NEW DELHI - "It's genuine friendship", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he greeted "my friend Prime Minister Modi" and the people of India on the occasion of its 73rd Independence day. Posting a video on Twitter of his meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Israeli Prime Minister said: "To my friend Prime Minister Modi and...
LAHORE - The Hindu community in Pakistan's Sindh province has rejected the abrogation of special status of Jammu and Kashmir by the Modi government and called it blatant terrorism. The News International reported Minister for Minorities Affairs Hari Ram Kishori Lal, special assistants to Sindh Chief Minister Dr Khatu Mal Jeevan, Veerji Kolhi, MNA Dr Mahesh Malani and...
NEW DELHI - Each day as the sun rises in South Delhis Neb Sarai, an un-authorised colony of the capital city, every household in the area goes to 'war' for water. A colony, having underground water as its key source and bore wells the only means to draw it, is facing a major crisis as the groundwater levels are depleting at an alarming rate of 10cm per year.
BENGALURU - Global software major Infosys' co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy on Thursday congratulated his son in-law Rishi Sunak on his appointment as Minister in the new Boris Johnson-led British government. "Our advice to our children, including Rishi, has been to work hard, be honest and do good for society. We wish him well," Murthy told IANS in a statement here.
NEW DELHI - India on Monday rebuffed US President Donald Trump's offer to mediate on the Kashmir issue, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had never made such a request to him, and stressed that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are "discussed only bilaterally". "We have seen the US President's remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate,
NEW DELHI - At a time when "deepfake" videos become a new threat to users' privacy, a team of Indian-origin researchers has developed Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven deep neural network that can identify manipulated images at the pixel level with high precision. Realistic videos that map the facial expressions of one person onto those of another -- known as "deepfakes",
NEW DELHI - While the US House Foreign Affairs Committee countered President Donald Trump's tweet on Hafiz Saeed saying that the Mumbai attacks mastermind was roaming around freely in Pakistan, India on Thursday said it viewed his tweet in the context of growing counter-terror cooperation between India and the US. President Trump tweeted after the arrest...
NEW DELHI - The expensive gift that you kept for your overseas cousin or friend may attract tax from this year with the Budget 2019-20 proposing to impose withholding tax all such transfers, plugging an earlier loophole that allowed its tax- free treatment. The Finance Bill 2019 has imposed tax on any sum of money paid or any property situated in India,
HYDERABAD - A US-based software engineer from Hyderabad was killed after a four-wheeled All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) he was riding overturned at a resort in Telangana's Vikarabad district, police said on Wednesday. Arvind Kumar Peechara, 45, was riding the bike in the Hills and Valley Adventures Resort at Godamaguda near Hyderabad when the incident occurred on Monday.
NEW DELHI - India has registered a strong protest at Pakistan governments refusal to grant visa to an "official jatha" comprising 87 pilgrims who wanted to go there on the martyrdom day of Sikh Guru Arjan Dev, sources said here on Friday. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had requested for the visas for the pilgrims under the bilateral Protocol on Visit to Religious Shrines,