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Jaitley Flags H-1B Visa Concerns with US Treasury Secy
National International April 23, 2017 06:27 PM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has raised the issue of restrictions on H-1B visa with his US counterpart Steven Mnuchin as India fears the curb would
Over 100 Killed, Wounded in Taliban Attack on Afghan Army Base
International April 22, 2017 03:05 PM
More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry
Toronto-Bound Jet Airways Flight Returns Amsterdam After Tail Strike
International April 21, 2017 07:28 PM
A Jet Airways flight from Amsterdam to Toronto with 352 people on board today suffered tail strike, forcing the pilot to return to the Dutch
Modi, Paytm Founder in Time's '100 Most Influential People List'
International April 20, 2017 06:33 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma were the only two Indians to make it to an annual list of '100 most
Pak National Assembly Passes Bill on Compulsory Teaching of Quran in Schools
International April 19, 2017 07:40 PM
Pakistan's National Assembly today passed a bill endorsing compulsory Quran education for all Muslim students studying in government schools from class 1 to 12, a
13 Injured After Train Derails in Pakistan
International April 18, 2017 06:41 PM
At least 13 persons were injured today after four bogies of a Quetta-bound train derailed in Pakistan's Punjab province, with authorities suspecting sabotage by terrorists. "Jaffar
Jaitley Flags H-1B Visa Concerns with US Treasury Secy
National International April 23, 2017 06:27 PM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has raised the issue of restrictions on H-1B visa with his US counterpart Steven Mnuchin as India fears the curb would
US Accuses TCS, Infosys of Violating H-1B Visa Norms
National International April 23, 2017 05:17 PM
The US has accused top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of unfairly cornering the lion's share of H-1B visas by putting extra tickets in
France Votes in Most Unpredictable Presidential Election in Decades
International April 23, 2017 04:21 PM
France voted today under heavy security in the first round of the most unpredictable presidential election in decades, with the outcome seen as vital for
Over 100 Killed, Wounded in Taliban Attack on Afghan Army Base
International April 22, 2017 03:05 PM
More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country's defence ministry
Kashmir Issue 'Main Stumbling Block' to Peace in South Asia: Pakistan
International April 22, 2017 02:17 PM
The Kashmir issue is the "main stumbling block" to peace in South Asia, Pakistan's Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar said today, underlining that it is
India-Born Doctor, Wife Charged in US Genital Mutilation Probe
International April 22, 2017 12:22 PM
An India-born doctor and his wife have been arrested and charged with helping another Indian- origin doctor perform genital mutilations, a procedure that is criminalised
'More Than 50' Afghan Troops Killed in Taliban Attack, Says US Military
International April 22, 2017 10:39 AM
"More than 50 Afghan soldiers have been killed" in a Taliban attack today on their base near the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, a US military
Toronto-Bound Jet Airways Flight Returns Amsterdam After Tail Strike
International April 21, 2017 07:28 PM
A Jet Airways flight from Amsterdam to Toronto with 352 people on board today suffered tail strike, forcing the pilot to return to the Dutch
Nepal PM Warns of 'Terrible Price' if Madhesis Boycott Polls
International April 21, 2017 06:35 PM
Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda today said the Madhes-centric parties will pay a "terrible price" if they rejected the government's appeal to participate in the local-level
Nawaz Sharif's Daughter Maryam Cleared by Pak SC in Panama Case
International April 21, 2017 06:05 PM
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's media savvy daughter Maryam Sharif's name has been virtually cleared by the Supreme Court in the high-profile Panama case, according
'Neither a Clean-Chit Nor a Disqualification,' Pak Media Gives Mixed Reaction to Sharif's Ruling
International April 21, 2017 05:16 PM
Pakistani media today gave a mixed reaction to the Supreme Court's verdict on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's high-profile graft case with some calling it just
Russia Denies Moving Troops Close to North Korea
International April 21, 2017 05:06 PM
Russian authorities are denying reports that they are moving troops to the border with North Korea over growing tensions in the Korean peninsula. The
Nepal Scaled Down Drills With China Due to India Alleges Chinese Media
International April 21, 2017 03:55 PM
Nepal has scaled down the size of its first-ever military exercise with China after facing strong opposition from India, state-run Chinese media claimed today.
