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29 May, 2017 5:16 PM The Putin-Macron Handshake The World Was Waiting For

As Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived at the Versailles Palace on Monday to meet Emmanuel Macron, the recently elected leader of France, all eyes were on the handshake. Macron had surprised the world last week with his white-knuckle grasp of President Donald Trump's hand when the pair met for the first time. Trump had already gained notoriety for his handshake 21

29 May, 2017 5:11 PM Totally agree with army chief on 'dirty war' in J&K: Venkaiah Naidu

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com NEW DELHI: Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today voiced "total agreement" with Army Chief General Bipin Rawat's statement that the "dirty war" in Jammu and Kashmir has to be fought through innovative ways. The Congress, however, said one of the fundamental tenets of counter insurgency 23

29 May, 2017 4:55 PM 6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com JAKARTA: A shallow, 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit inland on the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi today, US seismologists said. The quake hit at a depth of nine kilometres (six miles) at 10:35 pm (1435 GMT), 80 kilometres southeast of the city of Palu, USGS said. Muhammad Guntur 20

29 May, 2017 4:24 PM Bangladesh ready with evacuation plans as cyclone nears

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Bangladesh on Monday was bracing for its first cyclone of the year, with more than 1,000 shelters set up for people who may need to evacuate as the storm approaches the low-lying delta nation. Tropical Storm Mora is expected to make landfall early Tuesday as a Category 1 cyclone. Officials expect at least 15 districts, including 20

29 May, 2017 4:12 PM Govt will find permanent solution to Kashmir problem, won't let Pakistan destabilise India: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday assured to find a permanent solution to the Kashmir problem. Meerut: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday assured to find a permanent solution to the Kashmir problem, adding that India won`t fall prey to Pakistan`s tactics to destabilize the country. "Few elements are deluding the Kashmiri youth. I ensure 18

29 May, 2017 4:08 PM Emmanuel Macron Says Vladimir Putin Vowed 'Whole Truth' On Gay Rights In Chechnya

"President Putin told me... he had undertaken several initiatives on the subject of LGBT people in Chechnya", said Emmanuel Macron. Versailles, France: Emmanuel Macron said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had promised "the whole truth" about accusations of a crackdown on gay men in Chechnya, as the French president said he would be "vigilant" 44

29 May, 2017 4:07 PM Kejriwal in Punjab after poll rout

The AAP’s national convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal visited Punjab on Monday, over two months after the party faced a drubbing in the State Assembly election. The results, he said, may have been below expectations, but the people had chosen the AAP to represent them as the main Opposition party and the party would do complete justice to this role. “AAP has been formed 15

29 May, 2017 3:29 PM Europe must play lead role in combating terrorism: PM Narendra Modi

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com BERLIN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described terrorism as the "gravest challenge" facing humanity and urged Europe to play a lead role in developing an effective global response under the aegis of the UN to deal with this menace. Modi, who arrived here on the first leg of his six-day 15

29 May, 2017 2:03 PM This Giraffe Prodigy Paints At A Lion Sanctuary. Would You Buy His Art?

Las Vegas: Few giraffes have the talent that Ozzie was born with - the three-year-old giraffe paints at a lion sanctuary in Nevada and his work is selling reasonably well. Standing almost four meters (13 feet) tall and weighing 635 kg, Ozzie surprises visitors to the Lion Habitat Ranch in Henderson, 25 km southeast of Las Vegas, with his colourful pictures 20

29 May, 2017 1:31 PM Cattle slaughter economy: How ban on sale of cattle for killing may affect industry, employment

India is the leading exporter of buffalo meat in the world. The meat industry employs over 22 lakh people in the country. The new regulation of the central government banning sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets is likely to affect the meat industry adversely. According to the Department of Animal Husbandry annual report for 2016-17 , share 21