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Rescinding of H-4 visa work permit in final stages: Trump admin

The move to rescind work authorisation to certain categories of H-4 visa holders is in final stages, the Trump administration has told a U.S court, a...

China closes over 22,000 pornographic websites

More than 22,000 pornographic sites have been shut down in China in 2018, authorities said. Over 1.75 million items were deleted in 390 cases, the Na...

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality

India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka an...

Noted novelist Philip Roth no more

Philip Roth, one of the greatest American authors has died aged 85.The Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker International Prize-winning novel...

Gina Haspel sworn-in as first woman CIA director

As he participated in the swearing-in of his new CIA director, U.S President Donald Trump acknowledged the difficulties that Gina Haspel's nomination...

Trump demands Justice dept to probe if FBI spied on his election campaign

U.S President Donald Trump has asked the US Department of Justice to investigate whether the FBI spied on his 2016 election campaign for "inappropria...

Washington seeks global 'coalition' against Iran regime

Washington wants to build a global "coalition" against the Tehran regime and its "destabilizing activities," the State Department has said, after pul...

Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramadan: President

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a rare decision to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for a month, allowing Palestinians to cross dur...

Christian businessman gifts mosque to workers for Ramadan

A wealthy Christian businessman from India has gifted a $3 lakh mosque to hundreds of Muslim workers ahead of Ramzan in the UAE, a media report said....

Trump calls some illegal immigrants as 'animals'

U.S President Donald Trump described as 'animals' some illegal immigrants as he slammed the US' "dumbest" immigration laws and asserted that people b...

Anwar Ibrahim declares 'new dawn for Malaysia' after release

Anwar Ibrahim declared a 'new dawn for Malaysia' had arrived as he walked free from jail today after receiving a royal pardon, paving the way for his...

WHO publishes its 'first essential diagnostics' list

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published its first 'essential diagnostics list', a catalogue of tests needed to diagnose the most common con...

Melania Trump undergoes surgery for 'benign kidney condition'

U.S First Lady Melania Trump has undergone surgery for what the White House described as a "benign kidney condition" and was expected to remain hospi...

U.S has lost 'mediator role' in Middle East: Erdogan

The U.S has lost its role as mediator in the Middle East by moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. "...

Actress Margot Kidder dies

Actress Margot Kidder, best known for her role as 'Lois Lane' in 'Superman', has died aged 69. Margot rose to fame starring alongside Christopher Ree...

N Korea's latest nuclear test 10 times stronger than Hiroshima bomb

North Korea's latest and largest underground nuclear test last year was powerful enough to move a mountain, say scientists who found that the bomb wa...

U.S will help penalized Chinese company: Trump

In a surprising overture to China, President Donald Trump says he would help a Chinese telecommunications company get "back into business," saying to...

Janakpur-Ayodhya direct bus service inaugurated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli on Friday jointly inaugurated a direct bus service between Janakpur and Ayodh...

U.S set to reimpose sanctions on Iran after Trump junks N-deal

With President Donald Trump junking the landmark nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S will now reimpose the stringent sanctions it placed on Tehran before...

Vladimir Putin sworn-in for fourth term as Russian president

Vladimir Putin was sworn-in as Russia's president for a fourth term, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years at a time of high tens...

India to have talent surplus of 245 mn workers by 2030: Study

India is projected to have a skilled labour surplus of 245 million workers by 2030, mainly on the back of "vast supply of working age citizens", even...

U.S Navy veteran who murdered Indian techie gets life imprisonment

A U.S Navy veteran who killed Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in a racially motivated hate crime at a bar in Kansas City has been sentenced to l...

'Nobel Prize for Literature' postponed after 'sexual misconduct' scandal

The organisation that decides the Nobel Prize for Literature has said it will not announce an award in 2018, after it was engulfed in a scandal over ...

Support for S Korea's Moon Jae-in hits record high after summit: Poll

President Moon Jae-in is enjoying record support from the South Korean public in the wake of a historic summit with his North Korean counterpart, pol...

Scandal-hit Cambridge Analytica to shut down

Cambridge Analytica, the U.K-based political consulting firm embroiled in a massive data-harvesting scandal that compromised the personal information...

Woman gang-raped in front of her boyfriend in Goa

A woman was allegedly raped by three men in front of her boyfriend on a beach in South Goa district, police said on Friday. The incident happened at ...

Heavy rainfall forecast in Kerala till Monday

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall ranging from 12 to 21 cm a day over Kerala for three d...