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Pak agrees to grant consular access to Jadhav after ICJ verdict
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
Pakistan Foreign Ministry in an official statement on Thursday said it would grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav in accordance with the country's laws. This follows the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) verdict. The ICJ had on Wednesday allowed India consular access to Jadhav and called on Pakistan to review and reconsider the death sentence accorded to him.
short by Ankush Verma / 08:14 am on 19 Jul
Only Pak ICJ judge voted against India in 15-1 verdict in Jadhav case
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
The International Court of Justice ruled in favour of India in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case and voted 15-1, with the only judge to dissent being former Chief Justice of Pakistan Tassaduq Hussain Jillani. Jillani, who's an ad-hoc judge, agreed with the rest on only one point that the ICJ has jurisdiction to hear India's plea against Pakistan over Jadhav.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:27 am on 18 Jul
Ex-Pakistani PM Abbasi arrested in ₹9,500 crore corruption case
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Former Pakistani PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested on Thursday in a nearly ₹9,500-crore corruption case related to the awarding of a contract to a liquefied natural gas firm. Abbasi had granted a 15-year contract to a company in which he was a shareholder himself. He'd awarded the contract when he was the Petroleum Minister under ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's rule.
short by Nandini Sinha / 04:02 pm on 18 Jul
Will proceed as per law: Pak PM 'appreciates' ICJ's Jadhav verdict
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
After the International Court of Justice ruled in favour of India in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case and stayed his death penalty, Pakistan PM Imran Khan tweeted that the country will proceed further "as per law". "Appreciate ICJ's decision not to acquit, release & return Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav to India. He's guilty of crimes against the people of Pakistan," he added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:00 am on 18 Jul
Good: Elizabeth Warren on Peter Thiel saying she is 'dangerous'
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
US politician Elizabeth Warren shared an article on Twitter that revealed PayPal Co-founder Peter Thiel called her the most "dangerous" Democratic presidential candidate and responded saying, "Good." "I think she's the one who's actually talking about the economy, which is the only thing...I think matters by far the most," Thiel said. "All the others are almost equally unimpressive," he added.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:14 pm on 17 Jul
This drama has happened 8 times: India on Saeed's arrest in Pak
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Speaking on JuD chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed's arrest in Pakistan, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "This drama, to my count, has happened over eight times since 2001." "It's been happening for a long time...arrest-release. After every major terror incident [Saeed] perpetrates in India, he's been arrested and released on some grounds," Kumar added.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:40 pm on 18 Jul
How has Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention in Jadhav case?
short by Nandini Sinha / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
The International Court of Justice has said Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR) in retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav's case. Pakistan didn't inform Jadhav of his rights under VCCR's Article 36 and didn't inform India, without delay, of his arrest and detention. Pakistan also violated the pact by denying Jadhav access to consular officers of India.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:56 pm on 17 Jul
Not your fault, ICJ verdict given in English: Giriraj Singh mocks Pak
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
After Pakistan government called the International Court of Justice's verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case a 'Big win for Pakistan', Union Minister Giriraj Singh tweeted, "Not your fault...judgment delivered in English." The UN court on Wednesday delivered the verdict in favour of India and found Pakistan guilty of violating Vienna Convention, thereby staying the death penalty to Jadhav by Pakistan.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:06 am on 18 Jul
Man claims he found pic of his amputated leg on cigarette packets
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
A man in France claimed he found a picture of his amputated leg used on cigarette packets, as a warning against smoking, without his consent. His son had discovered the picture, which bore recognisable burns and scars when he bought a packet last year in Luxembourg, according to reports. The man had lost his leg in an attack in Albania.
short by Nandini Sinha / 11:00 pm on 18 Jul
US removes Turkey from F-35 programme as it buys Russia's S-400
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
The US has removed Turkey from its F-35 fighter jets programme after it received the first parts of the Russian S-400 air defence system. "The F-35 cannot coexist with a Russian intelligence collection platform that will be used to learn about its advanced capabilities," the White House said. The US had earlier stopped training Turkish pilots on F-35 jets.
