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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....

US Ambassador to South Korea assaulted in Seoul: US

Washington: US Ambassador to S Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted in Seoul on Thursday morning while giving a speech, the State Department has said. "We can confirm that US Ambassador....

Pak national convicted of plotting Qaeda attacks in US and UK

A 28-year-old Pakistani national has been found guilty by a federal jury here of plotting to attack the city's subway system as well as a busy shopping mall in the....

US Ambassador to South Korea assaulted in Seoul: US

Washington: US Ambassador to S Korea Mark Lippert was assaulted in Seoul on Thursday morning while giving a speech, the State Department has said. "We can confirm that US Ambassador....

Decision on running for US prez in couple of months: Bobby​ Jindal

Washington: Republican leader Bobby Jindal has said he will decide on his 2016 presidential run in the next couple of months. "(Wife) Supriya and I are thinking and praying about....

Writer and Blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death in Dhaka

DHAKA: As he walked on the streets of the Bangladesh Capital with his wife, prominent Bangladeshi-American writer and blogger Avijit Roy was hacked to death by unidentified attackers. According to the reports,....

1,000-year-old Buddha Statue reveals an unusual secret, a meditating monk inside

cc While the discovery was being made, a couple of medical tests, a CT scan and an endoscopy were carried out on the statue. “The mummified body is believed to....

National Geographic ‘Afghan girl’ living in Pak on fake papers

The famous green-eyed 'Afghan girl' immortalised by the National Geographic magazine on its 1985 cover has been living in Pakistan on fake documents, prompting authorities to launch a probe.  Four....

Over 19,000 arrested in Pak crackdown since Peshawar attack

Law enforcement agencies arrested 19,272 people on different charges during operations conducted across the country under the National Action Plan, according to a report submitted to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.....

Reuters’ Bureau Chief found dead in Islamabad

NEW DELHI: A foreign journalist Maria Golovnina, Bureau Chief of Reuters working in Islamabad has been mysteriously found dead. Russian-Japanese Maria was working with Reuters as the news agency’s bureau....

Blast hits march in eastern Ukraine, two killed

Kiev: A bomb blast killed two at a march in east Ukraine on Sunday on the first anniversary of the ouster of the country's Russia-friendly president, a gruesome counterpoint to....

33 killed as ferry with 150 people sinks in Bangladesh

At least 33 people, including many women and children, were killed on Sunday when an overcrowded ferry with over 150 passengers sank after a collision with a trawler, in the....

Mamata Banerjee meets Bangladesh Prime Minister Hasina

Dhaka: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here and the two leaders discussed the issues relating to Bangladesh and India. While the issues....

‘Pak to discuss all issues with India during Jaishankar visit’

Pakistan today said all outstanding issues with India will be discussed during Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's upcoming visit to Islamabad. Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said so far dates for....

Barack Obama does not love America, says Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani

Washington: Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has sparked off a political firestorm in the US with his remarks that President Barack Obama does not love America, a comment termed....

Bangladesh unrest: UN Chief urges opposition to “cease violence”

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday exhorted Bangladesh to find a tangible way to “de-escalate” the current spate of deadly unrest while US Secretary of State John Kerry appealed....

US woman to sue herself for negligence that killed husband

Los Angeles: In a bizarre case, a woman in the US state of Utah has got approval from a court to sue herself for alleged negligence in a 2011 accident....

John Kerry praises Nawaz Sharif for improving ties with Afghanistan

Washington: Secretary of State John Kerry has praised the efforts of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif in improving ties with war-torn Afghanistan, saying the....

Rafale deal: Dassault says no change in pricing

Confident of signing the much delayed $10 billion contract for Rafale fighter jets with India “soon”, French Defence major Dassault today said its pricing remains the same from day one....

LAHORE: Eight killed in bomb blast near Police Lines

LAHORE: In an apparent suicide bombing outside a police complex in Lahore, on Tuesday, eight people are confirmed dead. The explosion took place around the Police Lines in Qila Gujar....

Shaolin Monk breaks World Record by sprinting 400ft on water

All hail the Shaolin monk who has broken the World Record by sprinting almost 400 ft on water. A one minute video shows Shi Liliang from Quanzhou Shaolin Temple, staggering....

Hindu temple vandalised with hate message in US

WASHINGTON: A Hindu temple has been vandalised with hate speech in the US state of Washington, sending shock waves through the community in the area and prompting authorities to launch....

28-year-old Indian-American gunned down in US

NEW YORK: Just days after 57-yr-old Sureshbhai Patel, who was paralysed due to brutal attack by police in Alabama, another Indian, who was living in US, has been shot dead in New Jersey on Sunday. A....

Islamic State (IS) militants seen beheading Egyptian hostages in a video

A video has been released where a mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages is done by the militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group in Libya. The murder of the Christians have increased the chances that....

Islamic State (IS) militants seen beheading Egyptian hostages in a video

The murder of the Christians have increased the chances that the Islamic militant group which controls approximately one third of Syria and Iraq in a self-declared caliphate has set up a direct affiliate less than 500 mile from....

IS seizes Iraq town near US forces: Pentagon

Islamic State fighters led a suicide attack on an air base where U.S. and coalition troops are training Iraqi forces after taking a nearby town, the first territorial gain by....

Peshawar Attack: 10 Killed and over 40 Injured in Blast outside Mosque

PESHAWAR: 10 innocent worshippers have been killed and more than 40 are injured after unidentified militants attacked a Shia mosque at the time of prayers in Peshawar, Pakistan on Friday.....

US expresses condolences to family of paralysed Indian man

Washington: The US Government today expressed condolences to the family of the 57-year-old Indian man, who has been left partially paralysed after a police officer allegedly assaulted him in Alabama,....

Pakistan not a big threat to India in opening tie: Mohammad Azharuddin

New Delhi: Having led India to three World Cup victories against Pakistan, former captain Mohammad Azharuddin feels that the defending champions face no serious threat from their arch-rivals in the....