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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...

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...

ISKCON To Celebrate Janmashtami With Tri-Ranga Theme

Mumbai (PTI): Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, would assume a patriotic fervour at a temple in South Mumbai here with the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) celebrating the festival on August 14 and 15. Over 750 temples of ISKCON temples located across the the world have geared up to celebrate janmashtami, including in Mumbai at Radha-Gopinath temple, a statement...

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...

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...

Massive Blast Near Indian Embassy in Kabul, All Staff Safe

Kabul/New Delhi : All Indian embassy staff are safe here following a powerful blast that ripped through Kabul's high-security diplomatic enclave yesterday killing scores of people and causing some damage to the mission building. The explosion was so powerful that it smashed windows of the buildings nearby and a huge plume of smoke could be seen spiralling over the area...

SRK, Salman, Akshay Part Of Forbes’ Highest Paid Actors List

New York (PTI) Indian superstars Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are among the top 10 highest paid actors in the world in a list compiled by Forbes that has been topped by "Transformers" actor Mark Wahlberg. Shahrukh is at the eighth spot on the list with earnings of 38 million dollars, followed by Salman on the ninth position with...

Nigeria: Village set on fire by Boko Haram

At least 86 people, including children were killed in a Nigeria by Boko Haram fighters who shot at villagers and torched their homes on Saturday night. The attack took place in the village of Dalori, which is about 12 km from the northern city of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram. The assailants arrived 'in two cars and on motorcycles and opened fire...

Indian-Origin Jurno Davan Maharaj Fired As LA Times Editor

New York(PTI): A prominent journalist of Indian- descent has been fired as the editor of the Los Angeles Times after serving 28 years at the news organisation, as part of a significant shake-up of the American daily's top management. Davan Maharaj, who served as both editor and publisher since 2016, was terminated along with other senior editors of the daily. "Maharaj...

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...

Withdraw From Doklam To Avoid Confrontation: PLA To India

Huairou (China)(PTI): Senior Col Li Li of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) may be thousands of kilometres away from Doklam but has a stern message for the Indian Army -- withdraw from the Chinese territory to avoid confrontation. A visit by Indian journalists, sponsored by the Chinese government, today turned into a propaganda exercise by the Chinese Army for delivering its...

North Korea Conducts 6th Nuclear Test, Says It Was H-Bomb

Seoul (AP): North Korea said it set off a hydrogen bomb today in its sixth nuclear test, which judging by the earthquake it set off appeared to be its most powerful explosion yet. South Korea's weather agency estimated the nuclear blast yield of the presumed test was between 50 and 60 kilotons, or five to six times stronger than North...