Friday, June 22, 2018 02:01:58 AM
Lebanese PM in Moscow to meet Putin
Lebanon's prime minister-designate Saad Hariri will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, the eve of the FIFA World Cup, Hariri's office said.He will then attend the football tournament's inaugural match on Thursday, pitting Russia against his longtime backer, Saudi Arabia.
4 Indian soldiers in Kashmir firing
AP, Srinagar, India
Indian and Pakistani forces fired along the highly militarized frontier in disputed Kashmir early Wednesday after Pakistani firing killed at least four Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured three others on border patrol, Indian officials said.
Pakistan denied initiating the firing, saying its soldiers only responded to the Indian "unprovoked" firing. Islamabad also summoned an Indian diplomat to protest a civilian's killing.
Paris hostages freed, suspect arrested
A four-hour hostage standoff in central Paris ended with police moving in, arresting the armed suspect and freeing the people held in a ground-floor office, France's interior minister announced late Tuesday. "All the hostages are safe and sound," Gerard Collomb said in a brief statement. At least two people had been held.
Lightning kills 10 in West Bengal
Xinhua, New Delhi
At least 10 people were killed and several others injured after lightning struck them at different places in India's eastern state of West Bengal, officials said Wednesday.
The lightning struck Bankura, Hooghly, West Midnapore, Birbhum and North 24 Parganas districts on Tuesday.
Sirisena inducts 7 ministers from Jaffna
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today inducted seven new ministers in his government, including a Tamil who is the only elected representative of the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party from Jaffna, the capital of northern district.
Two state ministers and five deputy ministers were sworn-in by Sirisena at a function at the Presidential Secretariat, amid an internal bickering within the unity government.
Angajan Ramanathan, of the Sirisena-led Sri Lanka Freedom Party from Jaffna, was appointed as a deputy minister.
LIKE many other countries, World Refugee Day was observed in the country on Wednesday at a time when the world's third largest refugee group Rohingya is living in the overcrowded camps in Cox's Bazar. The UNHCR reported that 68.5 million people are living in different refugee camps across the world. ...
Neetu Kapoor will soon be turning 60 on July 8 and if the latest reports are to be believed, the actress already has special plans. Neetu Kapoor will soon be flying to Paris to ring in her birthday with husband Rishi Kapoor, son Ranbir Kapoor, daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and ...
Priyanka Chopra and Salman Khan are ready to be seen together on the big screen after a decade in Bharat. The film also stars Disha Patani and is an adaptation of South Korean film, Ode to My Father. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, this project has been in the limelight ...
AP, Ankara :Since he took office in 2003, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given a name to each stage in his consolidation of power in Turkey. First he called himself the apprentice; then the journeyman; and latterly the master. Now, he says a new five-year term would elevate him to ...
Salman Khan's film Race 3 is unstoppable. The film, which hit screens on June 15, is giving all sorts of reasons for the star cast to celebrate. The Remo D'Souza directorial had already crossed the benchmark of Rs 100 crore at the Indian box office. But interestingly, the Salman fever ...
THREE more activists of Parbatya Chattogram Janasanghati Samity (MN Larma) and United People's Democratic Front (Democratic) were shot dead at their homes in Rangamati and Khagrachhari districts between Friday and Sunday. Conflicts between different groups in Chattogram Hill Tracts have led to the death of at least 22 people in ...
Reuters, Beijing : Chinese President Xi Jinping told visiting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday that with the joint efforts of the two countries, the Korean peninsula will definitely be peaceful and stable, official news agency Xinhua said.Xi made the comments during a meeting at Beijing's Diaoyutai state guest ...
AFP, Moscow :The Kremlin on Wednesday said Vladimir Putin did not watch Russia's surprise win over Egypt in the World Cup because he was on a plane but added that he reacted "very positively, like the whole of our country". "Unfortunately, he did not watch the match itself. It so ...
NO sooner had the Eid vacation come to an end but another murder shocked us all. The decapitated body of Sumon Zahid, a witness in a war crimes case and also the son of martyred journalist Selina Parvin was found dead in the capital's Khilgaon the day before yesterday. There ...