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India calls off meeting with Pakistan over 3 policemen's killing
short by Animesh Choudhary / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
India has called off the meeting of the Indian and Pakistani Foreign Ministers scheduled in New York a day after announcing it. The meeting was proposed by Pakistan's new PM Imran Khan but was cancelled in protest against the killing of policemen in Kashmir, the mutilation of a BSF jawan's body and issuance of Burhan Wani stamps by Pakistan.
short by Animesh Choudhary / 05:37 pm on 21 Sep
Pakistan PM Imran Khan's true face has been revealed: India
short by Animesh Choudhary / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
While announcing the cancellation of India-Pakistan talks, India's Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "It's obvious that behind Pakistan's proposal for talks to make a fresh beginning, evil agenda of Pakistan stands exposed and true face of new Prime Minister of Pakistan has been revealed to the world in his first few months in the office."
short by Animesh Choudhary / 06:00 pm on 21 Sep
We chose Reliance for Rafale deal: Dassault on Ex-French Prez's claims
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
French aerospace company Dassault Aviation has said it was Dassault that chose Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence as partner for Rafale deal with India. It also said that as part of the contract, it also signed partnerships with other companies like Mahindra and Kinetic. Former French President François Hollande had said that France had no option as India had selected Reliance.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 11:44 am on 22 Sep
Indian govt proposed Anil Ambani's Reliance for Rafale: Hollande
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
French publication Mediapart quoted former French President Francois Hollande saying that PM Narendra Modi-led government proposed Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence as a partner for Rafale deal. "Dassault negotiated with Ambani. We didn't have a choice," added Hollande. The Defence Ministry said that "neither Indian government nor the French government had any say in the commercial decision."
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:08 pm on 21 Sep
Not involved in choice of Indian partners for Rafale: France
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
Amid the Rafale deal row, French foreign ministry clarified that French companies are at full freedom to choose their Indian partners, subject to Indian government's approval. On Friday, former French President François Hollande was quoted saying that Indian government told Rafale maker Dassault to partner Reliance while India's defence ministry maintained that both governments were not involved.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 11:03 am on 22 Sep
22-year-old tries to steal passenger plane in US, arrested
short by Anmol Sharma / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
A 22-year-old student pilot has been arrested and charged with criminal attempt to steal a passenger jet at an Orlando airport on Thursday. The student drove to the curb outside the airport, left his car running, hopped a fence and boarded a vacant American Airlines aircraft in a maintenance facility. He was detained before he could attempt to start it.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:01 pm on 21 Sep
Plane hits Indian-origin man's Tesla car, both him and son unhurt
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
An Indian-origin man named Oniel Kurup and his son were unhurt after a plane crashed into their Tesla X car in the US on Thursday. "Not a scratch on us...I saw my life flash in that minute. A second is all it takes," Kurup wrote on Facebook. Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to the incident, saying, "Wow, glad they're ok!"
short by Pragya Swastik / 06:30 pm on 21 Sep
Pak issues stamps commemorating Burhan Wani as 'freedom icon'
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
In an attempt to highlight the Kashmir issue, Pakistan released 20 "commemorative" postage stamps, one of which portrays slain terrorist Burhan Wani as a 'freedom icon'. The stamps were reportedly issued on July 24 to locally and internationally highlight the "plight of people living in Kashmir". The stamps have captions like "use of pellet guns" and "mass graves", among others.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 01:19 pm on 21 Sep
India has priorities other than dialogue: Pak on cancelled talks
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
After India cancelled the meeting between the two nations' Foreign Ministers, Pakistan said that India has "priorities other than dialogue". "Pakistan had asked for the talks in the larger interest of the region," Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said. India cancelled the meeting over the killings of security personnel and the release of stamps glorifying terrorist Burhan Wani by Pakistan.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:48 pm on 21 Sep
Withdraw sanctions or 'bear consequences': China warns US
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
China on Friday called on the US to withdraw the sanctions imposed on its military, warning it will "bear the consequences" if it failed to do so. Calling the sanctions a "mistake", China said the US' action violated the basic principles of international relations. The US imposed sanctions on China for purchasing Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 missiles.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:26 pm on 21 Sep
Woman opens fire in US, kills 3 before shooting self dead
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
A 26-year-old female employee opened fire inside a warehouse in US' Maryland, killing three people and injuring several others before taking her own life, police said. It appears only one weapon, a handgun, was used and no shots were fired by responding law enforcement officers, the police added. The female suspect had reportedly opened fire after an argument.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 11:25 am on 21 Sep
24 people killed in attack on Iran military parade
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
At least 24 people, including 12 members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed on Saturday after gunmen attacked a military parade in the town of Ahvaz, the state media reported. The annual parade was held to commemorate the start of Iran's 1980-88 war with Iraq. An anti-government Arab group, the Ahvaz National Resistance, claimed responsibility for the attack.
