Trump hails ‘very positive’ North Korea offer of talks

Washington, March 7: US President Donald Trump welcomed North Korea’s breakthrough offer of denuclearization talks as positive — and apparently sincere — saying Tuesday the standoff over Pyongyang’s weapons drive would not be allowed to “fester.” Seoul had earlier announced…

China giving loans to countries across world to increase its influence: US official

Washington, March 7: China is using the strategy of giving credit and loans to countries across the world to become a global power with great influence, a top US intelligence official has said. Daniel R Coats, Director of National Intelligence,…

Lanka declares state of emergency following riots in Kandy

Colombo, March 6: Sri Lanka today declared a state of emergency for 10 days after violent clashes broke out between Buddhists and minority Muslims in the country’s central Kandy district that left two persons dead. Violence erupted yesterday following which…

Kim Jong-un wants to ‘write new history’ with South Korea

Seoul, March 6: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said that he wants to “vigorously advance” relations with South Korea, telling a visiting delegation from Seoul he hoped to “write a new history of national reunification”, Pyongyang state-media reported on…

Britain to take up ‘persecution’ of religious minorities in India

London, March 5: Britain will raise the issue of alleged persecution of Christians and Sikhs in India during the April meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London and Windsor, following demands by MPs to take it…

Myanmar puts off border pact with India

NEW DELHI, MARCH 5: Myanmar has indefinitely deferred signing an agreement with India to streamline the free movement of people within 16 km along the border. India is keen to sign the agreement but Myanmar – citing “domestic compulsions” – has asked more time before…

Global Firepower ranks India’s military as 4th strongest, China 2nd

New Delhi, March 5: India’s military is placed 4th on a global index that has ranked 133 countries on the basis of their global military prowess, trailing behind only the US, Russia and China in that order. India’s western neighbour Pakistan…

Italy votes in uncertain election stalked by populismInternational

Italy votes in uncertain election stalked by populism

ROME, March 4: Italians went to the polls on Sunday in one of the country’s most uncertain elections ever, with far-right and populist parties expected to make major gains and Silvio Berlusconi set to play a leading role. Polling stations…

Hindu woman elected to Pakistan’s senate in historic first: ReportInternational

Hindu woman elected to Pakistan’s senate in historic first: Report

KARACHI, March 4: Kirshna Kumari Kolhi from Pakistan’s Sindh province has become the first-ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator in the Muslim-majority country, the Pakistan People’s Party has said. Kolhi, 39, from Thar is a member of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led Pakistan…

Germany’s Social Democrats clear path for Merkel’s fourth term

Berlin, March 4: Germany’s second biggest party said Sunday its members have in their high-stakes referendum approved a plan to join Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition, clearing the last hurdle in the way of the veteran leader’s fourth term. But the…