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US makes new terms for violence reduction in Afghanistan


Kabul: As the US-Taliban peace talks continue in Doha, Washington has made several new demands over the reduction in violence plan, informed sources have said. One of the demands is that the reduction in violence should be long-term, TOLO News quoted the sources as saying. Mujib Rahimi, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah's spokesman, said that the US...

‘Taliban terrorist behind attack on Malala, escaped Pak Army custody’


Islamabad: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan, who was responsible for the terror attacks on activist Malala Yousafzai and at the Peshawar Army School, escaped from the custody of the Pakistan Army during an anti-terror operation being conducted on the basis of information extracted from him, a news report said on Saturday. In an audio...

Verdicts in 2 cases against Hafiz Saeed adjourned


Lahore: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore adjourned the hearing of two terror financing cases involving against Hafiz Saeed, the leader of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) who mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, till February 18. The ATC was to initially announce its verdict against the JuD chief on February 8, reports The Express...

South Korean ‘Parasite’ wins best picture at Oscars


Los Angeles: South Korean film "Parasite" created history at the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony by winning the best picture. It is the first non-English to win the top honor. At the gala on Sunday night, director Bong Joon-ho along with "Parasite" cast and crew got on stage as the audience gave a standing ovation to...

Coronavirus toll crosses 900 in China, over 40,000 infected


Beijing: The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has claimed over 900 lives in China, authorities said on Monday, while the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 40,000. According to the data from China's National Health Commission, 97 more deaths and 3,062 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection were reported on Sunday from 31 provincial-level...

Indian-American woman to run for US Congress from Virginia


Washington: Andhra Pradesh-born Manga Anantatmula who raised her voice against alleged discrimination in admission of Asians in IV League schools, has announced that she will run for US House of Representatives. Anantatmula, who worked as a federal government contractor in defense acquisitions program management, has already become a presumptive nominee of Republican party from the...

New Indian envoy to US presents credentials to Trump


Washington: Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India's new Ambassador to the US, presented his credentials to American President Donald Trump at a special ceremony held in the White House, it was reported. The ceremony took place in the Oval Office on Thursday. The envoy was accompanied by his wife and peer Reenat Sandhu, currently serving as the...

US offers $100 million to China as American dies in Wuhan


Washington: The United States stands ready to spend up to $100 million to assist China and other countries impacted by coronavirus, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced. “This commitment – along with the hundreds of millions generously donated by the American private sector – demonstrates strong US leadership in response to the outbreak,” Pompeo...

Indian-origin doctor gets 3 life terms for 90 sexual assaults


London: General practitioner Manish Natverlal Shah was on Friday given three life sentences for 90 sex assaults on female patients while working in London, when he carried out invasive examinations for sexual gratification, the media reported. Shah, 50, who gained his medical qualifications from the University of London in 1993, mentioned health issues of celebrities...