Tata Group may buy Air India

The Tata Group in partnership with Singapore Airlines may be looking at buying India’s national carrier Air India from the government, business news channel ET Now reported on Wednesday citing sources. If the deal comes through, it would be a homecoming of sorts for Air India, which was originally owned by the Tata Group before […]

Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman elevated to Crown Prince

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman made his son his successor on Wednesday, removing his nephew as crown prince and giving the 31-year old almost unprecedented powers+ as the world’s leading oil exporter implements transformational reforms. A royal decree appointed Mohammed bin Salman crown prince and deputy prime minister. He retains defence, oil and other portfolios. It […]

Six killed as Grenfell Tower engulfed

At least six people have died after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London 24-storey tower block, and police expect that number to rise. Eyewitnesses described people trapped in the burning Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington, screaming for help and yelling for their children to be saved. Firefighters, who rescued many […]

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India opens longest bridge on China border

India has inaugurated a 9.15km (5.68-mile) bridge over the Lohit river, easily its longest ever, which connects the disputed state of Arunachal Pradesh with the north-eastern state of Assam. China claims Arunachal Pradesh as its own, and refers to it as “southern Tibet”. Beijing recently strongly objected to India’s decision to allow Tibetan spiritual leader […]

Gunmen kill 26 in attack on Christians in Egypt

Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing more than 20 people and wounding dozens, according to state media. The bus came under fire on Friday while travelling on the road to the St. Samuel Monastery in the Minya province, about 220km south of the capital, Cairo, health officials said. The interior […]