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rotomac owner case: court grants one-day transit remand to cbi

duo produced before additional chief metropolitan magistrate samar vishal and the agency sought two-day transit remand from the court to take them to lucknow





weather to fluctuate till monday

national centre of meteorology warns motorists of poor visibility due to sand and dust storms





turkish forces shell convoy headed to syria’s afrin region

turkey launched an assault last month on afrin, seeking to drive out the ypg





florida school shooting: ‘abject breakdown at all levels’

armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter





trump intensifies push for arming teachers amid bipartisan criticism

us president has also called for making 21 the minimum age for buying large guns





new emojis are coming, and they include new hair options

by june this year, you can use 77 new emojis including the pesky mosquito and a bald head





on the wings of love

they dance like michael jackson and sing like superstars to attract a mate, rendering human romance a pale imitation





hair-raising tale of survival

in colombia border town, venezuelans sell their own hair to make ends meet





rat a tat a tat

there are now between 4m and 6m rats in paris and many of them are getting bolder by the day worrying citizens and city planners alike





us embassy move to jerusalem could come as early as mid-may

us secretary of state has approved security plan to move the embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem





indian auditor group begins probe into pnb fraud case

icai says probing whether auditors played a role in pnb fraud





india, canada pledge to fight terrorism in all forms

joint statement assumes significance in the context of perceived softness on the part of canada towards khalistani separatists operating on its soilindian pm narendra modi and his canadian counterpart justin trudeau witness the exchange of agreement files between indian minister of law and justice, electronics and information technology ravi shankar prasad and canadian minister of innovation, science and economic development navdeep bains (left) at a ceremony in new delhi.new delhi: india and canada on friday pledged to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations while declaring that no country should allow its territory to be used for terrorist and violent extremist activities.the assertion by the two countries came in a joint statement issued after talks between prime minister n...





rotomac owner case: court grants one-day transit remand to cbi

duo produced before additional chief metropolitan magistrate samar vishal and the agency sought two-day transit remand from the court to take them to lucknownew delhi: a delhi court on friday granted the cbi’s plea for one-day transit remand for rotomac owner vikram kothari and his son rahul to produce them before a lucknow court in connection with a rs36.95 billion (dh2.10 billion) loan default case.the duo was produced before additional chief metropolitan magistrate samar vishal and the agency sought two-day transit remand from the court to take them to lucknow.the court allowed a day’s transit remand for both the accused, who were arrested on thursday for alleged default on loan repayment.a consortium of seven banks had extended loans worth rs29.19 billion to rotomac global pvt limi...





weather to fluctuate till monday

national centre of meteorology warns motorists of poor visibility due to sand and dust stormsabu dhabi: the country is set for fluctuating weather patterns starting from saturday through monday, according to the national centre of meteorology (ncm).the centre on friday called on motorists to take all precautions against poor visibility levels resulting from sand and dust storms, and to stay away from waterways, especially those near the highlands.on saturday, the country will be under the effect of a red sea trough at the surface accompanied with an upper trough with cold air mass from the north resulting in a gradual increase in cloud amount with rainfall over coastal areas and the northern parts, especially at night.the cold air mass is expected to intensify on sunday causing unstable co...





turkish forces shell convoy headed to syria’s afrin region

beirut: the turkish army struck a convoy entering syria’s kurdish-held afrin region, which ankara said carried fighters and weapons but kurdish forces said was made up of civilians entering with food and medicine.in a statement on friday, the turkish military said a fleet of some 30-40 vehicles of the syrian kurdish ypg militia had approached the main town of the northwest afrin region. it said artillery targeted the convoy “carrying terrorists, weapons and ammunition”.the ypg said the convoy, which arrived in afrin late on thursday, had transported civilians from the jazeera region further east and other towns under the control of kurdish forces.birusk hasaka, the ypg spokesman in afrin, said the convoy included hundreds of people. the shelling set some cars ablaze, wounding at leas...





florida school shooting: ‘abject breakdown at all levels’

mourners attend the funeral of aaron feis, who was the football coach at marjory stoneman douglas high school, in coral springs, florida. feis was killed along with 16 other people by former student nikolas cruz at the school on february 14.fort lauderdale, fla.: the florida high school where a former student shot and killed 17 people with an assault-type rifle is reopening for teachers friday as the community grappled with word that the armed officer on campus did nothing to stop the shooter.that failure, plus reports of a delay in security camera footage scanned by responding police and several records indicating the 19-year-old suspect displayed behavioural troubles for years added to what the florida house speaker described as an “abject breakdown at all levels.”the valentine’s d...





trump intensifies push for arming teachers amid bipartisan criticism

us president has also called for making 21 the minimum age for buying large gunswashington: president trump on thursday pressed his case for arming teachers to fight school shooters, despite widespread criticism, and for the first time suggested bonus payments for those who carry concealed firearms.the president also called for making 21 the minimum age for buying long guns. gun rights groups oppose raising age limits beyond 18 years, but trump insisted he can sell the restriction to the “patriots” at the national rifle assn.“i told them, we’re going to have to toughen” gun laws, trump said, adding, “i really think the nra wants to do what’s right.”trump elaborated on his ideas and other responses to last week’s florida school massacre, starting with a series of morning t...





organisers prepared for foul weather

tournament director tahlak says staff equipped to deal with rain during the weekdubai: organisers dubai duty free are unfazed by the prospect of rain during the ongoing dubai duty free tennis championships that will continue with the men’s competition till march 3.the weather forecast for the next few days is quite typical of the region with thunderstorm and rain being predicted for next sunday [february 25]. and after a couple of good days on monday and tuesday, there may be a passing morning shower on wednesday [february 28] as per the forecast.“we’ve always had bad weather affecting the two weeks of tennis in the past. so this is nothing new,” tournament director salah tahlak told gulf news.“dubai has had rain and thundershowers on so many occasions in the past during the cour...





watchdog to put pakistan back on terror funding watchlist

move is part of a broader us strategy to pressure pakistan to cut alleged links to militants unleashing chaos in neighbouring afghanistan





university art gallery’s spring show opens on saturday

exhibition is the first institutional retrospective of award-winning artists and architects sandi hilal and alessandro petti