Tuesday, September 17, 2019
WASHINGTON: In 2017, the United States extracted from Russia an important CIA source who had provided information about the Kremlin's interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to current and former officials.The operation, known as an exfiltration, followed mounting concerns among U.S. officials that the individual, whose identity is...
New Delhi: As the lockdown in Kashmir entered its sixth week, the chief of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday said she was "deeply concerned" about the severe restrictions ordered by the centre since it scrapped Jammu and Kashmir's special status last month.Tensions between India and Pakistan...
Norwegian authorities haven’t been able to detect the cause behind an unexplained disease that is estimated to have killed dozens of dogs in the country in recent days, officials said.The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said that it had been informed of another six cases of dogs falling ill, with...
London:British Prime Minister Boris Johnson received a fresh blow, when senior minister Amber Rudd quit her work and pensions post in protest at his handling of the Brexit crisis. “I have resigned from Cabinet and surrendered the Conservative Whip,” Rudd tweeted."I cannot stand by as good, loyal moderate Conservatives are...
White House:U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he cancelled peace talks with Afghanistan's Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people. Mr. Trump said he had planned a secret meeting with the Taliban's “major...
New Delhi:Pakistan on Saturday said it had denied India’s President Ram Nath Kovind permission to fly through its airspace for his foreign trip due to New Delhi’s recent “behaviour”. Such requests are usually granted by countries.“The decision has been taken in view of India’s behaviour,Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood...
London:Boris Johnson faced humiliation at prime minister’s questions when MPs clapped and cheered a Labour backbencher who demanded he apologise for comparing Muslim women to letterboxes and launch an inquiry into Islamophobia. The new British leader wrote a column last year in which he said it was ridiculous that women...
Written by Mitra Phukan On August 31, the final National Register of Citizens, excluding 19,06,657 people from the 3,30,27,661 who had applied, was released in Guwahati. This was a controversial document, much anticipated and dreaded in Assam for the past few years, ever since work on updating the NRC of...
London:More than a month after Boris Johnson took over as the UK’s new prime minister, he lost working parliamentary majority ahead of a crucial Brexit vote Tuesday after Conservative MP Phillip Lee defected to the pro-EU Liberal Democrats. With his departure, the Tories are now a minority government.Johnson condemned...
Washington DC:The devastating storm 'Dorian' headed to the US coast after wreaking havoc in the Bahamas on Sunday. Thousands of homes have been damaged in the Bahamas due to the strong winds and rain caused by this most dangerous fifth category storm. Thousands of people have been ordered to...