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Supreme Court asked to allow full travel ban

Supreme Court asked to allow full travel ban

The White House asked the Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted.

President defends troops on looting in Marawi siege

President defends troops on looting in Marawi siege

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday rejected allegations by a rights group that troops engaged in looting during the bloody battle against Islamic State followers in the southern city of Marawi.

Court begins hearing arguments in petition against drugs war

Court begins hearing arguments in petition against drugs war

The Philippine Supreme Court yesterday began hearing arguments in a petition to declare President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs, denounced by rights groups across the world, as unconstitutional.

Winter is here: brisk sales in warm clothes

Winter is here: brisk sales in warm clothes

A change in weather is being experienced in the capital and the garrison city of Rawalpindi, leading to a demand in a new wardrobe.

Assembly okays bill to boost power regulator

Assembly okays bill to boost power regulator

The National Assembly has passed the Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power Bill, 2017 to strengthen the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra).

Sharapova named in housing fraud probe

Sharapova named in housing fraud probe

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova is under investigation in India for cheating and criminal conspiracy after the collapse of a luxury housing project that she endorsed, police and a lawyer said yesterday.

BJP and Congress spar over parliament session

BJP and Congress spar over parliament session

The Congress and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party attacked each other yesterday over the winter session of parliament.

Indian judge re-elected to ICJ after UK withdraws

Indian judge re-elected to ICJ after UK withdraws

In a major diplomatic victory for India, Justice Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) after the UN General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood.

Thousands pay last respects to veteran leader Dasmunsi

Thousands pay last respects to veteran leader Dasmunsi

Thousands of grief stricken people and leaders cutting across political lines turned up yesterday to bid adieu to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who died in a Delhi hospital on Monday.

Is Moody’s upgrade a boost for Modinomics?

Is Moody’s upgrade a boost for Modinomics?

Demonetisation of high value currency notes, which Narendra Modi announced on November 8, 2016, had the opposition baying for his blood saying the ordinary Indian was going to be hurt beyond imagination and it was designed to help the prime minister’s billionaire friends (read Ambani, Adani).

Prime minister urges fresh N Ireland talks

Prime minister urges fresh N Ireland talks

Northern Ireland’s main political parties yesterday pointed to fresh obstacles to restoring a devolved power-sharing government in the British region after meeting Prime Minister Theresa May, who urged them to resume talks next week.

Ministers ‘prepared to raise’ Brexit bill offer

Ministers ‘prepared to raise’ Brexit bill offer

Senior ministers have agreed to offer more money to Brussels in Brexit negotiations, but only as part of a final deal on leaving the EU, a government source said yesterday.

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