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  • US bombards ISIS targets in Syria in first airstrikes 5 hours 10 minutes ago

    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to continue the fight against Islamic State fighters following the first US-led airstrikes targeting the militant group in Syria, and pledged to build even more international support for the effort. "Once again, it must be clear to anyone who would plot against America and...
  • Islamic State releases second video of British hostage John Cantlie 6 hours 3 minutes ago

    London: The Islamic State militants have released a second video of British journalist John Cantlie in less than a week which shows him warning US-led coalition against carrying out military operations against his captors. In the latest five-minute video, Cantlie warns that the United States and its allies are embarking on...
  • Photos: Blair House, the US President's guest house in Washington where Modi will stay 13 hours 36 minutes ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will stay at the US President's guest house, the 190-year-old Blair House, when he travels to Washington on September 29. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the last one to stay at the guest house. "Built as a private home in 1824, Blair House has...
  • UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules 14 hours 28 minutes ago

    Washington: The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a US-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an "unprecedented" threat from...
  • Watch: What Indians in US expect from PM Modi's New York visit 17 hours 32 minutes ago

    Indians in the US are both excited and hopeful ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to New York. "I think Modi has brought the whole world to acknowledging that he is a man with a strong feeling and that he will take India to a new level," said an...
  • US, partner nations begin airstrikes in Syria: Pentagon 18 hours 16 minutes ago

    Washington: The US and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time on Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the region. The strikes were part...
  • Islamic State urges attacks on US, French citizens, taunts Barack Obama Yesterday

    Baghdad: Islamic State urged its followers on Monday to attack citizens of the United States, France and other countries which have joined a coalition to destroy the militant group. Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad alAdnani also taunted US President Barack Obama and other Western "crusaders" in a statement carried by the...
  • J&K government launches 'Any Time, Any Where' access state portal Yesterday

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday launched single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services of various departments of Jammu and Kashmir Government. "The portal will provide to people a single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services...
  • US military struggles to preserve options in Islamic State fight Yesterday

    Washington: As America reengages with Iraq and deepens its involvement in the region's web of sectarian conflicts, the Pentagon has made a practical assessment of the brutal job of stabilizing Baghdad: in the future, US forces may be needed on the front lines. President Barack Obama has ruled out a combat...
  • World leaders to gather at UN in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises Yesterday

    United Nations:World leaders gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the violence Islamic State militants are wreaking in Iraq and Syria, the exponential spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and deadlocked negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. There is little hope the 193nation UN General...
  • US says other countries willing to launch air strikes in Syria 2 days ago

    Washington: The United States has indications other countries are willing to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, its UN ambassador said on Sunday, predicting "we will not do the air strikes alone." Washington is trying to build an international military, political and financial coalition to defeat the radical...
  • World leaders to gather at UN in shadow of Islamic State, Ebola crises 2 days ago

    United Nations: World leaders gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the violence Islamic State militants are wreaking in Iraq and Syria, the exponential spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and deadlocked negotiations on Iran's nuclear program. There is little hope the 193nation UN...
  • Syrian refugee flight to Turkey one of the worst since war began: UN 2 days ago

    Ankara: Turkey is facing one of the biggest influxes of refugees from neighbouring Syria since the war there began more than three years ago, the United Nations' refugee agency said on Sunday, as civilians continued to flee clashes between Islamic State (IS) militants and Kurdish forces. IS fighters seized dozens of...
  • Iran seeks give and take on militants, nuclear program 2 days ago

    United Nations: Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters. The comments from the officials, who asked not to be named, highlight how difficult it...
  • PPA criticises BJP for excluding NE states during Chinese presidents visit 2 days ago

    Itanagar: The People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) on Sunday criticised the BJPled NDA government at the Centre for "exclusion of people from the northeastern states during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping". The PPA, in a statement, said that the decision of the party in power had again proved its...
  • Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger 2 days ago

    Ankara: Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. But as the welldressed men and women captured by the Islamic State group more than three months ago clasped their...
  • French jets strike in Iraq, expanding USled campaign against Islamic State 3 days ago

