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23 Apr 2018Narendra Modi
MEA Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today called on Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan to discuss bilateral ties.
23 Apr 2018UNESCO
On #WorldBookDay, know why reading is the best hobby ever
There is something so romantic, lovely and satisfying about reading a book which is indescribable.
23 Apr 2018Prince William
Royal Baby: Duchess of Cambridge hospitalized after going into labor
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton was today admitted to a hospital in the UK after going into labor with her third child, the Kensington Palace announced.
23 Apr 2018Sushma Swaraj
Sushma Swaraj asks Indians, Chinese to learn each other's language
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today asked Indians and Chinese to learn each other's language as it will help them overcome communication barriers, resulting in further strengthening the relationship between the two nations.
23 Apr 2018India
China, India agree to resume Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
Ten months after suspension of the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, Delhi and Beijing have agreed to resume the pilgrimage during talks between Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
22 Apr 2018Narendra Modi
Sushma Swaraj meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, discusses bilateral ties
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Sunday and discussed a host of bilateral issues and ways to step up the pace of high-level interactions to improve the relationship.
22 Apr 2018ISIS
Over 50 dead bodies recovered in former ISIS stronghold Raqqa
Over 50 dead bodies were recovered from a mass grave in Raqqa, the former de-facto capital of Islamic State, on Saturday.
22 Apr 2018Kabul
Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration center kills 31
At least 31 people were killed, and several others were wounded after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday.
22 Apr 2018Pakistan News
Indian goes missing in Pakistan during Baisakhi festival: Report
Reportedly, a 24-year-old Indian man has gone missing in Pakistan during Baisakhi festival celebrations.
22 Apr 2018Pramila Jayapal
20 Indian-Americans running for US Congress raise over $15.5 million
A record number of 20 Indian Americans are running for US Congressional elections this year.
22 Apr 2018World Bank
World Bank approves historic $13 billion increase in capital
In a major development, the World Bank Group has endorsed an ambitious package of measures that include a $13 billion increase in paid-in capital.
21 Apr 2018Australia
Pet Australian dog given police honors for keeping 3-year-old safe
A partially blind, completely deaf 17-year-old pet dog was felicitated with police honors on Saturday for keeping his master's three-year-old lost daughter safe in Australian wilderness through a rainy night.
21 Apr 2018Narendra Modi
No bilateral-meetings between Indian, Pakistani Ministers at SCO in Beijing
There will be no bilateral meetings between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with their Pakistani counterparts at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) ministerial meets to be held in Beijing on 24 April.
21 Apr 2018Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia shut a women's gym for most bizarre reason
Amid Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's earnest efforts to modernize Saudi Arabia, the kingdom did something extremely bizarre on Friday, showing it is still nowhere near the moderation it wants to achieve.
21 Apr 2018Barack Obama
This Indian from MIT won most promising economist award
Parag Pathak, a professor of Economics in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has won the prestigious John Bates Clark award for academic contributions from a young economist.
21 Apr 2018Georgia
US: Indian-American boy wins prestigious $100,000 Jeopardy College Championship
An Indian-American student has won the prestigious $100,000 "Jeopardy! College Championship" in a quiz show televised in the US.
21 Apr 2018India
India's growth momentum must continue despite elections, says IMF
The International Monetary Fund said it wants continued momentum in India's growth and structural reforms despite the election period.
21 Apr 2018Narendra Modi
PM Modi meets German Chancellor Merkel; discusses bilateral, global issues
Following his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, PM Narendra Modi tweeted it was a "wonderful meeting" where multiple aspects related to bilateral cooperation and global issues were discussed.
21 Apr 2018South Korea
North Korea is done with nuclear tests, says Kim Jong-un
Ahead of landmark diplomatic meetings with South Korea and the US, North Korea has declared its nuclearization is "complete" and it therefore "no longer needs" to test its weapons.
21 Apr 2018New South Wales
'Cocaine babe' off to prison for trying to smuggle drugs
24-year-old Melina Roberge was recently sentenced to eight years prison time for trying to smuggle 95 kilos of cocaine into the Sydney Harbour in 2016.
21 Apr 2018Facebook
After murdering wife, Cambodian man broadcasts suicide on Facebook live
21-year-old Ra Chhay Rath, recently killed his former wife at a school, and then committed suicide by jumping into Mekong river, Cambodia.
