An Iranian supertanker hauling USD130 million worth of light crude oil that the US suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization has lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar, marine traffic monitoring data showed late Sunday.
The trail left by GPS data on Marinetraffic.com, a vessel tracking service, showed the Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, previously known as Grace 1, moving shortly before midnight. The tanker slowly steered southeast toward a narrow stretch of international wat
A volunteer ambulance driver was killed and several others sustained injuries during a clash that broke between separatist rebels and government forces in northern Myanmar last week.The rescue workers were about 20 kilometres from Lashio, the largest town in Shan State, where armed groups have been fighting for greater autonomy from the central government when their convoy came under attack on Saturday, Al Jazeera reported.The area around Lashio is also home to what is believed to be the world's
Afghanistan's National Security Advisor, Hamdullah Mohib on Sunday paid a visit to the victims of the suicide bombing that had targeted a wedding hall in Kabul and claimed lives of 63 people.Around 180 people sustained injuries in what is believed to be the deadliest act of terror this year in the war-torn country. The incident came a few days after the end of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and just before the country was to marks it 100th Independence day on Monday.The incident had occurred
At least 11 people were killed and 15 injured when a container truck collided with a state transport bus coming from the opposite direction in Maharashtra's Dhule district, police said on Monday.
The accident took place near Nimgul village on the Shahada-Dondaicha road around 10.30 pm on Sunday, an official said, adding that the bus was headed for Aurangabad.
Eleven people, including both drivers, died on the spot, he said.
The injured were rushed to a state hospital in Dhule, the official said.
A 35-year-old man was injured after his throat was slit by glass-coated kite thread in Paschim Vihar here while he was returning home with his wife and daughter on a scooter, police said on Sunday.
After celebrating Rakshabandhan on Thursday, Raman Oberoi, a resident of Shah Nagar, was going to Rohini with this family when a kite string got entangled around his neck and slit his throat, they said.
Oberoi fell on the roadside and some bystanders rushed him to a nearby hospital, police said, addin
The second Test between England and Australia ended in a draw at Lord's on Sunday.
Australia, set an unlikely 267 to win in a minimum of 48 overs after England captain Joe Root's declaration, finished on 154-6, with Marnus Labuschagne -- Test cricket's first concussion substitute -- top-scoring with 59.
A draw always looked likely in a match that saw five whole sessions lost to rain and Australia's Steve Smith ruled out with concussion on Sunday after being hit on the neck by a Jofra Archer boun
A 22-year-old Divyang (differently- abled) mountaineer, Dhiraj Kalsait, from Akola in Maharashtra has successfully scaled Mount Elbrus in Russia on August 16.
Mount Elbrus is the highest peak in Europe though the Caucasus mountains are at the intersection of Europe and Asia.
Kalsait had climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in South Africa in the past.
He started his climb on the night of August 15 and reached the summit at 8.30 am the next day.
The climber, who had lost his leg in an accident, is now
A fugitive gang leader of agents, who used to cheat passengers on the pretext of providing visa, was arrested from Mumbai Immigration by a Delhi Police team deployed at IGI Airport in the national capital.IGI Airport unit arrested the accused Santosh Bhagwan Behera (35) on Friday from Mumbai immigration.The fugitive gang leader Behera, a resident of Mumbai, was first apprehended by immigration staff of Mumbai Airport but somehow managed to escape from the custody of the staff.The cases of cheati
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao would meet district Collectors on Tuesday to elicit their views on the proposed new Revenue Act.
Against the backdrop of bringing in a new Revenue Act, the Chief Minister wants to take the views, opinions and suggestions from the district collectors, who have direct experience about the land management at the ground level, a release from the chief minister's office said.
The meeting would comprehensively discuss formulating guidelines for the n
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan on Monday promised more flights to Kerala from the Gulf countries during the coming Onam season.
The Minister said starting more flight services was one way out to address the problem of steep rise in airfares for international flights from the Gulf countries during the festival season.
He was addressing the 10th anniversary of the Pravasi Legal Cell here.
Muraleedharan said the Civil Aviation Ministry was also looking at other option
From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife.
