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Bangladesh court today handed a seven-year jail term to the son of main Opposition leader Khaleda Zia in a case of money laundering, scrapping an acquittal by a lower court, lawyers said.Tarique Rahman, 51, the political heir apparent to the former Prime Minister, was also fined 200 million taka ($2.5 million), said Khurshid Alam Khan, a lawyer for the Anti-Corruption Commission, which had appeale...
Source : Telegraphindia | 2 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
Paris prosecutor, Francois Molins, who handles terrorism investigations in France, at a news conference on Thursday where he gave an update on the Nice attack case.The man who killed 84 people in a terrorist attack in Nice, France, last week planned his assault over several months and got help from at least five persons, the Paris prosecutor said today.However, although the Islamic State called th...
Source : Telegraphindia | 2 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
Leading from the front, Team India Test skipper Virat Kohli struck an unbeaten hundred. (Photo: AP)Indian Test skipper's 12th hundred in longer format pushes the hosts on backfoot.: Virat Kohli stroked a commanding 12th Test century to put India in control at 302 for four when stumps were drawn on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies on Thursday.Having chosen to bat first on w...
Source : Asianage | 2 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
project unity.In the most electric moment of the convention, boos and jeers broke out as it became clear that Cruz - in a prime-time address from centre stage - was not going to endorse Trump. It was a pointed snub on the eve of Trump's formal acceptance speech.As hundreds of delegates chanted "Vote for Trump!" and "Say it!" Cruz tried to dismiss the outburst as "enthusiasm of the New York delegat...
Source : Telegraphindia | 2 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency yesterday as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup.Erdogan said the state of emergency, lasting three months, would allow his government to take swift and decisive measures against supporters of the coup and was allowed under the Co...
Source : Telegraphindia | 2 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
Pokemon Go, the wildly popular augmented-reality smartphone game, expanded officially into 26 more countries this week, even as some security and religious authorities around the globe expressed alarm.In Saudi Arabia, clerics renewed an existing fatwa against Pokemon, calling it "un-Islamic". Bosnia has warned players to avoid chasing the creatures onto land mines left over from the 1990s.An Egypt...
Source : Telegraphindia | 2 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
J. Trump, on the eve of accepting the Republican nomination for President, said yesterday that if he were elected, he would not pressure Turkey or other authoritarian allies about conducting purges of their political adversaries or cracking down on civil liberties.The United States, he said, has to "fix our own mess" before trying to alter the behaviour of other nations."I don't think we have a ri...
Source : Telegraphindia | 2 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
Restriction on fuel rationing in Kohima lifted, says ADC Our Correspondent Kohima | July 21 In view of the reported limited stock of petrol in Kohima town fuel outlets, panicking citizens made a beeline with their vehicles at petrol pumps in the State Capital Kohima to buy fuel. Panic buying happens when people fear the shortage of a particular commodity or product in the market, or if prices of t...
Source : Morungexpress | 2 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
line with the blueprint, PSU banks are to get Rs 25,000 crore each in 2015-16 and 2016-17 fiscal.Earlier this week, the government announced a Rs 22,915 crore capital infusion into 13 PSBs.Government's Rs 23,000-crore equity infusion will provide some respite to the public sector banks (PSBs), but their capital needs are significantly higher than the budgeted amount, Moody's Investors Service has ...
Source : Asianage | 2 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
Hafiz Saeed, leader of a Pakistani religious group waves during an anti-Indian rally in Lahore, Pakistan. (Photo: APSaeed led a Pak govt call to observe July 19 as a ‘Black Day’ to draw attention to the ‘burning issue of Kashmir’.: The US administration has taken a serious note of Pakistan permitting Jama’at-ud-Da’wah leader Hafiz Saeed, a terrorist wanted by the United States and with a bounty of...
Source : Asianage | 2 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
View of a street in downtown Oaxaca, Mexico, reading "Oaxaca wants peace" . (Photo: AFP)Authorities are investigating whether the murders are linked to a dispute between rival criminal gangs.Gunmen burst into a musician's home in southern Mexico before dawn on Thursday, decapitated him and killed his wife and son, police said.The armed group entered the family's home in Juchitan, Oaxaca state, at ...
Source : Asianage | 2 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
Trump said he wanted to build wall in a bid to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking.Republican Party nominee for US president Donald Trump on Thursday repeated his pledge to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico in a bid to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking."We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, ...
Source : Asianage | 2 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
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