New Delhi: India's planned Rs 40,000-crore deal to buy the sophisticated, long-range S-400 air defence system from Russia would "complicate" building inter-operability between the United States (US) and Indian militaries, a senior US Congressman said in DelhiRead More
New York: President Donald Trump on Thursday played down the chances of a quick breakthrough in talks with North Korea about its nuclear arsenal, as the top US diplomat and a senior official from Pyongyang wrapped up two days of negotiations.
Trump, in a briefRead More
Singapore: Spare a moment, as you anticipate one of the most unusual summits in modern history, to consider North Korea's leader as he left the all-encompassing bubble of his locked-down stronghold of Pyongyang on Sunday and stepped off a jet onto Singapore soil for hisRead More
Washington: President Donald Trump brought the world's two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect 6 July.
Beijing quickly responded that it would retaliate withRead More
Washington: President Donald Trump inched closer to an all-out trade war with China by unveiling plans to impose 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods if Beijing doesn't bend to US demands.
With the world's two largestRead More
Washington/United Nations: The United States withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally evenRead More
WASHINGTON: The United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a "chronic bias against Israel," a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult.
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The collapse of the BJP-PDP government in Jammu and Kashmir has brought the troubled state's political turbulence to the fore. The state's uncertain future has been linked with larger political narrative in an election season, giving rise to a deluge of debates that runs the risk ofRead More
WASHINGTON — President Trump caved to enormous political pressure on Wednesday and signed an executive order meant to end the separation of families at the border by detaining parents and children together for an indefinite period.
“We’re going to have strong —Read More
India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST), the country’s most ambitious indirect tax reform since independence is a “wildly positive” measure for the medium to long term and those who attack it are probably doing so because the nature of game changing reform is that it goesRead More
The Hague: India has voted against the draft decision on addressing the threat from chemical weapons use at a special conference of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) here, citing "incomplete consultations".
India thus joined Russia, China andRead More
Mumbai: Exports of merchandise – from industrial to agricultural goods – to African countries, Latin America and Japan dropped over the four years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and grew at single digits to other regions, according toRead More
As we inch closer to 2019, one of the biggest political spectacles of our times, the stakes are incredibly high and rising still. And the impact is being reflected in diverse fields. Take international relations. Increasingly, there is nothing to distinguish between political and foreign policyRead More
Since US president Donald Trump adopted the term 'Indo-Pacific', China has time and again expressed its disapproval and even issued demarches to countries participating in the quad. It has always been wary of the "freeRead More
Mumbai: Continued strengthening of the US dollar, lack of foreign investment inflows and concerns over rising oil prices are likely to keep the rupee under pressure and push it down to the 70 mark this week, said bankers.
They added 69.30 remains a crucial levelRead More
NEW DELHI: India will hold a roadshow in China to attract more tourists from that country which has the highest number of outbound people, Union Tourism Minister K J Alphons said today while announcing the schedule for the first India Tourism Mart.
The minister said the Tourism Ministry
China is expected to report a modestRead More
Mumbai: Industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla on Wednesday warned of near-term headwinds for the economy saying the rising oil prices, spiralling inflation, firming bond yields
and a widening current account deficit is areas of concern.
The present positive outlook gets a bitRead More
Continuing its slide for the third session, the rupee on Friday collapsed to a life-time low of 69.12 against the US dollar after the Chinese central bank weakened its daily reference rate for the yuan by the most in two years.
The yuan dropped further by 0.28 per cent to 6.7943 perRead More
NEW DELHI: India's Border Roads Organisation has completed construction of a strategically key road in Bhutan, linking the neighbouring country's border town of Phuentshogling with its capital city of Thimphu.
