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17 Killed As Ex-Student Goes On Shooting Spree In Florisa In US School

Washington(PTI): A former student armed with an assault-style rifle went on a shooting spree at a high school in Florida, killing at least 17 people and injuring more than a dozen others, including an Indian-American student, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in the US. The 19 year-old suspect identified as Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman...

Trump lawyer Says He Paid Porn Actress Out Of His Own Pocket

Washington(AP) President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he paid USD 130,000 out of his own pocket to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. Michael Cohen tells The New York Times he was not reimbursed by the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign for the payment to Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie...

Pakistan Developing New Types Of Nuclear Weapons: US

Washington(PTI): Pakistan is developing new types of nuclear weapons, including short-range tactical ones, that bring more risks to the region, America's intelligence chief warned today. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' remarks came days after a group of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists struck the Sunjuwan Military Camp in Jammu on Saturday, killing seven people including six soldiers. Pakistan is developing new types...

Indian-American Killed, Another Injured In Shootings At US Stores

Washington(PTI): An Indian-American was killed and another critically injured when a man opened fire in two convenience stores in the US state of Georgia. Parmjit Singh, a 44-year-old father of two high school students, was shot multiple times on Tuesday evening at the Hi Tech Quick Stop on Burnett Ferry Road, sheriff's officers said. The Floyd County coroner pronounced him...

Ex-Bangla Prime Minister Khaleda Zia Sentenced To 5 Years In Graft Case

Dhaka(PTI): Bangladesh's ex-premier and opposition BNP chief Khaleda Zia was today sentenced to five years in jail in a corruption case. Zia, 72, was sentenced by the Special Court-5 in the capital , Dhaka, in connection with embezzlement of 21 million takas (USD 252,000) in foreign donations meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust. In the same case, her son Tarique Rahman...

Oprah Winfrey Reiterates She Is Not Running For Presidency

Los Angeles(PTI): Oprah Winfrey has shot down the prospects of her running for the post of President of the United States. During a conversation with Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda on her podcast SuperSoul Sunday, Winfrey said she is not running for the office, according to Entertainment Weekly. Miranda had said that he was not going to enter politics, to which...

Messenger Of Peace Malala Wants Corporates To Support Girl Education

Davos(PTI): Corporates should come forward to support the cause of girl education in India and other countries by utilising the financial, technical and human resources available with them, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has said. Overwhelmed by the "love and support" she has been getting from Indians, she is also keen to visit India to meet businessmen, activists and political leaders...

Pak Court Rejects Sharif’s Objections To Supplementary Case In Panama Papers Scandal

Islamabad(PTI): An accountability court in Pakistan today rejected ousted premier Nawaz Sharif's objections to the supplementary case filed against him and his family by the country's anti-graft body over properties in London. The court holding trial in graft cases against Sharif and his family decided that the supplementary case would be made part of the record in the Avenfield flats...

India Shares ASEAN Vision For Rule-Based Societies: Modi

New Delhi(PTI): Leaders of India and ASEAN on Thursday discussed ways to boost maritime security, connectivity and trade, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that India shares the ASEAN vision for rule-based societies and pitched for freedom of navigation in the region. The India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit, with highest-level of participation from all the 10 member-countries of the grouping, began with...

US Designates Indian-Origin ISIS Militant As Global Terrorist

Washington(PTI): The US today designated Indian- origin Islamic State militant from Britain Siddhartha Dhar along with a Belgian-Moroccan citizen as global terrorists and imposed sanctions on them, the State Department said. Dhar, a British Hindu who converted to Islam and now goes by the name Abu Rumaysah, had skipped police bail in the UK to travel to Syria with his...

Climate Change, Terrorism Grave Concerns: PM Modi At World Economic Forum

Davos(PTI): Narendra Modi became the first Indian prime minister to address the World Economic Forum (WEF) here today during which he talked about "serious" challenges and "grave concerns" facing the world, including terrorism. Climate change and terrorism are grave concerns before the world, Modi said, while asserting that terrorism is dangerous but what is equally dangerous is the "artificial distinction"...

Pakistan Raises Kulbhushan Jadhav’s Case In UNSC Debate On Afghanistan

United Nations(PTI): Pakistan raked up the issue of Indian death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav in the UN Security Council after it was accused by India, the US and Afghanistan, for providing safe havens to terrorists. Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN Maleeha Lodhi was responding to Indian Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin who said Pakistan needs to change its...

US Government Shuts Down After Senate Rejects Spending Bill

Washington(PTI): The US government officially shutdown on Saturday for the first time in five years after the Senate rejected a short-term spending bill to keep the federal government running, marking a chaotic end to Donald Trump's first year as president The shutdown began at 12:01 am (local time) after a few Republicans joined Democrats in blocking the crucial measure would...

Donald Trump Says Mexico Wall Idea Intact; Contradicts Chief Of Staff

Washington(PTI): Donald Trump today insisted that his view on building a wall along US-Mexico border has not changed and Mexico would pay for it "directly or indirectly", contradicting remarks by his chief of staff that the president's opinion on the barrier had "evolved". Trump's comments came after Retired General John Kelly told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus yesterday that...