Bhutanese official meets Modi
Kathmandu: Chief Advisor of the interim government of Bhutan Dasho Tshering Wangchuk met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Bimstec Summit here.
San Francisco: Apple continued to dominate the smartwatch market with a 41 per cent share as global smartwatch shipments grew 37 per cent Year-on-Year in the second quarter of 2018, a Counterpoint report said on Friday.
6 years jail for Australian for espionage in Cambodia
Phnom Penh: A Cambodian court on Friday convicted Australian filmmaker James Ricketson of spying and sentenced him to six years in prison.
Four killed in bus crash in US
Washington: Four persons were killed in a bus crash in US state of New Mexico on Thursday, police said.
The State Police of US New Mexico said that many bus passengers were
Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker cancels Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest
Amsterdam: Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders has cancelled a scheduled Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in the capital here in November following widespread protest in
San Francisco: In a bid to tackle political interference on its platform, Twitter has announced a new policy and certification process for issuing advertisements in the US that will come into effect on September 30.
Tokyo: Fasten your seatbelt to board a flying cab soon as Uber on Thursday selected India as one of the first five shortlisted finalist countries that could be home to the first international Uber Air City within the next five years.
Washington: US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday on Twitter that White House counsel Don McGahn, who has played a key role in defending the President in the Russia probe, will leave his post in the fall.
United Nations: While countering Pakistan’s latest attempt to raise the Kashmir issue at the Security Council, India has said that it hopes the new government of Prime Minister Imran Khan would work constructively to build the region and
Refugee Sudanese actors unable to attend film premiere in Venice
Venice: Two actors of a Sudanese love story won’t be attending the movie’s world premiere in Venice Critics’ Week on Friday, as they are stuck in Uganda awaiti
Talks underway with N.Korea to open joint liaison office: S.Korea
Seoul: South Korea’s Unification Ministry on Wednesday said that talks with North Korea are underway to open a joint liaison office in the border town of Kaesong.
San Francisco: Photo-messaging app Snapchat is the most preferred social networking platform among US teenagers, surpassing the userbase of Facebook and Instagram in that age-category, says a new study.
Philippines blast: Police on high alert
Manila: Police in the Philippines island of Mindanao were on high alert on Wednesday after a bomb blast in a market in Isulan area killed two people and injured 36 others.
China’s swine fever outbreak threatens other Asian countries
Rome: The rapid onset of African Swine Fever in China – the country’s first reported outbreak – and its detection in areas more than 1,000 km apart, could
New York: Besides increasing noise pollution, sounding vehicle horns may also cut short lives of birds, says a research.
The findings showed that traffic noise may be associated with an increased rate of telomer
Kazakhstan to host conference against nuclear tests
Astana: Coinciding with the International Day against Nuclear Tests, Kazakhstan will host on Wednesday a conference focused on the role of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation in the
Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday insisted that Mexico will pay for the border wall he wants to build to halt illegal migration, once again putting on the table the issue that has most soured relations between the two countries
India lose 0-3 to Aussie heavyweights Sydney FC
Sydney: India Under-23 boys lost to three-time A-League champion and reigning A-League premiers champion Sydney FC, who struck thrice to garner a convincing 3-0 win in a friendly match played
UN urges calm in Libyan capital amid clashes
Tripoli: The UN Support Mission in Libya has called on warring armed groups in the south of the capital to “immediately cease all military action” and end the intensifying clashes that
Four migrants held on suspicion of people trafficking
Rome: Italian Police in Sicily said they detained four people-trafficking suspects who were among 134 rescued migrants allowed off a Coast Guard ship at the port of Catania after being s
African Development Bank team up to boost agriculture sector
Rome: The African Development Bank (AfDB) and FAO have agreed to raise up to $100 million over five years to support partnerships to catalyse agricultural investment in Africa, en
Washington: US President Donald Trump said on Monday that US and Mexican negotiators reached an agreement on revising the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement.
The new pact will not be known as NAFTA, b
Israel reopens Erez crossing point with Gaza Strip
Jerusalem: Palestinians were able to use the Erez crossing point between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Monday for the first time since it was closed over a week ago due to recent protests an
The Hague: The Indian diaspora in the Netherlands has been mobilizing funds over the last two weeks to aid victims of the floods in Kerala.
A number of Dutch nationals have also participated in the effort, according to a press release from
Mexican League’s Atlas signs Argentine defender Nicolas Pareja
Guadalajara (Mexico): Nicolas Pareja, member of the winning 2008 Argentine Olympic football delegation, has signed with Mexico’s Atlas, the club said in a statement.
N.Korea releases Japanese citizen on ‘humanitarian’ grounds
Seoul: North Korea has released a Japanese citizen held in custody for allegedly violating its law, saying that the decision was made “on the principle of humanit
Sexy selfies by women linked to economic inequality: Study
Sydney: Women tend to post sexy selfies online more in environments with greater economic inequality, rather than where they might be oppressed because of their gender.
New Delhi: Internet search engine Google on Monday dedicated a doodle to cricketing great Donald George Bradman on his 110th birth anniversary.
The doodle displays an animated image of Bradman, who played 5
Harare: The President of Zimbabwe took the oath of office on Sunday, calling for unity following a disputed election that the opposition claimed was marred by fraud.
Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, won the July 30 elect
Washington: Hundreds of women, and some men, marched on Sunday through numerous cities in the US to show their breasts, demanding gender equality and to protest against the “commercialization and the double standards” which affects thei
Islamabad: The Pakistan government has banned VIP protocol given by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to influential people at airports across the country, the media reported on Monday.
The decision ca
Smartphones can soon help predict flash floods: Study
New York: With smartphones capable of measuring atmospheric pressure, temperatures and humidity, a novel study suggested that the devices may one day be able to track and anticipate weat