Plastic bag use plummets in England

London, July 30 : Plastic bag use has plummeted in England since the introduction of a new charge last year, acording to new government figures. The charge was introduced in England on October 5, 2015, with all retailers with more than 250 full-time employees required to charge a minimum of five pence from customers for […]

Killed Pakistani-origin woman’s husband seeks justice

Islamabad, July 30 : The husband of a Pakistani-origin British woman who was allegedly killed for “honour” in Punjab province on July 20 has demanded justice from the UK and Pakistan governments. Syed Mukhtar Kazim called upon both the governments to ensure that justice was served to his wife Samia Shahid, who was allegedly murdered […]

Exposure to alcohol in adolescents may lead to addiction

New York, July 30 : Teenagers who have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to get addicted in their early and late 20s, according a study. The study also revealed how adolescent exposure to illegal substances affects patterns of abuse in adulthood and indicates that the effects were more […]

Turkey’s anti-Gulen crackdown ripples far and wide

By Abdi Sheikh Mogadishu, Jul 30 : Barely 12 hours after a failed coup in Turkey, Somalia’s cabinet met in Mogadishu to consider a request from Ankara to shut down two schools and a hospital linked to Fethullah Gulen, the Muslim cleric Turkey blames for the attempted putsch. Such is Turkey’s sway in the Horn […]

Two brothers suspected of planning attacks held in Belgium

Brussels, July 30 : Two brothers suspected of planning attacks were arrested in Belgium in an anti-terror operation, prosecutors announced on Saturday. The two men, named as Nourredine H., 33, and his brother Hamza were detained after house searches in the Mons region and the city of Liege, BBC reported. No weapons or explosives were […]

President Obama considers PM Modi a good friend, says White House

Washington, July 30 : US President Barack Obama considers Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “good friend” and both countries are in close contact on resolving the tensions over the South China Sea following the Hague court’s ruling and China’s belligerent stand on the issue, the White House has said. White House Deputy Press Secretary […]