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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....

Hillary Clinton enters 2016 presidential race

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday launched her long-awaited second presidential bid and promised to be a champion for ordinary American families. "I'm running for president," Clinton....

Two students arrested a month after video-recorded gang rape on crowded US beach

Phoenix: No one intervened while a woman was being gang raped in daylight on a crowded public beach in Florida in March, or reported the assault to police. Now, about....

6 army personnel killed in blast in Egypt

At least six army personnel, including an officer, were killed and two others injured today when militants targeted their armoured vehicle with a roadside bomb in Egypt’s volatile North Sinai....

Prime Minister reaches Germany on the second leg of his three-nation tour

HANNOVER: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached Germany city of Hannover after winding up the first leg of his three-nation tour. Business and technology will be the focus of....

Signs of alien life will be found by 2025: NASA scientists

Signs of alien life will be detected by 2025, while “definitive evidence” of extra-terrestrial beings may be found within the next 20 to 30 years, top NASA scientists say. “I....

25 Indian fishermen detained by Bangladesh Navy

Dhaka: At least 25 Indian fishermen were detained by Bangladesh Navy for allegedly poaching into the country's waters. The fishermen on two trawlers were detained 90 nautical miles off the....

India a land of peace, asking for UNSC seat as its right, says PM Modi

PARIS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for India to be given a seat in the UN Security Council, saying that India, the land of the Buddha and....

Obama, Kerry wish Bengalis ‘Shubho Nobo Borsho!’

Washington:  US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have wished Bengali-speaking people around the world 'Shubho Nobo Borsho!' on the occasion of Bengali New Year. In a....

Now, asteroid named after Malala Yousafzai!

The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai now has an asteroid named after her, media reported. Amy Mainzer, astronomer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in....

100 school students poisoned in Afghanistan

Kabul: Around 100 students of a school in the western Afghan province of Herat suffered from poisoning under mysterious circumstances on Saturday, police said. "Around 100 students of Al-Fatah school....

Muslim Brotherhood leader Badie, 13 others sentenced to death

An Egyptian court on Saturday delivered the death sentence to the chief leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, Mohammed Badie, and 13 other members for inciting murder in the....

PM Modi to meet Subhas Chandra Bose’s family during his visit to Germany: Report

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a three-nation tour is expected to meet the family members of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose during his visit to....

US conveys ‘grave concern’ to Pakistan over Lakhvi release

WASHINGTON: Conveying its grave concern over the release of Mumbai terror attacks' mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the US has asked Pakistan to follow through on its commitment to bring attacks'....

India to buy 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition, says PM Modi

PARIS: On the first day of his three-day visit to France, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced “India will buy 36 Rafale jets from France in fly-away condition soon.”....

26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi released from Pakistan jail

LAHORE/NEW DELHI: The mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai attacks and Lashkar-e-Taiba Chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi on Friday walked out of Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The Lahore High Court ordered the....

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses UNESCO summit in Paris

PARIS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses UNESCO summit in Paris on the first day of his three-day visit to France.  Here are the highlights of his speech: • UN reforms....

French TV channel suspended after cyber attack

French international channel TV5Monde was hacked by Islamic State (IS) jehadis, the channel said. "The web site and antennas of TV5Monde are suffering from an extremely powerful cyber attack. Our....

Pakistani court orders Lakhvi’s release

Islamabad: A court in Pakistan on Thursday ordered the immediate release of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack's alleged mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. The Lahore High Court declared Lakhvi's detention illegal, Geo TV....

Video of white cop shooting black man sparks outrage in US

Washington: Angry protests swept the US as a horrifying video showing a white police officer shooting eight times a black person running away from him led to the officer being....

Canadian planes carry out first air strikes in Syria: Army

Ottawa: Canada carried out its first air strikes in Syria the military has said, expanding Ottawa's contribution to the US-led coalition against Islamic State, after parliament approved a larger role....

Indian man shot dead in robbery attempt at US gas station

A 39-year-old Indian man has been shot dead by two masked men during an apparent robbery attempt at a gas station in the US state of Connecticut where he worked.....

Five suspected terrorists killed in Karachi

Islamabad: Five suspected terrorists were killed on Wednesday in a security operation in Pakistan's port city of Karachi. Acting on a tip-off, the Sindh Rangers carried out the operation in....

School children killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen

YEMEN: Saudi-led coalition jets bombed a military installation in southern Yemen on Tuesday as local tribes battled Shiite rebels and their allies in the area, seizing a makeshift camp and....

Yemen: 180 Indian nurses trapped in Sana’a, plea for help

SANA’A: Stuck in war stricken Yemen, 180 Indian nurses on Monday appealed to the Kerala Chief Minister for help. The nurses trapped at Al Kuwait University Hospital of Sana’a have....

100-year-old Japanese woman sets swimming record

Tokyo: A 100-year-old Japanese woman has become the world's first centenarian to complete a 1,500-metre freestyle swim. Mieko Nagaoka, from Yamaguchi Prefecture, took just under an hour and 16 minutes....