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‘Strong India would act as counterbalance to China’

PTI Washington Asserting that India maintains the capacity to counter border provocations by China, the outgoing...

Israel airstrikes east Syria, kills dozens of fighters

AP Beirut Israeli warplanes carried out intense airstrikes on eastern Syria early Wednesday, apparently targeting positions...

Strong earthquake in Indonesia topples homes, buildings; 34 killed

AP Mamuju A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia’s Sulawesi island just after midnight, toppling homes and...

US House sets impeachment vote to charge Trump with incitement

PTI Washington The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives would vote on the impeachment of outgoing President Donald...

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US wants India, Pakistan discussions to continue

PTI Washington Welcoming the resumption of talks between India and Pakistan, the US today said it was exactly what it has been strongly trying to encourage...

Talks between Madhesis, Nepal govt end inconclusively

PTI Kathmandu A crucial tripartite meet between Nepal’s ruling coalition, opposition and the Madhesis today failed inconclusively even as the agitating Indian-origin leaders asked the...

World’s first commercial quantum computer really works: Google

IANS Washington In what could change the era of computers, researchers from Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab have demonstrated that a controversial machine billed as “the...

Heart of Asia commits to stabilise Afghanistan

PTI ISLAMABAD The fifth Heart of Asia conference on Afghanistan ended Wednesday with a commitment from member states to address the menace of terrorism and to...

Gurdwara vandalised in US with anti-ISIS graffiti

PTI Los Angeles In the wake of the California massacre by a radicalised Muslim couple, a Gurdwara in a suburb here has been vandalised with hateful...

Pakistani school’s Canada branch shut after girls went to join IS

IANS Toronto A Canadian Muslim school here was closed after reports that four of its former girl students joined Islamic State (IS) in Syria. The Al-Huda Elementary...

IS planning to build a state with govt departments, treasury in Iraq and Syria

PTI London A leaked dossier of Islamic State terror group published in a leading newspaper shows the sophisticated plans of the militant group in building a...

Donald Trump calls for ban on all Muslims entering US

PTI Washington Donald Trump today called for “a total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the US in the aftermath of the California massacre, the most...

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IFFI begins in COVID times

The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that is in hybrid mode this year, was inaugurated yesterday. NT...

20 Wiki regrets

Frederick Noronha A few days ago, on Friday, January 15, Wikipedia celebrated its 20th birthday. Some youngsters might find...

The winning benefits of vegan

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi That a vegan diet helps in reducing, and even removing diabetes and heart disease, is fairly...

20 Wiki regrets

Frederick Noronha A few days ago, on Friday, January 15, Wikipedia celebrated its 20th birthday. Some youngsters might find...