Khashoggi died in fight at consulate, says Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Oct 20 : Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died as a result of a physical altercation inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Saudi Arabian official media reported on Friday. Khashoggi was last seen on October 2 when he entered the consulate to obtain documents he needed to wed his Turkish fiancee, Hatice Cengiz, who called Turkish […]

UK court jails 20 men, mostly Pakistanis, for sexual abuse of teenage girls

Leeds (England), Oct 20 : Twenty men have been jailed for raping and abusing more than a dozen girls in a northern England town, in what a judge called a “vile and wicked” campaign of exploitation. The men in the town of Huddersfield were found guilty in three trials this year, but the verdicts could […]

Sabarimala board to submit report to SC

Sabarimala/Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19 : The custodian of the Sabarimala temple, Travancore Devasom Board (TDB), has decided to submit a detailed report about the happenings in and around the temple both to the Supreme Court and the Kerala High Court. A. Padmakumar, TDB president, said in the state capital that the board would soon approach their […]

Two women forced to return from Sabarimala temple after protests

Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 19 : Frenzied protests and threats to close down the temple forced two women to return from Sabarimala on the third day of unrest on Friday as Kerala Police declined to escort a third woman to the hill shrine. The two women, Kavitha and Rehna Fathima, made it almost 500 metres short […]

China’s ex-Internet watchdog chief pleads guilty to taking bribes

Beijing, Oct 19 : A former head of the Cyberspace Administration of China, responsible for Internet censorship in the country, pleaded guilty on Friday to receiving $32 million yuan ($4.6 million) in bribes, the state-owned Global Times newspaper reported. Lu Wei, appearing before the Intermediate People’s Court of Ningbo in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, admitted […]

Dileep removed from AMMA: Mohanlal

Kochi, Oct 19 : Senior actor Dileep, who was named in a Malayalam actress kidnapping case, was on Friday removed from the Association of Malayalam Movie Artists, its chief Mohanlal said. Ending months of uncertainty, the actors’ body at its executive committee meeting held here agreed to end Dileep’s membership from AMMA as he has […]