Russia ‘tried to spy on France in space’ – French minister

Russia ‘tried to spy on France in space’ – French minister

Image copyright AFPImage caption France puts satellites into orbit with Ariane rockets launched from French Guiana The French defence minister says a Russian spy satellite got close to a Franco-Italian satellite last year and tried to intercept its transmissions. “It’s...
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Death That Spurred Ethiopian Conspiracy Theories Is Ruled a Suicide

Death That Spurred Ethiopian Conspiracy Theories Is Ruled a Suicide

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The police in Ethiopia said on Friday that the engineer who had been in charge of an enormous dam being built in the northwest of the country had taken his own life. The body of the...
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CBI court rejects Indrani Mukerjea’s plea for bail, say claims of ill health ‘exaggerated’

CBI court rejects Indrani Mukerjea’s plea for bail, say claims of ill health ‘exaggerated’

Mumbai: A  Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Friday rejected a bail application of Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani Mukerjea. File image of Indrani Mukerjea. PTI Mukerjea had applied for bail in August, citing ill-health and a “threa...
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Case filed against BJP MLA Ram Kadam in Maharashtra’s Solapur district over ‘will kidnap girls’ remark

Case filed against BJP MLA Ram Kadam in Maharashtra’s Solapur district over ‘will kidnap girls’ remark

Mumbai: A non-cognisable offence was registered Friday against BJP MLA Ram Kadam in Maharashtra’s Solapur district over his controversial “will kidnap the girl” remarks. While Kadam represents Ghatkopar constituency in Mumbai, a woman social...
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‘Will sign authors who are willing and able to market their books aggressively’: Vineet Bajpai on new publishing venture

‘Will sign authors who are willing and able to market their books aggressively’: Vineet Bajpai on new publishing venture

Bestselling author of the Harappa series Vineet Bajpai recently announced his maiden publishing venture — TreeShade Books. Bajpai says TreeShade evolved “as a delightful by-product” of independently publishing his Harappa series. Publishing three bestsel...
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Rupee in free fall: A weaker currency may be a temporary setback, but can check Chinese imports

Rupee in free fall: A weaker currency may be a temporary setback, but can check Chinese imports

Editor’s note: The Indian rupee has crashed past the 72 mark against US dollar and continues to be on a roller coaster ride. The sudden fall has caught the government and the central bank off guard. High volatility in global...
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Syria war: Russia rejects Turkey’s calls for Idlib truce

Syria war: Russia rejects Turkey’s calls for Idlib truce

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe war in Syria could be about to enter its final stage Russian President Vladimir Putin has rejected Turkey’s calls for a truce to prevent a “bloodbath” in Syria’s Idlib. At a....
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Obama to give ‘pointed’ political speech before helping Democrats campaign in midterms

Obama to give ‘pointed’ political speech before helping Democrats campaign in midterms

WASHINGTON – Former President Barack Obama is stepping into the midterm battle. Obama is set to speak Friday as he accepts an ethics in government award in Illinois. Story continues below Obama has spent much of his post-presidency on the...
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Google’s 20th anniversary raises questions over whether the company is too powerful

Google’s 20th anniversary raises questions over whether the company is too powerful

SAN FRANCISCO — Twenty years after Larry Page and Sergey Brin set out to organize all of the internet’s information, the search engine they named Google has morphed into a dominating force in smartphones, online video, email, maps and much...
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Total Governmment liabilities rise to Rs 79.8 lakh crore in Q1: FinMin report

Total Governmment liabilities rise to Rs 79.8 lakh crore in Q1: FinMin report

Total liabilities of the government increased to Rs 79.8 lakh crore at end-June 2018 from Rs 77.98 lakh crore at end-March 2018, latest data on public debt showed Friday. Public debt accounted for 89.3 percent of total outstanding liabilities at...
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