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Ferry with 335 people on board on fire in Baltic Sea

Ferry with 335 people on board on fire in Baltic Sea

The ferry was heading to the Lithuanian port town of Klaipeda from Kiel, Germany.

Oct 02, 2018, 18:56 PM IST
Pakistan suspends bureaucrat who stole Kuwaiti delegate's wallet

Pakistan suspends bureaucrat who stole Kuwaiti delegate's wallet

Local media reports that the guilty officer had initially pleaded innocence but handed over the wallet when shown the CCTV footage.

Oct 02, 2018, 16:12 PM IST
Suicide bomber in Afghanistan kills seven at election rally

Suicide bomber in Afghanistan kills seven at election rally

Around 250 people were attending the rally in Kama district outside the provincial capital of Jalalabad.

Oct 02, 2018, 15:52 PM IST
Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland for inventions in laser physics

Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 awarded to Arthur Ashkin, Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland for inventions in laser physics

The award has been given for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics.

Oct 02, 2018, 15:41 PM IST
Pakistan court allows auctioning of absconding former minister Ishaq Dar's assets

Pakistan court allows auctioning of absconding former minister Ishaq Dar's assets

The case about owning "assets beyond known means of income" is among four graft cases filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) following the Supreme Court's order of July 28 against Dar and

Oct 02, 2018, 13:24 PM IST
US lawmakers move to to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma Gandhi

US lawmakers move to to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medal to Mahatma Gandhi

The announcement was made during the popular India Day Parade in New York in August.

Oct 02, 2018, 08:18 AM IST
PM Modi speaks to Indonesian President Joko Widodo, offers assistance for earthquake-tsunami-hit victims

PM Modi speaks to Indonesian President Joko Widodo, offers assistance for earthquake-tsunami-hit victims

PM Modi offered condolences on behalf of the people of India on the loss of lives due to the recent natural calamity that hit Sulawesi region of Indonesia.

Oct 01, 2018, 21:27 PM IST
Pakistan cuts Chinese 'Silk Road' rail project by $2 billion due to debt concerns

Pakistan cuts Chinese 'Silk Road' rail project by $2 billion due to debt concerns

Islamabad has cut the size of the biggest Chinese “Silk Road” project in Pakistan by $2 billion, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed said on Monday, citing government concerns about the country’s debt

Oct 01, 2018, 20:24 PM IST
IMF appoints Harvard's Gita Gopinath as chief economist

IMF appoints Harvard's Gita Gopinath as chief economist

Gopinath replaced Maury Obstfeld who will retire from IMF in December 2018.

Oct 01, 2018, 20:19 PM IST
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded jointly to James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo for discovery of a cancer therapy

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine awarded jointly to James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo for discovery of a cancer therapy

The academy said that this year’s Nobel Prize constitutes a landmark in the fight against cancer.

Oct 01, 2018, 15:22 PM IST
Parvez Musharraf 'growing weaker' from unspecified illness, can't return to Pakistan now: Party leader

Parvez Musharraf 'growing weaker' from unspecified illness, can't return to Pakistan now: Party leader

Musharraf, 75, who has been living in Dubai since 2016, is facing the high-profile treason case for suspending the Constitution in 2007.

Oct 01, 2018, 10:41 AM IST
Indonesia rushes to help quake-hit island, death toll likely to soar past 830

Indonesia rushes to help quake-hit island, death toll likely to soar past 830

Indonesian authorities scrambled on Monday to get aid and rescue equipment into quake-hit Sulawesi island, and prepared to bury some of the at least 832 dead, while the government said it would

Oct 01, 2018, 09:41 AM IST
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Kuwait for talks

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Kuwait for talks

The Saudi prince is expected to discuss the resumption of oil output from a neutral zone which Saudi Arabia shares with Kuwait.

Oct 01, 2018, 00:46 AM IST
Paws for peace: North Korea's Kim sends 2 dogs to South Korea's Moon Jae-in

Paws for peace: North Korea's Kim sends 2 dogs to South Korea's Moon Jae-in

The dogs passed through the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) and the truce village of Panmunjom into South Korea on Thursday.

Oct 01, 2018, 00:31 AM IST
Death toll from Indonesian quake and tsunami rises to 832, confirms official

Death toll from Indonesian quake and tsunami rises to 832, confirms official

Many people were reported trapped in the rubble of buildings brought down in the 7.5 magnitude earthquake which struck on Friday and triggered tsunami waves as high as six metres.

Sep 30, 2018, 12:29 PM IST
Pakistani bureaucrat steals wallet of Kuwaiti delegate, act gets caught on CCTV

Pakistani bureaucrat steals wallet of Kuwaiti delegate, act gets caught on CCTV

The incident took place inside the country's finance ministry building.

Sep 30, 2018, 12:01 PM IST
Death toll reaches 405 after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

Death toll reaches 405 after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

The coastal city of Palu has borne the brunt of the quake and tsunami with rescue operations still being conducted to find survivours.

Sep 30, 2018, 10:02 AM IST
Mastermind of 9/11 killed, mastermind of 26/11 free in Pakistan: Sushma Swaraj at UNGA

Mastermind of 9/11 killed, mastermind of 26/11 free in Pakistan: Sushma Swaraj at UNGA

Sushma Swaraj exposes Pakistan yet again and tells the world community of how Islamabad has no remorse despite it being proven that it was sheltering Osama bin Laden.

Sep 30, 2018, 07:41 AM IST
India gave priority to politics over peace, lost opportunity to have dialogues on various issues: Pakistan Foreign Minister at UNGA

India gave priority to politics over peace, lost opportunity to have dialogues on various issues: Pakistan Foreign Minister at UNGA

Pakistan Foreign Minister said that India lost the opportunity to have a dialogue on various issues at the UN General Assembly.

Sep 30, 2018, 00:42 AM IST
Death toll jumps to 384 after tsunami, earthquake in Indonesia

Death toll jumps to 384 after tsunami, earthquake in Indonesia

Strong aftershocks continued to rock the coastal city on Saturday morning after waves up to six metres (18 feet) high swept through the scenic tourist town on Friday, triggered by a 7.5 magnitude

Sep 29, 2018, 13:14 PM IST

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