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Modi raises NSG bid with Erdogan; submarine leak with Hollande

HANGZHOU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today discussed India’s NSG membership with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and also raised the issue of the confidential data leak of the Indian Scorpene… Read more »

Geopolitics, terrorism weigh on G-20 summit in China

HANGZHOU: As the world’s top leaders are set to discuss the state of the global economy at this weekend’s G-20 summit here, geopolitics, bilateral issues and growing threat of terrorism… Read more »

3 ISIS militants arrested for planning attacks on Hindu temple

KUALA LUMPUR: Three militants from the dreaded Islamic State terror group have been arrested in Malaysia for allegedly plotting attacks on a famous Hindu temple in Batu Caves, entertainment outlets… Read more »

N Korea executes vice premier for ‘disrespect’

SEOUL: North Korea has executed a vice premier for showing disrespect during a meeting presided over by leader Kim Jong-Un, South Korea said today, after reports that he fell asleep…. Read more »

‘Reforms, growth India’s focus areas at G20 summit’

BEIJING: India’s focus at the G20 summit in China next month will be on global structural reforms to generate jobs, spur inclusive growth and discuss issues relating to the USD… Read more »

China developing next generation flexible missile based on AI

BEIJING: China will develop its next- generation cruise missiles based on a modular design, allowing them to be tailor-made for specific combat situations with high level of artificial intelligence (AI),… Read more »

Indigenous challenge to Adani’s Carmichael coal mine dismissed

MELBOURNE: In a relief to India’s energy major Adani, an Australian court today dismissed a Queensland Indigenous group’s application challenging the mining leases granted to its controversial 21 billion dollar… Read more »

Bezwada Wilson, T M Krishna win Ramon Magsaysay Award

MANILA: Two Indians – Carnatic singer T M Krishna and prolific campaigner for eradication of manual scavenging Bezwada Wilson – were today chosen for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for… Read more »

Chinese military unveils new weapons after SCS verdict

BEIJING: Chinese military has unveiled a range of new weapons, including long-range missiles, amid calls by its top officials to be combat-ready following a landmark verdict by an UN-backed tribunal… Read more »

Modi, Zuma hold talks in Pretoria

PRETORIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held talks with South African President Jacob Zuma on a wide range of issues aimed at boosting ties in the African continent, particularly in… Read more »

UK poised to have first woman PM since Margaret Thatcher

LONDON: Britain is poised to get its first woman Prime Minister in more than a quarter of a century since Margaret Thatcher as the race to succeed David Cameron after… Read more »

May wins first round of voting to choose new British PM

LONDON: UK home secretary Theresa May won the first round as the Conservative party began voting today to choose a new party leader who will go on to succeed David… Read more »

Pistorius jailed for six years for murdering girlfriend

PRETORIA: South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in jail today for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home three years ago. High Court judge Thokozile… Read more »

‘Never too late’ to give up separatism: China tells Dalai Lama

BEIJING: China today asked the Dalai Lama to give up his bid to divide the country and said it was “never too late” return to the “right track” as the Tibetan… Read more »

India ‘still stuck’ in 1962 war mindset: Chinese media

BEIJING: Criticizing the strong reactions from India over China blocking its bid to enter NSG, a state-run daily today said India is “still stuck” in the 1962 war mindset as… Read more »

Paul family’s dynamism has changed many lives: UK’s ex-PM

LONDON: Lauding Lord Swraj Paul and his family, Britain’s former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said their “dynamism and contribution” to the community has changed the lives of many people… Read more »

Suicide bombing near US consulate in Saudi: report

RIYADH: A suicide bomber blew himself up near the United States consulate in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Jeddah today, reported the Sabq online newspaper, which is close to… Read more »

States that sponsor terrorists must be made accountable: India

UNITED NATIONS: India has demanded in the UN that perpetrators of terror attacks and the nations that sponsor and provide safe havens to terrorists must be made accountable as it… Read more »

UNMOGIP head calls on UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: The new head of the United Nations mission tasked with monitoring the ceasefire line between India and Pakistan has called on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ahead of… Read more »

China accuses US of ignoring facts over India’s NSG bid

BEIJING: China today accused the US of ignoring facts over India not getting entry into the NSG and claimed that the plenary meeting of the elite grouping in Seoul did… Read more »