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02 Aug 2018India
Kapil Dev, Gavaskar, Sidhu, Aamir invited to Imran Khan's oath-taking
The oath-taking ceremony guest list of to-be Pakistan PM Imran Khan features several Indian names, including his contemporaries Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Navjot Singh Sidhu.
01 Aug 2018Afghanistan
Over 150 IS fighters surrender in Afghanistan's north: Officials
More than 150 Islamic State fighters surrendered in Afghanistan today, officials said, a move which they and the Taliban hailed as the end of the extremist group in the northern part of the country.
01 Aug 2018India
London: Historic India Club saved from demolition
The India Club in London, a hub for Indian nationalists in the UK during the Indian independence movement in 1930s-40s, has been saved from demolition after Westminster City Council's planning committee refused to give permission to Marston Properties (building's freeholders) to demolish the Club to build a luxury hotel.
01 Aug 2018BBC
She didn't read before signing.Now she's lost privacy AND profits
Six years ago, South African author Shubnum unexpectedly found her face in an immigration ad in a Canadian newspaper.
01 Aug 2018London
UK man pees on fire to extinguish it,gets hero's reception
Quick thinking helped extinguish an inferno on the world's longest pleasure pier before it could become uncontrollable.
01 Aug 2018Kerala
Kerala man missing for two months in UAE found dead
The body of an Indian man working in the UAE has been recovered from the sea by the Abu Dhabi police, two months after he went missing.
01 Aug 2018Facebook
Facebook removes 32 fake accounts involved in political influence campaign
Facebook has removed 32 fake accounts and pages that it says were involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" and political influence campaign to manipulate voters ahead of 2016 US Presidential elections.
01 Aug 2018Pakistan News
Pakistan: Imran's private-house vulnerable to threats, to move into official-residence
A house in Ministers' Enclave in Islamabad will be declared the official residence of Imran Khan, who is set to become Pakistan's new Prime Minister, as his private house is vulnerable to threats, Dawn reported.
01 Aug 2018New Jersey
US: 3D-printed guns now? Thankfully, the judge blocks the release
A day back, it seemed that the floodgates of gun control were about to burst open in the US, with schematics for 3D-printed guns and supporting software slated to go public from August 1.
01 Aug 2018Donald Trump
Ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort considered himself above the law: Prosecutors
Paul Manafort orchestrated a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to evade US tax, leaving behind a trail of lies as he lived a lavish lifestyle, prosecutors said as they laid out their case against the former Trump campaign chairman.
01 Aug 2018H-1B Visa
All unselected H-1B visa petitions for FY 2019 returned: US
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) yesterday said that it has returned all the unselected H-1B visa petitions for the fiscal year 2019, beginning October 1 which were submitted to the agency in April.
01 Aug 2018Donald Trump
US: Trump considering rules on citizens printing 3D plastic guns
US President Donald Trump yesterday said he was looking into whether Americans should be able to print their own guns, dipping his toe into the latest contentious debate over the right to bear arms.
01 Aug 2018Mexico
Plane crashes in Mexico, all 101 on board survive
A Mexican Embraer jet with 101 people onboard crashed while taking off from Durango yesterday amid a hail storm.
01 Aug 2018India
The most common types of US visas for Indians
The US is one of the world's most visited countries and anyone wishing to enter it must first obtain a visa.
31 Jul 2018Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's King Salman begins vacation in $500bn, unbuilt mega-city
According to state media reports, Saudi Arabia's King Salman is taking a holiday in the as-yet-unbuilt $500bn futuristic mega-city, NEOM, that his son, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, has pledged to build from scratch.
Imran Khan's PTI considering inviting Modi for his oath-taking ceremony
Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is considering inviting the leaders of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his oath-taking ceremony as the premier next month, a party official said today.
London court extends Mallya's bail, seeks video of Indian prison
A London court hearing the extradition case of Vijay Mallya has asked India to provide videos of Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail, after he argued that his human rights would be violated in prison.
31 Jul 2018Donald Trump
Indian H-1B visa petitions are getting rejected more than ever
According to a report by an American non-profit body, there has been a marked increase in denial of H-1B visa petitions of Indians, as compared to people of other nationalities.
31 Jul 2018Andhra Pradesh
US signs MoU with Indian company for power-project in AP
The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and Indian private sector firm IL&FS Energy Development Company Limited (IEDCL) have signed a MoU for the development of a 41 MW hybrid wind, solar, and energy storage power plant in Andhra Pradesh.
31 Jul 2018Astronomy
Today, you can see Mars with naked eyes: Details here
July has already been a great month for stargazers, and it's set to end with a bang.
