US’ Position on Paris Agreement remains Unchanged

Washington DC: The Donald Trump administration’s position on the 2015 Paris Agreement remains unchanged and the United States intends to withdraw from the climate deal as soon as it is eligible to do so, when the COP24 – the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate […]

PSLV Successfully puts HysIS into Orbit

Sriharikota: India put into orbit its own Hyper Spectral Imaging Satellite (HysIS) — an earth observation satellite — in textbook style. The Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Core Alone (PSLV CA) rocket variant lifted off with 31 satellites — the HysIS and 30 foreign satellites. The notable aspect of the rocket mission is the placing […]

Sabarimala: No one will be stopped, DGP

Thiruvananthapuram: Tension prevailed on Wednesday morning in Kerala at Nilakkal, the main gateway to Sabarimala, after the police used force to disperse devotees opposing the entry of girls and women of menstrual age into the hill shrine. Acting tough, the police, deployed in large numbers in Nilackal, some 20 kms away from the Sabarimala hilltop, […]

Nineteen killed in blast targeting Sikh minority in Afghanistan

Jalalabad: An explosion hit the centre of the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 19 people, including several members of the small Sikh minority, provincial government officials said. The blast, hours after President Ashraf Ghani had opened a hospital in Jalalabad, damaged shops, and buildings around Mukhaberat square in the city, […]

Andrés Manuel López Obrador Wins Mexican Presidential Election

Mexico City: Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the leftist former mayor of Mexico City, won Mexico’s presidential election by a large margin on Sunday, upsetting the nation’s political establishment. His party, Morena, did not exist during the last presidential election, and he defeated two other candidates from parties that have ruled Mexico for the past century. […]

More than 100 killed in Cuba airliner crash

Havana: A Cuban state airways plane with 110 passengers and crew on board crashed shortly after taking off from Havana on Friday, killing all but three people on board in a mass of twisted and smoldering fuselage. Cuban state media reported that three women had been pulled alive from the mangled wreckage and were in […]

Collegium sticks to Justice Joseph as SC judge

New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium took an in-principle decision to reiterate its recommendation for the elevation of Uttarakhand High court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph to the top court. The collegium decided it will resend its January 10 “unanimous” recommendation for Justice Joseph’s elevation, along with other names from Calcutta, Rajasthan, and Telangana and Andhra […]

Congress, BJP lock horns in Karnataka’s triangular poll contest

Bengaluru: The ruling Congress and the opposition BJP have locked horns to outsmart each other in the Karnataka assembly election on Saturday, with the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) making the contest triangular. “If the Congress is desperate to retain power defying anti-incumbency, the BJP is impatient to return to power in south India after losing badly […]