Jaitley meets Saudi King Salman

Riyadh, Feb 18 : India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called on Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud at the royal palace here. “Called on His Royal Highness The King of Saudi Arabia, February 18,” Jaitley tweeted following the meeting. Jaitley is on a two-day official visit to Saudi Arabia to co-chair the […]

4 killed in Russia shooting

Moscow, Feb 18 : Four persons were killed and as many wounded as an unidentified gunman opened fire at people celebrating pancake week festival in Dagestan’s city of Kizlyar on Sunday, media reports said. “The incident took place in Kizlyar. According to preliminary data, four people were killed. Four more were wounded. The shooter was […]

Hamas blames Israel, US for escalating Gaza crisis

Gaza, Feb 18 : Hamas blamed on Sunday both the US and the Israeli administrations for Gaza’s escalating humanitarian crisis. It also rejected the US claim of the Islamic group’s responsibility, saying the US allegations are a green light for Israel to “continue its aggression against our people”. It accused Israel of continuing the policy […]

British minister for slashing some university tuition fees

London, Feb 18 : University tuition fees should partly be based on how a degree course could benefit a student’s future career, British Education Secretary Damian Hinds said. In an interview with the Times published on Sunday, the newly-appointed secretary said he wanted to see a system which would consider a course’s value for money […]

3 killed in tourist plane crash in France

Paris, Feb 18 : Three people died in a tourist plane crash in France’s Jura, local media reported on Sunday. The plane, en route from the Paris suburbs to the eastern commune of Annemasse, crashed at around 5 p.m. local time on Saturday, killing all the passengers on board, Xinhua news agency reported. The victims, […]

Pangolins being smuggled through ivory trade routes: Study

London, Feb 18 : Researchers have found that animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins or scaly anteaters — one of the world’s most endangered animals — out of Central Africa. The study, published in the African Journal of Ecology, also showed that the price for giant pangolins has […]