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Britain withdraws from world court election

By Arul LouisUnited Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) Britain withdrew on Monday the candidature of its candidate for the International Court of Justice, paving the way for the election of India’s Dalveer Bhandari. In letters to the Presidents of the Security Council and the General Assembly, Britain’s Permanent Representative announced the withdrawal of Christopher Greenwood’s candidacy citing the “close relations” between ... Read More »

China ready to further boost cooperation with ASEAN

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 21 (IANS) China is ready to further boost cooperation with the ASEAN, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. Wang said on Monday that Beijing has appreciated positive response of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to China’s proposal to formulate a vision for strategic partnership between China and the ASEAN by 2030, Xinhua news agency ... Read More »

Zimbabwe's ruling party plans to impeach Mugabe

Harare, Nov 21 (IANS) Zimbabwe’s ruling party Zanu-PF is set to begin impeachment proceedings in the Parliament against President Robert Mugabe, a media report said. The decision comes after Mugabe ignored the deadline set by the Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) for him to step down as part of an arrangement to end the crisis Zimbabwe faces ... Read More »

Trump to declare N. Korea state sponsor of terror

Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he intended to designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror. Trump on Monday said the step is long overdue and part of the US “maximum pressure campaign” against Pyongyang, Xinhua news agency reported. White House officials previously blamed the Asian nation for killing a man at an ... Read More »

Karnataka CM tells Haryana to act against those threatening Deepika

Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has urged the Haryana government to act against fringe elements threatening to bodily harm Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone for her lead role in Hindi film “Padmavati”. “I have asked Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to take strict action against those threatening to harm Deepika, as she just played the lead role ... Read More »

SC stays NGT order on new approach to Vaishno Devi temple

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the National Green Tribunals order to direct the Vaishno Devi temple authorities to open a new approach road for use by pedestrians and battery-operated vehicles from November 24. Issuing a notice, a bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta stayed the tribunal’s November 13 order as ... Read More »

Security cover of Manipur Congress MLAs slashed

Imphal, Nov 20 (IANS) The security cover of 16 Congress legislators in Manipur has been slashed to seven personnel each, from the earlier count of 15, with effect from Monday, a police officer said. L.M. Khaute, Director General of Police, said the security personnel withdrawn from the MLAs would be used for the overall security arrangement during the two-day visit ... Read More »

Create awareness on Blue Whale game's dangers: SC (Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday said that awareness needs to be created among students about the dangers of online games like the Blue Whale Challenge Game and that parents and teachers shoulder responsibility to ensure that youngsters don’t get trapped. Directing the Chief Secretaries of all states to make students in state-run schools aware of ... Read More »

Shia Waqf Board nod for Ram temple, wants mosque in Lucknow

Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) Shia Central Waqf Board on Monday issued a draft on the resolution of the Ayodhya dispute, in which it argued for construction of Ram Mandir at the contested property, while writing to the state government for a mosque in Lucknow. The draft was presented by Waqf Board Chairman Wasim Rizvi and the priest of All India ... Read More »

Connectivity, climate change, terrorism to impact businesses: Jaishankar

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Connectivity, climate and terrorism are three key issues that will impact businesses in a changing world, Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar said here on Monday. “What we see before us is predictably — a very diverse and differentiated picture that will both shape, and will be shaped by, a new set of global issues,” Jaishankar said ... Read More »

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