Pakistan official’s criticism of China’s ‘Silk Road’ projects raises worries

Pakistan official’s criticism of China’s ‘Silk Road’ projects raises worries

People take pictures in front of a “Golden Bridge on Silk Road” installation, set up ahead of the Belt and Road Forum, outside the National Convention Centre in Beijing, China May 11, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer   KARACHI/ISLAMABAD, September 10 (Reuters): A Pakistani official’s critical comments about projects funded by China to the tune of billions of dollars […]

PNB scam: Purvi Modi owned shell companies abroad to launder money

PNB scam: Purvi Modi owned shell companies abroad to launder money

New Delhi, September 10 (IANS) Purvi Deepak Modi — sister of fugitive diamentaire Nirav Modi — was the owner and director of several shell companies formed solely for the purpose of laundering the money and was the direct beneficiary of the proceeds of crime, says an official.   A red corner notice (RCN) was issued […]

Release Rs 2,000 cr immediately for flood relief: Karnataka

New Delhi, September 10 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday urged the Centre to immediately release Rs 2,000 crore for undertaking flood and other relief work in the state.   The demand made by a state delegation led by Kumaraswamy to Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes in the backdrop of losses of approximate […]

North Korea leader says ball is now in U.S. court: Russian official who met him

North Korea leader says ball is now in U.S. court: Russian official who met him

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the completed railway that connects Koam and Dapchon, in this undated photo released by North Korea‘s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on May 24, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   MOSCOW, September 10 (Reuters): A senior Russian official who met Kim Jong Un this weekend cited the North Korean leader as saying […]

Japan’s Abe says wants to discuss peace treaty with Putin

Japan’s Abe says wants to discuss peace treaty with Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a meeting on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia on September 10. (REUTERS Photo) VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, September 10 (Reuters): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin were moving towards a peace treaty. […]

UN begins talks on world’s first treaty to regulate high seas

Thalif Deen Inter Press Service   After several years of preliminary discussions, the United Nations has begun its first round of inter-governmental negotiations to draft the world’s first legally binding treaty to protect and regulate the “high seas”—which, by definition, extend beyond 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers) and are considered “international waters” shared globally.   […]

Two million risk hunger after drought in Central America – UN

Anastasia Moloney Thomson Reuters Foundation   Poor harvests caused by drought in parts of Central America could leave more than two million people hungry, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, warning climate change was creating drier conditions in the region.   Lower than average rainfall in June and July has led to major […]

Allegations of jobless growth baseless: Finance Ministry adviser

New Delhi, September 10 (IANS) Allegations of jobless growth are baseless and the country is witnessing large creation of jobs, a senior official has said. However, there is a serious lack of data on jobs in the informal sector, as also seasonality and migration, he said.   “Job creation is a major issue in a […]

Sweden faces political impasse after far-right election gains

Sweden faces political impasse after far-right election gains

Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Akesson talks to the media the morning after the general election, in Stockholm, Sweden on September 10. (REUTERS Photo)   STOCKHOLM, September 10 (Reuters): Sweden faces a political impasse after its mainstream centre-left and centre-right blocs virtually tied in an election on Sunday, while the far-right – which neither wants to deal […]

Kourtney upset over Scott Disick introducing kids to Sofia Richie

Kourtney upset over Scott Disick introducing kids to Sofia Richie

Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian is upset over the fact that TV personality Scott Disick introduced their kids to his girlfriend Sofia Richie without giving their mother a head’s up first.   On Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, the exes got into a bitter argument, reports people.com.   When Kourtney, 39, found […]

Darshan Raval releases ‘Do din’

Darshan Raval releases ‘Do din’

Singer Darshan Raval has released his new ‘happy love pop’ single titled “Do din”.   Shot over a night at the iconic Liberty theatre here, the video is a fun and breezy love story between Darshan and Akanksha Sharma.   The video has been directed by Divya Palat and choreographed by the Shiamak Davar Dance […]