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U.S. carries out airstrike against Iranian-backed militia target in Syria: Officials

The United States on Thursday carried out an airstrike in Syria against a structure belonging to what it said were Iran-backed militia, two officials told Reuters, an apparent response to rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq. While the strike could be the first retaliatory moves by the United States following last week’s attacks, the […]

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Asaduddin Owaisi slams Trinamool Congress MPs

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday accused the Trinamool Congress leadership of doublespeak and hypocrisy after his party was denied permission for a public meeting in Metiaburz, ahead of the upcoming assembly polls. Speaking to the media at party headquarters in Darusslaaam, Mr Owaisi said, “TMC MPs speak about freedom of […]

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Informal sector workers yet to recover from the economic fallout of COVID-19: Study

Around 75% of those surveyed were engaged in jobs similar to what they did before the pandemic, but most with lower pay or break in employment Informal sector workers in Bengaluru, whose lives were disrupted by the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, are yet to recover their losses and their livelihood is yet to return to […]

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PM Modi inaugurates various projects in Tamil Nadu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday dedicated to the nation key projects in Tamil Nadu, including the 2×500 mw Neyveli new thermal power plant, and laid the foundation stone for important initiatives in the state. The Neyveli project is a lignite based power plant designed for power generation capacity of 1000 MW with two units […]

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PNB scam case: Nirav Modi loses extradition fight, UK judge rules he has case to answer in India

In a comprehensive win for the Indian authorities, a UK judge ruled on Thursday that fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi not only has a case to answer in the Indian courts but that there is no evidence to suggest he would not receive a fair trial in India. Nirav Modi, wanted in India on charges […]