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Senate may designate Sept 30 as 'US-India Partnership Day'

Two top US lawmakers have introduced a resolution in the Senate to designate September 30 as the United States and India Partnership Day, to mark the first ever meeting on that day between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House.Reuters file photo

Two top US lawmakers have introduced a resolution in the Senate to designate September 30 as the "United States and India Partnership Day...

Obama nominates Richard Verma as new US envoy to India

President Barack Obama today nominated Indian-American, Richard Rahul Verma, as the next US Ambassador to India, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington later this month.  AP file photo

President Barack Obama today nominated Indian-American, Richard Rahul Verma, as the next US Ambassador to India, ahead of Prime Minister...

Scots vote on freedom, UK's fate on knife edge

Members of staff wait inside a counting centre to begin tallying votes in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 18, 2014. Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307-year-old union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with far-reaching consequences. REUTERS

Scotland voted on Thursday in an independence referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create Europe's newest...

IS group posts video of captive British journalist

In this still image taken from an undated video published on the Internet by Al-Furqan, the media arm of the Islamic State group militants, captive British journalist John Cantlie speaks into the camera on the first of what he says will be a series of lecture-like 'programs' in which he says he will reveal 'the truth' about the Islamic State group. The Arabic subtitle reads 'I am a prisoner and that is something I will not deny.' (AP Photo)

The Islamic State group released a video today of a British freelance photojournalist, John Cantlie, in which he says he is being held captive.

Fortune ranks Indra Nooyi 3rd most powerful women in business

PepsiCos India-born CEO Indra Nooyi has been ranked third most powerful businesswoman by Fortune, the only Indian-origin woman on the 2014 list topped by IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty and General Motors CEO Mary Barra. AP file photo

PepsiCo's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi has been ranked third most powerful businesswoman by Fortune, the only Indian-origin woman on the 2014 list topped by IBM......

Survey in Scotland predicts narrow victory for united UK

Scotlands First Minister Alex Salmond poses for photographs with Yes campaigners in Turriff, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Polls opened across Scotland in a referendum that will decide whether the country leaves its 307-year-old union with England and becomes an independent state. AP Photo

Britain's more than 300-year-old union with Scotland may survive today's historical referendum by a narrow margin, a new survey showed.

China to open Nathu La route to Kailash Mansarovar

China will be opening an additional route to Kailash Mansarovar via Nathu La, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday. PTI file photo

China will be opening an additional route to Kailash Mansarovar via Nathu La, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday. "I would like to thank (Chinese...

Border standoff 'effectively controlled and managed': China

China today tried to play down the continuing border standoff at Chumar coinciding with the visit of President Xi Jinping to India, saying the incident has been effectively controlled and managed., PTI file photo

China today tried to play down the continuing border standoff at Chumar coinciding with the visit of President Xi Jinping to India, saying the incident...

IS calls on 'lone wolves' to attack New York, Las Vegas

Authorities in New York City and Las Vegas have beefed up security at major tourist sites after the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group issued online calls to lone wolves in the US to attack these cities with improvised weapons. Reuters file photo

Authorities in New York City and Las Vegas have beefed up security at major tourist sites after the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group issued online...

Imran Khan to address Karachi rally Sunday

Earlier, Imran Khan announced that he would go to Karachi to thank party workers only after securing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation. AP file photo

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has decided that party leader Imran Khan should go to Karachi and address protesters Sunday, media reported Thursday...

Scottish referendum on independence commences

Campaigners wave Scottish Saltires at a 'Yes' campaign rally in Glasgow, Scotland. The Scottish independence referendum started Thursday as polling stations opened for voting on the question 'Should Scotland be an independent country?' Reuters photo

The Scottish independence referendum started Thursday as polling stations opened for voting on the question 'Should Scotland be an independent country...

Australian police foil public beheading plot by IS militants, 15 detained

New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione(r), and Australian Federal Police Acting Commissioner Andrew Colvin describe how 800 federal and state police officers raided more than two dozen properties as part of the operation in Sydney. Australian police detained 15 people earlier on Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random, violent attack was being planned on Australian soil. AP Photo

Australian police today made a series of arrests in a counter-terrorism operation after intelligence reports that the Islamic State supporters...

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