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Raja Rajeswari becomes New York's first Indian-American judge

Washington, Apr 16: Chennai born Raja Rajeswari, who came to America when she was 16, has become the first person of Indian descent to be named as a criminal court judge in New York City.

Rajeswari, 43, an assistant district attorney at the Richmond...

Up to 400 migrants died in boat capsize off Libya: survivors

Rome, Apr 15: Up to 400 illegal migrants trying to reach Europe died after their boat capsized off the Libyan coast on Sunday, said survivors who were saved and brought to Italy.

The Italian coastguard had previously said that they managed to rescue 144 of the people on the...

Terror groups resort to sexual violence as war tactic: UN

United Nations, Apr 14: A new report by the United Nations has revealed that rape and sexual attacks have turned into a tactic of war in the hands of Takfiri terror groups such as ISIL and Boko Haram.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in the world body's annual...

India is now a changed country: Modi tells German companies

Hannover, Apr 13: India has a huge potential to become a global manufacturing hub, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday as he invited the whole world to partner with the fastest growing economy in this endeavour.

"The entire world is looking at India. Demography,...

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Paris; to have 'Naav Pe Charcha' with French President Hollande

Paris, Apr 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Paris today on the first leg of his three nation tour. He was received by French Minister of State for Sports Thierry Braillard at the Orly International Airport here. Indian Ambassador to France, Arun Singh, was present at the airport to...

Dubai Emir to build six-storey car park in London for his 114 luxury cars

Abu Dhabi, Apr 5: The Vice President of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is planning is build a personal six-story super car park for his fleet of 114 luxury cars in London.

According to a report...

US museum to return 'stolen' artwork bought from Indian dealer

Boston, Apr 5: One of the US' prestigious art museums will hand over to American authorities a rare mid-19th century Tanjore portrait bought from notorious art dealer Subhash Kapoor accused of trafficking stolen antiquities from India.

The Peabody Essex Museum in Massachusetts yesterday announced that...

Boko Haram kills 39, legislator, disrupting Nigeria election

Maiduguri (Nigeria), Mar 29: Witnesses and officials say Boko Haram extremists killed 39 people, including a legislator, in northeastern Nigeria, disrupting the country's presidential election.

All the attacks took place in the northeast where the military Friday announced it had cleared the extremists from...

Co-pilot was ‘very happy' with Germanwings job

Montabaur, March 27: Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.

On Thursday, French prosecutors said...

Kerry commends Saudi airstrikes in Yemen

Washington, Mar 26: The top US diplomat Thursday held a conference call with Persian Gulf ministers to discuss the Yemen crisis amid Saudi airstrikes against Houthi Ansarullah fighters, according to media reports.

Saudi Arabia has begun launching airstrikes in Yemen where the Ansarullah fighters have...