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Harinder Sidhu to be new Australian High Commissioner to India

Harinder Sidhu to be new Australian High Commissioner to India

MELBOURNE: Australia today appointed veteran woman career diplomat Harinder Sidhu as its next High Commissioner to India, the second Indian-origin official to serve as the country’s envoy to India in… Read more »

NRI businessmen upbeat over Abu Dhabi leader's India visit

NRI businessmen upbeat over Abu Dhabi leader’s India visit

DUBAI: Indian businessmen based in the UAE have hailed the ongoing visit of Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to India hoping it would further boost… Read more »

Don't snatch smartphones from students during exams expert

Don’t snatch smartphones from students during exams: expert

DUBAI: Smartphones should not be taken away from students during examinations as it amount to “torture”, an Indian-origin professor has said. Dr Sugata Mitra, a professor at UK’s Newcastle University,… Read more »

WikiLeaks founder Assange should walk free, rules UN panel

WikiLeaks founder Assange should walk free, rules UN panel

GENEVA/LONDON:  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be freed, a UN panel ruled today as it called on the UK and Sweden to compensate the whistleblower for his “arbitrary detention” of… Read more »

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Like-minded nations must jointly tackle terror: Ansari

BANGKOK: Vice President Hamid Ansari today called for “strong cooperation” among like-minded nations to tackle the growing menace of terrorism and underlined the “tremendous potential” for enhancing Indo-Thai defense ties…. Read more »

Ban appoints Major Gen Menon as UNDOF Head

Ban appoints Major Gen Menon as UNDOF Head

UNITED NATIONS: Major General Jai Shanker Menon of the Indian Army, a veteran of peacekeeping operations, has been appointed as the head of a key UN force stationed in Golan… Read more »

3 Indian-origin conferred with Aus's highest civilian award

3 of Indian-origin conferred with Aus’s highest civilian award

MELBOURNE: Three Indian-origin persons have been awarded Australia’s highest civilian honor for their contribution in the fields of physics, engineering and medicine. Chennupati Jagadish, an eminent professor at Australian National… Read more »

India can stand out with reforms, planningJaitley

India can stand out with reforms, planning: Jaitley

DAVOS: India can stand out in the gloomy global economic situation with headwinds from China and the US if it continues with “reforms and responsible economic planning”, Finance Minister Arun… Read more »

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India must increase women participation in labour force: ILO

GENEVA: India needs to increase women’s participation in labour markets, build on its experience of its flagship employment scheme and provide social housing for the working poor to tackle unemployment,… Read more »

Vedanta Resources trims Bond buyback to $227.40 mn

Vedanta Resources trims Bond buyback to $227.40 mn

LONDON: Metals and mining conglomerate Vedanta Resources has cut down its Bonds repurchase offer to USD 227.40 million out of its outstanding USD 1.13 billion convertible Bonds due in July… Read more »

Doval to visit China next week to discuss border dispute

Doval to visit China next week to discuss border dispute

BEIJING: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit China next week to hold informal talks with his Chinese counterpart to discuss the vexed border dispute and other strategic issues, it… Read more »

Indian-origin cancer researcher knighted by Queen Elizabeth

Indian-origin cancer researcher knighted by Queen Elizabeth

LONDON: A top Indian-origin cancer research expert has been conferred Knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for being “hugely influential” in his work on prevention and treatment of cancer, according to… Read more »

Belgium charges 10th suspect over Paris attacks prosecution

Belgium charges 10th suspect over Paris attacks: prosecution

BRUSSELS: Belgian prosecutors said today they have arrested a 10th suspect over the attacks in Paris last month and charged him with terror offences. The Belgian national, identified only as… Read more »

UN adopts resolution on Syrian peace process

UN adopts resolution on Syrian peace process

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing a peace process in Syria to end the five-year-long war through talks between the government and the opposition, but… Read more »

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WTO talks enter 5th day; hectic parleys on to end impasse

NAIROBI: The WTO talks entered the fifth day on Saturday even though hectic parlays are on to bridge differences between developed and emerging economies on the issues on Doha Round,… Read more »

Indo-Japan N-deal to boost India's renewable energy plansIEA

Indo-Japan N-deal to boost India’s renewable energy plans: IEA

SINGAPORE: India’s recent agreement with Japan on developing environmentally-friendly nuclear energy for civilian use is the right step and will boost the country’s renewable energy plans, the IEA said here… Read more »

After 6 yrs on top, Lakshmi Mittal drops out of SA rich list

After 6 yrs on top, Lakshmi Mittal drops out of SA rich list

JOHANNESBURG: NRI steel baron Lakshmi Mittal, who had topped South Africa’s richest list of 100 businessmen for six consecutive years, has been left out this year due to plummeting share… Read more »

Modi, Cameron discussed intolerance, human rights during UK

Modi, Cameron discussed intolerance, human rights during UK

LONDON: British Prime Minister David Cameron raised the issue of intolerance and human rights in India with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during his visit here last month, the UK… Read more »

All-night Taliban raid on Afghan airport kills at least eight

All-night Taliban raid on Afghan airport kills at least eight

KANDAHAR: At least eight people were killed after Taliban militants stormed an airport complex in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar city, triggering an all-night gun battle that coincides with a regional conference today… Read more »

Third bomber at Paris's Bataclan music hall identified police

Third bomber at Paris’s Bataclan music hall identified: police

PARIS: A 23-year-old man from the eastern French city of Strasbourg has been identified as the third bomber involved in the attacks at Paris’s Bataclan music hall, police sources said… Read more »