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 Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said diplomatic channels were “available” to the two countries that […]

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.   Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra […]

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 government, seeking to highlight confidence in the British economy, said Spanish companies had committed millions […]

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 this opportunity.   She will be seen opposite Salman in the upcoming “Tiger Zinda Hai”, […]

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 Hospital, Melania Trump visited a ward decorated with images from “The Little Prince,” an iconic […]

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 do for an economically backward authoritarian nation that had been in a high-stakes nuclear standoff […]

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 say.   The study, conducted in mice, revealed that when diabetic mice developed high blood […]

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 in Darjeeling’s Chowrasta.   Stepping up their demand for a separate Gorkhaland state, three eminent […]

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 vote at a meeting to decide the award and was praised for returning to the […]

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 a Residents Welfare Association (RWA) will become expensive under the GST. These are completely unsubstantiated,” […]