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Hajj stoning ritual to be shortened: Saudi officials

August 24th, 2016 (0)
Riyadh, Aug 24 (IANS) In the wake of last year’s Hajj stampede tragedy that killed hundreds of pilgrims, Saudi Arabia authorities have cut short the stoning ritual period by 12 hours, a media report said. The symbolic stoning of the ...

Cabinet approves surrogacy bill, denies same-sex couples, single parents, foreigners surrogacy

August 24th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to the long overdue Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2016, that seeks to prohibit “commercial” surrogacy and denies foreigners, NRIs, single parents, live-in partners and same-sex couples from becoming ...

JNU rape case: Accused surrenders to police

August 24th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Jawaharlal Nehru University student Anmol Ratan, who allegedly raped a 28-year-old Ph.D student, surrendered before police on Wednesday, police said. He surrendered before police around 10.15 p.m. at Vasant Kunj north police station in south ...

Rahul didn’t blame RSS, but linked people for Mahatma’s assassination, SC told

August 24th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had not blamed the RSS as an institution for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, but the people associated with it, the Supreme Court was told on Wednesday. Union Minister of ...

SOUTH ASIAN PULSE RADIO HEADLINES AUG 24TH 2016

August 24th, 2016 (0)
Alberta’s economy was already suffering because of low oil prices but wildfires in Fort McMurray have added further to the fiscal woes. According to Finance Minister Joe Ceci, the deficit has gone up by $527 million and reached nearly $11 billion. ...

Congress attacks government for Scorpene data leak, demands security audit

August 24th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday accused the government of “cover-up” over the alleged data leak of the Scorpene submarine, which it said had “gravely compromised” India’s national security. The party demanded a complete “security audit” of ...

US ready to offer any assistance to Turkey after coup attempt: Biden

August 24th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday accused the government of “cover-up” over the alleged data leak of the Scorpene submarine, which it said had “gravely compromised” India’s national security. The party demanded a complete “security audit” of ...

Parrikar seeks report on Scorpene leak, navy says leak not from India

August 24th, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) With sensitive information related to of combat and stealth aspects of India’s Scorpene submarines being allegedly leaked, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday sought a report from the navy, adding that it appeared to be ...

One killed in protests, Rajnath meets Kashmir politicians

August 24th, 2016 (0)
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) A teenager was killed and dozens were injured in scattered clashes on Wednesday as Home Minister Rajnath Singh met leaders of the main political parties in a bid to break the cycle of violence in the ...

38 die in Italy earthquake

August 24th, 2016 (0)
Rome, Aug 24 (IANS/AKI) A devastating, 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 38 persons dead, 150 missing and thousands homeless, as rescuers raced to dig survivors out of the rubble. Many of the dead were ...