|Punjab NewsNo more Mr Nice Guy: Trump to Clinton|
No more Mr Nice Guy:
Trump to Clinton
Colorado Springs, Colo., July 30-US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he was "taking the gloves off" in his battle against Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House after taking a scorching from speakers at the Democratic National Convention.
Trump wrapped up a five-day, seven-state campaign swing in Colorado on Friday, where for a fifth straight day his supporters chanted “lock her up” whenever he [ ... ]
|Latest NewsClinton gets down to campaign business with US Rust Belt trip|
Clinton gets down to campaign
business with US Rust Belt trip
Harrisburg, Pa., July 30-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took her newly energised White House bid on the road on Friday for a tour of crucial “Rust Belt” states Pennsylvania and Ohio, but the campaign’s focus was clouded by a newly disclosed cyber attack.
Reuters on Friday reported that the computer network used by Clinton’s campaign, which is based in Brooklyn, had been hacked as part [ ... ]
|Latest NewsDefiant Merkel defends refugee stance after spate of attacks|
Defiant Merkel defends refugee
stance after spate of attacks
Berlin, July 29-German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday rebuffed calls to reverse her welcoming stance toward refugees in the wake of a series of brutal attacks in the country.
Merkel, who interrupted a summer holiday to face the media in Berlin, said the four assaults within a week were "shocking, oppressive and depressing" but not a sign that authorities had lost control.
The German leader said the assailants & [ ... ]
|Latest NewsBihar court orders FIR against Maya|
Bihar court orders
FIR against Maya
Hajipur (Bihar), July 29-A Vaishali district court today ordered registration of an FIR against BSP president Mayawati and three other party leaders for allegedly making inflammatory speeches last week spreading animosity in the society.
The three other BSP leaders are its national general secretary Nasimuddin Siddiqui, Uttar Pradesh unit president Ram Achal Rajbhar and state secretary Mewa Lal.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Jairam Prasad took cognisance [ ... ]
|Latest NewsDivisions plague Democrats ahead of convention|
Divisions plague Democrats
ahead of convention
Philadelphia, July 26-US Democrats open a four-day convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for the White House on a divisive note, with a furor over embarrassing leaked emails threatening to derail what they hoped would be a message of party unity.
Democratic National Committee (DNC) head Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned on Sunday, effective at the end of the convention, after more than 19,000 DNC emails showed party officials working to und [ ... ]
|Latest NewsChina pulls off diplomatic win at ASEAN|
China pulls off diplomatic win at ASEAN
Vientiane , July 26-China scored an unequivocal diplomatic victory today, preventing Southeast Asia’s main grouping from criticising it for territorially expanding in the South China Sea, even though some of the bloc’s members are victims of Beijing’s actions.
After hectic negotiations, the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued a watered-down rebuke that amounted to less than a slap on the wrist, and expose [ ... ]
|Latest NewsErdogan gains upper hand|
Istanbul, July 25-At the crossroads between a divided Europe and a convulsed Middle East, Turkey is caught in a power struggle between former Islamist allies which is shaking democratic institutions and raises questions about its future path.
Since a failed coup on July 15, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) founded by President Tayyip Erdogan has gained the upper hand in its battle with clandestine networks in the military, judiciary and bureaucracy [ ... ]
|Latest NewsDemocrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton|
Democrats in disarray on eve of
convention to nominate Clinton
PHILADELPHIA, July 25-The head of the Democratic Party resigned on Sunday amid a furor over embarrassing leaked emails, hoping to head off a growing rebellion by Bernie Sanders supporters on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for the White House.
Lingering bitterness from the heated primary campaign between Clinton and Sanders erupted after more than 19,000 Democratic National Committee emails leaked on Fri [ ... ]
|Punjab NewsTurkey declares 3-month emergency|
Istanbul, July 22-Turkey tried to assure its citizens and the outside world on Thursday that there will be no return to the deep repression of the past even though President Tayyip Erdogan has imposed the first nationwide state of emergency since the 1980s.With Erdogan cracking down on thousands of people in the judiciary, education, military and civil service after last weekends failed military coup, a lawmaker from the main opposition party said the sta [ ... ]
|Punjab NewsCruz refuses to back Trump, booed|
Cruz refuses to back
Cleveland-US Senator Ted Cruz refused to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the party's convention on Wednesday, drawing angry jeers from Trump supporters and shattering the facade of party unity that has been carefully built up in Cleveland this week.