    Baghdad: President Francois Hollande said Rafale jets hit "a logistics depot of the terrorists" near the city of Mosul, which has been held by Islamic State for more than three months. It promised more operations in coming days. The French military action, which follows US air strikes in northern Iraq and...
  • A few good men: 3 boys in Hyderabad find ATM door opened with Rs 25 lakh cash, inform police 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: In a strange incident in Hyderabad, the cash door of a State Bank of Hyderabad ATM was found open due to technical problem. The incident was reported by three boys staying in nearby hostel on Friday night. The boys had gone to withdraw money from the ATM in SR...
  • Quarantine measures making Ebola outbreak spread: Study 3 days ago

    Washington: New Ebola cases could reach 6,800 in West Africa by the end of the month if new control measures are not enacted, warn researchers. Through modelling analysis, a team from Arizona State University (ASU) and Harvard University discovered that the rate of rise in cases significantly increased in August in...
  • Camel made Rajasthan's state animal to check its decreasing number 3 days ago

    Jaipur: Rajasthan government issued a notification making camel as the State animal, a step aimed at checking the decreasing number of the 'ship of the desert'. With this, Rajasthan will now have two animals Camel and Chinkara enjoying the status of the state animal. "A notification in this regard has been issued,"...
  • IS uses chemical weapons against army in Iraq 4 days ago

    Baghdad: The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has reportedly launched a chemical attack on Iraqi forces in Saladin province, media reports claimed on Friday. The attack took place Wednesday and Thursday in the town of Dhuluiya, and left around a dozen people and army personnal affected, Press TV reported citing local...
  • 4Minute Mile: A jetpack that allows wearers to run faster 4 days ago

    Houston: American researchers have developed a jetpack that can allow people reach the fourminute mile mark by enhancing speed and agility. Researchers at Arizona State University (ASU) have developed this jetpack with the help of the Defence Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA). The jetpack was designed for soldiers in the field who...
  • Islamic State releases another video of British hostage 4 days ago

    London: The Islamic State (IS) militant group has released a new video showing another British journalist who says he is being held hostage by the extremists. In the video, the hostage who identifies himself as John Cantlie, is sitting behind a desk as he speaks to the camera. The hostage, dressed in...
  • What we know so far and four wildly speculative story lines for Chetan Bhagat's upcoming book 'Half Girlfriend' 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With Chetan Bhagat's latest book release just around the corner, we are sure that all his fans and readers are aching to know what the story will be about. To make things easier for his fans, we have made a list of concrete things we know about the...
  • Polls open in historic Scottish independence vote 5 days ago

    Edinburgh: Polls have opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307yearold union with England and becomes an independent state. More than 2,600 polling places will be open on Thursday from 7 am (0600GMT, 2 am EDT) until 10 pm (2100GMT, 5 pm EDT). Turnout is...
  • India home to 100 billionaires; 6th largest population globally 6 days ago

    Singapore/New Delhi: India has retained its sixth position in terms of number of billionaires with 100 such people collectively having USD 175 billion in networth, while globally the number of uberrich has reached a record high of 2,325 persons. According to the WealthX and UBS Billionaire Census 2014, released on Wednesday,...
  • US building a new 6,200member cyber defence corps 6 days ago

    Washington: The US military is building a new cyber defence corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers, who also heads the US Cyber Command, said the 6,200member unit should be fully operational...
  • Modi's speech in US to be beamed live at New York's Times Square 1 week ago

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to nearly 20,000 IndianAmericans in New York during his US visit will be beamed live on the giant screens of the iconic Times Square. His speech at the Madison Square Garden in midtown Manhattan, New York, on September 28 will be shown at Times...
  • US warplanes carry out first air strike on IS near Baghdad 1 week ago

    Paris: US warplanes carried out their first air strike on the Islamic State near Baghdad, as world diplomats pledged to support Iraq in its fight against the militants. The United States early last month began air strikes against IS positions in northern Iraq, but Monday's announcement that the campaign had...
  • Government mulls closing some lossmaking state firms, Air India, ONGC, BSNL on the list 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Government officials will meet on Tuesday to discuss proposals to shut down some lossmaking stateowned companies, risking a conflict with powerful trade unions. After two decades of halting privatisations, the Central government still owns about 260 firms and thousands more at the state level, involved in activities ranging from...