The nearly 30-km long Damchu-Chukha road, which crisscrosses rugged and
The world’s top financial officials called Sunday for moreRead More
In the evolution of portable batteries in terms of their size and specifications, smartphone batteries have also come a long way since their early days. Gone are the days when smartphones used to take much longer to charge up to 100 per cent. Now, fast charging support is a common expectation onRead More
Bollywood movies are popular in China. Aamir Khan flicks even more so. That could explain why Chinese media has been crying "all is well" and advising Imran Khan, Pakistan PM-designate, to ignore what "western media" is saying on China-Pakistan ties. To make up for its lackRead More
Addressing industrialists at Lucknow on 29 July 2018, Prime Minister Narender Modi made no bones about his good relationship with Indian industrialists who he said contribute as much to nation building as farmers. Drawing a parallel with Mahatma Gandhi’s worldview of industrialists, heRead More
India’s population growth rate is highly overestimated by existing models, say scientists who suggest that accounting for the diversity and differences in the levels of education among people can help arrive at more accurate projections.
Accurate population projections could helpRead More
United Nations: The UN Security Council is poised to back a US proposal aimed at removing some of the hurdles that tough sanctions on North Korea have thrown up in the way of delivering humanitarian aid, according to documents obtained by AFP.
Many Chinese students in the US say that Indians fare better when it comes to getting jobs because of their command over English language, better managerial skills and because of cultural similarities with the West.
Chinese and Indian students form a massive bulk of foreign studentsRead More
BHOPAL: As a fight over a chair escalated into a full-blown row between party workers in Madhya Pradesh, a top Congress leader in the state ended up giving advice that his leadership may not appreciate. "Learn discipline from RSS," said Deepak Babaria, the state Congress in-charge, asRead More
Jawaharlal Nehru was a great man. But he was also a short-sighted politician. More than 50 years after his death, the Indian state is still paying a heavy price for its first prime minister’s myopia on Kashmir. It is not enough for leaders to be virtuous. They must also be visionary.Read More
Australia’s population will hit a record 25 million on Tuesday, almost a decadeRead More
"I have respect for the dead, I have respect for all the dead," said Italian mobster Salvatore Riina Junior in a controversial 2016 interview. He said this when he was asked about a couple of men whom the dreadful Sicilian mafia had killed.
The conspiracies that TamilRead More
The IMF commentary on India has given a thumbs-up to the Narendra Modi-led government for a series of structural reforms, mainly the roll out of the goods and services tax (GST) and the bankruptcy code, and also gives the country a three-decade window to emerge as a developed economic powerRead More
New Delhi: Despite news from Intelligence of reported sightings of Nirav Modi in the last few days, the whereabouts of the fugitive diamantaire continues to remain a mystery. Indian agencies investigating the Rs 14,000 Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam are dependent onRead More
Bong beauty Mouni Roy’s Bollywood career looks promising. After she was announced as the leading lady of Gold, more projects landed in her lap. The actor has Dharma Productions’ Brahmastra, Made in China opposite Rajkummar Rao and John Abraham’s RAW in her kitty. In anRead More
In 2014, Narendra Modi's job was easier. Tired of the corruption, cronyism and policy missteps of UPA II, people were looking for an escape. Modi was selling a dream of “achche din” and people readily bought into it.
It is different now. Modi is now theRead More
Ghazni is a historic and strategically important city in Afghanistan. It straddles the Kabul-Kandahar Highway, and is also close to the tribal areas in neighbouring Pakistan. The unfortunate city has just witnessed a fierce battl between Afghan security forces and the Afghan Taliban. TheRead More
Professional network LinkedIn, unveiling the fifth edition of ‘India’s Power Profiles 2018’, said the list of most-viewed profiles includes ‘LinkedIn Influencers’ PM Narendra Modi, Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra, industry veteran Kiran Mazumdar Shaw andRead More
The picture demonstrates the Statue of Unity from best edge with River Narmada streaming close it. (Photograph: Sky Lab)
The picture of Statue of Unity from space has been shared by the American Constellation of Satellites possessed by Sky Lab.
An American organization hasRead More