Whatever pleasure we gain by detachment from the world, could never be gained by our attachment to it.
Japanese team, remembering WWII deaths, meets Najma Heptulla
IMPHAL: 10-member Buddhist delegation from Japan, led by Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura, called on governor Najma Heptulla at Raj Bhavan here on Wednesday. Nakamura said the main purpose of the delegation, which arrived in the state a couple of days ago, is to pray for Japanese and Indian soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in World War II.
Peace, Tranquility Along Border Essential For Smooth Bilateral Ties: India To China
Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj discussed the Doklam episode with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during their bilateral meeting and reiterated that peace and tranquility in the border areas were essential pre-requisites for smooth relations.
Suicide bomber attacks Somalia police academy; casualties reported
MOGADISHU: A suicide bomber blew himself up inside the main police academy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Thursday with several people feared dead, police said.
Pakistan SC orders cement factory to refill historic Katas Raj temple’s pond within a week
Pakistan Supreme Court yesterday ordered a cement plant to fill up the historic Katas Raj temple’s pond within a week after reports emerged that it is drying out due to water consumption by nearby cement factories, according to a media report. A three-member Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, is hearing a suo motu case based on media reports that the Katas Raj pond in Punjab province is drying out due to water consumption by nearby cement factories, Dawn News reported.
Despite Tillerson overture, US says not right time for N Korea talks
No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behaviour, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s offer to begin talks with Pyongyang any time and without pre-conditions.
Jacob Zuma to step down as ANC chief: Allegations of corruption have dogged South African president for years
Johannesburg: South Africa's jovial leader Jacob Zuma is a former herdboy who fought in the anti-apartheid struggle and has held onto the presidency despite a plethora of scandals.
Why 'feminism' has been crowned word of the year
This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year for 2017 is 'feminism'.
Vladimir Putin to address Russian media today, first time after announcing candidacy for 2018 presidential election
Moscow: Russian president Vladimir Putin will hold an annual press conference on Thursday, his first major public appearance since announcing he would seek a new six-year term in March 2018 elections.
US has elevated its relationship with India: Rex Tillerson
The United States has elevated its engagement with India as part of its effort of free and open Indo-Pacific, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said. “As part of the free and open Indo-Pacific, we have elevated our engagement with India,” Tillerson said.
New York bombing: US prosecutors slap charges against suspect Akayed Ullah, accuse him of backing Islamic State
New York: US prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against the suspect in Monday’s attempted suicide bombing in one of New York City’s busiest commuter hubs, accusing him of supporting a foreign terrorist organisation.