Over 50 Taliban and ISIS militants killed in North of Afghanistan: MoD

Afghanistan, June 24 -- Over fifty insurgents belonging to the Taliban group and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group's offshoot in Afghanistan were killed during the operations in northern Jawzjan province, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) said Friday.

MoD deputy spokesman Gen. Mohammad Radmanish said the operations were conducted in the vicinities of Darzab district during the past several days.

He said at least forty militants... Read More

PM Narendra Modi to be first world leader to have White House dinner with President Trump

Washington, June 24 -- The United States' new administration plans to "roll out a red-carpet welcome" to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be the first foreign leader for whom President Donald Trump would host a working dinner at the White House. The dinner is first of its kind under Trump administration. Modi, who left for Portugal on the three-nation tour today, will arrive in Washington DC on June 25 on a two-day visit and will hav... Read More

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp apologises for Trump comment

Sri Lanka, June 24 -- Actor Johnny Depp has apologised for remarks he made about US President Donald Trump in a speech at the Glastonbury Festival.

Depp told People magazine it was in "poor taste", did not "come out as intended" and was only meant to amuse.

Depp had asked the crowd: "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?"

Trump supporters condemned the actor and the White House described his comments as "sad".

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Morocco Thwarts Pro-Polisario Move by Algeria, Venezuela in UN Decolonization Committee

Rabat , June 24 -- Rabat - Morocco and other friendly United Nations state members have thwarted maneuvers by Algeria and Venezuela to name the Polisario Front the representative of the Sahrawi people.

According to Moroccan state press agency (MAP), prior to the UN Special Committee on Decolonization meeting on Friday, Venezuela, which currently chairs the committee, attempted to introduce paragraphs to the draft of the committee's resolution st... Read More

Material conditions cause of ANC division: Zuma

Midrand, June 24 -- The main cause of divisions within the ruling party has been caused by members wanting to improve their material conditions African National Congress (ANC) President, Jacob Zuma said.

Zuma was addressing the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial General Council (PGC) last night in Durban. He warned delegates about "bargaining of candidates" between the provinces.

"It is the material conditions that determine the consciousness. Members ha... Read More

Narendra Modi heads to US: White House says H-1B Visas not on agenda, looks forward to 'special visit'

India, June 24 -- The White House is rolling out the "red carpet" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his first meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday. The two leaders will discuss the deepening of defence and security ties, launch new initiatives on counter-terrorism and thrash out trade issues of mutual concern.

They are also expected to discuss climate change, an uncomfortable issue after Trump took an ill-informed shot at India (and ... Read More

White House terms Depp's Trump assassination remarks 'sad'

Washington D.C., June 24 -- The White House has finally responded to Johnny Depp for his controversial remarks on assassinating Donald Trump and has described his words as "sad".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that it is sad people like Johnny Depp are not following Trump's lead as the President always condemns violence in all forms, according to CNN.

She also hoped that some of Depp's colleagues would speak out against... Read More

West Bengal govt wins UN Public Service award

Kolkata, June 24 -- The United Nations has accorded the highest award, the first place for Public Service to the West Bengal Government for its scheme titled "Kanyashree Prakalpa" at a ceremony held at the World Forum, The Hague.

552 projects from 62 countries were nominated for the award. A trophy and a certificate was received by Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee. Earlier, she had also participated at a ministerial conversation at ... Read More

Congress-NCP govt failed to address Pune's crucial issues: CM Fadnavis

India, June 24 -- Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has sought to emphasise that Pune is on the top of his government's agenda and has being accorded high priority in policy making.

Fadnavis sought to underscore this in a special interview to Hindustan Times by pointing out that in the last two-and-a-half years, his government had granted approval to the pending Development Plan (DP), set the Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRD... Read More

5 GOP senators now oppose health bill, enough to sink it

Nepal, June 24 -- Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard.

Echoing the other four, Heller said he opposes the measure "in this form" but does not rule out backing a vers... Read More