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Bangladesh marks Eid al-Fitr
Dhaka [Bangladesh] June 26,: : People in Bangladesh celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, across the country on Monday. Read Full Story

Indo-Nepal border sealed due to local polls
Kathmandu [Nepal], June 26 : The India-Nepal border was sealed for three days beginning Monday ahead of the second phase of local level election scheduled to take place on June 28. Read Full Story

Six people injured after a car crashed into a crowd of Muslims leaving Eid prayers
London [U.K.], June 26 : At least six people, including three children were injured after a car crashed into a crowd of Muslims, who were leaving Eid prayers outside a sports centre in England's New Castle. Read Full Story

Nepal marks Eid-ul-Fitr with hope for betterment in coming days
By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal]. June 26 : Muslims in Nepal on Monday marked the end of a month long fasting with the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr with hopes of betterment in coming days. Read Full Story

Nepali chartered accountants graduating from India won't be allowed to practice back home
Kathmandu [Nepal], June 26 : Nepali chartered accountants graduating from India will not be granted licenses to practice back home after mid-July 2018. Read Full Story

London: Mansfield Road apartments fire under control
London [UK], June 26 : A massive fire which erupted at the Mansfield Road apartments on Sunday night is now under control, the London Fire Brigade said. Read Full Story

Chinese media says 'stubborn' India aiming to counter-balance Beijing's CPEC
Hong Kong [China], June 26 : A state-run Chinese daily has accused India of being stubborn in its geo-political thinking, and this is clearly reflected in New Delhi's decision to have a dedicated air corridor with Afghanistan by bypassing Pakistan. Read Full Story

In most low-income places, handwashing with soap is rare
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 26 : A recent research has found that most families in the low-income countries don't have soaps at their homes. Read Full Story

15,000-strong special force to protect Chinese in Pakistan
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 26 : Pakistan has deployed a special military force of 15,000 for the protection of Chinese working on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other similar projects in the country. Read Full Story

Sharif hopeful about improving ties with Afghanistan
Karachi [Pakistan], June 26 : Pakistan Prime Minis­ter Nawaz Sharif has expressed confidence that bilateral relationship between Islamabad and Kabul would improve after certain decisions that were reached when he met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani are implemented. Read Full Story

Social support makes retirement easy for gay men, lesbians
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 26 : Gay men and lesbians, who feel socially supported, feel more secure about their retirement than heterosexual adults, a recent research has found. Read Full Story

Fighting Pakistan's dirty war in Kashmir Valley amid bad politics
New Delhi , June 26 : The heinous abduction from a marriage ceremony in Kulgam town and killing of Lt. Umar Fayaz followed by the brutal massacre and mutilation of six Jammu and Kashmir policemen in Anantnag district and the barbaric lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Ayub Pandith by a mob outside Srinagar's Jama Masjid, mark an unprecedented high in the Pakistan-sponsored and supported proxy war and radicalisation of the Kashmir Valley. Read Full Story

PM Modi lauds MEA, Sushma Swaraj for 'helping Indians in distress across the globe'
Virginia [U.S.A.], June 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while lauding the proactive approach of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj as he addressed the Indian Diaspora in the United States, asserted that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has emerged as a strong humanitarian force for Indians globally. Read Full Story

PM Modi in U.S. hails success of gas subsidy transfer scheme
Virginia [U.S.A.], June 26 : Hailing the role of technology in bringing transparency in governance, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi narrated the success of direct benefit transfer of gas subsidy, in reference to the flagship Ujjwala Yojana, to the Indian Diaspora here. Read Full Story

Boat capsizes in Colombia: Nine dead, 21 injured, more than 30 missing
Bogota [Colombia], June 26 : The death toll in the incident in which a boat carrying as many as 150 tourists capsized in a reservoir near Medellin, Colombia on Sunday, has risen to nine. Read Full Story

Indian diaspora showers praise on PM Modi
Virginia [U.S.A.], June 26 : The Indian diaspora in the United States showered praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comprehensive speech as he addressed them here and said his efforts to make a better India are praiseworthy. Read Full Story

Da Costa death triggers violent protests in east London
London [U.K.], June 26 : The death of a 25-year-old black man from wounds allegedly sustained during his arrest by police triggered protests in east London. Read Full Story

Israel targets Syrian artillery, ammunition truck
Damascus [Syria], June 26 : On the second day of the Israeli military strikes in the Golan Heights, the Israel Defence Forces struck two artillery launchers and an ammunition truck on the Syrian side of the border. Read Full Story

Now, a 'friendly' car horn that alerts without jarring
Washington D.C. [USA], Jun 26 : A team of researchers has come up with a car horn that alerts people to danger while reducing the cacophony on city streets. Read Full Story

