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  • Rajnath meets defence ministers of US, Japan

    Bangkok, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday discussed expanding defence cooperation with the US during a meeting with Defence Secretary Mark T Esper. Singh, who is here to attend the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting (ADMM) and the ADMM-Plus meeting, said he had an 'excellent'...

  • Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka presidential poll

    Colombo, Sri Lanka's former Defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Sunday won the Presidential election, according to the preliminary results from the country's Election Commission. The former defence chief has won with 50.46 per cent of the vote. Though the final official results are yet to be...

  • Voting for Presidential election begins in Srilanka

    Colombo: Voting for the Presidential election commenced at 0700 hrs on Saturday at around 12,845 polling centres setup country wide. The voting session would be closed at 1700 hrs. A total of 15.9 million eligible voters will exercise their franchise to choose their new head of the state...

  • UN chief sends personal envoy to support peace in Bolivia

    United Nations, UN chief Antonio Guterres has sent a personal envoy to Bolivia to offer support to national leaders, following the departure of former president Evo Morales. 'The Secretary-General remains deeply concerned about the developments in Bolivia,' his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric...

  • Two killed in California school shooting

    Washington, At least two students were killed after a gunman opened fire at his classmates and shot self at Saugus High School in southern California. The suspect, whose birthday was Thursday went to his school, pulled a pistol from his backpack and shot five classmates and himself in...

  • Two killed, Six injured in strike near Lebanese embassy in Damascus

    Damascus: Two people were killed and another six were injured in an 'enemy strike' near the Lebanese embassy in Damascus, local media reported on Tuesday. The attack targeted a civilian building in Western Mezzeh near the embassy, the agency said. Earlier, Syrian broadcaster Al-Ikhbariya...

  • 22 dead due to hurricane bulbul, the storm weakened in Bangladesh

    Kolkata / Dhaka, : At least 22 people died in Bangladesh and West Bengal after hitting the coastal areas of Cyclone Bulbul and Cyclone Bulbul devastated many areas with its wake of torrential rains. In Bangladesh, at least 22 people died due to cyclone 'Bulbul' on Sunday and more than 21 lakh...

  • Magnitude 5.6 quake strikes off Tonga coast - USGS

    Moscow: A 5.6 magnitude quake was registered off the coast of the Polynesian kingdom of Tonga in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake was registered on Saturday at 11:24 GMT about 91 miles to the northwest from Nuku'aolfa town at the depth of 160...

  • Three killed in fire in Canada

    Ottawa' Three people were killed in a house fire in Plumas area of central Canadian province of Manitoba. The incident occurred on Friday evening, CTV reported Saturday. Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) found the bodies of a 36-year-old man, a 28-year-old woman and a two-year-old girl. ...

  • Xi visits Greece ahead of BRICS Summit

    Athens, Chinese President Xi Jinping will fly to Greece on Sunday for a three-day state visit that is expected to strengthen friendly ties between the two ancient civilisations. According to Sputnik, Greece was one of the first EU countries to sign up to President Xi's flagship Belt and Road...

  • Kartarpur Corridor paves way for "Interfaith Harmony": UN chief

    United Nations, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, saying the initiative paves the way for interfaith harmony and understanding. In a historic people-to-people initiative, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday...

  • Cyclone Bulbul: Bangladesh recives rains, 150 fishermen missing

    Dhaka: Cyclone Bulbul was likely to cross the Sundarbans in Satkhira along the Bangladesh-India border on Saturday midnight with a wind speed between 100 and 120 kmph. Many places, including the capital, received rain throughout the day. Cyclone Bulbul was approaching the Sundarbans coast from the...

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