Delhi shivers at 3 degrees C, cold wave continues

Delhi shivers at 3 degrees C, cold wave continues

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New Delhi, Dec 30: The residents of national capital continued to battle a long-lasting cold wave as they woke up to a chilly Sunday morning. The mercury dipped to 3 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season’s average.The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 21 degrees Celsius, and the humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 97
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Trump and China loom over a tumultuous year in Asia

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SEOUL, Dec 29: To judge by the stream of extraordinary images on the Korean Peninsula, you might think 2018 marked the beginning of an elusive peace in one of the world’s last vestiges of the Cold War. Just months after a barrage of threats of missile strikes and personal insults had many fearing the worst,
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Japan approves 126 measures to attract more foreign workers

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TOKYO, Dec 25: Japan’s government on Tuesday adopted a slew of measures to encourage foreign nationals to work in the country and to smooth their integration into society. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged his ministers to do their best to ensure foreign workers are motivated to come — and not only to big cities but
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Pakistan’s former PM sentenced to 7 years for corruption

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 24: A court in Pakistan has sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison for corruption and acquitted him in a second case. Monday’s verdict came after Sharif was removed from power last year over corruption allegations. Sharif, who was serving his third stint as prime minister, has denied any
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Trump upset: US dollar falls amid Fed’s rate hike decision, stronger euro

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New York, Dec 20: The US dollar dipped as the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by a quarter point, paring some of the sharp losses of the greenback in the previous sessions.Following the Fed’s decision to raise its benchmark overnight lending rate, the greenback extended gains but still settled at a weaker level against a
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Modi’s efforts…UK may throw out Mallya on Monday, CBI-ED team to bring him back to India

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London/ New Delhi, Dec 9: Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, wanted in India on alleged fraud and money laundering charges amounting to an estimated Rs 9,000 crores, is scheduled to return to the Westminster Magistrates’ Court here on December 10 when his extradition trial is listed for a judgment hand-down. Meanwhile, a joint CBI-ED team
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Trump, Trudeau seek to distance from Huawei move

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WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, Dec 7: President Donald Trump did not know about plans to arrest a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in Canada, two U.S. officials said on Thursday, in an apparent attempt to stop the incident from impeding crucial trade talks with Beijing. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, the 46-year-old
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China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon’s far side

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BEIJING, Dec 7: China was preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and U.S. With its Chang’e 4 mission, China hopes to be the first country to
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Indian Navy dominates China in Indian Ocean

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New Delhi, Dec 3: The Indian Navy is a dominant player in the Indian Ocean region vis-a-vis China though the latter has advantage in the South China sea, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said here on Monday.Asked how prepared the Navy was for a two-front war with Pakistan on one side and China on the
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China blinks first: Agrees to ‘reduce and remove’ tariffs on US cars

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New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Dec 3: Finally, there is some good news of a truce between the world’s two powerful countries. US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping agreed to halt the escalating trade war between their countries by agreeing to a temporary truce during their dinner on the sidelines of the
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