PM Modi in U.S.: Business honchos point to taxation as hurdle for investments in India
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 26 : In his second leg of his three-nation tour, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a round table meeting with business leaders in the U.S., Indian American businessmen pointed to the dual taxation as a major hurdle for investments in India. Read Full Story

Three dead, 30 missing after boat capsizes in Columbia
Bogota [Columbia], June 26 : A boat carrying as many as 150 tourists capsized in a reservoir near Medellin, Colombia on Sunday, officials from the air force said. Read Full Story

White House forgoes Ramadan dinner for first time in two decades
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 26 : The White House did not host an Iftar dinner to commemorate Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, for the first time in nearly two decades. Read Full Story

Indian diaspora showers praise on PM Modi
Virginia [U.S.A.], June 26 : The Indian diaspora in the United States showered praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comprehensive speech as he addressed them here and said his efforts to make a better India are praiseworthy. Read Full Story

PM Modi in U.S. interacts with CEOs, talks about GST, Make in India
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 26 : In the second leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met and interacted with 20 top American CEOs at a roundtable meeting in Washington D.C., and talked about various topics ranging from the Goods and Services Tax (GST), technology, India's economy and Digital India, Make in India, Skill Development, Demonetisation and the thrust towards renewable energy among others. Read Full Story

PM Modi in U.S. hails success of gas subsidy transfer scheme
Virginia [U.S.A.], June 26 : Hailing the role of technology in bringing transparency in governance, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi narrated the success of direct benefit transfer of gas subsidy, in reference to the flagship Ujjwala Yojana, to the Indian Diaspora here. Read Full Story

Will make India of your dreams: PM Modi tells Indian diaspora in U.S.
Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 : Asserting that positive environment has enveloped India under his regime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the Indian Diaspora in the United States assured that he will fulfill all their dreams they have for their motherland. Read Full Story

Trump-Modi should focus on sorting trade, investment differences: Tanvi Madan
Washington D.C [USA], June 26 : Director, Indian Projects at Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. Tanvi Madan has stated that the priority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump should be to build personal chemistry, increase the cooperation on the line of defence and security front and to sort out trade and investment differences. Read Full Story

Partnership with TATA for F-16s will create jobs in U.S., India: Lockheed Martin
Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 : U.S. arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp has expressed optimism for its partnership with Tata Advanced Systems to build F-16 fighter jets, saying that if selected, the deal has the potential to generate economic benefit and jobs in U.S. and India. Read Full Story

'Pitch Perfect 3' trailer teases 'farewell' to Bellas!
Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 : Attention Bellas! Finally, the official trailer of 'Pitch Perfect 3' has dropped, offering that the threequel is all set to bid 'farewell' to the trilogy. Read Full Story

UK Parliament: At least 90 email accounts hit by cyber attack
Westminster [London], June 25 : Houses of Parliament spokesman on Sunday said that less than 90 email accounts belonging to the peers and the MPs are believed to have been hacked by an orchestrated cyber-attack. Read Full Story

UK Parliament: At least 90 email accounts hit by cyber attack
Westminster [London], June 25 : Houses of Parliament spokesman on Sunday said that less than 90 email accounts belonging to the peers and the MPs are believed to have been hacked by an orchestrated cyber-attack. Read Full Story

India's growth presents win-win partnership for India-US: PM Modi at CEOs roundtable
Washington D.C. [USA], June 25 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a round table meeting with US business leaders here, including the likes of Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Read Full Story

ISIS says Taliban betraying Islam, declares war
Kabul [Afghanistan], June 25 : The Islamic State has declared war on Taliban militants in Afghanistan as it called the latter hypocrites and stooges of the unbelievers. Read Full Story

Yoga on Alps: Ram Madhav spreads PM Modi's message on Swiss Alps
Zurich [Switzerland] , June 25 : 'Jungfraujoch', situated at a height of 11,371 feet in the Swiss Alps, hosted a unique event on Saturday organized by Indo-Swiss Center, Switzerland, where hundreds of travelers from all over the world performed Yoga to celebrate the ethos of it. Read Full Story

Netanyahu hails PM Modi's upcoming Israel visit as 'historic'
Jerusalem [Israel], June 25 : Israel has announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country next week, which is the first ever by any Indian Prime Minister. Read Full Story

5 apps to book your monsoon travel
New Delhi , Jun 25 : The monsoon is approaching the parts of the country swiftly and building a pleasant and pleasing environment for people to hit the roads. Read Full Story

Digitisation of handmade industry is finally here
New Delhi , Jun 25 : India is essentially a hub, when it comes to the creation of handmade products, a category which is extremely extensive and is known to include a myriad of skills, such as gold designing, creation of customised luxury products like leather articles, cosmetics, metal-crafted items, much beyond the commonly referred handicraft and textile products. Read Full Story

