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Beijing, 3 Mar 2017/--/China today warned India against allowing the Dalai Lama to visit Arunachal Pradesh, saying it would cause "serious damage" to the bilateral ties and peace in the disputed border region. "China is gravely concerned over information that India has granted permission to the...

Beijing, 2 Mar 2017/--/China's annual political season will begin tomorrow, the first since President Xi Jinping was elevated as the "core leader" of the ruling Communist party. The fortnight-long annual session of the National People's Congress (NPC) with 2,987 members and the Chinese People's...

Washington, 1 Mar 2017/--/Breaking his silence, US President Donald Trump today condemned as "evil" and "hate" the fatal Kansas shooting in which Indian techie Srinivas Kuchivotla was killed. "Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week...

Washington, 27 Feb 2017/--/Hundreds gathered in Kansas city for a peace march and prayer vigil for slain Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and two other victims of a US bar shooting. Alok Madasani, the Indian injured in an apparent hate crime last week, attended the march for peace and a prayer...

Los Angeles, 27 Feb 2017/--/Barry Jenkins' coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" walked away with the top award at the Oscars but its thunder was stolen by a bizarre announcement mix-up that initially declared "La La Land" as the best picture winner. The final moment of the 89th Academy Award ceremony...

Jerusalem, 27 Feb 2017/--/A United Nations agency said it was suspending a Gaza staffer accused of being politically active in the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the coastal strip. UNRWA, the UN agency in charge of Palestinian refugees, said the decision had already been taken ahead of an...

Tehran, 27 Feb 2017/--/Iran's navy has test-fired the latest versions of the Nasr and Dehlaviyeh missiles during military exercises in the Gulf, local media reported today. "The latest naval cruise missile called Nasr was test-fired during Velayat 95 naval manoeuvres in the southern waters of the...

London, 27 Feb 2017/--/Britain's oldest serving MP and a veteran lawmaker for the opposition Labour party, Gerald Kaufman, has died at the age of 86, his family announced. Kaufman died yesterday after several months suffering from an undisclosed illness. "Sir Gerald dedicated his life to serving...

Washington, 27 Feb 2017/--/US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new refugee and immigration executive order on Wednesday, a day after addressing lawmakers at a joint session of Congress. That's according to a senior administration official. Trump initially planned to sign the new order...

Beijing, 27 Feb 2017/--/China's top diplomat will be in the US this week on the first official visit from the country since President Donald Trump took office, amid signs of strain in ties over trade relations and growing tension in east Asia. State Councillor Yang Jiechi will be in Washington for...

Houston, 25 Feb 2017/--/The grieving wife of the Indian engineer shot dead in an apparent hate crime by a navy veteran in Kansas City has demanded an answer from the US government what it would do to stop hate crimes against the minorities. Sunayana Dumala, wife of 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla...

Dhaka, 23 Feb 2017/--/Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will travel to India on an official visit in the first half of April, her close aide said today. This was disclosed by Hasina's Deputy Press Secretary M Nazrul Islam after Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar called on the Prime...

United Nations, 23 Feb 2017/--/India has welcomed an initiative by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to create a new office for counter-terrorism and stressed the nations should not allow "turf battles" to "hobble" the proposal. "Every day our collective conscience is being ravaged by...

Al-Busif, 23 Feb 2017/--/Iraqi forces backed by jets, drones and gunships attacked Mosul airport today, a key step in a renewed offensive against jihadists defending their stronghold on the city's west bank. Forces including federal police and the interior ministry's elite Rapid Response moved in...

SEOUL, 23 Feb 2017/--/North Korea's state media broke a 10-day silence today on the murder of Kim Jong-Un's half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for "immoral" handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse. In its first comments on the airport assassination of Kim...

Riyadh, 23 Feb 2017/--/Rocket fire by Yemeni rebels killed a policeman and wounded a civilian on the Saudi side of the border, the civil defence department has said. They were the latest casualties inside the kingdom since Saudi Arabia began leading an Arab military coalition that intervened in its...

United Nations, 23 Feb 2017/--/As talks on the crisis in Syria kicked off in Geneva, the UN Special Envoy for the war-torn country acknowledged he is not expecting a breakthrough but the proactive momentum needs to be sustained. The UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said in Geneva...

Houston, 23 Feb 2017/--/An Indian-American has been felicitated by the Indian Consulate here for his contribution towards the community and starting a mission that provides education to millions in tribal India. A native of Gabat village in Gujarat, Ramesh Shah was also awarded the 'Pravasi...

Jinja (Uganda), 23 Feb 2017/--/Vice President Hamid Ansari today paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the source of river Nile here in which part of his mortal remains were immersed in 1948, hailing the Father of the Nation as one of the strongest links between India and Africa. Ansari, who...

Washington, 23 Feb 2017/--/Astronomers have discovered the first known system of seven Earth-sized planets around a single star - located a mere 40 light years away - that could have liquid water, and possibly host alien life. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the...

Tokyo, 23 Feb 2017/--/North Korea's state-run news agency issued a tough critique of China today, suggesting Beijing's criticism of the North's recent missile test and suspension of imports of North Korean coal are tantamount to the actions of an enemy state "dancing to the tune of the US." The...

Beijing, 23 Feb 2017/--/China said today that the strategic dialogue with India was of "positive significance" to ties as "extensive agreements" were reached but skirted any reference to the persisting differences over issues like India's NSG bid and efforts to get JeM chief Masood Azhar banned by...

Beijing, 22 Feb 2017/--/India today hit out at China for demanding "solid evidence" for getting JeM chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN, saying the extent of his actions were "well- documented" and the "burden of proof" was not on it. Foreign secretary S Jaishankar, while briefing the media on his...

Washington, 22 Feb 2017/--/Nearly 300,000 Indian-Americans are likely to be impacted by the Trump administration's sweeping plans that put the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants at risk of deportation. President Donald Trump has laid the groundwork for potentially deporting millions of...

United Nations, 21 Feb 2017/--/Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin today died all of a sudden while working in his office, a day before he would have turned 65. The Russian Permanent Mission in a statement that Churkin was in his office fulfilling his duties when the tragedy occurred in...