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Heavy Loss: Egyptian National Known As World’s Heaviest Woman Dies In UAE

Dubai(PTI): Eman Abdul Atti, an Egyptian national believed to be the 'world's heaviest woman', died today in a hospital in the UAE due to complications from her weight, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, the hospital said. The 37-year-old weighed roughly 500 kilograms when she arrived in India in February, but had lost an astonishing 323 kilogrammes since undergoing a...

Afghanistan : 7 Killed in Cargo Plane Crash

KABUL : A cargo plane conveying NATO troop supplies crashed in Southern Afghanistan this week, killing seven individuals, authorities said Thursday. The plane was endeavoring to arrive at Dwyer Base when it slammed on the runway, said Taimoor Shah, the police head of Garmsir. The cargo plane was civilian company Silk Way Airlines and all seven crew members killed...

China ends one-child policy, couples allowed 2 kids from today

Beijing: Couples in China are now allowed to have two children as the new family planning law came into effect from today, ending the world's most populous country's controversial one-child policy amid concerns over an ageing population and shrinking workforce. The new two-child policy, which was announced by the ruling Communist Party in October and approved by the national legislature in...

US Wants India And China To Have Dialogue On Doklam Issue

Washington (PTI): The US today said it wants India and China to have a dialogue over the Doklam standoff in the Sikkim section. India and China have been locked in a face-off in the Doklam area for the last 50 days after Indian troops stopped the Chinese People's Liberation Army from building a road in the area. "It's a situation that we...

Adolf Hitler’s Globe Auctioned For USD 65,000 In US

New York(PTI): A personal globe belonging to German dictator Adolf Hitler has been sold for USD 65,000 at an auction in the US. The personal terrestrial globe, a unique relic, was taken as a souvenir from Hitler's residence at Berchtesgaden in Germany on May 10, 1945 by John Barsamian, an American soldier at the end of the World War II. The...

Britain’s May In Brussels For Brexit Moment Of Truth

Brussels(AFP): British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to reach a deal on Brexit divorce terms with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker today as months of tense negotiations reach a decisive moment. The European Union says their working lunch in Brussels is the "absolute deadline" for progress on separation issues, or else it will be unable to approve the opening...

1st Phase Of Strategically-Important Chabahar Port Inaugurated On Gulf Of Oman

New Delhi(PTI): The first phase of the Chabahar port on the Gulf of Oman was inaugurated today by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, opening a new strategic route connecting Iran, India and Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan, and reflecting growing convergence of interests among the three countries. The port in the Sistan-Balochistan province on the energy-rich nation's southern coast is easily accessible from...

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...

When Leonardo da Vinci Visited A Morgue To Perfect Mona Lisa Smile!

New Delhi(PTI): While perfecting Mona Lisa's smile, Leonardo da Vinci spent his nights in the depths of a hospital's morgue, peeling the skin off cadavers and studying the muscles and nerves underneath, says a new book. Da Vinci became fascinated about how a smile begins to form, and he analysed every possible movement of each part of the face to...

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...

India Can Grow By Over $150 Bn If Labour Gender Gap Closed: Ivanka Trump

Hyderabad(PTI): Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor to the White House, today said Indian economy can grow by over USD 150 billion in the next three years if it was able to close the labour force gender gap by half. In her keynote address at the 8th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), she showered lavish praise on...

Britain And EU Agree For Historic Deal On Brexit Divorce Terms

Brussels(AFP): Britain and the EU reached a historic deal today on the terms of the Brexit divorce after Prime Minister Theresa May rushed to Brussels for early morning talks. The European Commission said it "recommends sufficient progress" had been made by Britain on separation issues including the Irish border, Britain's divorce bill, and citizens rights. The agreement paves the way for...

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...

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...