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Saudis Couldn't Stop Oil Attack, Even With Top US Defences
Saudi Arabia spent billions to protect a kingdom built on oil but could not stop the suspected Iranian drone and missile attack, exposing gaps that even America's most advanced weaponry failed to fill.
In addition to deciding whether that firepower should be turned on Iran in retaliation, the Saudis and their American allies must now figure out how to prevent a repeat of last weekend's attack - or worse, such as an assault on the Saudis' export facilities in the Persian Gulf or any of the desalination plants that supply drinking water.
Climate Champion Greta Tells US Congress: 'Listen to the Scientists'
Teen activist Greta Thunberg has taken her climate change fight to the US Congress, imploring the nation's lawmakers - several of whom are global warming skeptics - to "take real action" to avert environmental disaster.
Woman, Daughter 'Burnt' by In-Laws Over Dowry
In Rampur, a woman and her three-month old daughter were allegedly burnt alive by her in-laws over demand for dowry in Hajipura neighbourhood.
Ajay Sharma, SP said, “Case registered. Investigation will be done on the basis of circumstantial evidence. Efforts are on to nab the accused.”
Modi, Trump to Meet Twice in US Next Week: Ambassador
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump are scheduled to meet twice in less than a week this month, India's top envoy to America has said, asserting that the India-US strategic relationship has the potential to become the “defining partnership” within this century.
ATS Detains Four Persons From Bhopal for Blackmailing Officials and Politicians
Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Wednesday detained four persons including three women from Bhopal for their alleged involvement in blackmailing officials and politicians. Police says,"Interrogation underway. They were detained on the basis of an FIR lodged by Indore Police."
ICPA Appeals Shah to Return Pending Dues of Air India Employees
Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) on Wednesday wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah appealing to return pending dues of Air India retired employees and serving employees' earned money.
Saudi Oil Attacks an ‘Act of War’, Says Pompeo
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced strikes on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure as an "act of war" Wednesday, as Riyadh unveiled new evidence it said showed the assault was "unquestionably" sponsored by arch-foe Iran.
“This was an Iranian attack,” Pompeo told reporters on his plane before landing in the western city of Jeddah, calling it “an act of war”.
Sweeping US Sanctions on Iran Target Leaders, Oil and Trade
Ongoing US sanctions on Iran target Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Islamic republic's top brass, while also seeking to choke trade in a variety of goods from oil to carpets.
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday promised details of new sanctions within 48 hours in response to a missile or drone attack on Saudi oil facilities that Riyadh has blamed on Iran.
New sanctions imposed in June built on a series of previous ones.
In addition to Khamenei, the sanctions target eight senior commanders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
Nirmala Sitharaman to Meet Heads of Public Sector Banks in Delhi
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will meet the heads of public sector banks in Delhi today.
Cyclonic Formation Over North TN Coast, Showers Likely
A cyclonic circulation has formed over north Tamil Nadu coast which will be responsible for heavy rains over Chennai and adjoining areas, according to Skymet Weather. Showers are likely to continue in the state for a few hours.
(Source: The Indian Express)
Seven Injured as Bus Rams Into Wall in MP
Seven persons got injured after a bus rammed into a wall of a house in Morena’s Kho village, earlier on Thursday.
Suicide Bomb in Southern Afghanistan Kills at Least 20
An Afghan official says a powerful suicide truck bombing outside a hospital in the capital of southern Zabul province has killed at least 20 and injured as many as 90 people.
Indian Army Destroys 9 Live Mortar Shells
Indian Army destroyed 9 live mortar shells of 120mm in Sandote, Basoni and Balakote village of Balakote sector in Mendhar sub-division of Poonch district, yesterday.
Former Congress Leader Dr Ajoy Kumar Joins AAP
Congress leader Dr Ajoy Kumar joins Aam Aadmi Party in the presence of Delhi Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia. He was the Congress Jharkhand President.
Japan Court Acquits Ex-TEPCO Executives over Fukushima Disaster
A Japanese court on Thursday acquitted three former officials from the firm that operated the Fukushima nuclear plant, in the only criminal trial to stem from the 2011 disaster.
The three former executives from Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) had faced up to five years in prison if convicted of professional negligence resulting in death and injury.
The court is expected to explain its reasoning for the ruling shortly.
In the wake of the verdict, dozens of protesters including some from the Fukushima region, who had gathered before the session began, expressed shock.
CBI Arrests Former OCA Secretary In Connection With Chit Fund Scam Case
Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested former Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) Secretary, Ashirbad Behera in connection with Artha Tatwa chit fund scam case.
CBI Asks West Bengal DGP for Rajeev Kumar's Contact Details
The CBI has asked the West Bengal Director General of Police (DGP) to provide the contact details of former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, sources said on Thursday.
A letter in this regard was sent to the top cop of West Bengal, seeking a phone number of Kumar on which he could be contacted, they added.
The CBI has set up a special team to trace Kumar, who allegedly "evaded" the agency's notices to appear before it in connection with the Saradha Ponzi scheme case, the sources said.
