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London to host Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in October

By | September 17, 2014

London, Sep 16 : London will host this year’s three-day Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (RPBD) convention from Oct 16, Asian Lite, a leading newspaper for British-Asians in London, reported.… Read it!

Australia sends first contingent of troops to fight IS

By | September 17, 2014

Sydney, Sep 16 : The first contingent of Australian troops who may fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Iraq have left for its base in the Middle East, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday.… Read it!

Syrian Air Force plane downed in IS stronghold

By | September 17, 2014

Cairo, Sep 16 : A Syrian Air Force warplane was downed Tuesday in al-Raqqa city in northern Syria, a stronghold of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.… Read it!

Pakistan heading towards civil war: Imran Khan

By | September 17, 2014

Islamabad, Sep 16 : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan Tuesday appealed to Pakistan’s Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk to save the country from anarchy, as he feels the country is heading towards a civil war.… Read it!

Ukraine grants ‘special status’ to eastern regions, amnesty to insurgents

By | September 17, 2014

Kiev, Sep 16 : The Ukrainian parliament Tuesday approved two bills offering major concessions to independence-seeking insurgents and more autonomy to eastern regions where unrest has been raging since mid-April.… Read it!

Over 1,000 Pakistani parliamentarians face suspension

By | September 17, 2014

Islamabad, Sep 16 : More than 1,000 parliamentarians in Pakistan are facing their membership’s suspension if they continued to not submit their assets’ details to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).… Read it!

New method to synthesise material harder than diamond

By | September 17, 2014

London, Sep 16 : Scientists have developed a new method for the synthesis of an ultra-hard material that exceeds the hardness of diamonds.… Read it!

Talks with India will not be affected by border tensions, says China

By | September 17, 2014

Beijing, Sept. 16 : Stating that the relationship between India and China is at a ‘historical starting point’, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei on Tuesday said that talks between the two countries would not be affected by the border … Read it!

One Indian among four rights activists to be honoured with Alison Des Forges Award

By | September 17, 2014

New York, Sept.16 : Four courageous and tireless advocates for human rights have been selected as 2014 recipients of the prestigious Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism, Human Rights Watch said today.… Read it!

Sri Lanka records 7.8 percent growth in Q2

By | September 16, 2014

Colombo, Sep 16 : Sri Lanka’s economy expanded by 7.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to 7.6 percent in the same period last year, latest data from the Department of Census and Statistics showed Tuesday.… Read it!