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  • India, Pakistan failed to fix date for next round of talks: Sartaj Aziz 2 hours 36 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz on Friday said the recent foreign secretary-level dialogue with India failed to fix a date for the next round of talks. Aziz was talking to media about Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit after attending launching ceremony...
  • PM Modi to pay tribute to fallen IPKF soldiers in Sri Lanka 4 hours 47 minutes ago

    Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will tour Sri Lanka next week, will lay a wreath at a memorial honouring the IPKF soldiers who died in the country fighting the civil war. Sri Lankan foreign ministry on Friday said Modi will lay a wreath at the Indian Peace Keeping Force...
  • Beijing yet to approve MH370 commemoration: Relatives 5 hours 19 minutes ago

    Beijing: Chinese relatives of those on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Friday they were still waiting for permission from authorities to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the plane's disappearance. Two-thirds of the 239 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight were from China, where the stability-obsessed ruling Communist Party...
  • US cannot counter China in Asia without India's support: Ex-NSA 5 hours 49 minutes ago

    Kochi: Former National Security Adviser MK Narayanan on Friday said the US cannot counter China in the Asian region without India's support. "India is the only country in the Asian region capable of standing against China," Narayanan said while delivering a keynote address at a two-day conference on 'US Rebalance...
  • India not taking action against notorious markets: US 8 hours 47 minutes ago

    Washington: India has not taken meaningful and effective action against notorious markets like the Nehru Place in New Delhi where counterfeit products are openly sold, the US has alleged. "Numerous markets in India have appeared in past Lists, with no identified meaningful, effective response by the Indian government," the US Trade...
  • Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient Nimrud city 9 hours 8 minutes ago

    Baghdad: Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural treasures. A tribal source from the nearby city of Mosul told Reuters the ultra-radical Sunni Islamists, who dismiss Iraq's pre-Islamic...
  • US: Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; 6 injured 15 hours 28 minutes ago

    New York: A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at New York City's LaGuardia Airport while landing during a snowstorm, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay. Photos showed the nose of the plane resting on...
  • Giving up Flight 370 search would be bitter pill for many 18 hours 1 minutes ago

    Sydney: She wakes up every morning and reaches for the smartphone on her nightstand, searching for the same jumble of letters and numbers that have consumed her life for a year: MH370. She scrolls through the news results, hoping for something --anything -- that could explain what happened to her husband...
  • FBI urges 'vigilance' against IS recruitment online 18 hours 13 minutes ago

    Washington: US authorities issued an appeal to police and the public to remain "vigilant" against attempts by the Islamic State group to recruit young Americans online. The warning from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) came after the reported arrest last week of a 17-year-old...
  • US support India's efforts to address gender-based violence 18 hours 16 minutes ago

    Washington: The US on Thursday said it supports Indian efforts to address "gender-based violence" in the aftermath of the horrific rape and murder of Nirbhaya, but refused to comment on the latest controversy surrounding the BBC's documentary on the issue. "We have not seen the documentary in question and cannot comment...
  • Indian arrested in Saudi Arabia for posting blasphemous image Yesterday

    Jeddah: An Indian has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting a blasphemous image of the Kaaba on his Facebook page, a local media report in Jeddah said on Thursday. The Indian expatriate was arrested last month by the police at the airport. He admitted that the Facebook page was...
  • Air crash in Nepal: India sends team to help Yesterday

    New Delhi: India has rushed a team of IAF officials along with recovery kit by a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to Kathmandu to help in operations to clear the runway after a Turkish plane had a crash landing in Kathmandu. The C-130J ferried 11 personnel of Air India and the recovery...
  • Government asks YouTube to remove BBC documentary on gangrape Yesterday

    New Delhi: Government has asked video sharing website YouTube to remove the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape, saying that it is a very sensitive matter. Despite the Indian Government's protest, BBC went ahead and released the documentary on Wednesday night in the UK and also uploaded it on the...
  • Hyderabad & Pune beat Mumbai & Delhi in quality of life: Survey Yesterday

    London: A rapid rise in population has triggered a decline in the quality of life in India's commercial hub Mumbai and capital New Delhi, both of which are trailed by emerging Tier-2 cities of Hyderabad and Pune in a new global survey. The 'Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings' evaluated...
  • Idaho senators refuse to attend daily invocation as it started with Hindu prayer Yesterday

    Some lawmakers refused to attend the Idaho Senate's daily invocation after objecting to the offering of a Hindu prayer. Rajan Zed, guest chaplain, gave a lengthy prayer in both English and Sanskrit on Tuesday that focused on selflessness and peace. Senators from both sides of the aisle shook his hand...
  • UN rules out inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment against Rajendra Pachauri Yesterday

