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  • 'Mysterious' disease kills 17 in Nigeria: official 5 hours 49 minutes ago

    Lagos: A "mysterious" disease that kills patients within 24 hours has claimed at least 17 lives in a southeastern Nigerian town, the government said on Saturday. "Seventeen people have died of the mysterious disease since it broke out early this week in Ode-Irele town," the government spokesman for Ondo state, Kayode...
  • PM Modi has raised India's profile on the world stage: Swraj Paul 5 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul on Saturday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "raising" India's profile on the world stage and his efforts towards educating the girl child. Paul, the chairman of UK-based Caparo group, said that the last Indian leader to have the stature of Modi was...
  • PM Modi's visit to Canada generated business worth 1.6 billion dollars 7 hours 4 minutes ago

    Toronto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Canada has generated business worth more than 1.6 billion Canadian dollars, according to official figures released by the Harper government in Toronto. Sixteen commercial agreements and announcements were made by Canadian and Indian companies and organisations during Prime Minister Modi's visit this week. The commercial...
  • US Ambassador to India, visits Startup Village 7 hours 15 minutes ago

    Kochi: US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma has visited Startup Village the country's first Public Private Partnership technology business incubator jointly promoted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Technopark and MobME Wireless. During his interaction with young entrepreneurs and the Startup Village officials on Friday...
  • Islamic State terror manual found online 8 hours 24 minutes ago

    London: An Islamic State (IS) manual for preparing, funding and carrying out terror attacks in the West is being shared on jihadist forums on the internet, asking extremists to raise funds through online scams and fraud. The 70-page guide aims to create sleeper cells of one or two people and advises...
  • Muslims to surpass Jews as second largest US religious group 8 hours 43 minutes ago

    Houston: Muslims are expected to surpass Jews as the second largest religious group in the US in 2050 owing to their continuous migration and the highest fertility rate, according to a study. Two trends that are already underway the decline of Christians and the growth of religiously unaffiliated people as a...
  • China's nuclear radiation level normal: official 8 hours 46 minutes ago

    Beijing: As China embarked on constructing 27 new power plants, a nuclear safety official has said that radiation from existing nuclear facilities is at a "normal level". "All China's nuclear reactors under construction are well managed," Tang Bo, an official with the National Nuclear Safety Administration, said in an interview earlier...
  • Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33, injures over 100 10 hours 48 minutes ago

    Jalalabad: A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said on Saturday. Police were investigating whether there was a second explosion after people rushed to the scene to help,...
  • Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary: Police 13 hours 4 minutes ago

    Sydney: Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. More than 200 police were involved in a series of raids in...
  • Iraqi officials believe Saddam Hussein's top deputy Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri killed 14 hours 10 minutes ago

    Baghdad: He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the US military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives. Now, officials say they believe government forces killed Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri near Tikrit,...
  • India, Canada to work together to eliminate Kala Azar in Bihar Yesterday

    New Delhi: India and Canada will partner in health innovations in India focusing on maternal, newborn and child health and Visceral Leishmaniasis elimination and will make an invest of US dollar 2.5 million. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Grand Challenges Canada (GCC), funded by the Government...
  • Australian woman praised for defending Muslim couple from abuse Yesterday

    Sydney: A Muslim couple racially abused by a Sydney train passenger have thanked another commuter who defended them, with a video capturing the incident going viral on social media as police launched an investigation. The pair, Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti and Khalida Hafeez, were riding on the airport-bound train on Wednesday when...
  • Air Canada to launch Delhi flights from November Yesterday

    Toronto: After a gap of almost a decade, Air Canada will resume direct flights between Toronto and Delhi from this winter season, its chief told Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The airline's President and CEO, Calin Rovinescu, met the Prime Minister at his meeting with business leaders and informed him about the...
  • Canada stands by unity and integrity of India: Stephen Harper Yesterday

    Vancouver: Canada, where some pro-Khalistan groups are still active, on Friday pledged support for the unity and integrity of India. "Canada overwhelmingly stands by the unity and integrity of India," Prime Minister Stephen Harper said during a reception hosted for his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. The assurance assumes significance as some pro-Khalistan...
  • Two ships with evacuees from Yemen to reach Kochi on April 18 Yesterday

