Pope tells South Korean faith leaders to promote reconciliation

Pope tells South Korean faith leaders to promote reconciliation

Pope Francis arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Tony Gentile   VATICAN CITY, September 2 (Reuters) – Pope Francis called on a delegation of South Korean religious leaders to promote reconciliation and spurn violence and fear on Saturday, amid a tense standoff on their […]

FACTBOX – Humanitarian crisis hits Bangladesh as nearly 60,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar

FACTBOX – Humanitarian crisis hits Bangladesh as nearly 60,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar

Rohingya refugees take part in Eid-al-Adha prayer near the Kutupalang Makeshift Refugee Camp, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain   COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, September 2 (Reuters) – Nearly 60,000 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since last week, adding pressure on the scarce resources of aid agencies and local […]

Space superwoman returning to Earth with records galore

Space superwoman returning to Earth with records galore

In this Dec. 8, 2016 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Peggy Whitson floats through a tangle of cables inside the Columbus module aboard the International Space Station. Whitson was operating the Fluids System Servicer to refill coolant loops in multiple modules on the U.S. segment of the station. (NASA via AP)   CAPE CANAVERAL, […]

Mayweather-McGregor is a pay-per-view smash

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose during a news conference after a super welterweight boxing match Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)   LAS VEGAS, September 2 (AP) — Conor McGregor’s improbable challenge of Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a hit at the box office and could end up the […]

Princess Diana was a class act: Cindy Crawford

Princess Diana was a class act: Cindy Crawford

London, September 2 (PTI) Remembering Princess Diana on her 20th death anniversary, fashion icon Cindy Crawford said that she was a cut above the rest.   The 51-year-old catwalk star took to Instagram to pay her tributes to the Princess of Wales, where she recalled her visit to the Kensington Palace years ago. “Remembering this […]

Rohingya Muslims flee as more than 2,600 houses burned in Myanmar’s Rakhine

Rohingya Muslims flee as more than 2,600 houses burned in Myanmar’s Rakhine

A Rohingya boy carries a child after after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain   COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, September 2 (Reuters) – More than 2,600 houses have been burned down in Rohingya-majority areas of Myanmar’s northwest in the last week, the government said on Saturday, in one of […]

On Modi visit, Myanmar to receive first lot of diesel from India

Nay Pyi Taw, September 2 (IANS) The first consignment of high speed diesel from India will reach Myanmar on September 3, Parami Energy Group CEO Ken Tun has said.   Ken Tun told Mizzima News that his group is importing the diesel under a joint venture agreement with India’s Numaligarh Refineries or NRL.   Two […]

Manipur police officers suspended for procuring sub-standard belts

Imphal September 2 (IANS) The Manipur government has suspended two senior police officers and withheld the pension benefits of a retired IPS officer for their alleged role in the procurement of sub-standard belts for police personnel during the previous Congress regime.   According to a government order issued late on Friday, P. Goulin (IPS) – […]

Dialogue offers only hope for India and Pakistan: Water Laureate Stephen McCaffrey

Farahnaz Zahidi IANS | September 2   Stephen McCaffrey is considered “the single-most respected authority on international water law”, and is now the winner of the Stockholm Water Prize 2017.   As Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento, California, McCaffrey is intimately aware of the […]

Zuckerberg, wife’s Facebook profiles cannot be blocked

Zuckerberg, wife’s Facebook profiles cannot be blocked

San Francisco, September 2 (IANS) The Facebook profiles of Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan cannot be blocked because they have reportedly been blocked so many times that the social media giant is stopping it happening.   When people do not want to see your posts, they will either unfriend you, stop following you […]

‘Indian rocket failure not due to design fault’

Chennai, September 2 (IANS) The non-separation of the heat shield of the PSLV, which trapped within itself the navigation satellite and resulted in a failed mission on Thursday, could be due to failure of component quality or quality checks, not a design failure, space technology experts said.   “The PSLV rocket has been successful for […]

Government waives penalty on late GST returns for July

Government waives penalty on late GST returns for July

New Delhi, September 2 (IANS) The government, on the recommendations of the Goods and Services Tax Council, has waived the penalty of Rs 200 per day for taxpayers who failed to file the first GST returns within the deadline.   The taxpayers will, however, have to bear the interest on late payment of dues, the […]