Month: March 2018

China is World’s Fifth Largest Arms Exporter Today

China is World’s Fifth Largest Arms Exporter Today

Business, World
By *Abdus Sattar Ghazali China has become the world’s fifth-largest arms exporter, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). China replaces Britain in the top five arms-dealing countries between 2008 and 2012, a group dominated by the United States and Russia, which accounted for 30 percent and 26 percent of weapons exports, SIPRI said Monday, March 13. Germany and France ranked third and fourth on the arms exporter list. “China is establishing itself as a significant arms supplier to a growing number of important recipient states,” Paul Holtom, director of the SIPRI Arms Transfers Program, said in a statement. Commenting on the SIPRI report, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said China was a responsible arms exporter which strictly adhered t
Health: Common Infections Could Increase Heart Attack Risk by 40%

Health: Common Infections Could Increase Heart Attack Risk by 40%

Science
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Patients who suffer common infections have a much greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke in the years to come, a major study has found. The findings suggest hundreds of thousands should be given statins or other heart pills if they suffer a chest infection or bladder problem. A project tracking 1.2million patients found those admitted to hospital for pneumonia or urinary tract infections were 40 % more likely to have a heart attack within eight years. They were also 150 % more likely to suffer a stroke, Daily Mail reported. This suggests infections have an even greater impact on heart health than obesity, which raises the risk of strokes and heart attacks by about 25 %. The research team, from Aston Medical School in Birmingham and the University of...
Babri Masjid-Ram Janmbhoomi land dispute case: Supreme Court allows only original litigants

Babri Masjid-Ram Janmbhoomi land dispute case: Supreme Court allows only original litigants

India
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected all the interim applications filed by the individuals and groups for seeking permission to intervene in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi land dispute case. A total of 18 applications wishing to intervene in the land dispute case as a party, were dismissed by the apex court.    The three-judge bench of Chief Justice Deepak Mishra, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Sajjad A Nazeer pronounced this decision. The Bench accepted the plea that only original litigants of the land dispute case should be allowed to argue in the case. The Bench said that all petitions filed for the intervention of persons unrelated to this case should be rejected. The Supreme Court also rejected BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea for intervention in this dispute.
BCCI may start the Match fixing investigation against Shami

BCCI may start the Match fixing investigation against Shami

Sport
Indian fast bowler Muhammed Shami is in deep trouble these days. If sources are to be believed, the BCCI's anti-corruption unit may start an investigation into the alleged matter of match-fixing against him very soon. His wife Hasin Jahan has leveled the allegation of match-fixing against him. According to his wife, Muhammad Shami is involved in the match-fixing. In her statement, Hasin said that Shami had taken money from a Pakistani girl named Alisa in Dubai. Hasin also spoke about the involvement of a person named Muhammed Bhai in this case of match-fixing. After that, the BCCI Administrator Committee COA asked the anti-corruption unit to investigate the allegations of Hasin Jahan.  
Angela Merkel re- elected as German chancellor

Angela Merkel re- elected as German chancellor

World
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Angela Merkel on Wednesday was elected German chancellor by the German Parliament, Bundestag, for the fourth time. "Angela Merkel received the necessary majority, she was elected chancellor," President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schaeuble said. On Tuesday, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier nominated Merkel for re-election as a chancellor after the day before Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader Merkel, chairman of the Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer and acting co-chair of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Olaf Scholz signed a coalition agreement and the government was finally formed in Germany. Earlier in March, German Social-Democrats already voted for coalition with Merkel, which made it clear that Germany will finally get a coalition government...
Renowned Scientist Stephen Hawking at 76

Renowned Scientist Stephen Hawking at 76

Science, Technology, World
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, his family said Wednesday. Hawking, whose 1988 book "A Brief History of Time" became an unlikely worldwide bestseller and cemented his superstar status, dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe. His genius and wit won over fans from far beyond the rarified world of astrophysics. He died peacefully at his home in the British university city of Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday morning. "We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today," Professor Hawking's children, Lucy, Robert, and Tim said in a statement carried by Britain's Press Association news agency.