Day: October 18, 2020

Sudan khalwas: Undercover in the schools that chain boys

A BBC News Arabic investigation has uncovered systemic child abuse and evidence of sexual abuse inside Islamic schools in Sudan. For 18 months, reporter Fateh Al-Rahman Al-Hamdani filmed inside 23 schools across the country. Boys as young as five-years-old were routinely chained, shackled and beaten by the sheikhs or religious men in charge of the …

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Modi to come face-to-face with Xi & Imran during SCO summit on Nov 10 | India News

NEW DELHI: At a time when relations with China and Pakistan remain in freefall, PM Narendra Modi will find himself in the company of President Xi Jinping and PM Imran Khan at the SCO summit which Russia will host virtually, as Indian officials confirmed, on November 10. As reported earlier, Modi and Xi will also …

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Liverpool confirm knee ligament damage for Van Dijk amid fears season is over | Football News

LONDON: Liverpool‘s Premier League title defence was rocked on Sunday with the news Virgil Van Dijk must undergo knee surgery amid reports the Dutch defender could miss the rest of the season. Van Dijk hobbled off after a shocking challenge from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in a 2-2 draw in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. …

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Phones fail to show Arunachal weather, Xiaomi calls it glitch | India News

NEW DELHI: Chinese phone major Xiaomi was caught in a controversy after users reported on social media that the company’s smartphones were not displaying weather for Arunachal Pradesh. The company blamed “technical error” for the issue, and said “the same has been fixed”. The confusion around Arunachal comes at a time when India and China …

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Not just income, use edu & housing to define poverty: Minister | India News

NEW DELHI: The future definition of poverty line cannot be the subsistence level income required by an individual but will have to factor in living standards that encompass facilities like housing, education and sanitation among others, a working paper on poverty released by Union rural development ministry notes. Besides, the paper says that the coronavirus …

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India can check pandemic by Feb-end: Expert panel | India News

NEW DELHI/HYDERABAD: The number of active, symptomatic Covid-19 cases in India has already peaked at around 10 lakh on September 17, a government expert committee’s report said on Sunday. The cumulative total cases may reach 1.06 crore, with negligible growth by the end of February, thereby signalling a consistent downturn, the panel, appointed by the …

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Getting Warner out in Super Over was special: Ferguson | Cricket News

ABU DHABI: He decisively turned the match in Kolkata Knight Riders‘ favour with his exceptional bowling and no wonder Lockie Ferguson‘s favourite moment was dismissing Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner off the first ball of the Super Over. The Kiwi paceman bowled Warner with a full length delivery and Abdul Samad with a yorker respectively …

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Rins battles past Marquez to seal victory at Aragon MotoGP | Racing News

Suzuki’s Alex Rins held off a spirited challenge from Repsol Honda rookie Alex Marquez to claim his first victory of the season at the Aragon Grand Prix in Spain on Sunday. Rins’ team mate Joan Mir finished third to take the Championship lead from pole-sitter Fabio Quartararo, who finished a disappointing 18th for Petronas Yamaha.Starting …

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Covid-19: Reading newspapers completely safe, says Harsh Vardhan | India News

NEW DELHI: Union minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that reading newspapers is “completely safe” during the Covid-19 pandemic and added there is no evidence to suggest that they can be a source of transmission. During an interaction with his social media followers on the sixth episode ‘Sunday Samvaad’, Vardhan rekindled the joy of having …

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SRH vs KKR: Lockie Ferguson locks it for Kolkata Knight Riders via Super Over | Cricket News

ABU DHABI: A fast and furious Lockie Ferguson produced one of the most incredible bowling performances of this IPL edition to lead Kolkata Knight Riders to a thrilling Super Over win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. Ferguson proved to be the “Knight in Shining Armour” with his storehouse of variation as he dismissed David Warner …

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