BRICS Summit brings China, India closer: Chinese media

Xiamen (China), September 4 (IANS) The 9th BRICS Summit is indirectly serving as a venue to help mend ties between China and India after their recent border standoff, Chinese state-run media reported on Monday.   The summit brought together representatives from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa in this picturesque coastal city to strengthen […]

Work out modalities to ban Blue Whale game: Madras HC

Chennai, September 4 (IANS): The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Monday directed the Central and state governments to work out the modes of banning the macabre online game ‘Blue Whale’ that psyches youth to commit suicide. Taking up the issue suo moto, the court also said technical help of IIT-Madras could be sought […]

Modi promotes crony capitalism, says Rahul

Ahmedabad, September 4 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused the Modi government of promoting crony capitalism at a heavy cost to the small and medium industry, as he kicked off the Gujarat election campaign with a dialogue with the party rank and file.   “The debt of farmers in Gujarat is to […]

China indicates Xi will meet Modi on sidelines of BRICS

China indicates Xi will meet Modi on sidelines of BRICS

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi attends the Welcome Banquet with other BRICS members, in Xiamen, China on September 04, 2017. (PIB Photo)   BEIJING, September 4 (PTI): China on Monday indicated that there will be a meeting between President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of on-going BRICS summit at Xiamen, […]

‘Democracy in crisis, we need to listen to those we dislike’

New Delhi, September 4 (IANS) Former Planning Commission member Arun Maira contends that “physical violence” in the real world and “verbal violence” on social media against people whom “we do not approve of” are increasing today. With such trends on the rise, the very idea of democracy finds itself in a crisis.   The solution? […]

Explosions rock Myanmar area near Bangladesh border amid Rohingya exodus

Explosions rock Myanmar area near Bangladesh border amid Rohingya exodus

Rohingya refugees walk on the muddy path after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 3, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain   COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh/YANGON, September 4 (Reuters) – Two blasts rocked a Myanmar area near the Bangladeshi border on Monday, accompanied by the sound of gunfire and thick black smoke, as violence that has […]

Merkel ally cites thousands of cyber attacks from Russian IP addresses

Merkel ally cites thousands of cyber attacks from Russian IP addresses

CDU politican Julia Kloeckner watches TV debate between German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and her challenger Germany’s Social Democratic Party SPD candidate for chancellor Martin Schulz in Berlin, Germany, September 3, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Files   BERLIN, September 4 (Reuters) – A top leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party […]

South Korea’s Moon faces calls to alter policy on North Korea after nuclear test

South Korea’s Moon faces calls to alter policy on North Korea after nuclear test

Special forces from the Capital Defense Command take part in a military drill in Seoul, South Korea September 4, 2017. Seo Myung-Gon/Yonhap/via REUTERS   SEOUL, September 4 (Reuters) – North Korea has been condemned internationally for conducting its most powerful nuclear test yet, but, across the border, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is also attracting […]

Priyanka lauds Unicef for a game to help adolescents

Priyanka lauds Unicef for a game to help adolescents

Mumbai, September 4 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra has lauded Unicef India for making a stress-free mobile game to help adolescents to beat “stressors” in life.   Priyanka, who is the Unicef Global Goodwill Ambassador, on Sunday took to Twitter, where she shared a minute-long video.   In the video, Priyanka said: “Shall I give you […]

Success for India as BRICS names Pakistani terror groups

Success for India as BRICS names Pakistani terror groups

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the group photo session during the BRICS Summit at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in Xiamen, southeastern China’s Fujian Province, China September 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kenzaburo Fukuhara/Pool   Xiamen (China), September 4 (IANS) In a big win for India’s campaign against terrorism […]

JD-U not neglected in Modi ministry rejig: Nitish Kumar

Patna, September 4 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday refuted claims that his party was neglected in the rejid of the union council of ministers headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.   Kumar blamed the media for running speculative news that the JD-U would join the union council […]