20 Apr 2018Oman
Swedish DJ Avicii passes away at 28
Swedish DJ Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) has been found dead in Oman. He was just 28.
20 Apr 2018Michael Flynn
According to Comey memos, Putin told Trump about 'Russian hookers'
Donald Trump's conversation with the now-former FBI director James Comey (which he noted and have been obtained by Associated Press), make startling revelations.
20 Apr 2018Nepal
Nepal: Plane skids off runway, close shave for 139 people
All 139 people on board a Malaysian passenger plane had a miraculous escape when their Kuala Lumpur-bound flight skidded off the runway and got stuck in mud while attempting to take off from Nepal's only international airport.
20 Apr 2018Indonesia
Indonesia: Couples canned for public display of affection
In Aceh province of Indonesia, several unmarried couples were caned in front of a crowd for showing affection publicly.
20 Apr 2018India
India doubles contribution to Commonwealth fund for technical cooperation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced doubling of India's contribution to the Commonwealth fund for technical cooperation and stressed the need to focus on providing developmental assistance to small island states, the External Affairs Ministry said.
20 Apr 2018Earthquake
In China, officials report two major-earthquakes which never happened
On Thursday, China's earthquake administration reported that two major earthquakes jolted the opposite areas of the country. There is only one problem. It never happened.
20 Apr 2018Deepika Padukone
Ola's Bhavish Aggarwal joins Padukone, Kohli, Nadella in TIME 100
A Bollywood star, an Indian cricketer, and an Indian-origin tech giant CEO feature in this year's TIME 100 list- an "annual list of the world's most influential people...whose time, in our estimation, is now."
20 Apr 2018London
UK apologizes after protesters tear down Indian flag in London
The UK has apologized after protesters tore off the Indian flag from an official Commonwealth flagpole, ripped it up and stamped on it during PM Narendra Modi's visit.
20 Apr 2018France
Meet the first person to undergo two face transplants
At 43 years old, France's Jerome Hamon is the world's the first person to have had two face transplants.
19 Apr 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan: Acid attack on 3 girls for rejecting marriage proposal
Three girls, including a sister duo, in Pakistan's Punjab province suffered burn injuries in an acid attack today when they were allegedly attacked by the sisters' uncle for rejecting a marriage proposal, said media reports.
19 Apr 2018Pakistan News
Indian Sikh woman accepts Islam after marrying Muslim in Pakistan
An Indian Sikh woman, who went to Pakistan to attend the Baisakhi festival, has sought an extension of her visa after marrying a man in Lahore and embracing Islam, said media reports.
19 Apr 2018Uganda
Uganda-President plans to ban oral-sex, because 'mouth is for eating'
In a widely televised interview, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni warned citizens against 'unnatural' sexual activities like oral sex.
What Modi said in 'Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath'
At the 'Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath' diaspora event in Central Hall Westminster, London, PM Narendra Modi responded to a series of questions.
19 Apr 2018London
UK-based Indian students denied access to Modi's event in London
A UK-based group of Indian students and alumni has said that it was denied access to PM Modi's 'Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath' event in London.
Global debt reached record-high of $164 trillion in 2016: IMF
The global debt has reached a record high in 2016 at $164 trillion, or almost 225% of GDP, said Vitor Gaspar, Director of IMF.
19 Apr 2018Harry Potter
Miss America 2005 marries her girlfriend in a dreamy wedding
Deidre Downs Gunn was crowned Miss America in 2005, and back then the idea of same-sex marriage would have been frowned upon.
19 Apr 2018North Korea
Will leave meeting with Kim, if it's not fruitful: Trump
US President Donald Trump has expressed optimism about his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un but also said he would be willing to walk out if the meeting fails to meet his expectation.
Sari-clad women with dhols welcome Prime Minister Modi in UK
Hundreds of demonstrators chanting slogans in favor of India's development and against "atrocities" taking place in the country have greeted PM Narendra Modi as he landed in the UK for a four-day visit.
18 Apr 2018London
Air India flight delayed by 2hrs after staffer forgets cellphone
In a rather bizarre incident last month, an Ahmedabad-bound Air India Dreamliner from London's Heathrow airport suffered a two hour delay resulting out of nomophobia - the fear of being without a cellphone.