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When Netaji Subhash Set Up Azad Hind Provisional Government 74 Years Ago In Singapore!

New Delhi(PTI): On this day 74 years ago, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had announced the establishment of the provisional government of Azad Hind in occupied Singapore in 1943. Known as Arzi Hukumat-e-Azad Hind, it was supported by the Axis powers of Imperial Japan, Nazi Germany, the Italian Social Republic, and their allies. The revered freedom fighter had launched a struggle to...

3 Arrested In Florida Shooting After White Supremacist Speech

Miami(AFP): Three men were arrested after a shooting following white supremacist Richard Spencer's controversial speech at the University of Florida, police have said. Spencer, leader of the so-called "alt-right" movement -- encompassing white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan -- appeared on Thursday on campus in Gainesville, in the north of the state. Just over an hour after his speech...

Uncommon Treat From Alma Mater: Oxford College Drops Suu Kyi From Common Room Name

London(PTI): The students at the prestigious Oxford University college where Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi studied have voted to remove her name from the title of their Junior Common Room for her inability to condemn severe human rights abuses against Rohingyas in Myanmar. Students of St Hugh's College yesterday voted to remove the Nobel Peace Prize laureate's name...

Khaleda Zia Surrenders In Court, Gets Bail In Graft & Defamation Cases

Dhaka(PTI): Bangladesh's embattled former premier Khaleda Zia has surrendered before a local court that granted her bail in graft and defamation cases, a week after it issued an arrest warrant against her. "The bail was granted on conditions that she would inform the court before leaving the country in future," an official of the court told reporters yesterday. He said Zia,...

NASA Extends Dawn Mission At Dwarf Planet Ceres

Washington(PTI): NASA has approved a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, allowing the spacecraft to get a closer look at the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before at the dwarf planet, which it has been orbiting since March 2015. The spacecraft will...

Gandhi Museum Inaugurated In Durban On Land Owned By Mahatma

Johannesburg(PTI): On the eve of Diwali, a Gandhi museum has been inaugurated on a small piece of land once owned by Mahatma Gandhi in the coastal city of Durban. Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh inaugurated the museum yesterday, which will reflect the life and universal influence of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi owned the land in 1897 and used...

US Judge Blocks Latest Version Of Trump Travel Ban

Washington(AFP): A US federal judge has barred the White House from implementing yet another version of President Donald Trump's controversial executive order on immigration, hours before it was due to go into full effect. The decision by US District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii -- which the White House signaled it would appeal -- marks the latest blow to Trump's...

Lakshmi Mittal Donates USD 25 Million To Harvard University

Washington(PTI): Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has donated USD 25 million to the prestigious Harvard University with an aim to increase engagement with South Asian countries, including India. The donation will establish an endowed fund for the South Asia Institute at the university. The institute spearheads Harvard's engagement with South Asian countries, including India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and...

Trump Campaign Subpoenaed For Documents On Assault Allegations

Washington(AFP): Donald Trump's campaign has been subpoenaed as part of a defamation suit for documents related to sexual assault allegations that emerged during his run for president, according to a court document. The lawsuit by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice," says he made "numerous false, defamatory statements" in response to her allegations that...

Starting To Develop Much Better Relationship With Pak: Trump

Washington(PTI): US President Donald Trump has said that he has started to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan, a day after Pakistani forces rescued an American-Canadian family from the Haqqani terror network. American citizen Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle along with their three children were rescued from the Haqqanis on Thursday after an operation by Pakistani...

Pak Took Key Step To Do More In Fight Against Terror: Pence

Washington(PTI): US Vice President Mike Pence has said that Pakistan has taken an "important" step in fight against terrorism by helping secure the release of a Canadian-American family abducted by the Haqqani networks five years ago. American citizen Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle along with their three children were rescued from the Haqqani network on Thursday after...

Pak Court Defers Indictment Of Sharif In Panama Papers Case

Islamabad(PTI): An anti-graft court in Pakistan today postponed the indictment of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar in Panama Papers case till October 19 due to protests by lawyers. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had registered three cases of corruption and money laundering against Sharif, 67, his family members and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar...

Meet 22-Year-Old Woman Rudrali Patil, British High Commissioner For A Day

New Delhi(PTI): It was a dream come true for 22- year-old Rudrali Patil, when she got a call from the British High Commission to serve as its commissioner to India. Albeit for a day, Rudrali, in a crisp black suit, donned the cap of the diplomat efficiently, as she addressed the media here today, talking about empowering girl children in...

Pope Enters Rohingya Minefield With Myanmar-Bangladesh Trip

Vatican City(AP): Pope Francis will wade into the religious and political minefield of Myanmar's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims and the effects of their exodus to Bangladesh when he visits both countries next month. The Vatican today released the itinerary for the November 26 - December 2 trip, which has taken on importance since Myanmar security forces responded to Rohingya militant...