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Gabriel moves up to take career-best 12th place; Dhawan, Vijay also make significant movement
Dubai | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Windies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has made a huge jump to take a career-best 12th position in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after his player of the match effort in the drawn second Test against Sri Lanka in St Lucia, which ended on Monday. ... read..


Russia hopes clairvoyant cat has purrrfect form
ST PETERSBURG | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
All of Russia is praying a furry fortune-teller's form continues as Achilles, the clairvoyant cat of St Petersburg, predicted a second Russian victory in the World Cup. Last week the sleek, white cat predicted a Russian victory and the hosts duly thumped ... read..


Indian corporate to modestly improve on revenue& earnings growth: Moody's
Singapore | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Moody's Investors Service says that Indian non-financial corporates that it rates will show modest improvement in their leverage levels, underpinned by revenue and earnings growth. "The revenue and EBITDA (Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and a ... read..


JGBs little changed after good demand at 30-yr bond auction
TOKYO | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Tuesday after an auction of 30-year JGBs saw good demand as expected, while the market showed no reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump's new tariff threats against China. The auction of 30-year JGBs ... read..


Nepal PM leaves for China visit
Kathmandu | Tuesday, 2018 12:45:05 PM IST
Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Tuesday embarked on a six-day official visit to China, his second trip to a foreign country after India, since taking power in the Himalayan nation. ... read..


Nepal willing to enhance connectivity, cooperation with China: PM
Kathmandu | Tuesday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Nepal is willing to enhance cross-border railroad connectivity, infrastructure development, trade, investment and tourism cooperation with China under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, said here ahead of his vi ... read..


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HONG KONG | Tuesday, Jun 19 2018 IST
Shares of ZTE Corp plunged on Tuesday after the U.S. Senate's passage of a defense bill set up a potential battle with the White House over whether the Chinese telecoms firm can resume business with its U.S. suppliers. This year, the Senate included an am ... read..


16 killed as Afghan Taliban launch attacks after ceasefire (Second Lead)
Kabul | Monday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
At least 16 people were killed on Monday as the Afghan Taliban resumed attacks after refusing to extend a three-day ceasefire that ended on Sunday night, police said. ... read..


Ex-border guards chief to head Bangladesh armed forces
Dhaka | Monday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Bangladesh on Monday picked former border guards chief Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed as the head of the country's armed forces. ... read..


Amazon effect: BOJ says online shopping pushing down core inflation
TOKYO | Monday, Jun 18 2018 IST
The spread of online shopping in Japan is dragging down consumer inflation, the central bank said, highlighting the "Amazon effect" on prices and the challenges policy makers face as they try to pull the world's third-biggest economy out of years of stagn ... read..


Maldives says didn't deny work visas to Indians
Male | Monday, 2018 3:45:07 PM IST
The Maldives Immigration has refuted reports that it is denying work permits to Indian citizens. ... read..


108 migrants from Pakistan get Indian citizenship
Jodhpur | Monday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
A total of 108 migrants from Pakistan received Indian citizenship here in Rajasthan on Sunday. ... read..


Oli's China visit will deepen bilateral ties, hope Ex-Nepal PMs
Kathmandu | Monday, 2018 1:45:07 PM IST
Former Nepal Prime Ministers have expressed the hope that Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China will be instrumental in further deepening bilateral ties between the two countries. ... read..


Oli's China visit instrumental for bilateral ties: Ex-Nepal PMs
Kathmandu | Monday, 2018 1:45:07 PM IST
Former Nepal Prime Ministers have expressed hope that Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China will be instrumental in further deepening bilateral ties between the two countries. ... read..


Taliban resume attacks on Afghan forces as truce ends (Lead)
Kabul | Monday, 2018 1:15:07 PM IST
The Taliban on Monday resumed attacks on Afghan security forces after the armed outfit's three-day ceasefire ended the previous night, police said. ... read..


Taliban bans fighters from visiting government-held areas
Kabul | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
The Taliban on Sunday ordered its fighters not to visit areas controlled by the Afghan government, a day after an attack by the Islamic State terror group against a gathering of insurgents and civilians left 25 dead. ... read..


Nepal PM's China visit to deepen bilateral ties
Kathmandu | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China will deepen bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries, a Communist Party of Nepal (NCP) official said on Sunday. ... read..


UN chief lauds Afghanistan's extension of ceasefire
United Nations | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has welcomed the Afghan government's announcement of a unilateral extension of the ceasefire with the Taliban. ... read..


18 killed, 49 injured in Afghanistan suicide attack (Lead)
Kabul | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
At least 18 people were killed and another 49 injured on Sunday in a suicide attack in the heart of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, a security source said. ... read..


