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Aspiring Indians: Where they are now

<b>New Delhi:</b> Cities such as New Delhi and Mumbai are where dreams are made—and unmade. It’s where dreams suddenly seem accessible. It’s where ordinary …

Woman’s racist rant at US store: ‘You got an Indian waiting on an Indian’

A woman at a US department store allegedly made a racist rant against an Indian employee and a Latino family while in a queue, saying “you got an …

Donald Trump's new FBI director pick has Russian ties of his own

Christopher Wray looks good on paper, but his law firm represents Russian-controlled oil companies.<p>On paper, Christopher Wray appears to be an excellent choice to serve as the next FBI director. He has "impeccable" academic credentials (Yale law school) and has had a decades-long distinguished …

Donald Trump

Newest LIGO Signal Raises A Huge Question: Do Merging Black Holes Emit Light?

Billions of years ago, two black holes much more massive than the Sun — 31 and 19 solar masses each — merged together in a distant galaxy far across the Universe. On January 4th of this year, those gravitational waves, traveling through the Universe at the speed of light, finally reached Earth, …

Black Holes

Comey says Trump fired him to undermine FBI Russia investigation | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey accused President Donald Trump on Thursday of firing him to try to undermine the agency’s investigation of possible collusion by Trump’s campaign with Russia’s alleged efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election.<p>In the most eagerly …

Donald Trump

Britain's EU 'no deal' threat is genuine, says Brexit minister Davis

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is prepared to walk away from divorce talks with the European Union without a deal, Brexit minister David Davis said on …

OPEC heads towards supply cut extension as Saudi signals most on board

By Reem Shamseddine and Marwa Rashad<p>RIYADH (Reuters) - OPEC and other oil producers are on course to agree an extension of supply cuts at a meeting …

Kashmir: 4 militants killed, 3 jawans martyred in encounter at LoC in Naugam

<b>Srinagar:</b> Four militants were killed in a fierce encounter that began along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Naugam sector in north Kashmir on …

National Security

Indian-origin gay minister front runner in Irish prime ministerial race

<b>London</b>: Leo Varadkar, 38, an Indian-origin doctor and Ireland’s first openly gay minister has emerged as the front runner in the Irish prime …

Ireland

Dassault hopes to sell more Rafales to India

By Cyril Altmeyer<p>GENEVA (Reuters) - French planemaker Dassault Aviation SA hopes to start talks with India by the end of the year for additional …

Uddhav Thackeray urges EC to bar PM, CMs from holding election rallies

<b>Mumbai:</b> Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday urged the Election Commission (EC) to bar the prime minister and chief ministers from holding poll …

US and Pacific Rim countries at odds in heated trade meeting

By A. Ananthalakshmi and Mai Nguyen<p>HANOI (Reuters) - Japan and other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Sunday to pursue their trade …

GST may affect sales of premium brands for consumer goods firms

<b>Mumbai:</b> Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies’ attempts to move their consumers to more premium brands may be impacted by the decision to place …

India

Renault, Peugeot commit to raise orders from troubled parts maker - ministry

PARIS (Reuters) - French car makers Renault and Peugeot have commited to increasing their orders from ailing components-maker GM&S Industry after …

GST rates: Financial services transactions to become marginally dearer

<b>Mumbai:</b> Tax on financial services transactions will rise from the current 15% to 18% as the goods and services tax (GST) kicks in on 1 July, making …

Finance

GST Council’s next step: Ensuring tax benefits are passed on to consumers

<b>New Delhi:</b> After having fixed the rates of the goods and services tax (GST) on almost all commodities and services, the powerful federal tax body GST …

Centre comes out with FAQs to allay fears on GM mustard

<b>New Delhi:</b> Genetically modified (GM) mustard plants are as safe and nutritious as regular mustard, the environment ministry said, even as the country …

GNFC’s neem project set to be introduced in six more states

<b>Ahmedabad:</b> A successful central government-backed project to exploit the curative properties of the neem tree in Gujarat, generating rural employment …

India

Three years of Modi government: NDA draws up 15-day outreach programme

<b>New Delhi:</b> The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planning a massive 15-day outreach programme starting 26 May …

Maharashtra: Can pledge loan scheme help tide over ‘tur’ crisis?

Could Maharashtra government and the Centre have mitigated Maharashtra’s <i>tur</i> (pigeon pea) crisis by facilitating and encouraging pledge loans? Yes, …

Remember Hashimpura Now, When Majoritarianism is Eroding Democracy

Let’s remember the distance. Hashimpura in Uttar Pradesh is 82.5 kilometres away from Sansad Bhawan, the house of parliament in India’s capital.<p>Let’s …

India

The landmarks where people take the most boring photographs - and how to make yours stand out

Cape Town

भारत और जापान की दोस्ती की वजह चीन?

अहमदाबाद में 54 अफ्रीकी देशों के सेंट्रल बैंक गवर्नर्स और वित्त मंत्रियों की बैठक सोमवार को शुरू होने जा रही है.<p>प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी इसका उद्घाटन करेंगे. इसके अलावा अफ्रीका में विकास गतिविधियों से जुड़े कुछ अन्य देशों के प्रतिनिधि भी इसमें शामिल हो सकते हैं.<p>इसमें जापान भी शामिल है. इसी सम्मेलन …

The ancient game that saved a village

Fifty years ago, Marottichal was rife with alcoholism and illicit gambling, but everything changed after one man taught the town to play an ancient game of strategy.<p>The green paint on the walls of Marottichal’s village teashop had started to flake, like coin scrapings on a scratch card, exposing a …

Board Games

The Royal Family's honeymoon hotels and destinations

The surprising nation that loves bees more than anywhere else in the world

The door opens with a quiet click, something catching on the lintel – and we emerge onto the roof. It is a sparse, unfurnished space, although the Hotel Park has future plans for it – an open-air bar, perhaps, which would take advantage of the view that fans out on all sides. There, to the …

Sandals Royal Caribbean Jamaica: Inside the region's first over-water villas

Boarding the Royal Duffy, a small boat that pootles from the mainland across almost unbelievably blue-green clear waters, there is a palpable sense of leaving behind the thrum of resort life in Jamaica’s Montego Bay.<p>As we advanced closer to our destination, just a few minutes’ ride away, the …

Whisky and cheese: the unlikely combo only served at one place in London

Drinking whisky is no laughing matter. Its brooding complexion and stinging scent is most often experienced in darkened oak-panelled rooms within the small hours, among few friends sharing fewer words.<p>Perhaps a little trite view of the drink, but should incarnations of the world’s spirits come …

Over a quarter of flights to UK are delayed, research shows

More than a quarter of flights to UK airports are delayed, according to new figures.<p>Analysis of more than 850,000 inbound flights revealed that 26% failed to arrive within 15 minutes of their schedule last year. Canadian leisure airline Air Transat was the worst performer, with 45% of its flights …

Air Travel

Mithali Raj, Poonam Raut Star In India's Quadrangular Series Win

Poonam Raut and Mithali Raj's unbeaten 127-run stand helped India beat South Africa by eight wickets.<p>India women defeated South Africa by eight …