Britain’s princes William, Harry regret last rushed phone call with Diana

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | PTI | London

Britain’s Princes William and Harry have spoken for the first time of their regret of having a rushed telephonic conversation with their mother Princess Diana before her fatal car crash in Paris in 1997. In a television documentary to mark 20 years since their mother’s death, the princes recall being at...

New security cameras installed

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | AP | Jerusalem

Israel installed new security cameras on Sunday at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, as officials began indicating it was considering “alternatives” to the metal detectors at the contested shrine that set off a weekend of violence and raised tensions in the region. Israel set up the new security...

Iran rejects Trump’s demand for imprisoned Americans’ release

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | IANS | Tehran

Iran has rejected US President Trump’s demand for release of detained Americans, describing it as an “interference and unacceptable stand”, local media reported on Sunday. “The meddlesome and threatening statements by the US would not affect the Iranian Judiciary’s determination to prosecute and punish the violators of Iran’s law and national...

Iran’s warships to join in Russian military games

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | IANS | Tehran

Two Iranian naval vessels have set sail for Russia to take part in a Russian military games, media reported on Sunday. Iran’s Peykan-class frigates from the navy’s Caspian flotilla will also make a port call at Azerbaijan’s Baku as part of their itinerary before reaching Russia, Xinhua reported. The overseas mission would...

8 people found dead in tractor trailer in Texas parking lot

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | AFP | Washington

Eight people were found dead on Sunday in a truck in a parking lot in San Antonio, Texas, in an apparent people trafficking case, authorities said. San Antonio Police Chief William McManus and Fire Chief Charles Hood told reporters that in addition to the dead, there were 28 injured —...

15 MPs agree to sign no-confidence motion against Theresa: Report

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | PTI | London

Around 15 Conservative party MPs have agreed to sign a no-confidence motion against British Prime Minister Theresa May as part of a plot to oust her, according to a media report. Although the letter of no confidence falls short of the 48 names required to trigger a leadership contest, the UK...

‘Husband storage’ facility opens in Chinese shopping mall

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | Agencies | Shanghai

Shopping with girlfriends or wives may be one of the most tedious chores for men. Therefore, a shopping mall in China’s Shanghai city has launched “husband storage” facility. The transparent self-service pods in Shanghai’s Global Harbour shopping centre are equipped with a TV screen, a leather massage chair, and game...

Don admin supportive of tougher sanctions on Russia: Sanders

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | PTI | Washington

The Trump administration is supportive of the Congressional move to impose tougher sanctions on Russia for meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its aggression toward Ukraine, new White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday. Sanders, 34, was appointed as the new Press secretary on Friday. She replaces Sean...

Hezbollah kills 46 ultras near Lebanese-Syrian border

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | IANS | Beirut

Lebanon’s Shiite Islamist movement Hezbollah on Sunday claimed it had killed 46 Sunni radicals during its offensive to liberate the northeastern region of Arsal, next to the Syrian border. Hezbollah launched an offensive on Friday in Arsal — a region located 120 km to the northeast of Beirut — with the...

Chinese Police bust theft ring targeting tourists

Monday, 24 Jul 2017 | PTI | Beijing

Chinese Police have caught 24 suspected thieves who targeted tourists viewing the daily flag-raising ceremony in Tian’anmen Square. Police received complaints from several tourists who claimed that their property was stolen while watching the flag-raising ceremony, a popular patriotic and tourist activity in China. In one such case police caught...


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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

23 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, were prepared (March 2016)...

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Sanskar Bharti holds Rangoli-Mehndi competition

25 Jul 2017 | PNS | HAZARIBAGH

The Hazaribagh district unit of Sanskar Bharti organized Rangoli-Mehndi competition in the premises of Hindu +2 High School. Despite continuous rain 140 participated in the Rangoli competition and 78 in Mehndi competition...

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