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The Cabinet Committee on Security is expected to clear a US 2 billion acquisition of 2 PHALCON AWACS.

Govt to clear $2 billion deal for Israeli-made AWACS amid stand-off with China

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Work has begun to build a road over the glaciated Saser La to link up Daulat Beg Oldie with Sansoma and acquire 200 tactical drones for the army’s battalion commanders
US First Lady Melania Trump interacts with school children during her visit to a government school to witness various activities as part of the ‘happiness curriculum’, in New Delhi.(P)
US First Lady Melania Trump interacts with school children during her visit to a government school to witness various activities as part of the ‘happiness curriculum’, in New Delhi.(P)

Prize-winning reporter writes book on Melania Trump called ‘The Art of Her Deal’

New York | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 03:54 PM IST
Mary Jordan’s “The Art of Her Deal,” which draws upon more than 100 interviews, comes out June 16.
Egyptian pensioners collect their monthly pension in a school as Egypt ramps up efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Shubra El Kheima in Al Qalyubia, Egypt, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany(REUTERS)
Egyptian pensioners collect their monthly pension in a school as Egypt ramps up efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Shubra El Kheima in Al Qalyubia, Egypt, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany(REUTERS)

Coronavirus: Virus pandemic deals heavy blow to Egypt’s working poor

Cairo, Egypt | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 08:00 PM IST
Haggard and dishevelled from the stress of making ends meet, day labourers line up in Cairo for food parcels after losing their jobs to the sharp downturn caused by the coronavirus.
Shringla met Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib and acting foreign minister Haroon Chakhansuri, and discussed political and security issues.(PTI)
Shringla met Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib and acting foreign minister Haroon Chakhansuri, and discussed political and security issues.(PTI)

Ahead of US-Taliban deal, foreign secretary meets top Afghan leaders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 02:55 AM IST
India has been keeping a close eye on developments related to the US-Taliban deal, expected to be signed in Doha on February 29, especially because of the terror group’s close links with Pakistan.
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.(REUTERS)
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.(REUTERS)

Belt and Road Initiative gets major boost as China and Myanmar ink 33 deals

Naypyitaw | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 06:16 PM IST
Kyaukhphyu projects concerns India as it provides a stepping stone for China to the Indian Ocean.
Ghaziabad: Newly-inducted IAF helicopters 'Apache' perform during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma) (PTI10_8_2019_000048B)(PTI)
Ghaziabad: Newly-inducted IAF helicopters 'Apache' perform during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (PTI Photo/Vijay Verma) (PTI10_8_2019_000048B)(PTI)

India set to sign $930-mn deal for 6 Apache attack helicopters

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 01:54 AM IST
The Boeing-manufactured helicopters and associated equipment cleared by the council are expected to cost around $930 million.
It doesn’t matter how you eat, but what you eat and when.(Photo: ISTOCK)
It doesn’t matter how you eat, but what you eat and when.(Photo: ISTOCK)

What’s the deal with eating five meals a day?

Hindustan Times | By Ishi Khosla
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2019 09:23 PM IST
Five small meals work for those who find it difficult to go too long without eating or have digestive disorders, diabetes or poor appetite
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(Action Images via Reuters)
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer(Action Images via Reuters)

Solskjaer confident De Gea will sign new deal soon

Perth | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 10:24 AM IST
The Spaniard is reportedly close to signing a new five-year deal with United worth in excess of £350,000 a week that would make him the highest paid goalkeeper in the world.
Marcus Rashford has committed his long-term future to Manchester United.(AP)
Marcus Rashford has committed his long-term future to Manchester United.(AP)

Marcus Rashford agrees new four-year deal at Manchester United

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 07:11 PM IST
Marcus Rashford has committed his long-term future to Manchester United after agreeing a new four-year contract with the option for a further year on Monday
From 2021, surcharge will be levied on the journey starting from after 10-km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Churchgate railway stations, and up to 150-km.(HT Photo)
From 2021, surcharge will be levied on the journey starting from after 10-km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) and Churchgate railway stations, and up to 150-km.(HT Photo)

Un-fare deal? Railway commute set to get costlier from 2021 in Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Aroosa Ahmed
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 04:05 AM IST
This comes after the Railways decided to increase the Mumbai Urban Transport (MUTP) surcharge to 25% from 2021, as opposed to the current 18%. The union cabinet approved this on March 7.
Democrats have been encouraged by some early wins in court as Trump has broadly fought congressional oversight.(REUTERS)
Democrats have been encouraged by some early wins in court as Trump has broadly fought congressional oversight.(REUTERS)

House Democrats make deal to see Mueller files on Trump

Washington D.C. | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2019 06:00 AM IST
Democrats have shifted their strategy toward lawsuits and away from criminal contempt. Criminal contempt would be referred to the Justice Department, where it would certainly be rejected.
The threat panicked Mexicans and Americans alike, and many Republican lawmakers came out in open opposition to the president and said they will not hesitate to pass legislation blocking the move.(HT Photo)
The threat panicked Mexicans and Americans alike, and many Republican lawmakers came out in open opposition to the president and said they will not hesitate to pass legislation blocking the move.(HT Photo)

