Seoul: North Korea threatened on Wednesday to cancel the forthcoming summit between leader Kim Jong Un and president Donald Trump if Washington seeks to push Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear arsenal.
Washington is pressing for Pyongyang's complete, verifiableRead More
Kathmandu: A small cargo plane on Wednesday crashed in Nepal, killing both pilots onboard the aircraft, according to a media report. Deputy Director General at Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Rajan Pokharel said the Makalu Air cargo aircraft crashed atRead More
Pahoa: Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano spewed ash nearly six miles (9 kilometres) into the sky on Thursday and scientists warned this could be the first in a string of more violent explosive eruptions with the next possibly occurring within hours.
“This hasRead More
Washington: The U.S. Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday to be director of the CIA, ending a bruising confirmation fight centered on her ties to the spy agency's past use of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation techniques.
Haspel was approvedRead More
New Delhi: The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired from an integrated test range in Odisha's coastal Balasore district for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, validating its strike capability, the defence ministryRead More
High drama unfolded outside the Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palaniswami's office on Thursday when DMK working president MK Stalin was forcibly evicted from the area after he led a protest by party leaders for not getting an appointment with Palaniswami over Sterlite protests inRead More
RSS worker BN Prahlad says he will mourn the death of his brother Vijay Kumar and honour his legacy by contesting from Bengaluru's Jayanagar constituency. Kumar, a BJP MLA who passed away due to a heart attack while campaigning, was primed to win the Jayanagar AssemblyRead More
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to roll out the red carpet for his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina as she arrives today in her second visit to the country in just under two months. The Bangladesh prime minister will be visiting Shantiniketan to attend Visva-BharatiRead More
New Delhi: The telecom department on Thursday cleared sale of standalone mobile towers of Idea Cellular for Rs 4,000 crore to the Indian arm of American Tower Corporation -- paving the way for merger of Idea and Vodafone India.
"Idea-ATC deal hasRead More
Just a day before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed an First Information Report (FIR) in the Rs 14,000 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam on 31 January, 2018 the diamantaire Nirav Modi renewed his subscription for Spotify, digital music service that provides millions of songsRead More
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
Mumbai: Pune-based Rupee Co-operative Bank has been asked by the Reserve Bank to continue giving its services with restrictions for three more months till August this year in view of its financial position.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had firstRead More
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday said it has approved Rs 415 crore for construction of more than 14,000 bunkers along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) to protect the border residents in Jammu and Kashmir.
The bunkers are to be constructed in Kathua,
Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Bisauli constituency of Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district, Kushagra Sagar, was accused of raping the daughter of his maid when she was a minor, according to media reports. The survivor, who is now 22, filed a complaint with the Bareilly police station onRead 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
Alotenango: Nearly 200 people are missing and at least 73 people were killed since Guatemala's Fuego volcano began erupting over the weekend, officials said on Tuesday.
Seven communities in already devastated areas were evacuated as the volcano's activity increased, with rescueRead More
Washington: US president Donald Trump on Thursday said that he was "well-prepared" for the much awaited summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on 12 June in Singapore and asserted that the meeting would be "more than aRead More
Aligarh: Sitting under the shade of a tree in scorching heat with the mercury shooting up to 43 degrees Celsius, 34-year-old Vakil Ahmad fans his year-old nephew, who has just dozed off after having mother’s milk.
Before the baby starts crying once again,Read More
Following a day of torrential rains on Saturday, Mumbai witnessed a comparatively dry Sunday as the monsoon appeared to weaken its grip over the city, prompting the India Meterological Department (IMD) to withdraw its heavy rainfall warning for the city.
"Mumbai is likely toRead More
New Delhi: The United Kingdom should not be viewed as a safe haven for wanted criminals of other countries, India said on Monday, even as Britain confirmed fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi's presence on its soil.
India's clear message was conveyed toRead More
Washington: The United States government has approved a deal to sell the Indian military six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for $930 million, the State Department said on Wednesday. The agreement has been passed to the US Congress for approval, but if no US lawmaker raises anRead More
Chennai: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has attached immovable properties, worth Rs 138 crore, belonging to Kanishk Gold Pvt Ltd and its Managing Director Bhoopesh Kumar Jain under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
In a statementRead More
Parashuram Waghmare, the last of the six suspects arrested in connection with the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh, has reportedly confessed to the murder. This comes after the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder had said that Waghmare, who was taken into caustody on 12Read 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
New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir was on Wednesday placed under Governor's Rule for the fourth time in the last one decade after the BJP withdrew support to its alliance partner PDP, prompting Mehbooba Mufri to resign as the chief minister.
A home ministryRead More
New Delhi: Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Sunday launched a new Hindutva outfit, AntarRashtriya Hindu Parishad (AHP) with an objective to consolidate the Hindu votes in the country and present a political alternative to them ahead of the next generalRead More
New Delhi: Indians usually 'bleed blue' with cricket fever, but the ongoing FIFA World Cup has the nation donning yellow, green, red and white as Indian supporters cheer for their favourite teams in the team jerseys.
