Equity indices touch fresh highs as rupee strengthens

Mumbai, Aug 21 : An appreciation in the Indian rupee lifted the key equity indices — S&P BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty50 — to fresh intra-day highs during the morning trade session on Tuesday. The BSE Sensex touched a high of 38,402.96 points, while the Nifty50 climbed a peak of 11,581.75 points. However, broadly […]

US welcomes Imran Khan’s desire for peace with India, Afghanistan

Washington, Aug 21 : The US has welcomed newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khans statement emphasising the importance of peace with India and Afghanistan, a key official said here. “We welcome the words of Prime Minister Imran Khan in which he discussed the importance of peace on both sides of Pakistan’s borders,” Alice Wells, who […]

Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 21 : It was a cloudy morning in the national capital on Tuesday and the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius, the season’s average. “The sky will be generally cloudy with chances of light rains in the later part of the day,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. The […]

Taiwan loses El Salvador to China in fresh diplomatic setback

By Philip Wen and Jess Macy Yu BEIJING/TAIPEI, Aug 21 : Taiwan lost another ally to Beijing on Tuesday when diplomatic ties with El Salvador were severed, the third country to swap allegiances from the self-ruled island to China this year. Taiwan now has formal relations with just 17 countries worldwide, many of them smaller, […]

Australian prime minister clings to power but more challenges loom

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Aug 21 : Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a leadership challenge by Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton on Tuesday, government officials said, but the narrow margin of his win did little to dampen speculation about his future. Turnbull defeated Dutton 48-35 in the party-room vote for the leadership of the […]