Desperate Venezuelans defy Ecuador’s passport rules and cross border

By Steven Grattan IPIALES, Colombia, Aug 19 : Dozens of furious Venezuelan migrants fleeing economic misery in Venezuela for a new life elsewhere on Sunday defied rules requiring they hold a valid passport to cross the border from Colombia into Ecuador, and authorities appeared to be allowing it. Hundreds of desperate people who traveled days […]

New 6.3-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia’s Lombok

[Sembalun: FILE – In this July 30, 2018, file photo, Indonesian soldiers and rescue team gather to prepare for evacuating tourists from Mount Rinjani, seen in the background, at Sembalun in East Lombok, Indonesia. A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging […]

PM assures flood-hit Karnataka help in rescue, relief works

New Delhi/Kodagu (Karnataka), Aug 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assured Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy of help in the rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit Kodagu district, said an official statement. “Modi called up Kumaraswamy and assured him of all help in rescue and relief operations in flood-hit Kodagu district,” said […]

New 7-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia’s Lombok island

Jakarta, Aug 19 : An earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia’s Lombok island again on Sunday but no tsunami alert was issued, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said. The quake had its epicentre 30 km northeast of East Lombok district of West Nusa Tenggara province and a depth of 10 km, Indra […]

Wrestler Bajrang clinches Asiad gold

Jakarta, Aug 19 : Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia clinched the gold medal in the men’s freestyle 65kg category defeating Japanese Daichi Takatani 11-8 in the final of the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday. It was Bajrang’s second successive gold medal at the Asian Games after his triumph in Incheon 2014 in the 61kg category. […]

Bajrang wins first Gold on day one of Asian Games

Harpal Singh Bedi / Jakarta Amid nerve wrecking tension, young Bajrang Punia, kept his cool to overpower Japanese rival Daichi Takatani to win the gold in the 65kg free style category of the Wrestling Competition in the 18th Asian Games here on Sunday. Bajrang Punia who came here with a big reputation, turned out to […]