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Afghan president in Iran for talks to boost ties

Tehran: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai arrived in Tehran on Sunday for talks to boost ties and discuss issues of mutual interest with senior Iranian officials. The president made his....

‘126 soldiers killed in clashes with Kokang army’

Yangon: The Myanmar government on Sunday said 126 soldiers have been killed and 359 injured so far since the clashes with the Kokang ethnic army erupted on February 9, media....

Nawaz Sharif condemns Afghanistan suicide attack

Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the suicide attack in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city that killed at least 34 people and injured over 100 on Saturday. Sharif said....

Pakistan arrests 48 Indian fishermen

Islamabad: Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency (MSA) has arrested 48 Indian fishermen and captured eight boats for illegal entry in Pakistani waters, media reported on Saturday. The fishermen were arrested from....

34 dead in Afghan suicide attack, IS claims responsibility

Kabul: At least 34 people were killed and more than 100 injured on Saturday in a suicide bombing outside a bank in Jalalabad city in Afghanistan. The Sunni radical group....

Hafiz Saeed calls for Pakistan’s intervention in J&K

The chief of Pakistan's banned terror outfit Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD), Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, has expressed support for Kashmiri separatist leader Masrat Alam who has been arrested on sedition charges. "We....

Islamic State terror manual found online

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....

China’s nuclear radiation level normal: official

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....

14 killed in fierce fighting in Libya

Tripoli: A total of 14 soldiers died and another 24 were injured as a brigade of the Libyan National Army mounted assaults on a camp occupied by the Islamist Libya....

Islamic State’s Pakistan chief Hafiz Saeed killed while planting bomb

Peshawar: Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was killed when a roadside bomb he was planting went off in the country's restive northwest tribal region, according to a media....

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wraps up his three-nation tour

VANCOUVER:  After final leg of his three-day visit to Canada, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wrapped up his three-nation tour. PM Modi started his tour on April 9 from....

Ex-employee sues TCS for favouring South Asians in US

WASHINGTON: A former employee of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has accused India's leading IT services company of discriminating against American workers and favouring "South Asians" in hiring and promotion. In....

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Visits Gurudwara, temple in Vancouver

VANCOUVER: In the final leg of his three-day visit to Canada which ends today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper, on Friday visited Gurudwara and....

Obama writes profile for Modi in Time’s most influential list

In the profile titled ‘India’s reformer-in-chief’, Mr. Obama has described Mr. Modi’s life story "from poverty to Prime Minister". In a sign of warm personal friendship, U.S. President Barack Obama....

Obama to honour Satya Nadella with ‘Champion of Change’ award

Washington: US President Barack Obama plans to honour Microsoft's Indian-origin CEO Satya Nadella with the 'Champions of Change' award for bringing about change within his company to support working families.....

Raja Rajeswari becomes New York’s first Indian-American judge

Chennai born Raja Rajeswari, who came to America when she was 16, has become the first person of Indian descent to be named as a criminal court judge in New....

Australian model killed fighting with IS

Melbourne: An Australian male model was killed while fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, a media report said on Thursday. Somali-origin Sharky Jama, 25, from Melbourne, was living....

Border dispute has ‘good prospects’ of resolution: China

Beijing: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here next month, China Wednesday said the border dispute has "good prospects" of resolution if it is backed by "strong political will"....

Indian kills wife inside kitchen of Dunkin’ Donuts in US

WASHINGTON: A 24-year-old Indian national is suspected of beating his wife to death inside the kitchen of a Dunkin' Donuts restaurant in Maryland, United States (US). Police suspect Bhadreshkumar Chetanbhai....

China’s economy continues to slow, Q1 growth dips to 7pc

China’s economy continued to slow further as it dipped to 7 per cent in the first quarter, the worst slump since the 2009 global financial crisis, raising concerns over the....

Asiana passenger plane skids off runway in Japan, 22 injured

A passenger plane of South Korea's Asiana Airlines skidded off the runway when landing at the Hiroshima Airport in Japan late Tuesday, leaving at least 22 people slightly injured. The....

US drone kills Al Qaeda leader in Yemen

Aden: The Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said that one of its top ideological leaders was killed in a US drone strike in the southeastern province of....

Bail to Lakhvi: 26/11 mastermind’s release challenged in Pakistan Supreme Court

LAHORE: While India continues to slam Pakistan for releasing Lashkar-E-Taiba (LeT) Commander and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi from jail, the release has been now challenged in the Pakistan....

Snooping row: PM Narendra Modi meets Netaji’s grandnephew in Berlin

BERLIN: Amid row over snooping on close relatives of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met grand nephew of Netaji in Berlin on Monday late night. Surya Kumar....

India’s secularism is strong and will not shake, says Modi in Berlin

BERLIN: While addressing a community reception hosted by Indian ambassador in Berlin, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night said, “India’s secularism is strong and will not shake.” “India's secularism....

South Africa: Amid racist taunts, a group of people deface statue of Mahatma Gandhi

JOHANNESBURG: Amid racist taunts, a group of people throwing buckets of white paint defaced a statue of Mahatama Gandhi. According to Security Guard Ntandzo Khwepe, the incident took place on....

Doha: Indian restaurant serves poor for free

DOHA: In the booming capital of Qatar, a dusty corner has a modest restaurant popular with migrant labourers with a sign outside its gate which reads, “If you are hungry....

US drones killed 50 militants of al-Qaeda’s Indian branch

About 50 militants of al-Qaeda's Indian branch, including two senior leaders, have been killed in US drone strikes over the past few months, the outfit said today. The al-Qaeda in....

17 Year old Indian origin girl gets into all 8 Ivy league schools

At just 17, an Indian-origin girl has earned admission to 14 top US universities, including all eight Ivy League schools considered the most prestigious universities worldwide. Virginia-born Pooja Chandrashekar decided....

Narendra Modi gifts Madhubani painting to Hannover mayor

Hannover: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday presented a Madhubani painting to Hannover mayor Steven Schostok. Modi, who is on a visit to Germany, was welcomed to Hannover by the....