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China boat accident :10 people die , 8 missing

Beijing, May 24 (Udaipur Kiran):Ten people have been confirmed to be dead and several told to be injured in a boat capsize tragedy in a remote Banrao village of Guizhou province in China, Emergency Services Officers, Police, Transport and Health Department told today. It is worth mentioning that there were 29 people in the boat. So far 11 people have ... Read More »

Three sentenced to death for raping girl

Sanghar(Pakistan),May. 24 (Udaipur Kiran): In Sanghar, three accuseds have been sentenced to death by an additional session court for the gang rape of a student of class nine. Session Judge Inayatullah Bhutto delivered the judgement pronouncing the sentence to Jahanzeb Qaimkhani, Danish Qaimkhani and Wasim Qaimkhani after they were found guilty. Another accused in the case, Suhail Rajput, was ordered ... Read More »

British Airways to resume operations with three weekly flights from June 2

Rawalpindi, May 24 (Udaipur Kiran): After almost eleven years of suspension, British Airways is going to start its three-per-week direct service from London to Islamabad on June 2, with a three flights per week service on the Boeing 787 Dreamline aircraft. According to British Airways , the airline is starting a three flights per week service to London Heathrow. The ... Read More »

Indian among 18 people arrested in Nigeria for illegal bunkering

Nigeria , May 23 (Udaipur Kiran): The Nigerian Navy declared that an Indian sailor and 17 more have been arrested by over an attempt to illegally export robbed crude oil to Ghana.The arrested sailors were planning to move stolen crude oil from Nigeria with two foreign vessels. Capt. Adegoke Ebo, executive officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder confirmed that the ... Read More »

At least eleven people killed in explosion

Mogadishu, May 23 (Udaipur Kiran): In Somalia, at least eleven people, including a deputy minister, were killed after Al-Shabaab terrorists stormed government buildings in capital Mogadishu. Senator Ilyas Ali Hassan named the deceased minister as Saqar Ibrahim Abdalla, who was killed separately. The bombing was claimed by Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, which said in a statement it had targeted a convoy ... Read More »

Indonesian President, wins 2nd term

New Delhi, May 21 (Udaipur Kiran): Indonesia’s Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of the world’s third-largest democracy, beating his rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general. The commission was expected to announce the official results of the April 17 poll on Wednesday in the Southeast Asian nation of 260 million.Tensions have been high in Jakarta, as police have arrested ... Read More »

China formally arrests Canadian ex-diplomat, businessman

Beijing  : China has formally arrested two Canadians who have been detained for months on national security grounds in a case that has inflamed tensions between Ottawa and Beijing. A Canadian government source said that neither Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, nor Michael Spavor, a China-based businessman who organised trips to North Korea, have been formally charged. China later announced it suspected ... Read More »

Trump blacklists Chinese Telecos as 5G War Intensifies

Washington : President Donald Trump issued an executive order declaring a national emergency and barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing a national security risk, paving the way for a ban on doing business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co. Huawei’s rotating boss, Liang Hua said ,”We are willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments, including the ... Read More »

Most Wanted terrorists arrested in Mumbai attack, Hafiz Saeed’s mother

Lahore : Most wanted terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki has been arrested who was also involved in the terrorist attack in Mumbai.Terrorist Abdul Rahman Makki is the brother-in-law of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JUD) head Hafiz Saeed.The arrest of Makki has happened a few days after the ban was imposed on 11 organizations affiliated with the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JUD), the Falah-e-Insariat Foundation (FIF) and ... Read More »

US Naval chief in India, meets Admiral Lanba

New Delhi : United States (US) Chief of  Naval  Operations, John Michael Richardson, who is on a three – day official visit to India, on Monday, met the Chief of Naval Staff, Sunil Lanba and discussed various issues. Both the Naval chiefs discussed issues pertaining to joint operations and exercises, training, information exchange, capacity building and capital enhancement among  several other ... Read More »

