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2 Indian-origin men arrested, face 2-year jail for 'illegal' Diwali fireworks in Singapore

2 Indian-origin men arrested, face 2-year jail for 'illegal' Diwali fireworks in Singapore

Two Indian-origin were charged with lighting illegal fireworks in Singapore's 'Little India' precinct on the eve of Diwali and they face up to two years in jail and a fine ranging between SGD2,000

Nov 08, 2018, 07:03 AM IST
Midterm elections: Democrats take control of House, Republicans retain Senate

Midterm elections: Democrats take control of House, Republicans retain Senate

By capturing the House of Representatives, the Democrats may exert a major institutional check on Trump and break the Republican monopoly in Washington. 

Nov 07, 2018, 15:14 PM IST
Cameroon: 78 children, held hostage, released; principal and teachers still in captivity

Cameroon: 78 children, held hostage, released; principal and teachers still in captivity

All 78 children and a driver kidnapped in southwest Cameroon were released on Wednesday, but a principal and one teacher are still being held by the armed men that took them, a priest conducting

Nov 07, 2018, 13:16 PM IST
Next up? Starting gun sounds on 2020 White House race

Next up? Starting gun sounds on 2020 White House race

Let the 2020 White House race begin.

Nov 07, 2018, 12:58 PM IST
6 held over suspected plot to attack French President Emmanuel Macron

6 held over suspected plot to attack French President Emmanuel Macron

 French police on Tuesday arrested five men and a woman, all from the radical far right, suspected of plotting to attack French President Emmanuel Macron, an official close to the investigation said

Nov 07, 2018, 08:20 AM IST
Pakistan's central bank denies report of mass data breach

Pakistan's central bank denies report of mass data breach

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) said the IT security system of a single bank, which it did not name, had been "compromised" on October 27 and it had already instructed all banks to increase their

Nov 06, 2018, 23:09 PM IST
China's 'masculinity' camp for young boys reeks of sexism

China's 'masculinity' camp for young boys reeks of sexism

For $1,400, boys are put to the test in a bid to imbibe 'masculine' traits of feeling strong, confident and unlike girls.

Nov 06, 2018, 21:27 PM IST
China unveils advanced stealth UAV at air show

China unveils advanced stealth UAV at air show

Stealth combat UAV CH-7 is considered to be the most advanced home-grown drone by China till date.

Nov 06, 2018, 20:27 PM IST
Data from almost all Pakistani banks 'stolen' in massive cyber security breach

Data from almost all Pakistani banks 'stolen' in massive cyber security breach

In the disguise of Pakistani Army officials, members of a gang used to withdraw money from banks with the help of stolen data of account holders. They have been arrested.

Nov 06, 2018, 18:55 PM IST
Control of Congress, verdict on Trump at stake as US votes in mid-term elections

Control of Congress, verdict on Trump at stake as US votes in mid-term elections

All 435 seats in the US House of Representatives, 35 US Senate seats and 36 governorships are up for grabs.

Nov 06, 2018, 16:59 PM IST
Shitty problem: With poop in hand, Bill Gates  draws attention to sanitation issues

Shitty problem: With poop in hand, Bill Gates draws attention to sanitation issues

Speaking at a forum on the future of toilets - Reinvented Toilet Expo - in Beijing, Gates placed the jar where everyone could clearly see what they didn't expect or want to see.

Nov 06, 2018, 15:42 PM IST
11-year-old shoots grandmother, self after being told to clean room

11-year-old shoots grandmother, self after being told to clean room

In a tragic turn of events, an 11-year-old boy shot his grandmother and later himself, after being asked to clean his room.

Nov 06, 2018, 10:15 AM IST
Body of Indian who died in Saudi Arabia reaches home after 54 days

Body of Indian who died in Saudi Arabia reaches home after 54 days

Twenty-seven-year-old Irfan Khan had died of electrocution on September 11.

Nov 06, 2018, 00:46 AM IST
PTV makes 'begging' faux pas during Imran Khan's address in Beijing as Pakistan seeks Chinese aid

PTV makes 'begging' faux pas during Imran Khan's address in Beijing as Pakistan seeks Chinese aid

It was an embarrassing situation for Pakistan’s state-run PTV on Monday as the spelling of Beijing was wrongly written as “Begging”.

Nov 05, 2018, 21:11 PM IST
UK opens up military recruitment, to get more men from India, Commonwealth nations

UK opens up military recruitment, to get more men from India, Commonwealth nations

Britain currently employs 4,500 Commonwealth citizens in the armed forces, with 3,940 in the Army, 480 in the Royal Navy and 80 serving in the RAF.

Nov 05, 2018, 18:38 PM IST
More than 80 people, mostly school children, kidnapped in Cameroon

More than 80 people, mostly school children, kidnapped in Cameroon

The separatists have imposed curfews and closed down schools as part of their protest against President Paul Biya`s French-speaking government.

Nov 05, 2018, 18:26 PM IST
UK unveils Sikh soldier statue to honour contribution of Indians in World War 1

UK unveils Sikh soldier statue to honour contribution of Indians in World War 1

The 10-foot bronze statue was unveiled in Smethwick High Street to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I in November 1918, also referred as the Great War.

Nov 05, 2018, 14:18 PM IST
Amid Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric, 100 Indian-Americans contesting for US midterms polls

Amid Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric, 100 Indian-Americans contesting for US midterms polls

At a time when anti-immigrant sentiment is at its peak, nearly 100 Indian-Americans are on the ballot for the midterm elections and have emerged as strong contenders. 

Nov 05, 2018, 10:51 AM IST
Maithripala Sirisena announces reconvening of Parliament on Nov 14

Maithripala Sirisena announces reconvening of Parliament on Nov 14

President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday announced reconvening of Parliament on November 14, which he had suspended two days after sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremesinghe and replacing him with

Nov 04, 2018, 23:45 PM IST
China backs Pakistan's 'quest for peace through dialogue' with India

China backs Pakistan's 'quest for peace through dialogue' with India

The ties between India and Pakistan had strained after the terror attacks by Pakistan-based groups in 2016 and India's surgical strikes inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Nov 04, 2018, 19:07 PM IST

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