India tells Swedish paper to retract President’s remarks on Bofors

New Delhi: Swedish newspaper- Dagens Nyheter (DN) has reported that it was asked by the Indian envoy to retract sections of President Pranab Mukherjee’s interview to the paper, where he mentions the Bofors scam.  DN’s editor-in-chief Peter Wolodarski, who conducted the interview in Delhi also said, that he was warned that the President’s planned state […]

Iran leader backs nuclear team against critics

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Syed Khamenei Wednesday praised the work of his country’s nuclear negotiators after they came under heavy criticism from the conservative camp in parliament. The negotiators, who resumed talks with world powers in Vienna on Tuesday, “are working, making efforts, breaking sweat… to obtain what is in the interests of […]

Muslim scholars vow to confront Israel

BEIRUT: Islamic scholars from around the globe participating in a conference in Lebanon’s capital Beirut have underlined the need for the Muslim world to unite against Israel, saying the Zionist regime has launched an open war on Muslims.  Participants, both Sunnis and Shias, at the International Union of Resistance conference in Beirut on Wednesday discussed […]

I’m not a beef eater: Rijiju

NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that the Indian Constitution has given the people of the country certain powers, freedoms and obligations, while clarifying an earlier statement and saying that his family does not eat beef. “I will not comment on what other people have said. I have just […]

Muslim youth denied job: 5 arrested

MUMBAI: A sessions court has granted interim relief from arrest to five persons including directors of Hari Krishna Exports, the diamond export firm which denied employment to a young MBA graduate for being a Muslim.  Directors Bhaskar Shantilal Joshi, Mahindra Deshmukh, Ghanshyam Dholakiya and Hasmukh Dholakiya, and Deepika Tikke, a trainee in the firm’s HR […]

Pakistan’s fake Degree Kingpin Arrested

Karachi: Shoaib Ahmad Shaikh- the man behind a worldwide, multimillion-dollar fake diploma empire run from Karachi in Pakistan, has been arrested. Exactly 10 days after the New York Times exposé of the “breathtaking scam,” being run by his company ‘Axact’, which called itself “Pakistan’s largest software exporter”, Shaikh was taken into custody by Pakistani authorities […]

Plane plunges 13,000 feet after both engines lose power

SINGAPORE: A Singapore Airlines plane with 194 people on board plunged 13,000 feet after both of its engines lost power while flying through a storm on Saturday. The Airbus A330-300 was travelling from Singapore to Shanghai when it hit stormy weather over the South China Sea. A spokesperson for the airline said both engines cut […]

4 Indian women power their way into Forbes list

New York: The Forbes 12th annual list of the 100 most influential women includes four Indian entrepreneurs and two visionary CEOs of Indian origin. SBI Chief Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI bank head Chanda Kochhar, Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar- Shaw have climbed previous rankings this year while HT Media Chair Shobhana Bhartia has made a first-time entry. […]

Deadly doodles: Iran launches anti-Islamic State cartoon contest

Tehran: Taking their battle to a whole new level, Iran has decided to take on the extremist militant outfit- Islamic State (ISIS) through caricatures. Iran has invited submissions from all over the world to mock the IS. According to the state-run IRNA news agency, artists were briefed by Iran’s House of Cartoon to focus on […]

Security core group meets

JAMMU: A high-level security meet was held on Wednesday in Nagrota headquarters of the army’s White Knight corps to work out a joint strategy to combat violence and address security issues in Jammu and Kashmir’s 10 districts. Defence spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta said in Jammu: “Core Group Security meeting was held at Nagrota, the headquarters […]

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