Earthquake of magnitude 4.9 hits Taipei

TAIPEI : An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 shook parts of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, on Monday (May 13).The quake was centered in the northeastern county of Yilan. There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage. In the capital Taipei,”Due to this earthquake, Japan’s coastal areas may observe slight changes on the oceanic surface, but there is no ... Read More »

Up to 70 migrants drown after boat capsizes off Tunisia

Tunisia : At least 65 migrants drowned on Friday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the Tunisian coast after they had left Libya hoping to reach Europe. A statement has been issued by the UNHCR ( United Nations refugee agency) that 16 people have been rescued so far in this accident.The survivors have told that the boat ... Read More »

America: Id exploded near restaurant, awe in people’s mind

Washington  : A 59-year-old man was injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) explosion in Fullerton, the city of Orange County, located 50 kilometers east of Los Angeles. The police said that the victim whose hand and face is injured, is also responsible for the blast, which is surrounded by a fast food restaurant and bank branch . At the ... Read More »

Pakistani Christian girls targeted by Chinese as brides

Lahore : Poor Pakistani Christian girls are being lured into marriages with Chinese men, whom they are told are Christian and wealthy only to end up trapped in China, married to men who are neither Christian nor well-to-do, and some are unable to return home. This April 14, 2019 , Mahek Liaqat, who married a Chinese national, shows her marriage ... Read More »

Strong earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby : A 7.2 -magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea has been felt in Far North Queensland.The large quake shook the country’s east locations on Tuesday around 7.19am local time and had a depth of 146km.  The Bureau of Meterology says the quake was felt in Far North Queensland.The quake struck 33km from the town of Bulolo, according to ... Read More »

Two Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar freed after more than 500 days

YANGON: Convicted of breaking Myanmar`s Official Secrets Act, Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 33, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 29, had spent more than 500 days in jail when they were freed on Tuesday. They had been convicted in September and sentenced to seven years in jail, in a case that raised questions about Myanmar`s progress toward democracy and sparked an outcry ... Read More »

Pak apprehends 30 Guj fishermen, seizes 6 boats

Ahmedabad : At least 30 Gujarat fishermen were apprehended early Monday by Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) near the international maritime boundary in the Arabian Sea, a Porbandar-based National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) official said. NFF secretary Manish Lodhari said the PMSA also seized six fishing boats. “Thirty fishermen on board six boats were apprehended by PMSA near IMBL early today ... Read More »

Facebook bans far-right leader Alex Jones, other controversial political personalities

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc said on Thursday it was banning Alex Jones and other controversial US political personalities for violating the social media company`s policies on “dangerous individuals and organizations.” Most of the individuals whose accounts are being removed are popular figures on the far right, including commentators Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer and Paul Joseph Watson. Facebook also said it ... Read More »

Sri Lanka bans drones, unmanned aircraft after bombings

Colombo : Sri Lanka has banned the use of drones and unmanned aircraft following the massive Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 350 people and injured more than 500 in the country’s worst terror attack. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that the ban will be in effect until further notice. The use of drones and unmanned aircraft has been ... Read More »

Jonas Brothers to release their first album in a decade in June

Los Angeles:  The Jonas Brothers are set to release their fifth studio album, ‘Happiness Begins’, on June 7. The LP marks their first in ten years.  Nick, Joe and Kevin Jonas took to social media to reveal the title and release date for their new album. “#HappinessBegins June 7th. After 7 years of not working together and finding ourselves we’re ... Read More »

China’s Xi urges closer naval ties amid regional tensions

Chinese President Xi Jinping urged closer ties between the world’s navies on Tuesday, amid tensions over China’s rapid expansion of its naval forces and forceful assertions of territorial claims in the South China Sea. Mr. Xi’s remarks came in an address to foreign naval officers attending a fleet review marking the 70th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army Navy, an event Beijing ... Read More »

USFDA completes inspection of Wockhardt’s Bioequivalence Centre

The United States Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) has carried out inspection of Wockhardt’s Bioequivalence Centre located at R&D Centre, Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra. During which Bioequivalence studies of Tamsulosin 0.4mg capsules and Metoprolol Tartrate 200mg ER tablets were audited. At the end of inspection, there was nil observation (i.e. zero 483 observation), signifying that best practices were ... Read More »

