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India to hold meet in China to celebrate UN Yoga Day

India will hold one of the biggest global yoga meets in China to celebrate the UN’s first International Day of Yoga. Over 10,000 yoga enthusiasts are expected to take part....

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Passenger removed from United Airlines flight after yelling ‘Jihad!’

Washington: Alert passengers on board a United Airlines flight averted a potentially dangerous situation when they subdued a young co-passenger started yelling "Jihad! Jihad!" and appeared to threaten a hijacking.....

Pak court adjourns hearing on plea for cancelling Lakhvi bail

A Pakistani court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of the government’s plea for cancellation of bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, till March 26 as his....

Malaysia launches new airline to provide value flights

Malaysia today launched a new airline, flymojo, aimed at providing value flights in south-east Asia.  The airline will be based out of a primary hub at Johor Bahru's Senai airport....

Indian researcher wins woman of the year 2015 in New South Wales

Melbourne: A 56-year-old Indian pancreatic cancer researcher in Australia has been named New South Wales Woman of the year 2015 for her contributions to medical research, tertiary education and the....

China extends support to Pakistan in countering terrorism

Beijing: China on Monday said it opposes terrorism in any form and backed Pakistan's efforts to counter terrorism and safeguard national stability. Condemning the Taliban attacks on churches in Pakistan,....

Scotland Yard face graft probe for covering up child sex abuse

London: The UK's police watchdog on Monday launched a probe into alleged corruption in Scotland Yard ranks for shielding influential politicians and officials involved in sex offences against children, including....

UN to have memorial wall dedicated to fallen peacekeepers

At India's initiative, a memorial wall dedicated to fallen peacekeepers will be built at the UN headquarters here as a lasting tribute to the sacrifice made by them in the....

India’s reaction to Pakistan court ruling on 26/11 attack mastermind Lakhvi ‘irrational: Sartaj Aziz

Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday termed as "irrational" India's strong reaction to a court's ruling ordering release of 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki- ur-Rehman Lakhvi, but hoped that the issue....

Tombs of 221 BC filled with ancient treasures unearthed in China

BEIJING: A series of tombs built thousands of years ago, some filled with ancient treasures, have been discovered by archaeologists at a construction site in China's central Henan Province.  The....

China looks to further relax one-child policy: Premier Li Keqiang

Beijing: Faced with a poor response to the limited relaxation of China's one-child per couple policy that permits a second child in selected cases, Premier Li Keqiang today said further....

No need for concern, stay the course: Afghanistan to India

New Delhi: Seeking to allay concerns here over its growing ties with Pakistan, a "surprised" Afghanistan on Saturday asked India to "stay the course" and to ignore what is happening....

PM Modi flags off train service at Talaimannar in Sri Lanka

Talaimannar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday flagged off a train service at the north-western Sri Lankan town of Talaimannar - the closest point to India - restored after decades....

Flight delayed over terror threat in China

A flight bound for the northwest Chinese city of Dunhuang was delayed on Saturday due to a terror threat, which later turned out to be a hoax. China Express Airlines....

No reason why India can’t resume 8 or 9% growth: IMF

Washington: Calling for a whole set of structural reforms, the International Monetary Fund has said there is no reason why India could not resume an eight or nine per cent....

India, Mauritius agree to push forward negotiations on DTAT

Port Louis: India and Mauritius have agreed to push forward their negotiations for a long pending revision of Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty (DTAT), asserting that their objective is to prevent....

Indian CEO to speak at SelectUSA Investment Summit

Washington: Indian CEO Vijay Chandru and Indian-American Gururaj Deshpande are among the over 20 corporate leaders invited from across the globe to  participate in an investment summit here later this....

NewsX Exclusive: Indians under attack in Australia?

It's been 4 days but there has been no headway in the brutal killing of Indian national Prabha Shetty in Sydney. Australian authorities have formed a special task force but....

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Woman wins landmark divorce settlement in United Kingdom

London: A 55-year-old woman won a landmark Supreme Court bid in London on Wednesday to claim a cash settlement from her former husband who became a millionaire more than a....

14-year-old US boy ‘hires’ classmate to murder his own family, arrested

Washington: A 14-year-old boy in the US has been arrested and charged with soliciting murder after he wrote a contract "hiring" his classmate as a hitman for USD 1,200 to....

‘Address India’s concerns over ‘China threat’ in Indian Ocean’

Beijing: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his tour of three Indian Ocean nations, an influential Chinese state-run think tank today said that Beijing should address New Delhi's concerns about....

Tension in Karachi after Pak forces raid MQM headquarters

Karachi: Pakistan's largest city was tense today after a pre-dawn raid by security personnel on the headquarters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) here, an official said. The headquarters located....

Pak religious parties offer blood money to Taseer family

Islamabad: Pakistani religious parties representing the Barelvi school of thought have offered blood money to the family of slain Punjab governor Salman Taseer to pardon his killer Mumtaz Qadri. Qadri, a....

Karzai warns Ghani against ‘unthinkable concessions’ to Pak

Horrified over his successor Ashraf Ghani’s “unthinkable concessions” to Pakistan, former president Hamid Karzai on Tuesday warned that Afghanistan was in danger of sliding under “Pakistan’s thumb”. “We want a....

Sikh student gets compensation in NZ racial harassment case

Melbourne: A Sikh student has been awarded 45,000 dollars in damages by a rights tribunal in New Zealand for racial harassment and humiliation he suffered at the hands of his....

Nirbhaya documentary banned in India, premiers in US

New York: The BBC documentary, depicting the aftermath of the brutal gang-rape and murder of Nirbhaya in 2012, has premiered in the US with Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep, Frieda Pinto....

Sydney: Indian woman saw attacker approach her, begged for mercy, says Prabha’s friend

Sydney: The Indian woman IT professional, who was stabbed to death in a Sydney suburb, is believed to have seen her attacker approach and begged for mercy in her final....

India poised to be world’s third largest economy: Jim O’Neill

India's investment climate seems to be improving, the moment might not be far away for the country to emerge as the world's third economy, says Jim O'Neill who is better....

India’s support helped remove the Turkish jetliner: Nepal

Kathmandu: Nepal today said India's necessary support and technical assistance helped it in successfully removing a Turkish jet that had skidded off its runway due to poor visibility and left....

US sanitation worker jailed for collecting garbage too early

Washington: In a bizarre case, a sanitation worker in the US state of Georgia has been jailed for 30 days for collecting rubbish too early in the morning, violating an....