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India, Russia set two-way investment target of $50 bn

September 15, 2018

MOSCOW: India and Russia have set a new two-way investment target of $50 billion by 2025 following a meeting between Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov here on Friday during which bilateral cooperation across various sectors was reviewed. Addressing the media after co-chairing with Borisov...


James Mattis arrives in Afghanistan on surprise visit

September 07, 2018

KABUL: US Secretary of Defence James Mattis made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Friday. Mattis arrived here on Friday morning and is scheduled to meet Army Gen. Scott Miller, the new Commander of Resolute Support and US Forces-Afghanistan, who assumed the role last week, reports CNN. During a dialogue in New Delhi on Thursday, US Secretary of...


Most powerful Typhoon hits Japan (VIDEO)

September 06, 2018

TOKYO: At least seven persons were killed and over 200 injured as typhoon Jebi, the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years, made landfall in the country's western part on Tuesday, officials said. The typhoon also went on to damage cars, buildings, infrastructure and transportation systems, Xinhua news agency reported. The Japan Meteorolog...


PM Modi at BIMSTEC 2018

August 30, 2018

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Nepal on Thursday to attend the 4th BIMSTEC Summit that will focus on enhancing regional connectivity and boosting trade. PM Modi said on Wednesday that his participation in the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit in Kathmandu signals Ind...


Indian appointed as UN Assistant Secretary-General

August 28, 2018

UNITED NATIONS: Development and environment expert Satya S. Tripathi has been appointed an assistant Secretary-General and will head the UN Environment Programme's New York office. The appointment made Monday by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was announced by his Spokesperson Stephane Guterres. Tripathi is now the third Indian at the senior l...


Nepal restaurant uses robots as waiters

August 25, 2018

KATHMANDU: A newly-launched restaurant in the Nepalese capital is using robots as waiters under the slogan, "where food meets technology". The Naulo Restaurant ("naulo" means new in Nepali) operates with the help of five robots, three named Ginger and two named Ferry, designed and manufactured by Paaila Technology, a Nepali company established by ...


Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM

August 18, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn-in on Saturday as Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the July 25 general election. Khan, who outvoted opposition and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Shahbaz Sharif in the Prime Minist...


New HIV drug effectively reduces virus, boosts immunity

August 16, 2018

NEW YORK: A new intravenous HIV drug has shown to be effective in reducing virus, boost immunity among patients with advanced, multi-drug resistant HIV infection, results of a phase-III trial has showed. As the first monoclonal antibody approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2018 to treat HIV, ibalizumab is a promising opti...


38 killed in suicide bombings in Syria

July 25, 2018

Damascus: As many as 38 people were killed and 37 wounded in a series of bombings and attacks in Syria's Sweida province on Wednesday, authorities said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said suicide bombers from the Islamic State (IS) detonated bomb vests and explosive devices in Sweida city in tandem with an attack by this terror-designate...


Escaped lion injures 3 in Malawi

July 21, 2018

LILONGWE (MALAWI): A lion suspected to have escaped from Zambia's South Luangwa National Park has injured at least three people and killed six cattle in Malawi's border district of Chitipa, officials said. Police spokesperson for Chitipa, Sergeant Gladwell Simwaka on Friday told media that Malawian game rangers and police officers have intensified...