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19-Aug-2019 Latvia

India has a rightful claim to UNSC membership: Vice President

The Vice President today said that India, which represents one sixth of the global population, has a rightful claim to the permanent membership of the United Nation’s Security Council and thanked the Lithuanian Prime Minister for extending support to India...

19-Aug-2019 Spain

INS Tarkash at Cadiz, Spain

In continuation of the Indian Navy’s overseas deployment to Africa, Europe and Russia, Indian Naval Ship Tarkash made a port call at Cadiz, Spain today, on 19 Aug 19 for a three days visit. The port call by INS Tarkash at Cadiz is a demonstration of India’s...

01-Aug-2019 Gambia

President of India Addresses The National Assembly of the Gambia

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, addressed the National Assembly of The Gambia yesterday (July 31, 2019) in Banjul. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that India and Africa share the same development challenges and are both driven by similar...

31-Jul-2019 Kabul

34 killed in Afghan road mine explosion

At least 34 people were killed and 17 others wounded when a passenger bus hit a mine placed on a national highway in Afghanistan's Farah province on Wednesday, officials said.The explosion occurred around 6 a.m. when the bus packed with passengers detonated...

31-Jul-2019 Islamabad

5 dead, 35 injured in Pakistan bombing

Five people were killed and 35 others injured in a bombing outside a police station in Pakistan's Quetta city, authorities have said.The attack on Tuesday was carried out using a motorcycle rigged with explosives and detonated by remote control, police spokesman...

30-Jul-2019 Mozambique

Rajnath Singh holds discussions with Jaime Basilio Monteiro

Continuing with his high-level engagements in Mozambique, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh today held discussions with Minister of Interior, Mr Jaime Basilio Monteiro in capital Maputo.After the talks, the Raksha Mantri gifted 44 SUVs to the Minister of Interior....

30-Jul-2019 Islamabad

Rain claims 16 lives in Pakistan's Sindh

As many as 16 people died in Karachi and other parts of Pakistan's Sindh province as the first spell of monsoon rain wreaked havoc causing gridlock and flooding in several districts, officials said.The two government-run healthcare facilities in the city...

30-Jul-2019 Rawalpindi

18 killed in Pakistan Army plane crash

At least 18 people were killed and 13 injured on Tuesday when a Pakistan Army training aircraft crashed into a residential area near Rawalpindi city.Five crew members, including two pilots, and 13 civilians were among the dead, according to rescue services.The...

30-Jul-2019 Budapest

'JudgeMentall Hai Kya' in poster plagiarism storm

A Hungarian visual artist named Flora Borsi has accused the makers of Rajkummar Rao-Kangana Ranaut starrer "Judgementall Hai Kya" of plagiarism. Borsi said that posters of the film bear inspiration of her trademark style, and said such plagiarism of a...

30-Jul-2019 Sao Paulo

57 Die in Brazil prison riot

At least 57 inmates were killed Monday during a clash between rival factions inside a prison in the northern Brazilian state of Para, authorities said.The disturbance at the prison in Altamira, 850km (528mi) from Belem, the state capital, lasted for more...

30-Jul-2019 Rawalpindi

17 killed in Pak army plane crash

At least 17 people were killed, including two pilots and five military personnel, when a plane of the Pakistan Army Aviation crashed in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.Soon after the crash near Mora Kalu area, a massive fire broke out that engulfed several houses...

29-Jul-2019 Male

Suhana Khan aces beach look in shades of blue

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan is giving major fashion goals with her photographs from her Maldives vacation.Recently SRK shared glimpses of his family vacation to Maldvies on Instagram, and now it is Suhana's photograph from the trip which is...

29-Jul-2019 London

We fancy our chances at World Test Championship : Virat Kohli

Insisting that India have performed well in the recent years in Test cricket, skipper Virat Kohli believes his boys will fancy their chances of winning the inaugural ICC World Test Championship.The ICC on Monday officially launched WTC which begins with the first...

29-Jul-2019 San Francisco

Did you apply for Google CEO's job on LinkedIn?

To the surprise of millions of LinkedIn users, the high-profile job of Google CEO Sundar Pichai was up for grabs on Microsoft-owned professional networking platform and some wannabes even applied to become what would be a dream job on Earth.Later, LinkedIn...

29-Jul-2019 Yangon

18 killed in landslide at jade mine in Myanmar

Rescue efforts continued on Monday in the search for survivors amid the debris following an accident inside a jade mine in northern Myanmar, from which at least 18 bodies have been recovered so far.The fire services department said that a landslide occurred...

28-Jul-2019 Kabul

Only Afghan govt can negotiate with Taliban : Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said that only the Afghan government has the authority to negotiate with the Taliban on a peace deal, even as the militant outfit has rejected direct talks with the government.Ghani, who is also a presidential candidate,...

