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Austria wrong to limit Good Friday to certain faiths: EU court

Austria is wrong to make Good Friday a public holiday only for members of certain Christian churches, the European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday....

Kamala Harris' 2020 U.S presidential bid excites Indian-Americans

Kamala Harris' plunge in the U.S presidential race has thrilled the Indian-American community which considers the first Indian-origin Senator's "grou...

Putin, Abe hold summit to break island impasse

Russia and Japan's leaders meet for talks in Moscow on Tuesday over the disputed island chain that has long prevented a peace treaty to end World War...

Tokyo court denies Carlos Ghosn's bail request

Carlos Ghosn is likely to remain in Japanese custody for the foreseeable future after a Tokyo court denied him bail on Tuesday despite a last-ditch p...

Virat Kohli sweeps ICC's annual awards

  Indian captain Virat Kohli has once again bagged all the top honours at the ICC Awards.Virat has been adjudged the ODI Cricketer of the Year, t...

31 Rohingya in limbo on Bangladesh-India border

  Thirty-one Rohingya Muslims including 17 children remained stranded on the India-Bangladesh border after three days, Dhaka officials said on Mo...

WhatsApp limits 'forwards' to 5 chats for users globally

  WhatsApp will now globally limit message 'forwards' to five chats at a time, a practice it had introduced in India in July last year to crack d...

Indo-Pak peace calendar released

A 'peace calender' was released on Sunday to send out a message of peace amid strain in bilateral ties between India and Pakistan. Many people, inclu...

British PM turns to Brexit 'Plan B'

British Prime Minister Theresa May unveils her Brexit 'Plan B' to parliament on Monday after MPs shredded her EU divorce deal, deepening the politica...

Trump, Erdogan agree to pursue a negotiated solution for northeast Syria

U.S President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan agreed to continue to pursue a negotiated solution for northeast Syria, the Whi...

Trump offers protection to undocumented immigrants in exchange of border wall funding

U.S President Donald Trump has launched a new plan to end a government shutdown, which has been ongoing for nearly a month, by offering protection fr...

UK faces 'political tsunami' if Brexit halted, says Minister

  Britain's trade minister says the country will face a 'political tsunami' if the government does not deliver on voters' decision to leave the E...

India, Pakistan should engage in 'meaningful dialogue' to resolve their issues: UN chief

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres hoped that India and Pakistan will engage in a 'meaningful dialogue' to resolve their issues.The UN...

Trump to meet Kim Jong-un again in February

U.S President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in late February on Pyongyang dismantling its nuclear and m...

U.S announces new missile defence system to counter threats from Russia, China

The U.S has announced a new missile defense policy aimed at addressing the challenges posed by Russia and China, which seeks to displace America in t...

Dhoni leads India to ODI series-win in Australia

Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck an unbeaten 87 to guide India to a historic ODI bilateral series win against Australia as the visitors beat the hosts by ...

Tibet sees sharp decline in illegal entry, exit: Report

China's southwest Tibet Autonomous Region has registered a steep 79 per cent decline in illegal entry and exit of Tibetans in the second half of last...

Tulsi Gabbard apologizes for her past statement on LGBTQ

Democratic presidential aspirant Tulsi Gabbard apologised for her past remarks that were critical of the LGBTQ community, saying now she has a strong...

Sri Lanka considers big China loan to repay foreign debts

Sri Lanka is considering a USD 300 million loan offer from the Bank of China as it prepares to repay foreign debts this year, a Finance Ministry offi...

Pakistan SC asks Imran govt to lift travel ban on opposition leaders

Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan to lift the travel ban imposed on opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto-Z...

Microsoft pledges USD 500 mn to ease local housing crunch

Microsoft pledged USD 500 million for loans and grants aimed at ramping up construction of affordable housing in the Puget Sound area of Washington s...

UN chief hails 'historic' moment as Palestine takes over reins of G77

  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the 'historic leadership' of Palestine which assumed the chairmanship of G77, the global body's ...

British PM faces defeat in historic Brexit vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces crushing defeat in a historic vote in parliament on Tuesday over the Brexit deal she has struck with the Eur...

Chandrika Kumaratunga warns Sirisena against any alliance with Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's former president Chandrika Kumaratunga blamed President Maithripala Sirisena for the 51-day power tussle in the island nation, saying the...

Trump sends letter to Kim Jong-un: Report

Donald Trump has sent a letter to Kim Jong-un, a media report said on Tuesday, days after the U.S President said he received a "great letter" from th...

Indian killed in Afghan bomb attack: MEA

  An Indian national was among those killed in the terror attack in Afghanistan's capital on Monday, the Ministry of External Affairs said and ca...

Mice flown to space may help decode ageing: NASA

  Groups of mice sent aboard the International Space Station (ISS) may help better understand the process of ageing in space and on Earth, accord...

India among world's leading exporters of creative goods: Report

India's creative goods exports nearly tripled from USD 7.4 billion in 2005 to USD 20.2 billion in 2014, making it one of the world's leading exporter...

Trump threatens to devastate Turkey if it hits U.S-backed Kurdish forces

President Donald Trump has threatened to 'devastate' Turkey economically if the NATO-allied nation attacks U.S-backed Kurdish forces in Syria followi...

ITC clocks 4% rise in Q3 profit at Rs 3,209 cr

Diversified group ITC reported 3.84 per cent increase in standalone net profit at Rs 3,209.07 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2018. Th...

Nine held in Maharashtra for links with ISIS

SC grants bail to 4 convicts in 2002 Naroda Patiya case

PM to address BJP workers in North Goa on Jan 27

Sabarimala: SC refuses urgent hearing of review petitions

The Supreme Court declined an urgent hearing of petitions seeking a review of the top court’s September 28 judgement allowing women of menstrua...

Equip farmers to reach global market: Kerala Governor

Two women turned away by police at Sabarimala