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Indias buying of S-400 from Russia will have serious implications on defence ties: US

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Washington: India`s decision to buy the long-range S-400 missile defence system from Russia will have serious implications on defence ties, the Trump administration has warned. The S-400 is known as Russia`s most advanced long-range surface-to-air missile defence system. China was the first foreign buyer to seal a government-to-government deal with Russia in 2014 to procure the

40 arrested in Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka which killed over 300

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Colombo: Forty suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by the suicide bombers, have been arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks which shook Sri Lanka and killed over 300 people, as the government declared a state of emergency, a police official said on Tuesday. The Sri Lankan police made 16 more arrests during the past 24 hours, taking the total nu

Islamic State claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings

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CAIRO (Reuters): Islamic State has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured about 500 others, the group`s AMAQ news agency said on Tuesday.  The group did not give evidence for its claim. At least 321 people were killed and about 500 people wounded in the attack. Earlier in the day, a Sri Lankan official had said that the

Explainer: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London after seven-year refuge in embassy

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LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police on Thursday after Ecuador withdrew its asylum which had allowed him to take refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London for the last seven years. The computer hacker faces the prospect of extradition to the United States. He was also found guilty in a British court on Thursday of breaking bail terms dating b

Scientists capture the biggest python ever found in US

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MIAMI: In a first, scientists have captured a female python that was more than 17-feet-long. The python captured in the US state of Florida weighed 140 pounds and contained 73 developing eggs. Scientists said that the python is the largest ever removed from Big Cypress National Preserve, located in South Florida. The scientists used new tracking technology to catch the Big Cyp

New Australia law threatens social media firms with fines, jail over violent content

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CANBERRA: Australia will fine social media companies up to 10 percent of their annual global turnover and imprison executives for up to three years if violent content is not removed "expeditiously" under a new law passed by the country`s parliament on Thursday. The new law is in response to a lone gunman attack on two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, killing 50 people as th

UAE honours PM Narendra Modi with Zayed Medal, its highest civil honour for boosting relations betwe

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United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan on Thursday honoured Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Zayed Medal. The award is the highest civil decoration of the country which is awarded to presidents, kings, and heads of states. The honour has been bestowed on PM Modi for his contribution towards boosting the relations between the two nations

Islamabad court orders Pak government to ensure protection of two abducted minors

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The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday ordered the Pakistani government to ensure the protection and take the custody of two minor Hindu girls who were reportedly abducted, forced to convert to Islam and were then married forcefully. The two girls - aged 15 and 13 - were reportedly abducted on the even of Holi and forced to convert to Islam. They were then reportedly married off

China destroys 30,000 world maps for not mentioning Arunachal Pradesh, Taiwan as part of its territo

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Beijing: Customs officials in China have destroyed 30,000 world maps printed in the country for not mentioning Arunachal Pradesh and Taiwan as part of its territory, according to a media report.  China claims the north-eastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as part of South Tibet. China routinely objects to Indian leaders visiting Arunachal Pradesh to highlight its stand. 

Withdraw most favoured nation status of China for blocking bid to ban Masood Azhar: RSS-linked outfi

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New Delhi: The Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) - the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh`s economic wing – has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the most favoured nation status from China for blocking the UN resolution to declare Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. "India should withdraw the most favoured nation (MFN) status from China, impose more res

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