Death toll in Japan floods rises to 200

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | IANS | Tokyo

The death toll from the torrential rains that have battered Japan reached 200, authorities said on Thursday, as search and rescue missions continue to find dozens still missing in the wake of flooding and landslides. More than 70,000 personnel were involved in ongoing search and rescue missions for the 60 or...

Stormy Daniels held at Ohio strip clubStormy Daniels held at Ohio strip club

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | AFP | Washington

Adult film star Stormy Daniels, locked in a court battle with President Donald Trump over their alleged affair, has been arrested while performing at a strip club in what her lawyer described as a “politically motivated” setup. Daniels was arrested at a club in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday while performing an...

Authorities arrange helicopters to shift Sharif to jail; 300 PML-N workers held

Friday, 13 Jul 2018 | PTI | Lahore

Over 300 PML-N workers and leaders have been detained in Pakistan in a massive crackdown on the party activists in Lahore ahead of the arrival of its supreme leader Nawaz Sharif, who would be arrested along with his daughter and transported to jail via a helicopter. Sharif and his daughter Maryam...

Trump lashes NATO allies as he lands for tense MEET

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | AFP | Brussels

President Donald Trump told NATO allies to”reimburse” the United States for defence costs as he landed for the alliance’s most difficult summit in years. Trump touched down in Brussels aboard Air Force One hot on the heels of a stern warning from the EU’s top official that America should”appreciate” its allies. The...

Germany ‘captive of Russia’: US Prez

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | IANS | Brussels

US President Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on Germany on Wednesday ahead of a NATO summit here, accusing it of being beholden to Russia as it buys energy from Moscow. “Germany is captive to Russia because it’s getting so much of its energy from Moscow,” Trump said at a meeting...

Merkel fires back at Trump: Germany makes ‘independent decisions’

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | AFP | Brussels

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said Germany makes” independent decisions”, firing back at US President Donald Trump after he accused Berlin of being a”captive” of Russia. “I myself have also experienced a part of Germany being occupied by the Soviet Union,” Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany, said as...

Putin to meet Israeli PM, Iranian official in Moscow

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | AP | MOSCOW

The Israeli Prime Minister and a senior Iranian official headed to Moscow on Wednesday for separate meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin — part of Syria-focused diplomatic efforts days ahead of the US-Russian summit. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before boarding a flight to Moscow that he would have a...

Israeli missile intercepts drone from Syria: Army

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | Agencies | Jerusalem

Israel intercepted a drone launched from Syria with a Patriot missile on Wednesday, setting off sirens in the occupied Golan Heights, the army said. No further details were immediately provided following the interception. “UAV from Syria intercepted by Patriot missile, causing sirens in Golan and Emek HaYarden Regional Councils. More details to...

11 people killed in Bus crash in western Iran

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | AFP | tehran

Authorities say an overnight bus crash in western Iran has killed at least 11 people. State television reported on Wednesday that a tanker carrying tar crashed into the passenger bus in Sanandaj, a city in Iran’s Kurdistan province some 400 kilometers west of Tehran. Authorities say the tanker ran into the...

Veteran NRI broadcaster Mahendra Kaul dies

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 | PTI | London

Eminent Indian-origin broadcaster and journalist Mahendra Kaul died here on Wednesday, following a brief illness. He was 95. Kaul, who had been ill for some time, passed away peacefully at his home early this morning, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Rajni and daughter Kalyani Kaul, a...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Two-month-old dies in 108-Amublance

18 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

A two-month-old infant died due to suffocation after the door of the ‘108 Ambulance Service’ that was carrying him to a hospital malfunctioned and failed to open on time at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Hospital here on Tuesday. The Ambulance operators tried to open the door for a couple of hours but failed to open it on time...

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