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China Asks India To Withdraw Troops From Doklam

Beijing (PTI): China today said it has conveyed its firm stand to India that it must take "concrete actions" by immediately pulling back troops from Doklam in the Sikkim section with "no strings attached" to resolve the current standoff. Providing the details of the July 28 meeting between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and State Councillor Yang Jiechi for the first...

Spain : 13 Students Killed, 34 Injured in Bus Crash

  A transport conveying college trade students over from Spain's biggest firecrackers celebration smashed on Monday on a highway in the northeast, killing atleast 13 travelers and harming 34 others, official said. The travelers included Spaniards and outside nationals from around 20 nations, authorities said. The bus, which was carrying 57 passengers, appeared to have hit a guardrail of the AP7 highway...

Modi, Putin Summit : All Eyes on Nuclear Power Deal

St Petersburg : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet today for an annual summit the highlight of which is expected to be the signing of an agreement to build the last two units of the Kundankulam nuclear power plant with Moscow's help. The two countries are also expected to sign a number of other agreements in...

3 Indians among world’s 50 wealthiest – Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji, Dilip Shanghvi

Three Indian businessmen - Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji and Dilip Shanghvi have made it to a global list of 50 wealthiest people that is topped by Bill Gates. As per a new list by Wealth-X in collaboration with Business Insider, Mukesh Ambani was ranked at the 27th place on the list with a net worth of USD 24.8 billion, while...

Japanese PM Abe Pays Homage To Mahatma Gandhi At Sabarmati Ashram

Ahmedabad (PTI): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie today paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Sabarmati Ashram where his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi played the guide as he showed them around the place. The trio arrived at the Ashram at around 4:30 p.m after holding an 8-km road show from the city airport. Abe and the first...

Inebriated, Abusive Indian-Origin Lady Law Tutor Thrown Off Plane In UK

London (PTI):  A 30-year-old drunk law tutor was thrown off a plane at Heathrow airport in the UK after she hurled abuse at the flight staff, according to a media report. Meghna Kumar was arrested and escorted out of the British Airways aircraft before it took off as she had downed so much vodka and abused the flight staff, the...

2-month-old son of Indian couple placed in foster care in US

A two-month-old son of an Indian couple has been placed in foster care by US child welfare officials after he was admitted to a local hospital with head injuries in New Jersey. The son of Ashish Pareek, an employee of Tata Consultancy Services and resident of Jersey City, had apparently slipped from his mother's hand and hit his head on...

Rahul Gandhi Visits Tesla, Sun Power Research Facility In US

Washington (PTI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has visited US-based electric car major Tesla and a solar research centre in California to understand the implications of renewable and clean energy for India. Gandhi, 47, spent several hours at Sun Power and sought information on its advantages and disadvantages. "The idea (behind visiting the center) was to really understand implications (of solar...

NASA Extends Dawn Mission At Dwarf Planet Ceres

Washington(PTI): NASA has approved a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, allowing the spacecraft to get a closer look at the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before at the dwarf planet, which it has been orbiting since March 2015. The spacecraft will...

Pakistan ISI‘s Dirty Tricks: Planting Pak Girls Married To Indian Muslims In Espionage In Border Areas

By: Ramesh Chandra Ganjoo (Internal Security Expert) Pakistan's ISI agency is in the process of changing its espionage strategy. They have identified Pakistani girls married to Indian Muslim who would be exploited to gather information in person of sensitive border areas. These married Pakistani women in India on Long Term Visas (LTV) are confined to the particular areas where they...

Gurinder Chada Dismayed At Pakistan Banning ‘Partition: 1947’

London(PTI): Gurinder Chadha's "Partition: 1947" has been banned in Pakistan and the filmmaker has called it "unfortunate". The 57-year-old director took to Twitter to express her disappointment. "It is unfortunate my film has been banned in Pakistan. It will always be the land of my ancestors. #Partition1947 @humasqureshi @RelianceEnt," Chadha wrote. The film's story centres on Partition of India and Pakistan in 1947 and...

Pakistan : 57 Killed in Flash Flood

Islamabad:  57 people were killed and 27 others harmed as flash flood came by heavy rains cleared away houses across northwest Pakistan and PoK, authorities said on Sunday. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was worst-hit in the downpour that caused flash floods in several districts, a Pakistani national disaster management official said. Shangla district was most affected where 14 people were killed while 12...

American Ship USS Pearl Harbor Arrives In India

New Delhi (PTI) In its first visit to India, American Navy's amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor arrived in Goa today as part of defence cooperation between the two countries. USS Pearl Harbor is a Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship with a crew of over 700 sailors and marines. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), which is one of seven...

Nikolay Kudashev Is Russia’s New Envoy To India

New Delhi (PTI): Career diplomat Nikolay Kudashev has been appointed as Russia's new ambassador to India, the country's embassy here said. Kudashev, a specialist in South East Asia, is currently the Deputy Director General Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. "President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin by the executive order appointed Nikolay Kudashev as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary...