GoI rebuts rumor about bank closure

SRINAGAR:The GoI on Saturday clarified that banks will remain open and banking activity will continue unimpeded in the first week of September. In a statement issued here, it said that it has come to notice that a rumour is circulating in several sections of the social media that banks will be closed for six days […]

Myanmar struggles to digest global anger over Rohingya crisis

Myanmar struggles to digest global anger over Rohingya crisis

YANGON: Baffled, hurt or indignant, many inside Myanmar are struggling to digest a week of opprobrium heaped on their country by the UN and even Facebook over the treatment of the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim group whose plight elicits little sympathy in the Buddhist-majority nation. Last year’s military crackdown ostensibly on Rohingya militants pushed out […]

Domestic Cricket: Now umpires will assess match referees, BCCI getting NE states battle ready

Domestic Cricket: Now umpires will assess match referees, BCCI getting NE states battle ready

NEW DELHI: In a departure from convention, the BCCI will have its registered umpires evaluating the performances of its match referees instead of other way round, informed GM (Cricket Operations) Saba Karim. Karim and his team has prepared an elaborate blue print for this year’s domestic cricket which will witness nine states being integrated into […]

Modi govt selling petrol, diesel cheaper abroad: Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress Friday accused the BJP government of selling petrol and diesel to other nations at far cheaper rates than to Indian citizens and alleged the people, who were suffering due to the all-time high prices, would give it a befitting reply in elections for this “betrayal”. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala claimed […]

Let 18 years be legal marriage age for men: Law panel

NEW DELHI: The Law Commission today suggested that 18 years should be the minimum legal age for men and women alike to get married, saying the insistence on recognising different ages of marriage between consenting adults must be abolished. In its consultation paper on ‘Reform of Family Law’, the panel also said “if a universal […]

Child sexual abuse cases surge in 2018: report

ISLAMABAD: A total of 2,322 child abuse cases were reported across Pakistan in the first six months of 2018, a 32 per cent jump as compared to the first half of 2017, according to a report by NGO working on protection of children against violence. The ‘Cruel Numbers Report’ having data from January to June […]

Japan eyes record defence budget amid N Korea, China threats

TOKYO: Japan’s defence ministry on Friday made its biggest-ever budget request, seeking better missile defence and bolstered air power amid ongoing threats from North Korea and China. The ministry wants 5.298 trillion yen ($47 billion) for the next fiscal year from April, the seventh straight annual increase and 2.1 per cent more than last year. […]

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