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President Donald Trump, in address to Muslims, urges fight against terror

Even as his administration fights for its travel ban from several Muslim-majority countries, President Donald Trump is using the nation that is home to Islam's holiest site as a backdrop to call for Muslim unity in the fight against terrorism. Trump's speech, the centerpiece of his two-day visit to....

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Editor: Simon Cameron-Moore 65 6870 3593 Picture Desk: Singapore 65 6870 3775 Graphics queries: 65 6870 3595 (All times GMT/ET) TOP STORIES Amid firestorm at home, Trump to seek reset with Islamic world RIYADH - U. S. President Donald Trump, struggling to shake a brewing scandal at home, will....

US lobbying: Nasscom steps up with increased budget

Facing rough weather amid large-scale layoffs and visa curbs in the US, the Indian IT industry body Nasscom has stepped up its lobbying with the American lawmakers significantly with an over one-third increase in money spent on such activities. According to the latest lobbying disclosure reports....

Punjab Health minister orders probe into Rs 6.28 cr purchase of IFA tablets

PUNJAB HEALTH Minister Brahm Mohindra has ordered a probe into the Rs 6.28-crore purchase of Iron Folic Acid (IFA) tablets by the previous SAD-BJP government which are lying unused till date. The stock was purchased last year and is to expire this October.

Maharaja Duleep Singh: King without a crown

From L to R: Maharaja Duleep Singh by Vusuntrao Hurrychund and Son of Bombay, 1885; a portrait of the Maharaja as a young man by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, 1859. (Source: Peter Bance Collection) At the age of 15, in 1853, the then rightful heir of the kingdom of Punjab received a gift from the Viceroy....

Delhi can become a desert if green cover goes: HC

The national capital can turn into a desert if the green cover and forest land fall prey to illegal construction and encroachment, the Delhi High Court has observed. It said this environmental issue was a matter of concern and needed to be addressed on a war footing in view of the adverse impact due to global warming.

Seven lynched by mob in Jharkhand over kidnap rumours

Protests at Seraikela, near Jamshedpur. Source: Manoj Kumar. SEVEN PERSONS, including two brothers returning from work linked to the Swachh Bharat campaign, were beaten to death by mobs in two attacks over the last 24 hours in tribal-dominated areas near Jamshedpur following rumours of gangs....

Shoes hurled at SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia in his constituency

A shoe was hurled at former Punjab minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA Bikram Singh Majithia after he paid a “surprise” visit to a public contact programme of Additional General of Police (ADGP), Law and Order, Rohit Chaudhary, in Majitha Saturday.

Tribal mobs went on a rampage over rumours of child snatching.

Men gathered in a huddle well past midnight, family members debating what to do next, dark and deserted lanes, and no policemen or political leaders in sight — there is fear and anger in this Muslim village 18 km from Jamshedpur city. In the mayhem of Thursday night when tribal mobs went on a....

Cannes 2017: Sonam picks up a saree. See photos

Why are these silly celebrities going to Cannes to show off their figures and clothes, when none of their movies ever even get officially selected at Cannes? Because the government funds their trip to Cannes every year! 1 Cr. a year, down the drain for no reason at all. Request you to start a pe ion on change requesting the govt.

Issues in education sector will be solved – Minister

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that he will take steps minimize the issues in the education sector within the next three years. He made these comments on19th May at the RTI seminar for Teacher Instructors held at the Department of Government Information.

Thousands in Madrid back no-confidence vote against PM Rajoy

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Thousands of Spaniards have rallied in Madrid to support a no-confidence vote against conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy brought by the far-left Podemos party. Podemos organized the gathering Saturday to bolster its no-confidence vote against Rajoy's ruling Popular....

Threat to people of Caribbean, Pacific islands looms

BELIZE CITY, Belize (CMC) — A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that 4.2 million people in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and in the Pacific are living in areas that are prone to flooding due to rising sea levels.

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meet families after 3 years

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity, reunited with their families yesterday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives. Brightly dressed families rushed through the crowd in the capital, Abuja, and embraced.

Current account projections excite Wynter

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Governor of the Bank of Jamaica (BoJ) Brian Wynter is excited by projections that Jamaica's current account deficit for the fiscal year 2016/2017 stands at 1.8 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), a feat only realised for the second time in two decades.

Indian woman cuts off penis over rape attempt

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — An Indian woman cut off a man's penis after he allegedly tried to rape her at her house in the southern state of Kerala, police said yesterday. The 23-year-old law student was at her residence in the State capital Thiruvananthapuram late Friday when she says she was attacked....