Sale of team jerseys,Read More
Argentina ground to a halt on Monday as public service unions blocked road, rail, and air transport with a nationwide 24-hour strike in protest at the government's latest deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In a massive show of force against the centre-right governmentRead More
Washington:Harley-Davidson has announced to shift some of the production of its iconic motorcycles overseas against the imposition of steep import tariffs by the European Union, leaving US President Donald Trump "surprised".
Trump, who has been taking up theRead 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
Washington: When they met in April at the White House, President Donald Trump suggested to his French counterpart that France should quit the European Union (EU) and sign a bilateral trade deal with the US, The Washington Post reported onRead More
Mumbai: A special PMLA court here today summoned beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya to appear before it on 27 August on the Enforcement Directorate's (ED) plea seeking action against him under the fugitive economic offenders ordinance in the over Rs 9,000 croreRead More
Newspapers have been around in India for over two centuries, but if we were to have opened one from 1780 many stories would be similar.
Another thing we seem to be unable to leave behind as a modern society is lynching. The dictionary defines this as to kill someone for an
Réau (France): French police across the country have launched a massive manhunt for a notorious gangster who said his life of crime was inspired by Hollywood films like Scarface, after he pulled off a spectacular jailbreak Sunday, fleeing his prisonRead More
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday ruled out a single tax rate under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and said a Mercedes car and milk cannot be taxed at the same rate. He added that accepting Congress' demand for a uniform 18 percent rate would lead to aRead More
Part of a footover bridge (FOB) at Mumbai's suburban Andheri railway station collapsed on Tuesday morning, bringing train services to a halt as heavy rains lashed the city.
No casualties were reported at the time of writing. However, the news agency ANI reported saying five personsRead More
Beirut: The Islamic State group says the son of its top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed fighting Syrian government forces.
The announcement of the death of the al-Baghdadi's young son appeared on the group's social media accounts on Tuesday. ItRead More
Mumbai: ICICI Bank on Wednesday said its mortgage loan portfolio crossed the Rs 1.5-trillion milestone, making it the largest private player in the segment, and the lender is targeting to grow it to Rs 2 trillion by FY20.
At Rs 1.5 trillion, the mortgage loan-book is half of theRead More
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of 2019 election campaigns, will visit Jaipur on Saturday to address a huge gathering of beneficiaries of government schemes, according to several media reports. The Rajasthan government is spending over Rs 7 crore to bring around 2.5 lakh beneficiaries to theRead More
Mumbai rains LIVE updates: Railway services were slightly affected early Monday morning in Mumbai due to the incessant rains. Western Railway said that trains were being run at restricted speed at Nallasopara due to water on tracks. However, no other stations reported waterlogging and theRead 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: The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Monday approved the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular that will create the country's largest mobile services operator, an official source said.
"DoT has cleared the Vodafone-Idea mergerRead More
Thirteen people, including Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour, were killed and nearly 50 others were injured in a suicide attack targetting an election gathering in Pakistan's northwestern Peshawar city on Tuesday. The blast took place shortly before midnight when Bilour alongRead More
New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered three separate cases of banking fraud against three Mumbai-based companies for an alleged banking fraud that caused a cumulative loss of over Rs 136 crore to State Bank of India (SBI), officials said here onRead More
The Jammu and Kashmir government has terminated the services of four police officials who are accused in the rape and murder case of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua district of the state.
"Yes, the services of all four police officials involved in the Kathua rape and murder caseRead More
Mae Sai (Thailand): Two days after 12 boys and their soccer coach disappeared inside a cave complex in Thailand’s mountainous north, a team of Thai Royal Navy SEALs headed before sunrise into the pitch-black maze of muddy passages to find them.
Mumbai: Jeff Bezos, Chief Executive Officer of Amazon has become the richest person in modern history with his net worth crossing the $150 billion mark. This was after the e-commerce giant’s stock price surged ahead of Amazon’s prime day sale comprising of a 36-hour shopping bonanza,Read More
Islamabad: Asking voters whom they have voted for, or taking pictures of the ballot paper on the election day can land a person in jail for three years or invite a fine of Rs 1 lakh or more, or both, according to a notification issued by the Election Commission ofRead More
Frankfurt Am Main: Turmoil has erupted at German industrial giant Thyssenkrupp after a mega deal merging its steelmaking arm with India's Tata, with its bosses quitting amid an acrimonious battle with shareholders on whether to break up the venerableRead More
Editor's note: A recent NITI Aayog report on India's water resources presented an alarming state of affairs. The country, according to the think tank, is in the grip of the worst water crisis in its history, with 600 million Indians faced with "high to extreme water stress",Read More
Noida: Eight people were killed and several feared trapped under the rubble of two adjacent buildings which collapsed in Greater Noida on the outskirts of the National Capital, officials said on Wednesday.
A six-floor under-construction building crashed on aRead More
Washington: US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that he holds his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin personally responsible for the alleged meddling into the 2016 general elections. Trump met Putin in Helsinki, Finland on Monday during which he said that he had raised theRead More
New Delhi: Led by India, South Asia will continue to be the fastest growing economic area despite new trade tensions in Asia and Pacific region, Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a new report today.
