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Bangladesh kills Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mullah

Dhaka, Dec 12: Bangladesh has executed outspoken opposition leader Abdul Quader Mullah, who had been convicted of war crimes by the Supreme Court of the internal conflict ridden country. The development comes hours after the Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal.

An intelligence official says...

Muslim schoolgirl wearing hijab attacked in Australia

New Delhi, Dec 5: A young Muslim girl wearing hijab was attacked by a group of teenagers in Wantirna South, a suburb in Melbourne.The high school student was walking home from Westfield Knox along Stud Road when she was set upon by a group of teenagers, Herald...

Metro-North passenger train derails in New York, 4 dead and 63 injured

New York, Dec 2: A suburban New York train derailed on Sunday, killing at least four people and injuring 63, including 11 critically, when all seven cars of a Metro-North train ran off the tracks on a curved section of the line, officials said.

The...

Iranian deal offers no relief to India on oil imports

Washington, Nov 24: Countries like India would have to continue reducing oil imports from Iran despite a deal with the world powers over its controversial nuclear programme, according to a US fact sheet which also said Tehran would get a relief of USD 7 billion under the...

Boeing crashes in Russia, 50 killed

Moscow, Nov 18: A Boeing 737-500 airliner crashed on landing in the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday, killing all 50 on board and highlighting the poor safety record of Russian airlines that ply internal routes across the world's largest nation.

The Tatarstan airlines...

Francis Bacon painting sells for record $142.4 million in New York

New York, Nov 13: Francis Bacon's three-paneled painting " Three Studies of Lucian Freud" became the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction on Tuesday when it soared to $142.4 million at Christie's.

The 1969 triptych, never before offered at auction and which...

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Protests in UK in support of Indian death row convict in UAE

London, Nov 12: A protest demonstration was held in front of the UAE embassy here in support of an Indian man allegedly wrongly imprisoned and sentenced to death for rape in Abu Dhabi.

The demonstrators also presented a petition in support of E K...

Philippine typhoon kills at least 10,000, survivors 'walk like zombies'

Tacloban/Philippines, Nov 10: One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines, a senior police official said on Sunday, with huge waves sweeping away entire coastal villages and devastating the region's main city.

Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed...

Indian-origin trainee teacher dies after attack in New Zealand

Melbourne, Nov 4: A 25-year-old Indian-origin trainee teacher in New Zealand died today after being punched outside a fast food outlet in central Auckland.

Tarun Asthana, who was on life support in hospital since he was assaulted on Saturday morning, died in Auckland City...

With $21-bn networth, Mukesh Ambani India's richest for 6th yr

New York, Oct 29: With a networth of USD 21 billion, Mukesh Ambani has retained his title as India's wealthiest for sixth year in a row, while the country's 100 richest persons saw their collective wealth soar by a modest 3 per cent in a year....