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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…

Assam CM sends 8 ministers to flood zones, death toll reaches 22

Assam CM sends 8 ministers to flood zones, death toll reaches 22

Guwahati, July 7 (IANS) With the flood situation worsening across the state, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday asked eight of his Cabinet colleagues to visit the flood affected areas immediately and take stock of the situation.   With…

Merkel calls for G20 compromise as crunch climate talks start

Merkel calls for G20 compromise as crunch climate talks start

HAMBURG, July 7 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed fellow Group of 20 leaders to compromise at the start of talks on climate and trade that have pitted U.S. President Donald Trump against virtually every other country in the…

Japan rescuers dig through rubble as more rain falls, at least 11 dead

Japan rescuers dig through rubble as more rain falls, at least 11 dead

ASAKURA, Japan, July 7 (Reuters) – Thousands of Japanese rescuers searched on Friday for victims of freak rains that have killed at least 11 people and left hundreds cut off from the outside world by landslides.   Torrential rain hit…

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…

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…

Growth after demonetisation has actually fallen to 5%: Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Former Finance Minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha says the Indian economy is actually growing at five per cent as against the over 7 per cent recorded by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).   The…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…