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India-US relationship flourished under PM Modi, says Trump administration

Washington, Mar 22: The relationship between India and the US flourished under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official in the Donald Trump administration has said, adding it expects the ties to improve after the Lok Sabha elections.

The senior official also said the first ever India-US two-plus-two dialogue, held...

India one of fastest-growing large economies: IMF

Washington, Mar 22: India has been one of the fastest-growing large economies in the world, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said, asserting that the country has carried out several key reforms in the last five years, but more needs to be done.

Responding to a question on India's...

Entire New Zealand observes 2 minutes silence as Friday prayer call echoes across country

Christchurch, Mar 22: The Muslim call to prayer rang out across New Zealand on Friday followed by two minutes of silence nationwide to mark a week since a white supremacist gunned down 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.

As the call was broadcast around the...

200,000 people in Zimbabwe affected by floods, cyclone: UN

Geneva, Mar 21: The number of people in Zimbabwe affected by a devastating cyclone and flooding has jumped to 200,000, with most of the damage occurring near the Mozambique border, the UN said Thursday.

The initial estimate of those hit in Zimbabwe was 15,000 but World Food Programme (WFP)...

Nirav Modi may get separate jail cell, inmates to be Dawood aide

New Delhi/London: Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, who was remanded in custody till March 29 by a UK court on Wednesday, is likely to be held in a separate cell in Her Majesty's Prison Wandsworth, which is one of the largest prisons in western Europe.

In the prison in south...

Another terror attack on India will be extremely problematic, US tells Pakistan

Washington, Mar 21: The United States has asked Pakistan to take sustained, verifiable and irreversible action against the perpetrators of terrorism, while warning the country that another terror attack on India will prove to be “extremely problematic”.

“We need to see Pakistan taking concrete and sustained action...

Terror attack against mosques: NZ bans sale of assault, semi-auto guns

Wellington, Mar 21: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban on the sale of assault rifles and semi-automatics Thursday in a muscular response to the Christchurch terror attack that killed 50 people.

"Today I am announcing that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons. We...

Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh makes history in Canada

Ottawa, Mar 20: Indian-origin Jagmeet Singh has created political history in Canada when he made his debut in the House of Commons as the first non-white leader of a major opposition party in the country.

The arrival of the turbaned leader into the house on Monday, cheered by all...

Terror attack: NZ parliament session starts with Quran recitation

Christchurch, Mar 19: The first Parliament session in New Zealand after the deadly attack in Christchurch on the Muslim community by a far-right terrorist commenced with a recitation from the Holy Quran, Express News reported.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, addressing the Parliament, expressed unity with the families of the...

Insulting Putin may now land you in jail under a new Russian law

Moscow, Mar 19: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed controversial laws that allow courts to fine and briefly jail people for showing disrespect towards authorities, and block media for publishing "fake news".

Putin signed off on the legislation against the advice of human rights activists, who warned the...