    Kochi: Two passenger ships with Indians and foreign nationals evacuated from conflict-hit Yemen are expected to reach the port in Kochi on Saturday afternoon, officials said on Friday. The ships, sent by the government, had reached Djibouti with armed naval commandos and under naval escort on board on April 5 and...
  • 'Amazingly intact' World War II aircraft carrier found in Pacific Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is "amazingly intact" despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The former USS Independence is resting in 2,600 feet (800 meters) of water off California's Farallon Islands with its hull and flight...
  • Deadlock deepens over US base relocation in Japan Yesterday

    Tokyo: Deadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened on Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa. The two men remained as far apart as ever after a 30-minute meeting that analysts said was largely Abe going through the motions...
  • Deadlock deepens over US base relocation in Japan Yesterday

    Tokyo: Deadlock over the controversial relocation of a US military base in southern Japan deepened on Friday when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met the anti-base governor of Okinawa. The two men remained as far apart as ever after a 30-minute meeting that analysts said was largely Abe going through the motions...
  • Canada's Green Party concerned over uranium deal with India Yesterday

    Ottawa: Canada's Green party has expressed serious concern over the country's multi-million dollar uranium deal with India, saying the agreement is a direct violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. "Canada's trade in nuclear materials with India is a direct violation of the NPT, yet we resumed trading equipment and fissionable materials...
  • India, France will find a balance, says Jean-Joseph Boillot Yesterday

    Jean-Joseph Boillot, an advisor to the CEPII Business Club, said that India and France will find a balance. The remarks came in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France during his three-nation tour. ...
  • Modi's three-nation tour: Projecting a self-confident India Yesterday

    New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-nation tour was marked by several high points - the surprise announcement on purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets in France, clinching a five-year uranium supply deal with Canada, pushing the Make in India initiative in Germany, assuring all of the ease of doing business...
  • Australian model killed in Iraq fighting for IS Yesterday

    In a shocking trend worldover, young men and women are leaving their homes to join terror group Islamic State. An Australian model has been killed in Iraq fighting for IS. His parents said that he left home in 2014 telling them that he was going camping while he traveled to...
  • Narendra Modi courts Canada banks, insurers, pension funds Yesterday

    Toronto: Top executives at Canada's largest banks, insurers and pension funds sounded bullish over investing in India after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is making the first bilateral visit to Canada by an Indian premier for 42 years. Modi held a roundtable with the heads of major Canadian financial institutions...
  • Yemen is 'in flames', immediate cease-fire needed, says UN chief Yesterday

    Washington: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen to spur peace talks and get lifesaving aid into the impoverished Middle East nation. The UN chief on Thursday addressed "the many fateful challenges" the world confronts, from 50 million refugees and displaced people the largest number...
  • Unlike India, radio continues to be immensely popular in US, Canada Yesterday

    Even though radio is considered a dying medium in India, it continues to be immensely popular in US and Canada. There are over 15 Indian radio stations in Vancouver alone. ...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee condoles former Nepal Prime Minister's death 2 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the death of former Nepal Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa saying with his demise the Himalayan country has lost a "great leader" and a "visionary statesman" who served its people with dedication and commitment. In his condolence message to Sunil Thapa, son of...
  • PM Modi, Harper pay tribute to crash victims at Kanishka memorial 2 days ago

    Sending a strong message against terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accompanied by his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper today visited the Air India Memorial here to pay tributes to the 329 people, mostly of Indian-origin, killed in the Kanishka bombing in 1985. ...
  • US President Barack Obama praises Narendra Modi, calls him India's reformer-in-chief 2 days ago

    New York: In a sign of warm personal friendship, US President Barack Obama has written a profile for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Time magazine as it named the Indian leader among the 100 most influential people in the world. In the profile titled 'India's reformer-in-chief', Obama has described Modi's life...
  • UN Yemen envoy quits as Saudi-led air war enters fourth week 2 days ago

    Sanaa: The UN envoy to Yemen has resigned after failing to avert large-scale violence, dealing a blow to hopes of a diplomatic solution to the conflict between rebels and Saudi-backed government forces. The announcement from the UN came as a Saudi-led coalition pressed its air war against the Iran-backed rebels into...
  • NASA's new robot car can drive sideways 2 days ago

    Washington: NASA has developed a new robotic electric car that can drive sideways, park itself and even spin on the spot. The remote-driven Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV) can gain speeds of up to 64 kph and weighs 990 kilogrammes. The car has four liquid-cooled wheel motors that can run independently, which...