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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....

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....