    United Nations: The United Nations has ruled out an inquiry into the allegations against former chair of the UN's panel on climate change Rajendra Pachauri and said a a new head will be elected later this year to replace him. "We're aware of the allegations, which refer to incidents that may...
  • Ferguson Police engages in discrimination against African-Americans in city: US Yesterday

    The US Department of Justice has concluded that the Ferguson Police department routinely engages in discrimination against African-Americans in the city. The investigation began last year after the shooting of unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown by a white police officer. ...
  • US teacher jailed for showing school class violent movie Yesterday

    Columbus: A former teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced to 90 days in jail. Sheila Kearns, a substitute teacher who was convicted in January of four felony counts, apologized in court, saying she hadn't watched the movie before...
  • Delhi rape convict's remarks 'unspeakable': UN Yesterday

    United Nations: The remarks by one of the Delhi gangrape convict blaming the victim for the assault are "unspeakable", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's spokesperson has said, stressing the need for men to get involved in halting violence against women. Ban's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric refused to further comment on the remarks made...
  • China lowers 2015 GDP growth target to 7 per cent, lowest since 1990 Yesterday

    Beijing: China has budgeted for a national fiscal deficit of 1.62 trillion yuan ($258 billion) in 2015, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday in its work plan unveiled at the annual parliament meeting. The government aims for 2015's deficit to be equivalent to 2.3 per cent of gross domestic product...
  • Pakistani national convicted of plotting Qaeda attacks in US, UK Yesterday

    New York: A 28-year-old Pakistani national has been found guilty by a federal jury here of plotting to attack the city's subway system as well as a busy shopping mall in the UK. Abid Naseer, who had joined Al-Qaeda and plotted a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom, was found...
  • Idaho senate opens with Hindu prayer, 3 lawmakers refuse to attend it Yesterday

    Boise (Idaho): Three lawmakers refused to attend the Idaho Senate's daily invocation after objecting to the offering of a Hindu prayer. Rajan Zed, guest chaplain, gave a lengthy prayer in both English and Sanskrit on Tuesday that focused on selflessness and peace. Senators from both sides of the aisle shook his...
  • Barack Obama re-nominates Indian-American to key administration post Yesterday

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has re-nominated Sunil Sabharwal, an independent Indian-American investor, to a key administration post as Alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund. First nominated in April 2014 to the position of Alternate Executive Director of the IMF, Sabharwal has been an independent investor in the payments...
  • Alfred Nobel's will on display for first time in Stockholm Yesterday

    Stockholm: Alfred Nobel's will creating the prestigious awards that bear his name will go on public display for the first time in Stockholm next week, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday. The Swedish scholar and industrialist who passed away in 1896 left a will demanding most of his fortune be distributed...
  • US Ambassador to South Korea assaulted in Seoul: US Yesterday

    Washington: US Ambassador to S Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted in Seoul on Thursday morning while giving a speech, the State Department has said. "We can confirm that US Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted Thursday morning in Seoul while giving a speech. We strongly condemn...
  • India should boost exports to China: Government 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian businessmen and industrialists should identify opportunities to increase their share in the world market, especially China where the economy was doing well, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Sitharaman told lawmakers that as China's economy was not...
  • SAARC Yatra: Foreign Secretary Jaishankar in Afghanistan for talks 2 days ago

    Kabul: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar arrived on Wednesday to hold talks with the Afghan leadership as part of his 'SAARC Yatra' aimed at firming up India's ties with members of the grouping while reviewing regional and bilateral cooperation. Jaishankar, who flew into Kabul from Islamabad amid light snow here, was received...
  • Turkish Airlines jet with 238 onboard misses runway while landing at Kathmandu airport 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: A Turkish Airlines jet with nearly 240 people on board had a lucky escape when the plane missed the runway on landing in dense fog at the Kathmandu airport on Wednesday day and skidded onto nearby grassland. The Airbus A330 from Istanbul skidded off after over-shooting it at the Tribhuvan...
  • FBI investigating reported shots near US spy agency headquarters 2 days ago

    Washington: The FBI is leading an investigation into reported shots fired on Tuesday near National Security Agency headquarters in Maryland and damage to an NSA building, an NSA spokeswoman said. There were no reports of injuries to NSA personnel, spokeswoman Meagan Roper said in an email. US Park Police spokeswoman Sergeant Lelani...
  • Israeli PM stirs controversy, says US will facilitate Iran getting hold of nuclear weapons 2 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stirred a controversy after he slammed the US' ongoing talks about Iran's nuclear program, saying this will only facilitate Iran getting their hands on nuclear weapons. Iran has criticised his speech calling it full of lies. ...