Pakistan court suspends jail terms of Sharifs

Islamabad, Sep 19 : The Islamabad High Court on Wednesday suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in a corruption case. Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb gave the ruling on petitions filed by the three challenging the July verdict against them, […]

Punjab DGP Arora all set to get extension; Home Dept orders soon

DAILY WORLD SPECIAL Nitin Jain / Chandigarh The Punjab Government will soon issue orders regarding the extension of State DGP Suresh Arora, a 1982-batch IPS officer, after a formal nod from the Government of India. The State Home Department has processed his extension file and the Centre has agreed to give its approval for the […]

Punjab to commemorate Jallianwala massacre centenary

Chandigarh, Aug 21 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed the Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department to draw up a comprehensive proposal to commemorate the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre next year in a befitting manner. He also approved the constitution of a state-level implementation committee to coordinate with the Cultural Affairs […]

All passengers survive in Russia aircraft crash

Moscow, Dec 19 : All passengers aboard the Russian aircraft that crashed in Sakha Republic of the country on Monday, have survived, Defence Ministry said. At least sixteen persons aboard an Il-18 plane were critically injured, but all passengers and crew have survived, the ministry said. “Helicopters have evacuated all of them to health centres […]

Puerto Rican wins Miss World 2016 title

Maryland (US), Dec 19 : Stephanie Del Valle from Puerto Rico was crowned Miss World 2016 here, with representatives from Dominican Republic and Indonesia the runners-up. India’s Priyadarshini Chatterjee only made it to the top 20. Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna Royo crowned the 19-year-old Stephanie, the second Puerto Rican to hold the title after […]

22 vehicles torched near Imphal, violence spreads, curfew imposed

Imphal, Dec 18 : At least 22 cars, buses and other vehicles were torched in Manipur’s Imphal East district on Sunday by residents protesting against the Naga economic blockade and violence spread to more areas, leading to authorities imposing curfew throughout the district as well as in neighbouring Imphal West. Authorities have also suspended internet […]