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Nepal's CPN-UNL dismisses Oli tirade against India

Monday, 06 June 2016 11:07
Kathmandu: Nepal's ruling CPN-UML denied on Sunday that Prime Minister K.P. Oli had accused India of trying to topple his government.In a statement, party Secretary Pradip Gyawali rejected media reports to this effect and said Oli had not made any…

Rousseff denies using Petrobras funds to cover personal expenses

Saturday, 04 June 2016 12:23
Brasilia: The suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday categorically rejected allegations that some of the funds embezzled by the Petrobras corruption ring were used to pay for her personal expenses.None of Rousseff's personal costs "were paid through illegal schemes…

'Visits to Housing.com up 250% in last six months'

Thursday, 02 June 2016 11:29
New Delhi: Real estate platform Housing.com on Wednesday announced that its monthly visits to the site in the last six months have grown rapidly by 250 per cent - from 1 million to 3.5 million.The platform is on track to…

Hyundai's May sales up 10.4%

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 16:04
New Delhi: Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) on Wednesday reported a growth of 10.4 per cent in its domestic sales for last month.According to the company, its domestic sales in the month under review rose to 41,351 units from…

Colombian rebels free Spanish journalist

Saturday, 28 May 2016 10:38
Bogota: A Colombian rebel group freed a Spanish journalist in the Catatumbo region after she went missing on May 21.Salud Hernandez-Mora, a correspondent for Spain's El Mundo newspaper, was released Friday in a rural zone of the region, officials told…

Colombia confirms militants holding missing journalists

Friday, 27 May 2016 11:50
Bogota: The Colombian government has confirmed that the National Liberation Army (ELN) armed group were holding three journalists, who disappeared in the northeastern region of Catatumbo."It can be confirmed with certainty that the ELN is responsible for the disappearances of…

One killed, 85 injured in 6.8-magnitude aftershock in Ecuador

Thursday, 19 May 2016 11:01
Quito: A new earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck Ecuador's north coast on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring 85 others, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said.The quake occurred at 11:46 a.m. local time (1646 GMT), with the epicentre…

Venezuelan legislature rejects state of exception as 'unconstitutional'

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 11:37
Caracas: The Venezuelan Parliament -- controlled by the opposition -- on Tuesday said the "state of exception and economic emergency" declared by President Nicolas Maduro last week to deal with the alleged threat of a coup is "unconstitutional.""It is a…

Venezuela declares state of emergency

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:19
Caracas: The Venezuelan government on Monday proclaimed a 60-day nationwide "State of Exception and Economic Emergency," responding to ever more acute shortages of basic goods and an opposition bid to recall President Nicolas Maduro.The leftist president announced last Friday that…

Parrikar sets $2 bn target for defence exports in two years

Saturday, 14 May 2016 15:49
New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said he has set a target of raising defence exports to $2 billion in the next two years and the offsets clause will help in this.Speaking at the Aerospace & Defence Summit…