15 killed, 45 injured in Afghanistan suicide bombing
Jalalabad (Afghanistan) | Monday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
At least 15 people were killed and 45 others wounded as an explosion rocked a provincial governor's office after a meeting between Afghan officials and Taliban members here on Sunday, a security official said. ... read..


Taliban announces end to Afghanistan Eid festival ceasefire
Kabul | Monday, 2018 2:45:04 AM IST
A widely welcomed three-day ceasefire between security forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan appears to be over, with the latter saying its militants had been ordered to take up arms again on Sunday night. ... read..


Chandimal pleads not guilty, hearing to take place at end of Test
Dubai | Sunday, Jun 17 2018 IST
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has pleaded not guilty to breaching Article 2.2.9 of the ICC Code of Conduct and, as such, Javagal Srinath of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees will hold a hearing following the conclusion of the St Lucia ... read..


Government ends ceasefire in J&K, dismay in Valley (Roundup)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2018 9:45:08 PM IST
As terrorist activities continued even after a month-long Ramadan ceasefire announcement in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre on Sunday decided not to extend its unilateral initiative, declared on May 16 to coincide with the holy month, evoking dismay among p ... read..


Infinite possibilities in Maldives-China cooperation: Official
Male | Sunday, 2018 9:15:04 AM IST
A top Maldivian official has said that the island nation and China have always enjoyed a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship, which has reached to a historic level over the past few years. ... read..


Afghanistan extends ceasefire with Taliban
Kabul | Sunday, 2018 3:15:04 AM IST
Afghanistan has extended its unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban following an initial truce observed by both sides over the Eid festival period. ... read..


Amelia Kerr big mover in latest WODI rankings
Dubai | Saturday, Jun 16 2018 IST
Amelia Kerr, Lizelle Lee, Dane van Niekerk, and Tammy Beaumont all made significant movement in the latest MRF Tyres ICC Women's ODI Rankings. Kerr, the 17-year-old New Zealand all-rounder, broke the record for the highest individual score in women's ... read..


England in fourth place after beating South Africa 2-1
Dubai | Saturday, Jun 16 2018 IST
England captain Heather Knight was pleased as her side pulled off a 2-1 series victory over South Africa after losing the first match of their ICC Women's Championship series that ended on Friday. ICC Women's World Cup 2017 winners England lost the ... read..


Sri Lanka to tighten environmental law against waste, pollution
Colombo | Saturday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Sri Lanka will strengthen its environmental law against growing industrial pollution, urban waste disposal and illegal buildings, Cabinet spokesperson Gayantha Karunathilleke said on Saturday. ... read..


3 security personnel killed in Pakistan
Islamabad | Saturday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
At least three security personnel were killed when unidentified assailants shot at their vehicle in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Saturday. ... read..


Pakistan marks Eid with religious zeal, fervour
Islamabad | Saturday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Saturday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with religious zeal and fervour. ... read..


Soldier killed in Pakistan sniper fire on LoC
Jammu | Saturday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
An Indian soldier was killed on Saturday in Pakistani sniper fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. ... read..


5 terrorists, 3 soldiers killed on Afghanistan border: Pakistan Army
Islamabad | Saturday, 2018 7:15:04 AM IST
At least five terrorists were killed as Pakistani forces retaliated cross-border attacks by militants from the Afghan side, the Pakistani military said in a statement. ... read..


CM Raje urges fast processing of citizenship to Hindu migrants
Jaipur | Friday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has requested Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for fast processing of pending cases to grant citizenship rights to Hindus who migrated to India from Pakistan, Afghanistan or Bangladesh. ... read..


EU mission to observe Pakistan elections in July
Brussels | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
An European Union electoral observation mission led by Michael Gahler, a German conservative in the European Parliament, plans to observe the July 25 national and provincial assemblies' elections in Pakistan, the EU's diplomatic service said on Friday. ... read..


World Bank gives Bangladesh $700m to improve primary education
Dhaka | Friday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The World Bank approved $700 million on Friday to improve the primary education in Bangladesh. ... read..


Bangladesh's Awami League leader shot dead
Dhaka | Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
A leader of the country's ruling Awami League party was shot dead on Friday by unidentified men while he was heading home after offering prayers in a mosque in Dhaka. ... read..


Pakistan Taliban chief killed in US drone strike (Lead)
Washington | Friday, 2018 6:15:24 PM IST
A US drone strike in Afghanistan has killed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mullah Fazlullah, the man in charge of the outfit operations in the Swat Valley when activist Malala Yousafzai was shot in 2012, the Afghan Foreign Ministry said on Friday ... read..


Nawaz Sharif's wife suffers cardiac arrest
London | Friday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz has suffered a cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a London hospital, her family said on social media. ... read..


