China’s growing clout in internet business worries Indian regulators

Bengaluru: The government is preparing a policy framework to regulate foreign investments more closely in internet and smartphone businesses, especially in view of the increasing Chinese presence in these sectors, said three people familiar with the matter. Government agencies including the defence ministry, information technology ministry and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), besides […]

Donald Trump revokes Obama guidance on race in school admissions

The Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a student’s race into account to promote diversity in admissions. The shift suggests schools will have the federal government’s blessing to leave race out of admissions and enrollment decisions, and it underscores the contentious politics that continue to surround affirmative action policies, which […]

22-Year-Old Driver Stopped By French Police – Then Shot And Killed

Several neighborhoods in the city of Nantes in western France were set ablaze on Tuesday night by dozens of young people wielding small missiles and gasoline-filled bottles, protesting the shooting death of a 22-year-old driver. For several hours, groups wearing bandannas and hoods ran through the streets, smashing store windows and setting fire to various […]

Protester scales Statue of Liberty’s base, forces evacuation

A woman protesting U.S. immigration policy climbed the Statue of Liberty’s base and forced the monument’s evacuation on the Fourth of July hours after several other demonstrators had hung a banner on the statue’s pedestal and had been arrested. About 100 feet (30 meters) aboveground, the climber engaged in a roughly four-hour standoff with police […]

Syria bombardment resumes after ceasefire deal breaks down

Syria bombardment resumes after ceasefire deal breaks down

The Syrian government and its closest military ally – Russia – have intensified their bombing campaign in the southern province of Deraa, after ceasefire deal between rebels and Russians broke down on Wednesday. Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr, reporting from Beirut, said that had airstrikes intensified on Thursday as government troops advanced steadily to recapture lost […]

Leave for India or convert to Islam’: Afghanistan’s Sikhs weigh future after IS?terror attack

  Many among Afghanistan’s dwindling Sikh minority are considering leaving for neighbouring India, after a suicide bombing in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday killed at least 13 members of the community. The victims of the attack claimed by militant group Islamic State included Avtar Singh Khalsa, the only Sikh candidate in parliamentary elections […]

“No Waivers For India”: US On Reducing Oil Imports From Iran

  WASHINGTON: The US is prepared to work with nations that are reducing their oil imports from Iran on a “case-by-case basis”, but will not grant waivers to countries like India and Turkey as it could substantially reduce pressure on sanctions-hit Tehran, according to a senior Trump administration official. Iran is India’s third-largest oil supplier […]

Donald Trump Makes A Surprise Entry At A Wedding In New Jersey

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump surprised the guests as he gate-crashed into a wedding at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster Township in New Jersey during the weekend. He greeted and wished the bride and groom – Gerald Papa and Jenna Buchholtz – and also got pictures clicked with them. The President flew in on […]

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