News in Brief
Dilip Kumar hospitalised
Pallab Bhattacharya, New Delhi
Veteran Indian actor Dilip Kumar was yesterday admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai for treatment of pneumonia.
"Dilip Kumar has been admitted for pneumonia. He is suffering from cough and cold. We have put him on antibiotic treatment. He is not in ICU," Dr Jalil Parkar of Lilavati Hospital said.
The 91-year-old actor was hospitalised in September last year after suffering a heart attack.
Known as Bollywood's “King of Tragedy”, he essayed iconic roles in classics like “Devdas”, “Madhumati”, “Mughal-e-Azam” and “Ganga Jamuna”.
HK student leadercalls off hunger strike
Afp, Hong Kong
Joshua Wong, the teenage face of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, yesterday said he has ended a four-day hunger strike designed to force the government into further talks on political reform. The 18-year-old, , who had not eaten in 108 hours, said he felt "extreme physical discomfort, dizziness and weakness in the limbs". Wong and two young female members of his Scholarism student group announced the "indefinite" hunger strike last Sunday.
UNSC to meet on North Korea rights record
Afp, United Nations
The UN Security Council will meet this month on North Korea's rights record following calls to refer Pyongyang to face crimes against humanity charges, a spokesman said Friday. The move came less than three weeks after a landmark resolution was adopted in a General Assembly committee condemning the rights abuses and calling on the UNSC to consider referring Pyongyang to the International Criminal Court (ICC). No date has been set yet.
Somali PM loses confidence vote
Somalia's prime minister, who has been at odds with the president for months, lost a vote of confidence in parliament yesterday, amid warnings that the power struggles and political turmoil could damage efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation. Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed received support from only 80 lawmakers, while 153 backed a motion to oust him.