London terror attack : Suspect with hoax bomb shot dead, 3 injured

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

London : Three people suffered injuries in a terrorist attack in south London on Sunday, during which Scotland Yard officers shot dead a terror suspect strapped with a “hoax bomb.” The Metropolitan Police said the incident in Streatham was part of an active counter-terror operation during which the male suspect was pronounced dead at the […]

Mary Higgins Clark, Bestselling Suspense Author, Dies at 92

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

New York : Mary Higgins Clark, the tireless and long-reigning “Queen of Suspense” whose tales of women beating the odds made her one of the world’s most popular writers, died Friday at age 92. Her publisher, Simon & Schuster, announced that she died in Naples, Florida, of natural causes. “Nobody ever bonded more completely with […]

Indian-American couple killed in volcanic eruption in New Zealand, 3 children orphaned

Friday, January 31st, 2020

Wellington : An Indian-American businessman has become the latest victim of a massive volcanic eruption in New Zealand after he succumbed to his burn injuries, over a month after his wife died in the same tragedy, leaving their three children orphaned. Pratap Singh and his wife Mayuari were visiting the popular White Island in New […]

Israeli PM Netanyahu says will continue to strengthen ‘deep friendship’ with India

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Jerusalem : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said that his country would continue to strengthen its “deep friendship” with India as the two countries mark the 28th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. Taking to Twitter, he also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion. “Today 28 years ago, Israel and […]

Charges against Trump politically motivated, says defence team as it concludes opening arguments

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Washington : The lawyers representing Donald Trump at his impeachment trial said the abuse of power charges against the US President was “driven by political desires”, as they wrapped up their opening arguments. “The articles of impeachment fall far short of any constitutional standard,” White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, who led Trump’s defence, said on […]

Celebration of 71st Republic Day held on Jan 26th in Riyadh

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Riyadh : The celebration of the 71st Republic Day was held on January 26th by the Central Committee of the Indian Social Forum Riyadh at the Ramada Hotel Auditorium in Riyadh. People from different Indian states and different religious backgrounds were present during the event. The program was inaugurated with the unity song, Saleem Moulavi– […]

UK court orders sale of luxury yacht linked to Vijay Mallya’s force india

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

London : A British court on Monday ordered that a luxury yacht owned by Force India Limited be sold and its proceeds be used to pay back Qatar National Bank to enforce its mortgage on the vessel. During court proceedings, brought by the bank in the Admiralty Division of the High Court in England, it […]

Donald Trump impeachment trial : Democrats present case against US President in Senate

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Washington : Led by Congressman Adam Schiff, House Democrats on Wednesday began making a strong case before Senators to remove President Donald Trump in the third-ever impeachment trial in American history. Knowing that they are unlikely to succeed in ousting Trump from the White House as Republicans enjoy a 53-47 majority in the 100-membered Senate, […]

Russian air strikes in Syria kill 23 civilians amid surge in violence

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Beirut : Russian airstrikes killed at least 23 civilians on Tuesday in northwestern Syria, as renewed violence tightened the noose around the country’s last major rebel-held bastion and deepened an already dire humanitarian crisis. Retaliatory rocket attacks blamed on rebels and jihadists killed three more civilians in the nearby government-held city of Aleppo, state news […]

Three rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad : Security sources

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Baghdad : Three rockets hit near the US embassy in the Iraqi capital’s high-security Green Zone, security sources told AFP, with no immediate reports of casualties. Sirens could be heard across the zone immediately after the rockets made an impact. The US has blamed Iran-backed paramilitary groups for a spate of similar attacks in recent […]