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Another Indian-origin woman gets appointed at the UN

United Nations, May 31: Indian-origin Anita Bhatia, a veteran in strategic partnerships, resource mobilisation and management, has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the Deputy Executive Director in the global body’s agency focused on women empowerment and gender equality.

Bhatia holds a Bachelor of Arts in History...

Ex-Bhutan PM slams Indian media over photo gaffe

Thimphu, May 31: Former Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay has lashed out at some Indian media outlets for using wrong pictures, including his own photo, for the country's current Premier Lotay Tshering.

Taking to Twitter to point out the gaffe on Thursday, Tobgay said: "India's media would be up...

Adani wins one of last two permits for Aus coal mine

Melbourne, May 31: The Australian state of Queensland on Friday approved Adani Enterprise's management plan for an endangered bird at the site for a controversial coal mine, leaving only one more permit before construction can start on the project.

India's Adani has been working for a decade...

UK court remands Nirav Modi till June 27

London, May 30: A UK court on Thursday extended till June 27 the remand of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, who is fighting his extradition to India in the nearly USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case.

The 48-year-old has been lodged at Wandsworth...

US to help India check online child pornography

Washington, May 30: The United States will help India check online child pornography and content related to child sexual exploitation following a pact signed between the two countries, officials said on Wednesday.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)...

'Time' Has Changed: In Post-poll Analysis, Magazine Says 'Narendra Modi Has United India'

New York, May 29: Time magazine, which published a cover story before the Lok Sabha elections calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "Divider in Chief", has carried an editorial with the headline 'Modi Has United India Like No Prime Minister in Decades'.

The article with that headline published on...

US removes India from its currency monitoring list

Washington, May 29: The Trump administration on Tuesday removed India from its currency monitoring list of major trading partners, citing certain developments and steps being taken by New Delhi which address some of its major concerns.

Switzerland is the other nation that has been removed by the...

US Will Work Closely With "Great Ally" India: Trump Administration

Washington, May 29: India is a "great ally" of America and the US will continue to work closely with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Trump administration has said, asserting that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was looking forward to have a "robust discussion" with his Indian counterpart on a...

2 Dead, 17 injured in Japan mass stabbing

Tokyo, May 28: Two people, including a child, were feared dead Tuesday in a mass stabbing attack that also injured 17 people in the Japanese city of Kawasaki, the local fire department said.

"One man and one female child are showing no vital signs, said fire department official Yuji...

Pakistan downplays India's decision not to invite Imran Khan for Modi's swearing-in

May 28: Pakistan has tried to downplay India's decision not to invite Imran Khan for Narendra Modi's swearing-in on Thursday, saying the Indian Prime Minister's "internal politics" does not permit him to extend an invitation to his Pakistani counterpart.

The government on Monday announced in New Delhi...