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‘America First strategy has potential to damage Indo-US ties’

WASHINGTON: Warning that Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ strategy has the potential to “damage” Indo-US ties, prominent Indian-American scholar Ashley Tellis, who is speculated to be the next envoy to India,… Read more »

President-elect Donald Trump, left, and Vice President-elect Mike Pence acknowledge the crowd during the first stop of his post-election tour, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

‘Indo-US ties to strengthen, widen under Trump administration’

WASHINGTON: Underlining India’s key role in South Asia, a prominent Indian-American Republican closely associated with vice president-elect Mike Pence has said that Indo-US ties will further strengthen under the incoming… Read more »


Obama bids farewell to Modi, thanks PM for his partnership

WASHINGTON: Hours before he demits the White House, President Barack Obama made a farewell telephone call to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to thank him for his partnership that enhanced Indo-US… Read more »


Indian investor jailed in insider trading case in US

NEW YORK: An Indian-origin ex-private equity investor has been jailed for 20 months for tipping off two friends about the proposed 2013 acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company by… Read more »


GST: Tax evasion up to Rs 2 cr a bailable offence

NEW DELHI: To make GST regime less onerous, the Centre and states have decided to water down the penal provisions to ensure a trader gets immediate bail if the alleged… Read more »


‘CBI action against Sisodia, Jain proves AAP winning Punjab, Goa’

NEW DELHI: The CBI inquiry against Manish Sisodia and Satyendar Jain’s daughter by a “rattled” BJP government is the “clearest indicator” that AAP will sweep Punjab and Goa in the… Read more »


NIA scrutinizing 5 bank accounts linked to Hurriyat’s Geelani

NEW DELHI: Five bank accounts allegedly linked to hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani are being scrutinized by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as part of its probe into… Read more »


Naik may be quizzed; IRF has Rs 100 cr worth of real estate: NIA

NEW DELHI: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik is likely to be questioned by National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is scanning his 78 bank accounts, and real estate investments worth at… Read more »


Polls: Over Rs 80cr cash, 3L liters liquor seized in 5 states

NEW DELHI: Over Rs 80.44 crore of cash, 3 lakh liters of liquor and narcotics valued at Rs 6.55 crore have been seized, with the maximum from Uttar Pradesh and… Read more »


SC keeps itself away from pro-Jallikattu protests in Tamil Nadu

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today preferred to stay away from the pro-Jallikattu protests across Tamil Nadu and said the issue of protecting the agitating supporters of the bull-taming sport… Read more »


Tamil lawyers, students protest against Jallikattu ban

NEW DELHI: The Jallikattu protests today reached Delhi with scores of people including students from Tamil Nadu demonstrating against the ban on the bull-taming sport. The protesters, led by Tamil… Read more »


Jallikattu a ‘cultural symbol’: Vishwanathan Anand

CHENNAI: As protests for conducting Jallikattu continued state-wide, five time World Chess Champion Vishwanathan Anand extended his support to holding the bull taming sport, saying it was a cultural symbol…. Read more »


Indian-origin woman’s body found hidden in suitcase in UK

LONDON: A 46-year-old Indian-origin woman’s body was found hidden in a suitcase dumped in an alleyway in the UK following which her husband has been charged on suspicion of murder,… Read more »


UK puts export ban on Clive of India’s huqqa set, flask

LONDON: The UK government has put a temporary export ban on an extremely rare jeweled flask worth over 6 million pounds given to former commander-in-chief of India Robert Clive after… Read more »


‘Ethnic cleansing’ of Kashmiri Muslims being carried out: Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today accused Hindu “terrorist” outfits of carrying out “ethnic cleansing” of Kashmiri Muslims in Jammu region and claimed that the government is “empowering” such groups. The Pakistan Foreign… Read more »


Respect India’s territorial sovereignty: India to China

NEW DELHI: In the midst of growing unease in their ties, India today asked China to respect its territorial sovereignty and said its ascent should not be seen as a… Read more »


Trying to convince China that India’s rise not harmful to its ascent: Jaishankar

NEW DELHI: In the backdrop of growing unease in Sino-India ties, India today said it has been trying to convince the Chinese government that its ascent is not harmful to… Read more »


Deepening ties with India was Obama’s ‘genuine priority’: WH

WASHINGTON: Outgoing US President Barack Obama made strengthening relations with India a “genuine priority” and sought ways to effectively work together to fight extremism and enhance economic ties, the White… Read more »


NSG, Azhar issues must not be ‘stumbling blocks’ in ties: China

BEIJING: China today said differences over India’s NSG membership bid and designating of JeM chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the UN should not be “stumbling blocks” in developing… Read more »

Jodhpur: Bollywood actor Salman Khan, walks through a crowd outside the court, has been acquitted in 1998 Arms Act case by Jodhpur court, in Jodhpur on Wednesday. PTI Photo (PTI1_18_2017_000029B)

Relief for Salman, acquitted in Arms Act case

JODHPUR: In a relief for Salman Khan, a trial court today acquitted the Bollywood star of all charges in the Arms Act case in the alleged poaching of two black… Read more »