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Imran's 'peace' push turns into bloody push Imran's 'peace' push turns into bloody push


New Delhi, From telephoning Kashmiri separatists directly to raising the issue of alleged human rights violations with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's so-called peace rush has quickly turned into a bloody push.

Abu Dhabi adds Hindi as third language in courts Abu Dhabi adds Hindi as third language in courts

 

Abu Dhabi, The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) has added Hindi as the third official language to be spoken in the city's courts, alongside Arabic and English.

According to the ADJD, this step was aimed at helping foreigners to learn about litigation procedures, their rights and duties without a language barrier, in addition to facilitating registration procedures via unified forms available through the Department's website, The Khaleej Times reported.

India urges US to release detained Indian students India urges US to release detained Indian students


New Delhi, India has urged the US to release at the earliest Indian students detained in connection with their enrolment in a fraudulent university and not to deport them against their will.

The Indian Embassy in Washington has also opened a round-the-clock helpline for assistance and queries related to detention of Indian students by the US authorities, an External Affairs Ministry release said on Saturday.

It said a demarche was issued to the US expressing the need to provide immediate consular access to students. About 30 students have so far been contacted.

Hindu temple vandalized in US Hindu temple vandalized in US



Washington, A Hindu temple has been vandalized in the US state of Kentucky, with officials calling the incident as "hate crime".

At a press conference on Wednesday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said vandals broke windows at Swaminarayan Temple, located in the state capital's Bardstown Road, and wrote hateful words on temple walls, reports Courier Journal newspaper.

100 Indian students arrested in US over immigration fraud 100 Indian students arrested in US over immigration fraud


Washington, At least 100 Indian students and eight student recruiters of Indian origin have been arrested and several others face arrest warrants after raids conducted by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency for alleged immigration rules violations, the American Telugu Association (ATA) said.

The ICE, under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), conducted the morning raids on Wednesday and arrested scores of Telugu students nationwide in a crackdown on foreign students staying in the US without proper authorization, the ATA said in a Facebook post

Jassi murder: 2 extradited from Canada for Punjab honour killing Jassi murder: 2 extradited from Canada for Punjab honour killing



Chandigarh, Two prime accused in the murder case of Canadian-born Jassi Sidhu have been extradited from Canada and are being brought to Punjab, state police sources confirmed on Thursday.

The extradition has taken place over 18 years and six months after the murder took place.

Those extradited are Jassi's mother Malkit Kaur Sidhu and maternal uncle Surjit Singh Badesha. They were brought from Vancouver and reached Delhi early on Thursday.

Nepal bank announces ban of Indian notes above Rs 100 Nepal bank announces ban of Indian notes above Rs 100



Kathmandu, Nepal's central bank has announced the ban of Indian currency notes with denominations above Rs 100.

The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) on Sunday issued a circular for the institutions licensed by it notifying them about the ban, reports Xinhua news agency.

Nepal's cabinet in December had decided to ban the use of these currency notes.

WhatsApp rolls out 5-chat message forwarding limit globally WhatsApp rolls out 5-chat message forwarding limit globally

 

New Delhi, Aiming to curb fake news, Facebook-owned platform WhatsApp on Monday announced it has globally lowered to five the forward limit for chats -- a feature first launched in India last July.

"Starting today, WhatsApp will be implementing this change, globally i.e. all users on the latest versions of WhatsApp can now forward to only five chats at once," the Facebook-owned platform said in a blog post.

Earlier, the company allowed users globally to forward messages for up to 20 chats (either individuals or groups)

UK Govt Agrees to Obtain Input from Afghan Sikhs for Report UK Govt Agrees to Obtain Input from Afghan Sikhs for Report

 

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London, The UK Minister of State for Immigration has agreed to obtain input from the Afghan Sikh community to update the Country Guidance that they rely on to process asylum applications.

"I will ask our policy officers to contact the Afghan Sikh community for the latest information on the plight of Sikhs in Afghanistan. The Country Guidance on Afghanistan is due to be updated in the first quarter of this year," said the UK Minister of State for Immigration, Caroline Nokes MP, at a meeting on Wednesday with MPs and representatives of the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar and UNITED SIKHS.

India, Pakistan exchange lists of nuclear installations India, Pakistan exchange lists of nuclear installations



New Delhi, India and Pakistan on Tuesday exchanged their lists of nuclear installations, according to an agreement signed in 1988.

"India and Pakistan today exchanged, through diplomatic channels simultaneously at New Delhi and Islamabad, the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack Against Nuclear Installations between India and Pakistan," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

US man jailed for attacking Sikh cab driver US man jailed for attacking Sikh cab driver



Washington, A US man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for a brutal attack on a Sikh American taxi driver in Seattle city last year.

Swarn Singh, 53, was assaulted with a hammer by Rory Benson on December 16, 2017. The accused pleaded guilty to the attack and was given the sentence by a court in Seattle late last week, the community's civil rights group -- Sikh Coalition -- tweeted on Tuesday.

Man jailed for threatening to kill Trump Man jailed for threatening to kill Trump


Washington, A 39-year-old man living in the US state of Arizona has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for threatening to kill President Donald Trump, officials said.

According to a press release on Tuesday by the Office of the US Attorney, District of Arizona, Jerrod Hunter Schmidt was sentenced after he was found guilty in September by a jury of two counts of threatening the President and two counts of making interstate threatening communications.

Over 28,500 Indian workers died in Gulf nations since 2014 Over 28,500 Indian workers died in Gulf nations since 2014



New Delhi, A total of 28,523 Indian workers died in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries from 2014 to 2018, the government said on Wednesday.

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh said that while the highest number of 12,828 Indian workers died in Saudi Arabia during the period, 7,877 such workers died in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 2,932 in Kuwait, 2,564 in Oman, 1,301 in Qatar and 1,021 in Bahrain.

Extradite Mallya to India, says London court Extradite Mallya to India, says London court

 

London, Beleaguered industrialist Vijay Mallya must be extradited from the UK to India, where he is accused of committing bank frauds of Rs 9,000 crore, a London court ruled on Monday.

The Westminster Magistrates Court gave the ruling following a prolonged litigation involving Mallya, who fled India in March 2016.

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