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Court rejects GoP’s redrawing of districts

Court rejects GoP’s redrawing of districts

The US Supreme Court yesterday ruled that Republicans in North Carolina unlawfully took race into consideration when drawing congressional district boundaries, concentrating black voters in a bid to diminish their overall political clout.

Trump to propose slashing Medicaid

Trump to propose slashing Medicaid

President Donald Trump is expected to propose cutting $800bn from Medicaid over 10 years in a budget plan to be released today that would slash spending on anti-poverty and other programmes, US media reported.

I was naive but not guilty, insists Brazil president

I was naive but not guilty, insists Brazil president

Brazilian President Michel Temer yesterday said he was “naive” to hold the late-night meeting which sparked an explosive corruption scandal, but insisted he’d done nothing wrong and wouldn’t resign.

New Venezuela clashes after man burned alive

New Venezuela clashes after man burned alive

Doctors rallied in Venezuela yesterday in the latest street protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, as a young man lay in hospital after being set on fire by an angry crowd.

Pakistan authorities seize 20kg heroin on London-bound flight

Pakistan authorities seize 20kg heroin on London-bound flight

Pakistani authorities found 20kg of heroin on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight bound for London yesterday during a search at Islamabad airport, a spokesman for the national carrier said.

PTI to sue govt for detaining supporters

PTI to sue govt for detaining supporters

A Pakistani opposition party led by former cricketer Imran Khan will take legal action against the government for detaining its vocal online activists under a controversial cybercrime law, a spokesman said yesterday.

Cape Town declares drought

Cape Town declares drought

South Africa’s Western Cape region which includes Cape Town declared a drought disaster yesterday as the province battled its worst water shortages for 113 years.

Realtor launches new project in Mumbai

Realtor launches new project in Mumbai

Mumbai-based Omkar Realtors & Developers has hosted a gathering of more than 1,200 channel partners from across India, Dubai, the GCC region, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Shariah our aim, says Kashmir rebel leader

Shariah our aim, says Kashmir rebel leader

Musa distances himself from 70-year-old separatist movement and aligns himself with ideals of Al Qaeda

Police register murder case in officer’s death

Police register murder case in officer’s death

Uttar Pradesh police yesterday registered a case of murder in the death of Indian Administrative Service officer Anurag Tiwari.

Many injured as Left rally turns violent in Kolkata

Many injured as Left rally turns violent in Kolkata

Several policemen and Left protesters were injured yesterday when security forces used tear gas and baton charges on thousands of belligerent activists who broke barricades in Kolkata and neighbouring Howrah during a protest march to the secretariat.

Nepal torches wildlife parts

Nepal torches wildlife parts

Nepal destroyed thousands of valuable animal skins and other parts seized from poachers on a giant bonfire yesterday in a symbolic gesture against the illegal wildlife trade.

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