Police arrest 3 for looting Belgium tourists in Chittorgarh

Udaipur : The Chittorgarh police have arrested three men for looting a Belgium couple at Gathwada village under Bijaypur police station area limit on Sunday late night. The couple were travelling in their car and had halted for a break on a hillside around 11 pm when few men who came on a bike pelted stones on their car and ... Read More »

TCS launches app for 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

Mumbai : Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has launched the official app for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, with several key new features. TCS, the Official Technology Partner for the Virgin Money London Marathon, has developed the official mobile app for the fourth year in a row. The most popular feature of the app is the in-built tracking system that ... Read More »

Cadila Healthcare’s arm gets one observation for Ahmedabad plant from USFDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has conducted a Pre-Approval Inspection (PAI) for Doxorubicin Liposomal, a complex oncological injectable at Alidac Pharmaceuticals, the injectable onco manufacturing facility, located at Pharmez, Ahmedabad from March 18 to 26, 2019. The inspection concluded with one observation. Alidac Pharmaceuticals is a 100% subsidiary of Cadila Healthcare. The company is addressing these observations and ... Read More »

IOC surges on acquiring Abu Dhabi Onshore Block 1

Mumbai : Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) is currently trading at Rs. 158.70, up by 2.00 points or 1.28% from its previous closing of Rs. 156.70 on the BSE. The scrip opened at Rs. 156.70 and has touched a high and low of Rs. 161.30 and Rs. 156.00 respectively. So far 507992 shares were traded on the counter. The BSE group ... Read More »

Gold Gains As US Recession Fears Boost Safe-Haven Assets

Gold rose on Monday as investors’ appetite for riskier assets faded on concerns about a potential US recession and decelerating global growth, increasing appeal for the bullion alongside yen and bonds. Spot gold was up 0.2 per cent at $1,316.11 per ounce as of 0422 GMT, while US gold futures gained 0.3 per cent to $1,315.80 an ounce. The metal ... Read More »

Tata Communications wins Global Product Line Strategy Leadership Award 2019

Mumbai : Tata Communications has been awarded with the 2019 Global Product Line Strategy Leadership Award for Global Hybrid Cloud Services by Frost & Sullivan. The award recognizes the company as a leader in creating a robust, global hybrid cloud offering. The company’s IZO cloud enablement platform acts as a one-stop-shop for customers looking to pursue more deliberate multi-cloud and ... Read More »

One dead in possible terror attack on Dutch tram

The Hague : A gunman opened fire on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday, killing at least one person and wounding several in what officials said was a possible terrorist incident. A body covered in a sheet was reportedly seen on the tracks as armed police and emergency services swarmed around the scene in one of ... Read More »

Jet Airways cancels operations at Abu Dhabi Airport

Mumbai : Jet Airways has cancelled all its flights from Abu Dhabi with immediate effect from March 18, 2019 due to operational reasons. The company has proactively taken some adjustments to its flight schedule on account of non-availability of some aircraft in its fleet in the foreseeable future. Jet Airways is India’s premier international airline, which operates flights to India ... Read More »

Wipro launches AI, ML solutions on Amazon Web Services

Wipro has launched Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company’s AI-enabled, on-demand solutions on AWS will govern critical supply chain processes, and drive enhanced operational efficiency, productivity and superior customer experience for enterprise clients. As part of this collaboration, Wipro’s solutions such as Wipro HOLMES Machine Learning for Accounts Payable Auditor, Wipro ... Read More »

Tata Motors’ arm recalls 44,000 cars over CO2 emissions levels in UK

Tata Motors’ wholly owned subsidiary — Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has started a voluntary recall of around 44,000 cars in the UK over higher than certified levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The company will contact the owners of the affected vehicles to arrange for free-of-charge repairs. Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata ... Read More »

