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India puts forward its vision on Indo-Pacific to China India puts forward its vision on Indo-Pacific to China

 

New Delhi, India on Friday elaborated on its vision for the Indo-Pacific region during the second India-China Maritime Affairs Dialogue held in Beijing.

"The two sides exchanged views on various topics of mutual interest, including perspectives on maritime security and cooperation, blue economy, and further strengthening of practical cooperation," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

APEC 2019 to focus on women's role, digital economy APEC 2019 to focus on women's role, digital economy



Santiago, The digital economy and women's role in economic growth will be addressed at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meet in Chile in 2019, authorities have said.

Rodrigo Yanez, director general of international economic relations of Chile's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made the statement on Wednesday during a press meet, Xinhua news agency reported.

Breast is best: Pamela Anderson writes to UN Breast is best: Pamela Anderson writes to UN


Los Angeles, As US President Donald Trump's administration officials opposed a breastfeeding resolution of the World Health Organisation (WHO), actress Pamela Anderson on behalf of PETA wrote a letter to UN stating the importance of breastfeeding for newborns.

Nawaz Sharif gets 10-year jail in corruption case Nawaz Sharif gets 10-year jail in corruption case

 

Islamabad, Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Friday sentenced to 10 years in prison by the accountability court here in a corruption case, the media reported.

Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz was sentenced to seven years in prison while her husband Captain (retd) Safdar was given one-year jail in the case filed by the National Accountability Bureau, Dawn online reported.

The Sharif family has been charged with corruption in three cases.

Japan permits restart of tusnami-hit nuclear plant Japan permits restart of tusnami-hit nuclear plant


Tokyo, Japanese authorities on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to restart a nuclear plant hit by the 2011 tsunami triggering the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

The nearly 40-year-old Tokai No. 2 nuclear plant, located about 130 km northeast of Tokyo in Ibaraki prefecture, would still need two clearances by the regulator and approval from local officials, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said.

Indian-origin lawyer appointed to Singapore Supreme Court Indian-origin lawyer appointed to Singapore Supreme Court


Singapore City, An top Indian-origin intellectual property litigator in Singapore has been appointed as a judicial commissioner of the country's Supreme Court by President Halimah Yacob, according to an official statement.

Dedar Singh Gill, 59, is a lawyer with more than 30 years of experience. He is one of Singapore's top intellectual property litigators, representing corporate clients who are household names, the Straits Times reported.

5 Indian-origin men jailed for killing Sikh man 5 Indian-origin men jailed for killing Sikh man

London, Five Indian-origin men have been jailed here after being found guilty of killing a Sikh man in a vicious and "shocking revenge attack" for sleeping with the wife of one of them. The gang used swords, hammers and baseball bats to hack Sukhjinder Singh, also known as Gurinder Singh, to death on a Southall street in July 2016. The men had been convicted of the brutal murder earlier this month, Get West London reported. Amandeep Sandhu, 30, from Southall and Ravinder Singh-Shergil, 31,

Novel ship coating can help reduce fuel, energy costs Novel ship coating can help reduce fuel, energy costs


New York, Researchers, led by one of Indian-origin, have developed a novel type of "omniphobic" coating that can repel water, oil and alcohol, thus helping the US Navy reduce fuel as well as energy costs.

The omniphobic coating, developed by Anish Tuteja, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, is clear, durable and can be applied to numerous surfaces.

New Zealand PM gives birth to baby girl New Zealand PM gives birth to baby girl


Wellington, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday, the first world leader in nearly 30 years to have a child while in office.

In a post on her official Instagram account, Ardern said the baby arrived at 4.45 p.m. and weighed 3.31 kg, CNN reported.

Indian woman gives birth in Bangladesh railway station Indian woman gives birth in Bangladesh railway station


Dhaka, An Indian woman gave birth to a baby inside the toilet of a railway station here, a media report said.

Roksana Akter (30) and the newborn have been admitted to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, bdnews24 reported on Tuesday.

Yasin Faruq, the officer-in-charge of the Kamalapur Railway Police Station where the incident took place, said the woman and the child were first taken to the Mugda Hospital on Monday night after she had given birth.

Indian origin hotelier in car park row with Heathrow Airport Indian origin hotelier in car park row with Heathrow Airport



London, An Indian-origin hotel tycoon in Britain is locked in a legal battle with Heathrow Airport over his plans to build a multi-storey car park on land he owns at the facility.

In a row that could have implications for expansion of the hub, Surinder Arora issued a UK High Court claim against the west London airport over his plans to build a 2,077-space, nine-storey car park on land he owns at Heathrow, the Sunday Times reported.

UN calls for probe into human rights violations in Kashmir UN calls for probe into human rights violations in Kashmir


Geneva, Indian and Pakistani security forces used "excessive" force in both sides of Jammu and Kashmir, killing and wounding civilians since 2016, the UN said on Thursday, in a first-ever report calling for an international investigation into alleged violations in the disputed territory.

Dalai Lama hails Trump-Kim talks Dalai Lama hails Trump-Kim talks

 

Dharamsala, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Wednesday hailed the Singapore summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

"I welcome the initiative that the leaders of the US and North Korea have begun in Singapore to resolve long standing differences in the hope that it will eventually lead to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula," the Dalai Lama said.

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violation Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violation

 

Islamabad, Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Indian Acting Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC) which it said killed one civilian.

Mohammad Faisal, who heads the South Asia wing in the Foreign Office, summoned the Indian envoy and "condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation" by Indian forces in Chirikot sector on Tuesday.

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