Fresh Jat stir warning: Prohibitory orders imposed in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, March 17 : In view of a call given by Jat groups to resume their agitation demanding quota, the authorities here on Thursday imposed prohibitory orders banning assembly of five or more people. The ban under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure also prohibits people from carrying weapons. The order will be […]

Pakistan team probing Pathankot to come to India on March 27

Pokhara (Nepal), March 17 : A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Pakistan, probing the Pathankot terror attack, will come to India on March 27, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday after a meeting with Sartaj Aziz, foreign affairs advisor to the Pakistan prime minister. Sushma Swaraj said the probe will start on March […]

US slaps new sanctions on North Korea

Washington, March 17 : US President Barack Obama has issued an executive order imposing new sanctions on North Korea, the media reported on Thursday. The White House on Wednesday announced the “robust new sanctions” are part of its response to the North Korea’s January 6 nuclear test and February 7 ballistic missile launch, Xinhua News […]

Al Qaeda attack will not derail Ivory Coast revival -president

By Loucoumane Coulibaly GRAND BASSAM, Ivory Coast, Mar 17 : President Alassane Ouattara vowed that an al Qaeda-claimed attack on an Ivory Coast beach resort that killed 19 people would not derail the nation’s post-war revival. Militants burst onto the beach on Sunday in the town of Grand Bassam, 40 km from the commercial capital […]

Fearing Islamic State spillover, France to push Tunisia aid

By John Irish and Marine Pennetier PARIS, Mar 17 : France’s foreign minister travels to Tunisia today aiming to firm up security and economic ties as Tunis struggles with rising Islamist militancy fuelled by Islamic State’s growth in neighbouring Libya. With its new constitution, free elections and secular history, France’s former North African colony has […]

Million displaced Pakistanis face tough choices before going home

By Krista Mahr ISLAMABAD, Mar 17 : Aid shortfalls, ruined infrastructure and the lingering risk of attack are undermining efforts to return around one million Pakistanis to homes they fled after the military cracked down on Islamist militants along the Afghan border. Of some 5.3 million people displaced by fighting in northwestern Pakistan in recent […]