US, Mexico have a deal, Donald Trump suspends tariff hike

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 11:59 PM IST
Trump had threatened to impose 5% tariff on all imports from Mexico, which is America’s largest trading partner, starting Monday to force Mexico to stop Central Americans headed for the US.
Prakash Ambedkar has refused to get into an alliance with the Congress or NCP.(HT Photo)
Prakash Ambedkar has refused to get into an alliance with the Congress or NCP.(HT Photo)

Congress to chalk out strategy to win back Dalit support, deal with VBA

UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 07:02 AM IST
The VBA polled more than 7% votes and ensured a major setback to the alliance convened by Congress and NCP
French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 1, 2019. Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning his third round match against Italy's Salvatore Caruso. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)
French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 1, 2019. Serbia's Novak Djokovic reacts after winning his third round match against Italy's Salvatore Caruso. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)

French Open: Djokovic beats qualifier, ready for ‘real deal’ in Paris

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 01:20 PM IST
Djokovic has never lost a Grand Slam match to a player ranked as low as Caruso, and never looked like doing so as he breezed to two match points, needing just one of those to put Caruso, the world number 147, out of his misery.
The SLPA said it will retain 51 percent of the company that will run the terminal while the rest will be owned by India and Japan. It gave no further details of the costs of the project.(NYT)
The SLPA said it will retain 51 percent of the company that will run the terminal while the rest will be owned by India and Japan. It gave no further details of the costs of the project.(NYT)

Sri Lanka enters port deal with Japan, India

Colombo | By Agence France Press
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 08:59 PM IST
In December 2017, Sri Lanka, unable to repay a huge Chinese loan, handed over another deep sea port in the south of the island to a Beijing company in a deal that raised concerns at home and abroad.
Rouhani said he had previously suggested a referendum to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in 2004, when he was a senior nuclear negotiator for Iran.(AP)
Rouhani said he had previously suggested a referendum to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in 2004, when he was a senior nuclear negotiator for Iran.(AP)

Iran’s president says country could hold vote over nuke deal

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 03:00 PM IST
According to the official IRNA news agency, President Hassan Rouhani, who was last week publicly chastised by the country’s supreme leader, made the suggestion in a meeting with editors of major Iranian news outlets on Saturday evening.
The former militant commander claims he survived over a dozen encounters and escaped several cordons during that period.(HT Photo)
The former militant commander claims he survived over a dozen encounters and escaped several cordons during that period.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Given ‘raw deal’, surrendered J&K militant feels cheated

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 12:46 PM IST
Malik, 49, is sore over what he calls a “raw deal” given to him and other militants who surrendered. He claims that surrender-cum-rehabilitation policies of successive regimes in Jammu and Kashmir are “cruel joke” on them.
India will not cut a deal on the sanctioning of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar by the United Nations Sanctions Committee(AP)
India will not cut a deal on the sanctioning of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar by the United Nations Sanctions Committee(AP)

India will show patience, won’t cut deal on China’s hold on JeM chief Masood Azhar’s listing: Sources

UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2019 01:06 PM IST
Expressing India’s disappointment over China’s move to place a technical hold on the sanctioning of Jaish chief Masood Azhar, sources said that the international community was supporting India on the issue.
U.S. asked the Chinese not to retaliate or bring World Trade Organization cases in response to U.S. tariffs that could be imposed to enforce the deal, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.(Bloomberg)
U.S. asked the Chinese not to retaliate or bring World Trade Organization cases in response to U.S. tariffs that could be imposed to enforce the deal, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.(Bloomberg)

Washington and Beijing near deal that could end most US tariffs

Bloomberg | By Jenny Leonard
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 11:17 AM IST
Chinese officials made clear in a series of negotiations with the US in recent weeks that removing levies on $200 billion of Chinese goods quickly was necessary to finalize any deal, said the people, who weren’t authorized to talk publicly about the deliberations.
Tensions have spiked after India and Pakistan said on Wednesday they had shot down each other’s warplanes(REUTERS)
Tensions have spiked after India and Pakistan said on Wednesday they had shot down each other’s warplanes(REUTERS)

India wants Pakistan to walk the talk on terror for de-escalation: Sources

UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 10:25 PM IST
Relations have been on edge since India conducted an air strike within Pakistan on a facility of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, which claimed the Pulwama terror attack.
After criticising the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for nearly five years over a range of issues, the Shiv Sena will now go out to seek re-election for Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Hindustan Times)
After criticising the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for nearly five years over a range of issues, the Shiv Sena will now go out to seek re-election for Prime Minister Narendra Modi(Hindustan Times)

