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Poverty reduction rate fastest among STs, Muslims in India: UN data

Poverty reduction rate fastest among STs, Muslims in India: UN data

While there is much that needs to be done to tackle poverty globally, there are "promising signs that such poverty can be - and is being - tackled." 

Sep 21, 2018, 22:31 PM IST
British PM Theresa May challenges EU as Brexit talks hit 'impasse', sterling tumbles

British PM Theresa May challenges EU as Brexit talks hit 'impasse', sterling tumbles

At a summit in Austria on Thursday, EU leaders rejected May`s "Chequers" plan, saying she needed to give ground on trade and customs arrangements for the UK border with Ireland.

Sep 21, 2018, 21:52 PM IST
Death toll reaches 136 in Tanzania's Lake Victoria ferry disaster, scores feared missing

Death toll reaches 136 in Tanzania's Lake Victoria ferry disaster, scores feared missing

The ferry MV Nyerere capsized on Thursday afternoon just a few metres from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake`s biggest island, which is part of Tanzania.

Sep 21, 2018, 20:39 PM IST
Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies at 61

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies at 61

Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang, one of the country`s top three leaders but with mostly ceremonial duties, died on Friday after an illness, state television and radio announced.

Sep 21, 2018, 11:09 AM IST
Ad featuring Lord Ganesha offends Hindus in US, Republican party apologises

Ad featuring Lord Ganesha offends Hindus in US, Republican party apologises

The elephant is the party symbol of the Republicans while Democrats have donkey as their party's symbol.

Sep 21, 2018, 10:56 AM IST
Imran 'Taliban Khan' misleading everyone, PoK remains launch pad of terrorists: Kashmiri activists at UN

Imran 'Taliban Khan' misleading everyone, PoK remains launch pad of terrorists: Kashmiri activists at UN

The human right activists from PoK argued 'India should interfere on this issue because it had an agreement to save the lives of Kashmiri people'.

Sep 21, 2018, 08:44 AM IST
Maryland woman kills three people and herself in warehouse gun rampage

Maryland woman kills three people and herself in warehouse gun rampage

A woman armed with a handgun opened fire on Thursday on co-workers at a Maryland distribution centre for the Rite Aid drugstore chain, killing three people and wounding three others before taking her

Sep 21, 2018, 07:15 AM IST
Texas: Woman kills 12-feet-long alligator for eating her 'miniature horse'

Texas: Woman kills 12-feet-long alligator for eating her 'miniature horse'

According to the report, Judy Cochran -- a great-grandmother -- used a high-powered rifle and slaughtered the 580 lb reptile with a single bullet at a pond in Goodrich.

Sep 20, 2018, 21:03 PM IST
US: Three people reported killed in Maryland shooting, suspect arrested

US: Three people reported killed in Maryland shooting, suspect arrested

"I can confirm multiple wounded and multiple fatalities," Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told reporters at a news briefing, without offering a specific number.

Sep 20, 2018, 20:32 PM IST
Pakistan may prefer weak Afghanistan over a strong and unified state: US report

Pakistan may prefer weak Afghanistan over a strong and unified state: US report

US report asserted that Islamabad may anticipate that improved relations with Kabul could limit India's influence in the region.

Sep 20, 2018, 09:34 AM IST
59% terrorist attacks in 2017 took place in 5 Asian countries, including India & Pakistan

59% terrorist attacks in 2017 took place in 5 Asian countries, including India & Pakistan

The other three countries include Afghanistan, Iraq and the Philippines.

Sep 20, 2018, 06:42 AM IST
Pakistan militants continue terror attacks in India: US report

Pakistan militants continue terror attacks in India: US report

During a June 2017 summit, President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed officials to establish a new mechanism for cooperation on terrorist designations. 

Sep 20, 2018, 00:28 AM IST
Il-20 aircraft crash: Putin defuses crisis situation after Russian Defense Ministry blames Syria

Il-20 aircraft crash: Putin defuses crisis situation after Russian Defense Ministry blames Syria

The Il-20 aircraft, with 15 Russians on board, was shot down by Syrian government on Monday after Israeli F-16 jets carrying out air strikes used the Russian plane as "cover".

Sep 19, 2018, 15:09 PM IST
Not India, terrorism a bigger threat, say young Pakistani Army officers

Not India, terrorism a bigger threat, say young Pakistani Army officers

The report states that the implications of strategic or tactical uses of nuclear weapons are not well understood by Pakistani Army officers and no doctrine for nuclear warfighting is taught at the

Sep 19, 2018, 14:01 PM IST
Victim spots rapist at train station after 6 years. This is what happened next

Victim spots rapist at train station after 6 years. This is what happened next

In August 2007, a woman was walking was to a subway station in Atlanta when she was stopped by a middle-aged man, offering her a ride.

Sep 19, 2018, 13:16 PM IST
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sign summit agreement in Pyongyang

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sign summit agreement in Pyongyang

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed an agreement at the end of their summit talks here on Wednesday.

Sep 19, 2018, 10:15 AM IST
Pakistan chief justice takes note of 10-year-old child killed by police bullet in Karachi

Pakistan chief justice takes note of 10-year-old child killed by police bullet in Karachi

10-year-old girl Amal became the victim of a stray police bullet in Karachi.

Sep 19, 2018, 09:42 AM IST
Pakistan using enforced disappearances to silence minorities: Sindhi activists at UN

Pakistan using enforced disappearances to silence minorities: Sindhi activists at UN

Highlighting the atrocities against Sindhis by Pakistan, a minority activist alleged that enforced disappearances are used as a tool of silence.

Sep 19, 2018, 08:06 AM IST
Military ties backbone of Sino-Pakistan relationship: Chinese general

Military ties backbone of Sino-Pakistan relationship: Chinese general

Pakistan has deepened ties with China in recent years as relations with the United States have frayed.

Sep 19, 2018, 07:51 AM IST
Dubai court orders for Christian Michel's extradition in AgustaWestland VVIP choppers case: Sources

Dubai court orders for Christian Michel's extradition in AgustaWestland VVIP choppers case: Sources

Michel has been extensively interviewed by the Indian media in Dubai in the past and both the agencies want him to join the probe to take the case forward.

Sep 19, 2018, 00:45 AM IST

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