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July 21, 2018 11:43 PM Ramanathan aims to end India's 20-year title drought in Newport

NEW YORK: Ramkumar Ramanathan will try to add to India's record of success in the ATP tournament at Newport when he takes on third-seeded Steve Johnson in the final on Sunday. Ramanathan, ranked 161st in the world, defeated American Tim Smyczek 6-4, 7-5 in a battle of first-time semi-finalists on the grass court of Newport, Rhode Island. America's Johnson 4

July 21, 2018 1:50 AM Rahul Gandhi hugs Modi in bizzare incident at parliamentary session (Video)

NEW DELHI: India's ruling party sailed through a confidence vote in a theatrical parliamentary session which saw a startled Prime Minister Narendra Modi embraced by his chief political foe. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was in no danger of losing its first confidence motion since taking power four years ago, which was prompted by a minor party 3

July 20, 2018 9:22 AM Muslim NGO's protest against Ramasamy in support of Zakir Naik

GEORGE TOWN: Several hundred protesters from Muslim non-governmental organisations (NGOs) staged a protest against Deputy Chief Minister II Prof. P. Ramasamy's call for controversial preacher Zakir Naik to be extradited back to India. The scores of disgruntled protesters staged the protest after Friday prayers at the Masjid Jamek Shaik Eusoff in Datuk 3

July 19, 2018 2:45 PM Bus plunges into Indian gorge, 14 dead

DEHRADUN, India: A bus plunged into a gorge in a Himalayan state of northern India on Thursday, killing 14 people and injuring 17 others, a disaster official said. The driver lost control of the vehicle as he tried to negotiate a narrow bend in the picturesque Tehri district. "Thirty-one people had boarded the bus. Rescue workers have pulled out 14 bodies 5

July 18, 2018 2:55 PM Militant group backs former cricket star's party ahead of Pakistan polls

ISLAMABAD: A US-designated terrorist group has announced its support for Imran Khan and his party in nationwide elections on July 25, the latest controversial outfit to back the former cricket star's bid to lead the country. The al Qaeda-linked Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) announced their support for Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in a Facebook 7

July 18, 2018 12:54 PM Indian Air Force pilot dies in jet fighter crash

NEW DELHI: An Indian Air Force pilot was killed on Wednesday when his Soviet-era jet fighter crashed on a routine sortie near the border with Pakistan, an official said. The MiG-21 ploughed into the ground near an uninhabited area shortly after taking off in Punjab state. "An investigation is under way to find out the cause of the crash," the official 6

July 18, 2018 12:08 AM Two dead in building collapse outside Indian capital (Updated)

NEW DELHI: At least two people were killed and more are feared trapped after an under-construction building collapsed onto a residential complex outside Delhi, officials said Wednesday. Emergency workers sifting through piles of iron and concrete overnight pulled out two bodies Wednesday morning from the site in Greater Noida, a satellite town east of the Indian 3

July 16, 2018 7:32 AM 2 foreigners charged for the murder of a Grab driver

KUALA LUMPUR: Two foreigners, one each from India and Myanmar, were today charged at the Selayang magistrate's court for the murder of a Grab driver whose body was found in Taman Selayang Makmur in Gombak, here, last month. No plea was recorded from Sua Lay, 33, from Myanmar who is a vegetable seller and holds a UNHCR card and Gurpreet Singh, 23, a lorry 5

July 13, 2018 9:38 AM Bursa Malaysia ends higher for 5th consecutive day

KUALA LUMPUR: Persistent buying interest in index-linked counters and small capitalisation stocks against a backdrop of positive market sentiment spurred Bursa Malaysia to close stronger for the fifth consecutive trading. At 5pm the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) finished at the intra-day high of 1,721.93, up 18.36 points, from yesterday's 9

July 13, 2018 6:16 AM MAHB looking for investment opportunities abroad

KUALA LUMPUR: Having previously announced the exit from its investments in Delhi and Hyderabad airports in India, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) said it will evaluate any opportunities for overseas investments including India on a case-by-case basis to determine the viable investment strategies for value accretion. MAHB's acting CEO Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin 9