23 Apr 2016
London: US President Barack Obama arrived here with a message for the UK to vote to remain within the European Union in the June 23 referendum, saying the bloc 'enhances Britain's global leadership'.
19 Dec 2015
United Nations: UN Security Council members approved a resolution outlining a peace process for Syria involving talks by representatives of the Damascus government and the opposition, but the draft says nothing on the critical issue of what role President Bashar Assad will play.
20 Apr 2016
Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit the US on June 7 and 8, a bipartisan group of four top American lawmakers said today and asked the Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan to invite him for a joint meeting of the Congress.
19 May 2015
Geneva: The United Nations said on Tuesday that some 1,850 people had been killed and more than 500,000 displaced as a result of the conflict raging in Yemen since late March. As of May 15, 1,849 people had been killed and 7,394 had been injured, the UN humanitarian agency said citing numbers from Yemen health facilities.
02 Feb 2016
New York: Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp has reached the milestone of one-billion users, with 42 billion messages being exchanged daily, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today.
20 Apr 2016
Hyderabad: Buckling under protests and street violence in Bengaluru, the government yesterday rolled back its order tightening rules for withdrawal of provident fund money, within hours of keeping it in abeyance for three more months.
30 Apr 2016
New Delhi: Stung by all-round criticism, the government yesterday rolled back its decision to lower interest rate on provident fund deposits to 8.7 percent for 2015-16 and agreed to fix it at 8.8 percent, the third EPF-related roll back since March.
02 Oct 2013
India will overtake China as the world's most populous country by 2050, according to a new French study which predicts the global population to surge to 9.7 billion people by the middle of the century.
13 Apr 2015
Beijing: China, which is yet to fully endorse India's permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council( UNSC), on Monday said it supports India's "desire" to play a bigger role in the United Nations( UN) and will strive to work out a"package plan" to reform the powerful organ of the world body.
12 Jun 2016
New York: An uncommon calm is scheduled to embrace the frenetic "Crossroads of the World", the city's Times Square, on June 20, this year's Summer Solstice Day here, when thousands of people practice the ancient Indian art to celebrate the International Day of Yoga.