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:21 pm on 18 Jul
They gave you Nobel Prize for what: Trump asks activist Nadia Murad
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
US President Donald Trump asked activist Nadia Murad what did she win the Nobel Peace Prize for when he met her at the White House on Wednesday. Murad, a Yazidi who was tortured and raped by Islamic State militants, met Trump along with other survivors of religious persecution. She further pleaded Trump to help the Yazidi community in Iraq.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:55 pm on 18 Jul
US President Trump criticised over tweet on Hafiz Saeed
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
US President Donald Trump has been criticised after he said in a tweet that Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed was arrested in Pakistan after a 10-year search. "FYI Pakistan wasn't searching for [Saeed] for 10 years. He's been living freely", the US House Foreign Affairs Committee said in response to Trump.
short by Nandini Sinha / 11:14 pm on 18 Jul
Trump was involved in talks to pay pornstar to hide affair: FBI
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
US President Donald Trump was directly involved in the talks to pay pornstar Stormy Daniels to hide their alleged affair, the FBI has said. Trump's then-campaign Press Secretary Hope Hicks was also involved in the talks. Daniels had claimed that she was paid $130,000 by Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen during the 2016 election campaign to maintain her silence.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:30 pm on 18 Jul
Man says 'you die' as he sets fire to Japan animation studio, 30 dead
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
A man screaming "you die" set fire to an animation studio in Kyoto, Japan on Thursday, and at least 30 people were feared dead in the arson attack. The perpetrator had shouted as he poured what appeared to be petrol around the three-storey building, Japan's public broadcaster said. Around 70 people were in the building when the fire started.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:25 pm on 18 Jul
Trump reacts to Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed's arrest in Pak
short by Nandini Sinha / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday reacted to Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed's arrest in Pakistan. "Great pressure has been exerted over the last two years to find him!" Trump said about Saeed in a tweet. Saeed, who's been designated a terrorist by the US, was arrested on terror financing charges.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:55 pm on 17 Jul
UK woman fined ₹73L for behaviour that lead RAF jets to escort plane
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
A UK woman has been fined £85,000 (over ₹73 lakh) by the airline Jet2 over "abusive and dangerous behaviour" on a flight in June. Her behaviour had prompted the Turkey-bound plane to be escorted back to the UK by two Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon fighter jets. Chloe Haines had tried to open the aircraft door and storm the cockpit.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:45 pm on 18 Jul
US Navy shoots down Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that a US Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel. He added that the drone had flown to within 1,000 yards of the ship and had ignored "multiple calls to stand down". Iran in June shot down a US military surveillance drone.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:15 am on 19 Jul
US judge suspended over 'close your legs' remark to rape victim
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
A US judge, John F Russo Jr, has been suspended after he told an alleged rape victim she could've "closed her legs" to prevent the sexual assault in 2016. He faces a hearing to determine whether he's fit for the bench. Meanwhile, a judge, who recommended leniency for a rape-accused as he came from a 'good family', has also resigned.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 02:20 pm on 18 Jul
Haven't lost any drone, US shot down its own by mistake: Iran
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has denied US claims that it had shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz. "We have not lost any drone...[I am worried that US shot down its own drone] by mistake," Araghchi said. US President Donald Trump had said the drone had flown to within 1,000 yards of the USS Boxer.
short by Ankush Verma / 02:00 pm on 19 Jul
Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' sentenced to life in prison in US
short by Nandini Sinha / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
Mexican drug lord Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán was on Wednesday sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, in the US. The 62-year-old was convicted in February on all 10 counts he faced, including drug trafficking, money laundering and engaging in murder conspiracies. He was earlier ordered to forfeit $12.6 billion (over ₹86,700 crore).
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:45 pm on 17 Jul
Woman loses kid's custody after bikini pics shown to judge in Saudi
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Bethany Vierra, an American woman living in Saudi Arabia, lost custody of four-year-old daughter after her ex-husband showed her bikini photos to judge as evidence to prove Vierra is unfit to look after their child. Vierra said the bikini photos were taken in the United States. She lost her daughter's custody despite submitting a video showing her ex-husband doing drugs.
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:45 pm on 18 Jul
Iran says it seized foreign tanker smuggling 1 million litres of oil
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has seized a foreign oil tanker, claiming it was carrying one million litres of smuggled fuel, Iran's state media said. Iran had earlier provided assistance to the same tanker as had it suffered a technical glitch. Iran's move comes after one of its tankers was seized in Gibraltar for allegedly transferring oil to Syria illegally.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:04 pm on 18 Jul
Pakistan under global gaze in Jadhav's case: Arun Jaitley
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
BJP's Arun Jaitley on Thursday said ICJ's verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case has put Pakistan under a 'global gaze' as to what direction it will follow. "ICJ has given Pakistan an opportunity to comply with the rule of law...Will Pakistan use this opportunity or squander it?" he added. The ICJ on Wednesday directed Pakistan to review Jadhav's death sentence.
short by Jigyasu / 09:55 pm on 18 Jul
Australia urges China to let Uighur mother and son leave country
short by Nandini Sinha / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
The Australian government has called on China to let an ethnic Uighur mother and son to leave the country. Sadam Abdusalam, an Uighur-Australian, has made a public call for the release of his wife and son, whom he has never met. China is believed to have held nearly 10 lakh Uighur Muslims in detention camps in the Xinjiang province.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:53 pm on 17 Jul
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