‘They even had Gandhi’: Trump calls violent anti-racism protesters ‘bunch of thugs’

US President Donald Trump on Friday (18) vandal anti-racism protesters as a “bunch of thugs”, saying they did not spare even the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington DC. The death of black American George Floyd who died in police custody in May had led to mass protests across the US and several parts of […]

No ‘outside’ lawyer will be allowed to represent Kulbhushan Jadhav, says Pakistan

By Pramod Thomas PAKISTAN has made it clear that no lawyer from outside the country will be allowed to represent death-row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav. For a free and fair trial, India demanded to appoint an Indian lawyer or a Queen’s counsel in the case. A Queen’s Counsel is a barrister or advocate, appointed Counsel to […]

New bacterial infection, which affects men’s fertility, reports in China

By Pramod Thomas MORE depressing reports are coming from China again, it seems. Thousands in China tested positive for a new bacteria which will adversely affect men’s fertility. The Brucella bacteria infection was reportedly caused by contact with livestock. According to reports, the infection can have the side effect of inflamed testicles and can render […]

India busts al Qaeda module planning terror attacks on ‘vital installations’

By S Neeraj Krishna INDIA’s National Investigation Agency has arrested nine terror suspects allegedly belonging to a “Pakistan-sponsored” al Qaeda module planning attacks on “vital installations” across the country. The premier anti-terrorism wing’s raid in the wee hours of Saturday (19) led to the arrests of six suspects in the eastern state of West Bengal […]

US jury indicts six, including Indian national, in Amazon bribery conspiracy

A US jury has indicted six people, including an Indian national, on criminal charges for bribing Amazon workers to restock blocked goods or gain unfair competitive advantage in the online marketplace. Those charged in the case served as consultants for third-party sellers, doling out over $100,000 to employees and contractors at the e-commerce giant for […]

30 Indian lawmakers test positive for Covid-19; parliament session likely to cut short

AFTER 30 lawmakers were tested positive for the coronavirus, India’s parliament session is likely to be cut short, two senior parliament officials said. India‘s parliament met for the first time in six months on Monday(14). The country’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 5.3 million mark on Saturday (19) with a spike of 93,337 new cases and 1,247 deaths […]

Amal Clooney quits UK media envoy role over ‘lamentable’ Brexit bill

HUMAN RIGHTS advocate Amal Clooney has resigned from her role as a UK envoy for media freedom in protest at the government’s “lamentable” decision to breach its Brexit treaty. Clooney became the third lawyer to part ways with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government, after it introduced legislation that would rewrite its post-Brexit obligations to the […]

‘Change must happen now’: EU plans tough action on racism

By S Neeraj Krishna THE European Commission on Friday (18) pledged to crack down on racism in a “moment of reckoning” amid global outrage over racial violence. Member states that to fully implement the European Union’s anti-racism laws will face stringent action, it warned. Launching its first anti-racism action plan, the Commission said the initiative will allow […]

Indian student in Britain gets top UN recognition

By Pramod Thomas INDIAN student has won the highest profile recognition for young leaders by the UN for efforts to combat the world’s most pressing issues. Udit Singhal, 18, student at University College, London, has been named to the 2020 class of 17 young leaders for the sustainable development goals (SDGs), the office of the […]

UK launches ‘action plan’ to boost diversity in legal system

By S Neeraj Krishna THE UK has launched an “action plan” to increase diversity in the legal system and ensure it “truly reflects” all sections of society. The Judicial Diversity Forum (JDF), led by legal luminaries, has chalked out a raft of measures to encourage more women and people from BAME backgrounds and with disabilities […]

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