Japan's SoftBank to invest up to $100 bln in India solar power project -NHK
TOKYO | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
SoftBank Group Corp has decided to invest $60 billion-$100 billion in a solar power project in India, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday. SoftBank and the Indian government are expected to make an announcement soon after final arrangements ... read..


Pakistan Taliban chief killed in US drone strike: Report
Washington | Friday, 2018 12:15:05 PM IST
Mullah Fazlullah, the leader of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has been apparently killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan's Kunar province, according to an American military official. ... read..


China reshuffles c.bank monetary policy committee, Gov Yi named chief
BEIJING | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
China has reshuffled its central bank monetary policy committee, naming three new academic members and making Governor Yi Gang the panel's chief, the cabinet said on Friday. Yi replaces his predecessor Zhou Xiaochuan, who stepped down in March as governo ... read..


Hong Kong's Victor Li pays $1.3 bln for London office tower
HONG KONG | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
Hong Kong tycoon Victor Li has bought a London office tower for 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion) as he expands his overseas portfolio after taking over the business empire of his billionaire father Li Ka-shing. Property company British Land and a Singapore ... read..


China's May house prices rise 0.7 pct m/m
BEIJING | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
China's new home prices rose 0.7 percent in May from a month earlier, up from a 0.5 percent gain in April and was the highest growth since June 2017, Reuters calculated from National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data published on Friday. On an annual basis, ... read..


Oil holds a narrow range as OPEC meeting looms
TOKYO | Friday, Jun 15 2018 IST
- Oil prices were little changed in early Asian trade on Friday, as investors eyed a key OPEC meeting in Vienna and Saudi Arabia and Russia, architects of a producer deal to cut output, indicated they want production to rise. Brent crude was down 3 cents ... read..


Up to UN Human Rights Council to set up Kashmir probe: Guterres's spokesperson
United Nations | Friday, 2018 10:20:54 AM IST
It is up to the members of the UN Human Rights Council to follow up the recommendation of Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein and set up an international commission to investigate the human rights situation in Kashmir, a spokesman for Sec ... read..


India, Pakistan should meet obligations under international law: Amnesty
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:20:53 AM IST
Both India and Pakistan should fulfil their obligations under international human rights law and end the atmosphere of impunity to rights violations in Kashmir, Amnesty International India said on Thursday. ... read..


Pakistan backs UN call for investigating human rights abuses in J&K
Islamabad | Thursday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Thursday supported a call by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to investigate alleged violations in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Pakistan Sikh activist's 'murderer' arrested
Peshawar | Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The alleged murderer of Sikh rights activist and inter-faith harmony advocate Charanjit Singh was arrested by Peshawar regions Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) on Thursday. ... read..


UN calls for probe into human rights violations in J&K, India rejects (Lead)
Geneva/New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
Indian and Pakistani security forces used "excessive" force in both sides of Jammu and Kashmir, killing and wounding civilians since 2016, a UN body said on Thursday, in a first-ever report calling for an international investigation into alleged violation ... read..


ICC names unchanged Elite Panel for 2018-19 season
Dubai | Thursday, Jun 14 2018 IST
The International Cricket Council has named an unchanged Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Umpires and Match Referees for the 2018-19 season. The announcement regarding the retention of the panel, for the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, was made foll ... read..


India rejects UN report on human rights in J&K
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
India on Thursday rejected as "fallacious, tendentious and motivated" the first ever report on human rights in Kashmir released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (OHCHR). ... read..


UN calls for probe into human rights violations in Kashmir
Geneva | Thursday, 2018 4:15:05 PM IST
Indian and Pakistani security forces used "excessive" force in both sides of Jammu and Kashmir, killing and wounding civilians since 2016, the UN said on Thursday, in a first-ever report calling for an international investigation into alleged violations i ... read..


Pakistan SC bars Musharraf from contesting election
Lahore | Thursday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday withdrew a conditional permission earlier granted to former President Pervez Musharraf to contest the upcoming general election after his counsel informed that the former military chief was unable to return to the coun ... read..


India expresses dismay over Maldives political situation
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
India on Thursday expressed over the political situation in the Maldives where former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and Supreme Court Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed have been sentenced to long terms in prison. ... read..


2018 FIFA World Cup: protect your health and score
Russia | Thursday, Jun 14 2018 IST
With the 21st edition of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup in 11 cities of the Russian Federation which will kick off from June 14, many people across the world are waiting eagerly to fly to the Russian Federation an ... read..


China says exporters front-loading shipments on changes in trade environment
BEIJING | Thursday, Jun 14 2018 IST
Chinese exporters are front-loading their shipments due to changes in the international trade environment, China's commerce ministry spokesman Gao Feng said on Thursday amid rising trade tensions with the United States. Gao, who made the comment during ... read..


