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Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election

By   /  September 15, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Embattled Israeli PM fights for survival in do-over election

Jerusalem, Sep.15 (PTI/AP): A visibly frantic Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life as the country heads to national elections for the second time this year.

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Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs

By   /  September 15, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs

Hong Kong, Sep. 15 (PTI/AFP): Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs on Sunday, tipping the violence-plagued city back into chaos after a brief lull in clashes.

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SC to hear pleas against abrogation of Article 370 provisions, curbs in J-K today

By   /  September 15, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on SC to hear pleas against abrogation of Article 370 provisions, curbs in J-K today

New Delhi, Sep, 15 (PTI): The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Monday pleas challenging abrogation of provisions of Article 370 — which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, validity of imposition of President’s rule and the related restrictions imposed in the state. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S […]

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Will implement NRC in Haryana, says Khattar

By   /  September 15, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Will implement NRC in Haryana, says Khattar

Chandigarh, Sep. 15 (PTI): After Assam, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday announced that the National Register of Citizens will be implemented in the state. “We will implement NRC in Haryana,” Khattar told reporters in Panchkula after meeting Justice H S Bhalla (retd) and former Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba at their residences […]

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No fine, police to help traffic rule violators get helmet, license in Hyderabad

By   /  September 15, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on No fine, police to help traffic rule violators get helmet, license in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Sep. 15 (PTI): Amid the raging debate over hefty fines for traffic rule violations, police here has launched an initiative to help motorists driving without helmet or necessary documents in getting them instead of imposing penalty. Under the initiative of the Rachakonda Commissionerate, no challans will be issued to four types of violations — […]

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Dearth of quality people in north India — Labour minister on unemployment

By   /  September 15, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Dearth of quality people in north India — Labour minister on unemployment

Lucknow, Sep. 15 (PTI): Union labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar has said there was no dearth of employment opportunities in the country, but recruiters visiting north India complain of lack of “quality people” to fill vacancies, drawing flak from opposition leaders who accused him of insulting people of the region. The comments came amid criticism […]

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‘Nearly two dozen terrorists present in Srinagar, threatening shopkeepers’

By   /  September 15, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on ‘Nearly two dozen terrorists present in Srinagar, threatening shopkeepers’

Srinagar, Sep. 15 (PTI): Nearly two dozen terrorists are present in the city and its periphery and even openly threatening shopkeepers in some areas, raising serious concern in the security establishment, according to officials. However, security forces are taking all precautions to ensure that the terrorists do not use the situation to cause any flare-up […]

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Saudi Arabia battles market jitters after oil plant attacks

By   /  September 15, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Saudi Arabia battles market jitters after oil plant attacks

Riyadh, Sep. 15 (PTI/AFP): Saudi energy giant Aramco is battling to reassure markets after devastating attacks on two oil plants, where a prolonged shutdown risks roiling investor confidence ahead of the state-owned giant’s mega stock listing, analysts say.

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Underfire PM calls up Hulk, claims “huge” Brexit progress

By   /  September 15, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Underfire PM calls up Hulk, claims “huge” Brexit progress

London, Sep. 15 (PTI/AFP): Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Sunday that “huge” progress was being made in Brexit talks and declared Britain would break out of the European Union just like the comicbook hero Hulk. The Conservative leader made the comments ahead of meetings with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and EU negotiator Michel Barnier […]

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1st T20 International between India and SA abandoned due to rain

By   /  September 15, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on 1st T20 International between India and SA abandoned due to rain

Dharamsala, Sep. 15 (PTI): The first T20 international between India and South Africa was abandoned on Sunday, without a ball being bowled due to heavy downpour that left a near capacity crowd disappointed. While there was prediction of a sharp drizzle in the afternoon, the weather forecast was all clear for the evening but heavens […]

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