India go down 2-3 against Canada, finish lowly 6th in HWL semis
London [UK], June 25 : India went down 2-3 to a resilient Canada in the fifth-sixth place playoff of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Caution before Trump-Modi meeting
By Smita Prakash, Washington D.C. [USA], June 25 : If the first twelve hours are any indication, India is playing the D.C. game with caution. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival in the city was at 9 p.m. on Saturday with no raucous Gujarati and Punjabi expats dancing and singing at the airport or at Willard Intercontinental, where he is staying. Read Full Story

Federer crushes Zverev to clinch ninth Halle title
Halle [Germany], June 25 : Swiss maestro Roger Federer on Sunday came out with a ruthless performance against Alexander Zverev in straight sets to win the men's singles title of the Gerry Weber Open. Read Full Story

Demands of Saudi an attack to Qatar's sovereignty: Erdogan
Istanbul [Turkey], June 25 : Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dubbed the demands made by Saudi Arabia and three other nations to Doha to end a blockade as an attack to Qatar's sovereignty right. Read Full Story

10 police killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan
Kabul [Afghanistan], June 25 : At least 10 policemen were killed and four injured in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday night, the police said on Sunday. Read Full Story

Death toll in Pakistan tanker fire reaches 148, dozens more critical
Lahore [Pakistan], June 25 : Death toll in Pakistan tanker fire on Sunday rose to 148 and dozens more are in critical condition, reports AP quoting rescue officials. Read Full Story

Find out if you're dating a commitment phobe!
London [UK], June 25 : Getting into a serious relationship is itself a major decision. But what if your partner falls into the most dreaded of all dating categories - commitment phobic? Read Full Story

Panama Papers case 'a joke', says Sharif
London [United Kingdom], June 25 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has described the ongoing case in the Panama Papers Leaks case as a joke, rather than as an effort on accountability. Read Full Story

China, Afghanistan, Pak take next steps on trilateral dialogue
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 25 : Following his talks with Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and National Security Adviser Haneef Atmar in Kabul, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has had similar discussions with senior Pakistan government officials in Islamabad. Read Full Story

Pakistan must end cross-border terrorism, say protesting Afghans in London
London [U.K.], June 25 : Accusing Pakistan, especially its armed forces and its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of promoting a willful campaign of cross-border terrorism in the region and the border areas, scores of Afghans took part in a protest march in Central London, and demanded that Islamabad stop its policies of spreading instability in their country. Read Full Story

Children drinking non-cow milk little shorter than peers
New York [US], June 25 : A new study suggests drinking non-cow milk- soy, almond or rice milks - is linked to shorter kids. Read Full Story

Cilic to square off against Lopez in Queen's Club final
London [U.K], June 25 : Fourth-seed Marin Cilic of Croatia and Spain's Feliciano Lopez will take on each other in Aegon Championships's finals here at the Queen's Club on Sunday. Read Full Story

Excessive texting is bad for your wrists
New York [US], June 25 : Texting, the thing we do most with our phones, takes a toll on our health. Read Full Story

Make this Eid a tech-savvy one!
New Delhi , June 25 : Festivities are galore, as the nation gears up to celebrate Eid. Read Full Story

Even if you exercise, prolonged sitting is harmful: Study
New York [US], June 25 : The harmful effects of too much sitting are clear. A new research now shows prolonged sitting may be harmful, even if you exercise regularly. Read Full Story

Trump accuses Obama of not acting against Russia, again
New York [U.S.A.], June 25 : United States President Donald Trump has accused former president Barack Obama of not taking an action against Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, suggesting that they were trying to help Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Read Full Story

Study decodes genome of ancient Egyptians with unexpected results
New York [US], June 25 : A team of scientists has found ancient Egyptians and their modern counterparts share less in common. Read Full Story

Over 120 killed as oil tanker catches fire in Pakistan
Lahore [Pakistan], June 25 : : Over 120 people were charred to death when an oil tanker burst into flames in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, on Sunday. Read Full Story

Millenials use public library the most: Study
New York [US], June 25 : It might sound unreal but a recent report suggests those selfie-snapping, blog-posting millennials are the generation most likely to visit a public library. Read Full Story

Glide your way through bachelorhood with these five apps!
New Delhi , June 25 : Striking the perfect balance between personal and professional life can be tiresome. Read Full Story

PM Modi thanks Trump for warm welcome, looks forward to discussions
New Delhi , June 25 : Hours after landing in Washington D.C., Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked United States President Donald Trump for the warm welcome rendered to him, while saying that he was looking forward to discussions with the latter. Read Full Story

Egypt President Sisi ratifies Red Sea islands deal
Cairo [Egypt], June 25 : Eypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified the maritime demarcation deal that cedes sovereignty over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, despite widespread public criticism of the deal. Read Full Story

PM Modi in U.S: CEOs to stress on introducing stricter cyber laws in meeting
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 : Prime Minister Modi, who reached Washington D.C. minutes back, would be the first world leader to have a working dinner with Trump at the White House on Monday. Read Full Story


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