JeM chief Masood Azhar’s brother among 44 arrested in Pak

Islamabad : Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s brother was among 44 members of the banned militant outfits arrested by authorities in Pakistan, amid mounting pressure from the global community on Islamabad to rein in the terror groups operating on its soil. Mufti Abdur Rauf, brother of Azhar, and Hammad Azhar are 44 people arrested during the crackdown, Minister of State for ... Read More »

UN chief welcomes IAF pilot’s return to India from Pak captivity

United Nations : UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the return of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthman from captivity in Pakistan and called on the two countries to sustain the “positive momentum” and engage in further constructive dialogue. The IAF Wing Commander returned to India from Pakistan on Friday to a hero’s welcome, nearly 60 hours after he was ... Read More »

Wreckage of downed Pak F-16 seen in PoK

Islamabad : Wreckage of the F-16 Pakistan Air Force jet, which was shot down by the Indian Air Force on Wednesday, was seen being inspected by Pakistan military officers in PoK, sources said. Sources added that Commanding Officer of Pakistan’s 7 Northern Light Infantry inspected the site along with other officials. Ministry of External Affairs had yesterday said that against ... Read More »

Bangladesh rescues ‘abducted’ Malaysia-bound Rohingya

Dhaka : Bangladesh police have stopped 43 Rohingya refugees from being smuggled to Malaysia by boat with a dozen women claiming they were abducted by traffickers, officials said Thursday. Acting on tip-offs, police found the refugees at two separate places in the southeastern border district of Cox’s Bazar, raising the number of Rohingya being rescued from the traffickers to more than ... Read More »

Air India Resumes Flights To Iraq After 30 Years

NAJAF, IRAQ: Air India on Thursday resumed flights to Iraq after a 30 year gap, when a plane carrying Shiite pilgrims landed in the city of Najaf. “This is the first time in the last 30 years” that a plane has come from India to Iraq, said Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit, India’s ambassador to Iraq, at the international airport that serves the ... Read More »

Rivers of Differing Clarity Coming Together

The pictures of these 10 striking confluences from Twisted Sifter are definitely worth a long view. A confluence is simply where bodies of water meet. When this involves two rivers with differing clarity levels, the results can be incredibly eye-catching, like in the photo above, which shows the merging of the Rhone and Arve rivers in Geneva, Switzerland. Or in the image ... Read More »

Sirisena says opposed to forming national govt

Colombo :  Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday said he is opposed to forming a national government only to expand the Cabinet of ministers, indicating that his rift with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was far from over. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe-led government on Friday sought the consent of the Speaker of Sri Lanka’s Parliament to form a ‘national government’, a move ... Read More »

For the first time in 66 days, the sun will rise in the northernmost U.S. city

Wednesday is special in Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow, Alaska, for reasons that don’t sound particularly special. That morning, the sun will rise there — for the first time in 66 days. The country’s northernmost town, with a population of 4,300 people, is also one of the northernmost communities in the world, at a latitude of 71.2 degrees north. That ... Read More »

YouTube to remove share activity feature on Twitter

San Francisco: Video-sharing giant YouTube has announced that it will kill the feature that allows users to automatically share their YouTube Activity on micro-blogging site Twitter after January 31. Twitter currently allow users to share their YouTube activity via options such as going to YouTube Settings, then to Connected apps and choosing “Share your public activity to Twitter”. Instead, the ... Read More »

Innovative research uses remote radio telescope to detect cosmic rays

Curtin University researchers have developed a particle detector at the remote site of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope that is capable of conducting a ground-breaking study into mysterious cosmic rays in the area’s harsh conditions. The project is the first coupling of a particle detector with the MWA, located in Western Australia’s Mid-West region about 800km north of ... Read More »

Adani Ports delivers 50 US made GE locomotives to Indian Railways

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZL) has successfully concluded the import and dispatch of 50 General Electric Transportation (GE) locomotives from Mundra port for the Indian Railways with full customer satisfaction and ‘zero’ incident. All 50 locomotives were manufactured by GE Electromotive Division in the US and imported at Mundra port for the Indian Railways, a first for Indian ... Read More »