Border standoff: India, China to hold flag meet in Ladakh’s Chusul sector

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

New Delhi: India and China will hold a flag meeting on Thursday in Chushul in Ladakh to address border standoff, reports said. As the two sides hold the flag meeting on Chinese request, India has demanded restoration of “pre-September 10” situation in Chumar area in Ladakh, defence sources said around 800 Chinese troops continue to […]

Algerian plane with 116 on board crashes

Friday, July 25th, 2014
Air Algerie flight

Algerie : An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers and six crew members on board. Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said on Thursday that the wreckage of the missing Air Algerie flight has been spotted in his country’s northern desert, “I have just been […]

40 Indians reportedly kidnapped in Iraq

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
40 Indians kidnapped

New Delhi: Around 40 Indians working on projects near the Iraqi city of Mosul were kidnapped by suspected ISIS militants when they were being evacuated from the area Tuesday, local media said Wednesday. They were kidnapped when fleeing the fighting between ISIS and Kurdish forces Tuesday, said to Media. Mosul, the heart of the oil-rich […]

Mangalorean Ayoub Kannur released, after 9 years in jail

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Mangalore : Mohammed Ayoob Kannur, of Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state who was in a Saudi jail, has been released from the jail. With IFF’s regular follow up, it took 4 months to complete the formalities and he was released and sent to India. Mohammed Ayoob was in jail for more than 9 years, […]

Bunts Bahrain Committee Induction in traditional Guthu Manne

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Bunts Bahrain

Bahrain : Bunts Bahrain under the patronage of Indian Club recently inducted its new committee presided by Mr. Bharath Shetty, Sunil Shetty as Vice President, Mr. Mohandas Shetty as Treasurer, Mr. Doomanna Rai as General Secretary, Mr. Prasanna Shetty as Entertainment Secretary, Mr. Sukesh Shetty as Sports Secretary, Mr. Shivaraj Shetty as Asst. Gen. Secretary, […]

Karl Slym, Tata Motors MD, dead

Monday, January 27th, 2014

New Delhi :  Karl Slym, Managing Director of Tata Motors, died in Thailand on Sunday. He was 51. According to sources, Slym accidentally fell off a hotel balcony in Bangkok where he was attending a meeting of the board of directors of Tata Motors Thailand. There is no official confirmation about the cause of death. […]

Andaman boat tragedy: Toll mounts to 22; judicial probe ordered

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Chennai : The tragic boat accident in Andaman and Nicobar Islands has once again brought to focus the impunity with which safety guidelines are flouted by boat owners to earn a quick buck. 22 lives were lost in the tragedy that occurred when tourist boat Aqua Marine carrying 45 people sank off Viper Island, around […]

Australian man lets internet name his baby girl

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Melbourne:  An Australian man has set up a website to allow people to vote for his daughter’s first and middle names. Stephen McLaughlin, a web developer, created the website called, where netizens can vote for their favourite name for the baby which is due on April 2. “My name is Stephen and much to […]

India summons US envoy, expresses shock over diplomat’s arrest

Friday, December 13th, 2013
Devyani Khobragade

New Delhi : Deploring the arrest of Deputy Consul General in New York, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh today summoned US Ambassador Nancy Powell to convey India’s “shock” over “absolutely unacceptable” treatment meted out to the senior Indian diplomat. Reacting strongly to Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade being arrested and handcuffed in public on visa fraud […]

Raheel Sharif is new chief of Pakistan Army

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Islamabad: Pakistan’s prime minister chose the brother of a dead war hero to be the next army chief Wednesday, a crucial decision that fills arguably the most powerful position in the country. Gen. Raheel Sharif faces a vicious Taliban insurgency at home, which has killed thousands of security forces and civilians in recent years. Washington […]

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