WTO under threat, challenging times for global trade: Prabhu

Kolkata, July 7 (IANS): Saying that global trade is passing through “challenging times”, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said the existence of World Trade Organisation (WTO) was under threat.   According to him, WTO is “a must” and in its absence, there will be chaos in the global trade.   “Today, it […]

Pompeo says made progress with North Korea, more work needed

Pompeo says made progress with North Korea, more work needed

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Kim Yong Chol, second from right, a North Korean senior ruling party official and former intelligence chief, for a second day of talks at the Park Hwa Guest House in Pyongyang, North Korea on July 7. (Reuters Photo)   TOKYO/SEOUL, July 7 (Reuters): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]

Thai hospital low on morgue space after tourist boat sinking

Thai hospital low on morgue space after tourist boat sinking

Relatives of Chinese tourists involved in a sunken tourist boat accident are seen at a hospital in Phuket, Thailand on July 7. (REUTERS Photo)   PHUKET/BANGKOK, July 7 (Reuters): A hospital morgue in Phuket is running out of space after at least 38 people were killed in a boat accident, authorities said on Saturday, as […]

India preparing comprehensive aviation plan for 2035: Prabhu

India preparing comprehensive aviation plan for 2035: Prabhu

Kolkata, July 7 (IANS): Terming the creation of infrastructure a big challenge, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said India will need at least 1,000 planes in the next few years as it prepares a comprehensive and integrated plan for 2035 to boost the sector.   “To create infrastructure for aviation is a big challenge […]

Japan on alert after execution of doomsday cult founder

Japan on alert after execution of doomsday cult founder

The exterior of Tokyo Detention Center where former leader of Aum, the Japanese doomsday cult, Chizuo Matsumoto, who went by the name Shoko Asahara, was executed, is pictured in Tokyo, Japan on July 6. (REUTERS Photo)   TOKYO, July 7 (Reuters): Japan was on alert on Saturday amid fears that the executions of the former […]

Bypassing recruitment board, Railways opens doors for contractual hiring

Bypassing recruitment board, Railways opens doors for contractual hiring

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS): To avoid the time-consuming railway recruitment board route, Indian Railways has opened the doors for contractual engagement in certain categories against existing vacancies to tide over shortage of staff in some key areas.   Besides, it has also decided to engage retired staff for preserving and reviving railway heritage properties such […]

 Trump to avoid London protests with tour of English country homes

 Trump to avoid London protests with tour of English country homes

People inflate a helium filled Donald Trump blimp which they hope to deploy during The President of the United States’ upcoming visit, in London, Britain on June 26, 2018.(REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo)   LONDON/WASHINGTON, July 6  (Reuters): President Donald Trump would like a quick trade deal with Britain once Brexit is finished, the U.S. ambassador to […]