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After 115 Years, Scotland Is Coal-Free
30.03.16 06:10 as Climate - ALEJANDRO DAVILA FRAGOSO*

 For nearly 50 years the Longannet power station in Scotland burned coal for energy. The plant, the last of its kind in Scotland, closed Thursday.
 
After some 115 years, Scotland has burned its last lump of coal for electricity.
 
The Longannet power station, the last and largest ...
  


Two residential towers engulfed in flames in Ajman, UAE
29.03.16 00:56 as General - pt team

Two residential towers have been engulfed in a huge blaze in northern UAE emirate of Ajman.
 
The fire had reportedly erupted at a building in the Ajman One residential cluster of 12 towers and spread to at least another tower yesterday.
 
The residents were evacuated and the ...
  


Pak SGPC president Sham Singh no more
27.03.16 09:09 as Pakistan - pt team

Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (PSGPC) president Sardar Sham Singh, who put the Sikh shrines and their upkeep on world front, breathed his last on Sunday at the Combined Military Hospital in Lahore.

He was not well for the last one month and admitted in the ...
  


At least 53 dead after explosion in Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park, Lahore
27.03.16 08:36 as Pakistan -

At least 53 people, including children, were today killed as a powerful blast triggered by a suicide bomber ripped through a crowded public park in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, capital of Punjab province.

According to NDTV report, the explosion occurred at the Gulshan-e-Iqbal park in ...
  


PAK: 17 Hindus dead, 9 critical after consuming hooch prepared for Holi
22.03.16 06:09 as Pakistan - pt team

A Pakistani police officer said at least 17 Hindus have died after consuming illegally-made alcohol during religious celebrations in southern Pakistan.

Niaz Shah said Tuesday that 37 people from the Hindu community in Tando Muhammad Khan district were rushed to hospital on Monday.

He says they consumed ...
  


Terror attack : Two explosions at Brussels airport, explosion at metro station
22.03.16 02:34 as Terrorism - pt team

Several explosions have rocked Brussels, the capital of the European Union this morning, at the airport and the public transportation system.

Two explosions were heard at this morning at the airport in Zaventem, which is the main airport of the European capital, Belgium. 13 have been ...
  


Ansar Burney demands release of 4-year old Pakistani boy from Indian jail
21.03.16 05:25 as General - pt team

Internationally known Human Rights Activist, Ansar Burney demanded of the Indian government to release a four-year-old Pakistani child detained in an Indian prison.
 
According to a statement issued at Ansar Burney International Trust, Burney has sent letters to Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Indian Foreign Minister, ...
  


Flydubai flight crashes in Russia, killing 62
18.03.16 23:07 as Plane crash - pt team

A passenger plane from Dubai crashed on Saturday while trying to land at the airport in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don. The crash is believed to have killed all 62 passengers and crew on board.

The Flydubai airline – a low-budget Dubai-based airline - initially said ...
  


Pakistan Will Declare Public Holidays On Holi, Diwali And Easter
16.03.16 05:00 as Pakistan - pt team

For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the country will get public holidays on Holi, Diwali and Easter after its parliament on Tuesday adopted a resolution to this effect.

The resolution, which was moved by lawmaker Dr. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, was adopted by the ...
  


Pope Francis approves Sainthood for Mother Teresa
15.03.16 06:31 as Religion - pt team

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony on September 4, Pope Francis announced on Tuesday at Vatican City.
 
Mother Teresa's elevation to sainthood brought cheers in ...
  


Palestinian Primary Teacher wins US $1 million Global Teacher Prize
14.03.16 06:27 as General - pt team

A primary school teacher from a refugee camp in conflict-torn Palestine has won US $1 million (Rs.  6.70 crore approx.) Global Teacher Prize for educating her students about non-violence, beating nine other finalists from around the world, including an Indian.
 
Hanan Al Hroub beat India's Robin ...
  


To Welcome Their New Born Prince, Bhutan Plants Over 1 Lakh Trees For A Better Future
13.03.16 02:31 as Bhutan - Souvik Ray*

108,000 trees have been planted across the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan to welcome the birth of a son to King Khesar and Queen Pema. Trees are sacred in Buddhism as they symbolise longevity, beauty, health and compassion - all wishes encapsulated as prayers for the ...
  


The Punjabi Language In Canada
12.03.16 20:21 as Punjabi diaspora - SADHU SINGH BINNING

There is much that needs to be done for the preservation and development of the Punjabi language in Canada. In my view, currently, it is a crucial time for the Punjabi community to work towards creating a brighter future for our language in Canada. This ...
  


USA changes visa rules for international students
12.03.16 06:49 as USA - pt team

The United States federal government changed rules for non-immigrant student visas on Friday, saying that international students will now be eligible to stay for three years after finishing their degrees for training potentially leading to employment.

Only students earning degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...
  


“I have more Sikhs in my cabinet than Modi does” – Canada PM
12.03.16 00:35 as Canada - pt team

Canada’s newly elected young prime minister, Justin Trudeau on Friday said that he had more Sikhs in his cabinet than India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi does.
 
Tudeau was interacting with university students during his three-day visit to the United States. While most of the questions were ...
  


Last-Ditch Battles
10.03.16 06:45 as USA - T. SHER SINGH

Donald Trump heads no revolution. Nor does he represent or embody any lofty sentiment. Neither is he, in reality, leading a movement against politicians or the so-called Establishment.

The good Lord knows how badly we need to reform the politics and politicians of today, and how ...
  


New Chief Of Police Of Kuala Lumpur:  Sardar Amar Singh
06.03.16 06:44 as General -

A third-generation Sikh-Malaysian policeman, Amar Singh, has been appointed Kuala Lumpur’s Chief of Police, moving from federal headquarters at Bukit Aman where he was Deputy Director of CID.

He replaces Tajuddin Mohamed who moves to federal headquarters to take over from Hamza Taib, who retired as ...
  


Canada's gold reserve almost empty as Ottawa unloads last of its stash
05.03.16 20:07 as Canada - pt team

OTTAWA - The Canadian government has nearly completed a gradual sell-off of its gold reserves as its holdings of the precious metal now amount to just a few dozen ounces.
 
Data from the World Gold Council suggest Canada stands apart from its industrialized peers as the ...
  


4 Indian Nuns Among 16 Killed In Terror Attack In Yemen
04.03.16 09:05 as Indians Abroad - nidhi razdan

SANAA, YEMEN:  Four Indian nuns were among 16 people killed by gunmen who attacked a retirement home run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity in Yemen on Friday.

Two attackers surrounded the home in Aden while four more entered the building, witnesses and officials said.

Officials said ...
  


‘Allah ordered me’ to kill child: Beheading nanny appears smiling in court
02.03.16 06:27 as General -

The nanny accused of beheading a four-year-old girl in Moscow and waving her severed head outside a Metro station told journalists before a court hearing that ‘Allah ordered’ her to murder the child.
 
Gulchekhra Bobokulova from Uzbekistan appeared in court on Wednesday over the gruesome murder ...
  



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