UK polls goes ‘Presidential’; Johnson, Corbyn campaigned more

The "Presidential" bug has bitten Britain too, or so it seems. As the once great Britain goes to vote on Thursday (December 12) — in what is...

Greenpeace chief locked out of UN climate meet amid protests

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Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year

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Former Pak president Zardari gets bail on medical grounds

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Pakistan court indicts Hafiz Saeed on terror financing charges

Lahore: Hafiz Saeed, the Mumbai terror attack mastermind and chief of the banned JuD, was indicted on Wednesday (December 11) by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court on terror financing charges.

Concerned over restrictions on fundamental freedom in Kashmir: EU

The European Union on Tuesday (December 11) said it was concerned over restrictions on “fundamental freedom” of people in Kashmir and called for steps like restoration of communication network and essential services to bring back normalcy in the Valley. European Union’s Ambassador to India Ugo Astuto also said that Pakistan must take action agai...

First commercial electric plane takes flight in Canada

Vancouver: The world's first fully-electric commercial aircraft took its inaugural test flight on Tuesday (December 10), taking off from the Canadian city of Vancouver where tall mountain peaks edge the Pacific Ocean.

Mortal remains of 14 identified Indians to be flown from Sudan to India: Indian Embas...

The mortal remains of the 14 Indians identified so far after the horrific fire tragedy at a ceramics factory here last week will be sent to India from Tuesday (December 10), according to the Indian mission in Khartoum. The Indian Embassy, citing reports, had earlier said that 18 Indians were among 23 people killed and over 130 injured in the LPG...

US body seeks sanctions against Amit Shah if CAB is passed

Washington: A federal US commission on international religious freedom has said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill is a "dangerous turn in the wrong direction" and sought American sanctions against Home Minister Amit Shah if the bill is passed by both houses of the Indian Parliament. In a statement issued on Monday (December 9), the US Commission for Inter...


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61.19% voter turnout in third phase of Jharkhand polls

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Government to disinvest from Shipping Corporation of India

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Mahindra says entering commuter 2-wheeler sector was a mistake

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Helsinki: Finland's Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Sunday selected 34-year old Transport Minister Sanna Marin to become the youngest head of government in the country's history.

One dead, others missing in White Island volcano eruption in New Zealand

Wellington: A volcano erupted on White Island, New Zealand on Monday (December 9), located about 48 kilometres from the eastern coast of North Island, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.

Boris Johnson visits Hindu temple, vows to partner with Modi to build new India

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made a pledge to partner with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his mission to build a new India, as he and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds visited a famous Hindu temple here to woo Indian diaspora votes ahead of Thursday's General Election.

Hong Kongers mark half year protest anniversary with huge rally

Hong Kong: Vast crowds of democracy protesters thronged Hong Kong's streets on Sunday (December 8) in a forceful display of support for the movement on its six-month anniversary, as organisers warned the city's pro-Beijing leaders they had a "last chance" to end the political crisis.

North Korea conducts very important test at Sohae Satellite Launch site: Reports

Seoul: North Korea has conducted a very important test at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reported on Sunday (December 8), as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked. "A very important test was carried out at the Sohae Satellite Launch Site on December 7th, 2019," a spokesman for the North's National Academy...

Hafiz Saeed gets brief breather in terror financing trial, next hearing on Dec 11

Lahore: Mumbai terror attack mastermind and chief of the banned JuD Hafiz Saeed could not be indicted by Lahore's anti-terrorism court for terror financing charges as authorities strangely failed to produce one of the co-accused at the high profile hearing on Saturday (December 7). The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has now fixed December 11 as date for fra...

Police investigate foreigners participation in rally against Singapore-India free tra...

Singapore: Singapore police are investigating a report that a foreigner participated in a rally organised by a local activist against the government's immigration policies and the free trade agreement between India and Singapore.

China most likely to become sole global superpower: Mitt Romney

Washington: China is most likely to become the sole global superpower by the middle of this century due to its "comprehensive, rigorous strategy to achieve global domination" and the United States inaction, top Republican Senator Mitt Romney has said.

Nepal makes first arrest over menstruation huts after woman dies

Kathmandu: Nepali police have detained the brother-in-law of a woman who died in a menstruation hut in what is believed to be the first arrest over the outlawed tradition, officials said Friday (December 6).

House to begin drafting impeachment charges against Trump: Pelosi

Washington: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday (December 5) announced the House is drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Earlier in the day, Pelosi said she would deliver an unusual public statement on the status of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Pelosi met behind closed doors with ...

Most victims of Sudan fire tragedy belonged to Tamil Nadu, Bihar: Indian Embassy

Khartoum: Most of the Indian victims hospitalised or reported missing after the massive LPG tanker blast at a ceramics factory in Sudan belonged to Tamil Nadu and Bihar states while authorities are trying to ascertain the details about the 18 Indians killed in the tragedy. The Indian Embassy has issued a detailed list of the Indians who were hospitalised,...

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria safe, says IAF after shooting incident at Pearl Harbor

New Delhi: In the wake of a shooting incident in Pearl Harbor shipyard, the Indian Air Force said on Thursday (December 5) that the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria, who is currently in the US military base there, is safe. The IAF Chief is at the US base in Hawaii to attend a conclave of chiefs of air forces of leading coun...

At least 3 injured in shooting at Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor base

Los Angeles: At least three people were injured, two of them critically, when a gunman opened fire at the Pearl Harbour Naval Shipyard in Hawaii before taking his own life, local news reports have said. A spokesman for the US base said that security forces had responded to reports of a shooting at around 2.30 pm local time on Wednesday (December 5) and that ...

18 Indians among 23 killed in factory fire in Sudan: Indian Embassy

Khartoum: At least 18 Indians were among the 23 people killed and over 130 injured in a horrific LPG tanker blast at a ceramic factory in Sudan, the Indian mission said here on Wednesday (December 4).

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visiting India this month

New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi is set to visit India later this month to hold boundary talks with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday (December 4).

Colombo objects to UK’s Tory party manifesto favouring two-state solution for c...

Colombo: The Sri Lankan government has conveyed its displeasure to the UK's ruling Conservative Party for their election manifesto that refers to a two-state solution for the island nation over its decades-long conflict with the Tamil minority community

NATO leaders caught on camera mocking Donald Trump

Watford: The leaders of Britain, Canada, France, and the Netherlands have been caught on camera at a Buckingham Palace reception mocking US President Donald Trump's lengthy media appearances ahead of Wednesday's (December 4) NATO summit.

Trump abused power of his office: House Intel Committee report

A key Congressional committee has alleged that US President Donald Trump abused his power of office, in a report based on its impeachment hearings against the president. "The evidence is clear that President Trump used the power of his office to pressure Ukraine into announcing investigations into his political rival, former Vice President Joe B...

Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris drops out of 2020 US presidential race

Washington: Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris has dropped out of the 2020 US Democratic presidential race. The sudden and surprising announcement by Harris, 55, came during a call with her campaign staffers on Tuesday (December 3). "To my supporters, it is with deep regret 1 but also with deep gratitude — that I am suspending my campaign today," Harris sa...

Want to help countries emulate Indian model of transitioning from recipient to donor:...

Challenged by the Chinese overseas aid model of debt trapping, the US has said that it wants to help other countries follow the Indian model of transitioning from being an aid recipient to a partner and then to a donor. "Our goal is to help countries move from being recipients to partners, to fellow donors. That's what we want. We want to build ...