Libya’s UN-backed regime freezes security ties with France

Tripoli, April 18 (IANS/AKI) Libya’s internationally recognised unity government is suspending all bilateral security accords with France, Interior Minister Fathi Bashaga announced on Thursday. The decision to suspend the accords between France and Libya follows France’s support for rogue eastern general Khalifa Haftar, said the Interior <inistry statement signed by[Read More…]

SP, BSP caused immense damage to UP: Rahul (Lead)

Badaun, April 18 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), saying they are scared of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and they caused immense damage to the state during their rule. Addressing an election rally here, Gandhi targeted Modi on[Read More…]

Libyan prosecutors issue arrest warrant for Haftar

Tripoli, April 18 (IANS/AKI) Military prosecutors in Tripoli have issued an arrest warrant for eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar and six of his aides, the Defence Ministry of Libya’s internationally recognised government said in a statement on Thursday. A day earlier, Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj called on the International Criminal[Read More…]

68% turnout in Karnataka, Mandya tops with 80% (Roundup)

Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Karnataka saw almost 68 per cent voter turnout in the state’s 14 Lok Sabha seats which went to polls on Thursday. “The estimated voter turnout at the end of polling in 30,164 booths spanning 14 parliamentary seats is 67.89 per cent,” a senior poll official told[Read More…]

Clinical Mumbai thrash lacklustre Delhi by 40 runs (Lead)

By Baidurjo Bhose New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Rishabh Pant had started Delhi Capitals’ journey in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League by smashing Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah all over the park in their opening encounter in Mumbai. But Bumrah got his revenge at the Ferozeshah Kotla[Read More…]

Jet saga: Airlines asked to advance fleet induction (Roundup)

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways temporarily suspended all flights, the government on Thursday asked domestic airlines to advance their aircraft induction plans for capacity augmentation and to keep air fares in check. Apart from fleet induction, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has formed a committee[Read More…]

Avoid predatory pricing, government tells airlines

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) A day after Jet Airways temporarily suspended operations, the government has strictly advised domestic airlines not to indulge in predatory pricing and keep air fares affordable, a senior official said here on Thursday. After meeting with airlines representatives, Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola said:[Read More…]

Puducherry logs 80% polling in Lok Sabha battle (Lead)

Puducherry, April 18 (IANS) Polling for the lone Puducherry Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday saw 80 per cent turnout while the by-election for Thattanchavady Assembly seat saw 77 per cent voting. An Election Commission official said the poll percentage may slightly go up as the numbers are being gathered. In[Read More…]

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