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Turkey politician faces 17-year jail for insulting Erdogan

Ankara: The head of the Turkish opposition party’s Istanbul branch, who is widely credited as the architect of Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu’s victory in the local elections, is facing up to 17 years in prison for a series of old tweets criticizing the government and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Canan Kaftancioglu, a senior member of the Republican People’’s Party (CHP), …

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PM: ties with Japan will become more robust

Kobe: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the bilateral strategic ties between India and Japan will become more robust as India aims to be a $5 trillion economy in the next five years. “Today there is no such part of India where Japan’s projects or investments have not left its mark. Similarly, talent and manpower of India are contributing …

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India’s very high tariffs ‘unacceptable’: Trump

Washington/Osaka: India’s “very high” tariffs on US goods are “unacceptable” and must be withdrawn, President Donald Trump demanded Thursday ahead of his crucial meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Japan which is likely to be dominated by growing global trade frictions. President Trump, championing his ‘America First’ policy, has been a vocal …

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Indian students caught up in visa row take plea to Sajid Javid

London: Hundreds of overseas students, many of them from India, caught up in a visa row involving compulsory English tests, on Thursday appealed to UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid to address the matter, claiming that they were unfairly accused of cheating in the tests. The students are all connected with a scandal over allegations of cheating in the Test of …

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Nirav Modi remanded to custody in UK prison until July 25

London: Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case, was on Thursday further remanded to judicial custody until July 25. Judge Jonathan Radway presided over the short remand hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court via videolink from Wandsworth prison and re-confirmed July 29 as …

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Sri Lankan prison officials await Sirisena’s hanging order

Colombo: Prison officials in Sri Lanka Thursday said they were yet to receive the documents related to President Maithripala Sirisena’s signed death warrants to hang four drug convicts. President Sirisena on Wednesday signed the death warrants to hang four drug convicts, ending a four-decade-long moratorium on the capital punishment in Sri Lanka. The last execution in Sri Lanka was 43 …

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Adoptive father of Sherin Mathews sentenced to life

Dallas: Wesley Mathews, the Indian-American foster father of 3-year-old Sherin Mathews, was sentenced to life by a judge in Dallas on Wednesday for the tragic death of the Indian toddler in 2017, in a case that attracted much international attention. Mathews, 39, pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge of injury to a child in Sherin’s death. He was originally …

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Europe reels under heatwave, 3 killed in France

IANS Paris A heatwave likened to “hell” has been sweeping across Europe disrupting normal life and claiming lives. Forecasters have warned of the record breaking heatwave in the continent in the coming days. Three swimmers died in France where the temperature is forecast to rise up to 45 degree Celsius, breaking the all-time record of 44.1 degree Celsius in the …

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Asia-Pacific Group endorses India for Non-Permanent UNSC seat

PTI United Nations In a major diplomatic win and testament to its global stature, India’s candidature for a non-permanent seat at the powerful UN Security Council for a two-year term has been unanimously endorsed by the 55-member Asia-Pacific grouping, including China and Pakistan. Elections for the five non-permanent members of the 15-nation Council for the 2021-22 term will be held …

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Maggots ate organs of Indian toddler Sherin

PTI Houston When the body of 3-year-old Indian toddler Sherin Mathews reached the morgue, maggots had eaten her internal organs, the doctor who performed the autopsy on the toddler in 2017 has told jurors in Dallas, Texas.  The Indian-American foster father of Sherin, Wesley Mathews, in an unexpected move, pleaded guilty on Monday to injury to a child by omission, …

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