St. Petersburg metro explosion: At least 11 dead in Russia blast
World > Russia > Apr 04
At least 11 people were killed in a blast on the St. Petersburg metro Monday, three state-run Russian news agencies said. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev described the attack as a "terrorist act."The explosion tore through a train as it was traveling between two stations in Russia's second-largest city
Syria chemical 'attack': Russia faces fury at UN Security Council
World > Syria > Apr 05
Russia has been sharply criticised by other world powers at the UN Security Council in New York over the chemical weapons deaths in northern Syria. Moscow's suggestions that civilians were poisoned by rebel weapons on the ground have been widely rejected.
African envoys seek U.N. probe into Noida attacks
India > Racial Attack > Apr 04
The attacks on African nationals in Greater Noida should be investigated by the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations, the African envoys said in an unprecedented collective statement on Monday.
U.S. tightens H-1B visa programme
India > H-1B visa > Apr 04
The Donald Trump administration will enforce the laws related to the H-1B visa programme that went unenforced until now, the White House said on Monday even as the Justice Department warned companies against using the programme to displace American workers.
PV Sindhu beats Carolina Marin to win maiden India Open Super Series title
Sports > India Open Super Series > Apr 02
If there was any doubt who the undisputed Indian queen of badminton is, PV Sindhu put that to rest by beating Olympic champion Carolina Marin in the women's singles final to win her maiden India Open Super Series title on Sunday.
SC bans sale of non-BS IV vehicles from April 1
India > non-BS IV vehicles > Mar 30
The Supreme Court banned the sale and registration of vehicles that don't meet the Bharat Stage-IV emission standards or higher from April 1, dealing a major blow on an industry that is sitting on inventory worth an estimated Rs 14,000 crore that they won't be able to sell.
EVM Tampering Row: To lay doubts to rest, EC to throw open challenge to check voting machines, says report
India > EVM Tampering Row > Apr 04
After a series of allegations levelled by political parties and leaders after the recently-concluded five-state assembly elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) will soon throw an “open challenge” to test the infallibility of EVMs, reported Indian Express.