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India pollution watchdog fines Delhi over toxic smog

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India’s environmental watchdog has slapped New Delhi’s government with a $3.5 million fine for failing to enforce rules to reduce smog in the world’s most polluted major city, officials said Tuesday. The National Green Tribunal penalised the capital administration for its lack of oversight after it ...

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Sri Lankan court bars PM, cabinet from holding office

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – A court in Sri Lanka has issued an order temporarily barring Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa from holding office. Judge Arjuna Obeyesekere issued the order on Monday, saying “irreparable damage would be caused” if Rajapaksa and his cabinet continued to hold office. He ordered Rajapaksa and his ...

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Experts warn of possible measles outbreak in Philippines

(Reuters) – Health experts have warned against a possible outbreak of measles in the Philippines, as a disease long under control is fueled by patchy immunization programs and declining trust in vaccines. Measles cases jumped nearly fivefold to 17,300 in the 11 months to November versus last year’s figure, mostly ...

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41 BNP activists accused over ‘fictitious’ case in Sharsha

 Muslim Times(Web Desk) –  A case of sabotage was filed against 41 BNP activists by police in Sharsha thanna in Jashore on Saturday night apprehending nine and naming 31 fugitives which BNP claimed as fictitious. Arrested activists are — Abdus Salam, son of Daud Hossain of Shura village; Nasir Uddin, ...

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South Korean president greets war vets on New Zealand visit

  ( AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in greeted Korean War veterans Monday in Auckland during a two-day visit to New Zealand. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the visit is a chance to reaffirm the strong relationship between the two nations, which signed a free-trade deal in 2015. Ardern ...

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US envoy embarks on tour to facilitate peace process in Afghanistan

Washington (Web Desk) – United States Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will primarily focus on accelerating the peace process in Afghanistan by trying to bring the Taliban to a point of negotiation as he departs for an eight-nation tour from December 2 (local time) to 20. Khalilzad ...

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PM Oli honoured with US$ 100,000 award

Kathmandu(Web Desk) – Universal Peace Federation, a South Korea based “inter-religious” organisation, on Sunday decorated Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli with ‘Leadership and Good Governance Award’. During an award distribution ceremony of the Asia Pacific Summit-2018 in Kathmandu, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was conferred the ward for leading democracy ...

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Iran launches new destroyer in Persian Gulf

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – The Iranian Navy has launched a domestically-built destroyer in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas. The advanced ship, nicknamed Sahand, joined the Iranian naval fleet in the Persian Gulf at a ceremony attended by the top military brass including Iran’s Army Commander, Major general Abdolrahim ...

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Bangladesh detains 10 Rohingya refugees heading for Malaysia

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Bangladeshi police have arrested 10 Rohingya refugees before boarding a boat bound for Malaysia, an official says. Over 700,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh last year after Myanmar’s armed forces, backed by Buddhist extremist mobs, intensified a crackdown that had already been underway against the Muslim community ...

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