Tulsi Gabbard to hear from Indian-Americans on possibility of a Hindu running for US presidency in 2020

Washington, November 30: Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US Congress, is seeking views from eminent Indian-Americans from across the country on the possibility of a Hindu running for American presidency amid reports that she is considering to…

Ebola outbreak in east Congo now world’s second biggest

KINSHASA, November 30: The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday. The epidemic in a volatile part of Democratic Republic of Congo…

Not in Pak’s interest to let its soil be used for terrorism: Imran Khan

Islamabad, November 29: It is not in Pakistan’s interest to allow anyone to use our soil for terrorism, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday, a day after he underscored unanimity within the country’s civilian and military leadership for better…

After Scientist’s experiment, China orders stop to baby gene-editing activities

BEIJING, November 29: China’s science ministry has ordered that people involved in the controversial baby gene-editing experiment halt their activities, a government official told state media Thursday. The ministry “firmly opposes the baby gene-editing incident and has already demanded that…

India, China to hold joint military exercises from Dec 10

Beijing, November 29: The militaries of China and India would hold a joint 14-day drill from December 10 in southwest China’s Chengdu city to improve their capabilities in fighting terrorism and promote mutual understanding, the Defence Ministry said here Thursday.…

Sri Lanka Parliament to cut PM’s budget amid weeks-long political crisis

COLOMBO, November 29: Sri Lanka’s parliament on Thursday agreed to cut the budget of the prime minister’s office, a move designed to hinder disputed premier Mahinda Rajapaksa, whose supporters boycotted the vote amid a weeks-long political crisis that shows no…

Modi, Trump, Abe to hold first trilateral meeting at G-20 summit

Washington, November 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be holding a rare and their first trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina’s Buenos Aires later this…

If Navjot Singh Sidhu contests elections in Pakistan, he will win: Imran Khan

KARTARPUR, November 28: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said if Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu contests elections in Pakistan, he will win. He also ridiculed the criticism that Sidhu faced for his visit to Pakistan in August. “I…

Sri Lanka’s top military official detained over mass murder cover-up

COLOMBO, November 28: Sri Lanka’s highest-ranking military officer was remanded by a court Wednesday after weeks evading arrest for allegedly protecting the chief suspect in the murder of 11 people during the civil war. The Colombo Fort magistrate ordered that…

Lion Air pilots struggled to control plane that crashed in Indonesia

Indonesia, November 28: Lion Air pilots struggled to maintain control of a Boeing jet as its automatic safety system repeatedly pushed the plane’s nose down, according to a draft of a preliminary report by Indonesian authorities investigating last month’s deadly…