Japan to join EU in WTO talks on U.S. steel tariffs
TOKYO | Thursday, Jun 14 2018 IST
Japan is seeking to join the European Union in its push to set up dispute resolution talks with the United States over Washington's steel and aluminium tariffs, under the World Trade Organisation framework, a government source said. The Japanese governme ... read..


SC orders Musharraf to return to Pakistan by June 14
Lahore | Thursday, 2018 9:50:55 AM IST
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered former President Pervez Musharraf to return to the country by Thursday as it delivered a withering rebuke for his continued absence from court. ... read..


Sulabh founder receives Japan's Nikkei Asia Prize
Tokyo | Thursday, 2018 9:50:55 AM IST
Social worker Bindeshwar Pathak, the man behind low-cost toilet revolution 'Sulabh Sauchalya, was on Wednesday honoured with Japans prestigious Nikkel Asia Prize for his contribution towards culture and community. ... read..


Taliban offer direct negotiations with US
Kabul | Thursday, 2018 9:50:55 AM IST
Taliban supreme leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada has offered direct negotiations with the US in a bid to end the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan. ... read..


Four BSF troopers killed in Pakistan firing on J&K border (Lead)
Jammu | Thursday, 2018 9:50:53 AM IST
Four BSF troopers, including an Assistant Commandant, were killed and three others injured on Wednesday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. ... read..


Four BSF troopers killed in Pakistan firing on J&K border
Jammu | Thursday, 2018 9:50:53 AM IST
Four BSF troopers were killed and three others injured on Wednesday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan Rangers on the international border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Nepal's PM to visit China next week
Beijing | Thursday, 2018 9:50:53 AM IST
Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Oli will pay a five-day official visit to China, his second trip to a foreign country after India, since taking power in the Himalayan nation. ... read..


Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violation
Islamabad | Thursday, 2018 9:50:53 AM IST
Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Indian Acting Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh to condemn the "unprovoked ceasefire violations" by Indian troops across the Line of Control (LoC) which it said killed one civilian. ... read..


BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting
Jammu | Thursday, 2018 8:45:04 AM IST
India's Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistan Rangers held a flag meeting to maintain peace and tranquility on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, an official statement said on Thursday. ... read..


Russia's psychic cat Achilles picks home team for World Cup opener
ST PETERSBURG | Wednesday, Jun 13 2018 IST
Want to know who will win the first match of the World Cup? The cat's out of the bag: it's Russia. At least that's the prediction of Achilles, a cat in St Petersburg reputed to have psychic powers. Offered a choice of two bowls of food, the white feline h ... read..


Pakistan EC rejects plea to register Saeed's MML
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
In a blow to 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's political ambitions, the Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday rejected an application to register his Milli Muslim League (MML) as a political party. ... read..


Nepal's PM to visit China on June 19 (Lead)
Beijing/Kathmandu | Wednesday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli will pay a five-day official visit to China from June 19, his second trip to a foreign country after India since taking power in the Himalayan nation. ... read..


Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's footwear reaches Bangladesh for celebrations
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2018 6:15:05 PM IST
The silver wrapped 'footwear' of 16th century Vaishnava saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has been taken to Chittagong in Bangladesh for a religious festival, said the secretary of a historical society in Nabadwip in West Bengal on Wednesday. ... read..


Four BSF troopers killed in Pakistan ceasefire violation (Second Lead)
Jammu | Wednesday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
Four Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were killed and five others injured on Wednesday in an unprovoked Pakistan ceasefire violation on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Toshiba sets $6.3 bln share buyback with proceeds of chip unit sale
TOKYO | Wednesday, Jun 13 2018 IST
Toshiba Corp unveiled a higher-than-expected $6.3 billion stock buyback that sent its shares up as much as 11 percent, as the Japanese firm followed up on a pledge to share proceeds from an $18 billion sale of its memory chip business. Its announcement o ... read..


Afghan national held with foreign currencies in Kerala
Kochi | Wednesday, 2018 12:15:23 PM IST
An Afghan national travelling from Delhi to Dubai was taken into custody by the Customs officials at the Kochi airport on Wednesday after it was found that he was carrying foreign currencies worth Rs 10 crore. ... read..


Toyota to invest $1 bln in Southeast Asian ride hailing firm Grab
SINGAPORE | Wednesday, Jun 13 2018 IST
Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to invest $1 billion in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab as a lead investor in the company's ongoing financing round, which was launched after it bought the regional business of Uber Technologies Inc. The investment by ... read..


Toshiba unveils $6.3 bln share buyback after completing massive chip deal
TOKYO | Wednesday, Jun 13 2018 IST
Toshiba Corp announced a planned share buyback of around 700 billion yen ($6.33 billion), following up on a pledge to share the windfall from an $18 billion sale of its memory chip business which closed earlier this month. Shares of the company rose 7 pe ... read..


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