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US makes H-1B visa approval tough; Indian firms to be impacted

Washington, February 23 The Trump administration has announced a new policy that makes very tough the procedure of issuing H-1B visas to those to be employed at one or more third-party worksites, a move that will hugely impact Indian IT companies and their employees. Under the new policy, the company would have to go an … Continue reading “US makes H-1B visa approval tough; Indian firms to be impacted”

UN wants prosecutions of 41 senior officers for South Sudan war crimes

Juba, February 23 A UN rights commission in South Sudan said on Friday there was sufficient evidence to charge at least 41 senior officers and officials with war crimes and crimes against humanity. South Sudan’s four-year-old civil war has been characterised by extreme brutality and attacks on civilians. But no high-ranking officials have been held … Continue reading “UN wants prosecutions of 41 senior officers for South Sudan war crimes”

Trump not satisfied with Pak’s fight against terror, says White House

Washington, February 23 US President Donald Trump is “not satisfied” with the progress made by Pakistan in its fight against terrorism, the White House said on Friday. The White House said that for the first time, the US is holding Pakistan accountable for its actions. “I know that we have restored some clarity in our … Continue reading “Trump not satisfied with Pak’s fight against terror, says White House”

Philippine police say 10 killed in bloody night of drug busts

Manila, February 23 Philippine police killed 10 suspected drug peddlers and arrested 63 people in dozens of operations during the single deadliest night of the country’s ferocious war on drugs since police resumed participation in early December. Since President Rodrigo Duterte allowed police to resume operations following a two-month suspension over the death of an … Continue reading “Philippine police say 10 killed in bloody night of drug busts”

US envoy summoned after Prez Duterte named in threat report

Manila, February 23 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman says the government has summoned the US ambassador to discuss a global threat assessment by American intelligence agencies that mentioned Duterte along with the leaders of Cambodia and Thailand. Spokesman Harry Roque Jr says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea discussed the US intelligence community’s Worldwide Threat Assessment report … Continue reading “US envoy summoned after Prez Duterte named in threat report”

Efforts being made to ‘oust’ him from politics for life, alleges Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, February 22 Pakistan’s deposed premier Nawaz Sharif on Thursday alleged that efforts were being made to “oust” him from politics for life, a day after he was disqualified by the Supreme Court from leading his party. Sharif spoke to the media after appearing before the accountability court in Islamabad where he is being tried … Continue reading “Efforts being made to ‘oust’ him from politics for life, alleges Nawaz Sharif”

Trump pledges to find long-term solution to gun violence

Washington, February 22 Under pressure to act, President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to find a long-term solution to stop growing gun violence in America and floated the idea of arming teachers to prevent a repeat of the recent Florida school shooting that killed 17 people, mostly students. Trump responded to a number of emotional … Continue reading “Trump pledges to find long-term solution to gun violence”

44 killed in Peru bus accident

Lima, February 22 At least 44 people were killed and 24 others injured when a bus skidded off the road and plunged into a river in Peru’s Arequipa region, authorities said.Seven of the injured are in serious condition, including three children, reports Efe news agency.The accident occurred on Wednesday on the Pan-American Highway.The authorities were … Continue reading “44 killed in Peru bus accident”

Syria’s Ghouta residents ‘wait to die’ as bombs fall

Beirut, February 22 Residents of Syria’s eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their “turn to die” on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by pro-government forces on the besieged, rebel-held enclave near Damascus. At least 10 persons died in one village and more than 200 were injured early on … Continue reading “Syria’s Ghouta residents ‘wait to die’ as bombs fall”

Nawaz Sharif disqualified as PML-N chief

Islamabad, February 21 Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a person disqualified under Article 62 and 63 of the Constitution cannot serve as the head of a political party, in a blow to Nawaz Sharif who will no longer remain the chief of the ruling PML-N. Sharif, 68, was disqualified by the apex court … Continue reading “Nawaz Sharif disqualified as PML-N chief”