Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (File/IANS)

Netanyahu ‘falls short of governing majority’

Tel Aviv: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday appeared to fall short of a governing majority in the general election, raising doubts over whether he could maintain his decade-long grip on power. After 91 per cent of the votes were counted, Netanyahu’s centre-right Likud party stood at 31 seats, while its main rival the […]

Manjunath Naidu (File Photo/IANS)

Indian comedian dies on stage while performing a stand-up act in Dubai

Dubai: Indian comedian Manjunath Naidu died on stage while performing a stand-up act in Dubai.The performer, originally from Chennai, passed away from a reported cardiac arrest on July 19 at the Signature Hotel. “I was sitting in the front row at the show and Manjunath was the last performer of the night,” PR manager Sana […]

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar (Photo: IANS)

18 Indians aboard tanker seized by Iran; India trying to secure their release

New Delhi/Tehran: Eighteen Indians, including the ship’s captain, are among 23 crew members of a British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions in the Gulf. India said on Saturday it is in touch with Tehran for the release of the Indian sailors. Iran on Friday seized the British-flagged Stena […]

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Sushma says Muslims in India microcosm of its diversity, not influenced by extremist ideology

Abu Dhabi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday told the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) conference that Muslims in India were a microcosm of its diversity and very few of them have fallen prey to the poisonous propaganda of radical and extremist ideologies. Addressing the plenary of the conference as a “Guest of Honour”, […]