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Cockpit recording shows Germanwings captain shouted ‘open the damn door’

The captain of a passenger jet that investigators believe was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, shouted at the co-pilot to "open the damn door" as....

Narendra Modi discusses bilateral initiatives with Singapore leaders

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Singapore leaders and conveyed his condolences while underlining the importance of taking forward the initiatives in India inspired by late Lee Kuan Yew.....

Disappointed with India for voting against gay rights: US

Washington: The US has voiced its disappointment with India for voting against the benefits of same-sex partners at the UN. Addressing the gathering at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,....

Pakistan: Over 32,000 arrested in anti-terror operations since Peshawar carnage

Islamabad: Pakistan's law enforcement agencies have arrested over 32,000 people on different charges in more than 28,000 anti-militant operations in the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre, the government said....

Cautiously optimistic about improved relations with Pak: Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said he is "cautiously optimistic" about improvement in his nation's relations with Pakistan but said that sanctuaries to Taliban and other insurgents must end for....

Ukraine’s Russia debt threatens IMF rescue

Washington: A default by Ukraine on USD 3 billion in debt owed to Russia this year could threaten the International Monetary Fund's lifeline to the embattled country, an IMF spokesman....

Germanwings co-pilot ‘deliberately crashed plane’: French officials

MARIGNANE: According to the lead investigator of the crashed Airbus A320, the co-pilot of the aircraft ‘voluntarily’ initiated the drop of the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps....

‘March’ – The ‘Black Month’ in Balochistan

March is considered to be the ‘Black Month’ in Balochistan by Baloch activists, suggest reports. Going by the history of Balochistan, it is to be noted that in two separate....

Report: France jet audio shows pilot locked out of cockpit

France: The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over....

2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi files another plea in Pak court challenging detention

Islamabad: LeT operations commander and 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi on Wednesday filed a contempt of court plea against the Punjab government in the High Court here, challenging....

Damaged black box, 2 minutes key clues in Alpine jet crash

Seyne-les-Alpes: A cockpit voice recorder badly damaged when a German jetliner slammed into an Alpine mountainside and a crucial two-minute span when the pilot lost contact offer vital clues into....

230 suspected jihadis prevented from leaving Australia

Counterterrorism squads have prevented 230 suspected jihadis from departing Australian airports for the Middle East this month, including at least three teenage boys, officials said today. Officials had previously announced....

13 people killed in a road accident in Pakistan

At least 13 people, including women, were killed and 15 others injured today when an overspeeding Karachi-bound bus collided head-on with a truck in Pakistan's southern Sindh province.  The accident....

Yemen leader asks UN to back military action against rebels

United Nations: Yemen's embattled president asked the UN Security Council to authorize a military intervention in support of his government to oust Houthi Shiite rebels who control much of the....

Resurging India driving energy across South Asia: US

Washington: The US has said India's resurgence under the new leadership was driving energy and optimism across South Asia and the two countries were now "indispensable partners" in promoting peace....

Pakistan to purchase 4,000 MW of electricity from China

Islamabad: Energy-starved Pakistan will purchase 4,000 megawatt of electricity from China to meet its power crisis, media reports said on Tuesday. The country has been hit by some of the....

Airbus A320 with 148 people on board crashes in Southern France

Airbus A320 with 142 passengers and six crew members on board crashed in Digne region, southern France on Tuesday, media reports inform.  The aircraft belonging to Germanwings low-cost airline was....

Resolving border dispute will remove obstacles in Sino-India ties: China

Beijing: China on Tuesday said an early settlement of the border dispute with India will effectively remove the "obstacles" in the way of improving bilateral ties as it expressed readiness....

Obama praises work of young Indian-American teen scientists

Washington: US President Barack Obama has praised the work of budding Indian-American teenage scientists who showcased their innovative exhibits, including an algorithm to identify potential drugs for cancer, ebola and....

FBI issues wanted notice for Indian cyber fugitive

WASHINGTON: Federal Bureau of Investigation today issued 'wanted notice' against an Indian-origin cyber fugitive, believed to have fled the US to India. "In 2007, Shivraj Singh Dabi fled from Sacramento....

India to grow at 7.8% in 2015-16; surpass China: ADB

New Delhi: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday projected India's growth rate to surpass China and improve to 7.8 percent in next fiscal and further to 8.2 percent in....

Indian-origin author brutally assaulted in South Africa for praising Salman Rushdie

Indian-origin author brutally assaulted in South Africa for praising Salman Rushdie

Johannesburg: An Indian-origin author was cruelly assaulted and verbally abused in South Africa after she praised the controversial writer Salman Rushdie whose work has infuriated Muslims across the globe. Zainub....

Boost for Indian IT workers as Obama announces easing of norms for US L-1B visas

Such a move, Obama argued would attract larger foreign direct investment to the US. "I'm pleased to announce a new action I'm also taking to make it easier for global....

Purported IS affiliate claims responsibility for Yemen mass killing

A purported affiliate of the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the mass killing of 29 soldiers last week in a southern city taken over by the country’s local....

World’s largest asteroid impact zone discovered in Australia

Scientists have discovered a 400 km-wide impact zone from a huge meteorite in central Australia which is the largest asteroid impact zone ever found on Earth. A team led by....

Pakistan wants friendship with India: Mamnoon

“We want friendship with India and want to resolve all issues including Kashmir through talks,” he said addressing the Pakistan Day Parade in Islamabad which was held after seven year....

Lankan Tamils stage protest, demand int’l probe into warcrimes

Colombo: A large number of Tamils in Sri Lanka today held demonstrations in the North and Eastern provinces, demanding an international probe into the alleged human rights violations during the....

UK court directs Pakistan to pay 150,000 pounds to India as legal fee

In a setback to Pakistan, a UK court has directed it to pay 150,000 pounds to India as legal fees in the 67-year-old Hyderabad Funds case involving the Nizam's money....

Airlines hike fares for Australia with India entering semis

With the defending champions India set to take on Australia in the second semi-final of the 2015 ICC World Cup at Sydney on Thursday, airlines have hiked their fares substantially....

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s founding father, dies at 91

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's founding father and first prime minister, died on Monday at the age of 91 of severe pneumonia. Lee had been hospitalised at the Singapore General Hospital....