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3 January, 2019 3:18 AM Trump wants India, Russia, Pakistan to fight Taliban in Afghanistan

Expressing dissatisfaction over New Delhi's decades-old role in the Afghanistan peace process, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wants the regional countries, including India, Russia and Pakistan to fight the Taliban in the war-torn country. In his first Cabinet meeting of the year, the US President also referred to Prime Minister Narendra 84

2 January, 2019 10:31 AM The right to love: Is 2019 the year when same-sex marriages will be legalised?

In 2018, the Supreme Court of India decriminalised homosexuality, overruled its own 2013 decision and partially struck down Section 377. With the Stonewall riots - that triggered the gay rights movement - marking its 50th anniversary next year, we look at how homosexuality is treated across the world. Most of Asia is tolerant towards homosexuality 477

31 December, 2018 12:05 AM Trial Run Of Train Conducted On Western Dedicated Freight Corridor

A trial run of a freight train on the newly-completed 306-km-long section, from Madar in Rajasthan to Kishangarh Balawas in Haryana, of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) was carried out at the New Sakhun railway station on Sunday, a statement from the DFCCIL said. This formed part of the first phase (Phase I) of the Western Corridor of the Dedicated 106

29 December, 2018 5:06 PM PBL 4: Ivanov-Shetty, Kjaersfeldt guide Pune 7 Aces to first win

The Pune charge was led by Russia's Vladimir Ivanov and Denmark's Line Kjaersfeldt -- each of whom brought home a couple of wins to help the Season 4 debutants get their first ever victory. Pune 7 Aces started their home leg with a 4-3 win over two-time runners-up Mumbai Rockets in a riveting tie that went down to the wire at the Premier Badminton League 128

28 December, 2018 11:57 AM Cabinet Approves 10,000 Crore Gaganyaan Project

The Union Cabinet Friday approved the Gaganyaan project under which a three-member crew will be sent to space for at least seven days, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. The project will cost Rs. 10,000 crores, he said at a press conference in New Delhi, The Gaganyaan project was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech 126

26 December, 2018 8:30 AM NASA to Continue Flying Astronauts on Russian Soyuz: Report

NASA is likely to continue flying its astronauts on the Russian Soyuz vehicle even after US commercial crew vehicles arrive, media report said. However, nothing has been signed officially yet, an agency spokesperson said. "Bill Gerstenmaier and senior NASA leadership have stated their intention to have US crewmembers on Soyuz vehicles after 2019 and (to have) 103

24 December, 2018 1:33 PM Hyundai Sees Russia Auto Market Growth Slowing In 2019

Automakers have warned that Russia's plan to raise value-added tax in 2019 would hit car sales. South Korea-based carmaker Hyundai Motor Co. expects growth in the Russian auto market to slow sharply next year, the head of its Russian branch said on Monday. Automakers have warned that Russia's plan to raise the value-added tax in 2019 would hit car sales 79

24 December, 2018 12:11 PM Fernandinho passed on Brazil team spot after family was insulted: Tite

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho refused to rejoin the Brazilian national football team because of the threats and insults made against his family on social media following his disappointing performance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, coach Adenor Leonardo "Tite" Bacchi said. Tite told Sport TV that he contacted Fernandinho after the World Cup to discuss 94

20 December, 2018 9:56 AM OPEC to release country quotas for oil output cut: Document

Oil producer group OPEC plans to release a table detailing voluntary output cut quotas for its members and allies such as Russia in an effort to shore up prices, OPEC's secretary-general said in a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday. Mohammad Barkindo said to reach the proposed cut of 1.2 million barrels per day, the effective reduction for member countries 108

20 December, 2018 6:15 AM US presence in Syria was to destroy ISIS, not to end civil war: White House

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops from Syria is consistent with his policy that the main objective of American forces in the war-torn country was to destroy the ISIS and not to resolve the civil war, the White House has said as it defended the move criticised by many as "premature'. The White House's assertion came after Trump claimed 165