Aussie PM announces biggest public service changes in 32 yrs

Canberra,  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced the biggest overhaul of the nation’s public service in 32 years. Morrison told reporters here that his decision to reduce the number of government departments from 18 to 14 from February …

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Khaleda’s lawyer arrested over adultery

Dhaka,  Jailed former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s lawyer Kaiser Kamal has been arrested over an alleged extramarital affair with the wife of a junior advocate at his law firm, a media report said on Thursday. Kamal was arrested on …

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India ranked fifth vulnerable to climate change

Madrid,  The escalating consequences of climate change are now hitting both rich and poor countries, a report published on Wednesday said. India was ranked fifth vulnerable globally. The Climate Risk Index 2020, an annual report by Germanwatch, ranks countries according …

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Chile proposes aid for poor households as protests continue

Santiago, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has said that he had submitted a proposal to offer aid to poor households, which comes amid ongoing anti-government protests. The proposal, a bill of 124 US dollars per month in cash assistance to 1.3 million …

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Pak asks UK to return Nawaz after treatment is over


Islamabad,  Pakistan has written to the British government seeking the return of ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif after his medical treatment in the UK is over. This was disclosed at the ARY News talk show ‘Power Play’ on Tuesday. …

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UN chief appoints new commander of UN mission in DRC

United Nations,  United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Lieutenant General Ricardo Augusto Ferreira Costa Neves from Brazil as the new force commander of the UN peace keeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), known as …

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Trump blasts Macron’s ‘brain dead’ NATO comments as ‘nasty’

London,  US President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron of being “nasty” for saying that NATO was “brain dead”. At a news conference here, Trump, who arrived in the UK on Monday night to attend a …

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Nations lack fund to safeguard human health from climate change: WHO

Madrid,  Climate risks to health were growing but countries lack funding to safeguard human health from climate change, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. In a report released at the ongoing UN climate change negotiations here, it said …

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Pak minister terms India’s space programme ‘irresponsible’

Islamabad,  Known for his controversial statements and anti-India stance, Pakistan’s Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has done it again. He has now termed India’s booming space programme as “irresponsible”. Chaudhry tweeted: “India is becoming a huge source of …

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Malay Minister slams ‘obscene, half naked’ tattoo show

Kuala Lumpur, A Malaysian Minister on Tuesday called a tattoo exhibition “obscene” and ordered an investigation after pictures of half-naked men and women went viral. In a statement, Mohammadin Ketapi, the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture said that while …

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