Tuesday , 21 May 2019

World News

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale begins two-day visit to China

Beijing: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale arrived here on Sunday to hold talks on key issues concerning India-China relations with top Chinese officials and Foreign Minister Wang Yi as the two countries grapple with a host of issues, including Beijing’s continuous attempts to block efforts to list Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist”. Read More »

Foundation stone laid for first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi

PTI Dubai Thousands of Indians on Saturday rejoiced and participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the first Hindu temple in UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi. Mahant Swami Maharaj, spiritual head of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar-Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), which is constructing the temple,  presided over the four-hour ceremony following which sanctified bricks were placed at the main pooja sthal ... Read More »

Iran must act against terrorist group behind Ormara incident: Pakistan

UNI Islamabad Ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s historic visit to Iran on April 21, Pakistan on Saturday lodged a protest with Iran for not taking any action against the terrorist group involved in killing of 14 passengers who were forcibly offloaded from their bus and shot dead on the Makran Coastal Highway in Ormara, Balochistan on April 18. ... Read More »

Explosion, gunfire attack on Afghan Ministry

IANS Kabul An explosion and gunfire was heard in the centre of the Afghan capital on Saturday as unidentified attackers targeted the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology headquarters where they were battling security forces, officials said. The explosion, followed by the sound of sporadic gunshots, was reported near the ministry building which is 18 storeys high and is believed ... Read More »

N Korea did not test ballistic missile: US official

Washington: US Acting Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan has confirmed that North Korea conducted a weapons test, but said that it was “not a ballistic missile”. Read More »

Nepal launches its first satellite NepaliSat-1 from US

Kathmandu: Nepal Thursday successfully launched its first satellite into space from the US to gather detailed geographical information of the Himalayan nation, evoking unbridled excitement among the people and scientists. Read More »

Sudan protest leaders to unveil civilian ruling body

Khartoum: Protest leaders Friday announced plans to unveil a civilian body to take over from Sudan’s ruling military council as crowds of demonstrators kept up the pressure outside army headquarters and Washington said it will send an envoy to encourage the transition. Read More »

Journalist shot dead in N Ireland in ‘terrorist incident’

North Londonderry: A journalist was shot dead during riots in Northern Ireland in what police Friday were treating as a terrorist incident following the latest upsurge in violence to shake the troubled region. Read More »

Trump to visit Japan in May, will meet new Emperor

Washington/ Tokyo: US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit Japan from May 25 to 28, making them the first state guests to meet the Asian country’s new Emperor, the two governments have confirmed. Read More »