New Delhi, Mar 20: The foreign ministry summoned the senior most diplomat of UK in New Delhi late last evening as the Indian flag was pulled down from the Indian High Commission in London by Khalistan sympathisers protesting against the police crackdown on separatist Amritpal Singh. In a sharply worded statement, the ministry demanded an explanation for "absence of security" at the high commission

China's leader Xi Jinping has secured a historic third term as president from the country's rubber-stamp parliament. It follows a consolidation of power that has made Mr Xi, 69, China's most dominant leader in generations. In the Chinese system of governance, the functions of the president are largely ceremonial. Mr Xi's power comes from him being General Secretary of the Communist Party and

Two American lawmakers say Ukraine is pushing the United States to provide it with banned cluster bombs to drop them on Russian forces from drones. Jason Crow and Adam Smith who serve on the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee said Kiev has urged members of Congress to press the White House to approve the weapons shipment, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Cluster bombs include anti

An Indian passenger on an American Airlines flight from New York to New Delhi allegedly urinated on a fellow passenger while drunk on Saturday, March 5. The accused has been identified as 21-year-old Arya Vohra, a student at a US university, and has been banned by the airline. According to a statement by American Airlines, flight AA292 from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Indira Gandhi

Ankara, Feb 27: An earthquake shook southeast Turkey on Monday, February 27, killing at least one person, injuring 69 and causing some buildings to collapse, Turkish authorities said. It hit three weeks after a massive quake that killed more than 50,000 people in Turkey and Syria. Yunus Sezer, head of Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) told a news conference that search

United Nations, Feb 24: India has abstained from voting on resolution in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on the need to reach comprehensive, just and lasting peace in Ukraine. In a ‘historic voting,’ at the UNGA, on Thursday, countries condemned Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. The assembly demanded Moscow to withdraw from Kyiv “immediately,” with an appeal for the need to reach

The United Nations General Assembly has asked Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine and prioritize on finding a diplomatic solution to the crisis in the former Soviet state as the US slapped fresh sanctions on Moscow. A two-thirds majority of the UN body, who met for a special session of the UN General Assembly on Thursday, voted -- 141 for and 7 against while the rest, including heavyweights

Russia says it has concluded that the United States has been in violation of the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty, accusing Washington of being in non-compliance with its provisions and of trying to undermine Russia's national security. President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday Russia’s suspension of the bilateral nuclear arms control treaty. "There is every reason to state that US

A massive earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hit the north west of Wellington, New Zealand on Wednesday. According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 57.4 km. The earthquake struck at 7.38pm at a depth of 76km. It was centred 50km north-west of Paraparaumu. Within 15 minutes, over 31000 people reported on GeoNet that they had felt the earthquake. "A big shake

The World Health Organization says around 26 million people have been affected by the deadly and devastating earthquake that has hit Turkey and neighboring Syria. The United Nations health agency sounded the alarm on Saturday, saying the natural disaster had so far affected 15 million people in Turkey and 11 million others in Syria. According to the organization, the staggering figure includes