31 Jul 2018Indonesia
Indonesia quake: More than 500 hikers rescued from Lombok volcano
Over 500 hikers and their guides have been successfully evacuated from a volcano in Lombok island of Indonesia after a deadly earthquake triggered landslides that trapped them on the mountain.
31 Jul 2018Iran
Trump says he is ready to meet Iranian President Rouhani
Softening his tone, US President Donald Trump today said he is ready to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without preconditions to craft a new deal over its nuclear program after threatening Tehran of grave consequences.
India key partner of US in Indo-Pacific region: Trump Admin
India is a key partner in America's efforts to ensure peace, stability, and prosperity in the strategic Indo-Pacific region, Trump administration said.
Modi congratulates Imran Khan on phone, talks about development, peace
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, on Monday, to congratulate him on his victory in the recently concluded general elections.
30 Jul 2018Pakistan News
Nawaz Sharif's hospital ward in PIMS declared as sub-jail
Ailing Nawaz Sharif's hospital ward has been declared as a sub-jail, a day after Pakistan's former PM was admitted to premier Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) following health complications.
30 Jul 2018Mumbai
This $1 billion estate is Los Angeles' most expensive ever
If you thought Ambani's 27-storey skyscraper in Mumbai was expensive, think again.
30 Jul 2018Australia
Australia: Teenage girl charged with murder of Indian student
A teenage girl was charged with murder and intentionally causing serious injury in Australia for killing an Indian student, she had met through a dating app.
30 Jul 2018Pakistan News
Will take oath as Pakistan PM on August 11: Imran
Pakistan-Tehreek-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, on Monday, said that he will take oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 11.
30 Jul 2018Indonesia
Indonesia quake: Over 500 trapped on Lombok volcano after landslides
More than 500 hikers and their guides remain stranded by landslides on an active volcano on Lombok, Indonesia, a day after a powerful earthquake of 6.4-magnitude struck the Indonesian holiday island, a national park official said today.
30 Jul 2018Malaysia
Grieved families of MH370 victims hope for answers from official-report
Relatives of people aboard Malaysian Flight MH370 said today they hoped a long-awaited report into the plane's disappearance might give them answers about one of the world's most enduring aviation mysteries.
30 Jul 2018Donald Trump
There are 'consequences' when people cross US border illegally: Trump
US President Donald Trump said there are "consequences when people cross our border illegally" and claims many who do so are "using children for their own sinister-purposes."
30 Jul 2018WhatsApp
Syria: How parents use WhatsApp to teach kids new skills
The Syrian civil war is one of the worst the world's ever seen. It has displaced and permanently scarred millions in the last seven years, forcing them to take dangerous journeys and seek shelter in nations that don't want them.
29 Jul 2018Facebook
Bangladeshi photographer, Jibon Ahmed, sacked over viral kiss photo
A renowned Bangladeshi photographer, Jibon Ahmed, today said he has been the victim of "unwanted cruelty" after being sacked over an image of a couple kissing that raised a social media storm in the conservative Muslim-majority country.
29 Jul 2018California
At 15, Indian-American genius becomes an engineer!
Three years ago, Indian-American prodigy Tanishq Abraham graduated from a California college when he was just 11, and made headlines globally.
29 Jul 2018Imran Khan (Pakistan PM)
Imran Khan will be sworn-in as Pakistan-PM before Aug-14: PTI
Imran Khan will be sworn in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister before the country's Independence Day on August 14, his party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has announced.
29 Jul 2018Elizabeth Warren
Indian-American senatorial candidate Shiva Ayyadurai attacked by 'racist' opponent supporter
An Indian-origin senatorial candidate in the US has been assaulted allegedly by a racist man who punched him in the face leaving him severely bleeding at a town hall in Massachusetts, according to media reports.
28 Jul 2018BBC
Ghana MPs can't stop laughing over villages named after genitals
Ever heard a funny name and just couldn't stop laughing?
28 Jul 2018Nawaz Sharif
Pakistan: Imran Khan's PTI emerges single largest-party with 116 seats
Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf today emerged as the single largest party in the country's general elections, winning 116 National Assembly seats of the contested 270 parliamentary constituencies, according to the election commission's final results.
28 Jul 2018Kerala
#MeToo hits Vatican: Nuns speak against priests who sexually-abused them
For decades, the Catholic Church turned a blind eye to abuse meted to nuns, but it seems to be changing.
28 Jul 2018Afghanistan
Taliban had meeting with US official in Doha: Taliban official
The Taliban held their first direct contact with a US official in a preliminary discussion about future peace-talks on Afghanistan, a Taliban senior official said today.