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Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Air Astana Best Airline To Connect India to Kazakhstan, Russia, CIS

‘Past is past’: Dalai Lama says Tibet wants to stay with China, wants development

Massachusetts Governor Baker Inaugurates Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) In Westborough; Says USA Land Of Opportunity, Freedom

Pak Export Factory of Terror: Sushma Swaraj

Pakistan is now Terroristan: India

UN reforms need to be broad-based, all encompassing: India

ISRO sets new record with launch of 104 satellites

Taxman not to ask questions on deposits up to Rs 2.5 lakh: I-T dept

Indian-American Nikki Haley sworn in as US ambassador to the UN

Trump, Modi have 'great conversation' on phone

Indian-American Nikki Haley sworn in as US ambassador to the UN

Trump pulls US out from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

China protests Prez's meeting with Dalai, warns of disturbance

UN Charter translated into Sanskrit, tweets Syed Akbaruddin

India, China have ‘candid, substantive, pragmatic’ discussions on NSG

Syria ceasefire a right step towards political transition

India, China have ‘candid, substantive, pragmatic’ discussions on NSG

China Could Make a Big Move in the South China Sea beginning September

Details of Scorpene Submarines Leaked

A.R.Rahman performs at UN to celebrate India's Indepedence Day

IFFCO's turnover jumps to Rs 29,000 crore

Sunil KanoriaSunil Kanoria takes over as new ASSOCHAM President

IFFCO becomes World’s Number One Cooperative; Crosses Rs 1,000 cr profit: Dr U S Awasthi

US, India, Japan assert for navigation freedom in South China Sea

India, Canada to Expand Strategic Energy Partnership

Foxconn to Make in India with Rs 1.3 lakh crores

India sees Thailand as valued partner in ‘Act East’ policy: Sushma

800 top executives in 7 cities to participate in Lloyd BT Pro-Am of Champions

China Confirms Test of Supersonic Nuclear Delivery Vehicle

Indo-Nippon Golf Cup Celebrates India-Japan Ties

Dr U S AwasthiIFFCO’s Jordan project starts production

UK Supports India, 4 Other Nations for UN Permanent SC Seat; Opposes Veto Rights

Right time to free, unshackle fertiliser sector: Dr Awasthi

IFFCO Ranked Number One in the World

Union Ministers Congratulate IFFCO for becoming World’s Numero Uno Cooperative

Aditya YadavIFFCO Director Aditya Yadav wins ICA Elections


Canada Minister Alexander launches CAN+ Express Visa Service for Indians

TERI, USGBC form strategic alliance


Rahul GandhiRahul Gandhi appointed Congress President; To take charge on Dec 16

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Monday declared Rahul Gandhi as its president in an elevation that marks a generational shift in the country’s oldest political party that is going through a difficult phase due to a series of electoral setbacks. The 47-year-old leader was elected unopposed and will replace his mother Sonia Gandhi. The change of guard brings down the curtains on more than 19 years of uninterrupted tenure of Sonia, who holds the record of being the longest-serving Congress president after assuming the post on March 14, 1998....more More

Virat Kohli Weds Anushka Sharma in Italy

NEW DELHI: One of India’s most-loved couples – Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma – have tied the knot in a private ceremony in Florence (the capital city of Tuscany) Italy. The wedding ceremony took place earlier this morning with only close family and friends present at the function. Apparently, the marriage was a private affair, but was solemnized as per all Hindu rituals. Top fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has designed the wedding ensemble for both the bride and the groom. Virat and Anushka will now start inviting all industry friends and colleagues for the celebrations that are set to happen in Mumbai....more More

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Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh asks Modi to apologise for Pakistan collusion remark

NEW DELHI: In a sharp counter-offensive on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his ‘conspiracy with Pakistan’ remark, former premier Manmohan Singh on Monday said he was setting a “dangerous precedent” with his “ill-thought transgression” and asked him to apologise to the nation. In a strongly-worded statement, Singh rejected as “innuendos and falsehoods” Modi’s comments, saying he did not discuss the Gujarat assembly elections with anyone at the dinner hosted by Mani Shankar Aiyar for Pakistan’s former foreign minister Kurshid Kasuri here....more More

Pak tells India don’t drag us into your Gujarat electoral debate, win on own strength

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s allegations that Pakistan was trying to influence the outcome of the assembly elections in Gujarat was “utterly baseless and irresponsible”, the neighbouring country has said. “India should stop dragging Pakistan into its electoral debate and win victories on own strength rather than fabricated conspiracies, which are utterly baseless and irresponsible,” spokesperson of Pakistan’s ministry of foreign affairs Mohammad Faisal tweeted on Sunday....more More

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India, Russia, China resolve to step up counter-terror co-operation

NEW DELHI: India, China and Russia on Monday resolved to step up cooperation to counter terrorism, including choking terror funding and dismantling terrorist infrastructure, as the Indian side flagged concerns over increasing acts of terrorism by Pakistan-based terror outfits such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). During the 15th Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral, the foreign ministers - Sushma Swaraj, Wang Yi (China) and Sergey Lavrov (Russia) - also underlined the primary and leading role and responsibility of states in preventing and countering terrorism and extremism, a joint statement said....more More

