• Mehbooba thanks PM Modi, Rajnath Singh for Ramadan ceasefire in Kashmir
Mehbooba thanks PM Modi, Rajnath Singh for Ramadan ceasefire in Kashmir

The "people-centric" decision came with the important caveat that the armed forces will have the right to retaliate if challenged by terrorists or if such action is essential to protect lives of innocent people. The last time the Union government announced an unilateral ceasefire during the month of Ramzan was in 2000, during the Vajpayee governm...

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  • With friends like Trump, who needs enemies — European Union chief
With friends like Trump, who needs enemies — European Union chief

It is not a joke now. "This is the essence our problem today with our friends on the other side of the Atlantic". He agreed with the U.S. president that "unpredictability is a useful tool in politics - but only in dealing with an enemy".

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  • Environmental lawyers in push to stop gas pipeline in Finland
Environmental lawyers in push to stop gas pipeline in Finland

The U.S. president in March imposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports but gave European Union countries until June 1 to negotiate new deals with the U.S. The length of the pipeline will be 1.2 thousand km, and the total capacity of the existing Nord stream - 55 billion cubic meters of gas. Oudkirk said the project ...

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  • China gives go ahead for Toshiba to sell $18 billion chip unit
China gives go ahead for Toshiba to sell $18 billion chip unit

China has approved United States private-equity firm Bain Capital's USD18 billion deal to acquire Toshiba Corp's memory-chip unit. Toshiba missed its initial end of March deadline for the completion of the deal due to prolonged antitrust screening by Chinese regulators.

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  • Frank Lampard is excited over our family expansion, says wife Christine
Frank Lampard is excited over our family expansion, says wife Christine

Christine Lampard is relieved her exciting baby news is now public. The Lampard family is growing. Former Chelsea midfielder Frank, 39, already has two daughters Luna, 12, and Isla, 10, from a previous relationship with Ellen Rivas. "I've just been really nervous because you're always thinking the worst". "They want a girl, that's their only sti...

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  • Trump, Uzbekistan president talk Afghanistan
Trump, Uzbekistan president talk Afghanistan

Mr. Trump noted the historic partnership of the USA with Uzbekistan in the fight against terrorism. Kim has said he is open to that idea, but would want concessions from the U.S.as well. The two leaders are expected to discuss Afghanistan, trade and security cooperation. Mr. Trump recognised the important role that Uzbekistan plays in regional ec...

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  • Pak violates ceasefire on 1st day of Ramzan
Pak violates ceasefire on 1st day of Ramzan

The incidents of unprovoked firing and attempts to infiltrate the IB have increased in the last few days even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to reach Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow as part of an official visit. The injured civilians have been identified as Farooq Din of Jora Farm, Pyara Ram of Shamka village, and Raman Kumar Gupta and ...

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  • India declares 'conditional ceasefire' in Occupied Kashmir during Ramazan
India declares 'conditional ceasefire' in Occupied Kashmir during Ramazan

The cross-border firing and shelling began overnight and spread to dozens of posts in the Jammu region of the Himalayan territory, said Indian police officer S.D. Violence escalated after Indian troops killed a top militant commander in a 2016 gunfight that led to months of street protests in which scores of demonstrators were killed.

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  • Massive police response reported at Las Vegas mall
Massive police response reported at Las Vegas mall

No shots were fired and nobody was injured at the Boulevard Mall. Shoppers have posted images on social media that show dozens of police cars outside the mall. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police mentioned no photographs have been confirmed and no accidents reported . In October, a gunman opened fire on concertgoers Las Vegas, killing 58 people ...

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  • Kenya: Cybercrimes Law Restricts Media Freedom
Kenya: Cybercrimes Law Restricts Media Freedom

It deals with offences relating to computer systems including but not limited to unauthorized access, unauthorized interference, unauthorized interception, unauthorized disclosure of passwords, cyber espionage, false publications, child pornography, cyber terrorism and wrongful distribution of obscene or intimate images.

