U.S., Japan, South Korea seek U.N. condemnation of North Korea

U.S., Japan, South Korea seek U.N. condemnation of North Korea

HAMBURG, July 7 (Reuters) – The United States, Japan and South Korea on Friday agreed to push for a quick U.N. Security Council resolution to apply new sanctions on North Korea after its test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) this week.   Meeting at the G20 summit in Germany, U.S. President Donald Trump, […]

India should immediately pull back trespassing troops, says Chinese media

Beijing, July 7 (IANS) India should immediately pull back its “trespassing troops” from Doklam area for any meaningful dialogue to take place, Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua has said in a commentary.   The commentary says the three-week face-off was caused by Indian border guards who crossed the border at the Sikkim section into Chinese […]

SC halts counselling, admissions to IITs under JEE

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a halt to further counselling and admissions to IITs in respect of entrance tests under JEE (Advanced).   The bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said that no High Court in the country will entertain any petition in respect of the JEE-IIT (Advanced) from […]

PM Modi praises BRICS momentum under China; Xi lauds India’s resolve against terrorism

PM Modi praises BRICS momentum under China; Xi lauds India’s resolve against terrorism

HAMBURG, July 7 (PTI): Amid increased tension between India and China on developments near Sikkim, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday “appreciated” momentum in the BRICS bloc under the Chinese chairmanship and extended full cooperation for the grouping’s upcoming summit to be hosted by Beijing.   Speaking at an informal meeting of BRICS leaders here […]

Still a task to find support for women films: Konkona

Still a task to find support for women films: Konkona

Mumbai, July 7 (PTI) Bollywood filmmakers and audiences may have opened their arms to independent cinema but Konkona SenSharma says getting funds for a feamle-oriented movie is still a task in the industry.   Konkona says she has read a couple of interesting scripts but is unsure whether the films will actually see the light […]

J&K finally joins GST from tonight, Assembly passes bill

Srinagar, July 7 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir, the only state to miss the GST rollout bus on July 1, will join the new tax regime from tonight as the state Assembly passed a bill in this regard today amid opposition boycott.   The Jammu and Kashmir Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017, moved by Finance […]

Grins and handshakes as Trump encounters Putin for 1st time

Grins and handshakes as Trump encounters Putin for 1st time

HAMBURG, Germany, July 7 (AP) — With broad grins and a warm handshake, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin warmed up for their historic encounter on Friday under the shadow of U.S. outrage about Russian election-meddling and nagging questions about potential Trump campaign collusion.   Ahead of a formal, sit-down meeting, Trump and […]

Behind the camera experience helps: Sonam Kapoor

Behind the camera experience helps: Sonam Kapoor

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) She started as an assistant director on the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Black” in 2005 and then ventured into the world of acting with the filmmaker’s romantic drama “Saawariya”. Actress Sonam Kapoor says her behind-the-camera experience helps her in understanding the concept of filmmaking better.   Asked if her […]