World less peaceful than a decade ago, global index shows

World less peaceful than a decade ago, global index shows

Soldiers walk past damaged buildings in Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus, Syria. (REUTERS File Photo)   LONDON, June 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation): The world is less peaceful than a decade ago, mostly due to conflict in the Middle East and Africa that is costing the global economy trillions of dollars, an international index showed on […]

SC refuses to stay release of Rajinikanth’s ‘Kaala’

SC refuses to stay release of Rajinikanth’s ‘Kaala’

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to block the release of Rajinikanth starrer Tamil film “Kaala” saying that it cannot put on hold the screening just a day ahead of its release.   Observing that everyone was waiting for its release, a vacation bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice […]

‘The Incredibles’ director credits film to Lasseter

‘The Incredibles’ director credits film to Lasseter

Los Angeles, June 6 (IANS): “The Incredibles” director Brad Bird says that John Lasseter, the chief creative officer (CEO) of Pixar Animation Studios, charged with workplace misconduct, was responsible for taking the film reach Disney.   At the film’s Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday, there was little mention of the Pixar CEO, currently on leave for […]

Syria opens Homs-Hama highway after near 7-year closure due to war

Syria opens Homs-Hama highway after near 7-year closure due to war

People celebrate the re-opening of the road between Homs and Hama in Talbisi, Syria on June 6. (REUTERS Photo)   BEIRUT, June 6 (Reuters): The Syrian government re-opened the highway between the cities of Homs and Hama on Wednesday a month after its forces retook a rebel-held pocket that had straddled the road that was closed […]

Iran stands ground on nuclear inspections as France warns of red line

Iran stands ground on nuclear inspections as France warns of red line

Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi waits for the start of a board of governors meeting at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria on June 4. (REUTERS Photo)   VIENNA/PARIS, June 6 (Reuters): Iran will not cooperate more fully with atomic inspectors until a standoff over its nuclear deal is […]

HTC Desire 12, 12+ launched in India

HTC Desire 12, 12+ launched in India

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS): Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC on Wednesday launched HTC Desire 12 and HTC Desire 12+ smartphones in India for Rs 15,800 and Rs 19,790, respectively.   Available in “cool black” and “warm silver” colour variants, the 5.5-inch HTC Desire 12 and the 6-inch HTC Desire 12+ comes with 18:9 edge-to-edge screens.   […]

JLL Spark announces $100mn global venture fund

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS): JLL Spark, a division of JLL, on Wednesday announced it has created a Global Venture Fund that will invest up to $100 million in companies that aim to transform the real estate industry through technology.   The fund will help entrepreneurs and their companies by connecting them with its business lines […]

Reliance Energy sets disaster control room for monsoon emergencies

Reliance Energy sets disaster control room for monsoon emergencies

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS): Reliance Energy has set up a Central Disaster Control Room (CDCR) here to tackle any exigencies arising out of monsoon to ensure an uninterrupted power supply, an company official said here on Wednesday.   The CDCR will provide seamless communication, coordination and resource mobilization amongst Reliance Energy and other utilities including the […]

CCTVs in buses waste of public money: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi, June 6 (IANS): Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday said that installing CCTVs in buses is a waste of public money since women faced inappropriate touching on public transport, which the recorded footage will fail to point out.   “Molestation on buses is about (inappropriate) touching. It will not be picked up by the […]

Gigi Hadid confirms reunion with Zayn Malik

Gigi Hadid confirms reunion with Zayn Malik

Los Angeles, June 6 (IANS): Model Gigi Hadid confirmed that she is back with singer Zayn Malik by posting a ‘loved-up’ Instagram Story snapshot.   They broke up in March, but were seen kissing at the end of April.   And on Tuesday, Gigi and Zayn went Instagram official with their reunion, cozying up to each […]

Soccer: After breakthrough season, Alexander-Arnold ready for World Cup

Soccer: After breakthrough season, Alexander-Arnold ready for World Cup

BURTON ON TRENT, England (Reuters): Without an international cap to his name and just 26 Premier League appearances, 19-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold appears, on paper, to be a relatively risky choice for England’s World Cup campaign in Russia.   But England manager Gareth Southgate is expected to give the Liverpool right back his international debut in […]

Jordan unions strike after new PM appointed

Jordan unions strike after new PM appointed

Protesters chant slogans and wave flags in front of the Labour Union offices in Amman, Jordan on June 6. (REUTERS Photo)   AMMAN, June 6 (Reuters): Shops and pharmacies closed in Jordan’s capital on Wednesday as some unions pressed ahead with a strike protesting against tax hikes, after King Abdullah replaced his prime minister to […]