Pompeo: Trump ‘will continue to ratchet up pressure’ on Iran

Pompeo: Trump ‘will continue to ratchet up pressure’ on Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before a Senate foreign Relations Committee hearing on the State Department budget request in Washington, US on April 10. (REUTERS Photo) WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump will continue to increase pressure on Iran, but declined further […]

Over Rs 10 cr cash, 1 lakh litre liquor seized in Assam

Guwahati, April 10 (IANS): Police and Election Commission officials in Assam have seized cash amounting to Rs 10,21,06,521 and 1,51,619.4 litres of liquor valued at Rs. 1,37,30,925, ahead of the first round of Lok Sabha polls in the state, officials said on Wednesday. Five – Tezpur, Kaliabar, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur – of the state’s […]

Netanyahu’s winning strategy: big power statecraft and social media focus

Netanyahu’s winning strategy: big power statecraft and social media focus

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures after he speaks following the announcement of exit polls in Israel’s parliamentary election at the party headquarters in Tel Aviv, Israel on April 10. (REUTERS Photo) JERUSALEM, April 10 (Reuters): Benjamin Netanyahu’s portrayal of Israel as a success story under his leadership and the showcasing of his rapport with […]

Raul Castro denounces renewed U.S. attempts to destroy Cuban revolution

Raul Castro denounces renewed U.S. attempts to destroy Cuban revolution

Cuban First Secretary of Communist Party Raul Castro Ruz gives a speech, on January 01, 2019, during the celebration of 60th Anniversary of Cuban Revolution at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery in Santiago de Cuba. (Reuters File Photo) HAVANA, April 10 (Reuters): Cuban Communist Party leader Raul Castro on Wednesday denounced what he called the United States’ […]

Macron says long Brexit delay shouldn’t be taken for granted

Macron says long Brexit delay shouldn’t be taken for granted

French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May leave after a meeting to discuss Brexit, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France on April 9. (REUTERS Photo) BRUSSELS, April 10 (Reuters): French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he was impatient to hear more from Prime Minister Theresa May on why European Union […]

U.S. wants U.N. to revoke credentials of Maduro’s government

U.S. wants U.N. to revoke credentials of Maduro’s government

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro gives a speech during a rally in support of his government in Caracas, Venezuela on April 6, 2019. (REUTERS Photo) UNITED NATIONS, April 10 (Reuters): U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on the United Nations on Wednesday to revoke the U.N. credentials of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government and recognize opposition […]

Judge orders Peru’s former president Kuczynski to jail for 10 days

Judge orders Peru’s former president Kuczynski to jail for 10 days

Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski participates in a military event at Rimac army headquarters in Lima, Peru on March 20, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) LIMA, April 10 (Reuters): A judge ordered Peru’s former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to spend 10 days in jail and authorized a search of his properties in connection with a bribery […]

Assam Congress lodges complaint with EC

Guwahati, April 10 (PTI): The opposition Congress on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Election Commission alleging distribution of cash and liquor in the five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam going to polls in the first phase on Thursday. The five constituencies are Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Kaliabor, Tezpur and Lakhimpur. The complaint was filed by Assam […]

Rafale: SC rejects Centre’s privilege plea, to hear review

Rafale: SC rejects Centre’s privilege plea, to hear review

Rafale. (IANS File Photo) New Delhi, April 10 (IANS): The Supreme Court, in a unanimous judgment, on Wednesday rejected tge preliminary objections raised by the Central government and as a result, will hear the Rafale review petitions on merits. The court will also look into the published documents. The court rejected the Centre’s claim of […]

Modi cites ‘Bofors sins’ to counter Rahul’s Rafale jibe

Panaji, April 10 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday attempted to turn the tables on Congress president Rahul Gandhi, citing the Bofors scam to blunt the edge of the latter’s attack on the Rafale deal. Addressing a poll rally here, Modi indicated that the Congress chief was “burdened” with “Bofors sins” of his late father […]

Indo-German partnership fosters research on big data

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS): In a bid to promote the use of big data methods in biological applications, six Indian institutes of higher education on Wednesday established the first joint Indo-German research training group (RTG). The six institutes — Indian Institutes of Technology at Guwahati, Kanpur and Madras, University of Allahabad, University of Delhi […]

Harassed for political post, FB user to move CERT-In

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS): A Delhi-based Facebook user, visited by a company representative to verify if he is the one who had written a post with political content, on Wednesday said he would take Facebook to the cyber crime cell at the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). Disappointed at the Facebook’s response, he […]