Day: March 16, 2021

Once tortured in Iranian jail, ex-Marine fights spy claims

WASHINGTON — After Amir Hekmati was released from Iranian custody in a 2016 deal trumpeted as a diplomatic breakthrough, he was declared eligible for $20 million from a special U.S. government fund as compensation for years of imprisonment that included brutal torture. But payday never arrived, leaving Hekmati to wonder […]

Yaphet Kotto of ‘Live and Let Die,’ ‘Alien,’ dies at 81

NEW YORK — Yaphet Kotto, the commanding actor who brought tough magnetism and stately gravitas to films including the James Bond movie “Live and Let Die” and “Alien,” has died. He was 81. Kotto’s wife, Tessie Sinahon, announced his death Monday in a Facebook post. She said he died […]

Policemen, firemen among over 400 Myanmar nationals seeking shelter in India

More than 400 people from Myanmar, many of them policemen, have crossed into neighbouring India since late February, an Indian police officer said on Monday, as Myanmar security forces seek to crush pro-democracy demonstrators after last month’s coup. The policemen said they had fled because they feared persecution […]

UK’s Johnson to visit India at end of April as part of policy “tilt”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will visit India at the end of April in what will be his first major international trip after Britain’s exit from the European Union as part of efforts to boost UK opportunities in the region, his office said on Monday. Johnson had planned an […]

New Delhi is world’s most polluted capital for third straight year – IQAir study

New Delhi was the world’s most polluted capital for the third straight year in 2020, according to IQAir, a Swiss group that measures air quality levels based on the concentration of lung-damaging airborne particles known as PM2.5. India was home to 35 of the world’s 50 most polluted […]

Govt privatising profit & nationalising loss, says Rahul; supports bank strike

New Delhi, Mar 16: Taking a dig at the government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that selling public sector banks to “cronies” will compromise the country’s financial security. He also accused the government of “privatising profit” and “nationalising loss”. “Government of India (GOI) is privatising profit and […]

Nationwide bank strike continues to impact PSB services on Day 2

(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) – Plans to Inoculate Maximum Mumbaikars MUMBAI, India, March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — With the COVID-19 vaccination drive for senior citizens and those aged over 45 […]

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