Pakistan Army chief confirms death sentence for 11 terrorists:Report

Islamabad, May 5: Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed the death sentences awarded to 11 “hardcore terrorists” who were given the capital punishment by special military courts over the killings of 60 people, media reports said on…

At least 350 held as anti-Putin protests sweep Russia: Report

MOSCOW, May 5: At least 350 people were detained at opposition protests across Russia on Saturday, as police violently attempted to disperse an unsanctioned rally in Moscow using tear gas, an independent monitor and AFP correspondents said. Top opposition leader…

No Nobel Prize in Literature this year amid sex abuse scandal

Copenhagen, May 4: The Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues that have affected the public image of the Swedish Academy that selects the winner. The academy said on Friday the…

Modi-Jinping summit a ‘good thing’: White House

Washington, May 4: The White House has given a thumbs-up to last week’s meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying it was a “good thing” that the world leaders were getting along. After their informal…

Pak Army helped Nawaz Sharif in 2013 poll, alleges Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD, May 4: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chief Imran Khan has alleged that the army helped former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in 2013 polls. Mr Khan alleges that a Pakistani Army officer of the rank of Brigadier, whom he did not name,…

India doing extremely well on electrification, says World Bank report

Washington, May 4: India is doing “extremely well” on electrification with nearly 85% of the country’s population having access to electricity, the World Bank has said. Between 2010 and 2016, India providing electricity to 30 million people each year, more…

President Xi Jinping says Marxism still ‘totally correct’ for China

Beijing, May 4: The decision of China’s ruling Communist Party to stick with the political theories of Karl Marx remains “totally correct”, President Xi Jinping said ahead of the 200th anniversary of the German philosopher’s birth on Saturday. Since coming…

Mahathir wants to rule Malaysia again, shakes up election

Kuala Lumpur, May 3: Malaysia’s former authoritarian leader Mahathir Mohamad wasn’t invited to the forum that planned to debate whether at well past 90 years he was too old to be prime minister again. He turned up anyway. “As far…

Aadhaar doesn’t pose any privacy issue, says Bill Gates

Washington, May 3: India’s Aadhaar technology does not pose any privacy issue and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded the World Bank to take this approach to other countries as it is worth emulating, Microsoft founder Bill Gates…

Scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica to shut down

London, May 3: Cambridge Analytica, the UK-based political consulting firm embroiled in a massive data-harvesting scandal that compromised the personal information of up to 87 million Facebook users, has announced that it would immediately cease operations as the controversy had…