After Attack, France Looks Toward Weekend Presidential Vote
International April 21, 2017 02:57 PM
France began picking itself up today from another shooting claimed by the Islamic State group, with President Francois Hollande calling together the government's security council
'India Will Pay Dearly if it Plays Dalai Lama Card', Warns Chinese Media
International April 21, 2017 02:21 PM
India will pay "dearly" if it continues the "petty game" of playing the Dalai Lama card, Chinese media warned today, dismissing as "absurd" New Delhi's
Indian American Community Launches White House Petition To Save Kulbhushan Jadhav
International April 21, 2017 12:20 PM
The Indian-American community in the US has launched a White House petition, seeking the Trump Administration's intervention to save Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav who has
1 Police Officer Killed, 2 Wounded After Gunman Open Fires In Paris, ISIS Claims Responsibility
International April 21, 2017 09:45 AM
An attacker with an automatic weapon opened fire on police on Paris' iconic Champs-Elysees, killing one officer and seriously wounding two others before police shot
Finance Minister Jaitley Raises H-1B Visa Issue With US Commerce Secretary
International April 21, 2017 09:41 AM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has "strongly raised" the H-1B visa issue with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, highlighting the important role played by highly skilled
Modi, Paytm Founder in Time's '100 Most Influential People List'
International April 20, 2017 06:33 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma were the only two Indians to make it to an annual list of '100 most
Panamagate: Zardari Condemns SC Judgement, Asks Nawaz Sharif to Resign
International April 20, 2017 06:03 PM
Pakistan's former president Asif Ali Zardari today condemned the Supreme Court's ruling in the Panamagate case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying the decision has
Panamagate: Zardari Condemns SC Judgement, Asks Nawaz Sharif to Resign
International April 20, 2017 06:03 PM
Pakistan's former president Asif Ali Zardari today condemned the Supreme Court's ruling in the Panamagate case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying the decision has
Give Details of Appeal Process in Jadhav Case: India to Pak
International April 20, 2017 05:37 PM
India has officially sought from Pakistan details of the trial proceedings against Kulbhushan Jadhav as well as the appeal process in the case, the External
Indian-Origin CEO in US Who Assaulted Wife for Years Gets Just 1-Month in Jail
International April 20, 2017 05:34 PM
An Indian-origin Silicon Valley CEO accused of beating his Indian-American wife for several years may end up serving less than just a month in jail
How Sharif Averted Ignominy of Being Forced Out for 3rd Time as Pak PM
International April 20, 2017 05:09 PM
Nawaz Sharif, the only Pakistani politician who has the distinction of being the prime minister of the coup-prone country for a record three times, today
Renaming Places in Arunachal Pradesh Does Not Make Illegal Occupation As Legal: India to China
International April 20, 2017 05:01 PM
Taking offence to China renaming six places in Arunachal Pradesh, India today said inventing names of states of a neighbour does not make illegal occupation
Nawaz Sharif Narrowly Survives Panamagate Jolt
International April 20, 2017 03:25 PM
Nawaz Sharif today narrowly managed to save his premiership after a Pakistan Supreme Court bench declared there was "insufficient evidence" to remove him from office
'Unchecked' Iran Could Become Another N Korea, Warns US
International April 20, 2017 02:56 PM
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has termed the Iran nuclear deal a failure and said an "unchecked" Tehran could become another North Korea, but
Panama Papers: Pakistan on Edge Ahead of SC Verdict on PM Nawaz Sharif
International April 20, 2017 12:12 PM
Pakistan is waiting with a baited breath for the Supreme Court's decision in the high-profile Panamagate case against Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif and his children
In Touch With US, Australia Govts on Visa Issues: India External Affairs Ministry
International April 20, 2017 10:46 AM
Amid concerns over the US' changed H1B visa programme, India said today it was in touch with the Trump administration and making "full assessment" of
Former Pakistan Ambassador to US Says Kulbhushan Jadhav’s Trial Not Convincing
International April 20, 2017 10:05 AM
Paksitan’s spy games making it tough to explore peace with India difficult, says Hussain Haqqani.
