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Six drown as refugee boat sinks in Aegean Sea

Athens, Jan 27 (IANS) At least six people drowned on Wednesday off the shores of Kos island when a boat transferring refugees and migrants...

Sajjan Kumar surrenders, sent to jail

New Delhi: Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, sentenced to life imprisonment in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, was on Monday sent to jail after he...

Amarinder elected as CLP leader; swearing-in on March 16

The Congress, which swept the Punjab assembly elections, on Sunday formally elected Amarinder Singh as the head of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP). Amarinder...

China pledges $81 mn financial assistance for Afghanistan

Beijing: China pledged to provide non-reimbursable assistance of 500 million yuan (about 81 million dollars) to Afghanistan this year at an international meeting on...

After 37 years in power, Mugabe finally says ‘I quit’

Harare: Under fire from the public and military, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday resigned from the country's top post after 37 years, parliament Speaker...

Deuba elected Nepal PM

Kathmandu: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba was on Tuesday elected the new Prime Minister of Nepal -- 12 years after he was removed from...

US media makes a splash with Obama’s India visit

By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) President Barack Obama's historic visit to India received prominent coverage in US media with major newspapers focusing...

Iconic politician Karunanidhi is dead at 94

By V. Jagannathan  Chennai: Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President M. Karunanidhi, who was one of the two poles in the state and who...

Ripping through Chennai, Cyclone Vardah kills three, uproots over 4,000 trees

Chennai: Cyclone Vardah crossed the Chennai coast and ripped through the city killing three and leaving a trail of destruction in the form of 4,000...

Solar-powered tuk-tuk in Britain after road trip from India

London: An Indian-origin engineer arrived in Britain with his solar-powered tuk-tuk on Monday after making a seven-month, 6,200-mile overland adventure. Naveen Rabelli, 35, who set off...