Articles written by: Herdon Staff Writer

British drugs kingpin jailed over £216m cocaine haul

Robert Dawes was described by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as “one of the most influential and feared organised criminals in Europe” after he was sentenced to 22 years on Friday. The 46-year-old, from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, was convicted of drug trafficking offences after the cocaine was found stashed in 20 suitcases on an Air France flight from Venezuela to Paris […]

US govt enters partial shutdown after $5bn deal fails

US govt enters partial shutdown after $5bn deal fails

Vice-President Mike Pence and White House officials were on Capitol Hill late on Friday night trying to broker a compromise over funding for the wall on the Mexico border, which is staunchly opposed by Democrats. Without a deal, funding for around 25% of the government expired at midnight (5am GMT). Nine cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies, including homeland security, […]

New arrests as murdered tourists‘ bodies returned home

A total of 13 men are now being held over the deaths of 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland and 24-year-old Louisa Vesterager Jespersen. Image: Three of the 13 suspects being held by authorities in Morocco The women‘s bodies were of Morocco‘s High Atlas mountains on Monday. Morocco‘s prosecutor has said that one of the men suspected of killing the women belongs […]

2 JCOs killed in Pak firing in Kupwara

2 JCOs killed in Pak firing in Kupwara

Two Army junior commissioned officers were killed as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Kupwara district Friday, an official said.   There was an unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Keran sector at 11.55 am. One junior commissioned officer (JCO) was killed in the firing and another succumbed to injuries later at […]

Naseeruddin Shah‘s Ajmer litfest event called off after protests

Naseeruddin Shah‘s Ajmer litfest event called off after protests

The organisers of the Ajmer Literature Festival on Friday called off an event, set to be addressed by Naseeruddin Shah, after protests by right-wing groups over the actor‘s recent remarks on mob violence. The veteran actor found himself at the centre of a major controversy over his remarks in reference to the killing of a policeman in Bulandshahr earlier this […]

BJP, LJP clinch seat sharing deal, RS seat likely for Paswan

BJP, LJP clinch seat sharing deal, RS seat likely for Paswan

IMAGE: Union minister and LJP president Ramvilas Paswan with party MP Chirag Paswan during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, on Friday. Photograph: Kamal Kishore/PTI Photo The Bharatiya Janata Party has finalised a seat-sharing arrangement with its Bihar ally Lok Janshakti Party with the latter expected to contest five Lok Sabha seats in the state and its president Ram […]

Over 2 yrs later, cops to charge Kanhaiya, Umar in sedition case

Over 2 yrs later, cops to charge Kanhaiya, Umar in sedition case

The Delhi Police is in the process of finalising its chargesheet in the sedition case against former Jawaharlal Nehru University students‘ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and other activists, including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, police sources said.   Kumar, Khalid and Bhattacharya were arrested in 2016 on charges of sedition for allegedly organising an event on JNU campus against the […]