EU to hold special summit on Brexit in April

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:32

Brussels, March 21 (IANS) European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday announced that he will convene a special summit on April 29 to finalise the EU's guidelines on Brexit.


Former IRA leader-turned-peacemaker Martin McGuinness dead

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 18:06

Dublin, March 21 (IANS) Martin McGuinness, a former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland and ex-commander of the Irish Republican Army, has died aged 66, Irish republican party Sinn Fein said in a statement on Tuesday.


US bans electronics on flights from 8 Muslim countries

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:22

Washington, March 21 (IANS) Passengers travelling to the US from eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa will be prohibited from carrying electronic devices in the cabin, according to new security restrictions by US President Donald Trump's administration.


Pakistan's Sana Mir wants life-time ban for spot-fixers

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 17:14

Lahore, March 21 (IANS) With the spot-fixing scandal gripping Pakistan cricket once again, this time in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), women's team skipper Sana Mir on Tuesday said those found guilty must not be allowed to represent the country again at any cost.


PCB panel to probe Jamshed in UK over PSL spot-fixing

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 16:26

Lahore, March 21 (IANS) A two-member probe committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) comprising Director Security Col Muhammad Azam (Retd) and General Manager (Legal) Salman Naseer will travel to the United Kingdom to look into opener Nasir Jamshed's alleged involvement in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing saga.


Pakistan, India to hold high-level water talks in US

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:46

Islamabad, March 21 (IANS) Following the intervention of the US and the World Bank, India and Pakistan will be returning to the negotiating table over the disputed hydropower projects in the Indus Valley in April.


Immigration to New Zealand at record levels

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:06

Wellington, March 21 (IANS) Immigration to New Zealand continued at record levels, prompting opposition lawmakers to claim the numbers were unsustainable, the national statistics agency said on Tuesday.


New Zealand school abolishes gendered uniforms

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:04

Wellington, March 21 (IANS) A New Zealand primary school has abolished gendered uniforms for its pupils and replaced them with shorts, a kilt and trousers that can be worn by either sex, a media report said on Tuesday.


Smartphone app to detect Zika, dengue in 30 minutes

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 14:48

New York, March 21 (IANS) Researchers including one of Indian origin have developed a smartphone-controlled, battery-operated diagnostic device that costs as little as $100 and claims to detect Zika, dengue and chikungunya within 30 minutes.


Pakistan-Afghanistan border reopens

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:40

Islamabad, March 21 (IANS) Pakistan on Tuesday reopened its border with Afghanistan after it was shut last month following an attack on a Sufi shrine in Sindh that killed over 70 people.


Ivanka Trump to get own office in White House

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:26

Washington, March 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka is set to get her own office in the White House even after saying that she would not play a formal role in her father's administration, a media report said.


Putin opponent splashed with green liquid

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:20

Moscow, March 21 (IANS) A leading political opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin was splashed with a green liquid by an unidentified assailant, the media reported.


Japan approves anti-conspiracy bill

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:08

Tokyo, March 21 (IANS) Japan on Tuesday approved a bill that will, for the first time in the country, penalise criminal conspiracy in order to counter terror threats ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.