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  • Sonko: Why I nominated Miguna Miguna as Nairobi Deputy Governor
Sonko: Why I nominated Miguna Miguna as Nairobi Deputy Governor

Speaking to Citizen TV via phone on Thursday, Sonko said he picked Miguna to help fight cartels at City Hall, among other duties. Miguna was one of the more popular nominees from the responses to Sonko's post. "Sakaja also tweeted", Miguna will not become the Deputy Governor of Nairobi. On his part, the Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja dismisse...

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  • Turkey slams USA court ruling against Turkish banker
Turkey slams USA court ruling against Turkish banker

That time will be credited toward his sentence, allowing him to return to Turkey in about a year. The Turkish government did not immediately comment on the sentencing. Turkish President Erdogan has said the U.S. case was based on evidence fabricated by followers of US-based preacher Fetullah Gulen, who Ankara also accuses of carrying out the fa...

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  • There's A Scientific Explanation For The
There's A Scientific Explanation For The "Yanny" vs. "Laurel" Debate

The white house staff having a little bit of fun there. You may also hear both, or flip between the two. "I literally just turned all frequencies below 1khz to negative 70 decibels and I still hear 'laurel , '" someone said on Reddit .

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  • EU Must Defend Firms against US Iran Sanctions: Macron
EU Must Defend Firms against US Iran Sanctions: Macron

Finnish mining technology company Outotec said USA sanctions would slow down and complicate its ties with Iran but it was too early to say if it would leave. "We've had a vibrant discussion on Iran". The bloc would also discuss WTO-compatible ways to improve reciprocal market access for industrial products including cars to avoid a trade war.

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  • Saskatchewan wants Ottawa to get tough with BC over Trans Mountain pipeline
Saskatchewan wants Ottawa to get tough with BC over Trans Mountain pipeline

Morneau and Mr. Trudeau know we're acting legally, correctly within our constitutional jurisdiction", Heyman said, noting B.C. continues to issue work permits for the project in a fair and responsible way. During debate Tuesday, he responded to shouts from the NDP benches, by saying "When they go low, we'll go high". She says if the impasse is no...

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  • China planning to buy up to $200 billion worth of USA goods
China planning to buy up to $200 billion worth of USA goods

The US is the world's leading producer of sorghum, and is the largest supplier of the grain to China. China said a final ruling on whether to continue April's 178.6% tariffs would be made after a further investigation. In a readout of the latest round of trade negotiations, the White House said the United States officials conveyed the President's...

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  • Mamata Banerjee says BJP is attacking democracy, agrees with Mayawati
Mamata Banerjee says BJP is attacking democracy, agrees with Mayawati

Singling out Congress president Rahul Gandhi's bitter verbal attack on the JD (S) during the campaign phase, Mayawati stated, "It is now apparent how they (Congress) in election speeches dubbed the JD (S) as the B-team of BJP, particularly in regions with significant Muslim population, (thereby) causing division in votes.

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  • India's Hindu nationalists defeat Congress in state election
India's Hindu nationalists defeat Congress in state election

Earlier on Thursday, the Supreme Court refused to stay the swearing-in after a rare post-midnight courtroom battle unfolded dramatically over the Congress-JD (S) combine's legal push to stall government formation. I have confidence that he will provide a stable and responsible govt. Sources say that opposition leaders are waiting for SC order t...

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  • N lawmakers express reservations over Nawaz Sharif's statements
N lawmakers express reservations over Nawaz Sharif's statements

It is pertinent to mention here that former deposed PM and PML-N's lifelong leader Nawaz Sharif first used the term "aliens" for "undemocratic forces" he feels were behind his ouster during a rally in Sadiqabad area of Rahim Yar Khan on May 4.

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  • Kushner Companies nearing bailout deal with Qatar-linked firm
Kushner Companies nearing bailout deal with Qatar-linked firm

Kushner Cos. had earlier talked with a member of Qatar's royal family about investing in the building, Bloomberg has previously reported. Kushner Companies bought the tower for a record $1.8 billion in 2007. The New York Times reported Thursday that Kushner Companies, which is owned by the family of White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared ...

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