updated 1:27 AM UTC, Sep 8, 2016

Venezuela, US to establish bilateral dialogue

Thursday, 23 June 2016 11:31
Caracas: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has put aside criticisms and announced a second attempt to re-establish diplomatic relations with the US, officials said.The two nations have been without ambassadors in their respective capitals since 2010, EFE news reported.After the Venezuelan…

Venezuelan opposition starts validation of signatures for Maduro recall

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 11:40
Caracas: The Venezuelan opposition on Monday began the process of validating the 1 per cent of signatures required to request a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro at centres provided by the National Electoral Council (CNE) across the country."The validation…

Reliance Industries reacts to 'illegal phone tapping' issue

Saturday, 18 June 2016 10:29
Mumbai: Reliance Industries on Friday said it was shocked at reports that suggest the company and its top brass were victims of unauthorised and illegal tapping of telephones and that it reserves its right for legal action."Conversations attributed to us…

Air India withdraws operation from Durgapur Airport

Thursday, 16 June 2016 10:13
Kolkata: Air India on Wednesday said it will withdraw its operations on the Kolkata-Durgapur-Delhi route from June 17 due to operational reasons.The national air carrier was the sole airlines operating a flight from the newly built Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport…

'Baahubali 2' team begins filming climax portion

Monday, 13 June 2016 15:38
Hyderabad: The makers of S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus "Baahubali 2" on Monday began filming the climax portion of the film, which will be shot over a period of 10 weeks at the Ramoji Film City here."After months of pre-planning and…

Uber fined $900,000 in France for illegal service

Friday, 10 June 2016 15:07
Paris: Ride-hailing firm Uber has been fined $900,000 in France for using non-professional drivers between February 2014 and July 2015, the media reported on Friday.The Paris Criminal Court ruled on Thursday that Uber, based in San Francisco, had operated illegally…

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski wins Peru's presidential election

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:44
Lima: Peruvian economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will be the next president of Peru, the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) has said.After a long four-day count, Kuczynski from the Peruvians for Change (PPK) on Thursday, edged out his rival Keiko…

18 killed in Brazil bus accident

Friday, 10 June 2016 12:38
Sao Paulo: Eighteen people were killed after a bus carrying university students overturned in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, the media reported.The accident occurred along a highway linking the cities of Mogi das Cruzes and Bertioga, Brazilian news agency Globo reported…

Less than 12% Brazilians approve of interim government

Thursday, 09 June 2016 11:09
Brasilia: Less than 12 per cent Brazilians approve of the interim government led by acting President Michel Temer, according to a survey.The survey carried out by polling firm MDA and commissioned by the National Confederation of Transport (CNT) showed on…

Steel consumption up 3.8 percent in May

Monday, 06 June 2016 17:50
Kolkata: Steel consumption in May rose 3.8 percent to 7.56 million tonnes (mt) as compared to the same month last year, said a Steel Ministry report."Consumption in May 2016 (7.564 mt) was up by 3.8 percent over May 2015 and…
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