Washington: US technology trade groups representing Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google have urged the Trump administration to retain an Obama-era rule that allows some spouses of H-1B visa holders, including Indians, to also work legally in America.
Published 19-Jan-2018 12:35 IST | Updated 13:34 IST
Lima: Pope Francis is in Peru on a three-day official and apostolic visit. He arrived here on Thursday and his tour would take him to the Amazon city of Puerto Maldonado, as well as Trujillo, Efe news reported. The pontif was in Chile earlier, on the first leg of his six-nation Latin American trip.More
Published 19-Jan-2018 12:27 IST
Los Angels: A former US Republican lawmaker was sentenced to 18 years in prison for drug trafficking, officials said. Michael Lange, 57, will spend 216 months in prison for two felony drug distribution charges, according to a sentence issued by Susan Watters, a US district judge of the MontanaMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 12:26 IST
Quito: A former Ecuadorian President has said the current administration's decision to grant citizenship to WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange "will not convince the British to let him exit the UK". "If that was the Foreign Ministry's strategy, they're quite naive. You could give him the Pope'sMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 11:35 IST
Pyongyang: North Korea has accused the US of plotting to provoke another Korean War by convening a foreign ministers' meeting in Vancouver, Canada. "The US, in collusion with Canada, created the scene of war simulation by summoning the foreign ministers' meeting of the countries participated in theMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 10:54 IST
Washington: To provide safe and plentiful energy for future robotic and human missions for Mars and beyond, NASA is conducting experiments on Kilopower -- a small nuclear reactor that can generate a reliable power supply. This pioneering space fission power system could provide up to 10 kilowatts ofMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 10:39 IST
United Nations: The UN has called for a new push for nuclear disarmament amid concerns over the North Korean crisis and bilateral spats between Russia and the US. The threat posed by weapons of mass destruction continued and were also increasing, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned onMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 09:52 IST
United Nations: The cases of sexual harassment and assault are rife in the UN offices around the world, with offenders enjoying impunity in a culture of flawed grievance system, a media report said on Friday.
Published 19-Jan-2018 09:47 IST
Los Angeles: The parents accused of holding their 13 children in shackles at a California home have pleaded not guilty. David Turpin, 56, and Louise Turpin, 49, are facing charges of torture, abuse and false imprisonment, BBC reported on Thursday.
Published 19-Jan-2018 09:46 IST | Updated 09:52 IST
Iquique (Chile): Pope Francis married two Chilean flight attendants on Thursday while travelling aboard the papal plane from Santiago to the northern city of Iquique.
Published 19-Jan-2018 09:28 IST
Washington: The United States has called for Hafiz Saeed's prosecution "to the fullest extent of the law", following Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's remark that no action could be taken against the UN-designated terrorist. Abbasi, during an interview to Geo TV on Tuesday, referredMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 09:25 IST | Updated 14:17 IST
Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is pregnant. Ardern said she and her partner, Clarke Gayford, were expecting their child in June, after which she planned to take a six-week break, BBC reported.
Published 19-Jan-2018 09:22 IST
Washington: US President Donald Trump has appeared to undercut his party's attempts to reach a budget deal with Democrats, on the eve of a possible government shutdown. In a tweet, the Republican president criticised a sweetener added to the spending bill by congressional leaders to win DemocraticMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 09:21 IST
New Delhi: Global aerospace major Boeing on Thursday said that the "challenges for MRO" (maintenance, repair or overhaul) sector in India are infrastructure and land acquisition.
Published 19-Jan-2018 09:06 IST
Sydney: Two teenage swimmers were rescued on Thursday with the help of a drone recently launched by the lifeguard service in Australia. The remote-controlled device carried a rescue pod to the two teenagers -- aged 15 and 17 -- around 700 metres from a beach in Australia, in Lennox Head, a coastalMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 07:55 IST
New Delhi: China is a "disruptive transitional force" in the Indo-Pacific region, Admiral Harry Harris, the commander of the US Pacific Command, said on Thursday in an apparent reference to maritime disputes in the South China Sea. He asked how defensive would Vietnam, Malaysia and the PhilippinesMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 07:03 IST | Updated 07:05 IST
London: Britain's Indian-origin 'chicken king', Ranjit Singh Boparan, has been told off for sending boxes of biscuits to MPs investigating his company over a hygiene scandal.
Published 18-Jan-2018 22:23 IST
Mumbai: Moshe Holtzberg, who as a toddler survived the terrorist attack on Chabad House in south Mumbai in November 2008, prayed at the synagogue there on Thursday for the miracle which kept him alive, his grandfather had said.
Published 18-Jan-2018 22:08 IST
London: An India-born doctor was on Thursday sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting four women patients at his UK surgery between 2008 and 2015. Jaswant Rathore was found guilty of conducting unnecessary massages on the patients at his Castle Meadows Surgery in Dudley, in the WestMore
Published 18-Jan-2018 21:10 IST
Lahore: Bhagat Singh should be accorded Pakistan's highest gallantry award 'Nishan-e-Haider' and his statue be installed at Lahore's Shaadman Chowk where he was hanged 86 years ago, an organisation working to prove the legendary freedom fighter's innocence in a court has demanded. Singh was hangedMore
Published 18-Jan-2018 18:59 IST

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