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May 17, 2024 11:05 PM

Nepal PM Prachanda to Seek Fourth Vote of Confidence on May 20

Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has written to the Federal Parliament Secretariat to take a vote of confidence from the House of Representatives on May 20. As per Article 100 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal, the PM should table a motion in HoR for the vote of confidence withi...

May 17, 2024 9:15 PM

India’s exports grow in April despite global disruptions

India's trade deficit is facing limited immediate challenges from ongoing geopolitical uncertainties, although it remains a crucial area to monitor, according to a recent Crisil report on India's trade deficit. Despite these potential disruptions, the forecast for improved trade growth this year by ...

May 17, 2024 7:58 PM

UN boosts India’s 2024 growth forecast citing strong investment, consumption

The United Nations upwardly raised India's economic growth projections for 2024 from 6.2 per cent to 6.9 per cent mainly driven by strong public investment and resilient private consumption, joining IMF that recently upped the country's growth forecast. United Nations, in its mid-year update, title...

May 17, 2024 6:26 PM

Fierce fighting in northern Gaza as Israel defends itself at World Court

Israeli forces battled Hamas fighters in the narrow alleyways of Jabalia in northern Gaza on Friday in some of the fiercest engagements since they returned to the area a week ago, while in the south militants attacked tanks massing around Rafah. Residents said Israeli armour had thrust as far as th...

May 17, 2024 6:06 PM

IIT Delhi Abu Dhabi Campus Announces Admission Guidelines for UG Programs

The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Abu Dhabi campus has unveiled the admission guidelines for its first-ever undergraduate program set to commence in the 2024-25 academic year. Prospective students can secure admission through either the Combined Admission Entrance Test (CAET) 2024 or the Join...

May 17, 2024 5:56 PM

Police caution pilgrims against fraudulent Char Dham registrations

The Uttarkashi Police have warned pilgrims against using fraudulent means to register for the Char Dham Yatra. In a post on X, the police said, "The pilgrimage to Shri Yamunotri and Gangotri Dham is going on smoothly. All the pilgrimage routes are open. However, it has come to our notice that som...

May 17, 2024 4:25 PM

India’s butter chicken battle heats up with new court evidence

With new photographic and video evidence, Indian court battle over the origins of the world famous butter chicken is set to get spicier. Two Indian restaurant chains have been sparring since January at the Delhi High Court, both claiming credit for inventing the dish in a lawsuit that has grabbed t...

May 17, 2024 3:37 PM

North Korea fires multiple short-range ballistic missiles, Seoul says

North Korea fired a number of short-range ballistic missiles towards the sea off its east coast on Friday, South Korea's military said, a day after the U.S. and South Korea conducted joint drills with stealth fighter jets simulating air combat. South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff condemned the laun...

May 17, 2024 3:26 PM

Global stocks drift, China unveils ‘historic’ steps for property

Global stocks eased on Friday after Federal Reserve officials hinted U.S. interest rates may not fall any time soon, while commodities rallied on the back of optimism over a series of measures in China to stabilise its beleaguered property sector. Data on Wednesday showed cooling US consumer price ...

May 16, 2024 11:17 PM

Putin and Xi wrap up talks with tea ceremony in a Beijing park

Russian president Vladimir Putin and president of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping ended negotiations with tea ceremony in Beijing's Zhongnanhai park on Thursday (May 16). Putin arrived early on Thursday for a two-day state visit that will include detailed talks on Ukraine, Asia, energy an...

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