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, […]

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 […]

Rahul accuses Modi of decimating Foreign Policy

Bengaluru: Congress President Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of decimating the Indian Foreign Policy and treated it as an individual exercise. Addressing a press conference here before winding up his campaign in Karnataka, Gandhi alleged that the Prime Minister indulged in personal conversations and did not take the Ministry of External Affairs into […]

Oil prices above $70 since 2014

Washington: U.S. oil rose above $70 a barrel for the first time since November 2014 as traders braced for a re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on the Middle East crude producer Iran. Futures in New York and London jumped as much as 1.4 percent. While President Donald Trump has threatened he’ll pull out of a deal […]

U.S. unemployment falls below 4%

Washington:  U.S. labor market improved somewhat last month, adding a solid 164,000 net jobs while the unemployment rate reached a new milestone, falling below 4% for the first time since 2000, the Labor Department said. But while job growth rebounded from a disappointing March figure that was revised up Friday to 135,000, other aspects of […]