Pick Lok Sabha deputy speaker, says Opposition

“According to constitutional mandate the seat of the Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha should be filled either by election or consensus as early as may after a new Lok Sabha is constituted,” Chowdhury wrote in the letter, a copy of which has been reviewed by HT.

SA Olympic body writes to ICC, says CSA takeover is not government interference

SASCOC is not a government organisation. But all of the country’s sport federations, including CSA, are compelled by law to be members of SASCOC and can be put under administration by it. By law, no rivals to SASCOC are allowed. Thus, without SASCOC’s approval players and teams would not officially represent South Africa and could […]

Putin critic Navalny has come out of coma, Berlin hospital says

The incident has put the future of Germany’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline with Russia in doubt as a growing number of polticians call for support for the project to be withdrawn unless Russia helps to clear up the circumstances around Navalny’s poisioning.

Salami Panel: Magu applies to summon Malami as witness, says entitled to confront main accuser

“The HAGF is expected to give evidence on his allegations against Ibrahim Magu, to wit: ‘The Acting Chairman of EFCC is not acting in the overall best interest of the country and the policies of this administration due to its Mismanagement and Lack of Transparency in Managing Recovered Assets; Diversion of Recovered Assets for Personal […]

Lukashenko Says He May Have ‘Overstayed a Little’ in His Post as Belarus’s President

Lukashenko agreed to give a long interview to Russian media on Tuesday, with at least four Russian journalists, including Sputnik and RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan, invited to speak to the Belarusian president to discuss “the most pressing” and “sharp” issues of the day.

Phone ringtones a “public performance”? EFF, AT&T say no

“ASCAP has attempted to mollify consumers with press statements that its members would never pursue individuals for these everyday activities,” EFF concludes. “But ASCAP’s forbearance is hardly an adequate substitute for the absolute statutory privilege enjoyed by consumers pursuant to Section 110(4).” And even if cell phone users are never dinged for “public ringing,” they’ll […]

Russia Denies Role in U.S. Protests, Says They Are Result of Policies Toward Race Relations

“This is utterly wrong. Everything that is happening in the United States is a result of the policy that has been conducted in the U.S. in the field of inter-ethnic and inter-racial relations. It is an explosion of the contradictions that have been simmering for a very long time,” he added.

John Kerry Says Trump Is ‘Completely Intimidated’ by Vladimir Putin

Meanwhile expert on U.S.-Russia relations and professor of international relations at Hamilton College, in Clinton, New York, Alan Cafruny, told Newsweek: “Trump did say he had been tougher on Putin than Obama had been. There is something in that. If you look at the sanctions imposed on Russia they are quite draconian.

Sudan Ambassador Says Conflict With Israel ‘Fruitless,’ Warns on Iran Threat

The Trump administration proposed a peace blueprint earlier this year, but it was dismissed out of hand by the Palestinians and their allies. Trump’s government has been unquestionably pro-Israeli, and the Palestinians decried the so-called “deal of the century” as a formalization of lasting Israeli control over a neutered, fragmented Palestinian state.

UILS five-year law entrance: Conducting exam not possible amid pandemic, says PU panel

The decision to scrap the law entrance, which was taken on August 11 in view of Covid-19 outbreak, was challenged by two aspirants Navya Raj and Saurav Rao. They had argued that the premise not to hold the entrance is not valid when PU was taking such exams for other courses. Class 12 marks as […]