An astonishing array of animals and habitats flourished on six obsolete weapons complexes mostly for nuclear or chemical arms because the sites banned the public and other intrusions for decades.
The government converted them into refuges under US Fish and Wildlife Service management, an
Heavy rains lashed northern parts, leaving at least 28 people dead and 22 missing in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab on Sunday, while a flood alert was sounded in parts of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh as Yamuna and other rivers were in spate.
Haryana has asked the Army to remain on standby after 8.14 lakh cusec water was released from the Hathini Kund barrage in the Yamuna river.
At least 22 people, including two Nepalese, were killed and nine others injured in rain-related
Robots need to know the reason why they are doing a job if they are to effectively and safely work alongside people in the near future, suggests researchers.In simple terms, this means machines need to understand motive the way humans do, and not just perform tasks blindly, without context, reported the study published in the journal, 'Nature Machine Intelligence'.Lead author Dr. Valerio Ortenzi, at the University of Birmingham, argued the shift in thinking will be necessary as economies embrace
Ishant Sharma grabbed two early wickets as India produced a disciplined bowling effort to reduce West Indies A to 79 for four at lunch on the second day of the three-day warm-up game here on Sunday.
Ishant was the peak of the bowlers as he claimed the wickets of opener Jeremy Solozano (9) and first-down Brandon King (4) in his first spell of five overs, while Umesh Yadav too found his rhythm early, dismissing Darren Bravo during his five overs giving away just seven runs.
Opener Kavem Hodge (45)
Several Union ministers including Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited AIIMS here on Sunday to enquire about the health condition of former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is on life support system.
Jaitley, 66, was admitted to the hospital on August 9 after he complained of breathlessness and restlessness.
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has not issued any bulletin on Jaitley's health condition since August 10, a
The toll in rain related incidents in flood hit Karnataka went up to 76 on Sunday, with the recovery of 10 more bodies, while 10 persons are still classified as missing in the state, where relief and rehabilitation work is underway,officials said here on Sunday.
The districts of north, coastal and Malnad regions were badly affected in the rains, floods and landslides in the last couple of weeks.
Relief operations were being constantly monitored by the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary, o
The CBI has booked Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's nephew Ratul Puri, who formerly served as executive director of Moser Baer, and others in connection with a Rs-354 crore bank fraud case filed by Central Bank of India, officials said on Sunday.
Besides Ratul, his father and Managing Director Deepak Puri, mother and Director Nita Puri (Kamal Nath's sister), and other Directors Sanjay Jain and Vineet Sharma have been booked, along with the company, Moser Baer India Limited (MBIL), they
Three people were killed and around 22 went missing as heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand on Sunday, razing houses to ground and uprooting trees in the state.
Cloudbursts in Mori block of Uttarkashi district late on Saturday night flooded the tributaries of the Yamuna river which wreaked havoc in Arakot, Sanel, Makudi and Tikochi villages, flattening a number of houses.
One woman was killed in Makudi village of the district, while seven went missing as a dozen houses were flattened in the hamlet.
Haryana Police Complaints Authority chairperson Ram Niwas died on Sunday following an illness, an official statement said.
Niwas was 60. He breathed his last at PGIMER here.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar expressed condolences on the demise of Ram Niwas.
The retired 1985-batch IAS officer served on many prestigious positions in the Haryana and the central government as well as in the Chandigarh administration, the statement said.
The body will be cremated at 11 am on Monday at the Cr
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday booked Ratul Puri, nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and the then executive director of Moser Baer, and four others in connection with fraud worth Rs 354 crore.CBI also conducted searches at six places, including the office of Moser Baer India Limited in New Delhi's Okhla and residential premises of present and former directors of the company.Besides Ratul, those who were booked by the investigating agency are -- Deepak Puri, Nita Pu
The team behind teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg's yacht voyage to New York on Sunday fended off claims that her trip will create carbon emissions because team members will take transatlantic flights.
The 16-year-old Swede, whose school strikes have inspired children across the world to protest against global warming, refuses to fly because of the carbon emissions caused by planes.
But she has been offered a lift on the Malizia II racing yacht, and set off on August 15 along with her fat