Netanyahu Calls On Benny Gantz to Form Unity Govt Together
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on his main challenger Benny Gantz on Thursday to form a unity government together as election results showed both without an obvious path to a majority coalition.
Netanyahu, in a video message, said he preferred to form a right-wing coalition, but the results showed it was not possible.
Mamata Banerjee Meets Amit Shah in Delhi
Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee meets Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Two Magnitude 6.1 Earthquakes Strike Indonesia in One Hour
Two magnitude 6.1 earthquakes have struck Indonesia in the last one hour, according to European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.
Nirav Modi Remanded to Custody Until 17 Oct, UK Extradition Trial Planned for May 2020
Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, wanted in India in connection with the nearly $2 billion PNB fraud and money laundering case, was on Thursday further remanded to judicial custody until 17 October by a UK court which said it was working towards his extradition trial hearing in May next year.
HC Dismisses Deepak Talwar's Bail Plea in Money Laundering Case
The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed the bail plea of lobbyist Deepak Talwar, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case.
Gujarat HC Dismisses Farmers' Petitions Against Land Acquisition for Bullet Train Project
The Gujarat High Court on Thursday dismissed over 120 petitions by farmers against land acquisition for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.
CBI Moves Kolkata Court Seeking Warrant to Arrest Rajeev Kumar
The CBI on Thursday moved a Kolkata court seeking warrant to arrest IPS officer Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam case.
Delhi Court Sends Ratul Puri to Jail Till 1 October
Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court on Thursday sent businessman Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath, to Tihar jail in the AgustaWestland money laundering case till 1 October.
No Global Recession As Of Yet, Says RBI Governor
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Thursday that there is no global recession as of yet, amid concerns of an economic slowdown in the country.
SEBI Sets Up Panel to Suggests Norms, Structure for Social Stock Exchanges
The SEBI on Thursday set up a panel to suggest norms and structure for social stock exchanges to facilitate listing and fund-raising by social enterprises.
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Speaks to Saudi Counterpart
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan spoke to his Saudi Arabia counterpart on Thursday and got an assurance that all the supplies would be met, an official was quoted by PTI as saying.
AICC Appoints Five Leaders as In-Charges for Maharashtra Assembly Elections
The All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Thursday appointed five leaders as in-charges for Maharashtra Assembly elections for different regions.
Mukul Wasnik has been appointed as in-charge of Vidarbha region, Avinash Pandey for Mumbai region, Rajni Patil for Western and Konkan regions, RC Khuntia for Northern Maharashtra and Rajeev Satav for Marathwada region.
ED Raids Properties Linked to TMC Rajya Sabha MP KD Singh
The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday raided properties linked to TMC Rajya Sabha MP KD Singh in Delhi in connection with a money laundering case, officials cited by PTI said.
US Accuses Afghan Govt of Not Fighting Corruption, Cuts Aid
The United States on Thursday accused Afghanistan's government of failing to fight corruption and cut more than USD 160 million in direct funding, little over a week before the country's elections.
"We stand against those who exploit their positions of power and influence to deprive the Afghan people of the benefits of foreign assistance and a more prosperous future," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement.
Pompeo said that the United States was suspending work with the Afghan body in charge of monitoring corruption as it is "incapable of being a partner".
Potential of India-US Trade to Double in Five Years: Ambassador Shringla
The bilateral trade between India and America has the potential to double and reach USD 280 billion in the next five years, India's top diplomat in the US has said, amidst intense negotiations between the two countries to resolve their trade differences.
In March, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that the US will terminate India's designation as beneficiary developing country under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme.
India imposed retaliatory tariffs on 28 US products including almonds and apples from 5 June, after the Trump administration revoked its preferential trade privileges.
2 Pardhi Gang Members Held After Police Encounter in Noida
Two members of the notorious Pardhi gang were arrested after an exchange of fire with police, officials said.
The two got bullet injuries on their legs during the gunfight that took place on FNG road in the city under Sector 49 police station limits around 10:15 pm, they said.
PM Likely to Meet Trump Between 23-25 Sept: India's UN Rep Akbaruddin
Syed Akbaruddin, India's Permanent Representative to UN when asked, “After Houston, When is PM likely to meet US President Trump on the sidelines of UNGA?" he replied, “I understand, President Trump is in New York between 23 and 25 September. You can be certain that it will be during this time.”
"Howdy Modi" Brings Together Indian-Americans, Hindu Americans: Gabbard
"Howdy Modi" is bringing together Indian-Americans and Hindu Americans from across the US, Democratic presidential aspirant and the first Hindu woman in the US Congress Tulsi Gabbard has said.
Gabbard, 38, on Thursday extended her warm welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his upcoming US visit beginning on Saturday.
Heavy Rains Wreak Havoc in Houston Ahead of "Howdy Modi" Mega Event
The stage is all set for the mega "Howdy Modi" event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address over 50,000 Indian-Americans, but the torrential rains triggered by a tropical storm have wreaked havoc in Houston, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency in several parts of the state of Texas.
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