Japanese industry keen to invest in Indian energy: Goyal

Tokyo, Jan 14 : Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said Japanese financial institutions have expressed keen interest in investing in India including in the energy sector. “I had a very good interaction with six financial institutions and banks. The high level of integrity and good governance that has been the focus of Prime Minister […]

Islamic State militants attack Jakarta in first strike at Indonesia

By Kanupriya Kapoor and Darren Whiteside JAKARTA, Jan 14 : Indonesia blamed Islamic State for an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen in the heart of Jakarta today that brought the radical group’s violence to the world’s most populous Muslim country for the first time. Just seven people were killed despite multiple blasts and a […]

Indonesia braces for tourism hit after Jakarta attack

By Aradhana Aravindan SINGAPORE, Jan 14 : Indonesia faces a drop in tourist numbers, at least in the short term, following today’s attack in central Jakarta claimed by Islamic State, in a blow to Southeast Asia’s biggest economy already growing at its slowest pace since the financial crisis. An Indonesian and a Canadian were killed, […]

EU Parliament delays vote on car pollution limits

By Alissa de Carbonnel BRUSSELS, Jan 14 : The European Parliament delayed today a vote on whether new car pollution testing rules are too lax, as the biggest political group argued rejecting a draft law could further postpone the introduction of stricter rules. With political momentum strong for tougher emission measures after the Volkswagen scandal, […]

Onscreen Prof. Snape, British actor Alan Rickman dead

London, Jan 14 : British film, TV and stage actor Alan Rickman, who carved out a niche for himself with his distinctive screen presence and voice and was best known for playing Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series and ruthless terrorist Hans Gruber in “Die Hard”, died here on Thursday, his family […]

US policeman charged with slamming Indian grandfather acquitted

By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 14 : To the shock of the Indian American community, a US judge has acquitted an Alabama police officer who slammed a visiting Indian grandfather to the ground while taking a walk outside his son’s home. Federal Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala threw out the case against Madison Police officer Eric […]