‘Developing border infrastructure can foster India-Bangladesh economic prosperity’

Agartala, September 2 (IANS): The economic prosperity of India and Bangladesh could be improved by developing border infrastructure and removing basic trade barriers, top politicians and experts said at a seminar here on Sunday.   Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who inaugurated the seminar, said the under-construction bridge over river Feni in southern Tripura […]

Defiant Kaczynski says Poland must avoid EU’s ‘social diseases’

Defiant Kaczynski says Poland must avoid EU’s ‘social diseases’

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), delivers a speech during the party’s convention in Warsaw, Poland on September 2. (REUTERS Photo)   WARSAW, September 2 (Reuters): Poland belongs in the European Union but should be careful not to be “infected by social diseases” that dominate the bloc, ruling Law and […]

Ronnie Wood’s wife wants more kids

Ronnie Wood’s wife wants more kids

Los Angeles, Sepetember 2 (IANS): Ronnie Woods wife Sally says they may have more children now that the rock legend has won his ­cancer fight.   The Rolling Stones guitarist, 70, smoked for 50 years but quit when she gave birth to their daughters Alice and Gracie, now 2.   Sally said coping with his ­diagnosis […]

Fresh wave of flood hits Assam

Guwahati, September 2 (PTI): Another wave of flood has hit Assam inundating four districts affecting over 12,000 people while the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger level, an official report said here Sunday.   A total of 676 hectares of farm land in Dhemaji, Biswanath, Golaghat and Sivasagar districts has also been […]

Hosts Indonesia bid emotional farewell to 18th Asiad

Hosts Indonesia bid emotional farewell to 18th Asiad

Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony on September 2. (REUTERS)     JAKARTA, September 2 (Reuters): Indonesia bid an emotional farewell to the 18th Asian Games on a rain-soaked evening at the Gelora Bung Karno stadium on Sunday with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President hailing the event as a “historical success”.   The […]

New U.S. general arrives in Afghanistan with peace still distant

New U.S. general arrives in Afghanistan with peace still distant

Incoming Commander of Resolute Support forces and command of NATO forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Army General Scott Miller (C) looks on during a change of command ceremony in Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan on September 2. (REUTERS Photo)   KABUL, September 2 (Reuters): U.S. Army General Scott Miller assumed command of NATO forces in Afghanistan […]

Despite Putin’s concessions, Russians protest pension reform law

Despite Putin’s concessions, Russians protest pension reform law

A man holds a sign depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during a protest against a proposed increase of the retirement age in Moscow, Russia on September 2. The sign reads “They lie to us.” (REUTERS Photo)   MOSCOW, September 2 (Reuters): Thousands of people across Russia joined […]

Digital technology empowering women in India: FICCI Ladies

Digital technology empowering women in India: FICCI Ladies

New Delhi, September 2 (IANS): Digital technology and several government policies are playing a significant role in empowering women in India, the women’s wing of industry chamber FICCI said here on Sunday at a conclave of global Chief Information Officers on the theme of “Digital leadership and Inclusive Culture”.   A FICCI Ladies Organisation statement said […]

Wipro wins $1.5 bn multi-year deal from US firm

Wipro wins $1.5 bn multi-year deal from US firm

The logo of Wipro is seen inside the company’s headquarters in Bengaluru. (REUTERS File Photo)   Bengaluru, September 2 (IANS): Global software major Wipro on Sunday said it had won a $1.5 billion (10,500 crore) 10-year deal from the US-based technology firm, Alight Solutions LLC.   “We have won a 10-year engagement to provide a suite […]

Rows, resignations underscore Afghanistan’s security crisis

Rows, resignations underscore Afghanistan’s security crisis

Afghanistan‘s Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak, speaks during a joint news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 13, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   KABUL, September 2 (Reuters): A public row that saw two top security officials trade recriminations live on television has sharply highlighted the divisions undermining Afghanistan’s Western-backed government, even as insurgents have stepped up pressure on […]