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Indian origin hotelier in car park row with Heathrow Airport

Indian origin hotelier in car park row with Heathrow Airport

London: An Indian-origin hotel tycoon in Britain is locked in a legal battle with Heathrow Airport over his plans to build a multi-storey car park on land he owns at the facility. In a row that could have implications for expansion of the hub, Surinder Arora issued a UK High Court claim against the west London

US to exit UN Human Rights Council: Reports

Washington: The US plans to announce its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, media reports said. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who had last year threatened to pull out of it given longstanding US complaints that it is biased against Israel, along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, plans to


Trump aggressively defends border family separation

Washington: US President Donald Trump has aggressively defended his policy of separating children from their parents at the Mexico border, accusing the migrants of “infesting” the country, media reports said. In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump used language evoking images of pests, not human beings, when describing migrants approaching the US border and blaming the Democrats


Taliban announces end to Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefir

Kabul: A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over, with the latter saying its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night. The government says it will continue a unilateral ceasefire for another 10 days, although security forces can defend themselves if attacked,

Canadian citizen among four held as Punjab Police bust drug racket

Chandigarh: Police in the northern Indian state of Punjab on Sunday claimed to have busted an international drugs smuggling racket with the arrest of four persons, including a Canadian national of Indian-origin. A senior police officer said that the gang was using the courier services route to smuggle drugs abroad. The drugs were being hidden in

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Three killed in Japan quake

Tokyo: At least three people were killed and over 50 others injured on Monday when a an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan’s Osaka city. The victims comprised a nine-year-old girl and two men, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported. The earthquake was recorded at 7.58 a.m. and had its hypocenter at about 13 km


Melbourne Woolworths store to allow nude photo shoot

Melbourne: Supermarket chain Woolworths says US artist Spencer Tunick can use a car park on top of one of its Melbourne stores for a mass naked photo shoot, reversing an earlier decision. In April, Woolworths turned down Mr Tunick’s request to use the location in Prahran, saying it would be too disruptive on a Saturday. An

General Electric faces fines in France over jobs pledge

Paris: France is threatening to take the unusual step of fining General Electric if it fails to create a set number of jobs in the country. It is claimed the US industrial giant will renege on a pledge to produce 1,000 new jobs by the end of the year. Labour Minister Muriel Penicaud said GE would

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Fires break out in towers in Britain on Grenfell anniversary

London: Two separate fires broke out in high-rise residential blocks in London and Glasgow, on the first anniversary of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire. Eight people were treated for smoke inhalation after a fire started in a kitchen in a 14th floor flat at Commercial Court in the Gorbals area of Glasgow on Thursday morning. Video

Trump approves tariffs on $50bn worth Chinese goods

Washington: US President Donald Trump has given his approval for his administration to put tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese exports, a media report said. An official announcement is expected on Friday, an informed source told CNN on Thursday. Trump’s approval came after a meeting on Thursday with top economic officials, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin,