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A new report shows that Israeli forces have destroyed some 5,000 Palestinian houses in Jerusalem al-Quds since the Tel Aviv regime’s occupation of the Palestinian territories in 1967.
Indians, it appears, are getting unhappier by the year, while their not-so-well-off neighbours in Pakistan are becoming more joyful, shows the latest United Nations ranking of the world's happiest countries.
More than a dozen people were missing after a Senegalese military helicopter crashed late Wednesday in the south of the country, an army spokesperson said.
The Iranian foreign minister, heading a political delegation, left here for Baku to take part in a quadripartite meeting between Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia.
To begin with, Akhilesh decided to maintain a safe distance from Congress to keep those party workers in good humour who were unhappy over their alliance for the 2017 assembly polls.
TB Budget: The first budget of the Tamil Nadu government after last year's merger of Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minsiter O Panneerselvam-led AIADMK camps will be presented today
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) says the government in Abuja plans to keep the movement's leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, and his wife Zeenah in detention until they die.
Police stormed a riot-torn prison in Bolivia early Wednesday, killing six inmates in an operation that also left two dozen people injured, authorities said.
The Iranian ambassador to Belarus and Belarusian minister of industries examined ways of expanding mutual cooperation in a meeting in Minsk Wednesday simultaneous with the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
The meeting of the coordination committee for development of South West Route was held in Warsaw with participation of representatives of the railway companies of Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine and Poland.
The success of the SP-BSP partnership in defeating an invincible-looking BJP in UP by-elections may trigger an inexorable move towards the politics of ‘grand alliance’ — regional parties along with Congress joining hands to thwart a common enemy.
In their appeal in the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi high court decision to grant interim relief to Karti Chidambaram in a Prevention of Money Laundering Act case, the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) have detailed the “gross abuse of process of law” and how pieces in a maze were made to fall into place, setting the stage for relief.
In a first such move, the Centre has approved the maximum speed limit on urban roads at 70 km per hour (kmph) for cars, 60 kpmh for cargo carriers and 50 kmph for two-wheelers. However, state governments or local authorities can specify reduced speed limits for each category considering the safety of other road users.
Coincidentally, Einstein was born on March 14 (in 1879), the date on which Hawking died. Equally remarkably, Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 — exactly 300 years after the death of another great scientist, Galileo Galilei.
Speaking on the PNB fraud for the first time, Urjit Patel said, “We at RBI also feel the anger, hurt and pain at the banking sector frauds and irregularities. These practices amount to looting of our country’s future by some in the business community, in cahoots with some lenders.”
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ousted BJP leader Subramanian Swamy from being a part of the politically and communally sensitive case relating to the Hindu-Muslim ownership battle over the 2.77 acre Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi disputed plot.
BJP suffered a huge setback on Wednesday when it lost the prestige bypolls for Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats in UP to the SP-BSP alliance, and could not take advantage of its resurrected alliance with JD(U) to wrest the Araria Lok Sabha seat in Bihar from RJD.
The city, with uncleared garbage, bad roads, broken footpaths, unmindful traffic, bad air and governance that has to yet reach most citizens, ranks first among 23 cities from 20 states in the Annual Survey of India's City-System (ASICS) for 2017, making it the best governed in the country.
The United States launched a challenge on Wednesday at the World Trade Organization to Indian export subsidies, saying they hurt US manufacturers by letting Indian exporters sell goods more cheaply, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, who had attributed SP's victory in Gorakhpur and Phulpur to support from BSP and some local parties, spent some at the BSP supremo's residence.
The shocker for the BJP came days after its surprise win in three northeastern states, including Tripura, where it scripted history, demolishing the Left citadel of 25 years and forming its first government in the state.
After his party wrested both the seats from the formidable BJP, Akhilesh Yadav said the elections were a "mandate on both the governments at the Centre and the state...people have come together to bring BJP's burey din (bad days)".
India defeated Bangladesh by 17 runs to book their slot in the summit clash of the Nidahas Trophy Tri-Series on Wednesday. Young spinner Washington Sundar produced his career-best figures of three for 22 to help India register a comfortable victory.
At least nine people have been killed and over 20 others injured in a bomb blast that ripped through a police checkpoint on the outskirts of the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
The British government has appointed a new ambassador to Tehran in the wake of an attack on Iran’s embassy in London last week.
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has announced that an investigation into a bomb attack that targeted Palestinian Authority’s Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah during a visit to the Gaza Strip has been widened so that authorities could determine who was behind the anti-reconciliation move.
