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New Zealand bans semi-automatic, assault rifles

Wellington: Military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned under stronger new gun laws announced by the New Zealand government on Thursday. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the gun law reforms at a press conference, New Zealand Herald reported. The government has banned the weapons less than a week after[Read More…]

New Zealand PM Ardern calls for global fight against racism

New Zealand PM Ardern calls for global fight against racism

Christchurch: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called for a global fight to root out racist right-wing ideology following last week’s deadly attack on two mosques here. Talking about the rise of right-wing nationalism she said: “This was an Australian citizen but that is not to say that we[Read More…]

Paris among most expensive cities, Chennai among cheapest

Paris among most expensive cities, Chennai among cheapest

New York: Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong are most expensive cities in the world while Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru are among the cheapest places to live, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Worldwide Cost of Living Survey. The three top cities are tied at the top spot, CNN quoted[Read More…]

148 sexual abuse cases against peacekeeping forces of UN

148 sexual abuse cases against peacekeeping forces of UN

New Delhi: As many as 148 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse relating to personnel in peacekeeping and special political missions of the United Nations and 111 relating to non-UN related entities were reported in 2018 against 138 in 2017 and 165 in 2016. The UN Secretary-General’s report on “Special[Read More…]

Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara resigns amid affair allegations

Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara resigns amid affair allegations

Kevin Tsujihara, the chief executive of Warner Bros. studios division, has stepped down after accusations surfaced that he had pushed for a woman with whom he had a sexual relationship to be considered for roles in the company’s films and television shows. Tsujihara’s exit arrives less than two weeks after an extensively[Read More…]

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