Indian-American Sikh police officer killed in “ambush-style” attack in US

A trailblazing Indian-American Sikh police officer, who made national headlines when he was allowed to grow a beard and wear a turban on the job, has been shot and killed in an “ambush-style” attack in a “ruthless, cold-blooded way” in the US State of Texas, a senior official said on Saturday. Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s office and its first Sikh deputy, was gunned down while conducting a mid-day traffic stop in northwest of Houston on Friday, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.The officer…

PM Modi reviews bilateral ties with Bhutanese counterpart

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering have reviewed the bilateral relations and cooperation in sectors like hydropower, people-to-people ties and recent initiatives taken in areas like space, digital connectivity, financial sector and tertiary education.Modi met Tshering on the sidelines of the High Level Segment of the 74th UN General Assembly session here on Friday.The two leaders reviewed the bilateral relationship following the successful visit of Prime Minister Modi to Bhutan in August 2019 and expressed satisfaction at the progress made in diverse sectors including development partnership, hydropower cooperation,…

Sudan Army topples veteran leader Bashir

Khartoum: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was ousted by the Army on Thursday, brought down by months of anti-government protests against his three decades of iron-fisted rule. “I announce as minister of defence the toppling of the regime and detaining its chief in a secure place,” Defence Minister Awad Ibnouf said in a sombre televised address to the nation.A transitional military council would replace Bashir for two years, he said, adding that the country’s borders and airspace would be shut until further notice.The veteran leader, who swept to power in a…

I am in shock: Pamela Anderson

Los Angeles : Actor Pamela Anderson on Thursday expressed “shock” over the arrest of the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from his Ecuador Embassy hideout in London.Assange, 47, spent almost seven years inside the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden. He was arrested on Thursday the South American country withdrew the asylum granted to him. Anderson, 51, who had visited Assange on multiple occasions when he was lodged in Ecuador embassy, launched a Twitter rant to condemn his arrest. “I am in shock… I couldn’t hear clearly what he said? He…

Ecuador Prez withdraws Assange’s citizenship

Quito :President Lenin Moreno’s Government withdrew the Ecuadoran citizenship granted Julian Assange, acting before the WikiLeak founder’s arrest in London, Foreign Minister Jose Valencia said. Assange was evicted from Ecuador’s embassy in London and arrested by British police, ending a nearly seven year standoff after Quito ended asylum for the Australian-born fugitive. Moreno tweeted that Ecuador acted within its “sovereign rights” when it withdrew Assange’s asylum “for repeatedly violating international conventions and the protocol of co-habitation.”

North Korea deports American even as it boasts of new weapon

Seoul : North Korea on Friday said it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegal entrance, an apparent concession to the United States that came even as it announced the test of a newly developed but unspecified “ultramodern” weapon that will be seen as a pressuring tactic by Washington. The two whiplash announcements, which seemed aimed at both appeasing and annoying Washington, suggest North Korea wants to keep alive dialogue with the United States even as it struggles to express its frustration at stalled nuclear diplomacy. North Korea…