Sea ice at record lows at poles: Report

Sea ice at record lows at poles: Report

Washington, Nov 19 : Sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic are at record lows this time of year, the first time since scientists began keeping track, a report revealed.

"It looks like, since the beginning of October, that for the first time we are seeing both the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice running at record low levels," said Walt Meier, a research scientist with the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, who has tracked sea ice data going back to 1979, in the report on Friday.


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India remains a key partner: US

India remains a key partner: US

Washington, Nov 19 : US Department of State spokesperson John Kirby has reiterated that India remains and will remain Washington's key partner and strong bilateral relations will also continue.


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China needs to mend bridges with India or forget CPEC dream

China needs to mend bridges with India or forget CPEC dream

New York [USA], Nov. 19 : China desperately needs the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as it will help in pushing Beijing to the next stage of globalization, but since the project passes through regions claimed by India, China therefore needs to make peace with New Delhi.

A report in Forbes states that Beijing is committed to the USD 46 billion project as it will eventually serve as the express link between Western China, the Middle East, and Africa.


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In Nepal, 'scant progress on justice' as govts fail to deliver on promises: HRW

In Nepal, 'scant progress on justice' as govts fail to deliver on promises: HRW

New York (United States), Nov. 19 : Even 10 years after signing of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA), which brought an end to the civil war started by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) in 1996, successive Nepali governments have failed to deliver on its central human rights promises, noted Human Rights Watch (HRW).

The HRW urged the international community, particularly the United Nations, to press the government to fulfil its pledges as victims wait in vain for information about missing family members and accountability for crimes committed during the war.


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Here's how to keep your home warm this winter by using right furniture

Here's how to keep your home warm this winter by using right furniture

Washington D. C. [USA], Nov. 19 : Keep your house warm and cozy this winter by choosing the right kind of furniture.

Here are some smart tips by Swarup MS, the designer at Furlenco to seek comfort this coming season.

-Recliner: This is perfect for a corner in your house where you can spend hours reading your favorite book or binge-watching TV shows. Go for a classy, sophisticated looking lounger which is made of superlative fabric and suits all weather conditions. You definitely need a plush arm chair that can recline to give you the ultimate comfort level.


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China needs to mend bridges with India or forget CPEC dream

China needs to mend bridges with India or forget CPEC dream

New York [USA], Nov. 19 : China desperately needs the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as it will help in pushing Beijing to the next stage of globalization, but since the project passes through regions claimed by India, China therefore needs to make peace with New Delhi.

A report in Forbes states that Beijing is committed to the USD 46 billion project as it will eventually serve as the express link between Western China, the Middle East, and Africa.


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Nikki Haley has "good discussion" with Trump; speculation of cabinet job

Nikki Haley has "good discussion" with Trump; speculation of cabinet job

New York, Nov 18 : Setting aside their campaign feuds, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley had a "good meeting" here on Thursday amid speculation that she is being considered for the job of secretary of state or other cabinet positions.

"They had a good discussion, and she is very encouraged about the coming administration and the new direction it will bring to Washington," her spokesperson Rob Godfrey said after the meeting.


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US, Japan will maintain 'relationship of trust' under Trump: Shinzo Abe

US, Japan will maintain 'relationship of trust' under Trump: Shinzo Abe

New York [USA], Nov. 18 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the first foreign head to meet US President-elect Donald Trump, has said both nations will be able to maintain a "relationship of trust" during his presidency.

Abe, who met Trump on Thursday for a "very candid discussion", said: "I am very honored to see the President-elect ahead of other world leaders."

"The Japan-US alliance is the axis of Japan's diplomacy and security. The alliance becomes alive only when there is trust between us," the CNN quoted Abe as saying.


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Your curiosity level predicts creativity quotient

Your curiosity level predicts creativity quotient

Washington D.C. [USA], Nov. 18 : According to a recent research published in Personality and Individual Differences journal, people with strong curiosity traits are creative problem-solvers.

The findings contribute to a growing body of evidence suggesting that testing for curiosity traits may be useful for employers, especially those seeking to fill complex jobs, said Jay Hardy, the lead author of the study.


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Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrated at White House

Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrated at White House

Washington [USA], Nov. 18 : Guru Nanak Jayanti was celebrated at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the South Court Auditorium of the White House yesterday.

The celebration, which marked the 548th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, was attended by around 150 members of the Sikh community along with senior officials of the White House.


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UN must do more to send right message: Indian envoy on sanctions against terrorists

UN must do more to send right message: Indian envoy on sanctions against terrorists

New York [USA], Nov. 18 : India's permanent representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin has said the top body needs to ensure strict implementation of sanctions against terrorists and re-establish its authority.

"The United Nations must do more to send the right message. Inconsistent implementation of sanctions on some of these terrorist eats away at the UN's authority and needs to be addressed," said Akbaruddin, while speaking at the UN General Assembly on situation in Afghanistan.


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US urges India, Pak to work bilaterally to reduce tensions

US urges India, Pak to work bilaterally to reduce tensions

Washington, D.C. [United States], Nov. 18 : With the tensions between India and Pakistan at the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) refusing to die down and has resulted in killing of soldiers on both sides, the United States (U.S.) has urged both India and Pakistan "to work bilaterally to try to reduce tensions".


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Trump offers high-profile national security advisor job to Flynn

Trump offers high-profile national security advisor job to Flynn

Washington D. C. [United States], Nov. 18 : United States (U. S.) president-elect Donald Trump has reportedly offered the role of national security advisor to Army retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn; however, it was not immediately clear whether Flynn accepted.

Flynn, 57, who was a top adviser and high-profile surrogate to Trump during his campaign, enjoys tremendous access and credibility with Trump, especially because he's had several tours of duty on the battlefield.


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Indian-American Haley under consideration for secy of state, to meet Trump today

Indian-American Haley under consideration for secy of state, to meet Trump today

Washington D.C. [U.S.], Nov. 17 : South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, an Indian-American, is under consideration by president-elect Donald Trump for secretary of state, and other cabinet positions, despite she spent most of the election season criticising Trump.


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Trump administration will act tough on Pakistan's terror supporting policies

Trump administration will act tough on Pakistan's terror supporting policies

Washington D C [United States], Nov. 17 : The incoming administration of president-elect Donald Trump is expected to adopt a tough stance with Pakistan insofar as its links with terrorism are concerned.


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