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WH: India-US ties to get stronger under Trump

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | s rajagopalan | Washington

A day after the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Manila, the White House has affirmed that India-US relations are set to get stronger under the stewardship of President Trump. White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah, speaking...

FBI data reveals spike in US hate crimes

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | PNS | Washington

A new report from the Federal Bureau of Investigation has revealed a spike in hate crimes in the United States, with as many as 6,121 cases reported during 2016, reflecting a near 5 per cent rise from the preceding year. The report points to a wide range of hate crimes, motivated...

BASIC nations bat for finances to fight climate change

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | IANS | Bonn:

Batting for adequate financial and technology resources to assist the developing world, BASIC countries, including India, on Tuesday emphasised the need for openness, transparency and the country-driven nature of negotiations at the ongoing UN Climate Change conference. Ministers underlined the importance to prepare the ground towards completing the work on...

Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills over 530

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | AP | Sarpol-E-Zahab (Iran):

Rescuers used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq that killed over 530 people, with weeping women crying out to God as aid workers found new bodies. The grim work began in earnest...

4-year-old sister of Sherin may soon leave foster care

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 | Agencies | Houston:

A family court judge in Dallas has ruled that the 4-year-old sister of Sherin Mathews, the Indian toddler found dead in a culvert in Texas last month, will soon leave foster care to live with an extended family member, according to media reports on Tuesday. US Child Protective Services officials...

Quake leaves trail of death, destruction in Iraq-Iran

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 | AP | Tehran

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake near the Iraq-Iran border killed over 400 people across both countries, sent residents fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far away as the Mediterranean coast, authorities said Monday. Iran’s western Kermanshah province bore the brunt of the temblor Sunday night, with authorities...

Survivors’ tale!

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 | AFP | Darbandikhan:

Nizar Abdullah spent the night sifting through the ruins of the two-storey house next door in the mountainous town of Darbandikhan in Iraqi Kurdistan after a killer quake hit the region. “There were eight people inside,” Abdullah, an Iraqi Kurd, said on Monday, outside the pile of concrete debris...

Rush of Indian students to US varsities unabated

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 | S Rajagopalan | Washington

Notwithstanding the mounting uncertainties over career prospects for foreign professionals in the United States, the rush of Indian students flocking to American universities continues unabated, recording a 12.3 per cent growth during 2016-17. The 2017 Open Doors report released by the New York-based Institute of International Education (IIE) on Monday puts...

Southeast Asia nations to start talks with China on sea code

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 | AFP | Manila:

Southeast Asian leaders were to announce today the start of negotiations with China on a so-called “Code of Conduct” in the disputed South China Sea in what they regard as a milestone but some experts dismiss as a non-starter. Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations also will sign...

Globe Trotting

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 | Agencies

DR Congo train carrying fuel derails, 33 dead Lubumbashi: Thirty-three people riding on a fuel train in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo were killed and 26 were injured when the train plunged down a ravine and caught fire, officials said. Boys should be allowed to wear heels: church London: The Church of...


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Modi pays tribute to Rang Avadhoot

19 Nov 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Addressing a gathering of people via video conferencing in Bharuch district of poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked them to unite against casteism, terrorism, black money, corruption and communalism. “It is a strange environment…We must hold each others hand and move ahead…...

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State Govt to celebrate “Helmet and Seat Belt “ diwas every wednesday

20 Nov 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

To control the rising number of road accidents and deaths in the state, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to observe every Wednesday of the week as “Helmet and Seat Belt “ diwas. State principal secretary transport Aradhana Shukla, in an order on Sunday said that on every Wednesday, the department officials would hold rigorous checking of helmet for the driver and the pillion riders of the two wheeler and...

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