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Rajan named by FT as possible candidate for Bank of England top job

London:  Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, has been named as one of the possible contenders for the top job at the Bank of England (BoE), according to a report by UK-based Financial Times. “Attracting Raghuram Rajan, the highly respected Chicago-based economist and former Reserve Bank of India Governor, would be […]

Modi, Xi to meet in China on April 27-28

Beijing: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to China to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 27-28, it was announced on Sunday. This was stated by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj after their bilateral talks here. The two leaders said Modi’s trip to the Chinese city of […]

Kabul suicide blast kills 31

Kabul: A suicide bomber blew himself up among a crowd lining up to get access to an election-related registration site in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing 31 people and injuring 54 others, officials said. The blast occurred at around 10 a.m. in front of a school located in Kabul’s Qala-e-Nazir area, Xinhua news agency […]

India calls for ‘quota-based resource base’ for IMF

Washington: Calling for a timely review of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s quota system, India has urged for the creation of a robust quota-based permanent resource base for the multilateral lender to mitigate risks to the international monetary system. The call was made by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his speech at the International […]

India, Britain to boost anti-terror ties, work together in Indo-Pacific

London:  India and Britain on Wednesday condemned terrorism in all its forms and agreed to strengthen cooperation to take “decisive and concerted actions” against globally-proscribed terrorists and terror entities while naming Pakistan-based terror outfits following talks between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Theresa May of Britain. In a significant move, the two sides […]

Comey calls Trump ‘serial liar’, ‘morally unfit’ to be President

Washington:  Former FBI Director James Comey, in his first interview since being fired last May, said that Donald Trump is “morally unfit” to be US President, a “serial liar” who treated women like “meat” and it was “possible” that Russians had material that could be used to blackmail him. In an exclusive interview with ABC […]

Egypt suspends ban on online cab services

Cairo: An Egyptian court has ordered the suspension of a ban on online cab services — Uber and Careem — until their appeal is determined by a higher court. On March 20, Cairo’s administrative court ruled to ban the services of the two companies and stop their online applications, but Saturday’s order suspended the former […]

Trump begins prepping for potential Mueller interview: Report

Washington: US President Donald Trump has begun initial preparations for a potential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller who is currently probing the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a media report said. An informed source told CNN on Friday that the preparation efforts is “in its infancy”. The preparations have been short […]

Nepal PM arrives in Delhi on 3-day visit

New Delhi: Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli arrived here on Friday on a three-day visit — his first foreign trip after he returned to power in February for a second time. Oli and his wife Radika Shakya were received by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the airport here. Oli’s first foreign visit to India […]

N.Korea may have stopped its n-reactor, satellite images show

Seoul: North Korea may have stopped operatiing in its only nuclear reactor, a website specialising in North Korean affairs said on Thursday, ahead of an upcoming summits with South Korea and the US in which possible denuclearisation of the Pyongyang regime is expected to be discussed. According to an analysis of satellite images taken on […]

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