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Uber rape case: US Justice Dept shuts probe on bribery charges


New Delhi: How did San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc obtain the Delhi cab rape victim's confidential medical documents? Who in Delhi Police and hospital authorities received bribe money to share case files with Uber? Answers to these questions will remain a mystery for now. Indian investigative agencies are perturbed by a decision of the United...

China’s fast-spreading virus kills 6, reaches 5 countries


Beijing: China on Tuesday tightened control on people exiting and entering Wuhan the central Chinese city at the core of the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, which has killed six people, infected 300 and spread panic and anxiety ahead of the country’s biggest festival, the Lunar New Year (LNY), the media reported. As many as...

US witnessing economic boom never seen before: Trump at Davos


Davos: Addressing the World Economic Forum (WEF) summit here, US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that America is in the midst of an economic boom that has never been seen before anywhere in the world. According to President Trump, 11 million jobs have been gained by America since his election and the average unemployment...

Lawmaker seeks ‘Sister Cities’ status For Lucknow, Canberra


New Delhi: Deepak-Raj Gupta, an Australian lawmaker of Indian origin, has initiated a campaign to make Lucknow and Canberra "sister cities" after discovering the grave of architect of the Australian capital, Walter Burley Griffin, in Nishatganj cemetery in Lucknow. Griffin visited the city of Nawabs in October 1935 on an invitation to design the library...

PIO professor calls for action against CAA in India


Los Angeles: An Indian-American professor Anjali Arondekar has called for action against India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), saying it was not just about the Muslims but affected anyone who is attached to the country. Arondekar who is Director of the Centre for South Asian Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz was among the 300 signatories...

US tells Pak to take ‘irreversible action’ against terror groups


Washington: The US has called on Pakistan to take “sustained and irreversible action” against terror groups operating from its soil to achieve the potential for bilateral relations against the backdrop of a visit to Islamabad by the top American diplomat for South Asia. Last month, Washington said it would revive the International Military Education and...

AAPI Victory Fund endorses Joe Biden for President


Washington: Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) has formally announced its endorsement of Democratic front-runner Joe Biden for the November presidential election, as he was hugely popular with the Indian-American community. Indian-American Shekar Narasimhan, co-founder of the AAPI Victory Fund, told the India West newspaper that the organization had met several of the party candidates in...

Bezos says fall in love with India every time he returns


New Delhi: After facing snub from the Indian government, Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday posted a note on the company's e-commerce website Amazon India, saying “he falls in love with India every time he returns here”. "I fall in love with India every time I return here. The boundless energy, innovation and...

Global response to Kashmir tepid: Imran Khan


Islamabad/New Delhi: A day after India invited Imran Khan to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting in New Delhi later this year, the Pakistan’s Prime Minister admitted in an interview to German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle that the global community’s response to the Kashmir issue has been tepid. “Unfortunately, commercial interests are more important...