27-Jul-2019 Islamabad

10 soldiers die in two attacks in Pakistan

At least 10 soldiers have been killed in two attacks in Pakistan, the country's Army said on Saturday.Four soldiers were killed in the turbulent province of Balochistan while another six died in a second onslaught in the tribal region of North Waziristan."Terrorists...

27-Jul-2019 Damascus

10 civilians killed in Syria bombings

At least 10 people, including three children, died in bombings by the Syrian Army on Saturday after a bloody week that has seen 100 civilians killed, a UK-based war monitor has said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that Damascus planes...

27-Jul-2019 Islamabad

Shoaib Akhtar, Wasim Akram disappointed with Amir exiting Test cricket

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir's decision to quit the longest format of the game has not gone down well with former greats like Shoaib Akhtar and Wasim Akram as they both feel it was an early exit by Amir.Left-arm pacer Amir had announced his retirement from Test...

27-Jul-2019 San Francisco

Google donating 100K Home Minis to paralysed people

Google has joined hands with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to give away 100,000 units of its Home Mini smart speakers to people living with paralysis and their caregivers. Eligible residents in the US can apply on the website of the foundation.The...

27-Jul-2019 New York

Hotter weather linked to higher suicide rates

Hotter weather increases both suicide rates and the use of depressive language on social media, says a new study that analysed half a billion tweets.The research published in the journal Nature Climate Change suggests that the effects of climate change could...

27-Jul-2019 New York

Red wine can treat depression, anxiety: Study

In a good news for wine lovers, researchers have found a compound present in red wine which can treat depression and anxiety.The plant compound resveratrol displays anti-stress effects by blocking the expression of an enzyme which controls stress in the...

27-Jul-2019 Colombo

To survive in cricket be a match-winner : Lasith Malinga

"You have to be a match-winner" is the golden rule to survive in veteran pacer Lasith Malinga's golden words for the youngsters after playing his final ODI for Sri Lanka in front of his home crowd.On Friday, Malinga brought an end to his illustrious ODI career...

27-Jul-2019 Manila

8 killed, 60 injured in series of quakes in Philippines

At least eight persons were killed and around 60 injured in the Philippines after a series of earthquakes struck the northern Batanes islands in the early hours of Saturday, authorities said.Authorities warned the people to stay inside their homes ahead...

27-Jul-2019 Kabul

4 killed in suicide bombing in Afghanistan

At least four members of the Afghan Security Forces were killed and 20 others wounded in a car bomb explosion in Ghazni province on Saturday morning, reported Tolo news.The blast occurred in Ab Band district of Ghazni at around 4.30 a.m. on Saturday when...

27-Jul-2019 Seoul

S.Korea nightclub wall collapse: 2 killed, many injured

Two persons were killed and dozens injured, including athletes participating in the ongoing World Aquatic Championships, following a wall collapse at a popular South Korean nightclub on Saturday, officials said.Nine of the injured are foreign athletes comprising...

27-Jul-2019 New York

Facebook ad library failed to serve its purpose: Experts

Researchers and experts have slammed Facebook for making its Ad Library -- meant to bring a new level of transparency to online ad buys -- riddled with errors and technical glitches that make it virtually unusable.In a statement shared with IANS, US-based non-profit...

26-Jul-2019 Islamabad

7 dead as torrential rains continue to lash Pakistan

At least seven people have been killed as torrential rains continue to batter Pakistan.According to rescue officials, one woman along her one-year-old boy died as rainwater flooded their house's basement in Rawalpindi. Another young boy drowned while swimming,...

25-Jul-2019 London

England recover, take 181-run lead against Ireland

Nighwatchman Jack Leach scored a career-best 92 while Jason Roy notched up his maiden Test half century as England recovered from a poor start to erase a 122-run deficit and take a 181-run lead with one wicket in hand at stumps on a rain-affected day 2 of the only...

25-Jul-2019 San Francisco

Facebook removes multiple fake Pages, Groups, accounts

Facebook on Thursday said it removed multiple Pages, Groups and accounts that were involved in coordinated inauthentic behaviour on its platform and Instagram and originated in Thailand, Russia, Ukraine and Honduras.It removed 12 Facebook accounts and 10 Pages...

25-Jul-2019 Kabul

5 killed, 16 injured as 3 blasts rock Afghanistan

At least five people were killed and 16 others injured as three blasts rocked Afghanistan's Kabul on Thursday morning, officials said.According to Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi, the first blast at 8.10 a.m. in Police District 16 targeted a mini-bus...

