Thirteen people have died of cholera in the northeast Nigerian state of Yobe in the past week, the state health commissioner said today, blaming the outbreak on contaminated water.
Monthly job creation in the worlds largest economy tumbled in March to its lowest level in six months, with employers adding only 103,000 net new positions, the government reported today.
A sessions court today reserved its decision on Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s bail plea till tomorrow, his defence counsel said. The actor, who was yesterday convicted by the trial court and sentenced to five years in prison in a 1998 blackbuck poaching case, would now be spending another night in Jodhpur Central Jail.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today lambasted opposition parties for criticising prohibition policy saying the stance was “anti-poor” since the economically deprived sections of the society suffered the most on account of alcoholism.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly duping a Japanese tourist of Rs 9,000 at Connaught Place here, on the pretext of facilitating tours to Jaipur and Agra, the police said today.
Animal right groups today welcomed the sentencing of Bollywood star Salman Khan in a 1998 blackbuck killing case, asserting the verdict proved no one was above the law, while a section of activists said the actor should have been given the maximum punishment under the Wildlife Act.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed Dalit icon B R Ambedkar’s contribution in realising the value of a vibrant maritime sector saying his efforts augured well for the people of India.
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will travel to Afghanistan tomorrow on a day-long visit during which he is likely discuss a range of issues, including ways to facilitate talks with the Taliban.
An Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza early today killed a Palestinian, while a second man died from wounds sustained in last week’s mass protest along the Gaza-Israel border, officials said.
Turkey today urged France not to “make the same mistake” as the United States by sending troops to the Syrian town of Manbij, which Ankara has threatened to attack to dislodge Kurdish militia.