Venezuela election: 14 ambassadors recalled after Maduro’s victory

Caracas, May 22 : Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is facing an international backlash after winning his second six-year term in a landslide vote marred by an opposition boycott and claims of vote-rigging. Fourteen countries including Argentina, Brazil and Canada have recalled their ambassadors from Caracas in protest, BBC reported on Monday. The US has imposed […]

Iran condemns US announcement on sanctions

Tehran, May 22 : Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has condemned the US for promising to impose the “strongest sanctions in history” on his country. Measures outlined by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, he said, showed the US was a prisoner of its “failed policies” and it would suffer the consequences, BBC reported on […]

India, US leaders discuss strategic partnership, ministerial dialogue

New York, May 22 : India’s Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh and US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan discussed the strategic partnership between the two countries at their meeting in Buenos Aires on Monday. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said: “The two leaders affirmed the strong US-India strategic partnership and India’s […]

Arunachal Pradesh gets regular air connectivity

Itanagar/Guwahati, May 22 : The long-cherished dream of the people of Arunachal Pradesh to have air connectivity was fulfilled on Monday with flagging off of the first fixed-wing commercial aircraft from Pasighat to Guwahati, officials said. “Today is a historic day and I congratulate the people of Arunachal in general and people of Pasighat in […]

Gina Haspel sworn in as CIA’s first female director

Washington, May 22 : Gina Haspel was sworn in on Monday as the first female director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in its 71-year history. Speaking at a ceremony at the agency’s headquarters in Langley, in the US state of Virginia, Haspel said that she is honoured to lead the agency, calling her service […]

Government looking at steps to control fuel prices: Pradhan

New Delhi, May 21 : The government is considering ways to keep rising transport fuel prices in check, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday, even as petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and Mumbai crossed previous highs. The price of petrol per litre in Delhi on Monday under the dynamic pricing regime touched a […]