Growth in Asia and the Pacific's developing economies forRead 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
Ahmedabad: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday organised a workshop in Gandhinagar to prepare a roadmap to win all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat in the general elections slated for 2019.
Powerpoint presentations were made at the workshop and teams have beenRead 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
Twenty-seven passengers trains have been cancelled and seven trains diverted due to the closure of the Old Yamuna Bridge in Delhi on Sunday evening with the water level in the river rising due to rains, a day after the flow breached the danger mark, officials said.
The city governmentRead More
Thiruvananthapuram: With the water level in the Idukki reservoir touching 2,395 feet on Monday night, just nine feet short of the full level, authorities issued an orange alert. The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) said an orangeRead More
Mataram: More than 500 hikers and their guides have been successfully evacuated from an Indonesian volcano after a deadly earthquake triggered landslides that trapped them on the mountain, officials said on Monday.
Tonnes of rock and mud were dislodged on Mount RinjaniRead More
New Delhi: The tax department on Monday put up in public domain draft GST returns forms -- Sahaj and Sugam -- for seeking comments from stakeholders. Besides, taxpayers who have no purchases, no output tax liability and no input tax credit to avail in any quarter of theRead More
Silchar: A Trinamool Congress delegation was on Thursday detained at Silchar airport after allegedly being roughed up by the state police. The eight-member team was on a two-day state visit to assess the situation in Assam and campaign against the final draft of theRead 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.
New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI has asserted that 4G and 5G services will drive demand for spectrum in the next round of auctions, contesting the view that financially-stressed firms are likely to tread cautiously despite steep price cuts for several previously unsoldRead More
Mumbai: Contrary to news reports Jet Airways (India) Ltd won't be going in for a salary cut of its employees. Staff salaries for July were released on Friday, media reports said.
Employees are not in favour of a pay cut to help the airline tide over financial woes faced as it isRead More
Chief Minister of Myanmar's Chin state Salai Lian Luai and Mizoram Commerce and Industries Minister H Rohluna jointly inaugurated the land border crossing between the two countries in Zowkhawtar village on Wednesday, an official statement said.
The two leaders expressed hope thatRead More
Maharashtra is bracing for a day-long shutdown on Thursday called by an umbrella organisation of pro-quota Maratha groups, with the authorities ordering closure of schools and colleges in some areas fearing violence. However, Navi Mumbai has been exempt from the agitation.
The AllRead More
Muzaffarpur: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has demanded detailed medical report of Brajesh Thakur, the key accused in Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case, from Muzaffarpur jail's doctor.
Thakur, who was arrested on 2 June by the Bihar police in the case, has been restingRead More
Mumbai: Facing financial headwinds, in a rare development, Jet Airways has deferred announcing the June quarter numbers to an unspecified late date.
In a BSE filing late on Thursday evening, the Naresh Goyal-run airline, which had its AGM in earlier in the day,Read More
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 is set to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha, where the government lacks numbers, on Friday, a day after the Union Cabinet cleared the amendments to the bill.
However, if the Upper House of the Parliament fails to pass the bill,Read More
The heavy southwest monsoon has wreaked havoc in Kerala as water levels continue to rise in rivers and reservoirs. A third red alert was issued for the Idukki Dam reservoir on Thursday night.
As more dam gates are going to opened, four naval teams and a Sea King helicopter have beenRead More
New Delhi: The government is mulling an idea to bring seaside revenue villages under coastal police stations and extending their jurisdiction up to 200 nautical miles in order to strengthen the country's maritime borders. The move comes close on the heels of a chargesheet in the MV HenryRead 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
New Delhi: Countering the picture projected by Opposition of a gloomy economic situation and claims of rising unemployment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that more than one crore jobs have been created in the last one year, hence, the campaign of lack of jobs needs to stop now.Read More
Bridgewater: Former presidential advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman has said she secretly recorded conversations she had in the White House, including her firing by Chief of Staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. It was a highly unusual admission, which drewRead More
Mumbai: The Naresh Goyal-promoted Jet Airways, which is facing headwinds amid cash-crunch and under regulatory probes, said on Monday it has been evaluating various funding options to meet liquidity requirements on priority.
The second largest domestic airline byRead More
A survey conducted by C-Voter and ABP news has predicted that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party would lose all three upcoming Assembly elections of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan to the Congress, but the Narendra Modi factor may swing things in the party's favour in the 2019 LokRead More
The outgoing Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, who is set to retire in October, has some big judgments to look into before he demits his office. Misra is expected to deliver judgments in cases pertaining to the legality of Aadhaar and whether to refer the issue of mosques being essential toRead More
New Delhi: The Maharashtra Police conducted a coordinated crackdown against left-wing activists on Tuesday, bringing the focus back to 'Urban Naxalism', as coined by the government. After repeated setbacks in the hinterland, it is feared that Maoists are trying to gain a foothold in theRead More
The Supreme Court punctured the Pune Police's bid for immediate custody of the five human rights activists arrested for suspected Maoist links on Wednesday, saying that dissent was the safety valve of democracy. Granting the activists interim relief, the court ruled that they can't beRead More