|Latest NewsReject Gupta’s plea, say prosecutors|
Reject Gupta’s plea,
New York, August 22-India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta’s latest bid to have his insider-trading conviction overturned should be rejected, prosecutors have told an appeals court here, asserting that he got a fair trial and the jury convicted him for his “criminal” conduct.
In a lengthy brief filed before the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit this month, US Attorney for the Southern district of New York P [ ... ]
|Latest News51 die in Turkey wedding blast|
51 die in Turkey
Gaziantep, August 22-An Islamic State group suicide bomber as young as 12-year-old attacked an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in southeastern Turkey, killing at least 51 persons and wounding dozens of others, the Turkish president said today.
The bombing late last night in Gaziantep, near Turkey’s border with Syria, was the deadliest attack in Turkey this year.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speaking live on national television in front of Istanbul&rsq [ ... ]
|Latest NewsUnbeatable Bolt signs off with ‘triple-triple’ as Jamaica win 4x100m relay|
Unbeatable Bolt signs off with
‘triple-triple’ as Jamaica win 4x100m relay
Rio de Janeiro, August 20-Usain Bolt drew down the curtain on his brilliant Olympic career by securing a sweep of the sprint titles for a third successive Games when Jamaica successfully defended the 4x100 metres relay crown on Friday.
Two days before his 30th birthday, Bolt ran the anchor leg as the Jamaicans won in 37.27 seconds to add the relay gold to the 100 metres and 200 metres titles he had won [ ... ]
|Punjab NewsTrump regrets not choosing ‘right words’|
Trump regrets not
choosing ‘right words’
Washington, August 20-Controversial Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says he regretted causing personal pain to people sometimes by not choosing the “right words” and uttering the “wrong thing” even as his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton termed his remark a mere “well-written phrase”.
“Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose th [ ... ]
|Latest NewsNarsingh’s Olympic dream over, banned for four years|
Narsingh’s Olympic dream
over, banned for four years
Rio de Janeiro, August 19-Narsingh Yadav’s dream of competing at the ongoing Rio Olympics has come to an end with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upholding the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) appeal against the clean chit given to him in a doping violation case.
The ad hoc division of the CAS, which met here on Thursday to hear the WADA’s appeal against the clearance to Narsingh by the National Anti-D [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTrump gets 1st classified intelligence FBI briefing|
Trump gets 1st classified
intelligence FBI briefing
Washington, August 19-Donald Trump has vowed not to use classified information for political campaigning as the controversial billionaire received his first intelligence briefing by FBI in the capacity of Republican presidential nominee.
As per the US laws, presidential nominees of the Democratic and Republican parties receive classified presidential briefings which prepares them for presidency if elected.
Given some of his rhetoric in [ ... ]
|Punjab NewsLibyan forces ‘capture’ Sirte from Islamic State|
Libyan forces ‘capture
’ Sirte from Islamic State
Sirte, August 17--Libyan forces backed by US air strikes said on Tuesday that they had taken control of one of the last districts in central Sirte occupied by Islamic State fighters.
Forces aligned with Libya's UN-backed government in Tripoli are three months into a campaign to oust Islamic State from their former North African stronghold and have captured most of the coastal city.
Since August 1 their progress has been aided [ ... ]
|Latest NewsFBI submits Clinton’s email investigation report to Congress|
FBI submits Clinton’s email
investigation report to Congress
Washington, August 17-The FBI has submitted to Congress documents related to its investigation into email scandal of Hillary Clinton when she was the Secretary of State and defended its decision not to criminally charge her.
The report to the Congress, among others, includes notes from the interviews of Clinton, 68, and other witnesses in the investigation.
“Ultimately, the FBI did not recommend prosecution based on [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTaliban capture key district in Afghan north|
Taliban capture key
district in Afghan north
Kunduz (Afghanistan), August 16-Taliban insurgents, seeking to force the NATO-led coalition out of Afghanistan and bring in Islamic law, captured a key district in the northern province of Baghlan away after days of fighting, officials said on Monday.
Fighting has escalated in Afghanistan as the Taliban insurgency spreads from its traditional strongholds in the south and east of the country to once peaceful regions in the north.
Despite air s [ ... ]
|Latest NewsRussia deploys air defence missile system in Crimea|
Russia deploys air defence
missile system in Crimea
Moscow, August 13-The Russian military said today it had delivered its most advanced air defence system to Crimea after pledging last month to deploy it to the disputed region.
Russia's southern military district said in a statement carried by state news agencies that troops in Crimea had “received the modern S-400 ‘Triumph’ air defence system".