BJP-Shiv Sena alliance sealed, but convincing Sena cadre will be tough

Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 07:36 AM IST
Getting workers to campaign for BJP, after criticising it for 5 years, will be tough
Mumbai: BJP President Amit Shah hugs Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray after announcement of an alliance between Shiv Sena and BJP for Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, in Mumbai, Monday, Feb 18, 2019. Also seen are Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and former state chief minister Manohar Joshi. (PTI Photo/Shirish Shete) (PTI2_18_2019_000227B)(PTI)
Mumbai: BJP President Amit Shah hugs Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray after announcement of an alliance between Shiv Sena and BJP for Lok Sabha and Assembly polls, in Mumbai, Monday, Feb 18, 2019. Also seen are Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and former state chief minister Manohar Joshi. (PTI Photo/Shirish Shete) (PTI2_18_2019_000227B)(PTI)

Uddhav Thackeray drives hard bargain with BJP’s Amit Shah, gets more seats than 2014 in poll pact

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Amit Shah said the two allies, Shiv Sena and BJP, had had some differences but that was now, a thing of the past.
Airport ground staff stand besides Tejas, India's first locally-built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), before its induction into the Indian Air Force at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Airport in Bengaluru, India, July 1, 2016.(REUTERS)
Airport ground staff stand besides Tejas, India's first locally-built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), before its induction into the Indian Air Force at the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Airport in Bengaluru, India, July 1, 2016.(REUTERS)

Time, questions over quality hit HAL

By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2019 10:25 PM IST
The Opposition, in particular the Congress, has underlined that not manufacturing the fighter planes in India was a national loss. The Congress party has accused the government of deliberately leaving HAL out of the deal.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement following winning a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain.(REUTERS)
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement following winning a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain.(REUTERS)

UK MPs reject chaotic ‘no-deal’ Brexit, back PM May’s bid to reopen deal

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2019 07:44 AM IST
May had said she was backing the amendment to re-open negotiations in Brussels with an “emphatic message” of what British MPs want.
Actor Sara Khan recently posted a photo of herself where her lips are looking fuller (right) and soon people started posting negative comments on her post.
Actor Sara Khan recently posted a photo of herself where her lips are looking fuller (right) and soon people started posting negative comments on her post.

Sara Khan on her being trolled for cosmetic procedure: I wanted fuller lips and got it done, what’s the big deal?

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2019 04:15 PM IST
Actor-singer Sara Khan reacts to all the negative comments on her latest selfie. She says she only reads positive comments and count the number of trolls out. life.
Technically, the UK is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, but even the most imaginative political columnists dare not put their money on it.(AFP/)
Technically, the UK is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, but even the most imaginative political columnists dare not put their money on it.(AFP/)

Brexit deadline knocking, but deal’s still up in the air

UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2019 08:29 AM IST
The current state of play is this: both sides of the Brexit divide are opposed to the agreement, which has no hope of being passed in parliament.
A partial U.S. government shutdown was almost certain to drag through the Christmas holiday.(AFP)
A partial U.S. government shutdown was almost certain to drag through the Christmas holiday.(AFP)

With no deal, US government partial shutdown likely to drag on past Christmas

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 07:33 AM IST
Financing for about a quarter of federal government programs - including the departments of Homeland Security, Justice and Agriculture - expired at midnight and will not be renewed until a deal is done.
The US House of Representatives adjourned Friday without Congress passing a spending deal, assuring a partial government shutdown at midnight as President Donald Trump and lawmakers remain at odds over border wall funding.(Bloomberg)
The US House of Representatives adjourned Friday without Congress passing a spending deal, assuring a partial government shutdown at midnight as President Donald Trump and lawmakers remain at odds over border wall funding.(Bloomberg)

4 lakh staff will go without pay, 3.8 lakh ‘on leave’ as US shutdown begins

Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 11:20 AM IST
The impasse came after Trump threw a wrench into the works earlier in the week by refusing to agree to a short-term funding deal cut by Democratic and Republican senators because it did not include the USD 5 billion for his border wall.
Most of us mistake flaking of the scalp for dandruff. Flaking is not dandruff. Dandruff is mostly caused by seborrheic dermatitis (a skin condition that causes scaly patches and red skin on the scalp), or scalp psoriasis. In winter, exacerbation of flaking is usually due to dry skin conditions.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Most of us mistake flaking of the scalp for dandruff. Flaking is not dandruff. Dandruff is mostly caused by seborrheic dermatitis (a skin condition that causes scaly patches and red skin on the scalp), or scalp psoriasis. In winter, exacerbation of flaking is usually due to dry skin conditions.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Stop scraping the snowflakes, deal with them: How to deal with dandruff during winters

Hindustan Times | By Abhinav Verma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2018 04:06 PM IST
The colder months mean dandruff and a flaky scalp. So if you’re still scratching your head on how you will manage it this time, look no further.
Chelsea's French midfielder N'Golo Kante heads the ball during the English Premier League football match.(AFP)
Chelsea's French midfielder N'Golo Kante heads the ball during the English Premier League football match.(AFP)

N’Golo Kante signs new 5-year deal at Chelsea

London | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2018 03:34 PM IST
N’Golo Kante signed from Leicester in the summer of 2016, has been an ever-present in the league for Maurizio Sarri’s side this season. Chelsea are third in the table, four points behind leaders Manchester City.
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