Anti-Trump Republican delegate Ken Cuccinelli told Reuters he escorted Cruz's wife, Heidi, off the floor of the Republican National Convention out of concern for her safety following h [ ... ]
|Latest NewsNo Daya: Maya hard talk on loose remark|
No Daya: Maya hard
talk on loose remark
New Delhi/Lucknow, July 21-Afraid that Uttar Pradesh BJP vice-president Daya Shankar Singh’s unparliamentary language against BSP supremo Mayawati could severely harm the party’s attempt to woo the Dalits ahead of the UP elections, the BJP today expelled him from the party for six years, even as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley condemned the derogatory language.
The regret, however, failed to douse the uproar in the Rajya Sabha. The UP Pol [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTurkey declares 3-month Emergency after failed coup|
Turkey declares 3-month
Emergency after failed coup
Ankara, July 21-Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of Emergency, vowing to hunt down the “terrorist” group behind last week’s bloody coup attempt.
He has accused followers of his arch-enemy, US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, of being behind the coup, which has led to a wave of some 50,000 arrests and sackings of suspected conspirators.
The state of Emergency was needed “in ord [ ... ]
|Latest NewsKashmiris our own people, being misguided: Rajnath|
Kashmiris our own people,
being misguided: Rajnath
New Delhi, July 19-Warning Pakistan against interfering in India's internal matters and fomenting trouble in Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said Kashmiris were "our own people" who were being "misguided" by the neighbouring country which "goes by the name Pakistan" but indulged in "na-pak" (not pious) acts.
"It is for the Government of India to look after minorities of India and we [ ... ]
|Latest NewsPM leads govt’s outreach to Oppn|
PM leads govt’s
outreach to Oppn
New Delhi, July 19-Urging all parties to work together for the good of the country, PM Narendra Modi today led the government’s outreach effort by personally greeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the Lok Sabha as it assembled for the first day of the Monsoon Session.
Before the LS adjourned for the day after paying homage to sitting member Dalpat Singh and six former MPs who died recently, Modi introduced his new ministers in keeping wit [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTurkey widens crackdown on coup plotters|
Turkey widens crackdown
on coup plotters
Istanbul/Ankara, July 18-Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup on Sunday, taking the number of people rounded up in the armed forces and judiciary to 6,000, and the government said it was in full control of the country and economy.
Overnight, supporters of President Tayyip Erdogan rallied in public squares, at Istanbul airport and outside his palace in a show of defiance after the coup attempt killed at least [ ... ]
|Punjab NewsObama calls for national unity, urges leaders to avoid divisive words|
Obama calls for national unity, urges
leaders to avoid divisive words
Washington, July 18-Condemning the Baton Rouge shooting as “cowardly” assault, President Barack Obama today called for national unity and asked Americans and political leaders to avoid inflammatory words and focus on “uniting the country rather than dividing it”.
“It is so important that everyone regardless of race or political party or profession, regardless of what organisations you are [ ... ]
|Latest NewsWould declare war on ISIS if elected: Trump|
Would declare war on
ISIS if elected: Trump
Washington, July 17-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday said, if elected he would go to Congress and seek declaration of war against the Islamic State terror group and would involve NATO in the effort.
“I would. I would. This is war,” Trump told Fox News in an interview when asked if he would go to the Congress and ask for a declaration of war.
“If you look at it, this is war coming from all different parts [ ... ]
|Latest NewsObama urges rule of law in Turkey; Kerry warns of damage to relations|
Obama urges rule of law in Turkey;
Kerry warns of damage to relations
Washington, July 17-The United States urged Turkey on Saturday to exercise restraint after a failed military coup sparked a government crackdown, and warned its NATO ally that public suggestions of a US role in the plot were “utterly false” and harmful to relations.
President Barack Obama urged parties on all sides of the crisis to avoid destabilising Turkey and follow the rule of law after the coup a [ ... ]
|Punjab NewsSouth China Sea ruling legally binding : US|
South China Sea ruling
legally binding : US
Washington, July 13-The US today said a UN-backed tribunal’s verdict on South China Sea gives a new opportunity to address maritime disputes peacefully and asked both China and the Philippines to “avoid provocative actions” after the “final and legally binding” ruling.
“In the aftermath of this important decision, we urge all claimants to avoid provocative statements or actions. This decision can and should s [ ... ]
|Latest NewsSanders endorses Clinton in belated show of party unity|
Sanders endorses Clinton in
belated show of party unity
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, July 13-Democrat Bernie Sanders endorsed former rival Hillary Clinton for president in a belated show of party unity on Tuesday, saying it was critical that Democrats come together to defeat Republican Donald Trump in the November 8 election.
"She will be the Democratic nominee for president, and I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States," [ ... ]