Day: January 18, 2020

Justices taking up bans on state money to religious schools

WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday in a dispute over a Montana […]

Delegation of Dal dwellers calls on Lt guv in Jammu

Jammu, Jan 18: A delegation of the Dal Lake dwellers in Srinagar called on Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu here and apprised him about various issues pertaining to their rehabilitation and welfare, a Raj Bhavan spokesman said. The delegation was led by president, Zamindar Association, Ghulam Mohammad Kachroo, he […]

Assam ministry expanded, CM allocates portfolios

Guwahati, Jan 18: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Saturday expanded his ministry and allocated portfolios giving the charge of education to powerful minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in addition to the existing departments of finance, health, family welfare and PWD, a CMO spokesperson said. Sonowal expanded his cabinet increasing its […]

Two wanted ‘criminals’ of Delhi arrested in Sonipat

Chandigarh, Jan 18: The Haryana police has arrested two persons in separate raids, claiming that they are wanted by Delhi police for their involvement in over dozen cases of murder, attempt to murder, dacoity and theft in the national capital. A Haryana police spokesperson said two country-made pistols and […]

Ken Starr, celebrity lawyer Dershowitz join Trump defense team

Ken Starr, who was at the center of Bill Clinton’s impeachment in the 1990s, and America’s biggest celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz were announced Friday to be joining President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment defense. The administration has yet to unveil the full team but confirmed that White House counsel […]

China’s Xi stands with Myanmar despite Rohingya genocide accusations

China’s Xi Jinping doubled down on his support for fallen rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday, signing dozens of infrastructure and trade deals and meeting with the Myanmar army chief accused of overseeing a genocide against Rohingya Muslims. The Chinese president’s state visit to Myanmar’s purpose-built […]

Taliban open to 10-day ceasefire with U.S., talks with Afghan government – sources

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan – The Taliban will implement a 10-day ceasefire with U.S. troops, a reduction in violence with Afghan forces and discussions with Afghan government officials if it reaches a deal with U.S. negotiators in talks in Doha, two sources have said. If an agreement is sealed, it […]

India sports ministry says 35 sexual harassment complaints in 2011-19

NEW DELHI – India’s sports ministry has said 35 complaints of sexual harassment had been lodged relating to alleged incidents at national training centres from 2011 to 2019. The ministry said 27 of the complaints were made by athletes against coaches at centres run by the Sports Authority […]

HDFC Bank third-quarter net up 33% on loan growth, beats estimates

MUMBAI – HDFC Bank Ltd, India’s largest private lender, on Saturday posted a nearly 33% jump in standalone net profit for the quarter to December helped by growth in its loans portfolio. HDFC Bank reported a net profit of 74.16 billion Indian rupees ($1.04 billion) for its third […]

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