The announcement comes as tensions between Ukraine and Russia have s [ ... ]
|Latest NewsWith rare humility, Trump concedes he may fall short|
With rare humility, Trump
concedes he may fall short
ki Orlando, August 13-In a rare show of humility by the boastful billionaire, Donald Trump is acknowledging that his presidential campaign faces challenges and could ultimately fall short.
The Republican presidential nominee is straying from his signature bravado as he campaigns in the battleground state of Florida, even telling a gathering of evangelical ministers yesterday he's "having a tremendous problem in Utah." The sam [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTrump calls Obama, Clinton ‘co-founders’ of Islamic State|
Trump calls Obama, Clinton
‘co-founders’ of Islamic State
Washington, August 12-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called US President Barack Obama and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “co-founders” of Islamic State on Thursday, igniting fresh criticism of his inflammatory campaign style.
The New York real estate developer has previously attacked Obama and Clinton, secretary of state from 2009-13, for how the United States pulled out of Iraq [ ... ]
|Punjab NewsHe’ll make the most reckless Prez’|
He’ll make the
most reckless Prez’
Washington, August 10-Fifty top Republican national security experts, including veterans from Nixon to Bush administrations, have come out openly against party nominee Donald Trump, who they say would make “the most reckless President in American history” if elected.
The reality TV star “lacks” the required character, values and self-control, said the group as it listed “dangerous qualities” in an individ [ ... ]
|Latest NewsPutin, Erdogan meet to mend ties|
meet to mend ties
Saint Petersburg, August 10-Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan today promised to reinvigorate ties after their first meeting since Ankara shot down a Russian warplane last November.
Erdogan's visit to Putin's hometown of St Petersburg is also his first foreign trip since the failed coup against him last month that sparked a purge of opponents and cast a shadow over Turkey’s relations with the West.
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|Latest NewsMaoist chief Prachanda sworn in as Nepal PM|
Maoist chief Prachanda
sworn in as Nepal PM
Kathmandu, August 5-Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” was today sworn in as Nepal’s Prime Minister, a day after being elected by lawmakers for the top post for the second time.
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office to the 61-year-old CPN-Maoist Centre chairman at Rashtrapati Bhawan, formally making him the 39th PM of Nepal.
Prachanda formed a six-member Cabinet that includes two Deputy PMs&m [ ... ]
|Latest NewsWoman killed, five hurt in London knife attack|
Woman killed, five hurt in
London knife attack
London, August 5-An American woman in her 60s was today stabbed to death and five others were injured when a suspected mentally ill teenager went on a rampage with a knife in central London.
A 19-year-old Norwegian national of the Somali origin was arrested using a Taser gun on suspicion of carrying out the “random” mass knife attack at Russell Square near the British Museum in central London at 10.39 pm (local time yesterday), S [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTrump declines to endorse Ryan, McCain|
Trump declines to
endorse Ryan, McCain
Washington, August 4- US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump ratcheted up tensions in his party on Tuesday by denying two leading figures, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator John McCain, support in their re-election bids.
Trump told The Washington Post in an interview that he could endorse neither Ryan, the top US elected Republican, nor McCain, a senator from Arizona and a former Republican presidential nominee, as they [ ... ]
|Latest NewsNobel Prize-winning Egyptian chemist Zewail dies|
Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian
chemist Zewail dies
CAIRO, August 4-Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail, a science and technology advisor to President Barack Obama and the first US science envoy to the Middle East, died on Tuesday in the United States, his spokesman told Egyptian state TV.
Zewail, who was 70 and a member of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) faculty, was the sole recipient of the Nobel chemistry prize in 1999 for his pioneering work in f [ ... ]
|Latest News5 dead as Russian military chopper downed in Syria|
5 dead as Russian military
chopper downed in Syria
Beirut/moscow, August 2-A Russian military helicopter was shot down in Syria’s Idlib province on Monday, killing all five people on board, in the biggest officially acknowledged loss of life for Russian forces since they started operations in Syria.
Images on social media purportedly taken at the scene of the crash showed a dead body stripped of clothing being dragged through the dirt near the wreckage. Russian identity documents p [ ... ]
|Latest NewsOz woman who can forget nothing|
Oz woman who can
Melbourne, August 2-A 26-year-old Australian woman whose rare brain condition gives her elephantine memory can recite every single word in every chapter of JK Rowling’s much-loved Harry Potter books.
Becky Sharrock, who hails from Brisbane and is a big Harry Potter fan, has a condition called Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM), which means she remembers every moment of her life in extraordinary detail.
She memorised every word of all sev [ ... ]