short by Nandini Sinha / 04:43 pm on 22 Sep
UK PM May demands respect from EU in Brexit negotiations
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
UK PM Theresa May on Friday called on the European Union (EU) to respect her country's position on the Brexit negotiations and the result of the referendum. May added that the negotiations were at an impasse, a day after EU leaders rejected her Chequers plan. May called on the EU to explain what it believed was wrong with her proposals.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:30 am on 22 Sep
Disaster declared after rocket test sparks German wildfire
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
A disaster has been declared in Germany's Emsland region after a rocket test sparked a wildfire which has been raging for two weeks. Around 1,000 people could be evacuated from two villages near Meppen, which is close to Germany's border with the Netherlands. Local authorities can seek assistance from other regions after a disaster is declared.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:00 pm on 22 Sep
US sanctions China for buying Russian jets, missiles
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
The US State Department on Thursday imposed sanctions against the Chinese military for buying Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 air defence missile systems. The US also blacklisted 33 people and entities associated with the Russian intelligence. China has called on the US to withdraw the sanctions or "bear the consequences".
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:55 pm on 21 Sep
Pak invites Saudi to join China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
Pakistan has invited Saudi Arabia to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as the third strategic partner, Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said. CPEC, a part of China's Belt and Road Initiative, aims to link Pakistan's Gwadar port with China's Xinjiang. The announcement comes after Pakistan PM Imran Khan's first official visit to Saudi Arabia.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:46 pm on 21 Sep
F*** you: Snoop Dogg to Kanye for supporting Trump
short by Animesh Choudhary / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
American rapper Snoop Dogg said "f*** you" to US President Donald Trump, his supporters and fellow rapper Kanye West in an interview. He blamed Trump for polarising American society, saying, "He drew the lines. Before him, there were no lines. Everybody was everybody, we respected everything, we didn't trip". Snoop had earlier slammed Kanye's statement that slavery was a choice.
short by Animesh Choudhary / 07:18 pm on 21 Sep
Indian-origin man held for racist comments against SA Prez
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
Kessie Nair, a former Indian-origin Councillor of South Africa's Durban city has been arrested for allegedly making racist comments against President Cyril Ramaphosa on social media. In a video posted on Facebook, Nair used a racially derogatory word to describe Ramaphosa and accused him of defrauding the nation. Nair was charged with inciting violence and injuring a person's dignity.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:28 pm on 21 Sep
Puppies take part in Chile's military parade
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
Nine golden retriever puppies took part in Chile's annual military parade which was held on Wednesday to mark the country's Independence Day. The puppies' unit was followed by troops walking adult golden retrievers and labradors. The dogs belong to the Canine Unit of the Carabineros de Chile, the country's national police force.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:06 pm on 21 Sep
Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang dies aged 61
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang passed away on Friday at the age of 61 of a serious illness, the state media reported. Before being appointed Vietnam's President in 2016, Quang served as the Public Security Minister. He was also a member of the Communist Party of Vietnam's Politburo, the party's top decision-making body.
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:55 pm on 21 Sep
Seeing Ivanka improves my mood: Russian cosmonaut from space
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
Oleg Artemyev, a Russian cosmonaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS), told US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, "When I see you on the TV channel and the news, my mood improves and rises." Ivanka, who is a Senior Advisor to the US President, talked to the crew aboard ISS during her visit to NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas.
short by Nandini Sinha / 04:23 pm on 21 Sep
Gave Russia proof Syria responsible for downing jet: Israel
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
The Israeli military said that it has provided proof to Russia that Syria was responsible for downing its military plane on Monday. Israel had notified the Russians ahead of the strikes and not a minute before as Russia claimed, it added. Russia had blamed Israel for the incident, claiming its plane was used as a cover against the Syrian missiles.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:30 am on 22 Sep
Kim Jong-un gifts mushrooms worth ₹9.7 crore to South Korea
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has gifted pine mushrooms believed to be worth 1.5 billion won (over ₹9.7 crore) to South Korea. The two tonnes of mushrooms will be distributed to 4,000 South Koreans who have been separated from their families in the North. The gift arrived as Kim Jong-un met South Korean President Moon Jae-in during the inter-Korean summit.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:30 am on 22 Sep
200 feared dead as ferry capsizes in Africa's largest lake
short by Nandini Sinha / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
More than 200 people are feared dead after a ferry capsized in Tanzania's Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake, on Thursday. The MV Nyerere ferry, which was reportedly carrying more than 300 people, capsized near the dock on Ukerewe. Over 100 bodies have been retrieved so far, the state media reported.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:11 pm on 21 Sep
Russia planned to rescue Julian Assange from UK: Report
short by Nandini Sinha / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
Russia planned to rescue WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the Ecuador embassy in London last year, the Guardian has claimed. An Ecuadorian diplomat was reportedly Assange's point of contact with Russia. Assange was to be taken out of the embassy in a diplomatic vehicle and transported to another country, but the plan was cancelled after it was deemed too risky.
short by Nandini Sinha / 04:09 pm on 22 Sep
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