Briefly World: Bangladesh: Abdul Hamid sworn in as President

Veteran politician and parliamentarian Abdul Hamid was on Wednesday sworn in as Bangladesh’s 20th president. Hamid was administered the oath of office by acting

Published: April 25, 2013 2:07 am

Bangladesh: Abdul Hamid sworn in as President

Dhaka: Veteran politician and parliamentarian Abdul Hamid was on Wednesday sworn in as Bangladesh’s 20th president. Hamid was administered the oath of office by acting Speaker Shawkat Ali at the Bangabhaban presidential palace. pti

Israel to make wings for F-35 fighter jets

JERUSALEM: Israel Aerospace Industries said it has signed a long-term contract with US defence giant Lockheed Martin to produce wings for the F-35 next-generation fighter jet. The company said Tuesday the contract is for 10 to 15 years the wings will be made at an Israeli facility. AP

Desmond Tutu hospitalised

Johannesburg: South Africa’s revered anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu,81,was admitted to a Cape Town hospital Wednesday for treatment of a persistent infection. “The nonsurgical treatment is expected to take five days,” the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation said in a statement. PTI

Enrico Letta is new Italy premier

ROME: Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Wednesday asked centre-left politician Enrico Letta to form a new government. Democratic Party’s Letta said he would start talks to form a broad-based coalition on Thursday. reuters

21 injured in blasts in Pak cities

Islamabad: Twenty-one persons were injured when four bombs went off in the Pakistani cities of Quetta and Peshawar on Wednesday,police said. PTI

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