As part of India’s bid to reach out to the new dispensation in Nepal, India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held a meeting with visiting Nepalese Industry, Commerce and Supplies Minister Matrika Yadav and discussed ways to take forward bilateral trade and the developmental aid partnership.
Mount Everest, once negatively recognised as “world’s highest junkyard” is set to become cleaner as 30,000 porters have been mobilised for waste collection and disposal from the mountain’s southern side.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was questioned yesterday by police investigating whether late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi helped finance his 2007 election campaign. An official in the French judiciary said Sarkozy, 63, was held in custody in Nanterre, west of Paris.
Human rights organisations have called for the prosecution of human rights abusers during Haiti’s brutal Duvalier dictatorship, saying that time was running out to bring them to justice.
An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, police said on Monday, marking the first fatality involving an autonomous vehicle and a potential blow to the technology expected to transform transportation.
A 17-year-old student armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded a female classmate at a Maryland high school yesterday, officials said, in an outburst of violence just days before a student-organised nationwide march for gun control.