Car ploughs into children in Japan

Tokyo May 8 A car ploughed into a group of kindergarten children in western Japan”s Shiga region on Wednesday leaving at least four of them critically injured, police and reports said. There was no immediate detail on why the car veered off the road into the group of children in the city of Otsu. “The
Read More

Wellington May 8 New Zealand introduced legislation Wednesday to make the South Pacific nation carbon neutral by 2050, although greenhouse gas emissions from the economically vital agricultural sector will not have to meet the commitment. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the bill would help New Zealand contribute to a goal of limiting average global warming
Read More

  Mumbai May 8 An Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft overshot the main runway while departing from the Mumbai airport on Tuesday night, an official said. Due to the incident, aircraft movement was diverted to the secondary runway, the official of the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) said on Wednesday. “We confirm that an Air
Read More

Karachi May 8 Pakistan has arrested 34 Indian fishermen for allegedly violating the country”s territorial waters, nearly 10 days after releasing 60 prisoners from India as a goodwill gesture, officials said Wednesday. The fishermen, arrested on Tuesday, have been handed over to the police, a Pakistan Maritime Security Agency spokesman said. “They will appear before
Read More

Khartoum May 7 After a day of abstaining from food and drink, Sudanese protesters Monday broke their fast on the first day of Ramadan with chicken soup and vowed to press their campaign for a civilian rule. As the call for the sunset prayer rang out, crowds gathered outside army headquarters in Khartoum for an
Read More

Washington May 7 The Trump administration is proposing a hike in the H-1B visa application fee to increase funding for the expansion of an apprentice programme, which trains American youths in technology related activities, Labour Secretary Alexander Acosta told US lawmakers. Testifying before a Congressional committee on annual budget of the Department of Labour for
Read More

Banihal May 7 Three persons were killed and five others injured when a private vehicle skidded off a road and fell into a 200 feet gorge in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. The accident took place Monday night near Seenbatti along the Pogal-Paristan road, about 25 km from Ramban, a
Read More

Port Moresby May 7 A powerful but deep 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, officials said, cutting power and knocking items off shelves though there were no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck at a depth of 127 kilometers (80 miles) about 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the town of Bulolo
Read More

United Nations May 7 India and nations like Germany, Brazil and Japan are “absolutely needed” as permanent members of a reformed and enlarged UN Security Council to better reflect contemporary realities and the addition of these key members to the UN high-table is among France”s “strategic” priorities, the French envoy to the UN has said.
Read More

New York May 7 Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out. Now it”s adding a decidedly low-tech feature: accepting cash. Its new store opening in New York City Tuesday will be the first Amazon Go store to do so. At its
Read More