After Scrapping 457 Visas, Australia Unveils Tougher Citizenship Laws
International April 20, 2017 09:22 AM
Announcing sweeping changes to Australia's citizenship laws, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today unveiled tighter requirements for new applicants, a move that follows the scrapping of
Pak National Assembly Passes Bill on Compulsory Teaching of Quran in Schools
International April 19, 2017 07:40 PM
Pakistan's National Assembly today passed a bill endorsing compulsory Quran education for all Muslim students studying in government schools from class 1 to 12, a
Bomb in Syria's Aleppo Kills Six: State TV
International April 19, 2017 04:35 PM
A bomb killed six people and wounded more than 30 in Syria's second city Aleppo today, state television reported. The blast hit the southwestern
Investigating Agencies Doing Best to Bring Back Mallya: Jaitley
International April 19, 2017 04:11 PM
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said investigative agencies are doing their best to ensure extradition of controversial businessman Vijay Mallya, who was arrested in London
Trump Admin Orders Review of Iran Nuclear Deal Sanctions: US
International April 19, 2017 03:19 PM
The Trump administration has ordered an inter-agency review of whether the suspension of sanctions on Iran under a landmark nuclear deal in 2015 was in
Facebook for 'Everyone' and Not Just High End: Zuckerberg
International April 19, 2017 02:58 PM
Facebook does innovation to serve "everyone" in the community and not just the "high end", its CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said in an apparent swipe
Death Toll Rises to 113 in Peru Floods, Mudslides
International April 19, 2017 01:10 PM
The death toll from flooding and mudslides plaguing Peru since the start of the year has risen to 113 people, including five killed last weekend,
China Ups Ante, Announces 'Standardised' Official Names For Six Places In Arunachal Pradesh
International April 19, 2017 10:22 AM
Upping the ante, China has for the first time announced "standardised" official names for six places in Arunachal Pradesh, days after it lodged strong protests
Citing An 'Alarming' Rise In Social Media Abuse, Bangladesh Trains Teenage Girls To Fight Cyber-Crime
International April 19, 2017 10:05 AM
Yesterday, Bangladesh began training thousands of teenage girls to fight cyber crime, citing an "alarming" rise in social media-related abuses mostly targeting adolescents. Police said online
Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting H-1B Visa Programme, Says Jobs For Americans First
International April 19, 2017 09:44 AM
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that calls for a review of the H-1B visa programme, saying they should never be used
13 Injured After Train Derails in Pakistan
International April 18, 2017 06:41 PM
At least 13 persons were injured today after four bogies of a Quetta-bound train derailed in Pakistan's Punjab province, with authorities suspecting sabotage by terrorists. "Jaffar
Airstrike in Eastern Syria Kills at Least 10 People
International April 18, 2017 05:27 PM
An airstrike likely carried out by the US-led coalition on an eastern Syrian town held by the Islamic State group has killed at least 10
Russia Announces Visa-Free Travel for Indians in The Country's Far East
International April 18, 2017 04:36 PM
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that tourists and businessmen from India and 17 other countries can visit the country's far east without visas
British PM Calls for Early General Election on June 8
International April 18, 2017 04:27 PM
UK Prime Minister Theresa May today called for an early general election on June 8, saying it is the only way to guarantee political stability
Book Reveals Why Jinnah Shaved Off His Moustache
International April 18, 2017 04:15 PM
When 42-year-old Muhammad Ali Jinnah popped the question to teenager Ruttie, little did he know that the only condition put forward by the bride-to-be would
US Reaffirms India's Designation as Major Defence Partner
International April 18, 2017 02:40 PM
The US today reaffirmed India's designation as a Major Defence Partner and emphasised the importance of its strategic relationship as its National Security Adviser H
Sikh Cabbie Assaulted, Turban Snatched By Passengers in US
International April 18, 2017 01:44 PM
A 25-year-old Sikh cab driver in the US was assaulted and his turban knocked off by drunk passengers, an incident the police was investigating as
Death Toll in Sri Lanka Dump Collapse Climbs to 30
International April 18, 2017 12:21 PM
The death toll in the giant open garbage dump which collapsed and buried dozens of houses near the Sri Lankan capital has climbed to 30
Australia Abolishes Visa Programme Used Largely by Indians
International April 18, 2017 11:48 AM
Australia today abolished a visa programme used by over 95,000 temporary foreign workers, majority of them Indians, to tackle the growing unemployment in the country. The
North Korea Preparing For 'Any Mode Of War' Triggered By US Military Action
International April 18, 2017 11:23 AM
North Korea is preparing for "any mode of war" triggered by US military action, Pyongyang's envoy to the United Nations warned today, saying his country
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