhatsApp on November 9, 2019, […]

Trumps signs bill to crack down on animal cruelty

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed a bill that makes certain acts of animal cruelty a federal felony, saying it’s important for the nation to combat “heinous and sadistic acts of cruelty.” The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act prohibits extreme acts of cruelty when they occur […]

Furious, China summons US ambassador over Hong Kong bills

BEIJING — China reacted furiously Thursday to President Donald Trump’s signing two bills aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong, summoning the U.S. ambassador to protest and warning the move would undermine cooperation with Washington. Hong Kong, a former British colony that was granted special autonomy when […]

Vajpayee govt created Jharkhand, Modi taking it forward: Shah

Chatra(Jharkhand), Nov 28: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday said that the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government had created Jharkhand and the Narendra Modi dispensation is taking it forward. Speaking at an election rally here he said that Jharkhand had witnessed large scale corruption during the previous governments but there […]

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