Parliament passes Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017

AMN / NEW DELHI Parliament has passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 with the Rajya Sabha approving it Friday . The Lok Sabha has already passed it. Replying to a debate on the Bill, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, the wilful defaulters will not be spared and prosecution s are being launched against them. … Continue reading Parliament passes Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Turkey orders detention of 35 people, including journalists

Turkish authorities Thursday issued detention warrants against 35 people, including nine journalists, on suspicion of links to last July’s attempted military coup. According to the state-run Anadolu news agency the suspects, including the editor of the opposition Birgun newspaper Burak Ekici, were accused of “membership of an armed terrorist organisation”. The on-going crackdown, particularly against … Continue reading Turkey orders detention of 35 people, including journalists

Can never tolerate North Korea provocations: Japan

WEB DESK The Japanese government said today it can never tolerate provocations from North Korea after the country’s military said it is finalising a plan to launch missiles towards Guam, that would fly over Japan. Japan’s chief government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga told reporters in Tokyo that North Korea’s actions are obviously provocative to the region … Continue reading Can never tolerate North Korea provocations: Japan

Israel to build giant underground wall around Gaza Strip

Israel is pushing ahead with a project to build a giant underground wall around the Gaza Strip to block tunnels that could be used for attacks. The project comes after the government faced heavy criticism over Hamas’s use of tunnels in the 2014 Gaza war, with a state inquiry earlier this year accusing Prime Minister … Continue reading Israel to build giant underground wall around Gaza Strip

Unexploded bomb found at Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan

WEB DESK A suspected unexploded bomb has been found at the site of the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. The US is thought to have dropped the 89 cm-long device during World War-II. It is found by workers building a car park at the site where a four-decade-long decommissioning process is under way. Tens of … Continue reading Unexploded bomb found at Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan