For the best experience use inshorts app on your smartphone
Pak declines request to let PM Modi's plane to fly through its airspace
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Pakistan has rejected a request by India to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plane to fly through the Pakistani airspace for his upcoming visit to the US. PM Modi is scheduled to visit the US from September 21-27. Pakistan had recently denied permission to President Ram Nath Kovind's aircraft to use its airspace during an official visit to Iceland.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:56 pm on 18 Sep
Saudi displays evidence of attack by Iran on its oil plants
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Saudi Arabia on Wednesday displayed wreckage of drones and missiles it said were used in the attacks on two of its oil facilities, calling them "undeniable" evidence of Iran's involvement in the attacks. A total of 25 drones and missiles were used in the attacks launched from Iran, Saudi Arabia said. Yemen-based Houthi rebels had claimed responsibility for the attacks.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:16 pm on 18 Sep
US Navy confirms leaked UFO videos are real
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
The US Navy has acknowledged that three leaked UFO videos are real, calling the objects in these videos "Unidentified Aerial Phenomena" (UAP). The first video of the unidentified object was taken in 2004, while the second and third videos were taken in 2015. The US Navy refused to give details about the locations the videos were shot in.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:34 pm on 18 Sep
Trump to increase sanctions on Iran after attacks on Saudi oil plants
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
US President Donald Trump has ordered the Treasury Secretary to "substantially" increase the sanctions on Iran following the drone attacks on two Saudi oil facilities last week. The US and Saudi Arabia have blamed Iran for carrying out the attacks, which caused the biggest ever sudden disruption to oil production. Iran has, however, denied involvement in the attacks.
short by Nandini Sinha / 08:20 pm on 18 Sep
Super 30 Founder honoured with 'Education Excellence Award' in US
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Super 30 Founder and mathematician Anand Kumar has been felicitated with Education Excellence Award 2019 by non-profit organisation Foundation For Excellence in US's California. At the event, Kumar said, "Indians have been doing wonders in different fields across the globe, including the USA, and it would be immensely satisfying for them to give something back to their society."
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:43 am on 19 Sep
Regret Pak's decision: MEA as Pak denies airspace for PM's plane
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar has said India regrets Pakistan's decision to not allow PM Narendra Modi's plane to fly through its airspace for his upcoming US visit. Kumar added, "Pakistan should reflect upon its decision to deviate from well established international practice, as well as reconsider its old habit of misrepresenting reasons for taking unilateral action."
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:53 pm on 18 Sep
Pakistanis going to India to fight are enemies of Kashmiris: Pak PM
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that anyone from his country who goes to fight in Kashmir "is as an enemy of the Kashmiris". He claimed that India needed just "an excuse to launch crackdown on the people of Kashmir". Khan further promised to raise the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly next week.
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:32 pm on 19 Sep
US Army plays 'Jana Gana Mana' for Indian Army during joint exercise
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
A US Army band played the Indian National Anthem, 'Jana Gana Mana', during a joint exercise between the Indian and US Army at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. A video shows the US soldiers playing the anthem using trumpets and drums. Earlier, the Indian and American soldiers were seen singing and dancing to Indian marching song 'Badluram ka badan'.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 12:36 pm on 19 Sep
At 17.5 million, Indian diaspora largest in the world: UN report
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
India was the leading country of origin of international migrants in 2019 with a 17.5 million strong diaspora, according to new estimates released by the United Nations. Migrants from Mexico constituted the second-largest diaspora (11.8 million), followed by China (10.7 million), Russia (10.5 million) and Syria (8.2 million). The number of international migrants reached 272 million, the UN said.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:14 pm on 18 Sep
Won't accept Pak's $20 charge from Kartarpur pilgrims: Punjab CM
short by Apaar Sharma / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said, "We've informed the Government of India that we'll not accept Pakistan's decision to charge pilgrims $20 as service charge for visiting Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara." Singh was visiting Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur to inspect the progress in the construction of Kartarpur Corridor. He said the project would meet the October 30 deadline.
short by Apaar Sharma / 04:43 pm on 19 Sep
No chance of talks with India on Kashmir until curfew lifted: Pak PM
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that there is no chance of holding bilateral talks with India on Kashmir until the Indian government lifts the "curfew" for people there. "No one has fought for the case of Kashmir like I will," Khan added. The Pakistani Prime Minister's remarks came during the opening of the Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:00 pm on 18 Sep
UK PM Johnson confronted by father of sick child at hospital
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
UK PM Boris Johnson was confronted by a man at a hospital in London over the poor facility there. The man, named, Omar Salem, said his seven-day-old daughter had been "gravely ill" and that the hospital was not doing enough. "You come here for a press opportunity," the man told Johnson, referring to cameras filming the confrontation.
short by Nandini Sinha / 02:37 pm on 19 Sep
Trudeau apologises after pic shows him in brownface makeup at party
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau on Wednesday apologised for wearing brownface makeup to an 'Arabian nights' theme party at a school where he taught 18 years ago. Stating it was a "racist thing to do", Trudeau said, "I'm deeply sorry I did that." A photograph of Trudeau with brown makeup on his face, neck and hands was published by TIME magazine.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:55 am on 19 Sep
Israeli PM to skip UN General Assembly over awaited poll results
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will skip the UN General Assembly session in New York next week over the awaited results of the recently-held general election. It will be the first time Netanyahu has skipped the General Assembly session since 2010. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz will attend the session instead.
short by Nandini Sinha / 03:07 pm on 19 Sep
Leader of Pak PM's party shares stage with US-designated terrorist
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Firdous Ashiq Awan, a leader of Pakistan PM Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, was seen sharing the stage with US-designated global terrorist Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil. She attended the event called the All Parties Kashmir Solidarity Conference with Khalil in Islamabad earlier this week. Awan also serves as the Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:25 pm on 18 Sep
Bermuda judge says mention of sex in murder trial made him 'horny'
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
A now-retired judge in Bermuda was criticised by the British Court of Appeal for saying during a murder trial he was getting "horny" because of the amount of sex mentioned in the case. The lawyer of the defendant who was found guilty of murder, had filed an appeal with the higher court, claiming the judge acted inappropriately during the trial.
short by Nandini Sinha / 05:43 pm on 18 Sep
Iran denies role in attacks on Saudi oil plants in note to US
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Iran sent a diplomatic note to the US denying any role in the attacks on Saudi oil plants. "If any actions are taken against Iran, that action will face an immediate response...and its scope (won't) be limited to just a threat," the Iranian state media said. The note was sent through the Swiss embassy which represents US interests in Iran.
short by Nandini Sinha / 07:10 pm on 18 Sep
18-yr-old US woman threatens to 'shoot 400 people for fun', arrested
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
An 18-year-old American woman has been arrested after she allegedly threatened to "shoot 400 people for fun". Authorities got an anonymous tip that the accused, Alexis Wilson, told her friends and co-workers that she was going to carry out the shooting at her former high school. Authorities seized an AK-47 and a shotgun from Wilson's house.
short by Nandini Sinha / 10:16 pm on 18 Sep
Trump names Robert C O'Brien as new US NSA
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he has named Robert C O'Brien as the US' new National Security Adviser (NSA). O'Brien has been serving as the Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at the US' State Department. He will replace John Bolton, who was fired by Trump earlier this month.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:24 pm on 18 Sep
US man jailed for 16 months for vandalising Gurdwara
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
A 29-year-old American named Artyom Manukyan has been jailed for 16 months for vandalising a Gurdwara in California in 2017. The sentence is concurrent with a penalty Manukyan faces under a previous arson case, the US media reported. Manukyan was previously arrested on suspicion of burglary, grand theft auto and making criminal threats.
short by Nandini Sinha / 06:04 pm on 18 Sep
Rohingyas are Bangladeshis: Myanmar's Suu Kyi told UK's ex-PM Cameron
short by Nandini Sinha / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Former UK PM David Cameron has revealed in his book that Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi had told him in 2013 that Rohingya Muslims in her country "are Bangladeshis". "She became the de facto leader in 2015, and the violence against the Rohingya went on," Cameron wrote. Suu Kyi has been criticised for not acting against the persecution of Rohingyas.
short by Nandini Sinha / 04:08 pm on 19 Sep
EAM Jaishankar to visit Finland, meet its President and PM
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is scheduled to visit Finland between September 19 to 21. Jaishankar will call on Finland's President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Antti Rinne during the visit. They will hold discussions on a "broad spectrum of bilateral relations," the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:28 pm on 19 Sep
China launches probe after panda on loan to Thailand dies
short by Shailesh / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Experts from the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda will investigate the death of 19-year-old Panda Chuang Chuang in Thailand's Chiang Mai Zoo. Chuang Chuang reportedly collapsed in the zoo on Monday after eating bamboo. Chuang Chuang had been on loan to the zoo from China since 2003 along with his mate Lin Hui.
short by Shailesh / 11:27 pm on 18 Sep
Attack on Saudi real test of global will to act: Crown Prince
short by Shailesh / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday said the attack on kingdom's oil facilities posed a "real test of the global will" to confront subversive acts that threaten stability. The September 14 drone attacks on the oil facilities were claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels. However, Saudi Arabia and the US have blamed Iran for carrying out the attacks.
short by Shailesh / 11:24 pm on 18 Sep
Fire in Liberia school leaves at least 27 people dead
short by Shailesh / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
At least 27 people, including many children, died after a fire broke out at an Islamic school in Liberia on Tuesday. "The kids were learning the Quran when the fire broke out," police spokesman Moses Carter said. "My prayers go out to the families of children that died last night," Liberian President George Weah tweeted.
short by Shailesh / 10:36 pm on 18 Sep
Load More
For the best experience use inshorts app on your smartphone