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China's economy slumps to 6.1% in 2019

China's economy grew by 6.1 per cent last year, the lowest annual growth rate in 29 years, National Bureau of Statistics said, as weak domestic deman...

Hungary pushes for direct Budapest-Mumbai flights

Hungary pushed for direct air connectivity between Budapest and Mumbai, and acknowledged India's role in promoting investment and creating new jobs i...

Musharraf approaches SC to suspend death sentence in high treason case

Pakistan's self-exiled former dictator Pervez Musharraf approached the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of a special court that had handed him d...

India, U.S in advance stage talks to resolve trade issues: Minister

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said India and the U.S are in an 'advance stage' of dialogue to resolve some of the pressing trade issues...

Putin puts forward Mikhail Mishustin as new Russian PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin formally put forward Mikhail Mishustin, the little-known head of the country’s Federal Tax Service, to be the ...

U.K PM rejects Scottish call for new independence referendum

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejected a request by Scotland's devolved government for powers to hold another referendum on independence. In a...

U.S Senate to begin impeachment trial against Trump on Jan 21

The U.S Senate is likely to begin the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump on January 21 after the House of Representatives last month im...

China's trade surplus with U.S dropped 8.5% in 2019

China's trade surplus with the United States narrowed last year as the world's two biggest economies exchanged punitive tariffs in a bruising trade w...

Australian 'megablaze' brought under control

Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest 'megablaze' under control on Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much...

Iran agrees de-escalation 'only solution' to solve crisis with U.S

Iran has signalled it favours a de-escalation after 10 days of heightened tensions with the United States during which both sides fired missiles and ...

Shinzo Abe warns conflict with Iran impacts entire world

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned that military confrontation with Iran will impact global peace and stability, as he visits the Middle E...

U.S following protests in Iran 'closely', says Trump

U.S President Donald Trump told the people of Iran that he stands by them and is monitoring protests that broke out after Tehran admitted it shot dow...

PM Modi condoles demise of Oman Sultan Qaboos

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the demise of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman, describing him as a beacon of peace for the r...

Iran says 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian airliner

Iran said it unintentionally shot down the Ukrainian airliner that crashed, killing 176 people, calling it an 'unforgivable mistake'. The Ukraine Int...

Citizens battle to save China's sickly 'mother river'

Water has been a source of death as well as a source of life for a generation in Shenqiu, a region fed by a tributary of China's heavily polluted Yan...

China threat looms over presidential election in Taiwan

Further deadlock and heightened pressure from China is the likely outcome if Taiwan's independence-leading President Tsai Ing-wen wins a second term,...

Iranian missile brought down airliner: Canadian PM

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said multiple intelligence sources indicate that Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner after it took off from Tehran, kil...

U.S Senate leader ready to pass impeachment trial rules without Democrats

Republicans are prepared to press ahead with rules for U.S President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, the Senate leader said, ignoring opposition De...

Iran launches missile strike against U.S in Iraq

Iran has launched over a dozen ballistic missiles targeting at least two bases where U.S military and coalition forces' are stationed in Iraq, the Pe...

India asks citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Iraq

The government issued a travel advisory, asking citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Iraq in view of prevailing situation in the Gulf country. I...

Manoj Shashidhar Appointed As CBI Joint Director

Senior IPS officer Manoj Shashidhar was appointed as the Joint Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), a Personnel Ministry order said...

Governor slams LDF govt over moving SC on CAA without informing him

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Friday lashed out at the Left-ruled state government over it approaching the Supreme Court against the Citizens...