US charges Russian woman with interfering in midterm polls

Washington, Oct 20 : A Russian woman has been charged by the US government with trying to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections as part of a conspiracy that exploited thousands of social media accounts and emails that claimed to be owned by US residents, officials said. Forty-four-old Elena Khusyaynova of St. Petersburg is accused […]

Maninder Singh quits as ASG

New Delhi, Oct 20 : Senior counsel Maninder Singh has resigned as the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) after serving as a government counsel for over four years. With Singh stepping down, the strength of the government lawyers at the ASG level was reduced to four — Pinki Anand, Atmaran Nadkarni, Aman Lekhi and Vikranjit Banerjee. […]

Assange sues Ecuador for ‘violating his rights’

Quito, Oct 20 : WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange is launching legal action against Ecuador, accusing its government of violating his “fundamental rights and freedoms”. In a statement, WikiLeaks said on Friday Ecuador had “threatened to remove his protection and cut off his access to the outside world”, CNN reported. The WikiLeaks statement added that the […]

Sexual harassment case against Pachauri heads to trial

New Delhi, Oct 20 : A Delhi court on Saturday paved the way for trial as it framed sexual harassment charges against noted environmentalist R.K. Pachauri and will start recording evidence from January 4, 2019. Metropolitan Magistrate Charu Gupta formally framed the charges against Pachauri dealing with harassing a woman colleague in 2015 with intent […]

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 […]