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UK: 999, World’s Oldest Emergency No Turns 80-Year-Old Today

London, (PTI):  The world's oldest emergency helpline 999 today completed 80 years of its existence in the UK with Scotland Yard celebrating the "cornerstone" of the British policing by organising several events. In the early days of the 1930s, just 24 staff in the old Victoria Embankment headquarters of the Metropolitan Police dealt with a couple of hundred calls a...

Hizbul Chief Salahuddin Vows To Keep On Fighting

Islamabad (PTI): Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin today vowed to continue the struggle for "liberation" of Kashmir from India, days after the US blacklisted him as a "global terrorist". Addressing the media amid tight security at the Centre Press Club in Muzaffarabad for the first time since the US declared him a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" on June 27,...

Ivanka Trump Silent On Dad’s Tweets Assailing TV Host

Washington, Jul 1 (AP) Ivanka Trump has been vocal in using her White House role to advocate for women. But when President Donald Trump lobbed a demeaning attack on a female TV host on Twitter this week, his daughter and senior adviser kept quiet. It was a moment of silence that spoke to the challenges and calculations Ivanka Trump faces as she...

China Unhappy Over Indo-US Alliance

Beijing(PTI):  Any attempt by India to become US ally to counter China will not be in its interests and could even lead to "catastrophic results", a state-run Chinese daily said as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump held their maiden meeting. "Washington and New Delhi share anxieties about China's rise. In recent years, to ratchet up geopolitical...

India, US Ask Pak To Rein In Terror; Vow To Take On JeM, LeT

Washington(PTI) : In a stern message to Pakistan, India and the US today asked it to ensure that its soil is not used for cross-border terror with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump vowing to boost their fight against terror groups like ISIS, JeM, LeT and D-Company. As the two leaders held their maiden meeting at the White House...

Trump Cancels Obama’s Cuba Deal, Puts Cold War-era Rivals on Collision Course

Washington/Miami(PTI): US President Donald Trump has cancelled his predecessor Barack Obama's "one-sided" Cuba deal that favoured a detente and put the two Cold War-era rivals on collision course again by vowing to take strong measures against the Raul Castro regime's "military monopoly". "Effective immediately, I am cancelling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba. I am announcing today a...

Manchester Suicide Bomber Identified by Dental Records

London(PTI): The Libyan-origin suicide bomber who blew himself up at a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena was identified by his DNA, through his dental and fingerprint records, a British court was told today. Salman Abedi, who was born in Manchester, killed 22 people and injured more than 200 when he detonated a device in the...

India Ranked Top Exporter of ICT Services: UN Report

United Nations(PTI): India has been ranked the top exporter of information and communication technology services in a new UN report which highlighted the rise of the country as an emerging innovation center in Asia. The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in its 10th edition of the 'Global Innovation Index (GII)' ranked India 60th on its list of 130 most innovative...

Bangladesh Landslides Toll Reaches 137

Dhaka : Bangladesh today launched a fresh rescue campaign as the death toll due to landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains climbed to 137 with the majority of them reported in a remote hill district close to the Indian border. Southeastern hilly districts of Chittagong, Bandarban and Rangamati are the worst affected districts, officials said, adding that the toll will...

Landslides Kill 25 in Bangladesh

Dhaka : Landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 25 people in Bangladesh, authorities said today. A depression in the Bay of Bengal influenced the weather all over the country yesterday, bringing about incessant rainfall which inundated Dhaka and Chittagong cities. Ten people were killed in Rangamati, seven in Bandarban and eight in Chittagong, The Daily Star quoted a...

Gunmen Attacks Iran Parliament & Mausoleum

Armed men launched two attacks in Iran’s capital on Wednesday morning, killing a guard at the parliament and wounding several people in the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in southern Tehran, state media reported. Lawmaker Elias Hazrati said three assailants, one with a pistol and two with AK-47 assault rifles, raided parliament, according the state television website. ISNA news agency quoted a...

Sushma Swaraj Slams Trump’s Billion-Dollar Charge Made While Exiting Paris Climate Deal

New Delhi : India today rejected US President Donald Trump's charge that India had signed the Paris climate agreement to get "billions and billions" of dollars in foreign aid. "What Trump said is not the reality," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. "We have signed the Paris accord not under any pressure nor for any money ...to say we...

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...

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...