Japan to buy advanced US radar for missile defence system

Japan to buy advanced US radar for missile defence system

  Japanese officials could make their radar choice as early as Monday for two Aegis Ashore batteries it wants to deploy in 2023. That means the purchase can be added to a defence budget proposal slated for release in August, three sources with knowledge of the plan told Reuters, declining to be identified because they […]

Leftist firebrand is Mexico prez after landslide victory

  MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s next president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, said on Monday he will seek to remain in NAFTA along with the US and Canada and that he respects the existing Mexican team renegotiating the trade pact. Lopez Obrador won a landslide election victory on Sunday, getting more than double the votes of his […]

US ban on spouses’ work visa may hurt H1-B holders: Research

  Washington: A new research study indicates that President Trump’s idea of imposing a work ban on spouses of high-skill visa holders may lead 100,000 people to become jobless which will, in turn, affect employers reports Bloomberg. The regulations for H-1B visas permitting workers from abroad to take up employment opportunities in the US for […]

French gang may have used drones before helicopter prison break

The heavily armed commando gang that helped a notorious gangster escape from a French prison by helicopter on Sunday may have used drones to gather information for the daring breakout. Their hijacked helicopter landed in the one prison courtyard not fitted with anti-aircraft netting, suggesting a well-planned operation and several reconnaissance missions, French authorities said. […]

Over 1,500 Mansarovar Pilgrims From India Stuck In Nepal In Bad Weather

  NEW DELHI: Over 1,500 Indian pilgrims who are undertaking the Kailash-Mansarovar yatra are stranded in Nepal due to heavy rain and bad weather. A man from Andhra Pradesh has died in northwestern Nepal’s Hilsa town. The Indian embassy in Kathmandu is monitoring the situation along the route in Simikot, 423 km from capital Kathmandu. […]

Justin Trudeau Denies Groping Reporter At Music Festival Back In 2000

  OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has responded for the first time to an allegation of sexual misconduct dating back almost two decades, saying he does not recall any “negative interactions” on the day in question. The avowed feminist was asked on Sunday to comment on allegations that he had groped a journalist during […]

Donald Trump interviews Indian-American Amul Thapar for SC justice nominee

US President Donald Trump interviewed Indian-American judge Amul Thapar and three other legal luminaries as potential nominees to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, according to American media reports. If nominated and confirmed by Senate, Thapar will be the first Indian-American to be on the bench of the nine-member apex court. While neither the White […]

Part of overbridge in Andheri railway station collapses, rail services hit

  The pedestrian section of an road overbridge collapsed on the railway track between Andheri and Vile Parle in Mumbai at 7.30 a.m. on Tuesday.Four fire engines were pressed into service and fire brigade officials rescued one person from the debris. Search operation was on.Railway officials said services, including long distance trains, wouldl be affected […]