St Mary men living on the edge

I t is usually the place to shower, wash clothes and frolic, but early last Tuesday, it posed a threat to livelihood. The 'Richmond River' (as named by the residents) was in spate and drove fear into residents of Creary Crescent (formerly Riverside Drive) last week when the island was being....

Trump rails against 'cruel despotism' in Cuba

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Donald Trump has railed against “cruel despotism” in Cuba, saying the island nation's people deserve a Government that upholds democracy. In a tribute issued by the US president yesterday on Cuban Independence Day, he said that “cruel despotism cannot extinguish the flame of freedom in the hearts of Cubans, and.

Vanuatu pushes Mexico at Under-20 World Cup in South Korea

The smallest country ever to reach football's World Cup finals has very nearly caused a huge upset in its first match. Vanuatu had already made history by playing its debut World Cup match against Mexico at the Under-20 World Cup underway in South Korea.

Thousands in Madrid back no-confidence vote against PM Rajoy

Thousands of Spaniards have rallied in Madrid to support a no-confidence vote against conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy brought by the far-left Podemos party. Podemos organized the gathering Saturday to bolster its no-confidence vote against Rajoy's ruling Popular Party, which has been hit by a series of corruption scandals.

'I thought I was losing my brain': What made Larah so anxious

"I'd never suffered any anxiety or mental illnesses at all," she said. "Probably the most frightening part for me was that the feelings were very unfamiliar." Mrs James said the initial joy of motherhood was overwhelmed by physical symptoms of anxiety, which began around the time she stopped breastfeeding.

10,000 TN engineering seats down, no admission in 28 tech institutes

CHENNAI: As many as 28 technical institutions in Tamil Nadu will not carry out admissions for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year, leading to a reduction of about 10 ,000 BE/BTech seats in the state. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe who was in the city on....

Two killed, two injured as SUV hits median on GST Road

CHENNAI: Two people were killed and two others were injured after an SUV crashed into the median on the in Vandalur on Friday night. Grand Southern Trunk Road Police said the staff of a confectionery group were returning in a Bolero car from Tiruvannamalai, when the driver lost control and rammed into the median.

Metro rail to get totem to guide commuters through city

CHENNAI: Metro rail will include several features including totems that would guide commuters as well as to nearby localities as to when the trains start running across the crowded stretches of These totems are tall pillars that will have detailed route maps of both metro trains and the neighbourhoods.

Kerala godman case: 'Rape survivor's action an act of desperation'

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has lauded the young woman by terming the she took as an act of bravery. But many felt it was time for the government to seriously look into why a woman, who had been facing persistent sexual abuse ever since she was a child, did not try to....

Pakistan army to 'jointly fight Jadhav case with govt' in ICJ, says country's national assembly speaker

Shailaja Neelakantan TIMESOFINDIA.COM May 21, 2017, 11.27 AM IST Highlights Referring to Jadhav, the Pakistani ruling-party politician said politics shouldn't be played "on the issue of a terrorist" and that the army and the government should be united; "Anything said by the politicians must always safeguard the national interests," he added.

China killed 18 CIA men in 2yrs, crushed spy ops

WASHINGTON: The Chinese government systematically dismantled CIA spying operations in the country starting in 2010, killing or imprisoning more than a dozen sources over two years and crippling intelligence gathering there for years afterward. Current and former US officials described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades.

Milestone night for Reyes, Collins as Mets hold off Angels

NEW YORK (AP) — A milestone night for the New York Mets nearly turned into a miserable one. Jose Reyes had three instrumental hits, including the 2,000th of his career, and manager Terry Collins made just the right moves as the Mets held off the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 on Saturday.

Swiss vote in referendum on gradual nuclear phaseout

Switzerland is holding a referendum on Sunday on the government's planned transition from the nuclear power provided by the country's aging reactors to renewable energy sources. The Swiss government decided to gradually phase out nuclear power after the disaster in Fukushima, Japan, in 2011, where....

Number of female MPs likely to be highest ever after General Election

The number of female MPs is likely to increase significantly (Picture: PA) A record number of female MPs are likely to be elected to parliament on June 8, even if Labour slumps to its worst result since the war, new analysis has revealed. Some 200 women could take their place in the House of Commons....

Thousands in Madrid back no-confidence vote against PM Rajoy

Thousands of Spaniards have rallied in Madrid to support a no-confidence vote against conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy brought by the far-left Podemos party. Podemos organized the gathering Saturday to bolster its no-confidence vote against Rajoy's ruling Popular Party, which has been hit by a series of corruption scandals.
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