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What is a Smart City? Find the full list...

What is a Smart City? Find the full list of nominated smart cities here

The central government on Thursday announced 98 cities and towns for development as smart cities based on evaluation of financial and institutional capacities and past track record of urban local bodies. According to Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, a smart city “is one having... read more »

Migrant crisis: Up to 200 feared dead in...

Migrant crisis: Up to 200 feared dead in Libya sinking

A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died. A security official in the western town of Zuwara, from where the overcrowded boat had set off, said there had around 400 people on board. Many appeared to... read more »

Austria: Bodies of up to 50 migrants fou...

Austria: Bodies of up to 50 migrants found in abandoned truck near Vienna

Austrian police found the decomposing bodies of up to 50 migrants in an abandoned truck, sparking a cross-border hunt for the people-smugglers responsible for the latest tragedy in Europe’s migrant crisis. The grisly discovery near the Slovakia and Hungary borders came as at least 30 more... read more »

Was it All About Money? Latest Developme...

Was it All About Money? Latest Developments in Sheena Bora Case

MUMBAI: Four days after Indrani Mukerjea, a former media executive, was arrested for the murder of her daughter, Sheena Bora, the police says it is looking at whether a complicated financial agreement was the likely motive. Here are the 10 new developments in this story: After Ms Mukerjea and her... read more »


Rupee Falls to Nearly Two-Year Low of 65.90/Dollar

The Indian rupee fell to 65.90/dollar on Friday amid fears of a currency war after China’s depreciation of its yuan. This is lowest value of the rupee since September 6, 2013, when it... read more »


Bangkok bomb: Thai TV apologises for bomb re-enactment

The re-enactment on Thursday evening sparked outrage among Thais at the shrine and online. Executives at Nation TV have since acknowledged it was insensitive and disrespectful to the... read more »


Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe takes office as new Prime Minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister on Friday as the island nation’s two major political parties signed an agreement to work together in the new... read more »

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India ‘advises’ Pakistani NSA Aziz not to meet Hurriyat leaders

India has advised Pakistani NSA Sartaj Aziz not to meet separatist Hurriyat leaders before talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval, raising a question mark about the meeting of the... read more »


Indonesia Plane Crash: Relatives Mourn The Dead As Plane Crash Wr...

People walk outside the terminal at Sentani Airport in Jayapura, Papua province, Indonesia, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, after a Trigana Air Service flight originating from there went missing. An... read more »