Amitabh Bachchan a true legend, Dadasaheb Phalke Award a befitting tribute: Punjab CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday congratulated Amitabh Bachchan on being honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, and said it was a befitting tribute to a true legend. Continue Reading

Fatal end for 28 in Typhoon disaster

A strong typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines left at least 28 dead and 12 missing, and forced thousands to flee their homes, devastating Christmas celebrations in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

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Salih offers to quit after rejecting PM nominee

Iraq’s president refused to designate a prime minister candidate nominated by the Iran-backed parliamentary bloc and offered to resign, plunging the country into further political uncertainty amid nearly three months of unprecedented mass protests. Continue Reading

14 die in Islamic extremists attack

Islamic extremists on motorcycles killed 14 security force members who were escorting election officials in the West African nation of Niger, the first large attack there since 71 soldiers were killed in a massive ambush earlier this month, authorities said. Continue Reading

2 killed in Libya mall attack

An air strike on a shopping area during rush hour near Libya’s capital killed at least two civilians and wounded 20 others, a local official has said. The air strike on the town of Zawiya, 45 kilometres west of Tripoli, hit a pharmacy, a bakery and cars parked on the street, the mayor of the town, Jamal Baher, told AFP. Continue Reading

South Korean court rejects arrest of Former Justice Minister

A South Korean court rejected a request to arrest a key ally of President Moon Jae-in who is being investigated over allegations of corruption and power abuse, saying he was unlikely to flee or destroy evidence. Continue Reading

8 killed in Mexico shootout

Mexico’s National Guard said seven gunmen and one of its officers died in a shootout in the north-central state of Guanajuato. Continue Reading

CAA: Assam students in North America write to Modi

The recently enacted Citizenship Amendment Act will adversely impact people of Assam and the northeast, an association representing the Assamese community in North America said.

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United States opposes draft resolution proposed by of China and Russia

The United States said that it opposes a draft resolution proposed by China and Russia that would terminate UN sanctions on key North Korean exports, calling the measure “premature” at a time when Pyongyang is threatening to conduct “an escalated provocation” and is refusing to meet with US officials to discuss denuclearisation.

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