Category Archives: News

U.K. ruled against Murdoch’s deal to buy Britain’s Sky group

NEWS SCAN The British Government on Thursday ruled against American media mogul Rupert Murdoch buying Britain‘s largest pay-TV group Sky without further investigation.The British government ruled that Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox (FOX) should not be allowed to purchase Sky without a further investigation, reports CNN Money.U.K.

Ohio Senate votes to ban common method for second-trimester abortions

NEWS SCAN The Ohio Senate voted 24-9  Wednesday to approve SB 145], a bill the criminalizes a common second-trimester abortion procedure. The bill specifically targets dilation and evacuation (D&E) which is usually performed after the twelfth week of pregnancy. During a D&E a woman’s cervix is dilated and the fetus

Pak summons Indian diplomat over alleged ceasefire violation

NEWS SCAN Pakistan on Thursday summoned the Indian High Commission‘s First Secretary in political wing S Raguram to lodge a protest over an alleged recent cross-border violation by Indian forces. Raguram was summoned by the Pakistan’s Foreign Office. According to reports in Pakistan media, a man was killed and three

Iraq announces ‘end of Islamic State’ in Mosul

NEWS SCAN Iraq on Thursday announced the end of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS), also known as Daesh, in the city of Mosul that has been under seizure of the extremist groups for three years. According to a report by Sky News Arabia,


EU extends economic sanctions on Russia by six months

NEWS SCAN The European Union has extended economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy by six months for destabilizing Ukraine. EU headquarters said Wednesday that the decision was unanimous among all 28 EU nations. This decision of extending economic sanctions against Russia until

Government lowers GST on fertilisers from 12% to 5%

NEWS SCAN The GST Council on Friday, hours before launching the landmark tax reform, decided to lower the tax rate on fertilisers to 5 per cent from 12 per cent decided earlier, to ensure that their prices do not rise and farmers’ interests are protected. “12 per