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Ethiopian Prime Minister wins Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the 100th Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to resolve his country's conflict with...


Congress issues clarification after furore over its UK chapter discussing Kashmir with Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn had said that he met members of the Congress party’s UK chapter and discussed the “human rights situation” in Kashmir.


In a 14-hour press conference, Ukraine President says Trump did not try to blackmail him

Zelenskiy said that he was open to an investigation into any alleged Ukrainian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election.


Nobel Prize for Literature 2018 and 2019 awarded to Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke respectively

There were two Nobel prizes handed out this year, due to the sexual assault scandal that hit the Swedish Academy which picks the winners in...


India, Singapore among 34 nations that have paid UN dues ahead of deadline

India, Singapore, and 34 other United Nations (UN) member states paid their regular budget dues in full and on time to the world...


97-year-old wins Nobel Prize for Chemistry along with two others for Lithium-ion batteries

John B Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino have won the Nobel for developing lithium-ion batteries used in mobile phones,...


Two Indian-origin entrepreneurs in Fortune’s 2019 ‘40 under 40’ list

Two Indian-origin entrepreneurs were among those named by US business publication Fortune in its annual list of the 40 most influential and...

Corporate NRI Stories

Singapore tops world competitiveness ranking, India ranks 68th

Singapore has overtaken the United States (US) to top the Global Competitiveness Index 2019, which is compiled by Geneva-based World...


Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Canadian-American cosmologist and two Swiss scientists

James Peebles won for his theoretical discoveries in cosmology while Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz were honoured for finding an exoplanet...


Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to three US, UK researchers

The trio won the Nobel for discoveries on how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability, paving the way for new cancer treatments.


HSBC plans job cuts of up to 10,000, comprising mainly high-paid roles: Reports

With HSBC's interim CEO Noel Quinn seeking to reduce costs across the banking group, this is the bank's most ambitious attempt in years to...


17-year-old activist from Rajasthan wins Gates Foundation’s ‘Changemaker Award’

Payal Jangid was given the award in recognition of her work towards the abolition of child marriage in her village and other neighbouring...


Malaysian Sikh biker club to ride from Kuala Lumpur to Pakistan to raise funds for children with cancer

A group of 17 Malaysian Sikh bikers from the Santana Riderz Malaysia Club will be embarking on a 16,000 km journey from Malaysia to Pakistan...


Indian diaspora the largest in the world at 17.5 million: UN report

The report also says that the number of migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million, up from 221 million in 2010.


Kartarpur Corridor to be opened for Indian pilgrims on November 9: Pakistan

The neighbouring countries have come to an agreement that Pakistan will allow 5000 Sikh visitors per day.


India, Singapore and Thailand’s trilateral naval exercise begins

The five-day-long exercise is aimed at bolstering the maritime inter-relationships amongst Singapore, Thailand and India.


Jaishankar inaugurates PhD programme at IITs for ASEAN students

The government will spend INR 300 crore on the PhD fellowship programme which will select 1,000 students in three batches in the next three...


“Deeply concerned” says UNHRC on Kashmir, raises Assam issue as well

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday said that it was “deeply concerned” about human rights violations in Kashmir as severe...


Singapore ranked 40, New Delhi and Mumbai not in top 100 in the 2019 Global Liveability Index

The Economist Intelligence Unit's 2019 Global Liveability Index assesses 140 cities across the globe.


Singapore Airlines bans certain old MacBook Pro models on flights

Certain older models of 15-inch MacBook Pros have been banned on all Singapore Airlines (SIA) flights.


Trump offers to mediate on Kashmir again, says it’s a “complicated place”

US President Donald Trump has once again offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, saying it is a "very...


Trump speaks to Modi and Imran Khan, tweets “tough situation, good conversations”

United States President Donald Trump has urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart, Imran Khan to work towards...


UN Security Council to hold rare closed-door meeting on Kashmir today

In a first since 1965, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is scheduled to hold a closed door meeting on Kashmir later today.


Pakistan asks UN Security Council to meet over India’s Kashmir decision

Pakistan on Tuesday asked the United Nations Security Council to convene a meeting over India's decision to revoke the special status given...


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