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India, US reaffirm strategic partnership

India, US reaffirm strategic partnership

NEW DELHI: The United States and India reaffirmed a strategic partnership that involves not only a growing defence relationship but also shared perspectives of the region. Rounding off his first regional visit, US NSA, HR McMaster held talks with prime minister Narendra Modi, NSA, Ajit Doval and foreign secretary S Jaishankar. According to the PMO, […]

India abducted retired army officer to secure Jadhav’s release: Pak officials

India abducted retired army officer to secure Jadhav’s release: Pak officials

A Pakistani retired army officer was lured to Nepal with a job prospect before being seized by Indian intelligence, which hopes to use him to secure the release of an Indian agent sentenced to death by Pakistan, security officials said on Tuesday. According to two senior security officials, Indian agents abducted Lt Col Mohammad Habib, […]

Trouble-hit AIADMK eyes merger of warring factions, sidelines Sasikala and her kin

Trouble-hit AIADMK eyes merger of warring factions, sidelines Sasikala and her kin

Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK party on Tuesday distanced itself from jailed general secretary VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran, brightening prospects of a truce with the O Panneerselvam faction that had rebelled against her leadership. The decision was “unanimous” and based on the views of all ministers, including chief minister E Palaniswami, legislators, MPs […]

Vijay Mallya arrested by Scotland Yard in London, gets bail after appearing in court

Vijay Mallya arrested by Scotland Yard in London, gets bail after appearing in court

Scotland Yard arrested fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Tuesday morning and a London court granted him bail within hours, beginning the legal process to send him to India that may be drawn over months, if not years. The 61-year-old flamboyant businessman, who called himself “The King of Good Times”, was the subject of an […]

Snapchat CEO allegedly said India “too poor” to consider expansion

Snapchat CEO allegedly said India “too poor” to consider expansion

While Indians are increasingly downloading Snapchat on their smartphones, the company’s CEO feels India is “too poor” to seriously consider expanding its user base. According to a report by Variety , the disparaging comment was made by the CEO of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, allegedly during a meeting to discuss the growth of the app’s user […]

IPL 2017: SRH seek to put campaign back on track against KXIP

IPL 2017: SRH seek to put campaign back on track against KXIP

With back-to-back losses denting their confidence, defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad would look to put their campaign back on track when they take on Kings XI Punjab in their Indian Premier League (IPL) in Hyderabad on Monday. The Sunrisers had a perfect start this season by winning their first two games — against Royal Challengers Bangalore […]

IIT board approves quota for women students’ admissions from 2018

IIT board approves quota for women students’ admissions from 2018

NEW DELHI: More girl students would get admission in the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) from the 2018 academic session as the admission board on Saturday approved a 20% quota of supernumerary seats for women. Concerned over the fall in the number of girl students getting admission to the IITs, the Joint Admission Board […]

Sri Lankan rescuers race against time as garbage collapse toll hits 23

Sri Lankan rescuers race against time as garbage collapse toll hits 23

COLOMBO: At least 23 people, including four children, were killed when a mountain of garbage came crashing down on homes following a fire near Sri Lanka’s capital, with rescuers racing against time to find any survivors. Police have launched a probe to ascertain whether the collapse of the 91-metre open garbage pile on Friday was […]

PM Modi asks BJP leaders to work for poor Muslims, slams Oppn over EVM row

PM Modi asks BJP leaders to work for poor Muslims, slams Oppn over EVM row

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked fellow BJP members and supporters on Sunday to reach out to poor Muslims and marginalised sections of society, and accused the Opposition of finding fault with the electronic voting machine (EVM) ahead of municipal polls in New Delhi.  The Prime Minister was speaking at the BJP national executive meeting in […]

Deserted by NRI husband, woman seeks Sushma Swaraj’s help

Deserted by NRI husband, woman seeks Sushma Swaraj’s help

CHANDIGARH: A 29-year-old woman who was deserted by her NRI husband has sought the intervention of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in getting him deported from New Zealand. Though her husband, Ramandeep Singh, has been declared a Proclaimed Offender (PO) by the Punjab Police, Chand Deep Kaur has now sought help of the Union minister, […]

