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Pakistani man beheads wife for not quitting job
07.08.17 - team pt

A Pakistani man decapitated his wife for not quitting her job as a labourer, the media reported on Monday.
 
According to police, Nasreen, 37, who lived in an area of Shamke Bhattian in Manga Mandi, 41 kilometres from Lahore, was found dead by her children and ...
  


Pakistan govt website hacked; Indian national anthem, I-Day greetings posted
03.08.17 - team pt

The Pakistan government website was on Thursday reportedly hacked briefly by unknown hackers who posted the Indian national anthem and Independence Day greetings on the web page.
 
Reportedly, the website opened with a hacker message which celebrated India’s Independence day with the national anthem playing in ...
  


Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shehbaz to be next Pakistan PM
Another Sharif in the office
28.07.17 - team pt

Shahbaz Sharif, younger brother of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, will become the new premier of Pakistan, according to ANI. To become the Prime Minister, Shahbaz would have to first resign from his present position as Punjab chief minister. He would then have to contest ...
  


Amazon’s Jeff Bezos surpasses Bill Gates to become world’s richest person
27.07.17 - team pt

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates is no longer the richest man in the world. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, on Thursday, surpassed Gates to become the world's richest man. The proverbial rise and rise of Bezos came after a 1 per cent surge ...
  


Woman forced to hold her 2-year-old on lap during flight
Sues United Airlines
26.07.17 - TEAM PT

An Asian-origin teacher has decided to sue United Airlines as she was forced to hold her two- year-old son on her lap after the airlines gave away the toddler’s seat to a standby passenger, according to media reports.
 
Shirley Yamauchi, who is working in a Middle ...
  


India among top 5 nations that faced most terror attacks in 2016
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

More than half of the terror attacks in the world in 2016 took place in five countries, including India and Pakistan, a senior US counter-terror official has said.

Justin Siberell, Acting Coordinator for Counter-terrorism, in a media briefing on the release of the Country Reports on ...
  


SC gives one week to Centre to decide on NRI voting rights
14.07.17 - TEAM PT

The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to apprise it within a week as to whether it is going to amend the election law or rules for enabling non-resident Indians (NRIs) to vote in polls here.
 
A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice ...
  


New York Times plans to sack half its copy editors, they write back
MEDIA GRAPEVINE
04.07.17 - PT Foreign Bureau

NEW YORK: Imagine bringing out a newspaper of repute without a proper copy editing desk! All newspapers have an army of sub-editors, senior sub-editors, chief subs and so on, depending upon the newspaper's circulation and sundry other factors.

They are the people who prevent faux pas ...
  


New batch of Turkish troops arrives in Qatar
30.06.17 -

QATAR’s ministry of defence has announced the arrival of a new group of Turkish armed forces to the military base where Turkey began its training mission last week. 
 
The forces are set to take part in joint exercises within the framework of a defence agreement signed ...
  


A man shot by girlfriend for a social media stunt
29.06.17 - team pt

A Minnesota (US) woman has been charged over the fatal shooting of her boyfriend, in what authorities say was a social media stunt gone wrong.
 
Monalisa Perez, 19, was booked into county jail after shooting at Pedro Ruiz as he held a book to his chest, ...
  


A tale of betrayal: For first time, Osama bin Laden’s wife tells the story of the night he was killed
27.05.17 - TEAM PT

The story of the night of May 1, 2011, when US forces killed Osama bin Laden, has been told and retold many times. The US government, US Navy Seals and intelligence analysts have given varying accounts of how it unfolded.

Now, for the first time, we ...
  


'Hello, I am an ISI agent; want to stay in India': Pakistani man makes startling claim at Delhi airport
28.04.17 - team pt

In a strange incident, a passenger approached the Indira Gandhi International Airport officials on Friday and alleged that he was an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agent.
 
"Hello, I am an ISI agent. But I don’t wish to continue any further and want to remain in India,” the ...
  


Clarify your stand on Khalistan: Congress to Canadian Defence Minister
14.04.17 - TEAM PT

Senior Congress leaders and legislators today asked the Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan to clarify his stand on the issue of Khalistan. "It is important and in the interest of the good and friendly relationship between India and Canada that Mr Sajjan clarify his ...
  


An Islamic Military Alliance of Sunni Nations and the Hindu Rashtra
13.04.17 - observer with opinion

THIS IS important, India.
 
This could well be a doomsday scenario for us.
 
This deserves national attention, immediately.
 
About 4 years ago , an alliance of 39 Islamic countries was formed, with Saudi Arabia at its forefront, and quite obviously with Western backing, ostensibly to fight ISIS. This ...
  


WORLD WAR III: Pessimism Pays if Prevention is Possible
09.04.17 - observer with opinion

Our world today is staring at the very real prospect its third and last world war. Last, for with it will end the brief sojourn of our species on our planet. Many would call this a Doomsayers pessimism , but many others would argue that ...
  


Oil, politics and religion? NO; The Water War is the real reason behind the Syrian Conflict
09.04.17 - observer with opinion

As rains failed for several consecutive years in Syria and groundwater tables receded , the government had to place restrictions even on indiscriminate well digging by desperate farmers which led to peasant uprisings which turned more and more restive till the regime ...

  


India to seal border with Pakistan, Bangladesh by 2018: Rajnath Singh
25.03.17 - TEAM PT

India plans to seal international borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh, home minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday, turning his attention to frontiers that many say has become a hotbed of infiltration and smuggling.

Addressing the passing out parade of the Border Security Force Assistant Commandants at ...
  


See The World's Richest Selfie
07.03.17 - TEAM PT

Selfies have entered the dictionary and so far, everyone and their dog probably have their selfie online somewhere. I am guilty as have been some of the most powerful and famous people in the world. President Barack Obama with British Prime Minister David Cameron took ...
  


Bad news for Indian IT industry: US to Temporarily Halt Premium Processing for H-1B Visas
04.03.17 - TEAM PT

During the campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly criticized the H-1B program, which allows US businesses to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. In an order issued late Friday, Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that H-1B premium processing will be suspended beginning April 3 and will ...
  


Sikh band wins Grammy for Best New Age album
14.02.17 - TEAM PT

White Sun, a Los Angeles-based band famous for their musical interpretations of Yogic mantras, has won the 2017 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album for their second album White Sun II. The band has a strong Indian connection.

The band is co-founded by Adam Berry, who ...
  



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