Black money info: ‘India’s data security law strong’

    Black money: Switzerland finds India’s data security laws ‘adequate’ for auto-sharing banking info New Delhi, August 6 (PTI): Switzerland found India’s data security and confidentiality laws “adequate” for entering into an automatic exchange of information pact, which will open a continuous access to details about alleged black money hoarders in once-all-secret Swiss banks. […]

India, Iran assess development of Chabahar port project

    Tehran, August 6 (IANS) India and Iran assessed progress in implementation of joint projects, including development of the Chabahar Port, as Road Transport, Highway and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari visited Iran.   The minister was in Iran on a two-day visit from Saturday, to attend the inauguration of the Hassan Rouhani in his […]

Jaitley calls RSS worker’s murder ‘barbaric’

    Thiruvananthapuram, August 6 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday visited the family of an RSS activist murdered by suspected CPI-M workers in Kerala and called it a “barbaric” crime that would have “even embarrassed a terrorist”.   “Rajesh had 89 wounds on his body. The kind of wounds inflicted would have even […]

President extends greetings on Raksha Bandhan

President extends greetings on Raksha Bandhan

    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday greeted the people on Raksha Bandhan and said the festival celebrates the sacred bond of commitment between brothers and sisters.   “On the auspicious occasion of Raksha Bandhan, I offer my warm greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens,” the President […]

LeT’s hand in Yatra terror attack confirmed: J&K Police

    Srinagar, August 6 (IANS) Three accused persons arrested in connection with the attack on the Amarnath Yatris last month have disclosed that the attack was carried out by Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Sunday.   Addressing a media conference, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Zone, Munir Ahmad Khan, said that […]

Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar says ready to serve nation

    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) NITI Aayog’s newly appointed Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar said on Sunday that he is looking forward to serve the country in his new role.   “Look forward to serve the nation with my role @nitiaayog @pmoindia,” Rajiv Kumar, a noted economist, said in a tweet.   Kumar was […]

China urges N. Korea to halt tests as global pressure mounts

China urges N. Korea to halt tests as global pressure mounts

    MANILA, Philippines, August 6 (AP) — A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost Sunday from China, the North’s economic lifeline, as Beijing called on the pariah nation to halt its missile and nuclear tests.   The Trump administration cautiously embraced China’s apparent newfound […]

Hiroshima commemorates 72th anniversary of atomic bombing

Hiroshima commemorates 72th anniversary of atomic bombing

    Hiroshima, August 6 (IANS) Hiroshima, the city that suffered US atomic bombing in 1945 during World War II, commemorated on Sunday the 72th anniversary of the tragedy, with its mayor calling for peace and a world free of nuclear weapons.   Over 50,000 people, including survivors of the attack, their descendants, peace activists […]

Children consuming online time like junk food: Official

Children consuming online time like junk food: Official

    London, August 6 (IANS) Parents must intervene to stop their children overusing social media and consuming time online “like junk food”, according to a top official.   In an interview on Saturday, Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield slammed the ways social media giants use to draw children into spending more time.   […]

Trump wants Pakistan’s ‘paradoxical’ policies to change

Trump wants Pakistan’s ‘paradoxical’ policies to change

    Washington, August 6 (IANS) US President Donald Trump wants Pakistan to change its policy of supporting militants who have safe haven in the country and are causing great losses, the media reported on Sunday.   US National Security Adviser General H.R. McMaster on Saturday defended Trump’s strategy on winning the war in Afghanistan […]

Tales of India-Pakistan Partition to go public

    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) A collection of horrific and emotional tales of the Partition of India with over 4,300 witness interviews is set to go public for the first time this week, it was announced on Sunday.   A portion of the complete oral history interviews will be released online on August […]