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16 October, 2018 8:42 PM India, US Goal Is To Deny Iran Money To Destabilise Middle East: Official

The US and India have a goal of denying Iran the money it needs to destabilise the Middle East, a top American official said after his visit to New Delhi for talks over slashing India's Iranian oil imports ahead of the November 4 deadline. President Donald Trump in May pulled the US out of the 2015 nuclear accord, saying it had "failed to achieve the fundamental 34

16 October, 2018 7:41 PM Saudi Prince Vows "Full" Probe Over Missing Saudi Journalist, Says Trump

The disappearance and suspected murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has embarrassed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and strained relations with the US. US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he had spoken with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and been assured that a "full" probe into the disappearance of a critical 47

16 October, 2018 5:20 PM Barcelona Announce 2019 Summer Tour To Asia

The trip raises the possibility of a reunion with Andres Iniesta, who joined Japan's Vissel Kobe in May after 22 years at Barcelona. "Barca will travel to Asia next summer to get closer to local fans and partners, and plans to visit China and Japan during the pre-season, as part of the global expansion and brand development strategy," the club wrote 71

16 October, 2018 2:59 PM Lenovo to raise mobile production capacity in India by up to 10 fold in 2019

PC and mobile maker Lenovo plans to ramp up its smartphone production capacity up to 1 million units per month in 2019, a top official of the company said. "We make mobile phones in India at our partners factory. At present we have production capacity of 100,000 per month which we plan to increase in the range of 500,000 to 1 million units per month 30

16 October, 2018 2:20 PM Rahul Gandhi's Kolkata visit during Durga Puja called off

Congress president Rahul Gandhi's visit to the city during Durga Puja has been called off due to his preoccupation with the campaign for the elections in the five states, a senior state Congress leader said. The AICC chief, who had asked the party's Bengal unit to strengthen the organisation ahead of the crucial 2019 elections, was proposed to pay a visit 97

16 October, 2018 12:24 PM After remark on DMK event, TKS Elangovan stripped of post

It is not yet clear as to why DMK has removed TKS Elangovan as party secretary. Chennai: The DMK has said its Rajya Sabha MP T K S Elangovan has been relieved of the post of secretary, public relations, a party jargon that denotes the position of spokesperson. The main opposition party in Tamil Nadu assembly, however, did not formally assign any reason 37

16 October, 2018 11:12 AM As Pak Negotiates IMF Bailout, China Says More Corridor Projects Planned

China on Tuesday said there will be more projects planned under the so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor or CPEC project amid concerns over Pakistan's rising debt and a bailout move by the global lender IMF. Cash-strapped Pakistan has approached the International Monetary Fund for a bailout package as it faces a serious economic crisis 96

16 October, 2018 8:25 AM Two Congress MLAs resign in Goa, set to join BJP

In a major setback to the Congress in Goa, two of its Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) -- Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte -- resigned as legislators on October 16, Speaker Pramod Sawant said. The two MLAs are set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) amid its vigorous efforts to strengthen the thin majority of its alliance government in the state 41

16 October, 2018 7:36 AM Nitish Kumar Appoints Prashant Kishor As JD(U)'s Vice-President

Prashant Kishor, who has worked for a number of parties as a poll strategist, recently joined the ruling party in Bihar. Janata Dal (United) president Nitesh Kumar on Tuesday appointed Prashant Kishor as the party's vice president, effectively making him the second most powerful person in the party. Mr Kishor, who has worked for a number of parties as a poll strategist 35

16 October, 2018 4:59 AM Harvard Discriminates Against Asian-Americans, Lawyer Says At Trial

Harvard University discriminates against Asian-American applicants in order to illegally limit how many it admits, a lawyer for a group suing the school said on Monday at the start of a closely watched trial. The trial in federal court in Boston pits the Ivy League school against Students for Fair Admissions, whose 2014 lawsuit challenges the use of race as a factor 37