Archives - 2014-07-21

World in turmoil, but not because of Obama, says Kerry

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 00:04

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday agreed that "the world is in turmoil" but that is "not the fault of President Barack Obama".

Israel expands Gaza offensive, death toll spirals to 435

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 00:38

Israel`s fiercest attack on Gaza in recent years killed 97 people on Sunday as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict rose to 435, and also left 13 Israeli soldiers dead in the air and ground assault.

Obama sending Kerry to Cairo for talks: White House

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:04

President Barack Obama expressed concern over the loss of life in Gaza in a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, and said Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Cairo to seek an end to the fighting.

Cameron demands Russia cease support for Ukrainian rebels

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:05

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday demanded that Russia end its support for the rebels in Ukraine, arguing that Russia`s policies destabilised the country and created the conditions that appear to have led to the downing of Malaysian Airways flight MH17.

Australia PM urges `respect` for MH17 victims

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:05

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday demanded that the bodies of those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed be "treated with respect" and said he feared interference with evidence would continue.

Govt to issue lifetime licence to domestic ships

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:07

The government has said that lifetime licences will be issued to domestic ships or any vessel charted by an Indian or a local company instead of such licences being renewed every year.

Egypt summons Turkish envoy over Gaza criticism

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:08

Egypt on Sunday summoned Turkey`s charge d`affaires over criticism of Cairo`s handling of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

ABVP launches mobile app to reach out to tech-savvy youths

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:15

In an effort to reach out to the tech-savvy young generation, BJP`s students wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has launched its own mobile app.

Monsoon picking up, no need to be `alarmist`: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:18

Monsoon deficit has come down to 31-32 per cent with rains picking up in July across the country giving relief to farmers, Government said on Sunday asserting that there is "no reason to be unnecessarily alarmist".

Facing CBI probe, Rolls-Royce seeks meetings with Defence Ministry

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:22

Facing a CBI probe for allegedly involving middlemen in its dealings with the state-owned HAL, British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has sought meetings with the top brass of the Defence Ministry where it is expected to discuss the corruption allegations against it.

Coast Guard airlifts 2 injured Chinese crew from vessel off Mumbai

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 01:23

The Coast Guard on Sunday said it had rescued two injured Chinese nationals by airlifting them from a merchant vessel off the Mumbai coast.

Bloody Sunday as 99 Gazans, 13 Israeli soldiers killed

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 04:57

At least 99 Palestinians and 13 soldiers were killed Sunday as Israel ramped up a major military offensive in the bloodiest single day in Gaza in five years.