Day: December 18, 2019

Prayer at Kashmir’s biggest mosque for 1st time in 4 months

SRINAGAR, India — A call to afternoon prayer rang out from the central mosque in disputed Kashmir’s largest city for the first time in more than four months on Wednesday, ending a virtual ban on religious practice in the Muslim-majority region’s biggest mosque. The Jamia Masjid in Srinagar was shut […]

Volunteers battle health crisis of asylum seekers in Mexico

TIJUANA, Mexico — When the Honduran boy complained of a toothache, Dr. Psyche Calderon asked the obvious question: “When did the pain start?” The answer broke her heart. “When La Mara broke all my teeth and killed all my family,” the 14-year-old said. He said little else about […]

Infosys to pay USD 800,000 to settle case with California Attorney General

Washington/New Delhi, Dec 18: Indian IT major Infosys has agreed to pay USD 800,000 (nearly Rs 5.6 crore) to settle allegations of misclassification of foreign workers and tax fraud, officials said on Tuesday. Infosys will pay California USD 800,000 to resolve allegations that, between 2006 and 2017, approximately 500 […]

Protest march taken out in Solapur against CAA

Pune, Dec 18: Several Muslim organisations took out a protest march in Maharashtra’s Solapur district on Wednesday against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, alleging that it discriminates on religious lines. The Act violates the basic frameworkof the Constitution and is against the Muslim community, the protesters charged. The march began […]

Chronology of events in Nirbhaya case

New Delhi, Dec 18: Following is the chronology of events in the sensational December 16, 2012, Nirbhaya gang rape-and-murder case of a 23-year-old girl, in which the Supreme Court Wednesday dismissed the review petition of one of the four death row convicts. – Dec 16, 2012: Paramedical student gang […]

Australia has its hottest day on record

Australia this week experienced its hottest day on record and the heatwave is expected to worsen, exacerbating an already unprecedented bushfire season, authorities said Wednesday. The average nationwide temperatures of 40.9 degrees Celsius (105.6 degrees Fahrenheit) on Tuesday beat the previous record of 40.3 degrees Celsius in January […]

Samsung chairman jailed for union sabotage

The chairman of Samsung Electronics, the world’s biggest smartphone and chip maker, has been jailed for sabotaging union activities, prompting a rare apology on Wednesday from the firm. Chairman Lee Sang-hoon and executive vice president Kang Kyung-hoon were both sentenced to 18 months for leading a wide-ranging operation […]

Judge OKs nearly $25 billion for PG&E fire victims, insurers

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved two Pacific Gas & Electric settlements totaling $24.5 billion to help pay the losses suffered by homeowners, businesses and insurers in the aftermath of catastrophic Northern California wildfires that sent the nation’s largest utility into a financial morass. […]

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