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Second man on moon recalls 'magnificent desolation'

Los Angeles, Jul 17: Fifty years after their history-making voyage to the moon, Buzz Aldrin recalls the first moments of the Apollo 11 launch being so smooth that he and his two crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Mike Collins, were unsure precisely when they left the ground.

He remembers the...

Pakistan opens airspace for all civilian traffic; Indian flights to operate soon

New Delhi, Jul 16: Pakistan opened its airspace for all civilian traffic on Tuesday morning, sources said, effectively removing the ban on Indian flights that were not allowed to use majority of its airspace since the Balakot air strikes in February.

The move is expected to give...

Imran Khan to seek Trump’s help to resolve the Kashmir issue

Islamabad, Jul 15: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek US President Donald Trump’s help to resolve the longstanding Kashmir issue with India when he meets the American leader next week in Washington, officials said.

Senior officials at the Foreign Ministry told The Nation newspaper on Sunday that the...

'Go Back' To Your Countries, Fix Them: Donald Trump Tells 4 Democrat Congresswomen

Washington, Jul 15: US President Donald Trump on Sunday told unnamed Democratic Congresswomen to "go back" where they came from, prompting senior members of the party to brand him a "racist" and a xenophobe.

It is the latest controversial comment by Trump, who last year reportedly referred...

7.3 magnitude earthquake rattles Indonesia's Malaku Island

Jakarta, Jul 14: An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck off the Maluku islands in Eastern Indonesia on Sunday, United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The epicentre of the quake, which occurred at around 9:10 (UTC), was registered at a depth of 10 kilometres, about 102 kilometres...

Former Bangladesh army ruler Ershad passes away at 91

Dhaka, Jul 14: Bangladesh's former military dictator Hussain Muhammad Ershad died on Sunday due to complications from old age at a hospital in Dhaka, officials said here.

He was 91 and is survived by his wife Raushan Ershad, a teenage son from his now severed second marriage and two...

Sri Lanka PM to appear before Parliamentary committee to probe Easter attacks

Colombo, Jul 13: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he would appear before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday attacks that claimed 258 lives and would provide all available information, according to a media report.

The prime minister made the remarks after his government on...

Nepal floods death toll touches 28

Kathmandu, Jul 13: The death toll from the Nepal floods caused by the monsoon rains reached 28 on Saturday with over 16 persons still missing, officials said.

Heavy monsoon rains for the past few days have left many settlements at high risk of floods and landslides in...

US, India begin talks amid escalating trade tensions

New Delhi, Jul 12: India and US trade officials held talks on Friday in a bid to resolve the pertaining trade differences.

The US delegations headed by Assistant USTR for India Christopher Wilson reached New Delhi on Thursday. The delegation also includes Deputy Assistant USTR Brendan Lynch.

The...

US House passes bill removing country cap on Green Card

Washington, Jul 11: The US lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill aimed at lifting the present seven per cent country-cap on issuing Green Cards, a move which would benefit thousands of highly-skilled Indian IT professionals.

A Green Card allows a person to live and work permanently in...