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PM Narendra Modi meets with Portuguese counterpart

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held talks with his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa and discussed ways to further intensify bilateral relations. Modi, who arrived here on the first leg of his three- nation tour, said his brief visit will further strengthen relations between India and Portugal. “Advancing bilateral engagements. PM @narendramodi & PM @antoniocostapm discuss […]

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12 dead in massive fire at London residential tower

A huge blaze today engulfed a 24- storey residential tower block in west London housing over 100 families, killing at least 12 people and injuring 74 others, with police suspecting the death toll could rise further. The fire at Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate in Latimer Road was reported at 01:16 local time. […]

6 killed in a blast at Central London
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Central London terror attack: 6 killed and at least 20 injured in blast

On Saturday Six people were killed and at least 20 others were injured in a suspected attack has occurred in Central London, where a van mowed down several people as per police officials. The van rammed into pedestrians and several people were stabbed in central London. In fresh statements from police officials suggest that out of  […]

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President Donald Trump withdraws from Paris Accord, says India, China get advantage

President Donald Trump today announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change and renegotiate the deal that was agreed upon by over 190 countries during the previous Obama administration. Arguing that countries like China and India are benefiting the most from the Paris Agreement, Trump said that the agreement […]

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President Donald Trump to announce decision on Paris deal tomorrow

President Donald Trump today said he will announce his decision on whether the US will withdraw from the Paris climate change accord tomorrow. Trump said he would make the announcement at 12.30 am (3 pm local time) at the White House. Withdrawing from the Paris agreement is one of Trump’s major electoral promises. “I will […]

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Kabul Blast: 20 Killed near diplomatic area

Nine people have been killed and around 90 wounded in a suicide car bombing in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter this morning, a few hundred metres from the Indian embassy. The powerful blast damaged windows and doors of the Indian embassy but External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted that all officials are safe. Thick smoke could be […]

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Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands evacuated

Cyclone Mora made landfall in Bangladesh today damaging several houses and packing winds of up to 117 kilometres per hour after authorities evacuated hundreds of thousands of people from the coastal areas. In a special bulletin, Bangladesh Meteorological Department said the severe cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ moved northwards over North Bay and started crossing Cox’s Bazar- […]

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After Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran to perform in Mumbai on November 19

Move over Justin Bieber, it is Ed Sheeran’s turn to enthrall the Indian fans with his music on November 19. Sheeran’s official website on Wednesday put out a post listing his dates for various cities during his tour of Asia in October and November with Mumbai being one of the stops. The two time Grammy-winning […]

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Donald Trump signs executive order for overhaul of H-1B visa system

Acting on his ‘Buy American, Hire American’ pledge, US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order for tightening the rules of the H-1B visa programme, the most sought-after by Indian IT firms and professionals, to stop “visa abuses”. Trump signed the order that calls for tightening the rules of the programme at the Kenosha, […]

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Australia Abolishes Visa Programme Used Largely By Indians

In an unexpected announcement, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today said the government will replace its popular 457 visa that brings temporary foreign workers to the country with a new version that will recruit only the “best and the brightest in the national interest”. The move to abolish the visa, used by over 95,000 temporary […]