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Raichur to get Karnataka’s secoond IIIT

DHARWAD: The announcement by Union human resources development Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday that an Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) would be established at Raichur has come as an early Christmas gift for the people of Raichur district. It’ll be ...

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ED arrests 7 in Karnataka, seizes Rs 91.94 lakh in new notes

New Delhi: Unearthing a racket involved in the illegal conversion of demonetized notes, the ED has arrested seven alleged middlemen and seized Rs 91.94 lakh in new currency in Karnataka as part of its money laundering probe. Officials said the ...

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Germany’s Merkel backs full-face veil ban. Could U.S. be next?

Raising the possibility of a nationwide ban on burqas, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a tough crackdown on “full veil” religious coverings Tuesday, a move that adds her nation to a growing list of European countries taking steps to limit ...

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At least 67 killed in east China scaffolding collapse

BEIJING | Scaffolding at a construction site in eastern China collapsed into a deadly heap on Thursday, sending iron pipes, steel bars and wooden planks tumbling down on about 70 workers in the country’s worst work-safety accident in over two ...

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56-car China motorway pile-up kills 17 as dozens of vehicles crash

A huge pile-up on a Chinese motorway killed at least 17 people when a total of 56 vehicles crashed into each other in winter weather, state media said. The accident happened in snow and rainy weather in the northern province ...

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Nearly 200 nations agree to cut HFCs to reduce greenhouse gases

Nearly 200 nations hammered out a legally binding deal early Saturday to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, in a major step against climate change. The deal, which includes the world’s two biggest economies and ...

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Karnataka changes dress code for high school girls, replaces skirts with salwar

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government has decided to impose a new dress code for high school girls: Skirts-and-shirts will be replaced by churidhar-kurta or salwar kameez. The move will impact a whopping 6.5 lakh girls studying in the eighth, ninth and ...

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China targets parents in new religion rules for Xinjiang

Parents and guardians in China’s heavily Muslim region of Xinjiang who encourage or force their children into religious activities will be reported to the police, the government said on Wednesday while unveiling new education rules. Hundreds of people have died ...

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Barack Obama says Donald Trump’s comments intolerable for someone applying for job at 7-Eleven store

President Barack Obama has attacked Donald Trump and his recent comments about sexually assaulting women, saying they would be intolerable even for someone applying for a job at a 7-Eleven convenience store. At a rally where he was campaigning on ...

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INDIA VS NEW ZEALAND, 3RD TEST, DAY 4: INDIA BEAT NEW ZEALAND BY 321 RUNS, WIN SERIES 3-0

India completed a series whitewash against New Zealand in the three-match series as R Ashwin once again ran through the visitors batting line-up. Chasing a target of 475 runs, New Zealand could never get started as Ashwin rocked them after ...

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Woman’s hijab pulled down in busy London street in ‘shocking racially-motivated attack’

A Muslim woman in the UK has had her hijab pulled down on a busy street in what seems to be a racially-motivated assault, police officials say. The woman, who was not injured but shocked, was walking in High Road, ...

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Colombia’s President Santos donates Nobel money to conflict victims

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has said he will donate the money from the Nobel Peace prize to help the victims of the 52-year conflict in his country. He was awarded the prize for reaching a peace agreement with the ...

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Trump assails Bill Clinton, vows to jail Hillary Clinton if he wins White House

ST. LOUIS, Oct 10 (Reuters) A defiant Donald Trump attacked former President Bill Clinton for his treatment of women and vowed, if he won the White House, to put Hillary Clinton in jail for operating a private email server while ...

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Hurricane Matthew Kills Almost 900 in Haiti Before Striking U.S.

Hurricane Matthew killed almost 900 people and displaced tens of thousands in Haiti before plowing northward on Saturday just off the southeast U.S. coast where it caused major flooding and widespread power outages. The number of deaths in Haiti, the ...

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