Japanese grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo

Tokyo, Jan. 16 -- Grand champion Kisenosato, the only Japanese wrestler at sumo's highest rank, has decided to retire after three straight losses at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament. Kisenosato nee... Read More

Japan's Kyocera To Buy Certain Assets From Renovis Surgical; Terms Not Disclosed

India, Jan. 16 -- Kyocera Corp. (KYO), a Japanese manufacturer of medical products, announced Wednesday that its U.S. unit Kyocera International, Inc., has finalized an agreement to buy certain assets... Read More

After SC stops coal transport, Meghalaya CM says government to appeal

India, Jan. 16 -- Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that various procedures have been implemented since the Supreme Court last extended the time period to transport coal up to January 31 and... Read More

Shutdown hits home, Trump buys burgers

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- As they ambled into the room, members of the championship team whooped at the sight of burgers piled high on a table for their celebratory reception at the White House. There wa... Read More

Raj Shah steps down from White House job

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- Raj Shah, the first Indian American to take the lectern in the White House media room as spokesperson, has left the job to join a lobbying firm. "I'm excited to join Brian, Jam... Read More

'White House backs Indra Nooyi for World Bank chief'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The White House is reportedly considering Indra Nooyi, the Indian-American former CEO of Pepsi, as the president of World Bank to succeed Jim Yong Kim, who will step down in Feb... Read More

Construction of Port City Project to begin

Sri Lanka, Jan. 16 -- The reclamation of the Colombo International Financial City has been completed, the Megapolis and Western Province Development Ministry sources said.While land reclamation has be... Read More

Iran satellite fails to reach orbit in US-criticized launch

Tehran, Jan. 16 -- An Iranian satellite-carrying rocket blasted off into space Tuesday, but scientists failed to put the device into orbit in a launch criticized by the United States as helping the Is... Read More


UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 16 -- Commending India for being a very important player in the multilateral system, UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa has said the country is a "leading force... Read More

Pregnant Tulip wheeled into parliament for Brexit vote

Dhaka, Jan. 16 -- Heavily pregnant British Labour MP Tulip Siddiq, a niece of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was pictured in a wheelchair after she postponed the date of a caesarean section ... Read More