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German Ambassador to India welcomes debate over BBC documentary ban

German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner on Sunday said the "intention" of the BBC documentary on December 16 gangrape was to show "reality" and welcomed the nationwide debate over the....

Saudi Arabia overtakes India to become top defence importer: IHS

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has dislodged India to become the world's top defence importer in 2014, while China inched closer to its Asian neighbour at third position, research company IHS said....

Nirbhaya documentary to be premiered in US today

The BBC documentary, depicting the aftermath of the brutal gangrape and murder of Nirbhaya in 2012, will have its US premier today and will be attended by Oscar winning actress....

Bangladeshi High Court defers verdict on plea over graft case against Zia

Dhaka: A Bangladeshi High Court today deferred till March 16 its verdict on a petition challenging opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's indictment in a graft case after....

India committed ‘international suicide’ by banning documentary: Udwin

London: India committed "international suicide" by banning a documentary on the December 16 Delhi gang-rape from screening in the country, the British filmmaker behind the controversial film has said. Leslee....

70 militants killed in Egypt army raids

70 militants in Egypt were killed in army raids during the last week, the military said on Sunday. Apart from the 70 killed, 118 wanted and suspected militants were arrested....

Indian woman stabbed to death in Australia

Melbourne: A 41-year-old Indian IT consultant was brutally stabbed to death in Australia, just 300 m from her home, police said on Sunday as they launched a probe into the....

China defends South China Sea projects as ‘lawful’

China on Sunday defended as “lawful and justified” the construction of major infrastructure projects in the disputed islands and reefs of the South China Sea (SCS) and said it was....

China says border dispute with India ‘contained’, adds it’s like climbing a mountain

Beijing: China on Sunday said the border dispute with India has been "contained" and the Indian elephant and Chinese dragon should "do more" to strengthen the bilateral cooperation to facilitate....

Lanka may release Tamil mother next week during PM Modi’s visit

Colombo: Coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here next week, Sri Lanka is likely to release a Tamil mother who has symbolised the fight against the alleged disappearance of....

Expectations run high before PM Modi’s first visit to Sri Lanka

Colombo: Sri Lanka has a "lot of expectations” from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit next week, top political leaders here said on Saturday while highlighting that a bilateral trip by....

Kin mark MH370 anniversary, Malaysian PM vows to find wreckage

Grieving families of the 239 people on board flight MH370 today marked the first anniversary of the world's biggest aviation mystery with Malaysian Prime Minister vowing not to give up....

Border dispute with India has been contained: China

China on Sunday said the border dispute with India has been "contained" and the Indian elephant and Chinese dragon should "do more" to strengthen the bilateral cooperation to facilitate its....

Khaleda Zia must be punished for causing deaths: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her arch-rival Khaleda Zia must get "punishment" for the deaths of innocent people during the two-month-long violent anti-government protests by her....

Barack Obama slams bias against African-Americans in Ferguson

U.S. President Barack Obama has condemned the police in the Missouri city of Ferguson for “oppressive and abusive” actions against African-Americans and called for criminal justice reform as part of....

India, Pakistan failed to fix date for next round of talks: Aziz

Islamabad: Pakistan's advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz has said the recent foreign secretary-level dialogue with India failed to fix a date for the....

Pakistan arrests 45 Indian fishermen from Arabian Sea

Karachi: At least 45 Indian fishermen have been arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly violating territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, police said today. Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (MSA) arrested....

India calls for making UN effective in countering terror

United Nations: India has called for making the UN and its entities "relevant and effective" in countering terrorism while asserting that the national legal systems must be resilient enough to....

BBC documentary’s US premier to be attended by Streep, Pinto

NEW YORK: The BBC documentary, depicting the aftermath of the brutal gangrape and murder of Nirbhaya in 2012, will have its US premier next week and will be attended by....

US: Hackers stole 1 billion e-mail addresses in spam scheme

ATLANTA (US): Computer hackers stole 1 billion e-mail addresses from US marketing companies in what federal authorities have called one of the largest reported data breaches in US history. Yesterday,....

India’s decision to ban documentary has backfired: US group

A prominent writers group in the US has said the Indian government's decision to ban the BBC documentary on the Delhi gangrape incident has "backfired" as attempts to suppress the....

Sri Lankan PM warns Indian fishermen they will be shot if they enter Lankan waters

Colombo: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here, Premier Ranil Wickramasinghe has stoked a controversy suggesting that Indian fishermen may be shot if they intruded into Sri Lankan waters.....

India, Pakistan both to benefit from improved relationship: US

Washington: Encouraged by the resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, the US has said both of the two South Asian neighbours stand to benefit from practical cooperation and an....

48 Indian fishermen captured by Pakistan; 8 boats seized

Ahmedabad: The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (MSA) at present apprehended 48 Indian fishermen and seized 8 of their boats close to Jakhau port off the Gujarat coast, officers of National....

UN rules out inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment against Rajendra Pachauri

United Nations: The United Nations has ruled out an inquiry into the allegations against former chair of the UN's panel on climate change Rajendra Pachauri and said a a new....

Sharif greets Pak Hindus on Holi eve

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday greeted the Hindu community of Pakistan on the eve of Holi and promised to safeguard and protect the rights of minorities. In his Holi....

Musharraf kept Kayani in dark about Kargil plan

Pakistan's former army chief Gen Pervez Musharraf kept Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani in the dark about Kargil Operation in 1999 despite the latter heading forces responsible to guard (Pakistan-occupied) Kashmir,....

Indian arrested in Saudi Arabia for posting blasphemous image

Jeddah: An Indian has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for allegedly posting a blasphemous image of the Kaaba on his Facebook page, a local media report in Jeddah said on....

India on organisational panel of UN peace building commission

India, the largest troop contributor to UN peacekeeping operations, will serve on the organisational committee of the world body’s peace building commission for a period of two years. India along....

UN lauds India’s improved disaster risk management

Lauding India's improved disaster risk management and accuracy of its meteorological department, the UN has said timely warnings on cyclones have helped "dramatically" reduce mortality during natural calamities. The Global....