Thousands of students across the United States have walked out of classrooms to protest against gun violence prompted by a deadly rampage at a high school in the state of Florida last month.
A US-educated former Kazakh economy minister once viewed as leading a crop of young modernizers in the oil-rich country was convicted Wednesday of corruption charges and handed a 10-year prison sentence.
Yemeni army soldiers, supported by fighters from allied Popular Committees, have shot dead more than a dozen pro-Saudi militiamen loyal to resigned Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in the kingdom’s southwestern border region of Asir.
Iran’s media say the country’s national airline Iran Air has signed an agreement with a Chinese company to provide funding for the company’s plane purchase campaigns – most notably those pursued with Airbus and Boeing.
The European Union has warned Africa and other countries of introducing a tougher visa regime if they refuse to readmit economic migrants.
Prime Minister Theresa May said the biggest expulsions from London in 30 years would degrade Russian intelligence capabilities in Britain for years to come.
Get live score updates of 5th T20I match of Nidahas Trophy between India and Bangladesh on Times of India
Get live score updates of 5th T20I match of Nidahas Trophy between India and Bangladesh on Times of India
The bypolls had to be held after UP CM Adityanath and deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya vacated their Lok Sabha seats of Gorakhpur and Phulpur, respectively, upon being elected to the state Legislative Council last year after Assembly elections.
Accepting the defeat of his party in the Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypolls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that this result was a lesson for his party. Yogi was a five time MP from Gorakhpur before vacating the seat in 2017 after being appointed UP CM.
OPEC on Wednesday raised its forecast for non-member oil supply this year to almost double the growth predicted four months ago as higher prices spur US shale drilling, offsetting OPEC-led output cuts and a collapse in Venezuelan production.
Iran and France built and assembled two new solar power plants in Tehran with the total capacity of producing 17 MW of electricity.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said the replacement of US Secretary of State is a continuation of shakeups in Donald Trump’s government, playing down its impact on Washington’s Iran policy and the fate of the 2015 nuclear deal.
A Russian state-owned oil company, Zarubezhneft, is to sign two major contracts with National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) which will see the Russian side exploiting Aban and Western Paydar oilfields in a consortium with Dana Energy, a private Iranian oil services company.
Cleveland forward LeBron James had 28 points as part of his 14th triple-double of the season and Kyle Korver scored 22 points in his first start since March 4, 2017, as the Cavaliers blew past the Phoenix Suns 129-107 at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Tuesday.
Iranian Minister of Agriculture Jihad Mahmoud Hojjati on Wednesday survived a vote of no-confidence in the Parliament.
Congratulating the winners of the Lok Sabha by-elections, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said it was clear that people were angry with the BJP and would vote for any non-BJP candidate with the potential to win.
José Mourinho attempted to play down the significance of Manchester United’s exit from the Champions League as former players turned television pundits savaged his side’s limp display against Sevilla.
Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the chairman of Tehran City Council, confirmed receiving the resignation of Tehran’s reformist mayor, Mohammad Ali Najafi, amid conflicting reports over the reason behind his decision.
European Union leader Donald Tusk urged US President Donald Trump on Wednesday not to undermine the sides’ longstanding trans-Atlantic ties by seeking economic gains through punishing trade tariffs.
Iran and Azerbaijan reached an agreement on oil and gas swap on the last day of the latest round of economic talks between the two countries.
Harry Kane is set to return to training in April after suffering an ankle injury against Bournemouth, meaning the Tottenham and England striker should be fit for the World Cup.
Students walked out of classrooms across the United States on Wednesday, waving signs and chanting their demands for tighter gun safety laws, joining a movement spearheaded by survivors of the deadly shooting spree at a Florida high school last month.
Finland is the world's happiest country, according to an annual survey issued on Wednesday that put Burundi at the bottom of the happiness index and found Americans were getting less happy even as their country became richer.
Human Rights Watch called on Saudi Arabia to immediately investigate the claims that authorities physically mistreated prominent people who were arrested last year, and hold those responsible to account.
Britain will expel nearly two dozen Russian diplomats, sever high-level bilateral contacts with Moscow and take both open and covert action against the Kremlin after the poisoning of a former spy, the prime minister said Wednesday, plunging UK-Russian relations into their deepest freeze since the Cold War.
Over 300 people left Syria's Eastern Ghouta district since a humanitarian corridor opened there, RIA news agency cited a representative for Russia's cease-fire monitoring center in Syria as saying on Wednesday.
