India, Pakistan NSAs met, talked terror: MEA

New Delhi, January 11 (IANS) India for the first time confirmed on Thursday that National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval met his Pakistani counterpart Nasir Khan Janjua in Bangkok last month with a focus on how to fight terror and end cross-border terrorism.   “Yes, I agree talks took place. I also agree that the […]

A first at R-Day parade: Women BSF bikers to display daredevilry

A first at R-Day parade: Women BSF bikers to display daredevilry

India’s Border Security Force (BSF) “Daredevils” women motorcycle riders perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi, India, January 10, 2018. (Photo by Adnan Abidi/Reuters)   New Delhi, January 11 (IANS) Men performing biking stunts at Republic Day functions is history. The BSF has now trained […]

Nagaland assembly polls on schedule: Rajnath

Nagaland assembly polls on schedule: Rajnath

New Delhi, January 11 (PTI) The assembly election in Nagaland will be held on schedule, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today amidst a demand by the state’s civil society groups for deferring the polls to facilitate a solution to the vexed Naga insurgency issue.   This was conveyed by the home minister to Nagaland Chief […]

Amazon CEO becomes richest man in history

Amazon CEO becomes richest man in history

New York, January 11 (IANS) Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now the world’s richest man, not just at present, but of all time.   Both Bloomberg and Forbes have put Bezos on top of their billionaire lists. Bloomberg said Bezos’ net worth reached $106 billion while Forbes put it at $105 billion as of Wednesday, […]

NF Railway introduces new technology to tackle fog

Guwahati, January 11 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has introduced a new GPS-based system in all locomotives for auto warning to train drivers during the foggy season, an official said on Thursday.   The system is also expected to ensure timely running of trains.   NFR Chief Public Relations Officer, Pranav Jyoti Sharma, said […]

Weinstein, Chapman agree on divorce settlement?

Weinstein, Chapman agree on divorce settlement?

Los Angeles, January 11 (PTI) Disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein and his estranged wife fashion designer Georgina Chapman have reportedly agreed on a divorce settlement.   An insider told People magazine that Weinstein, 65 and Chapman, 41, recently signed off on the deal, but are yet to file the paperwork in court.   According to the […]

Chelsea spurn chances in League Cup stalemate with Arsenal

Chelsea spurn chances in League Cup stalemate with Arsenal

Soccer Football – Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg – Chelsea vs Arsenal – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – January 10, 2018. Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi, Arsenal’s Rob Holding, David Ospina, Shkodran Mustafi and Granit Xhaka look on as the ball hits the goal post. REUTERS/David Klein   LONDON, January 11 (Reuters) – Chelsea missed a […]

Ahead of trip, pope orders takeover of Catholic group in Peru

Ahead of trip, pope orders takeover of Catholic group in Peru

Pope Francis talks to diplomats during the traditional exchange of the New Year greetings in the Regal Room at the Vatican January 8, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool   VATICAN CITY, January 11 (Reuters) – Pope Francis has ordered the Vatican takeover of an elite Catholic society in Peru whose founder is accused of sexually and physically […]