Author Archives: adtob

Eastern Libyan jet makes deadly strike on rival military’s plane

By Ahmed Elumami and Ayman al-Warfalli | TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, LIBYA Forces allied to Libya’s eastern government carried out an air strike against a military transport aircraft in the central district of Jufra on Tuesday, wounding the head of the military council from the rival city of Misrata, officials said. The strike, and clashes that preceded it on Monday, raised fears of ...

Read More »

Sri Lanka central bank sees higher growth in 2017 despite risks

Sri Lanka’s central bank expects the economy to expand between 5.5 and 6.0 percent in 2017, higher than last year’s estimated pace of at least 4.5 percent but lower than earlier forecast due to potential global headwinds, the governor said on Tuesday. Growth in 2016 was lower than the originally projected minimum of 5 percent, and below 2015’s rate of ...

Read More »

North Korea cannot ‘tip’ missile with nuclear warhead – U.S. State Dept

North Korea continues to pursue nuclear and ballistic missile technologies but the United States does not believe it is in a position to “tip” one of them with a nuclear warhead, State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Tuesday. North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, said on Sunday his nuclear-capable country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), ...

Read More »

India’s Bharti offers free data, deepening price war with rivals

Bharti Airtel Ltd, India’s top wireless carrier, said on Tuesday it would offer free data to woo new and existing 4G customers, intensifying a price war in the sector and sending share prices tumbling. The package is Bharti’s latest response to the entry last year of new operator Reliance Jio, backed by billionaire Mukesh Ambani, which shook India’s telecom sector ...

Read More »

Bengaluru molestation: Police finds ‘credible evidence,’ registers FIR

Three days after the New Year eve revelry turned into a nightmare for several women who were allegedly molested at a large gathering in city’s downtown area, police today claimed to have found “credible” evidence of molestation and have registered an FIR. As the incidents drew widespread outrage with no action from the police, Bengaluru’s new Commissioner of Police, Praveen ...

Read More »

After 11 years of hospital stay, conjoined twins get a home

Veena-Vani, the conjoined twins, on Sunday bade a tearful adieu to Niloufer Hospital at Red Hills, where they had been staying for over 11 years as they were shifted to  State Home at SR Nagar in the city. The twins were quick to adapt to their new home and surroundings and already started making friends. “The hospital had been my ...

Read More »