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21 November, 2017 6:04 PM Poll-bound Nepal to close borders with India for 72 hours

Kathmandu: Nepal will be closing its borders with India for about 72 hours as it holds parliamentary and provincial council polls on November 26. Nepal shares Jhulaghat of Baitadi District, northern areas on the edge of the Mahakali River and Darchula`s Khalanga, Dattu and Joljibi border crossings with India. The local administrative body of Baitadi 14

20 November, 2017 1:31 PM China complains again over Arunachal, this time over visit of President Ram Nath Kovind

China routinely objects to any senior Indian officials' visit to Arunachal Pradesh. Beijing: China on Monday objected to President Ram Nath Kovind's visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying India should refrain from "complicating" the border dispute when bilateral relations are at a "crucial moment". "The Chinese government never acknowledged the so-called 66

18 November, 2017 2:22 AM 6.9-magnitude quake strikes Tibet

The quake struck Tibet’s Nyingchi Prefecture, located close to the Indian border. A strong intensity earthquake measuring 6.9 on Richter Scale hit Tibet’s Nyingchi Prefecture, located close to the Indian border, in the early hours of on November 18. The quake struck at 6.34 a.m. Beijing Time (4.04 a.m. IST), according to the China Earthquake Networks 32

18 November, 2017 12:12 AM Earthquake Of Magnitude 6.3 Strikes Southern China Near Indian Border: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck southern China near the Indian border on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7, struck at 6:34 a.m. on Saturday (2234 GMT on Friday) at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km) on the Tibetan Plateau in southern China, the USGS said. It was not immediately 27

16 November, 2017 2:56 PM Dengue Claims BSF Jawan's Life In West Bengal

Kolkata: A BSF jawan, deployed along the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district, has died due to dengue, officials said today. Head Constable Abhay Kumar Singh was admitted to a hospital in Malda on November 12 with high fever, Border Security Force (BSF) officials said, adding that the jawan died yesterday. Mr Singh, posted with the 82nd battalion 73

16 November, 2017 2:02 PM Congress, RJD stake claim to Araria seat

Even though the date for the bypoll for the Araria Lok Sabha seat has not been announced, both the alliance partners, the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar, are staking a claim to it. The seat fell vacant after the death of RJD MP Mohd. Taslimuddin in September this year. “The Congress is a national party and it has to fight the BJP…I think 31

14 November, 2017 1:10 PM Nitin Gadkari shares strategy to counter air pollution

Amid rising pollution levels, Road Transport and Highways Minister on Tuesday said traffic not destined for Delhi should be diverted from the capital. New Delhi: Amid rising pollution levels, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said traffic not destined for Delhi should be diverted from the capital to cut traffic congestion 39

13 November, 2017 1:31 AM 7.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Iran-Iraq border area; 61 killed

The U.S. Geological Survey placed its epicenter at around 32km outside the Iraqi city of Halabja A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit the region along the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 61 people and injuring 300 in Iran, an Iranian official said. Iranian state TV said Iraqi officials had reported six deaths and 200 injuries 36

11 November, 2017 2:42 PM Assault on last IS-held Iraq pocket

Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to retake the last pocket of territory in the country still held by the Islamic State, the operation’s commander said. The Euphrates valley town of Rawa and nearby villages were bypassed by government troops and allied militia when they retook the Syrian border town of Al-Qaim last week. Troops backed by militia 47

10 November, 2017 12:55 PM IS leader Baghdadi reported in Syrian town: Hezbollah media unit

A Hezbollah-run media unit said on Friday Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported to have been in the Syrian town of Albu Kamal during the Syrian army and its allies' operation to clear it. The military unit did not say what had happened to Baghdadi, give further details or identify its sources. The U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State 40