Japan committed to make bullet train in India a reality soon: Shinzo Abe

FUKUOKA, JAPAN, November 10: Japan is committed to making the ambitious bullet train project in India a reality as soon as possible, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday as he lauded his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi’s “deep desire” and efforts…

Will take public opinion on move to revoke work permit for H-4 spouse visa: Trump administration

Washington, November 9: The Trump administration has assured lawmakers and the American corporate sector that the public would get an opportunity to respond to its proposal of revoking work authorisation to H-4 spouse visas after they raised their concerns over…

2,714 people killed in 409 US drone attacks in Pakistan since January 2004: Report

ISLAMABAD, November 9: The US has carried out a total of 409 drone attacks in Pakistan since January 2004, killing 2,714 people and injuring 728 others, a media report said on Friday. The attacks over the years have targeted the…

S Korea’s Moon sacks finance minister, policy chief

Seoul, November 9: South Korean President Moon Jae-in sacked his top two economic officials Friday, the government said, as the world’s 11th-largest economy struggles with slowing growth, rising unemployment and persistent income gaps. Finance minister Kim Dong-yeon and presidential chief…

No snap election, no referendum to end political crisis in Lanka: President’s aide

COLOMBO, November 9: President Maithripala Sirisena has decided that there will be no snap elections or a national referendum to end the current political and constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka, according to his close aide. “No, no there won’t be…

Attacker among 13 dead in shooting at southern California bar

Thousand Oaks (California), November 8: At least 12 people, including a police officer, were killed after a gunman forced his way into a popular bar in the US state of California and opened fire on people there. Confirming the deaths,…

North Korea asked US to cancel top-level talks: Report

SEOUL, November 8: North Korea asked the United States to delay planned high-level talks in New York this week, Seoul’s top diplomat said on Thursday, a day after Washington abruptly announced the meeting’s postponement. The US State Department said Wednesday…

China-Pakistan economic corridor criticized in European Parliament

BRUSSELS (BELGIUM), November 8: The Members of European Parliament and scholars have strongly criticised the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) while discussing the interrelated legal, geo-strategic, economic and environmental impacts at the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday. They…

14 million people ‘on brink of famine’ in Yemen: NGOs

Paris, November 8: Thirty-five Yemeni and international NGOs called on Wednesday for an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in Yemen, where they warned 14 million people were now “on the brink of famine”. The joint appeal was signed by the International…

UN recorded 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation or abuse in past three months

United Nations, November 6: The UN has received 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, involving 77 victims, between July and September across its various offices, agencies, and partner organisations implementing its programmes, its spokesperson said. Of those 64…