Sr advocate APS Deol made Punjab’s AG

Chandigarh, Sep 27: The Charanjit Singh Channi-led Punjab government on Monday appointed senior advocate Amar Preet Singh Deol as the state’s advocate general. According to a notification issued by the state’s Home Department, Deol’s appointment will come into effect from the date he assumes the charge of his office. […]

Cyclone Gulab’s landfall process begins: IMD

Bhubaneswar, Sep 26:  The landfall process of cyclone Gulab has started on Sunday evening and it may continue for about three hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said here The system hit the landmass between Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh and Gopalpur in Odisha ?As per the latest meteorological […]

After close vote, Germany on tricky path to form government

BERLIN — The party that narrowly beat outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc pushed Monday for a quick agreement on a coalition government amid concerns that Europe’s biggest economy could be in for weeks of uncertainty after an election that failed to set a clear direction. Olaf Scholz, […]

China’s Xi warns of ‘grim’ Taiwan situation in letter to opposition

TAIPEI, Sept 26 – The situation in the Taiwan Strait is “complex and grim”, Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote in a congratulatory letter on Sunday to the newly elected leader of Taiwan’s main opposition party, who has pledged to renew talks with Beijing. Taiwan’s Kuomintang (KMT) elected as […]

Women candidates win majority of seats in Icelandic election

Summary Iceland held general election on Saturday Ruling left-right coalition bolsters majority Still unclear if cooperation to continue and who will be next PM More women than men elected to parliament COPENHAGEN, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Iceland’s ruling left-right coalition strengthened its majority after a national election that […]

Delhi HC allows medical termination of pregnancy at 22 weeks

New Delhi, Sep 25: The Delhi High Court has allowed a woman to medically terminate her 22-week pregnancy as a certain congenital anomaly was detected in the foetus, saying psychological harm is likely to be caused to her when the child is born. Justice Rekha Palli considered that the […]

‘I represent a country that’s proud to be known as mother of democracy’: PM Modi at UNGA

By Yoshita Singh United Nations, Sep 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that he represents a country which is proud to be known as the mother of democracy and cited his own rise from a tea seller at a railway station to that as prime minister to […]

Israeli troops kill 4 Palestinian gunmen in arrest clashes

JERUSALEM — At least four Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during a sweeping West Bank arrest operation cracking down on the Islamic militant group Hamas on Sunday, the Israeli military said. It was the deadliest violence between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in […]

India’s Odisha, Andhra Pradesh states brace for cyclonic storm

NEW DELHI, Sept 25 – A deep depression over India’s Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm that is expected to make landfall on Sunday, the state-run India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday. By Sunday evening, the cyclone is expected to cross the […]

Germans vote in close election to decide Merkel successor

Summary Chancellor Angela Merkel is not seeking a fifth term Final opinion polls gave Social Democrats a narrow lead Conservatives reduced gap in final stages of campaign AACHEN/POTSDAM, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Germans went to the polls on Sunday in a national election too close to call, with […]

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