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  • Wednesday, January, 2019| Today's Market | Current Time: 03:44:33
  • US President Donald Trump’s special Afghan envoy to visit India

    US President Donald Trump’s special Afghan envoy Zalmay Khalilzad will visit India soon to coordinate efforts to facilitate an intra-Afghan political settlement. The announcement comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump discussed ways to enhance cooperation in war-torn Afghanistan. The US State Department said that Khalilzad will lead an […]

    Iran releases fifteen Indian fishermen

    Fifteen fishermen from Karnataka, who had illegally entered Iran five months ago were released by Iranian authorities yesterday. All the fishermen, who belong to Uttara Kannada district are enroute to UAE on their boats. They were detained on July 27 by the Iranian government after they had illegally entered Kish island on a boat owned […]

    Flights resume at Heathrow Airport after brief suspension due to drone sighting

    London’s Heathrow airport, the busiest aviation hub of Europe, yesterday suspended all departing flights for a brief period following reports of a drone sighting. In a similar incident three weeks back, about 1,000 flights were grounded at the Gatwick airport.   Around 81 airlines serving 204 destinations operate out of Heathrow airport, located west of […]

    British lawmakers to resume Brexit deal debate on Jan 9

    The parliamentary vote on Brexit deal negotiated by British Prime Minister Theresa May with the European Union is set to be held on January 15. The lawmakers will resume the debate on Brexit deal from tomorrow. The debate was halted in December after widespread opposition from the lawmakers. Britain is due to leave the European […]

    Turkey: At least 8 people killed in road accident

    At least eight people died when their car slipped off the road and fell into a stream in Turkey’s Tekirdag Province. The rescue team has recovered eight bodies including four children. The region has witnessed heavy snowfall for a couple of days.

    20 School children wounded in attack in China

    In China, an attacker has wounded 20 children with a hammer inside a primary school in Beijing. The authorities said that three of the injured children have serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Local media said, the suspect has been apprehended and an investigation has been launched.

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to step down on Feb 1

    In a surprise move, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced that he will step down from his position on February 1 – much before the end of his term in 2022. Kim, 58, has been in this position for over six years now. In a statement, the World Bank said he will join a firm […]

    India takes over operations of Chabahar port in Iran

    India has taken over operations of the strategic Chabahar port in the Sistan-Balochistan province of Iran’s southern coast. This is the first time India will be operating a port outside its territory. The Shipping Ministry in a statement in New Delhi today said that the Government of India took over the operations of a part […]

    US, China hold crucial talks to ease trade war

    China and the US on Monday held their first face-to-face negotiations in Beijing to ease a bitter trade war between the world’s two largest economies. The US and China have been locked in an escalating trade spat since early 2018, raising import tariffs on more than 300 billion US dollars of each other’s goods. Last […]

    Myanmar army to launch ‘crackdown’ on Rakhine rebels

    The government in Myanmar has called on its military to launch operations against ethnic Rakhine rebels behind a deadly attack on four police stations last week. Talking to reporters in the capital Naypyidaw today, government spokesman Zaw Htay said the president’s office has already instructed the army to launch operations to crack down on the […]