Pakistan defends Kulbhushan Jadhav sentencing, says due process was followed

Pakistan defends Kulbhushan Jadhav sentencing, says due process was followed

Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday defended the death sentence awarded to former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav by the country’s military court, saying that all the “rules and laws of the land” were followed. He added that Jadhav’s trial went on for three months. His comments come a day after India warned Pakistan […]

India will go out of its way to save Jadhav from death row: Swaraj

India will go out of its way to save Jadhav from death row: Swaraj

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday assured lawmakers that New Delhi would go “out of its way” to save sentenced spy Kulbhushan Jadhav from death row in Pakistan, according to Indian media reports. Calling Jadhav “a son of India”, Swaraj issued a warning to Pakistan saying, “I would caution the Pakistani government to consider […]

‘Mowgli girl’ may not have been raised by monkeys: Experts

‘Mowgli girl’ may not have been raised by monkeys: Experts

The “girl Mowgli” of Uttar Pradesh may not have been brought up by a troop of monkeys, as was previously thought. The girl, possibly eight, was found abandoned in Katarniyaghat wildlife sanctuary in January. She had matted hair, wounds on her body and was wearing underwear when a forest patrol spotted her. Click here to […]

Bypolls highlights: RK Nagar polls cancelled, 8 killed in Srinagar violence

Bypolls highlights: RK Nagar polls cancelled, 8 killed in Srinagar violence

Eight people were killed and more than two dozen injured on Sunday when police clashed with protesters during a by-election in Srinagar in the Kashmir Valley, a senior police official said. Separatist factions in Kashmir had called for a boycott of the vote, resulting in heightened security and low voter turnout when the polling began. […]

Displaying unusual solidarity, Indian and Chinese navies jointly respond to a piracy attack in Gulf of Aden

Displaying unusual solidarity, Indian and Chinese navies jointly respond to a piracy attack in Gulf of Aden

Amidst the increasing tensions between New Delhi and Beijing over Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama’s ongoing visit to the border state of Arunachal Pradesh, the navies of the two countries displayed unusual solidarity at high seas in responding jointly to a piracy attack on a foreign merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden. According to […]

Cricket: India House Premier League Finals

Cricket: India House Premier League Finals

By Ravi Ozarker HOUSTON: What a final! Fans witnessed a keenly fought cricket match at India House Cricket Ground between two strong contenders, Cliff Jumpers Cricket Club (CJCC) and WOM Cricket Club (WOMCC) CJCC batted first and scored 160 runs in 20 overs which is considered a very good score going by the past records […]

Sachin Tendulkar’s New Documentary To Be Released On April 23

Sachin Tendulkar’s New Documentary To Be Released On April 23

A new documentary film based on cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s life will be released on the eve of his 44th birthday. The film will showcase his eventful career that culminated with winning the World Cup in 2011. Titled ‘Little Master’, the film will be aired on Sony ESPN on April 23. Documenting the historic win of […]

Dalai Lama calls for complete freedom to choose religion

Dalai Lama calls for complete freedom to choose religion

GUWAHATI: Voicing concern over religious conversion, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Sunday said forceful conversion was not correct and an individual must have freedom to choose religion. Dalai Lama had an emotional reunion with the 5th Assam Rifles jawan who received him after his escape from Tibet in March 1959. Naren Chandra Das, 76, […]

MCD elections: Now Arvind Kejriwal offers free water, power subsidy to Delhi tenants

MCD elections: Now Arvind Kejriwal offers free water, power subsidy to Delhi tenants

After promising to waive off property tax if voted to power in MCD, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that the relief of low tariffs for water and electricity will be extended to tenants as well. He said those living in rented houses will also get free water and subsidised electricity if the AAP comes […]

40 years of bloodshed has benefitted none, PM Modi to Kashmiri youth

40 years of bloodshed has benefitted none, PM Modi to Kashmiri youth

Udhampur (J&K): Sending out a message to the misguided youth of Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said “40 years of bloodshed” has not benefitted anyone and that they should choose tourism over terrorism to ensure the state’s development and well-being. He again invoked former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s slogan of ‘Kashmiriyat, Jamhooriyat, […]

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