India and China continue to send the largest number of students to the US with Indians topping the list of those opting for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, a latest report said today. China and India sent 362,368 and 206,698 students respectively in the last one year, the latest 'SEVIS by the numbers' report said.
With China refusing to open the gates to the first batch of about 50 pilgrims scheduled to travel to Kailash Mansarovar through Nathu La in Sikkim, the devotees have returned to Sherthang after waiting for a week. The second batch of pilgrims has been held up in Gangtok.
French President Emmanuel Macron and four eastern European Union leaders sought to smooth relations on Friday after publicly trading barbs over jobs and democratic values. Macron, in power for little more than a month, has vowed to protect French workers from what he sees as "social dumping", in which companies employ cheaper labour, and unfair competition from the poorer eastern European states.
Multiple blasts killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens in two Pakistani cities on the last Friday of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, as officials warned the toll could rise. Authorities said 13 people were killed and 124 wounded when twin blasts tore through a market in Parachinar, capital of Kurram district, a mainly Shia area of Pakistan's tribal belt.
Senior Karnataka Congress leader AH Vishwanath quit the party on Friday after falling out with Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah named to lead the party against the BJP's BS Yeddyurappa for the assembly elections less than a year later. Mr Vishwanath, 67, is the second state leader to walk out this year, a setback for a party that is battling anti-incumbency to try stay in power for the second consecutive term.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the aim of his upcoming visit to the US was building of a "forward-looking vision" for the bilateral partnership and further consolidate the robust and wide-ranging ties.
Tim Morrison and Chris Taber were driving to work along the 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita, California, early Wednesday when they saw a motorcyclist and a silver sedan blaze past them, according to KTLA TV.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly - and often tauntingly - denied that his government interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential race. Earlier this month he said that the cyber campaign might have been the work of "patriotically minded" Russian hackers he likened to "artists" who take to canvases to express their moods and political views.
The security cover of the opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar has been upgraded to the top most 'Z+' category, under which she will have round-the-clock protection of armed security personnel.
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today lauded Indian scientists' contribution to the world's biggest telescope which would enable astronomers to observe the intricacies of the universe from the comfort of the earth.
Edited by Aloke Tikku | Friday June 23, 2017, NEW DELHI
Weeks after the National Investigation Agency carried out raids targetting Kashmiri separatist leaders, the Enforcement Directorate too moved in, registering a case of money laundering against the separatists and the Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed. Also named in the complaint, Hizbul Mujahideen and the Dukhtaran-e-Millat.
Amid renewed speculation that a political career for Rajinikanth is round the corner, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam weighed in today saying the superstar has "every right to come into politics," but would have to earn that place. He also said it was too early to talk about a possible alliance.
The Maharashtra government today entered into an agreement with Ola, under which the cab aggregator will train 20,000 youth to become micro-entrepreneurs in the field of passenger transport in the next five years.