Millennium Alliance Calls Indian Social Enterprises for Global Scale-Up

MUMBAI: At the 9th Sankalp Global Summit, the Millennium Alliance called for applications to its Global Grant for Indian social enterprises. An exclusive session titled ‘Millennium Alliance global grant: Indian Innovations for Global Impact’ was organized at the summit with close to 50 social enterprises interested in taking their innovations other developing countries. The Millennium Alliance grant program is currently seeking applications under its global grant, the deadline for which is December 31. The call is open for social enterprises interested in replicating and scaling their innovations to other low-income developing countries in the focus sectors of Health, Agriculture et al....more More

UN rejects U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

UNITED NATIONS: The United States found itself isolated at a special United Nations Security Council meeting in its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that set off alarms about the risk of escalating conflict in the Middle East. Eight of the 15 members of the UN Security Council, the organisation which looks out for peace and security around the world, had called for an urgent meeting on Friday to analyse the decision taken by Washington, Efe news agency reported....more More

Suicide bomber strikes New York City at rush hour

NEW YORK: An ISIS-inspired would-be suicide bomber set off a homemade explosive device at the Port Authority Bus Terminal subway station Monday morning, seriously wounding himself and injuring three others, law enforcement sources said. The man — a 27-year-old Brooklyn man identified by high ranking police sources as Akayed Ullah — had wires attached to him and a 5-inch metal pipe bomb and battery pack strapped to his midsection as he walked through the Manhattan transit hub....more More


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to at St George’s Chapel in Windsor in May

LONDON: The wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle will take place next May at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, a spokesman for the prince said on Tuesday. The fifth-in-line to the British throne and the American actress announced their engagement on Monday, sparking a trans-Atlantic media frenzy. Their first official engagement together will be in the central English city of Nottingham on Friday....more More

India's Manushi Chhillar is Miss World 2017

BEIJING: Indias Manushi Chhillar today won the coveted Miss World 2017 crown at a grand event in China, bringing to an end the countrys dry spell of 17 years at the top pageant contest. The 20-year-old from Haryana, who is a medical student, edged out top five contestants from England, France, Kenya and Mexico at the event, which saw participation from 118 countries. Chhillar was presented the crown by Stephanie Del Valle, the last years Miss World winner from Puerto Rico at an event held at a resort in the coastal city of Sanya....more More

Jet Airways, Air France-KLM announce tie-up to boost traffic

MUMBAI: India’s Jet Airways and Air France-KLM announced a partnership to route more traffic through Europe and on to North America, in a potential challenge to Gulf carrier Etihad Airways that is a shareholder in Jet. Indian international air traffic is booming, but much of the growth has been captured by the three big Gulf carriers including Etihad, which owns 24 percent of Jet....more More

India creates world record by successfully test firing BrahMos from Su-30 fighter jet

NEW DELHI: The BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully testfired for the first time in India from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet on Wednesday. In fact, India has created a world record as this is the first time that the Indo-Russian missile was test fired from Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet of the IAF. The BrahMos missile successfully hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal....more More

NASA warns of melting ice caps; Mumbai, Mangalore at high risk of flooding

NEW DELHI: A NASA report has issued a warning for Mangalore in Karnataka and Mumbai saying that the two cities are in grave danger from floods due to melting ice caps. Rainfall had heavily doused the two cities this season causing floods in many parts of the region. As per the report, India's southeastern coast in the state of Tamil Nadu witnessed up to 550 mm (21.7 inches) of rain in the past week, while total rainfall in southeastern India was measured at around 200 mm (7.9 inches)....more More

After death of 8th child, Ikea relaunches dresser recall

NEW YORK: Ikea relaunched a recall of 17.3 million chests and dressers Tuesday after the death of an eighth child. CEO Lars Petersson said Ikea wants to increase awareness of the recall campaign for several types of chest and dressers that can easily tip over if not properly anchored to a wall. The death of a California toddler, who was found trapped underneath an Ikea Malm dresser in May, has raised questions about whether Ikea has effectively spread the word about the recall, which was first announced in June 2016....more More



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New centres for getting French visa

Indian American gets New York excellence award

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The story of watermelons

I am from the village of Parra in Goa, hence we are called Parrikars. My village is famous for its watermelons. When I was a child, the farmers would organise a watermelon-eating contest at the end of the harvest season in May. All the kids would be invited to eat as many watermelons as they wanted. Years later, I went to IIT Mumbai to study engineering.

Exercise pill closer to reality: Study

An exercise pill — which can induce the health benefits of physical activity — may be closer to reality, as scientists have identified the mechanism that switches on the exercise response in the body. Researchers from University of Leeds in the UK found that a protein called Piezo1 in the lining of blood vessels is able to detect a change in blood flow during exercise. During physical activity — as the heart pumps more blood around the body — the Piezo1 protein in the endothelium or lining of the arteries taking blood from the heart to the stomach and intestines senses the increased pressure on the wall of the blood vessels.


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