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Doklam issue with China will be solved diplomatically: India

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Notwithstanding China’s reservations, India on Thursday maintained that the current border stand-off in Doklam would be resolved diplomatically like it had solved all its disputes with Beijing in the past using diplomatic channels.   External…

Struck by liver cancer, Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo dies

Struck by liver cancer, Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo dies

BEIJING, July 13 (Reuters) – Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, who was being treated for late-stage liver cancer, died on Thursday of multiple organ failure, the government said, having not been allowed to leave the country for treatment as…

Toll in Assam floods touches 49

Toll in Assam floods touches 49

Guwahati, July 13 (IANS) The death toll in flood-ravaged Assam touched 49 on Thursday, authorities said.   Five fresh flood-related deaths were reported from different parts of the state on Thursday, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.  …

Spain’s King Felipe says post-Brexit trade barriers should be minimal

Spain’s King Felipe says post-Brexit trade barriers should be minimal

LONDON, July 13 (Reuters) – Britain’s exit from the European Union is creating uncertainty for businesses and Brexit negotiations should seek to reduce this as well as minimising future trade barriers, Spain’s King Felipe said on Thursday.   The British…

Katrina ‘privileged’ to work with the Khans again

Katrina ‘privileged’ to work with the Khans again

Mumbai, July 13 (PTI) She has worked with the Khan trio – Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir – before and is teaming up with them yet again for different films and actress Katrina Kaif said she feels privileged to get…

Melania Trump takes her own path in Paris visit

Melania Trump takes her own path in Paris visit

PARIS, July 13 (AP) — U.S. first lady Melania Trump took her own path through Paris on Thursday as she and President Donald Trump began a two-day visit to the French capital, starting at a children’s hospital.   At Necker…

North Korea’s Kim: Dictator? Reformer? Shrewd negotiator?

North Korea’s Kim: Dictator? Reformer? Shrewd negotiator?

SEOUL, South Korea, July 13 (AP) — Ruthless dictator? Economic reformer? Shrewd master of nuclear brinksmanship?   When Kim Jong Un took the helm of North Korea in late 2011, speculation swirled around the young, Swiss-educated leader. What would he…

Tall, obese men at increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Tall, obese men at increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

London, July 13 (IANS) Men who are tall and obese may be at an increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer as well as death from the condition, according to a study.   The findings showed that with every additional…

How diabetes fosters gum disease

How diabetes fosters gum disease

New York, July 13 (IANS) Diabetes causes a shift in the oral microbiome which may lead to an increased risk of developing periodontitis, also known as gum disease, which causes inflammation around the teeth as well as bone loss, researchers…

Gorkhaland movement: Gorkha intellectuals return state awards

Darjeeling, July 13 (IANS) In a symbolic protest against the alleged high-handedness of Bengal government in the northern West Bengal hills, eminent personalities of the Gorkha community on Thursday returned their awards from the state government at a public gathering…

Ariana Grande made honorary citizen of Manchester

Ariana Grande made honorary citizen of Manchester

Manchester, July 13 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande has been made an honorary citizen of Manchester for organising a concert to raise money for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack.   The 23-year-old was the subject of an unanimous…

Housing societies’ services not to get costlier under GST: Government

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Services provided by housing societies across the country will not become expensive under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) system, the government said on Thursday.   “There are some press reports that services provided by…