Nearly 80 killed in landslides and floods across Nepal

Nearly 80 killed in landslides and floods across Nepal

Kathmandu: Nearly 80 people were killed in floods and landslides triggered by the incessant rain since Monday in several districts of eastern, central and western Nepal. Pyuthan district in western Nepal is the worst hit area, where 36 people have died due to the landslides and floods. Similarly, seven persons were killed in Gulmi, six […]

Indian-American Neera Tanden backs Clinton

Indian-American Neera Tanden backs Clinton

Philadelphia: For presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, politics is all about fighting for people, not when the cameras are on but when they are off, Indian- American Neera Tanden said today in her political debut on the national stage at the Democratic party convention here. So far, Tanden, 45, is the only Indian-American to have been […]

India stands for united, stable Sri Lanka: Modi

India stands for united, stable Sri Lanka: Modi

Colombo: India stands for a united, stable and prosperous Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, emphasising that India’s development cooperation with the country will be as per the aspirations of its people and leadership. In a video message on the launch of India-assisted emergency ambulance service for western and southern provinces of Sri […]

77 killed in Nepal as rains trigger massive flood

77 killed in Nepal as rains trigger massive flood

Kathmandu: Floods and landslides in Nepal have killed at least 77 people while hundreds of others were forced to flee their homes as torrential monsoon rains wreaked havoc in the country, prompting deployment of the army for rescue and relief operations. Heavy rains have caused massive floods and landslides in in many parts of the […]

India cautions traders on fraud in impex from China

India cautions traders on fraud in impex from China

Beijing: Indian diplomatic missions in China have cautioned traders from India that they may end up getting sand, stones, salt, bricks, mud etc in place of items ordered and issued detailed guidelines to avoid incidents of cheating. The Indian Embassy and the Consulates have issued trade advisories to various trade bodies and associations cautioning traders […]

Pope: The world’s at war, but not a war of religions

Pope: The world’s at war, but not a war of religions

Krakow (Poland): The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said today as he traveled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest in France. The killing of an 85-year-old priest in a Normandy church yesterday […]

54 killed in Nepal as rains trigger floods, landslide

54 killed in Nepal as rains trigger floods, landslide

Kathmandu: At least 54 people have been killed and several others missing as floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains wreaked havoc in Nepal displacing thousands of people. Scores of houses and bridges have been swept away in several parts of the country as incessant rains have swelled rivers, posing a threat of massive […]

Post-Brexit hot topic as May heads for Poland

Post-Brexit hot topic as May heads for Poland

Warsaw: The post-Brexit future of thousands of Poles in Britain will likely be at the top of the agenda Thursday when new British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Warsaw for talks. At some 790,000, Poles make up by far the largest community of some three million European Union migrants living in the United Kingdom. […]

No Indian writer in Booker Prize 2016 longlist

No Indian writer in Booker Prize 2016 longlist

London: No Indian author figures among the 13 writers longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize announced today with celebrated South African novelist J M Coetzee, who won the prestigious prize twice, in the running again for his book ‘The Schooldays of Jesus’. Coetzee is pitted alongside well known writers such as Deborah Levy (‘Hot […]

Pope horror at ‘barbaric killing’ of priest in France

Pope horror at ‘barbaric killing’ of priest in France

Vatican City: Pope Francis has expressed his horror at the “barbaric killing” of a priest during a hostage-taking at a church in France today. “The pope… shares the pain and horror of this absurd violence,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said, adding that the attack created “immense pain and worry”. Francis issued “the most severe condemnation […]

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