The experimental narrative style of Iranian films is amazing and Iranian directors have made a difference in the nature of cinema art, an American film expert and university professor said on Wednesday.
The 36th Fajr International Film Festival (FIff) is set to hold a Retrospective of Italian Cinema.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday accused the United States of seeking to partition Syria, saying the US aims to maintain a foothold in the war-torn country for a long time, “if not forever,” using chemical weapons provocations to achieve this objective
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, bruised by half a year of post-election coalition haggling, was Wednesday narrowly confirmed by parliament to her fourth and likely final term at the helm of Europe's biggest economy.
A Congress MLA from Savarkundla, Pratap Dudhat, has been suspended for the entire term by the Gujarat assembly Speaker, Rajendra Trivedi, after he attacked a BJP MLA with a micrphone in the house.
Check all the badminton score updates of All England Open Badminton Championships 2018 matches featuring Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and more.
We have seen actor Aamir Khan sharing lip-lock scenes with his actresses onscreen. We don’t usually see the actor in PDA mode with his wife, Kiran. But on his 53th birthday, the actor surprised us all by kissing his wife not once but twice!
Samajwadi Party workers started playing with colours besides raising slogans to hail the SP-BSP alliance like "Bua-Bhatija Zindabad" and "Jai Akhilesh".
oon after he the Supreme Court (SC) denied him anticipatory bail today, Pune police detained Milind Ekbote, the main accused in the Bhima Koregaon violence on January 1 this year.
Several eminent world leaders and business honchos mourned the demise of physicist Stephen Hawking and paid tributes to him on Twitter.
A World Bank Group initiative is beginning to unblock one of the most stubborn bottlenecks in global finance by steering funds under asset management — particularly in the insurance sector — towards emerging market infrastructure projects.
The UK economy will grow at a slower pace than any other major advanced or emerging nation this year, according to the OECD.
Japan's core machinery orders rebounded in January from a steep decline the previous month, handily beating expectations in a sign that capital spending will continue contributing to economic growth.
When we think of a depressed person, we tend to think of someone who, well, acts sad. The picture we have in our head is of someone who doesn’t want to get off the couch or out of bed, who is eating much less or much more than usual, has trouble sleeping or wants to sleep all the time, who has trouble with usual daily activities, and doesn’t talk much.
Almost one in five over-60s in the UK say they have been targeted by scammers more than 10 times over the past year, a survey found
The Russian oil company Zarubezhneft will sign two agreements with National Iran Oil Company (NIOC), a Russian official said.
State Bank of India has closed as many as 41.16 lakh savings accounts between April-January in the current fiscal year for not maintaining the average monthly balance, reveals an RTI query.
British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking never won a Nobel Prize for his remarkable work, no, not even for his discovery that that 'Black Holes can die'. That was because there was no way to verify it, wrote Timothy Ferris, author of 'The Science of Liberty', in National Geographic magazine.
While canvassing al-Shefounieh town in Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, a Syrian Arab Army unit uncovered a plant that terrorists had used for manufacturing toxic chemicals prior to their defeat.
The famous winged dinosaur Archaeopteryx was capable of flying, according to a new study.
Hawking's death came from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, from which he had suffered since he was 20. Here's what he had to say on climate change, space exploration and more.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had asked its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) to “look into the Shami issue” after his wife Hasin Jahan had levelled match fixing allegations against him.
A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shed light on a novel mechanism that is employed by humans to estimate their relative distance from sound sources.
Iran's LPG shipments recovered to 440,000 tons in March from around 400,000 tons in February, with most of the cargoes destined for China, fixtures from shipping sources showed.
The bodies of 10 victims on board the Turkish business plane that crashed in western Iran were identified 24 hours after DNA tests.
Tehran’s Mayor Mohammad-Ali Najafi has reportedly resigned from his post, citing ill health.
The agreement, which US President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from, has played an important role in addressing Iran’s nuclear program, said a top US general, referring to the 2015 Iran Deal.
Interior Minister of Pakistan Ahsan Iqbal said cooperation in energy sector will be strengthened with the energy resource-rich neighboring Iran.
Iran’s deputy foreign minister said Wednesday that the British government has pledged to increase the security of the Iranian embassy, meanwhile, the trial of attackers on Iran’s embassy is underway.
Militants have attacked a government checkpoint in western Afghanistan, killing at least 10 security forces.