Wednesday , 16 August 2017

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Keith Ellison to counter Donald Trump

CONGRESS The man hoping to counter President Trump Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, is gaining in support for Democratic National Committee chair. Donald Trump will be in the Oval Office in January, and Republicans will have full control of Congress. But Rep. Keith Ellison — an African-American Muslim from Minnesota — thinks he can lead Democrats back ... Read More »

India Disqualifies Bills of 500 & 1000 IRS

INDIA DISQUALIFIES BILLS OF 500 & 1000 IRS BUT INTRODUCE IRS 2000 BILL In a surprise move Narender Modi the PM of India announced the he taking bills of 500 & 1000 out of circulation to fight corruption & black money. He also announced to introduce the bill of 2000 IRS which indicates that his motive is not fight corruption ... Read More »

Japan economy: Exports help faster-than-expected growth

Japan’s economy expanded at a faster-than-expected rate between July and September, due to higher exports. Gross domestic product rose at an annualised rate of 2.2% in the three months to September, the third consecutive quarter of expansion. Japanese firms have relied on overseas sales to make up for lacklustre domestic demand. There are concerns a Donald Trump US presidency will ... Read More »

Discovering Edinburgh’s many incarnations

EDINBURGH, Scotland: Rain is pelting the black bulk of Edinburgh Castle brooding over the city. But inside Fingers Piano Bar on Frederick Street, it’s warm and dry as I dance with a throng of cheerful Scots, all of us lustily belting out the chorus of “Sweet Caroline.” “Hands, touching hands,” roar the dancers, waving their arms about and casually slapping ... Read More »

Neymar nears trial over transfer corruption case

MADRID: The prospect of Barcelona superstar Neymar standing trial moved closer Monday as a Madrid judge accepted an appeal by prosecutors for corruption charges to be brought against the Brazilian, a court filing said. The decision overturns a ruling in July that said irregularities detected in the Brazilian’s 2013 transfer to Barcelona were an issue for a civil court, not ... Read More »

Dubai, Hyperloop One to study potential for Abu Dhabi line

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: The futuristic city-state of Dubai announced a deal on Tuesday with Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One to study the potential for building a line linking it to the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi. The announcement of the deal took lace atop the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, with the panorama view of the skyline of this ... Read More »

Delhi pollution: NGT bans construction activities for a week, raps govt for sprinkling water by cranes and not helicopter

The tribunal also questioned the Delhi government over its decision to shut schools due to air pollution, asking if any scientific study was conducted before giving such order. To check the alarming pollution level in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal on Tuesday banned construction activities for one week in Delhi and National Capital Region. The tribunal ruled that no stone ... Read More »

Pakistan Supreme Court issues notice to PM Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan SC has issued notice to Nawaz Sharif in the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks case. According to report, three of Sharif’s four children’s name figure in Panama Papers. Imran Khan’s party has threatened an ‘Occupy Islamabad’ sit-in on November 2. A file photo of Nawaz Sharif.A file photo of Nawaz Sharif. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to Prime ... Read More »

Bashar al Assad and his Russian allies are gearing up for a new ferocious assault on East Aleppo.

The clock is ticking for the 275,000 besieged men, women and children of East Aleppo as Russia and Syria have given civilians until the 7pm on the evening of Friday 4th November to get out, before launching a ferocious assault intended to destroy Aleppo. Last week regime warplanes dropped pamphlets in the area with the haunting words; “If you do ... Read More »

ATC indicts Dr Asim, Waseem Akhtar, others

KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court of Karachi on Saturday indicted former state minister for petroleum Dr Asim Hussain, close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari, in a case pertaining to providing medical treatment to the militants. Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar, MQM Pakistan Leader Rauf Siddiqui, PPP leader Qadir Patel, Pak Sarzamen Party (PSP) leader Anees Qaimkhani and Usman Moazzam have ... Read More »