Archives - 2014-04-23

Syria chemical handover at 86.5 percent: watchdog

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:02

Syria has handed over 86.5 per cent of its chemical weapons, the global chemical watchdog said today, amid new claims that Damascus may have launched attacks with an industrial chemical earlier this month.

After Mexico, Colombia says goodbye to Garcia Marquez

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:04

After a fond farewell in Mexico, it was Colombia`s turn today to pay tribute to Nobel-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez with music and his favorite yellow roses.

US `closely monitoring` North Korea for feared nuclear test

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:08

The United States said today it was watching North Korea "very closely" following South Korean warnings that Pyongyang may be preparing a fourth nuclear test ahead of a visit to Seoul by President Barack Obama.

US reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:11

The White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan next year, a US official said today.

Attackers burn 34 buses in Sao Paulo suburb: police

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:13

Heavily armed men stormed a Sao Paulo bus depot today, setting some three dozen buses on fire in attack police believed was linked to organised crime.

Pakistan Defence Ministry moves against Geo TV: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:28

Pakistan`s Defence Ministry today filed a complaint before the media regulatory authority accusing the Geo News channel of indulging in anti-national activities by smearing the image of intelligence agency ISI.

US weighs curbing deportations

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:26

Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the US illegally but don`t have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by senior American officials.

Ukraine military plane hit by gunfire above rebel-held town

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:28

A Ukrainian military surveillance plane was hit and damaged by small arms fire as it was on a reconnaissance flight over the rebel-held eastern town of Slavyansk, the defence ministry said today.

Pakistan court stays Sunni hardliner`s election

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:30

Pakistan`s Supreme Court today halted the election to the national parliament of the leader of a banned hardline sectarian group, officials said.

LS candidates not disclosing foreign bank account: Jethmalani

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:36

Noted jurist Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday complained in the Supreme Court that there are candidates in the Lok Sabha election who have filed nomination papers without disclosing information in their affidavits about money allegedly stashed away by them in foreign banks.

Don`t fall into deceitful trap laid by Modi: FM tells voters

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:41

Alleging that BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was a "dictatorial Chief Minister", Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday urged the voters "not to fall into the deceitful trap" laid by him.

Quami Ekta Dal may support Kejriwal, says party chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 00:44

Quami Ekta Dal, being led by mafia-don-turned politician Mukhtar Ansari on Tuesday said the party will support AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal if he emerges as the strongest candidate with a potential to defeat BJP leader Narendra Modi.