TOKYO: Enryakuji Temple, one of Japan’s most prestigious temples near the ancient capital Kyoto, has refused to allow members of Japan’s biggest organised crime syndicate to pay their respects there, an official said Saturday.Read More »
MELBOURNE: The US President, Mr Barack Obama has denied speculations that America influenced Australia to overturn its policy of not selling uranium to India.Read More »
MELBOURNE: The US and Australia on Wednesday updated their security pact by signing an agreement to expand American military presence in the country, with the visiting President, Mr Barack Obama asserting that it was a commitment to entire Asia Pacific region.Read More »
DAVAO CITY (PHILIPPINES): Two Indian moneylenders were fatally shot in southern Philippines as they were about to leave a trading firm, police said.Read More »
BEIJING: Nineteen people, including 17 preschoolers, were killed and 45 injured Wednesday when an overloaded nine-seater kindergarten school bus collided with a coal-laden truck in northwest China’s Gansu province, authorities said.Read More »
SWABI (PAKISTAN): Seven-year-old Marwa cried and shook uncontrollably at the sight of the rubble and shattered glass remnants of her classroom. The Taliban had bombed yet another girls’ school in Pakistan.Read More »
LONDON: Britain on Tuesday cut more categories in the ‘shortage occupation list’ under which professionals from India and other non-EU countries could come here for work, leading to an expected drop of 40,000 non-EU workers entering the country every year.Read More »
NEW YORK: Hundreds of New York city police officials raided Zuccotti park here, ground zero for the anti-Wall Street protests, ordering protesters to leave the area or court arrest.Read More »
WASHINGTON: The US on Tuesday said there is no change in its policy of denying visa to the Gujarat Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi.
“No, there are no new developments on that,” the assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, Mr Robert Blake told reporters here when asked if there is any review of denial of visa to Mr Modi.
ROME: Former European Commissioner Mr Mario Monti began preparations on Monday to form a new technocrat government to restore market confidence in Italy’s battered public finances after accepting a mandate to succeed Mr Silvio Berlusconi.Read More »