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No need lessons on human rights from you: India’s to Pakistan’s concern over Kashmir

United Nations, Sept 19: India has said it was ironic that Pakistan, a country founded on religious fundamentalism, spoke of communal disharmony and religious intolerance.

India was exercising its right of reply on Tuesday after Pakistan raised the UN report on Kashmir in the Human Rights Council.

“The...

Air Tanzania to soon resume direct flights to India

Cairo, Sept 18: Air Tanzania will soon resume services to India with direct flights to Mumbai from Tanzanian city Dar Es Salaam, an official said Monday.

Air India and Air Tanzania had direct flights between the two countries but the operations were stopped in mid-1990s due to commercial reasons....

‘Chopper ride cheaper than car’: Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s air commute draws ridicule

Islamabad, Sept 18: Even as the Pakistan government is trying to generate revenue through means such as auctioning luxury cars, prime minister Imran Khan has been mocked for taking a helicopter into Islamabad most days, after declaring he would eschew luxury perks.

Information Minister Chaudhry argued that the helicopter...

Russia Says Military Jet With 14 Servicemen Aboard Vanishes from Radar off Syria

Moscow, Sept 18: A Russian military jet carrying 14 servicemen vanished from radar over the Mediterranean Sea late Monday as Syria came under attack by Israeli missiles, the defence ministry said.

"Connection has been lost with the crew of a Russian Il-20 plane over the Mediterranean Sea 35 kilometres...

Flood waters rise, 8 killed as Florence dumps ‘epic’ rain on Carolinas

Wilson, Sept 16: Tropical Storm Florence dumped “epic” amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland on Saturday, knocking out power and causing at least eight deaths as flood waters that have devastated many communities kept rising.

Florence's intensity has diminished since it roared ashore...

Approve name-change or face 'hopelessness': Zoran Zaev

Macedonia, Sept 16: Macedonians must choose between a new name or a future of isolation and instability, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev told AFP ahead of a September 30 referendum on the issue.

The proposed change, which would rename the country the Republic of North Macedonia, is Zaev's effort to...

San Diego diocese adds 8 priests to list of predators

San Diego, Sept 15: The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego has added eight priests to its list of those believed to have molested children.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Bishop Robert McElroy's move responds to recent events including a Pennsylvania grand jury report that found children had...

Amid budget cuts, US spent over $52,000 spent on curtains for Nikki Haley’s house: Report

New York, Sept 15: The US State Department spent about $52,701 last year on customised and mechanised curtains for the official residence of US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley at a time when the department was undergoing deep budget cuts and had frozen hiring, according to a media report....

India's Iran oil purchases to fade ahead of US sanctions

Indian refiners will cut their monthly crude loadings from Iran for September and October by nearly half from earlier this year as New Delhi works to win waivers on the oil export sanctions Washington plans to reimpose on Tehran in November.

India's loadings from Iran for this month and...

UN report details alarming level of reprisals against human rights defenders in India

United Nations, Sept 14: India, China, Russia and Myanmar are among several countries named in a report by UN chief Antonio Guterres that details an "alarming" level of harsh reprisals and intimidation against those who cooperate with the United Nations on human rights issues.

The ninth annual report of...