24-Jul-2019 Washington

My government most inclusive: Imran Khan on press censorship

Facing questions of censorship in Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan said his government was the most inclusive government as far as the freedom of press was concerned and added that the media should act as a watchdog, not a blackmailer, Jang reported on Wednesday.Addressing...

24-Jul-2019 San Francisco

YouTube faces flak for promoting racism on kids' show

Google-owned content sharing app YouTube has once again come under a cloud, this time for promoting white supremacy by letting a kids' channel show racist content by portraying "beauty" and "ugly" looks in fair and dark skin shades, and failing to remove it despite...

24-Jul-2019 Tokyo

P.V. Sindhu advances, Srikanth crashes out of Japan Open

Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu kicked off her Japan Open campaign on an emphatic note as she registered a comprehensive victory over China's Yue Han in her first-round clash of the $750,000 tournament.The Olympic silver medallist needed just 37 minutes...

24-Jul-2019 Los Angeles

'Homecoming' has a new lead after Julia Roberts

Actress Janelle Monae replaces Oscar-winning Julia Roberts in the second season of "Homecoming".Roberts, however, serves as executive producer through her production company, Red Om Films. In the critically-acclaimed Amazon Original Series "Homecoming Season...

24-Jul-2019 Beijing

12 killed, 34 missing in China landslides

At least 12 people have been killed after two landslides hit China's Guizhou province, authorities said on Wednesday.State broadcaster CCTV reported that a landslide on Tuesday night buried 21 houses and caused 11 deaths in Guizhou province's Shuicheng...

24-Jul-2019 New York

Pak terrorists fought in Kashmir, JeM operates in India : Imran Khan

 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has acknowledged that some terrorists in Pakistan had fought in Kashmir while asserting that he had the army's support for disarming them and for overtures to India.Speaking at the US Institute of Peace in Washington on Tuesday,...

23-Jul-2019 Tehran

Iran does not seek war in Strait of Hormuz : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday said that Tehran was the guardian of security in the Strait of Hormuz and does not seek to increase tensions in the strategic region despite its recent capture of a British oil tanker."Iran has been, and will be, the...

23-Jul-2019 Washington

Pakistan willing to give up nuclear weapons if India does : Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said his country would be willing to give up its nuclear weapons if India did the same.In an interview with Fox News on Monday, Khan, who had earlier met US President Donald Trump, was asked how Pakistan would respond if...

22-Jul-2019 Washington

Donald Trump claims Modi asked him to mediate on Kashmir

US President Donald Trump blindsided India in his mercurial style by stepping into the Kashmir quagmire with a claim on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to mediate the dispute with Pakistan.India immediately rejected Trump's assertion....

22-Jul-2019 Washington

Donald Trump offers to mediate on Kashmir

US President Donald Trump on Monday offered to help mediate in the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi had broached the subject with him during their meeting in Osaka, Japan, last month."I was with Prime Minister...

22-Jul-2019 Kathmandu

Nepal needs millions to rebuild after rain creates havoc

The recent floods in Nepal have caused extensive destruction and caused the deaths of at least 90 people. For rehabilitation and reconstruction, officials have estimated that around Rs 220 million will be needed.The floods...

21-Jul-2019 Chicago

2 killed, 22 injured in Chicago weekend shootings

Two men were killed and at least 22 others injured in more than a dozen shootings across the city of Chicago from Friday to Saturday, media reported.The city's first fatal shooting of the weekend took place at the 200 block of West 105th Place on Friday...

21-Jul-2019 Maimana (Afghanistan)

28 militants killed in Afghan airstrike

At least 28 Taliban militants were killed following an airstrike in Afghanistan's Faryab province, a military source said on Sunday."Based on a confirmed tip-off, an Afghan Air Force A-29 aircraft targeted a Taliban hideout...

21-Jul-2019 Islamabad

Six killed in dual blast in Pakistan

At least six people were killed and several others in a dual blast on Sunday morning in Pakistan's Dera Ismail Khan district.In the first attack, two police were killed and several others injured when some unknown militants sprayed bullets at a police check...

21-Jul-2019 Chandigarh/Kartarpur Sahib

Political tug-of war over Kartarpur Sahib corridor

A political tug-of war over taking credit for the crucial 4.2-km-long Kartarpur Sahib corridor, which on completion will allow 5,000 Indian pilgrims daily to pay obeisance at the revered Sikh shrine in Pakistan from India, is on.The main 'war' is between...

21-Jul-2019 Nove Mesto (Czech Republic)

Hima Das sprints to 400m gold, 5th this month

Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das continued her sensational sprint as she clinched her fifth gold in July by claiming the top honours in a 400-metre race in Czech Republic.The ace Indian sprinter won the gold after she clocked...

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