Lanka move on fishermen a setback to diplomatic efforts: TN CM

Chennai, July 7 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday said a bill passed by the Sri Lankan Parliament is a setback to diplomatic efforts being made by India and the island nation to amicably resolve fishermen’s issue. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister demanded that the Indian […]

3 civilians killed in Afghan bombing

Kabul, July 7 : At least three civilians were killed and another injured when a blast rocked northern Afghanistan’s Takhar province on Friday, police said. The blast took place inside a house in Chahab district, Xinhua news agency quoted a senior police official as saying. With civilians often bearing the brunt of war in conflict-hit […]

Pakistan executes 465 people since lifting of death penalty ban

Lahore, July 7 : At least 465 persons have been executed in Pakistan since the country lifted the ban on death penalty in December 2014, said a non-government organisation working for prisoners’ rights. Such a high number of executions has made Pakistan the “fifth most prolific executioner” in the world, following China, Iran, Saudi Arabia […]

Sedition case against five for referendum hoardings in Punjab

Chandigarh, July 6 : The Punjab Police on Thursday booked five people, including three based in the US, for sedition and promoting enmity following putting up hoardings in Punjab seeking a referendum on a separate Sikh state Khalistan. The police filed a case against New York-based organization Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh […]

Xi, Modi unlikely to meet at G20 due to border row

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, July 6 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are unlikely to have a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit due to the worsening border dispute, Beijing on Thursday hinted, saying the “atmosphere was not right”. Beijing said the “trespass” by Indian troops into […]

Bangladeshi remittances home total nearly $13 bn

Dhaka, July 6 : Millions of Bangladeshis in the July 2016-June 2017 fiscal year remitted home nearly $13 billion, a central bank official said on Thursday. “The flow of inward remittances in the 2016-17 financial year fell by about 14.47 per cent to $12,769.45 million,” Xinhua news agency quoted the Bangladesh Bank (BB) official as […]