International

Need to reform OCI scheme: S. Jaishankar


Emphasizing that India shares a unique relationship with its diaspora, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said efforts must be made to usher in reforms in the Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) scheme. "We must make it easier for them (Indian Diaspora) to travel to India and it motivates us to reform our passports and Overseas...

Ever since the start of civil war in Syria, many foreign journalists have been kidnapped and killed.


After almost three years in captivity in war-wrecked Syria, a South African photojournalist of Indian origin made it to his home last week, reports said. Shiraaz Mohamed, who was abducted in 2017 from outside a hospital in Darkoush by suspected ISIS members, had gone there to capture the sufferings of Syrian people. He was working for...

Indian origin author bags coveted UK prize


Inspired by a special childhood bond and set in the Himalayan foothills, a book by Indian origin author Jasbindar Bilan has won the coveted UK children's book award. The Costa Book Awards' winning entry of 2019, 'Asha and the Spirit Bird', follows the journey of an 11-year-old who is empowered with spiritual connections to her...

‘India-US ties have grown from strength to strength’: PM in call to Trump


The Prime Minister extended new year greetings to President Trump, his family and the people of the United States. India-US ties have grown from “strength to strength”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told US President Donald Trump in a new year greeting call, the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement early on Tuesday morning. The Prime...

Worried India calls up Iran, US envoys


India alarmed over fallout on Chabahar port. New Delhi: After the assassination of a top Iranian general by the United States in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Friday, external affairs minister S. Jaishankar on Sunday spoke to both Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and “noted that developments have taken...

Benjamin Netanyahu cuts short Greece trip after Qasem Soleimani’s death: Official


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a visit to Greece and flew home Friday as Lebanon’s Hezbollah demanded revenge for the killing of a top Iranian commander in a US strike. A source in Netanyahu’s office said that the premier was returning from Athens but did not elaborate. Following Friday morning’s killing of Major General...

Opposition candidate wins Maldives’ presidential election, incumbent concedes defeat


Male, Sep 24: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party's candidate, was on Monday declared the winner of the country's presidential election held on Sunday amid political turmoil in the island nation, with incumbent President Abdulla Yameen conceding defeat. The Election Commission earlier in the day declared Solih the winner with 134,616 or 58.3...

Tesla confirms it is under probe by US Justice Department


San Francisco, Sep 19: Electric car maker Tesla has confirmed that it is under probe by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) over its Chairman and CEO Elon Musk's announcement of talking the company private.According to a report in NPR late on Tuesday, Tesla said it was complying with a Justice Department...

Tesla confirms it is under probe by US Justice Department


San Francisco, Sep 19: Electric car maker Tesla has confirmed that it is under probe by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) over its Chairman and CEO Elon Musk's announcement of talking the company private.According to a report in NPR late on Tuesday, Tesla said it was complying with a Justice Department...