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India, U.S. signs agreements on military communications compatability, COMCASA

India and the United States on Thursday began a new generation of military and security cooperation by signing Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA).

Rupee touches fresh low of 72.11 per US dollar, recovers later

High global crude oil prices, along with fears over an escalation in the trade war and outflows of foreign funds from the country's equity market segment pulled the Indian rupee to a new record low of 72.11 per US dollar.

Rupee slips to a new low; touches 71.79/$

The rupee plunged to a fresh record low of 71.79 to a dollar during the morning trade session on Wednesday.

China’s Belt and Road projectes faces reversal as countries grumble over debt trap

China’s massive and expanding “Belt and Road” trade infrastructure project is running into speed bumps as some countries begin to grumble about being buried under Chinese debt.

IS leader Abu Bakr resurfaces calls on Muslims for waging Jihad
The leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has called on Muslims to wage “jihad” in a purported new audio recording.
Indian, Pakistani Army take part for the first time in the SCO Peace Mission Exercise

For the first time, the militaries of India and Pakistan are taking part in a mega anti-terror drill of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Russia aimed at expanding cooperation among the member countries to deal with the growing menace of terrorism and extremism.

Donald Trump says: US market will meltdown if he's impeached

US President Donald Trump warned Thursday that if he was impeached the US economy would collapse. In an interview aired today, Trump told Fox and Friends, as quoted by AFP, “I will tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor.”

A rise of 15% in people sleeping on streets in UK

The a For a visitor to the U.K., men and women sleeping rough on the streets, both in city centres and in suburban areas, have sadly become an all-too-familiar sight, but figures have shown that the situation has been getting consistently worse. 

British Columbia declares provincial state of emergency due to wildfires

The B.C. government has now declared a provincial state of emergency due to the wildfires burning around the province.

Sir Vidia, Fiery Novelist and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 85

Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul or Sir Vidia, as he was sometimes known after being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990, shot to fame with "A House for Mr. Biswas"

Pro-India group may counter Pro-Khalistan rally in London

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has given permission for a pro-Khalistan rally to take place in Trafalgar Square on Sunday, while a pro-India rally scheduled for the same time and place has been told it is not allowed to go ahead.

Indians among Canada’s asylum seekers

Sukhnam Singh, an asylum seeker, has been putting up at the dormitories of Humber College in Toronto for the past few months. He fled the US after Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants. As students return after vacations, Singh and many like him coming from different ethnicities will have to make way for them.

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh likely to run in BC's Burnaby South bypoll

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is expected to run in British Columbia’s upcoming Burnaby South riding byelection.

Osama's son marries 9/11 hijacker's daughter

Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has married the daughter of Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker and one of the ringleaders of the September 2001 terror attacks in the US, according to the family.

23rd Asian Athletics Championships to be held in April 2019 in Qatar

The 23rd Asian Athletics Championships will be held in Qatar’s capital city of Doha, from April 19 to April 24, 2019