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Trump admin announces exemptions for H-1B, L-1 travel ban

PTI Washington In a move that could help Indian IT professionals and those working in the...

Aus to end fee subsidies to failinguniversity students

IANS Canberra The Australian government announced on Thursday that that it will stop subsidizing university fees...

N Korea rejects flood, virus aid; lifts lockdown

Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lifted a lockdown in a major city near the border with South Korea where thousands...

Afghanistan release remaining Taliban prisoners

Kabul: Afghanistan has released the first 80 of a final 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for negotiations between the warring sides...

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‘Ask India to rebuke religious leaders for insulting remarks’

Washington: A US Congress-established panel has asked the Obama Administration to press the Indian government to publicly rebuke officials and religious leaders who make...

500-year-old Kathmandu temple turned to rubble

PTI Kathmandu: The devastating earthquake that struck the Nepalese capital has turned the 500-year-old Kashtamandap temple to rubble, killing several under the debris of the...

Near Nepal quake epicenter, desperate villagers await help

AP Paslang: There is almost nothing left of this village but enormous piles of broken red bricks and heaps of mud and dust. One of...

Togo’s incumbent President Faure Gnassingbe re-elected

IANS Lome: Togo’s incumbent President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe has been re-ele cted for another five years in office, preliminary results released on Tuesday showed. Electoral Commission...

Nigerian army rescues 300, none are kidnapped schoolgirls

PTI Maiduguri: Nigerian troops rescued nearly 300 girls and women during an offensive against Boko Haram militants in the northeastern Sambisa Forest, the military said,...

India considers women, regional rotation key for next UN chief

United Nations: With UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s tenure ending next year, India has called for changing and improving the existing process of selecting...

China’s nuclear submarines in Gulf of Aden cause of worry

Beijing: China for the first time has divulged the deployment of a nuclear submarine for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, a move...

Pakistan hunts clues to activist’s murder

KARACHI:  Pakistani investigators have found no match for casings of bullets that killed a prominent human rights activist, dashing hopes for quick answers to...

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Care and compassion

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250 voices, 24 choirs, one nation

Twenty four choirs from all over India including Goa have come together as one virtual choir themed ‘Sing for India’ to sing...

A song for India

On the eve of Independence Day (August 14), singer and songwriter Akshada Bandekar released a patriotic song ‘Hum Sab EkHai / We...

An independent mind: An interdependent nation

Aldina Braganza I very proud to be an Indian. We are a great democracy with even a greater diversity....