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15 August, 2018 3:50 AM India set example for South Asia by supporting democracy: Michael Pompeo

In his message on behalf of the US government on the occasion of India's 72st Independence Day, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo lauded the contribution of the vibrant Indian-American diaspora. India has set an example for South Asia and the world by supporting democracy, diversity and the rule of law, the US said today while greeting the country 32

14 August, 2018 9:18 AM US keen to strengthen ties with Pakistan: Michael Pompeo

The US hopes to further strengthen ties with Pakistan and work with its people and government to advance shared goals of security, stability and prosperity in South Asia, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo today said. Wishing the people of Pakistan on the country's 72nd Independence Day, Pompeo, in a statement, said for more than seven decades, the relationship 30

14 August, 2018 5:42 AM Iran offers discount oil to Asia

Iran is selling oil and gas at a discount to Asian customers as it prepares for the return of US sanctions, state news agency IRNA reported today. The "informed source" in Iran's oil ministry did not give details of the discount, but sought to downplay the move as common industry practice. "Discount is part of the nature of the global markets being offered 34

13 August, 2018 12:55 PM London to get new Taj Vivanta hotel by 2021

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), India's largest hospitality company behind the Taj brand of hotels, today announced plans to open a new Taj Vivanta in London by 2021. The IHCL signed a partnership agreement with the Hayre Group Limited last week for the new 108 room hotel at Heathrow Airport in London. The new hotel will be the Tata Group's 56

13 August, 2018 9:45 AM JNU student Umar Khalid shot at in Delhi, escapes unhurt

An unidentified person opened fire at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid outside the Constitution Club of India in the national capital's Sansad Marg Area. NEW DELHI: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid was allegedly shot at by a man at the Constitution Club near Parliament in Delhi on Monday. He escaped unhurt in the incident 61

13 August, 2018 8:19 AM British Pak Comedian Questioned For Using Racial Slur

Comedian Jeff Mirza said that he is a proud "Paki" and added that there was nothing wrong in using the term. A British-Pakistani stand-up comedian was recently investigated by the police after he used a derogatory term in his act 'Meet Abu Hamsta and Paki Bashir". The comedian, Jeff Mirza was dressed as a butcher 'Paki Bashir' at the show. He was questioned 50

12 August, 2018 4:05 PM In Steel Tariff Dispute, Donald Trump Backs Boycott Of Harley Davidson

The motorcycle manufacturer announced a plan earlier this year to move production of motorcycles for the European Union from the US to its overseas facilities. President Donald Trump backed boycotting American motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson Inc on Sunday, the latest salvo in a dispute between the company and Trump over tariffs on steel 44

11 August, 2018 8:31 AM Indian Medicine Firm Pulls Heart Drug From US Amid Cancer Risk Probes

A unit of India's Hetero Drugs is recalling some batches of the blood pressure and heart medicine valsartan in the United States, a notice on the U.S. regulator's website said, amid a wider probe into cancer risks associated with the drug. At least a dozen companies around the world have pulled specific batches of valsartan from the market since early 319

11 August, 2018 8:06 AM Iran foreign minister says no meeting planned with US counterpart: Report

Earlier this week, the US re-imposed sanctions on Iran in line with Donald Trump's decision to pull out of a 2015 agreement over Iran's nuclear programme. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there was no meeting planned with US officials including his counterpart Mike Pompeo at the United Nations General Assembly, the semi-official news agency 44

10 August, 2018 3:04 PM I apologise if I have said something wrong, says Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today apologised for his statement that India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was "self-centered." On Wednesday, he had said Nehru had a "self-centered attitude" to become India's first prime minister even though Mahatma Gandhi was in favor of Muhammad Ali Jinnah taking the top post at that time. He had also claimed 60