Modi leaves on three-nation visit, to meet Trump

New Delhi, June 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left on a three-nation tour that will take him to the US for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump. He will also visit Portugal and the Netherlands. Modi will visit Portugal on Saturday before his trip to the US on June 26 […]

Saudi Arabia foils attack on Islam’s holiest site

Riyadh, June 24 : Saudi security forces thwarted a plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Makkah, home to the holiest site in Islam, exchanging gunfire with one of the suspects who blew himself up inside a home, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday. The ministry described the plot as part of “self-serving schemes managed […]

141 missing in China landslide

[Xinmo: Emergency personnel work at the site of a massive landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Dozens of people are feared buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes in southwestern China early Saturday, a […]

141 missing in China landslide

Beijing, June 24 : At least 141 people were reported missing on Saturday after a massive landslide hit China’s Sichuan province, rescue officials said. Over 40 homes were destroyed in Maoxian county’s Xinmo village after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 6 a.m. (local time), reports Xinhua news agency. The landslide has also […]

Arab states’ demand to shut Al Jazeera evokes condemnation

Riyadh, June 23 : The demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab countries for Qatar to shut down Al Jazeera media network, among other conditions, to end the ongoing diplomatic impasse in the Gulf region has drawn condemnation. Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders slammed the demand and said it was “worried about the implication […]

Capability, experience must supersede all considerations for President: Meira

New Delhi, June 23 : Opposition’s Presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Friday stressed that the post is “not symbolic” and that “capability and experience must always supersede” every other consideration for it. In a statement, Meira Kumar also expressed her gratitude to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and leaders of 17 political parties for their unanimous […]